Did you know there has been a dental practice here at 65 Duckworth Lane since the 1880's?
Our practice has a fine heritage - our records go back over 100 years!
For example in January 1911, Mr. W.E. Baxter practised here - an extraction cost sixpence, and a filling was 2s6d. At that time, dentists were not registered as the Dentists Act did not become law until 1921.
In 1948, Mr. Leslie Jackman became the first NHS Dentist to practise here under the newly incepted National Health Service. Mr. Jackman is still remembered by our long standing patients, many of whom attended his surgery situated downstairs in the front room.
Meg Daniels, our current practice manager, began work for Mr. Jackman in 1978 as a trainee dental nurse. Mr. Jackman was not only supported by Meg, but by Gerald Bedford, who was the dental technician, constructing dentures in the basement.
In 1982, Mr. Jackman retired and sold the practice to Mr. Martin Durgan, who refurbished the building, and introduced modern dentistry such as crowns and bridges. Mr. Durgan employed Ali Azfar, straight from dental school, to work for him at Duckworth Lane.
Ali Azfar and Nick Shore have been firm friends since their early days at Leeds Dental School in 1985. They made a pact to work together as professional colleagues because they each felt the other was a good dentist!
In 1991, Ali Azfar and Nick Shore purchased the entire practice from Mr. Durgan and A&S Dental Surgeons was born.
Like our predecessors, our values lie in providing high quality dental care for the longer term - we wanted our practice to be a success across our entire practising lifetimes. Twenty years later, we feel we are well on track with our objective, and hope you will join us.
A&S Dental Surgeons Ltd
65 Duckworth Lane
Bradford BD9 5EU
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Mon - Thurs 08.30am -5.15pm Friday 08.30am - 1.15pm
If you have a problem outside our opening hours, please dial 111.
We welcome our new trainee dental nurse Areej! She is currently studying through city training services.
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Due to our whitening offer price of £199 being so popular, we have decided to keep this as our permanent price, so now you can have a lovely sparkling smile for only £199! please contact the practice for further information on 01274 541643
BDA Good Practice Accreditation
We are proud to announce that A&S has been re-accredited with our BDA Good Practice Gold Award for 2017.
This is our twelth year of accreditation, for more details click here.
NHS Leeds, Bradford & Airedale Health Promoting Dental Practices Award
A&S have been awarded the highest level (Step 3+) of this local award, which we have held since its inception. Briefly, this award recognises our commitment to preventative dental care; team training and advice on wider health issues such as smoking cessation advice.