Why Watford Dental

Our practice

We aim to make you and your family as comfortable as possible during your visits. At your first visit, we will discuss your medical history and conduct a thorough examination which may include necessary X-rays. We want you to tell us how you feel about your teeth and gums and what concerns you have regarding them. We will then be happy to explain any treatment required. It may be necessary to make further appointments which will allow us sufficient time to complete you treatment.

Following the initial examination we will be able to give you an estimate of costs.

We fully appreciate any possible apprehension you may have concerning treatment and will do our best to reassure you. You can be confident that you will receive the best care from our highly trained team in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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We invite you to ask us any questions regarding your general health, appearance, treatment and costs.


It is the policy of our practice to preserve your natural teeth by preventing the disease processes in teeth and gums. We have a first class preventive care programme which helps us accomplish this.

We are able to offer you a comprehensive range of treatment from which you will benefit for life. In carrying out the treatment, we utilise the latest materials available to ensure pain free dentistry.

We encourage children to visit us from an early age with a view to avoiding possible tooth decay. They may benefit from our paint-on fissure sealants and other types of preventive treatment.

White fillings are just one of the applications we can use to improve your appearance. Our modern technology means that everyone can enjoy the confidence that comes from having attractive teeth.

X-rays that are necessary in the diagnosis of tooth and gum disease are taken in this practice. These can determine the presence of hidden decay, the condition of deep fillings, impacted teeth and many other problems.

Ongoing Care

The importance of regular visits cannot be overstressed, they help us to help you retain your natural teeth and give you a healthy smile for life.

If your child has crowded or protruding teeth, we will be happy to refer you to an orthodontist for specialist treatment if necessary.

We advise you on all aspects of dental care.

Whatever your treatment, the highest standards of instrument sterilisation and hygiene are always employed to avoid the possibility of cross infection.

In case of emergency you will always be able to contact us.

If there is anything that you would like to have explained, including any of the points covered on this page, please ask.

What we offer

Currently we are seeing new patients under the NHS for emergencies only.

Same day Emergency Service
Watch TV while having your treatment
NHS and affordable private treatment available
Fully computerised with digital X-Rays and photographic equipment

Opening Hours

Mon – Thurs 09:00 to 18:00
Friday* 09.00 to 17:00
Saturday** 09:00 to 14:00

We are CQC (Care Quality Commission) compliant – See our inspection report here

Charter on Patient Safety

Our practice has a safety culture which means that patient safety is at the forefront of everyone’s minds not only when delivering healthcare but also when setting objectives, developing procedures, purchasing new products and equipment. It is also a culture that is open and fair, where team members can discuss the challenges they face at work for the best interests of our patients. For patient safety we:


  • Follow the latest infection prevention guidelines including those from NHS England
  • Use dental instruments that are single use, single patient use or are sterilised after each patient use
  • Decontaminate work areas including the dental chair, hand held equipment and cupboard handles, in between patients
  • Maintain a high standard of personal hygiene including clinical clothing and the restricted wearing of jewellery
  • Monitor practice water for quality. Dental unit waterlines are disinfected and kept clear
  • Handle waste according to current regulations and dispose of it with appropriate carriers
  • Take expert advice if a team member may have a blood borne infection. The team member will have an occupational health examination and follow professional advice on their role in treating patients

Mr Abhay Shah

Principal Dentist

All our team members are trained in safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and follow the practice safeguarding procedures, which are regularly monitored and reviewed.

As a member of CODE, the practice is kept up to date with the latest guidelines, good practice and regulations. We run a continuous improvement programme called iComply.

As the Practice Owner, I have overall responsibility for the practice. Our practice manager, Miss V Vojtek and I lead and support the team through regular meetings, staff training, personal development and regular appraisals.

We always welcome questions, comments and suggestions from patients and the team. Please contact Miss V Vojtek if we can help you in any way.