Solid foundations for later life

It’s really important to us that children grow up with a positive attitude to visiting the dentist and to their dental health and wellbeing in general. We also aim to help them form good dental habits, as this will prevent problems with their teeth in later life.

We make every effort to ensure our younger patients feel especially welcome and do everything we can to make their visits as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. This is why we like to encourage their progress with fun rewards, such as balloons and stickers.

Fitting in with family life

We understand that it can be time consuming taking the whole family to the dentist. So to make your life easier, family members are welcome to attend at the same time. We offer late-night and early morning appointments once a week, so families can visit together before and after school.

We recommend that you bring your child to your dental appointments from birth or as young as possible so that they grow up knowing that dental practices are a positive place to visit where they have nothing to fear. We would hope to have seen most children for their first examination before they are three years old.

How do I register my child as a new patient?

If you are considering registering your child with the Lion Dental Centre as a new patient, we sincerely look forward to meeting you and your family. Joining our practice is easy. Just call us on 01384 376336 or 01384 379291 and we will be pleased to arrange an appointment for you.

How much does a child’s examination cost?

These cost from £10, but are free of charge for children aged up to age 5 if their parent is a member of our Care Plan. We also offer a children’s Care Plan, which includes two examinations and one hygiene visit a year as well as 20 per cent off any treatment needed.

Children's Exams 0-5 £10.00 PAYG
Children's Exams 6-17 £20.00 PAYG
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  • "Always a friendly helpful service. Very welcoming staff on reception - very polite when making telephone appointments too. Happy with my Invisalign treatment by Francesca."