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Whether you are new to the Dorking area and searching for a highly regarded dental practice; if you're in need of a second opinion; or perhaps you're looking for a dentist who better understands your needs - whatever your situation, we are delighted to welcome you to our family friendly Dorking Dental Practice.

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Emergency Dentist

We offer same day emergency dental treatment with Dr Downey. We can usually see new and existing patients the same day for emergency dental treatment.

Please call (01306) 887764 to book now.

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Dorking Dentist

Dorking, Surrey Dentists

Dorking Dentist Dr James Downey BDS Lon, along with the dental team have been established in Dorking and serving patients since 1993. Our reputation has been built by always being able to offer our patients a caring, gentle, honest and professional dental service.

Our patients visit us in the knowledge that we are here to listen and advise, as a result they feel well informed. We ensure our patients understand what treatment is required and what appointments may be necessary. Our honest approach means our patients appreciate all their different options and our transparent pricing policy enables patients to understand the costs involved before commencing any treatment.

If you wish to find out more about what we can offer you, whether it be because you; have recently moved to the Dorking area, have been meaning to change dentist for a while, wish to see the hygienist only, need a dental second opinion, are interested in teeth whitening, are curious about dental implants or it's just you've not been for a while; please call or email us and one of our friendly, knowledgeable dental team will be very happy to discuss your dental needs.

Ratings & Reviews

Dr. Downey and Dr. Bhargava are incredibly patient and friendly, however, not only this but everyone on the team is equally so. Should you find yourself in need of a dentist this is the place to go...


Treated exceptionally well when I approached them for a second opinion. I was seen the same day and they were able to help me find a solution to a long running infection the following day. Everyone was friendly and helpful, I am extremely grateful!


My treatment was excellent. I appreciated the advice given to me and the time spared to answer my questions. The whole atmosphere is calming and reassuring.


Our whole family continue to be clients and have been for over 20 years. It is also good to know that any dental emergency is attended to promptly and with sensitivity.


Excellent Dental treatment in a calming relaxed atmosphere. Thanks to Dr Downey I have no worries or concerns having dental treatment.


As a family we have been coming for over 15 years. Quite simply the best dental care we have ever had. Efficient, friendly and caring I would recommend highly.


I was really happy to find a dentist who is not only technically excellent, but also very gentle.


Emergency Dentist

Emergency Dentist Surrey

As part of our ongoing service and commitment to our existing and new patients we offer same day emergency dental treatment.

If you are having a dental problem and need to see the dentist urgently, then don't delay in calling us, we recommend you call at 9.00am or as soon as you can. We can then usually see you the same day. Please be advised we try to keep an emergency treatment slot free every day.

To book a same day dental emergency appointment please call (01306) 887764.

For an out-of-hours dental emergency please call and listen to our answer-phone message, which will give you the contact details of our on-call dentist.

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Facial Aesthetics

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Patient Care

Continued professional development is all part of being a modern dentist, we as a dental team and as individuals, continue to commit to ongoing professional development. This allows our patients the comfort they’re receiving the highest standard of dental care.

Principal Dentist

Dr James Downey BDS
Dr James Downey
(GDC No. 68599) External link to General Dental Council

Dr James Downey has worked in dentistry at the practice since qualifying from Guys Hospital, London in 1992. James completed his first year of vocational training here at Arundel Lodge and in 2005 become the practice owner.

James has a particular interest in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry. Alongside worn teeth, which is becoming an increasing problem and continues to attend courses on a regular basis, thus helping with managing these cases.


Another area of interest, outside of regular dentistry, is facial aesthetics, and in February 2013, James completed a course of training in facial aesthetics with Cosmetic Courses run by Adrian Richards - one of the UK’s leading plastic surgeons. This is an area he continues to have interest in.

‘Becoming a practice owner was a very important & personal milestone, as a result of owning my practice I can guarantee that all aspects of patient care & treatment are within my control.’

‘Continued professional development is all part of being a modern dentist today & I take this very seriously, it helps me to provide the best dentistry I can to my patients and allows me to support the dental team whilst running a modern successful dental practice.’

Outside of dentistry James enjoys keeping fit, with a weekly run, long cycles and nice walks with the family in and around Surrey at the weekends.

Qualifications; BDS (Lon), General Dental Council, Number: 68599.
Accredited Save Face Practitioner

Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist - Sonya Neal
Sonya Neal
(GDC No. 224859) External link to General Dental Council

Sonya qualified from the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2014 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, having previously gained her BSc in Anatomical Science from the University of Manchester. Since then she has continued to work in both private and NHS general practices as both a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist. She strives to provide a holistic approach to preventative care for all of her patients and is dedicated to maintaining their periodontal health in the clinical environment.


Sonya is currently studying part-time for her MSc in Neuroscience at Kings College London, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Qualifications; B.Sc. (HONS) Dip DH, Dip DT RCS (Eng), General Dental Council, Number: 224859

Oral Surgeon

Dental Surgeon - Vijay Bhargava
Dr Vijay Bhargava
(GDC No. 82259) External link to General Dental Council

Vijay Bhargava is a dentist with practice limited to Oral Surgery & Implant Dentistry.

Vijay received a Distinction for the 4 year Diploma in Implant Dentistry, and received an award for Outstanding Achievement in Implant Dentistry at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute. Committed to developing implant skills, he attends courses updating his knowledge regularly.


Vijay previously taught undergraduates oral surgery at King's College London & formerly worked in the Oral Surgery department at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust.

Qualifications; BDS (Lon), MFDS RCS (Eng), M Surg Dent RCS (Eng) Dip Imp Dent (UCL), General Dental Council, Number: 82259

We know and understand the importance of listening to our patients.