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We are a group of dedicated dental specialists and specialist interest dental practitioners located in Harpenden.   

We have been established as a highly successful specialist centre for over 20 years. We originally offered general dental treatments alongside more specialist ones, but due to our growing team of highly qualified specialists and consultants, we decided to limit our services to their particular areas of expertise.

We have now become one of the most trusted referral centres in the area, taking on a whole range of cases from over 250 general practices.

As well as being referred by your dentist, you can also refer yourself to our practice, but the majority of our work comes from dentists looking for solutions to more difficult to treat conditions.

Although our team of experienced specialists and consultants focus on different aspects of dentistry, they all work together to ensure the very best outcome for their patients.

Our philosophy is we are committed to lifelong learning and constant improvement of clinical skills and practices. We accept referrals for treatment, advice and second opinion or treatment planning. All specialists are active in their field and our practitioners are specialised in the following areas: implants, prosthetics, cosmetics, dentures and bite problems, veneers, crowns, bridge-work, periodontics and endodontics.

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Treatments Available & Prices

Bone grafting is sometimes called for as a precursor to some dental treatments which need a certain amount of bone to adhere to such as dental implants.   View treatment details

Treatment from
£450.00

Dental bridges are designed to ‘bridge’ the gap between teeth, when one or more are missing. A bridge is made up of crowns that sit either side of the gap and a false tooth is added into the gap.   View treatment details

A dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner machine is used for more complex dental x-ray needs such as Orthodontics or Dental Implants, whereby the dentist requires 360-degree image of your mouth.   View treatment details

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£150.00

Dental Crowns are used to strengthen your existing damaged tooth to protect its functionality. Crowns restore cracked, broken and damaged teeth. They can also be called caps as they often sit over your damaged tooth and protect the outer surface.   View treatment details

Dental implants are recommended if you have one, or multiple, missing teeth, designed to act as a replacement or artificial substitution for the root portion of your natural tooth.    View treatment details

Treatment from
£2,700.00

Dentures are used to cover missing teeth and can be removed from your mouth and be put back in whenever you choose. Dentures are created to suit your mouth and can be either full or partial.   View treatment details

Fixed braces are the most common type of orthodontic appliance. They can be used when a number of teeth need to be corrected, or when the treatment needs to be precise to prevent problems in the future.   View treatment details

A hygienist’s main area of work is to prevent and treat gum disease and this includes professionally cleaning your teeth, sometimes referred to as scaling and polishing, when you visit the dentist or book an appointment specifically to see a hygienist.   View treatment details

Treatment from
£60.00

Periodontitis, commonly referred to as gum disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Peri-implantitis is a condition also linked closely to periodontal disease, formed from the presence of mucositis, puss & bone loss around a dental implant.   View treatment details

Removable braces (clear aligners) is, as the name suggests, different to a regular brace in that it is not affixed to the teeth and are typically worn by adults who would like straighter teeth but don't want the 'train track' fixed metal braces.   View treatment details

Root canal treatment is the term given to the procedure that aims to save the natural tooth following tooth decay and infection of the pulpal tissue. It is sometimes referred to as endodontics.   View treatment details

Treatment from
£370.00

Sedation can be used for minor surgical procedures or when the patient is highly anxious and nervous. Procedures where sedation is commonly used include the removal of wisdom teeth and medical or cosmetic treatments.   View treatment details

A sinus lift, sometimes known as sinus augmentation, is a type of surgery where additional bone is added to the upper jaw. The bone is added into the region of your molars and premolars.   View treatment details

A Smile Makeover involves one or more cosmetic, dental or facial rejuvenation procedures to improve the aesthetics of your smile.   View treatment details

Tooth whitening involves lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. There are several options available depending on how much you wish to spend and whether you would like to visit a dentist or do at home.   View treatment details

Tooth extraction is a process where one or more of your teeth is completely removed from your mouth. It is likely that your dentist will carry out this procedure, but in some cases you may be referred to hospital where a surgeon will carry out the removal   View treatment details

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain, or a natural coloured composite material, which made to fit over the front surface of your tooth to improve its appearance, shape, or position. If you have badly damaged or crooked teeth, the solution may be a veneer   View treatment details

Composite fillings, otherwise known as white fillings, are used to restore teeth that have decayed. White fillings are also used for cosmetic purposes, changing the colour of the teeth to a more desirable shade.   View treatment details

Reviews (5)

  

I have completed just over a years treatment with Simon, and I had some challenging restorative dentistry after my accident. Being a perfectionist, I was always going to be difficult…

I have completed just over a years treatment with Simon, and I had some challenging restorative dentistry after my accident. Being a perfectionist, I was always going to be difficult to please! My treatments went smoothly and the end result AMAZING! I highly recommend Simon for his wonderful technical abilities, friendly and kind nature. Everyone at the Hertfordshire Dental Specialists are super helpful. I live over an hour away but it is well worth the journey! Thank you Simon and everyone who helped me regain my smile

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I would like to say how pleased I am with my crown work, carried out by Simon Critchlow. From start to finish, he was informative and friendly, really putting me…

I would like to say how pleased I am with my crown work, carried out by Simon Critchlow. From start to finish, he was informative and friendly, really putting me at ease throughout the process. My crowns are perfect fits and feel completely natural. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him or the Hertfordshire Dental Specialists.

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I was referred to Hertfordshire Dental Specialists by my previous surgery, I am an extremely nervous patient after having a disastrous experience at a Private Dentists in Hitchin. From day…

I was referred to Hertfordshire Dental Specialists by my previous surgery, I am an extremely nervous patient after having a disastrous experience at a Private Dentists in Hitchin. From day one of arriving at the surgery and meeting the receptionists who were so welcoming and then having my consultation with Russell Tant I was actually looking forward to my treatment starting!! He showed me some before and after pictures of patients that have had a similar history to me of losing all my top teeth following an illness. My only hope now was to have implant surgery that would take approx. 18 months to restore my smile and my confidence. After always being frightened in the past, my first procedure was fantastic, I not only was calm throughout but I was even looking forward to my next appointment and closer to my goal. Russell Tant has the most professional, caring soft nature that gives you nothing but confidence in the treatment he has planned for you, the time he takes to explain everything to you and making sure that you are as happy and confident in the end result as he was… I am now in the final stages of my treatment. My two lengthy visits with Will Murphy who carried out all the implant surgery were much less scary than I had imagined, again I think that it is more his professionalism and calming nature that they all seem to have at this surgery, especially the dental nurses who actually make it an almost enjoyable experience. I cannot wait to have my new smile and regain my confidence, it won’t be long now, even though it’s an hour journey to get here, never again will I go anywhere else to have my dental treatment. NEVER!!! I would refer anybody who wants to receive the best dental treatment you can ask for even if you are unfortunately scared like I was. Russell Tant, Will Murphy, Katrina, Chrissie, Charleigh and the team at Hertfordshire Dental Specialists are Wonderful!!!

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Like many others, I am a very nervous dental patient and after suffering pain for over two years, I plucked up the courage to visit Hertfordshire Dental Specialists for an…

Like many others, I am a very nervous dental patient and after suffering pain for over two years, I plucked up the courage to visit Hertfordshire Dental Specialists for an initial consultancy. I left that meeting with hope and encouragement that the pain could be removed and my smile could be restored. Russell Tant and his team have been absolutely wonderful; supportive, understanding and totally considerate of my needs. I trusted Russell Tant from day one. Very early into my treatment plan he made a model to demonstrate what my teeth would look like when the treatment was complete. I never lost sight of this goal as Russell Tant stepped me through the treatment plan. I am absolutely delighted with the outcome. This has been a life changing evening for me: •My self confidence is back •My health has significantly improved as I can now enjoy a balanced diet including the acidic fruits that I was not able to eat prior to my treatment •I feel years younger (I am told that I look younger as well!) The overall results look stunning; much better than I had imagined. When I reflect back the skill and professionalism just speaks volumes. In my experience, I can say that Hertfordshire Dental Specialists is highly professional with a true customer focus. The staff and Consultants are very patient and caring and they deliver fantastic results. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hertfordshire Dental Specialists. With many thanks, Mrs E Gardner

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After years of suffering with ill-fitting dentures and the loss of all my confidence, Hertfordshire Dental Specialists was recommended to me. After a consultation with Mr Tant I now have…

After years of suffering with ill-fitting dentures and the loss of all my confidence, Hertfordshire Dental Specialists was recommended to me. After a consultation with Mr Tant I now have dentures that not just look good, they fit so well and I can now eat out with confidence. I would tell anyone who has the same problems as I had that they will be able to help and put them at ease.

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Meet the Team

Dr Russell B Tant
Specialist in Endodontics
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Dr Sara Tabiat-Pour
Specialist in Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry
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Dr Will Murphy
Implant Surgeon
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Dr Apostolos Bozis
Practice Limited to Endodontics
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Dr Rupal Patel
Specialist in Periodontics
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Dr Rohini Babber
Specialist in Orthodontics
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Dr Rovina Patel
Oral Surgeon
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Laura Cross
Dental Hygienist and Therapist
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Hertfordshire Dental Specialists
9-11b Leyton Road
Harpenden
England
AL5 2HU