State-of-the-art dentists now open

PUBLISHED: 14:38 30 October 2006 | UPDATED: 14:52 12 May 2010

ASHWELL S new state-of-the-art dental surgery opened last week in a move to give users the best possible service. The refurbishment of Ashwell Dental Surgery which cost £300,000 and has not only moved the practice into the 21st century but is also helpin

ASHWELL'S new state-of-the-art dental surgery opened last week in a move to give users the best possible service.

The refurbishment of Ashwell Dental Surgery which cost £300,000 and has not only moved the practice into the 21st century but is also helping ease problems in the NHS.

MP Oliver Heald, who reopened the premises, said: "The area has been desperately short of NHS dental services, so this is an investment that I welcome greatly.

"The new facilities are state-of-the-art, but the best thing is they are still offering NHS treatment."

Dental problems in the area have arisen after residents were forced to travel to Cambridge for NHS check-ups, due to a lack of local dentists offering NHS treatment.

The practice which is run by husband and wife Dipen Shah and Dr Bindi Shah, now has a new entrance, heating and air conditioning units, plasma screens, more facilities for the disabled and the latest dental equipment.

Mr Shah believes that the improvements, that took almost five months to complete, will offer patients a better service.

He said: "Our patients will have a much better experience as a result of the improvements. So far they have been extremely pleased with the new surgery."

Commenting on the NHS situation Mr Shah said: "The surgery remains open to all. Most people who have spent this amount of money would be go down the private route - but we believe the NHS is important.


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