Cheddar - Dentist

Cheddar Dental Practice

“Holmleigh” has been a Dental Practice for over 40 years. Initially it was a branch practice from Wells before becoming the home and surgery for Steve Wilkinson. John Smalley joined as a partner in 1983. Steve retired to Cornwall in 2001 and John with his wife Gill were then in charge. We had the builders in twice (2006 & 2011) to extend and modernise our facilities.

In 2015 the ownership of the Practice changed again when Vinay Shah and his wife Krina took over.

We have an NHS contract and are proud that 90% of the work at the practice is carried out on the NHS. We are also a registered provider of ‘Denplan’ care.

Cheddar has been selected as a training practice for dental graduates and we enjoy getting to know new dentists every September. Vinay, John and Lucy are trainers.


We have seven surgeries and a purpose built, dedicated decontamination/ sterilisation room plus spacious seating areas. Our magazines are up to date! Our facilities are fully equipped to cater for people of all ages and abilities. Children are made particularly welcome with play areas in each waiting room, table football table, puzzles, books and games to keep them entertained. This policy has paid dividends in that most children positively look forward to their visits.

Our practice has wheel chair access to the three ground floor surgeries. We also have a hearing loop on Reception and information materials can be provided in large font. Access to translation services is available on request.

Opening times

Monday 08:30 - 12:30 13:45 - 17:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 12:30 13:45 - 17:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 12:30 13:45 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 12:30 13:45 - 17:30
Friday 08:30 - 12:30 13:45 - 17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Cheddar Dental Practice,
The Barrows,
BS27 3BE

About Cheddar Village
Dental links:
General Dental Council dental health foundation
oral b Sensodyne Colgate
NHS choices Denplan