High Street, Rickmansworth, Herts. WD3 1AN
to Thursday 8.30am-5.00pm
9.00am-1.00pm ( One per month. Please contact surgery for further information)
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Even though I wasn't able to see patients face-to-face for several weeks,
from the above video you can see that I was able to keep my skills up
We are open again, no more working from home, please click on the above
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Welcome to The Rickmansworth Dental Centre. This site is designed to give
you some information about us. The Dental Centre is based in a converted
18th century house, where we aim to provide a personal service in pleasant
surroundings, maintaining the highest clinical and ethical standards.
The principal dentist is Adam Deitsch, who qualified from Liverpool University
in 1990. His General Dental
Council registration number is 65508.
Since then he has worked full-time in general practice, building a reputation
for high-quality family dentistry, provided in a friendly and caring atmosphere.
Adam regularly attends courses and seminars to ensure that he is providing
the best care for his patients.
At the Dental Centre we have two dental hygienists, Alicia and Asma. Hygienists
are specially trained to carry out scaling and polishing of the teeth.
They are also expert at teaching you how to look after your teeth and
gums. Please Click here for further information
on visiting the hygienist.
Our focus is on 'preventive dentistry' - seeing you regularly, giving
you help and advice in looking after your teeth and gums, reducing the
need for dental treatment. It is important to start dental visits at an
early age so that visiting the dentist becomes a normal and pleasant part
of a child's life. However, remember it is never too late to benefit from
On your first visit we will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums and surrounding
oral tissues. We will take time to discuss any problems you're having
as well as listening to your concerns.
If any treatment is necessary, we'll go through all the options with you,
and then decide on a treatment plan that you're happy with. For certain
work, such as orthodontics (tooth straightening) we may refer you to colleagues
who have specialist skills.
You will be asked to complete a medical history questionnaire and, as
we are a fully computerised practice, certain information will be entered
in our database. Please rest assured that all information is strictly
confidential and protected under the Data Protection Act.
At the Rickmansworth Dental Centre we realise how important a healthy
attractive smile is, and how it can affect the way you look and feel.
If you are unhappy with any aspect of your teeth, no matter how trivial
it may seem, please let us know. Nowadays, you'll be surprised by how
quickly and painlessly most dental problems can be solved.
It is quite understandable to be nervous of dental treatment. If you are
anxious please let us know. Dr. Deitsch has training in treating nervous
patients and can make your visit as relaxing and pleasant as possible.
We follow all recommended guidelines on the control of cross infection.
We provide a full range of NHS treatment. However, there are some treatments
(mainly cosmetic) which are not available under the NHS and which you
may choose to have done privately. You may also wish to have some treatments
provided privately as an alternative to NHS treatment, or to be seen on
a completely private basis. We are happy to discuss these options with
here for further information.
After your initial consultation we will give you an estimate and explanation
of the costs involved. Some NHS patients are entitled to either full or
partial exemption from charges. The receptionist will give you further
here for details on NHS Dental charges.
here for our Private Fee Scale.
If you are in pain during surgery hours, please telephone and every effort
will be made to see you as soon as possible.
If you are having severe problems outside surgery hours, telephone our
emergency number as given on the surgery answer machine recording. If
you need to see a dentist and no-one at this practice is available, we
have arranged for the emergency cover to be provided by a colleague in
here for further information on emergency dental treatment.
If you have to cancel an appointment please try to give us at least 24
hours notice. We may have to make a charge for missed appointments or
late cancellations. This allows us to keep our fees at a reasonable level.
We always try to see patients at the appointed time. If you are kept waiting
there is normally a good reason. Please be patient.
The Rickmansworth Dental Centre complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 to keep your information as safe and confidential as possible.
Please click here for our practice Data Protection Policy
If you have any complaints or suggestions about the service that we provide,
please let us know.
Please click here for a copy of our practice Complaints Policy
more information please phone us on 01923 777450
or click here to e-mail
Please note that
we endeavour to reply to emails as soon as possible, but you will obtain
a quicker response by phoning The Practice.