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General Dentistry

Dentistry for all the Family, keeping your teeth and gums in excellent condition with regular check-ups.

You've been told that it's vital to visit the dentist regularly to ensure that your teeth stay healthy.

Dr Downey will conduct a thorough oral examination and may need to take digital x-rays. If you need treatment, he will explain this in advance and discuss your options along with any relevant costs with you. Aside from checking the condition of all your teeth for decay and wear during your appointment, he will also examine your gums and oral soft tissues. Any early signs of potential problems like gingivitis (gum inflammation); periodontitis (gum disease) and mouth cancer can be detected with regular thorough examinations.

Dorking Dentist - James Downey


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.


Dental Check-up

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Our dental examination includes

  • Review your previous medical history along with any medication you may currently be taking.
  • Listen to your dental concerns and discuss any issues.
  • Review the health of your teeth, including any fillings, crowns, dentures etc.
  • Assess the health of your gums and check for any existing gum disease.
  • Carry out oral cancer screening, by examining your tongue, cheeks, lips, glands and jaws.
  • Take low dose digital X-rays if necessary.
  • Show you the x-ray images and discuss any findings and necessary treatment.

On completion of your dental examination, you will be provided with (if necessary) the proposed treatment options available to you. We will also ensure you understand the outcome of the proposed dental treatment, along with the cost of any treatment, allowing you to make an informed and considered choice.

Questions & Answers

New Patient Visit

On arrival as a new patient we will ask you to complete a new patient medical questionnaire and if you want, a smile wish list as well. All of this information is held confidentially.

Existing Patient Visit

As an existing patient, at your regular dental visits, we will ask you to inform us of any medical changes. It is very important that you keep us informed of any changes in your health as it could impact on any proposed dental treatments.

See our Existing patient Reward Offer.

How long does treatment take?

A routine examination usually involves 20 minutes with our principal dentist.

How often should you attend dental check-ups?

Regular dental check-ups are advised to spot any early signs of decay and prevent potential problems. We will discuss and advise you of your ideal frequency.

We would advise that you need to visit at least once a year as a minimum, but typically, most patients need to attend every 6 months, depending on their oral health.

Treatment Fees

Our routine dental check-up is £48 (excluding x-rays). See treatment and service fees for further details, including Patient offers.

More information

For further independent dental treatment information available at General Dental Council .

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

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