Melbourne Dental Practice



Your appointment after we reopen.

As you will have probably heard the Government has given us an advisory date of 8th of June to start to plan the return phase to work.

During the lockdown time and while we have been offering telephone triage we have:

We are now training hard to ensure the dental environment is truly safe for both our patients and staff.

The last pieces of PPE will be with us shortly and we are still waiting for clarification of how we will need to work- again we are promised this soon.

During the lockdown we have now got a list of patients that need our urgent help. Understandably we will be giving our first attention to those that need us most, but rest assured we will be getting to you as soon as we can- our computer system has you safely logged. If you develop an urgent problem, please give us a ring.

When we reopen, we and the practice will look quite different, don't worry, its still US under all the funny looking costumes and we will fully explain how you will move through the practice before you come. This will involve us checking your COVID status on arrival, and also checking your temperature as well.

If you have any questions please contact us on 01332 862942.

We thank you all for your patience and understanding at this most extra-ordinary of times.

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About Us

The Melbourne Dental Practice was established in 1971 to provide high quality dental care. This philosophy has continued throughout the intervening years, and with the advent of new materials and techniques this is even more important today.

Following the relocation of the practice to the present site, the practice has been able to expand and invest in the most up to date facilities, including a specific decontamination room. This allows us to comply fully with the new regulations from the Department of Health.

Meet The Team

Melbourne Dental Practice Staff Photo

Ms Naomi Fry BDS (Birm 1992)Ms Naomi Fry BDS.

Naomi Fry has been at the practice since qualifying in 1992 from Birmingham University. Initially she joined as an associate, but following the retirement of Ben Davies, Naomi has become the principal dentist and practice owner. Naomi is an accredited Dentist with a Specialist Interest in Orthodontics (DWSI). She lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children, and finds that this close bond with her local community very important. She is committed to providing a high level of quality and service to the local populace.

GDC No. Naomi 68094, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Birmingham 1992

Mrs Helen Baker BDS DPDSMrs Helen Baker BDS DPDS.

Helen graduated from Bristol University in 1987. After a year of vocational training, she has continued to work in general dental practice in Bristol, Glasgow and the Derby area.

Helen has worked at the Melbourne Dental practice sine 2003, and has settled in the town with her family.

She is committed to continuing professional development and has recently been awarded the Diploma in postgraduate Dental Studies from the University of Bristol.

Helen can offer the benefits of her twenty nine years experience in practice, and a caring approach to their dental needs. She is available from Monday to Wednesday.

GDC No. Helen 62611, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bristol 1987, Diploma of Postgraduate Dental Studies (Merit), Bristol 2015

Mr Mitesh Patel BDSMr Mitesh Patel BDS.

Mitesh is originally from London, and he trained there at King's College.

He is now settled in the Midlands with his wife and three children; who are his greatest passion next to dentistry.

He enjoys providing a patient orientated dental service with the patients' best interest at the core. Mitesh is very insistent that it is important to make time to talk about what matters to people when it comes to their teeth.

Outside of the dental world he enjoys playing badminton, travelling, trying new dishes, tinkering about on the piano, swimming with the children and chasing sunsets...

GDC No. Mitesh 75071, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, London 1998

Claire Nelson, BDS. Dentist.

Claire qualified from Manchester University and has been at the practice since September 2017.

GDC No. Nelson 264618

Gillian, Dip Dental Nursing.

Gillian is the practices' head nurse. She is a qualified dental nurse and has been with the practice since 2008. Gillian works both in the surgery and on reception.

Danielle, Dip Dental Nursing (Dannii).

Danielle (Dannii) has been with the practice from leaving Chellaston School. As a fully qualified dental nurse Dannii will be found mainly in the surgeries, but occasionally stands in on reception. Dannii is a local girl, and this gives her a special bond with the patients, and helps to put them at ease.

Sophie, National Board for Dental Nurses.

Sophie joined the practice in 2016 and is fully qualified.

Shannon, Dip Dental Nursing.

Shannon has been with us since early 2017. She is fully qualified.

Sofia, trainee dental nurse.

Sofia is out trainee dental nurse.

It is also worth noting that all the nurses are fully registered with the General Dental Council. This means that they have certain responsibilities to adhere to. As part of this commitment they have to complete a certain amount of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in any 5 year period. (In addition to any in house training they receive). Therefore, all our patients can be assured of the highest possible standard of care.