Contact Us

For appointments and enquiries please call us on:
01634 840 303.

Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-4pm
Saturday: by appointment only

Address: 203 High St, Rochester ME1 1HB

Car parking: There is free car parking available at the rear of the clinic. This is located off Furrell’s Road – this is a one way street accessed from Bardell Terrace. You must provide your car registration at reception. Additionally there are numerous public car parks within a short walk of the clinic.

Rail: The closest train station is Rochester which is a five minute walk from the clinic.

Bus: There are numerous services which pass the clinic and there is a bus-stop directly outside the clinic.


Complaints Procedure

Complaints Code Process Patient Information
We want our service to meet your expectations. If you have a concern or complaint about any aspect of our service, we want to know
what mistakes we made and identify how we can improve to ensure that we meet your expectations in future. Our aim is to learn from
any feedback we receive and improve the service we provide to our patients.
We will deal with complaints courteously and promptly and aim to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.

Making a Complaint

If you wish to make a complaint or simply let us know how we could have done better, please contact Miss Silvia Chau, our Complaints’
– By telephone on 01634840303
– By email at
– By letter to Miss Silvia Chau, Crown Court Clinic, 203 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1HB
– In person.

The Complaints’ Manager usually works at the practice on Mondays- Fridays 9 am- 5 pm and will endeavour to be available during these
times. You may find it more convenient to make an appointment with Complaints’ Manager to ensure that she can dedicate sufficient time
to meet with you.

If you contact the practice to make a complaint and the Complaints’ Manager is not available, we will arrange a convenient time for them
to contact you. We will ask you for brief details of your complaint so that the Complaints’ Manager can gather any useful information
before contacting you. You will be given a copy of the notes made for the Complaints’ Manager.
If the matter requires a more immediate response, we will arrange for a senior member of the dental team to deal with it.

If your complaint is about your dental treatment or the fee charged, we will usually ask the dentist concerned to contact you, unless you
do not want this.

We acknowledge all complaints in writing and enclose a copy of this code of practice as soon as possible, normally within 3 working

Investigating a Complaint: We will offer to discuss the complaint with you and will ask how you would like to be kept informed of developments – by telephone, letters or e-mail or by face-to-face meetings. We will let you know how we will deal with your complaint and the likely time that the investigation will take to complete.

If you do not wish to discuss the complaint further, we will still let you know the expected timescale for completing the investigation.
We will investigate your complaint– promptly within 10 working days or, if the issue is complex, within 6 months and, as far as reasonably practicable, will let you know how our investigation is progressing.

When we have completed our investigation, we will provide you with a full written report, unless you have told us that you do not wish for
further communication. The report will explain how we considered the complaint, the conclusions we reached for each part of your
complaint, details of any remedial action we have taken and whether further action is needed.

Records: We keep proper and comprehensive records of any complaints that we receive and the action we have taken following investigation.  We
review these records regularly to ensure that we recognise our mistakes and take every opportunity to improve our service.

If you are not satisfied: If your complaint was about your dental treatment and you are not satisfied with the result of our investigation, you can take up the matter with a relevant external organisation.

For complaints about NHS treatment:
NHS Local Area Team
NHS England
PO Box 16738
Redditch B97 9PT
Tel:  0300 311 2233

Care Quality Commission (CQC)
03000 616161

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

Helpline:  0345 015 4033

Address: Millbank Tower,
Millbank, London SW1P 4QP

For complaints about private treatment:
Dental Complaints Service
37 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8DQ

Tel: 0208 2530 800

Private Patient Enquiry

NHS Patient Enquiry

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