A&S Dental Surgeons Ltd
A&S Dental Surgeons Ltd 

                                  Direct Access

Consent for Direct Access treatment

Dental hygienists are registered dental professionals who help patients maintain their oral health by preventing and treating periodontal disease and promoting good oral health practice. They carry out treatment direct to patients or under prescription from a dentist.

You are able to access dental hygiene care without the need to visit a dentist first. Mrs Mandy Glover is indemnified with a dental indemnity company and registered with the GDC. Mrs Glover cannot diagnose or give the prognosis of disease such as decaying or broken-down teeth, or prescribe antibiotics, pain killers or any other drug to alleviate symptoms.

If Mrs Glover advises you to see a dentist, it is because she feels that it is in the interests of your health, it is outside the scope of what she is allowed to do. There are very rare circumstances when she can’t start treatment, and before she can continue, insist that a dentist assesses you. These may relate to your medical history and general health, or the condition of your mouth which gives her concern.

We ask for 50% of the appointment charge to be paid when booking.

We reserve the right to retain this fee in the event or late cancellation (less than 24 hours) or failure to attend.

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Direct Access with a Registered Dental Hygienist


You are able to access dental hygiene care without the need to visit a dentist first.  The following shows the type of treatment she can undertake:

  • provide dental hygiene care to a wide range of patients

  • obtain a detailed dental history from patients and evaluate their medical history

  • carry out a clinical examination to assess gum disease and oral cancer check

  • complete periodontal examination and charting and use indices to screen and monitor periodontal disease

  • diagnose and treatment plan for gum disease

  • interpret various film views used in general dental practice

  • plan the delivery of care for patients

  • give appropriate patient advice

  • provide preventive oral care to patients and liaise with dentists over the treatment of caries, periodontal disease and tooth wear

  • undertake scaling on the root surface and above the gum root manual and powered instruments

  • use appropriate anti-microbial therapy to manage plaque related diseases

  • adjust restored surfaces in relation to periodontal treatment

  • apply topical treatments and fissure sealants

  • give patients advice on how to stop smoking

  • give infiltration and inferior dental block analgesia (local anaesthetic) with dentist’s prescription

  • place temporary dressings and re-cement crowns with temporary cement

  • care of implants and treatment of peri-implant tissues

  • if necessary, refer patients to other healthcare professional


Dental hygienists do not:

  • restore teeth

  • carry out pulp treatments

  • adjust unrestored surfaces

  • extract teeth

If you wish to make an appointment under the Direct Access arrangements please contact the practice on 01274 541643

Making an appointment:



01274 541643






A&S Dental Surgeons Ltd

65 Duckworth Lane 

Bradford BD9 5EU


You can also use our contact form.


Opening hours

Mon - Thurs 08.30am -5.15pm Friday 08.30am - 1.15pm


If you have a problem outside our opening hours, please dial 111.






Congratulations to our dentist Tom, on the birth of his baby girl Jessica.

We welcome our new trainee dental nurse Adeel! He is currently studying through city training services.


Want sparkling white teeth? Please click the link below:



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

Congratulations to Sarah - Jayne and Charlotte who have both recently passed their exams and are now fully qualified Dental Nurses

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.






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