Anyone who has been to St Stephens Dental Practice will know it looks a little different and eye catching inside.

The practice is brightly decorated, comfortable and welcoming.

Owner Martin Southon is very keen on art of all types so there is quite a differing array on display. He has tried to make the practice seem much less clinical and intimidating than most dental practices.

The waiting room and surgeries feature original paintings by Lin Broadley and Issy Richardson, brass frog sculptures by Tim Cotterill and Geckoman and photos by Barry Amos. There are vintage post cards and images of dentistry in the past.

There are a wide selection of up to date magazines and televisions in the waiting room and surgeries showing interesting “ambient” programs.
In the waiting room there is an old restored dental chair and drill to show how far dentistry has moved on. But the most original and unusual item on show is a new arrival.

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It is a wood carving of an upper molar tooth nearly 2 feet tall and carved from a single piece of walnut wood. This is the result of a commission from local sculptor and wood carver, Daniel Hilton. The idea came to Martin when he was treating Daniel. This is one of the most unusual things he has created and is very tactile and a true work of art. The tooth is very accurately replicated and is completely eye catching. It is completely one of a kind.

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If you like Daniels work you can see more on his website, and to speak to him either Email at or phone on 07852984598.

To book an appointment at St Stephens Dental Practice please call on 01227 452668 or Email at or just drop in if you would like to have a look at the artwork on show.

St Stephens Dental Practice where we will give you the confidence to smile.