Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Dear Patients,

On 25th March 2020 Sara Hurley (Chief Dental Officer England) and Matt Neligan (Director of Primary Care and System transformation) released their latest statement on the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic.

We would like to update you on how this will affect our service provision at Dentalcare Group. The guidance is clear that all routine, non-urgent dental care, including orthodontic treatments must be deferred until advised otherwise. We are still here to support you and your dental needs through this unprecedented time.

We want to take this opportunity to reassure all our patients that we take the spread of the COVID-19 in the UK very seriously. The health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors to our dental practice is our main priority.

Here at Dentalcare Group we will be providing all our patients with a remote service during normal working hours. Our dentists will perform telephone triaging for: advice; analgesia; and antimicrobials (if appropriate) . We will not be able to see you at the practice.

If it is not possible to manage your symptoms remotely, you will have to be referred to a Local Urgent Dental Care Centre. Details of these are currently being established in our area and we will update you as soon as we have further information.

We will use our best professional judgement in the triaging process and work collaboratively with our Local Urgent Care system, possibly volunteering our expertise where necessary to help meet the demands imposed on this new emergency service.

Please click below for our regular updates:

You can also check the following websites for further advice:

We would like to thank you for your support and cooperation in the interest of our patient’s health and safety. We will closely monitor this situation and will update all patients accordingly.

Stay safe.
Kind Regards,
Dentalcare Group Team

Meet The Team

at Dentalcare Hook

Dentalcare Hook Dental Team

Your dental team is made up of highly qualified, experienced, friendly professionals that care about you and your dental health. Here is some more information about the team:

Bobby Jacob

Bobby Jacob

Dentist - GDC No 170270.

Has specialist interest in facial aesthetics and botox. 

Bobby qualified in 1994, completed a masters degree in oral surgery in 2000, then a prestigious fellowship at the Glasgow Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

His special interests include medically compromised patients and wisdom tooth extraction. He has worked in hospitals across the UK, as Senior House Officer and Staff Grade Surgeon, gaining exceptional experience in surgical dentistry.

Julia Price

Julia Price

Dentist - GDC No 59264.

Julia qualified from The University of Queensland and brings over 30 years of dental experience to Hook practice, across a wide range of NHS and private treatment.

The number of patients who have followed Julia to different practices over the years are testimony to the care she offers. Her special interest in minimally invasive dentistry and developed skills offering them exceptional support.

Harman Dhillon

Harman Dhillon

Dentist - GDC No 264701.

Harman qualified from Peninsula Dental School, University of Plymouth, followed by post graduate training from the Oxford Deanery. He also holds a BSc from King’s College London and an MSc from University College London.

Harman’s key interests lie in restorative and aesthetic dentistry and he has undergone further courses in these areas.

Harman prides himself in his attention to detail and strongly believes in offering all patients a high standard of care in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Jose Fernandes

Jose Fernandes

LMD - GDC No274592.

Jose graduated from Fernando Pessoa University, Portugal in 2016. A leading medical study centre and continues to focus on developing high-level skills.

His interest in cosmetic dentistry similar level of study in other areas of dental restoration. Jose worked as a the hygienist within hook until he got his patient base.

Patients at Hook value Jose’s dentistry, along with his kind and helpful approach since starting in 2018.

Neelam Gurung

Neelam Gurung

Dental Nurse

Neelam holds a National Diploma in Dental Nursing and offers dedicated support to her colleagues, helping to provide the very best dental care.

Her natural empathy and attention to detail are great assets, part of the ethos Hook patients should expect, should benefit from. The focused skills of a good dental nurse are part of comfort, safety and effective treatment.



Dental Hygienist

Laitha joined the practice begin of November working as an Hygienst. She has very busy books but welcomes anyone that would like an appointment. We all welcome her in the Hook Practice.

Emily Fitzgerald

Emily Fitzgerald

Trainee Dental Nurse

Emily Fitzgerald joined the practice 30th September 2019. Emily fitted in with the team. Emily had her exam this week.

Wendy Birch

Wendy Birch

Practice Manager

Wendy joined the Hook Practice at the beginning of July, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge being a practice manager for over 10 years.

Jane Confrey

Jane Confrey

Head Receptionist

Jane had eight years experience of heading a dental reception team before coming to Hook, the leadership skills developed then have greatly benefited our practice.

Alongside reception duties, Jane is a Denplan Champion and skilled at treatment coordination. Her approachable manner and ability to answer questions, find solutions for patients, makes Jane an integral part of the success of Dentalcare Hook.

Sagun Gurung

Sagun Gurung

Sagun is our newest member of team at Hook. However, Sagun has fitted in very well. Working toward making Hook the best place to work.

Our values at Dentalcare Hook





Our Vision is based on the 4Ps at Dentalcare Hook

Why Choose Dentalcare Hook

  • 0% finance available
  • Online booking facility 24/7
  • Flexibility; early morning, late afternoon and on Saturdays appointments, so you never have to take time off work
  • A highly experienced and qualified team of professionals
  • Wide range of dental services to help patients achieve beautiful and healthy teeth
  • Options for nervous patients
  • Working towards digital dentistry – so no more impressions
  • Family friendly