Covid-19 protocols in force. Please contact 01767 681100 for information on dental services


Sandy DentalCare

(Established 1991)

We are a BDA Good Practice member for the last 14 years, always aspiring to achieve high standards of care for our patients. In November 2015, Sandy DentalCare won the Dental Protection Best Practice of the Year award, a nationally recognised award. Since the practice opened in 1991 by the current owner (the principal dentist),  it has continued to develop through investment in training and technology.

We have a choice of several dentists,  all registered professionals offering a wide range of routine day to day dentistry you would expect from a General Dental Practitioner. Many of our dentists work as self-employed Associates, and whose clinical hours are variable. As an approved practice for Dental Foundation Training, there are also two Foundation Dentists who provide dental care for patients.

The dentists are supported by a team of Receptionists, Dental Nurses and Managers. Many of the staff are very experienced and have been long-serving members of our organisation offering stability, and there are some relatively new members of the group who bring in new ideas.

Our premises are, located on the Market Square, have very accessible services, due to the four surgeries on the ground floor alone. Please ask for assistance while entering the premises if you require facilities such as the use of a portable ramp. Refer to the 'Contact Us' page for more information on how to get in touch with us, to make us aware of your specific needs for when you visit us.

We, the whole team of Sandy DentalCare, are at your service, striving to work hard to provide you with best available advice and treatment you may require for better health. Most treatments are completed within the practice, and on occasions, NHS or private referral services are options for patients.

Our dentists

Principal Dentist

Mr Uday Patel BDS (London 1986) LDS RCS (Eng 1986) MJDF PG Cert Dent Ed MA Dental Law
GDC 61292
Miss Helen Kefford BDS  (Bristol 1998) MFGDP (UK) PG Cert Dent Ed
GDC 74313


Miss Heidi Cheung BSc (Hons) BDS (Bristol 2005) MJDF PG Cert Dent Ed
GDC 85760


Mrs Helen Eldret BDS (Sheffield 2004) PG Cert Rest Dent
GDC 83889


Mr Dipesh Thakrar BDS (Liverpool 2008) MFDS RCS Ed
GDC 149828


Miss Clare Fensome BDS (London 2010)
GDC 194127


Miss Aarti Patel BDS (London 2016) MFDS RCS Ed
GDC 265373
Mr Syed Ali BDS University of Sheffield 2020
GDC 284242


Miss Rabab Ahmad BDS University of Aberdeen 2020
GDC 289463

We strictly follow the guidelines of the CQC. Click below to see our most recent report.


Our practice is dedicated to providing NHS services in line with regulations. There is useful information on our website about NHS  care and treatment. Patients may also visit

Our dentists do provide private dentistry alternatives, cosmetic treatment options and referral services such as for dental implants


The practice promotes the General Dental Council's  standards for the dental team. We believe in high standards of care, and this we aim to achieve through supporting education, and developing the team. Visit



We are a British Dental Association (BDA) good practice member, and we are committed to making sure that we strictly follow their guidelines. Our work involves the implementation of policies and protocols, and be reassured that we do carry out checks enabling improvements where needed. Visit

Nervous about going to the dentist?

Many patient are anxious about dentistry. We always try to ensure that our patients are as comfortable as possible and that we aim for patients to have a pleasant experience. If you have any questions about the care you will receive, or what is going to happen at your appointment, then don't hesitate to either call us or come into the practice to speak to our team personally.

Currently operating (covid-19 restrictions)

via telephone/email contact (please do not travel)

Monday           08:00 - 13:00       14:00 - 17:00

Tuesday           08:00 - 13:00       14:00 - 17:00

Wednesday     08:00 - 13:00       14:00 - 17:00

Thursday         08:00 - 13:00       14:00 - 17:00

Friday               08:00 - 14:00

We offer private dentistry on Wednesday evenings until 8pm and selected Saturday mornings, both by prior appointments only.

We are closed outside the above hours and on bank holidays.

Outside our NHS contracted hours, for dental / medical emergencies, call 111 for the NHS out-of-hours service