St James’ Dental, a key part of the local community, was originally formed in the late 1970s, when the local health authority asked a Cirencester dentist to open a practice in Quedgeley, a growing suburb of Gloucester.
Originally known as The Hollygrove Dental Practice, development was slow and unremarkable and the practice was eventually sold in the 1980s. The new dentist was unsettled and wanted to pursue a career in academic dentistry, which is how David Mathewson (our current practice principal) came to buy the practice in April 1985. The practice grew quickly, with a second dentist arriving in 1989 and, on 5 February 1990, moved to new purpose-built premises on the present civic centre site at St James’, in the heart of Quedgeley. Since opening, the practice has expanded steadily to meet the dental care needs of a growing local population and continues to-day to keep pace with housing developments in this popular Gloucester suburb.
In April 2006, the government introduced a new NHS dental contract. Unfortunately, with the same number of patients and a greatly reduced NHS budget, St James’ Dental, like many other practices, was unable to offer its established standards of quality treatment. Regrettably, we had no option but to stop providing NHS care for adults.
Choosing the right dental practice is crucial when caring for your dental health and your smile. You and your family need a practice that helps you feel comfortable and at ease, knowing you’re in safe hands and being kept fully informed at all times. And, because St James’ Dental is a modern, progressive practice, you know our surgeries have the latest equipment and the use of disposable products and instruments where possible, dedicated staff monitoring the sterilisation of all other instruments ensures the safest possible health care environment. The first time you visit us, your dentist will make a full assessment of your current medical and oral health. Then, together, you’ll decide on the best prevention and treatment options for you.
We decided to concentrate on providing what we believe are among the highest standards of private and dental care plan dentistry in Gloucester.
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