Reasons to choose Oakdale Dental
Concierge Patient Care
A Serene Space
World Class Dentistry
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What makes Oakdale unique
O1 / We are family
A friendly, helpful team in a family run practice established for over 82 years. With an average of 25 years of experience.
02 / We offer all treatments
From a routine check-up to cosmetic procedures, we offer all aspects of dentistry under one roof. We look forward to welcoming you.
O3 / We are bespoke
All of our treatments are completely bespoke to your needs but one thing that remains consistent is our exceptional level of service.
O4 / We provide referrals
We are a specialist referral practice for all oral surgery procedures. Over 400 patients are referred to us annually due to our high level of expertise.
O5 / We offer patient convenience
Book an appointment time that suits you. Our opening hours include a late-night opening on Thursdays until 7.30 pm.
O6 / We can provide finance
Our 0% finance options make dental treatment payments more affordable. We also offer a competitively priced Practice Membership plan.
The History of Oakdale Dental
The Practice Origins
The practice was started prior to the Second World War in Sileby, Leicestershire by Kenneth Smith and William Sylvanus Jones who were the original partners. After the war they acquired premises at 23 Fosse Road Central and moved the practice there. The practice was called Smith & Jones at that time.
The Current Premises
In 1963 David Hern joined the partnership and 21 Fosse Road Central was bought and the practice expanded into the two houses. The practice became known as “Smith, Jones and Hern”.
Ken Smith died at the end of 1971, creating a vacancy and Laurence Jacobs joined at the start of 1972, quickly followed by Paul Jolley as the practice grew. Michael Seal joined the partnership in 1982.
Becoming Oakdale Dental
David Hern retired in 1995 and the name changed to Oakdale Dental Practice this being the name of the house, number 23.
The dental practice has always been proud of its close links with dental education. It became a training practice in the Trent Vocational Training Scheme in 1985 and is now the home to the Leicester Dental Study Club. The Study Clubs engage with the local dental community and help to transfer knowledge and in turn improve the overall standard of dentistry available in Leicester.
The partnership of Jacobs, Jolley, Seal, and Butters was dissolved in 2004, and when Laurence Jacobs went into partnership with Bayan Al Saraj who then took over control of the practice when Laurence Jacobs retired in 2008. Mr. Al Saraj was the sole principal for six years until it was taken over by Alif Moosajee in 2014. Alif and his team have worked hard to elevate the standards at the practice even further and are fully focused on providing exceptional patient care and outstanding treatment results. We hope that you will choose to join our family.