Please call us on our numbers above to book an appointment. If you are wishing to book an appointment as a new independent patient, please use our ‘contact us’ form and we will get in touch with you to arrange an appointment.
How do I get an NHS dentist?Rayner12018-11-21T17:43:24+00:00
NHS dentistry provides treatment of a reasonable standard to secure and maintain oral health. Fees are set by the Department of Health and will be the same with every NHS dentist. The NHS does not provide any cosmetic treatments including certain white fillings, tooth whitening, braces, implants, Botox, fillers and certain types of crowns. Demand for NHS treatment is quite high and the wait for an appointment can be quite high.
Private dentistry provides the full range of treatment options. Prices are variable, and in certain circumstances can be cheaper than those set by the NHS. Reserved clinical sessions are held each day for emergencies and for patients wishing to been sooner than the nearest available routine NHS appointment. Please click here for a price list of private treatments. Mr T Rayner and Mr Johnston are able to offer later evening appointments for their independent patients
What dental treatment is available on the NHS and how much will it cost?Rayner12018-11-21T17:45:58+00:00
Please bring evidence of your exemption at every appointment and please show the reception team so they can process your paperwork. Please note that fraudulent claims will incur a penalty charge of £100 in addition to the costs of repaying your NHS treatment.
What do I need to take on my first examination?Rayner12018-12-19T12:03:56+00:00
We try our utmost to see everyone on time. Some people are often seen ahead of time. We do ask that patients arrive a few minutes in advance of their allotted time in order to complete important documents, and that if we are running ahead of time we can see you early. If you are more than half the allotted surgery time late for an appointment, we may ask you to reappoint as otherwise we will overrun into the next patient’s appointment. If you are running late please try to let us know as soon as possible as it may be possible to juggle appointments around so that you can be seen.
Am I seen by the same dentist every time?Rayner12018-11-21T17:49:25+00:00
For all our patients, we try our hardest for them to see the same dentist. This allows patients to develop a rapport with their dentist which we feel is important. The NHS does not stipulate that dentist and patient has this relationship. From time to time we may have to, and reserve the right to transfer a patient from one dentist’s care to another.
How do I get an emergency appointment? Rayner12018-11-21T17:49:44+00:00
Emergency appointments are available every day. Please ring as soon as possible for an emergency appointment for that day. Should you have a dental emergency outside of the practice opening hours, please call the NHS ‘111’ service.
Do you offer late night appointments?Rayner12020-10-31T15:53:29+00:00
Our front entrance has ramped access and we have a ground floor surgery. Sadly we are unable to provide a disable specific toilet due to the structural constraints of the building. Please let us know your requirements in advance and we will do our best to accommodate them.
Is there car parking at the practice?Rayner12018-11-21T17:51:55+00:00
Although we do not have a dedicated car park, there is usually plenty of on street parking in front and behind of the building. Due to the presence of a bus stop directly in front the of building and the fact we are part of a row of terraces, we are unable to provide a dedicated disabled space.
Can I get to the practice by public transport?Rayner12018-11-21T17:52:14+00:00
How often we will need to see you is based on the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums. It could be as short as three months, but if you have no current problems, we might not need to see you for up to two years.
Why do I need to come to the dentist if I am not experiencing any pain?Rayner12018-12-19T12:05:41+00:00
Most dental disease causes no pain at all until it is well advanced. Although it is perfectly possible that the reason you have no pain is that you are completely healthy, it is equally possible that you have significant tooth decay, or advanced gum disease, or a chronic abscess, but do not know it. Our healthy mouth assessments are designed to pick up all types of potential problems, including checking for mouth cancer. If your teeth are healthy we can advise you on how to keep them that way. If you do not visit the practice in over 3 years, you are at risk of losing your place.
Do you offer implants at your practice?Rayner12018-11-21T17:53:38+00:00
Yes you can, and we would appreciate as much advance notice as possible so that we can offer your appointment to someone else. Multiple cancellations less than twenty-four hours prior to your appointment may risk your status at the practice
Will I have treatment on my first visit?Rayner12018-11-21T17:54:14+00:00
If you are in pain, we will do our best to get you out of pain. We will do a full check-up of your mouth, chart the existing condition on our computer, take radiographs if necessary, discuss the options for your treatment and give you a written treatment plan – if you only require a small amount of treatment then, time allowing, we may complete your treatment during the same appointment.
What should I do if I have knocked a tooth out?Rayner12018-11-21T17:54:44+00:00
The tooth will need to be re-implanted into its socket immediately so contact your dentist. In the meantime, hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it’s dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If that isn’t possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and take it with you to your dentist as quickly as possible.
Do you refer patients to specialists?Rayner12018-11-21T17:55:06+00:00
One of the reasons dentists suggest you avoid eating and drinking following treatment is due to the effects of the local anaesthetic. The numbness of the mouth may cause you to inadvertently bite the soft tissues, and or scald your mouth if the temperature of the food and drink cannot be perceived. We would advise you to wait 2-4 hours until the effects of the anaesthesia have worn off.
What should I do regularly to care for my teeth?Rayner12018-11-21T17:55:53+00:00
The nicotine and tar in smoke will stain your teeth, it will cause and accelerate gum disease which may lead to tooth loss, you may get bad breath and it also increases your risk of developing mouth and throat (and obviously lung) cancers. Smoking reduces the blood and oxygen supply to the gums. Quite often this will mean that if you smoke your gums don’t bleed (first warning sign of gum disease), even though they are very unhealthy.
What are the signs of mouth cancer?Rayner12018-11-21T17:56:47+00:00
Mouth cancer can appear in different forms and can affect all parts of the mouth, tongue and lips. It can appear as a painless mouth ulcer that does not heal normally. If you ever have a mouth ulcer which does not heal after 3 weeks please come to see us so we can check it out. We do a thorough inspection for mouth cancer at every check-up.
Are dental X-rays dangerous?Rayner12018-11-21T17:57:04+00:00
The amount of radiation received from a dental X-ray is extremely small. Radiation is present all around us all the time. You get about the same amount of radiation from having two dental X-rays as you do travelling on a flight to Spain.
I was pleased with the treatment I received from my dentist. What can I do next?Rayner12018-12-19T12:11:13+00:00
If you were particularly impressed with the treatment you received from your dentist you may wish to let them know by sending us an email or letter. Practices value feedback and some may publish patients’ comments on their websites or in their leaflets or newsletter. You may also like to post a review on our NHS Choices page or Google Map page.
If you have had restorative treatment on the NHS, and something goes wrong, requiring repair or re-treatment, within 12 months of the original treatment, then your dentist should carry out the necessary work free of charge.
Restorative treatment includes fillings, root fillings, inlays, porcelain veneers or crowns.
This will not normally apply if:
within the 12-month period another dentist has carried out any treatment on the same tooth that has been restored, or
the patient was advised at the time of the restoration that it was temporary or a different restoration was more appropriate, but the patient insisted on a different form of restoration, or
the repair or restoration is a result of trauma
What guarantees do you offer on your independent treatment?Rayner12018-11-21T18:03:14+00:00
We will repair, adjust or replace as necessary any fillings, crowns, bridges, and dentures that we have placed which fail prematurely within two years. However, on top of this we will always assess each case on its merits, and if we believe an item needs replacing because of something we could have done better, we will redo it free of charge or at a reduced cost even if it is over two years since it was placed. Valplast dentures are guaranteed for life against breakage in normal use. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee root fillings (as even perfect technique does not 100% guarantee a successful outcome), nor can we guarantee treatments that you request against our advice. For example if we advise that the only suitable treatment for a broken tooth is a crown, and you request we do the best filling we can in the circumstances, we will always try to fulfil your requirements but we cannot guarantee that the filling will last.
Is Valplast® safe for patients with allergies to common dental materials?Rayner12019-03-09T10:24:14+00:00
Patients that suffer from allergic reactions to common dental materials have been using Valplast® restorations for more than fifty years with an amazingly low reaction rate. Valplast® is a thermoplastic nylon which contains no acrylic monomer and a completely metal free colouring agent, making it an excellent choice for patients who suffer allergic reactions to acrylic and metal dental materials. You contact RDT Technology Ltd on 01903 700037 if you would like a sample chip of Valplast® resin to test for reactivity.
Will my partial break under stress?Rayner12019-03-09T10:26:01+00:00
The Valplast® resin is guaranteed to never break under normal wear and tear for the lifetime of the appliance. This warranty covers the Valplast® resin (pink, nylon material) that is used to make the denture, but not the teeth that are embedded in it.
Can I have a tooth added to my Valplast® partial?Rayner12019-03-09T10:28:31+00:00
Yes you can. Rayner Dental will have to send the partial to a Certified Valplast® Laboratory to have the tooth or teeth added to it, and you may have to go without your partial for a few days. The partial will come back to you looking brand new, with the new addition hardly visible! Please feel free to ask Rayner Dental to contact Valplast® on 01903 700037 if they need to find a Valplast® laboratory that is capable of providing this service.
Will shop bought cleaners work on my Valplast® Partial?Rayner12019-03-09T10:28:08+00:00
Proprietary brands of denture cleaner are not recommended for cleaning a Valplast® appliance, as they are not as effective as Val-Clean® and may contain ingredients that could damage the Valplast® or its colour.
Where can I purchase FDC™ Flexible Denture Cleaner and Val-Clean® Concentrated Denture Cleaner?Rayner12019-03-09T10:29:44+00:00
FDC™Flexible Denture Cleaner and Val-Clean® are available from Rayner Dental. Please contact Rayner Dental about your requirements. FDC™ Flexible Denture Cleaner and Val-Clean® is not available in shops at this time.
What is the Sleepwell?Rayner12021-02-10T14:29:32+00:00
The Sleepwell features a small mechanism that holds the lower jaw in a forward position. This prevents the airway from collapsing and the tissues at the back of the throat from vibrating, reducing the snoring sound.
What does it cost?Rayner12021-02-10T14:30:19+00:00
Yes – it is the most clinically proven dental device available for the treatment of snoring. Unique design features mean you can adjust the position of your lower jaw yourself for optimum comfort and effectiveness.
Is it comfortable?Rayner12021-02-10T14:31:04+00:00
The Sleepwell has been designed with a soft inner lining and full side-to-side movement to increase comfort. Initially, you may experience an increase in saliva whilst wearing the Sleepwell, or feel that your teeth do not bite together properly in the morning. These are normal short-term issues and will lessen with time.
How do I start treatment?Rayner12021-02-10T14:31:34+00:00
You will need to book an initial appointment with your dentist to diagnose your condition and have your impressions taken. You will be asked to complete a pre-screening questionnaire that will help your dentist identify the severity of your snoring. You will then need a second appointment to collect your Sleepwell and learn how to use and adjust it.
Rayner dental practice is providing an amazing service. The dentists and staff are brilliant. They take really good... care of my kids and myself. They explain everything in detail and put you at ease.Staff are so welcoming and are very helpful. I have and will continue to recommend their services. Thank you for everything you do, my family appreciate it.read more
I had an amazing experience as the receptionist booked me in extremely quickly, and many thanks to Tom who helped... relieve the excruciating pain I was feeling. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a dentist that offers exceptional service.read more
Many thanks to all at Rayner Dental, no need to be nervous here, all staff members are lovely, friendly and will put... you at ease. I have been a patient at Mr Rayners (and previously Mr Rayner senior) since I was 26 ( long ,long ago !) How many people can say that they prefer visiting the dentist rather than the hairdresser? Well that's me ! I can't recommend my dentist and his colleagues highly enough and wouldn't want to go anywhere else.read more
As a very anxious patient, I feel very lucky to have found a dental practice where I feel my needs are met with... professionalism, care and respect. Shikal Abdullah has to be the best dental therapist I have visited- professional, patient, sensitive to my needs and offering valuable advice. Thank you!read more
Recently had my first visit to this practice and I was not disappointed. From start to finish the booking process has... been easy, the lady I spoke to on the phone was very friendly as were the staff and dentist when I arrived. I’ve already booked in for a following appointment and can’t see any reason for this not to be my go to practice from now onwards. Thanks for a lovely and reassuring experience.read more
Spoke to the receptionist called Henna absolutely brilliant phone manner really polite really friendly 5 stars got my... mums appointment booked in as a emergency with ease. Mr and Mrs rayner you should be proud to have such a brilliant receptionist thank you Henna keep up the good workread more
Excellent service by the hygienist today. My son felt at ease and was very happy with the treatment. Everything was... explained to us properly and also for the aftercare after the extraction 👍read more
An extremely professional and helpful practice. The dentist I have (Barzy) always takes the time to fully explain... procedures and treatments in a non condescending and helpful manner which is always appreciated. The staff behind the desk are also very warm and welcoming.read more
I have been an NHS patient at Rayner's for over 30 years and the service has remained excellent throughout. I phoned... today and the receptionist was polite, courteous, and also extremely informative regarding the Covid situation. Highly recommended dentist.read more
I have been going to Rayner dental for over 35 years and although I've moved out of Bradford I still make the journey.... Christine on the desk is highly efficient and welcoming and John Rayner has always kept my teeth and gums in tip top condition.read more
A Family run practice where Staff are professional and efficient.
I would like Dr B.Jaza to be acknowledged as he is... one of the very few Dentists I have have been acquainted with who excels in reassuring his patients, provides an excellent service by ensuring person centred care throughout the process.Overall experience/Service is always exemplary and is a good example of best practice.read more
A wonderful experience! The receptionist who I spoke to was very helpful and understanding. I was referred to Dr. Barzy... who took time to understand the problem I was having with a tooth. I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Barzy on two occasions. I cannot thank him enough for his advice. Whilst I am not a patient at the practice, I have no hesitation to be seen privately by Dr. Barzy at this wonderful practice. Please convey my gratitude to Dr. Barzy and the receptionists.read more
Dr Barzy was a great help in my dental journey. Given the current climate, both him and his team went out of their way... to deliver excellent services.
A big thank you, to Dr Barzy. And, not to forget Bilal - you were amazing!
I highly recommend this practice for any dental needs. I felt completely at ease, and enjoyed the service thoroughly.read more
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My dentist very kind. I was always afraid to go to... dentist before I met him but not now, he is the best Dr.Barzy Jaza and the nurse and receptionist was really helpful and kind as well.
Thank you Dr Jaza.read more
The treatment and service is always 100%.
For someone who years ago only went to a dentist because I had too, as I had... a bit of phobia.
Since being under the care of Thomas and his team, my fear and phobia are no more.
Always treated with care and respect.read more
I have visited Rayner's since I was about 4 years old. Many pleasant experiences over the years. All staff are very... friendly and professional. I feel very much in safe hands when I get my treatments done. I visited the hygienist for the first time today and that was a very good experience. I also bring my children for their check ups. Staff are very caring.read more
i had my teeth descaled and cleaned by Shikal, the hygienist,and was very impressed by the care she took.My gums feel... much better and anyone having hygien problems with gums i would recommend this treatmentread more
A huge thankyou too all the staff that helped me before and jouring my appointment last week I've never been so worried... about my teeth and gums. I can't thank everyone enough for the care understanding and empathy you showed and gave me. Don't know what I would off done without you all. Thankyou so so much Donna. Brilliant Dentists Brilliant staff! (:read more
I am very disappointed with this dentist the staff were really rude and made rude comments about my back fat and one of... the receptionist drew a smiley face on my back and made it talk very upset about this :( I hope Tom cna get better staff because Samartha Shetty and Barzy Jazza was very very ruderead more
It’s always a pleasant experience visiting the practice, everyone is always so friendly and welcoming. I’m very... nervous about dentists but have always felt comfortable and at ease here. The dentist explains everything that he is doing and gives advice as to what to do next. Thank you, see you soon
Helen Longread more
I went in for a filling seeing Dr Jazza for a course of treatments I've always been looked after but those appointment... on 30/4 as always dr Jazza was great nit his assistant Bilal was really good he made the treatment go smoothly 👍read more
Been my family dentist since I was born and they are absolutely amazing. They’ve got me sorted and out of pain the... same day as me contacting them and just genuinely lovely people through and through!read more
My teeth may not have looked that bad to anyone else but to me I really noticed that my two front teeth were starting... to cross over one other and my bottom row had always been very overcrowded. Having always had a toothy smile - it’s something that was starting to really get me down. I saw Dr Johnston was starting Invisalign treatments so I jumped at the chance.
My treatment took roughly 6 months - retainers were worn everyday and night, only removed to eat and drink (not water) and never more than 90mins at a time. I still have more whitening to do but have quite sensitive teeth so I spoke to Will and he suggested I take frequent rest periods between each exposure which made the world of difference.
I cannot fault Dr Johnson for the care and attention he paid my teeth throughout this process. There are some lengthy appointments throughout, made harder for the dental staff having to be PPE’d up to their eyeballs during COVID. The appointments included getting moulds and anchoring attachments to your teeth, tooth shaving and the final wire retainer. Thankfully, Dr Johnston put me at ease & ensured I didn’t feel a thing & made a possibly stressful experience easily manageable. However, what I will say is the process doesn’t work if you don’t put the time in at home - it’s painful, uncomfortable and time consuming in the beginning but soon becomes a way of life and part of the routine. If you have the time and funds to go through the process I would say without question go to Dr Johnston and get it done!!! It may seem like a lot of money but your teeth are with you for life, I see it as a life long investment and something which I didn’t realise would make such a difference to my self esteem. Thank you Dr Johnson for your care and see you at my next check up appointment with my straight pearly whites. Thank you to all the Rayner Dental staff for making treatment during COVID a non-stressful experience too, great practice and great staff.read more
Had treatment on 18th Feb 2021, I've always been nervous about the Dentist. Don't know why? The Dentist I saw was very... gentle and reassuring listened to me and explained everything what was going on. Under the current circumstances with covid the set up is spot on Thank you to the Dentist a credit to Rayner Dental Practiceread more
What can I say, AMAZING. Will the Dentist made me feel at ease, and explained everything that was going to happen with... my teeth. He was extremely efficient, and his staff very helpful and friendly. Thankyou so muchread more
Rayners have been our family dentist for over 30 years.Our girls now take their own families.We have always received... the best professional service. Also the receptionists are just the best so friendly and helpful.read more
Rayners have been my Dentist for over 30+ years always a friendly and professional team and have always been able to... receive an appointment without any trouble .
Wonderful new treatment rooms with the latest tech New staff members to add to the team .Emily explained in detail my treatment plan .read more
Having endured excruciating pain and sleepiness nights, Will (the Dentist) showed amazing understanding and empathy,... diagnosed the problem and administered medication promptly. A First Class service. Would whole heartedly recommend themread more
I have only just started going to Rayners I had to have a tooth taken out , I have to say I have been treated great... 😀 Emily my dentist is so lovely and reassuring ! I have been again for a check up and all the PPE is in place wish I had gone there ages ago 👌👍🏻read more
As treatment continued after the first lockdown, I would like to say a big thank you to Tom and Staff at Rayner Dental... Practice. The care and treatment was nothing but first class and am extremely pleased with the outcome. Thanks once again...read more
I have used this dentist for many years and recently requested an emergency appointment due to severe pain. The... receptionist (Erin, I think is her name) was super efficient, asking the dentist to call me back, and I received a phone call within 30 minutes from the dentist who agreed that an appointment was necessary and booked me in there and then. Fantastic service in these troubled times, I really appreciate the urgency of all involved. Thank you again. Paul Springread more
Tom is my dentist and he is so kind and talks me through everything he is doing as he knows just how scared I am. The... staff are all polite and helpful. Can't fault them at all. Thank you Tom and your teamread more
Hi I just want to thank everyone at Rayner dental practice for everything they have done for me especially Tom he took... 2 back teeth out and made me feel safe he is a first class dentist and I would recommend him to everyone thanks for all your care keep saferead more
5* is a must for here...if I could give higher I would. Tom and Will are my heroes! I’ve always been so scared to go... to the dentist, they usually talk down to me but not Tom and Will. I don’t shake anymore....thank you guys I’m so lucky.read more
The best dentist ever I found. Honestly I tried many but rayner dental practice is the best one.thanks alot to... prescribe the medication for me in this difficult time.thanks alot with 100stars.read more
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