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New Patients

If you’re considering becoming a new patient at The Gentle Touch, you’ve come to the right place!

The first step is to make a new patient examination appointment for you with Michelle Paxton, our dental therapist. Please get in touch to book an appointment to suit you.

Accepting new patients - Michelle Paxton provides new patient examinations

The first step

Our friendly and welcoming practice provides excellent dental care in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Our members are cared for by a fantastic, highly trained team.

We begin with a new patient examination with dental therapist, Michelle Paxton. The fee for a new patient examination is £79 – details below of what’s included! Michelle will then match you to the most suitable dentist for your ongoing care and recommend the best care plan for you. You’ll start benefitting from membership straight away with your first hygiene treatment at the same appointment!

New patient examination

During your new patient examination, we are keen to understand if you have any concerns, no matter how small. After listening to your queries, problems and aspirations, our dental therapist will then carry out a comprehensive oral health exam as well as a hygiene treatment that will take approximately 45 minutes.

Your new patient examination includes the following:

  • Thorough examination of all your soft tissues (inc. oral cancer screening)
  • Obtaining accurate computer records of your teeth and any existing dentistry
  • Assessing the integrity of any existing fillings and restorations
  • Radiographs (x-rays) may also be required to confirm your teeth and gums are healthy from this perspective
  • Screen, classify and risk assess your gum health
  • Once your dental risk has been assessed, we can then recommend the most appropriate dentist and care plan for you
  • Conduct your first hygiene appointment there and then!

Getting the right advice

Following this examination, our dental therapist, Michelle, will explain her findings to you and select a dentist to suit your needs. We will then invite you to join the practice so you can start benefitting from the care plans as a member straight away. At your first appointment with your new dentist, where needed, we will provide any recommendations for treatment to restore your mouth to its healthiest possible condition. We always discuss the fees for any proposed treatment options and give you a printed estimate. If you need more clarification on treatment please ask your dentist.

Our services

dental services

As part of your new patient membership, you can access check-ups, hygiene appointments, general dentistry and cosmetic dental treatments including teeth whitening, teeth straightening and dental implants. You can discuss all of our dental services at your first appointment.

Your child’s dentist

accepting new patients who are children

If you are a member of The Gentle Touch, your child or children can also be looked after at the practice. We offer NHS treatments for children including Childsmile. We can also arrange for private treatments including orthodontics and gum shields for team sports.



If you have questions about becoming a new patient, and about our membership, please don’t hesitate to give us a ring. You can also check-out our frequently asked questions.

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