Coronavirus: Update regarding current Dental Services

Updated  25th August


Dear Patient

We continue to receive enquiries with regards to if and when we will be able to return to ‘normal working hours’.

We are now able to concentrate our efforts on our own patients as other practices return to work. We remain an Urgent Dental Care Centre, but we are now only seeing a very small number of patients per week in this capacity.

Unfortunately, because of the disruption caused by the pandemic we have a large backlog of clients who require active treatment. We are all working extremely hard to address this though progress is necessarily slow owing to the rigorous protocols required to provide treatment in a safe and secure environment. 

We are now able to offer a small number of appointments for routine ‘check ups’ and we hope to increase this capacity in the coming weeks and months. We continue to welcome all telephone enquiries concerning any dental issues you may have. Both dentists and receptionists are available to speak on 01430 423826.

We do thank you all again for your patience and understanding in these unique and challenging circumstances.

Best wishes and stay safe.

The Team.

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.