Caterham Dental Care’s philosophy has always been to provide quality dental care with a wide range of treatment options to patients of all ages and backgrounds. Since taking over the practice in 2008, I, Dr. Shilane Patel, have continued my commitment in developing the practice and training staff to keep up with the ever changing guidelines and regulations within dentistry.

I wish to continue improving the level of care I provide my patients and offer more time and options. As further NHS reforms are planned and potential compromises in the delivery of care may be involved, I have taken the decision to introduce alternative options for patients to consider and continue under my care.

For the majority, I am recommending joining Denplan (click here for further details) as this will provide an affordable way to maintain their dental health. However some patients may prefer to remain as a private patient on a ‘pay as you go’ basis (private fee list can be seen under our fee section or by visiting us in the practice).
If you wish to continue your dental care on an NHS basis, then this will be possible with one of the other dentists at the practice.

Patients I currently care for with their own existing Dental insurance through work or taken out privately, may continue to use this and claim back costs in the usual way. Alternatively, patients are welcome to change over to Denplan to receive the additional benefits associated.