Durham City Smiles (DCS) is a private dental practice, we opened at our present location in Durham in August 2010 although Graeme has worked as a dentist in Durham since qualifying in 1985.
The old St Margaret’s Hospital site was bought by Graeme Dentith and Mike Steadman to set up a state of the art cosmetic dental practice, and Mike is now Practice Owner of the specialist Orthodontic Practice next door.
Visiting The Practice
One main aim is to make our patients feel comfortable and at ease when visiting the Practice, our welcoming front of house team always make every effort to ensure that your visit is as relaxed and pleasant as possible. We have disabled access, disabled toilets and have a portable Induction Loop system for patients who have hearing difficulties. We are a family friendly dental practice and provide toys and books to keep our younger patients entertained, there is also plenty of space in our waiting room for buggies.
We have created a very comfortable lounge area, equipped with a water-cooler and plenty of contemporary magazines for you to browse through.Our waiting room screen gives information on some of the different treatments we provide and details about our practice, together with short up to date news and media clips.We also have a lovely secluded outdoor decked courtyard where you, family and friends can relax – if the weather permits of course!
Why not pay us a visit, we’re very proud of what we do and we’d be more than happy to show you around and introduce you to the team.
State Of The Art Facilities
Our patients benefit from our fully-refurbished Practice with state of the art equipment in all three surgeries, and decontamination room. We continue to regularly invest in new equipment, staying at the forefront of modern dentistry, to ensure that our patients always benefit from the latest techniques.
One of our investments is the revolutionary VelScope, a fantastic device that can help in the early detection of oral cancer, one of only a few available in the North East. Our fantastic BioLase (dental soft tissue laser) minimises the need for a scalpel in certain surgical procedures.
We try our very best to keep appointment times, and very rarely run late, but if we do, it’s usually because of an emergency, and we will inform you of any delay so that you can plan or re-book accordingly.
Our Staff and Accreditations
All of our Clinical Staff are registered with the General Dental Council, carrying full Indemnity Insurance, and in 2012 the Practice passed it’s Care Quality Commission Inspection with flying colours.
Durham City Smiles is also accredited under the Denplan Excel Scheme.