Important Infomation on COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there will limited services operating at the practice. 
We have invested time and resources during the enforced closure to upgrade the practice to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible. This includes sourcing and purchasing enhanced EU approved PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and enhancing our infection prevention protocol to safeguard against the COVID-19 respiratory virus.

You should be aware that there will be less appointments available than before and that the patient experience will differ. You will be required to have a scheduled appointment, arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment, have to wait outside the practice rather than in our waiting area, wait to enter until called, have your temperature checked on entry to the practice and pay with debit/credit card. Please avoid touching door handles and sanitise your hands with the provided alcohol gel on entry. Additional persons such as friends or family will not be allowed to accompany patients unless absolutely necessary. Toilet facilities will not be available. Many treatments may also not be available due to the risk of generating aerosols. We appreciate your patience during these difficult times.

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Broadwater Dental Practice has served the local Stevenage community for over 40 years offering both NHS and private dentistry. We are proud to have treated multiple generations of families and proud that many patients have stayed with us even after moving to different localities. Our primary concern is the health of your teeth and providing you with a positive dental experience.

The practice itself is located close to Junction 7 of the A1(M) on a road with free on-street parking. There are wheelchair accessible surgeries on the ground floor in which full dental and hygienist services are available.

Our dentists have significant experience of treating both routine and complex work. Jackie Newbury has been a familiar face on our reception desk for over 30 years playing a vital role in making our patients' visits as comfortable as possible.

Dr Sonal Patel is the Principal Dentist and graduated from Manchester University in 2004, passed the MFGDP (UK) exam in 2007, and was awarded a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2012. She is a trainer for foundation dentists and has a particular interest in root canal treatments, cosmetic dentistry, and preventative dentistry in children.

The practice has four associate dentists including the former Principal Dentist. We have an oral surgeon who undertakes complex extractions, and a highly experienced visiting implantolgist. Associate dentists Dr Anissa Virdee and Dr Nickil Dhokia are  accepting new NHS patients.

We have two hygienists who are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. They have a wealth of experience in cleaning teeth, preventative dental care and educating patients about maintaining oral health.

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Principal Dentist
GDC Number: 83241
Qualified from University of Manchester in 2004


Associate Dentist
GDC Number: 63015
Qualified from University of Manchester in 1987


Associate Dentist
GDC Number: 47285
Qualified from University of Sheffield in 1973



Associate Dentist
GDC Number: 265398
Qualified from Queen Mary University of London in 2012


Associate Dentist
GDC Number: 278159
Qualified from King's Colllege London in 2018


Oral Surgeon
GDC Number: 71103
Qualified from King's College London in 1995



Experienced provider of the leading brand of clear braces

Dr Sonal is a trained provider of Invisalign which is the market leader in clear braces for 15 years . Book a consultation with her to see if your teeth may benefit from the latest technology in teeth straightening. We offer cutting edge digital scanning technology which avoids the needs to make uncomfortable impressions.



We offer a comprehensive range of dental services from routine check-ups to implants and invisible braces. Please click here for a self-help guide to see if there are simple measures to help urgent problems in advance of your appointment.



Our opening hours are:
Monday to Friday
8am - 5pm

302 Broadwater Crescent

01438 314848


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