A new NHS dentist is taking on 6,000 patients ahead of its summer opening.

This summer, Hove will see the opening of a new dentist which is taking thousands of NHS patients.

Damira Dental Studios is opening its 35th location in The Tate Offices, Eaton Road, and is inviting people to register their interest.

The dentist will cater for both NHS and private patients, providing a range of services from routine check-ups, hygiene appointments and Invisalign.

It will also host a specialist children’s clinic in the school holidays to get young patients ready for the return to school.

People who have registered will be contacted when their diary opens.

Damira Dental Studios in WickhamDamira Dental Studios in Wickham (Image: Damira Dental)

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Dr Anushika Brogan, managing director of Damira Dental Studios, said: “We are excited to be opening in this new location and expanding our group.

“Our new facility is equipped with the latest technology, allowing us to deliver the best care and services.

“We look forward to welcoming NHS and private patients to our practice.”

The practice hopes to open at the beginning of August.

People across the country have been affected by a crisis in dentistry, leaving many struggling to find an NHS dentist and forced to go private.

A 2023 survey by the British Dental Association found more than half of dentists in England have reduced their NHS commitment since 2020.

Meanwhile, a report by NHS Sussex in January revealed the results of a survey which found 40.9 per cent of respondents were unable to receive NHS dental treatment as they couldn’t find dentists that offered it.

The report also found that there have been 25 hand-backs of NHS contracts from dentists in Sussex since 2020.

Dentistry is a hot topic in the upcoming General Election, as the Green Party has pledged to offer everyone access to an NHS dentist, while Labour has promised to create 100,000 extra dental appointments.

In the Conservative manifesto, the party has pledged 2.5 million more NHS dental appointments through a “patient premium”, a financial incentive for dentists to take more NHS patients.