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The Bridges Dental Practice

5 Back Bridge Street
Tel 01955 606999

Clinic Hours
Mon - Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sat 9.00am - 1.00pm
By appointment

Out of hours emergencies Tel 01955 606999
Dental Surgeons
Mr Neil Erridge B. D. S.
Mr Neil Fearns B. D. S.

Dental Hygenists
Miss Maura McCart D.D.H.
Miss Morag Powell D. D. H.

Established with the support of the NHS Management Executive and Highland Primary Care NHS Trust, the clinic aims to provide a full range of quality, affordable dental care in comfortable modern and well equipped surgeries - available to all sections of the community, under both NHS and private arrangements.

The practice is conveniently located in Wick town centre facing the court car park and offers excellent parking facilities as well as full disabled access throughout the ground floor.

You may recognise many of the clinical, reception and nursing staff as long standing members of the area's dental personnel, bringing many years of experience and professionalism to the new facility.

Should you wish to arrange an appointment or seek advice or clarification on any dental matter please do not hesitate to call reception or telephone 01955 606999.  Our staff will be only to happy to help.

Some Common Questions

Do I need to tell my old dentist I am changing?
No - the NHS arranges transfers centrally.

Do I need my dental records transferred?
No - Your new dentist will be able to record previous treatments at your examination.

Do I need to transfer my medical records?
No - A confidential questionnaire is given to you to inform your dentist of any relevant medical conditions.

Will I lose my entitlement to NHS dental treatment?
No - If your new dentist has agreed to register you as an NHS patient you will continue to receive NHS dental treatment.

If I was a private patient in a previous practice, can I become an NHS patient here, or vice versa?
Yes - But make your wishes clear to your new dentist.

Can I choose to have some treatments provided by the NHS and others privately?