A NEW dental practice is to open in Westbury next Tuesday July 8 with the promise of an extra 300 places for NHS patients.

But the practice will operate from a mobile surgery until work is completed on its new premises in Westbury High Street.

The South Cliff Dental Group was to have opened its new premises last Monday, with the Westbury mayor, Cllr Mike Sutton, booked to perform the official opening.

Ashkan Pitchforth, Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is an exciting project and we look forward to creating a wonderful practice in the heart of Westbury for many patients to benefit from for years to come.”

The new NHS dental service will be run from 22-24 High Street and will be called Westbury Downs Dental Care.

The practice is expected to take on NHS patients after the White Horse Dental Practice located in the White Horse Health Centre lost its contract to provide services to NHS patients after June 26.

Whilst building work is undertaken on the new premises, the service will initially be provided from a state-of-the-art mobile unit with a fully functional dental chair and separate decontamination unit.

The services will be open to patients Monday-Saturday 9am - 5pm with a late evening on a Tuesday until 8pm.

Patients are able to call the dedicated practice number to book their first appointment by calling 01373 762727.

The team will then move into the main premises at 22-24 High Street when building work is completed in September.

South Cliff Dental Group is the trading name of Dumbledore Dental Care Ltd.

It is promising 300 extra places for NHS patients in the town and the surrounding area.