Coronavirus: Update regarding current Dental Services

Updated 10th January 2021


Dear Patient 

Happy New Year to all our patients. In spite of the new lockdown, we are pleased to let you know we remain OPEN by Appointment Only. We are now in the process of contacting patients for routine dental care and to book in all our patients for examinations. If you have NOT got an appointment, please ring and we will endeavour to book you in within the next few months.

We remain committed to maintaining the highest standards of Infection Management with regards to the current pandemic. For your safety and ours all six surgeries have been fitted with accredited and certified air change systems. We continue to operate  a locked door policy and have a one way flow for patients through the building. On attending for an appointment please refer to our “What to expect when you attend the surgery” highlighted in orange below. Additionally telephone enquiries are always welcome on 01430 423826

Best Wishes from all the dental team and stay safe

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


Welcome to South Cave Dental Surgery. We are currently accepting new patients, both adults and children, either on the NHS, privately or through Denplan. Take your time and have a good look round the site. We aim to offer top quality, affordable dental care for the whole family; from nine-months to ninety.

Our opening hours have been temporarily changed:

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday – closed

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The Practice


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.