What makes us different

Supporting our community in Dorchester with a caring, quality dental service.

At St John’s Dental Practice, we are committed to providing our community in Poundbury and Dorchester with the highest quality of care. That ethos extends to our building, our team and our comprehensive range of treatments.

Why choose us?

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Welcome to our practice

St John’s Dental Practice is passionate about providing quality dental care for the whole community, and we welcome all patients in Dorchester. As well as offering comprehensive NHS dental care that focuses on prevention and maintaining excellent oral health, we can provide a wide breadth of elective treatments, from dental implants to cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening and fast teeth straightening .

Our highly qualified team

Our Dorchester dentists are committed to postgraduate education and between them hold a host of qualifications, skills and experience. Our highly qualified team includes dentists who have special interests in key areas, including:

  • Dental implants and oral surgery
  • Root canal treatments
  • Dental restorations
  • Cosmetic dentistry, including whitening and teeth straightening

We take the stress out of dentistry

At St John’s Dental Practice, we want to make visiting your dentist a pleasant experience. With our focus on preventive care and hygiene, we’ll support you to aim to get your oral health in top condition – so you won’t need to see us because you’re in pain. And by equipping our experienced team with the latest dental technology, we promise that when you do require treatment, we will make it as comfortable and quick as possible. Finally, with our payment plans and finance options , we make it easy for you to make the best
possible care affordable and enjoy a smile you can be truly proud of.

The Patient Journey

At St John’s Dental Practice, we make it our mission to ensure every patient has a relaxed, calm and positive experience at our practice. From the moment you step through our door to the moment you leave and beyond, you should expect nothing less than the highest standard of care from a warm and welcoming team. If you’re a new patient, we thought it would be useful to outline what you can expect from being a patient at St John’s Dental Practice.

How it works at St John’s Dental Practice

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First impressions

We extend a warm welcome to all patients even before they step through the door at St John’s Dental Practice. When you get in touch to make your appointment, our friendly reception team will help arrange a suitable appointment time and deal with any queries. And when you arrive, you’ll be greeted by pleasant, compassionate staff and an environment that’s inviting and relaxing.

First appointment

You’ll be given a medical questionnaire to fill out, and have an opportunity to adjust any personal details on your file. You’ll also receive a full examination by the dentist, which may include digital photographs and x-rays, along with lots of questions about your lifestyle, general health and oral hygiene habits. If a dental problem is identified, this will be discussed fully.

Treatment planning

If further treatment is required, a plan will be drawn up that details clearly everything you can expect from our service, and the costs involved. You will have as much time as you need to ask questions and consider your options – including dental finance. You’ll also be advised of the aftercare you can expect, and if you’ll need to take any time off to recover from treatment. Once you have confirmed you’re happy with your treatment plan,
treatment can proceed – in some instances during the same appointment, especially if the dentist needs to eliminate pain. In other cases, you may need to return for a future appointment at a convenient time.

Post-treatment

We won’t send you home after treatment without a clear understanding of what you need to do to keep your teeth and gums clean and infection-free. We will recall you for follow-up checks and hygiene appointments, and will endeavour to see you as soon as possible if you have any concerns following your treatment.

We want to make the world a better place

Whether it’s getting involved in our community or working to help others further afield, we take our social responsibility seriously. After all, what’s the point of providing a service in High Green if we don’t engage with everything else that’s going on here? We’ve found that giving our team the time and means to volunteer and raise money for good causes – together or individually, at home or abroad – makes them feel great about giving back, and creates bonds that no office party can compete with! As well as volunteering and fundraising for Bridge2Aid, our team aims to make a regular commitment to local causes, too.

Meet the team

Mr Bart Modzelewski

Dentist

Qualified: 2001 Poland
GDC no. 100536

Ms Kinga Rzeczycka

Dentist

Qualified: 1995 Poland
GDC no.106559

Miss Desislava Kasheva

Trainee Dental Nurse

Been here since September 2018

Attending college course September 2018

Miss Hayley Dandy

Dental Nurse

Qualifications: Qualified Dental Nurse
GDC No. 260888
Been here since: 2010

Mrs Roxy Gheorghe

Trainee Dental Nurse – Attending college Sept 2018

Been here since: October 2017

Miss Victoria Clark (Tori)

Trainee Dental Nurse

Miss Harley Fordham

Trainee Dental Nurse – Attending college Sept 2018

Qualifications: Attending college Sept 2018
Been here since: June 2018

Miss Jade Bridle

Head/Lead Receptionist

Qualifications: Qualified Dental Nurse
GDC no.262966
Been here since: July 2016

Mrs Gemma Mowlam

Practice Manager

Qualifications: Qualified Dental Nurse, Business and Management qualification
GDC number 149424
Been here since: 2006

Mr Louis Fisher

Dentist with Special interest in implantology

GDC no. 59125

Audrey Chambers

Hygienist

GDC no. 2903

Nikola Kaminska

Trainee Dental Nurse

Radina Milancheva

Dentist

GDC no. 260312