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History of the practice

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Victoria Dental Practice has been caring for its patients in Darlington since 1903. In 2003 Simon and Helen Holguin became principals of the practice, keen to provide high quality dentistry designed for the individual's needs.

There have been many changes over the years to keep apace with modern methods, attitudes and treatments, but at all times the relationship with our patients has been a priority. Families have grown, children then bring their children, with new generations becoming established in the practice. We are often told practice stories of decades ago and even before the Second World War. It is this continuity through quality of care we strive to maintain.

Our ethos and commitment

To ensure that our care maintains the highest possible standards, with the flexibility needed to treat each patient as a unique individual, we became independent of the N.H.S. in 2006. We now commit ourselves privately to the patients in our 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 to receive quality, comfortable care, suitable for their needs in a reassuring, relaxing, friendly environment. We run early morning and evening appointments for your convenience.

All the dental and nursing staff in the practice are fully qualified and have an enthusiasm for continuing personal development with training to ensure we give the best possible service to our patients. Recent courses and updates have included cross infection control, restorative techniques, first aid, acupuncture, pharmacological issues, minimal intervention courses, endodontics, safeguarding children and adults, and oral surgery, radiography, the advanced treatment of periodontal diseases and customer care. We are British Dental Association members and registered with the General Dental Council. We have links with local schools and occasionally have visits from year 10 and 11 pupils to observe the different roles in the practice, where confidentiality and patient compliance permits.