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Coronavirus: Update regarding current Dental Services

Updated July 2021

Update from the practice principal

In order to continue to protect our vulnerable staff and patients, we
would ask that adult patients and older children continue to wear a
face mask in this healthcare setting.

Although social distancing rules have been relaxed, we have
decided as a practice, for EVERYONES CARE AND
PROTECTION, to continue over the summer period with a locked
door policy, phoning for admission to the practice and no waiting
room facilities.

We thank you all for your cooperation.
Caroline Bolland


If you are calling outside of normal hours and have an urgent dental problem, please consider if this could wait until the following day or over the weekend rather than accessing the out of hours services. 

If calling out of hours and the problem is extremely severe please contact the out of hours service through NHS111.

If your dental problem includes uncontrolled bleeding and a swelling that is causing breathing problems this is an emergency and you should go to A&E


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Welcome to South Cave Dental Surgery. We are currently accepting limited new patients, both adults and children. Our access service is reduced due to Covid circumstances, and we have a waiting list for NHS patients at present. In addition we also run a Private and Denplan service. We aim to offer top quality, affordable dental care for the whole family.

Our opening hours have been temporarily changed:

  • Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm
  • Saturdays – 9am to 12.30pm (by appointment only)
  • Sundays – CLOSED

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The Practice

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We opened (wide) in 1984. From a single surgery run on a part-time basis the practice just grew and grew. We are today one of the largest dental practices in the East Riding caring for the dental needs of around eighteen thousand people. We employ a large team of dental care professionals; nine dentists, one therapist, two dental hygienists and a full time practice manager all of whom rely on the tireless support of a small and dedicated army of nurses and receptionists.

All the team adhere strictly to the code of practice described in the General Dental Council‘s publication “Standards for Dental Professionals”.

Our Philosophy of Care

Can be summarised in just three words. Prevention, prevention and prevention. We believe that both tooth decay and gum disease, the major causes of tooth loss, are essentially preventable. This can only be achieved through regular check-ups, good communication and a friendly, caring, team based approach. We aim to treat each person as an individual, respectfully and non-judgementally.