Important Covid-19 information

To all our practice patients and visitors
We’re aware of the lifting of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions from 19 July 2021. But we still need to act cautiously to stop the spread of the virus. The delta variant is more transmissible, and people visiting this practice may be contagious without knowing it. Many people are still not yet fully vaccinated, so cutting virus transmission is still important. Health premises are a higher risk environment and we need to maintain some control measures to keep everyone safe. So we are asking everyone visiting our practice to wear a face mask, unless you’re exempt, maintain social distancing and use hand gel or wash your hands.

We are currently providing care for our Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland patients at the following clinics:

WESTCOTES DENTAL CLINIC
THE DENTAL CLINIC
LOUGHBOROUGH DENTAL CLINIC
MELTON DENTAL CLINIC

In order to comply with strict infection control practices, appointments are allocated to each clinic on the basis of the type of care to be provided rather than patient location.

To enquire about a referral please contact the referral team on 0116 295 7161 or 0333 207 9953

Attendance to a clinic is by an appointment only to enable us to ensure adequate social distancing and patient safety.

We are currently re-establishing services and prioritizing the most urgent care first. We will contact patients as and when we are able to see them, but please call us on the telephone number above if you have an urgent dental problem.

When you attend for an appointment you will be advised to remain in your car until a member of staff calls you back to ask you to come into the department. You will be asked to wear a fluid resistant face mask and to apply sanitizer to your hands before you come into the clinic.

All patients will have had a telephone consultation with a clinician before their appointment and the exact nature of the treatment to be provided will be agreed during that call. It is important that you let us know during this call if you or anybody in your household has had symptoms of COVID 19. The presence of symptoms will not prevent you from accessing urgent care, but we will need to put suitable arrangements in place to minimise the risk of transmission.

To minimise personal contact, we ask that patients do not bring any non-essential items into the clinic, and that they are unaccompanied unless they require the help of a carer or parent to attend. If you pay for your treatment, we will ask you to do this over the phone.

The clinic

Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray Dental Clinic
Melton Mowbray Hospital
Dee Close, Melton Mowbray
LE13 1SJ

Opening times

Monday8.30am – 5.00pm
Tuesday8.30am – 5.00pm
Wednesday8.30am – 5.00pm
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Parking

Parking

For details on parking please contact the clinic.

Our services

Additional Needs

We know that some patients can have difficulties in accessing dental care. We’re here to give high quality treatment and a caring, understanding approach to children and adults with additional needs.

What services do you offer?

We are experienced in treating patients with a wide range of additional needs, supporting them and their families and carers through dental treatment.

We have ground floor clinics that are accessible to wheelchair users.  Some of our clinics have wheelchair recliners, hoists and bariatric dental chairs.

We provide a caring, understanding environment for patients with learning disabilities.

We build long-term relationships with our patients. We pride ourselves on our good communication with hospital services, social services, specialist learning disability services and special schools.

We provide dental care with:

  • Behaviour management techniques
  • Inhalation sedation
  • Intravenous sedation
  • General anaesthesia

Do you accept referrals?

We are a referral only service.

Dental Anxiety

Patients with very severe dental anxiety may be referred in to our services. Fear of dental treatment is common and can stop someone from seeking dental care.

If you have a low level of anxiety some simple methods work such as building a rapport with your dentist and feeling that you are being listened to. You may find that it helps to have a stop signal which you can use to let the dentist know when you would like to take a break, or distraction with music through headphones which can be brought in.

Relaxation techniques can work very well and your dentist will be able to help you with these.

If you have a much higher level of anxiety and this is preventing treatment your dentist may refer you to our services.

 

General Anaesthetic

For some patients, because of their age or special needs, they are unable to undergo routine dental care such as extractions or fillings in the usual way and they may need to have a general anaesthetic to receive their dental care.

If your dentist believes this is the best option for you, they will refer you to our services. Following this we will offer you an assessment appointment.

Assessment

At your first appointment with us you will be seen by a dentist who will assess your dental needs. You will be asked to provide information about your general health, including any medications you take and you will also be asked whether you pay for NHS dental treatment.

An assessment appointment usually takes between 20 and 40 minutes. After the dentist has checked your mouth and teeth, they will talk to you about any treatment needed. If treatment is needed the dentist will discuss the options available to you which may include treatment under local anaesthetic (numbing the mouth), treatment with sedation or treatment under general anaesthesia.

General Anaesthesia Treatment

Treatment will only be carried out in agreement with you and in a way that you are happy with. If you require dental treatment under general anaesthesia, the dentist will book you an appointment and give you instructions on what to do before that appointment, on the day of appointment and after your treatment. All your dental treatment will usually be done in one appointment under general anaesthesia.

Bariatric Services

We have clinics in all our services that can accommodate patients who require bariatric facilities.

If you find a standard dentist chair uncomfortable, please contact us to find out more.

Sedation

We sometimes provide treatment using inhalation or intravenous sedation for patients referred in to our services. We will discuss if this is appropriate and the options available with you during an appointment.