Our dental Hygienists are available for preventative treatment and oral hygiene advice. We offer a wide range of oral hygiene products at the practice. Hygienist appointments are only available on a private basis.


Children requiring orthodontic treatment will be referred to an orthodontic specialist practice under NHS arrangements. Adults requiring orthodontic treatment can be referred on a private basis.


Following his long standing interest in this speciality, David gained his MSC in endoendentology in 2012. He shares his time between us and an endodontic referral practice in Manchester. We use modern techniques and equipment such as a dental operating microscope, which enables us to save many teeth that would otherwise have been lost. Important as technology is, looking after the patient as a person remains our primary aim. David also treats patients on a referral from colleagues within the practice and the local area.


We ask parents to bring their children with them so that we can see them regularly to help them grow up free from dental disease. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


For further information, please contact the surgery.


Most patients experience some level of anxiety when visiting the dentist. This is usually eased with a friendly, gently manner and will hopefully lead to a relaxed, trusting relationship with your dentist. All our dental team are experienced in dealing with anxious patients and we are happy to take things as slowly as necessary. However, we realise that some patients may need a little extra help. For those patients, we can offer intravenous conscious sedation. If you are nervous about having dental treatment or you are having a procedure which may cause discomfort, intravenous (IV) sedation is an effective and safe treatment.

Download the Sedation fact sheet


For further information, please contact the surgery.

Facial Aesthetics

Dr Carlie Betts carries out all the facial aesthetic treatments at SLDC . We offer a variety of facial aesthetic treatments but every treatment is tailored to each individual patient. Carlie prides herself on achieving a natural look to make you feel refreshed & confident. Being an experienced dentist gives her extensive knowledge of the facial form & underlying anatomy. She has undergone advanced training & only uses well-researched, clinically-approved products. Please book in for a detailed consultation where options & prices will be discussed.

Download the Facial Aesthetics Brochure

Appointments & Emergencies

You can make an appointment by person or by telephone and wherever possible we'll try to arrange the appointment with your allocated dentist.

In the event of an emergency, please contact us as soon as you can, during opening hours on 0113 2689 696. In the case of an emergency out of practice opening times,  emergency provisions can be found by calling the surgery and following the provided instructions. You may not see your usual dentist but we will aim to deal with the immediate problem. Alternatively, you can dial 111 (free number) which will put you through to Leeds PCT in conjunction with West Yorkshire urgent care services.

When rearranging or cancelling an appointment, please contact the practice as soon as possible and at least 24-48 hours prior to your appointment. Failure to do so can result in charges, or removal from the practice list.