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Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, we kindly ask any patients who have symptoms of the virus (cough, fever, shortness of breath) to not visit or enter the practice, as the virus is highly contagious and we wish to protect all our patients.


Even through this third lockdown we have now been advised as a profession we are allowed to continue with face to face care. This is because we are known to take the highest of precautions to eliminate wherever possible any transmission of any germs, viruses or bacteria following all up to date scientific guidance within the profession. Dental care is also important for health, and delay can exacerbate any problems. As a practice we ensure excellent careful cross infection control behaviour, PPE and air purifying equipment, all of the highest of standards, as well as carefully monitored sterilisation modalities, social distancing and disposable equipment where possible. Our priority is the safety of all, and to that end, as well as all the above measures, we have access to regular Covid testing and all the practice staff have vaccination appointments organised for mid January 2021.

For our safe care to operate correctly we are instructed that we need to ensure that we assess all patients before their arrival for an appointment. We need to stress therefore your remote forms need to be completed early enough for the dentist to check them, and to contact you if necessary before you arrive. If there are difficulties with this then please ring the practice and we can help you. We need to eliminate unnecessary contact between people in the building and therefore you are requested to attend alone, wearing a mask.

Full details of your patient journey through the practice is sent out to you with the remote forms, once an appointment is made, but it is also available to see on our website.

At this time reception needs to be generally closed to the public; but Jayne and the girls are at all times busy helping patients via the phone, and in the building. If you need to contact us but have difficulty getting through, please leave an email for us at

Above all if you have any queries or concerns please do contact us either by email or on the practice line:01325 462361


Due to the new January 2021 Lockdown measures effecting education and child care our opening times may need to be flexible and vary slightly from those advertised. Whilst we will endeavour to maintain a full service, reception may occasionally be unmanned. We will always try to return a missed call but alternatively you can email us on and we will be in touch.

You can find our standard opening times by clicking here


- August 10th: Recall Changes

- July 16th: Full Reopening

- June 24th: National Alert Level 3

- June 8th: We are back open, but in very new and uncharted circumstances

- May 29th: Press release from the British Dental Association.




We are a dedicated Darlington based dentist team in a relaxed, friendly environment with modern, up to date surgeries providing treatment for all the family.

We all believe that prevention and maintaining the foundations of the teeth is at the heart of successful dentistry. Our team of dentists work closely with our hygienist and use the highest quality materials to provide personalised dental care.

We are happy to see patients in the manner that suits them best, from one off treatments to a registration based scheme within the practice. At all times the practice aims to help the patient receive quality, comfortable care suitable for their needs in a reassuring, relaxing, friendly environment.

We run early morning and evening appointments for your convenience.

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OHS and DEPPA risk assessments

All patients at Victoria Dental Practice are carefully assessed at their dental check ups.

Simon and Helen Holguin are accredited Denplan Excel dentists and have access to 2 Dental Risk Assessment schemes; the OHS (Oral Health Score) and DEPPA for all their Denplan patients. The OHS score is used by them at examinations to quantify their Denplan patients' level of oral health, by carefully scoring the amount of dental disease, damage or perceived problems. With a score out of one hundred it can be used as a guide to the level and stability of the patients' oral health. DEPPA is a scheme recently introduced where patients' risk of dental disease can be assessed by a careful and detailed questionnaire. This can help to explain to patients where their personal dental dangers lay.

Any Denplan patient of Simon and Helen can request to undertake the DEPPA questionnaire. For further information and help with this please contact the practice.


Using the myDentalScore link everyone can assess their own dental risks. It can direct you to information about your mouth and your individual dental needs. All our staff at Victoria Dental Practice can then help you find the care you need.

Community News

As a practice we like to support local communities by visiting schools to improve children's dental awareness and health. We also take part in oral national awareness campaigns.