Practice re-opening

Dear Patient,

We would like to explain to you and your families how we propose to restart our services. We hope that you have all managed to remain safe and have so far come through the pandemic in complete health.

Our planned re-opening of the practice is the 17th June 2020, following a risk assessment to confirm it is safe to do so. Patients need to confirm with the practice that they are not vulnerable or shielding before attending any appointments. These patients should only attend the practice if absolutely unavoidable. For those unsure please follow the below link for clarification:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/whos-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/

Unfortunately, from now on our working practises are having to change, as safety requires us to adopt additional procedures and protocols as well as the use of more protective equipment. Although some practices may have started back on 8th June, in line with the statement put out on national television, the majority of practices will not be able to start. This is because personal protective equipment (PPE) of the kind now required needs to be sourced and specially fit-tested to ensure full safety compliance. This requires time and, of course, the availability of PPE.

Dental practices are very well versed in infection control procedures but, in order to ensure a safer environment, further controls involving remote triaging in advance of the patient’s appointment, as well as accessing and departing the practice safely will now be adopted. The use of a waiting area/room will be minimal and overall the practice will have a more spartan appearance. We shall be contacting you all in due course and protocols to follow from now on will be explained to you by the staff. Should you in the meantime have questions or dental issues, please feel free to contact us.

Fewer patients can be treated, as the time required to allow the air to be refreshed (dispersal of aerosols) and the thorough cleaning of surgeries between patients has to be observed. Appointment times between patients will be more spaced to avoid contact with others. Inevitably, choice of appointment times will be more limited.

Initially, all treatments will be prioritised to deal with the more pressing cases, although for the time-being these can only be limited to non-aerosol treatment i.e. without the use of coolant sprays for drills or ultrasonic scalers. We hope that eventually we can get back to a level of normality with the reintroduction of more extensive treatments, but unfortunately the dental profession is generally not yet at that stage.

We shall try to do our best to ensure a trouble-free experience for everyone, but we ask for your patience as we all adjust to these new procedures.

Dr Cheryl Tracey
Dr Alastair Mann

Practice team


Oakham Dental Studio offers all types of dental treatment under one roof, thanks to specialist staff and all the latest dental technology.

Our brand new practice has facilities for general dentistry and cosmetic treatments as well as the services of two highly qualified consultant orthodontists. We use high-tech equipment from Sirona, Germany, as well as all the latest materials and dental techniques, to ensure you get the very best treatment available. We are committed to high standards of hygiene, sterilisation, health and safety, so you can feel assured that you are in very safe hands. We are also fully compliant with all General Dental Council policies and following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (March 2013) have received an excellent report.

It is important that all our patients feel comfortable and relaxed when they visit us, so our practice has been designed carefully and with great attention to detail. The practice is based in the courtyard development of Knight’s Yard, in the centre of Oakham, Rutland, meaning your visit to the dentist is a truly pleasant one, from start to finish.

Welcome to The Oakham Dental Studio: Rutland's newest dental practice

We offer the very best dentistry, cosmetic and orthodontic treatments in our friendly and welcoming dental practice.

General Dentistry

General check-ups are an important way of spotting potential issues before they become advanced. Patients visit us twice a year for an assessment of their teeth, gums and general oral health as well as a scale and polish.

Orthodontic Treatments

Orthodontics deals with the issue of crooked and crowded teeth (usually at the front of the mouth.) Treatment is sometimes necessary to change the position of teeth in order for them to bite and function effectively.

Cosmetic Treatments

If you are not happy with your smile or the appearance of your teeth, we can help. We offer white fillings and a teeth-whitening service to improve the colour of your teeth. Veneers can also be fitted to improve the look of your teeth.

Meet The Team

Our highly qualified dental team consists of general dental practitioner and principal dental surgeon Alastair Mann BDS and specialist orthodontists Cheryl Tracey and Julia Kotyla.

Other Services

  • Payment Options

    Our payment system is flexible to suit you. We take cheques, all credit or debit cards (apart from American Express) and cash.
  • Practice Policy

    Oakham Dental Studio strives to: Be polite and courteous to all our patients. Listen to patients’ requests. Only recommend treatments that will benefit our patients. Assess patients extremely carefully. Explain treatment and costs clearly to our patients. Keep our patients’ details strictly confidential. Administer high standards of infection control. See patients on time and inform them of delays. Refer patients if it is necessary.
  • Special Offers

Alastair J Mann

Principal Dental
Surgeon

Cheryl Tracy

Principal Dental
Orthodontist

  • We are writing to thank you the excellent dental care that we have received at Oakham Dental Studio. Our daughters, aged two and five, were seen at the Studio and were cared for brilliantly with thoughtfulness, gentleness, and technical expertise. The Pleasant atmosphere, of the studio and the calm and patient demeanor of Dr. Mann and his staff made the experience unintimidating for these young patients. We could not be more pleased with our appointments, from the first call to the end of the appointment. The office staff is friendly and helpful, the dental team is outstanding. Thank you very much for your excellent dental care. We look forward to continuing our dental care at Oakham Dental Studio.
    Scott & Sarah Staples
  • I should like to commend you on the excellent service I received when I attended for an emergency appointment whilst on holiday in the area. The receptionist could not have been more helpful and the dentist attended in the evening so that I did not have to wait for an appointment. Both the receptionist and the dentist were very polite and friendly the work carried out was of an excellent standard. I would recommend the practice.
    A & J.E Coplestone
  • Dear Miss Tracey and all staff of Oakham Dental Studio Thank you for your exceptional skills and professionalism in taking care about our daughter Elizaveta Bayramova. Previously, she was a very shy girl due to the problems with her teeth. At the moment Elizaveta is happy and confident person with excellent non stopping smile. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and patience in working with us and explaining all the important details. We can see the results of your professional work all the time when our daughter smiles. We were also positively surprised by the good organization of all appointments in your clinic without long waiting time and cancellations. Thank you for all you have done.
    Dr A Pilat and Mr R Bayramov