Welcome to Watford Dental Practice

A warm welcome to new dental patients at Watford Dental Practice.

We have currently reached our maximum quota with NHS dental patients and will accept new patients whenever spaces become available. We accept all new dental patients for private dental care.

Whether you’re looking for a dental check-up, need restorative work like a filling or a crown or you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry like teeth whitening or dental bonding, we can help.

We welcome patients from Watford and throughout Hertfordshire including Bushey, Chandler’s Cross, Moor Park and Rickmansworth. Whether NHS or private dental services, patients know that they are getting high quality dental care from a friendly and professional team when they come to Watford Dental Practice.

Some of our more popular dental services include:

  • General dentistry
  • Dental hygiene
  • Children’s dentistry
  • Teeth straightening


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What happens at your first dental appointment in Watford?

We usually meet new dental patients when they arrive for their first dental check-up with us.

At this stage, we will take some information from you which allows us to find out more about your general health and your oral health.

When you meet your dentist for the first time they will conduct a thorough check of your mouth, inspecting your teeth, bite and gums. We will also talk through any problems or concerns that you might have with your teeth.

We may take x-rays at this time of your teeth and gums, and this gives us a better understanding about your oral health.

If there’s any further treatment that your dentist recommends, or any treatment that you are interested in, you can discuss this during your first meeting too.

Based on what your dentist has recommended, you can then book in for any other treatment, or arrange your next dental check-up, which will usually be in 6 or 12-months’ time.

Benefits of regular dental check-ups in Watford

You should see your dentist and hygienist once or twice a year according to your dentist’s recommendations.

Patients from Moor Park, Chandler’s Cross, Watford, Rickmansworth, Bushey, and Hertfordshire benefit from regular dental check-ups because:


  • We can ensure an effective preventative approach to dentistry with regular dental check-ups. If any issues arise with your oral health, we can diagnose and treat problems early on and avoid potentially costly complications later
  • Regular dental check-ups mean we can keep an eye on dental plaque. Plaque can only be removed by a professional dentist or hygienist and failure to do so can lead to tooth decay and gum disease
  • With a regular dental check-up, you can ensure a healthy and beautiful smile
  • Dental check-ups can help protect your general health as well as your oral health. The two are closely linked so in promoting your oral health, you’re less likely to run a risk of developing diseases such as oral cancer, heart disease and diabetes

FAQ's for New Patients

How long do dental check-ups take?

On average, a dental check-up should take about 20 minutes. Your first dental check-up may take a little longer as we go through some of your oral and general health history. Some dental check-ups may take longer if an issue or concern is raised.

How do NHS dental services and private dental services differ?

NHS dental services will offer a reduced rate for those dental services which are necessary to the health of your teeth. This includes services such as dental check-ups, fillings, crowns or dentures. NHS dental services will not cover any cosmetic dentistry which improves the appearance of your teeth like teeth whitening, veneers or bonding. You will only be able to receive cosmetic dentistry privately.

What can I do to protect my teeth against plaque between dental check-up appointments?

You can maintain a good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day using a toothpaste that contains fluoride. You should floss your teeth once a day to make sure there is no plaque forming between your teeth.

You should not smoke as this is the worst factor for developing gum disease – plus it stains your teeth and makes your breath smell.

Avoid consuming too much sugar especially with fizzy drinks as this can cause cavities in your teeth.

Our Reviews

Richard K.
Rani and her assistant very kind and very professionalThank youRichard Kent
Vivek M.
The appointment is required to see a dentist. Overall, you are looked after from the beginning to end. Until you get the bill 😃
Very impressed....very professional...very modern clean environment.... dentist was excellent...will stay with practice...
R Hirani is an excellent dentist who makes me feel at ease….I would highly recommend her and this dental practice
This practice and the staff were a complete life saver! I was suffering from impacted wisdom tooth pain, and unable to get an appointment at my usual dentist any sooner than 5 days time. I was referred here by NHS 111, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The receptionist was lovely, very empathetic and was able to get me an emergency appointment two hours later. My appointment was with Mr. Aftab Hussain, and he was superb! Diagnosed the issue speedily, provided me with the treatment, discussed preventative measures and how the issue would be treated if it occured again, and made me laugh. Excellent all around! Thank you so much!
lillianne B.
had a wonderful experience with watford dental all pleasantly delightful and friendly. Made me feel so at ease as I am a nervous patient and guided me through all my treatment in such detail. Reception team were lovely. Spoke with the manager too who was a delight and very helpful, when i needed a refund for cancellation of a hygiene, as I was moving out of the area she explained in such detail of how the process worked. Thank you to everyone at watford dental.
Asha P.
Been a patient of Watford Dental since I was a child. Dr Abhay Shah is just incredible. So patient, reassuring and brilliant. Wouldn’t go anywhere else. 5 stars
Krishan P.
Fantastic practice. Wonderfully clean and professional environment. Team from reception to dentists and nurses are friendly, welcoming and know how to put your mind at ease. Thank you!
I am very happy with my dentist Mr Patel Manish ,
Albert S.
After experiencing serious toothache for days the receptionist was more than helpful and happy to try and get me a same-day emergency appointment can't speak highly enough
Nishma S.
Had a really nice experience today at Watford Dental Practice. I am always anxious to visit the dentist and I was on this occasion too. However from the moment I was called in I was made to feel relaxed. The dentist explained everything to me and made sure I understood what was going on. The dentist was very gentle and I can honestly say the whole appointment was much better than I anticipated. I have recently changed to this dental practice and whole heartedly recommend them.
Kirsty P.
Always a wonderful experience with Watford dental practice. The receptionist staff are always helpful and friendly. I’ve just finished Invisalign treatment with Roshni who has been incredible. I’ll almost be sad to not be going back aside from for check ups! Very happy with everything from start to finish and would always recommend.
letitia J.
Visiting Watford Dental practice was a great experience for me and my sister, we travelled 2hours to been seen at this dentist and it did not disappoint.I was called in early for my appointment as I arrived early. To my delight the staff were very pleasant and helpful.I had a fantastic clean and check up and some brilliant advice was given. Sapphire and Roshni were particularly helpful and I would like to thank them for their amazing service.
Sushila S.
Excellent service from Priya and her team at Watford Dental Practice.
Willow H.
Feel so lucky to have this as my local dentist. The staff there are always so lovely and helpful. A special thank you to Roshni who is always such a joy to see and is so attentive, professional and caring!
I’ve been coming to this Practice for over 20 years and have had the same Dentist all this time Mr Shah is fantastic always puts me at ease due to my health there has been times I’ve had to cancel at the last minute once the receptionist has spoken to Mr Shah who is very understanding a new appointment is made so I’m sure they don’t strike you off for medical reasons more like not turning up without an explanation I would always recommend this practice and of course Mr Shah
Céline F.
I would highly recommend Watford Dental Practice. I have seen most of the dentists here and they are all amazing and all go out of their way to make sure you get the best care possible. I would like to especially thank Aftab and Zara who have both recently done treatment on my teeth. You cannot tell that my teeth have been restored they all look completely natural and white.Aftab and Zara were able to fit me in quickly at fairly short notice so that I could start my ortho treatment. Thanks for always being amazing 🙂
Kennan N.
I can only say that this was absolutely fantastic. The surgeon Zara was great and very gentle with my sensitive teeth and gums. Very easy to get an appointment and did not have to wait upon arrival.
Rabah D.
Excellent customer services, and good Dr 👍 experience,,,I'm highly recommend this practice.
Shahzad S.
A great practice to be associated with. Genuinely care about you and go out of the way to arrange consultations where necessary by the most appropriate doctor in the field . Special mention to Dr Roshni Hirani and Adrian Mullish .Cannot thank you both enough !
Jay R.
Roshni, Alisha and Nikki have been nothing but amazing with the treatment of my wisdom tooth managed to give great advice to ease the pain while I await for it to be removed, all this while keeping the cost to a minimum. Highly recommend and couldn't stress to get yourself booked in to see these absolute legends
adrian I.
dantastic service here today loverly staff best dentists going thank you to all loverly staff
michael S.
Been going there for a few months now, and I cannot recommend it highly.My,dentist, Roshhni,was amazing and so highly recommended 👌👏🙌😍They are a busy practice, but it's worth the Wait.
Joe M.
The experience I had here today was fantastic! My appointment was with Zara and she is first class. As soon as I arrived I felt incredibly comfortable and like I was being looked after by a true professional. Zara’s knowledge, passion and interpersonal skills truly make her one of the best in her field. I couldn’t recommend her enough. I left with a big smile on my face and that’s how you should feel after the dentist. Ready to show of those teeth 😀
Barbara M.
I highly recommend this practice. It was my first choice when I moved to Watford as it came recommended from friends, and they have not let me down. I’ve been a patient for over 2 years and they have never failed to see me when needed. I recently had a crown fit, by Zara, who is an incredible dentist and a credit to the practice. The reception team have always been efficient and polite too!
Candice D.
I wouldn't go anywhere else than seeing Zara at this dental practice. She and the team were very professional, I felt that I was in good hands. Zara was very gentle and kind to me, explaining what was going on. Having a phobia of dentists and not returning to one in over 10 years I will quite happily return to see her again and not avoid a visit for another decade
Jean-michel R.
Watford dental practice have been our family dentist since it started. The service i get everytime I attend is second to none both from the customer facing staff to the clinical staff. Even with the very difficult challenges they face with Covid-19 protocols, We have always been dealt with professionally so I can only commend them to any prospective clients.
Deborah W.
I have been at dentist many years I've had many teeth problems all the staff are so nice.im always luckey to get appointment. Receptionist her name is Carole.. fill like I've known her for ever so so helpful such a kind manner. She is so right for that job she takes my pain away talking to her.my daughter comes to dentist to she is so happy there I must say thank you Carole
Nicholas H.
Watford Dental Practice have always provided a very good service
Stuart B.
Absolutely fantastic treatment at Watford dental practice, suffer with very bad anxiety and was treated fantastically by the dentist and reception team. Will be recommending them to my friends.Massive thank you to all at Watford Dental Service especially Carol and all the reception team for making me feel so welcome and settled. Will definitely be back keep up the great work. 👍👍👍👍👍
Nabil I.
Amazing sevice all the staff are very welcoming and nice