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Category Archives: Practice Development

Here we will update our readers with the development of our staff, practice and services when they become available. This will allow our current patients and future patients to see our commitment to excellence and the highest standards

Resumption of Hygiene Clinics

During the Covid-19 crisis and initial lockdown you will probably be aware of some of the issues we have faced in dentistry. From PPE shortages and working in a high risk environment leading to practices eventually having to close their doors until 8th June; to re-opening and being faced with a world of new working procedures, PPE protocols and ways of operating.

Unfortunately this has meant that we were unable to offer a full range of services for many months, including our ever-popular hygiene clinics with Lucy Murray and Michelle Rodrigues. We are now pleased to be able to announce that our hygiene clinics are back in full swing after an initial trial period and Lucy & Michelle can’t wait to be able to welcome all of their patients back for appointments!

Please do contact us if you are due or overdue a hygiene appointment and we will be more than happy to arrange this for you. We are welcoming new and existing patients to the practice.



Monday and Thursday

9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm


Alternate Saturdays



Standard hygiene – £75

Extended hygiene (suitable for periodontal disease) – £135

To book please contact or call 01727 893430.

*Please note a deposit is payable upon booking. All deposits are refundable subject to our cancellation policy, where we ask for 48 hours’ notice of all cancellations where reasonable. This is at the clinician or practice manager’s discretion.

Find A St Albans Dentist

High Oaks Dental Practice St Albans is located within a small parade of convenience shops at the north of St Albans.

We are located off Green Lane which can be joined from Batchworth Drive on one end and Harpenden Road on the other.

Being located near Batchwood Sports and Golf course we are surrounded by lots of green fields and have a calming relaxed atmosphere.

We are located a short drive from Harpenden and Redbourn and an approximate 15 minutes from Hemel Hempstead.



Local schools to us are where we have children visit us for check ups are:


St Albans Girls School

Townsend Church of England

Batchwood School

Garden Fields JMI School

Sandringham School

Beaumont School

Bern ands Heath School.


Our team at High Oaks Dental look forward to meeting you and your family soon for a dental check up.



Book An Appointment

Looking for a new dentist? With our experienced, dedicated family dentists we are great for the whole family. Our dentists are able to provide a broad spectrum of general dental services and advanced cosmetic treatments and we are more than happy to discuss all your options.



Why not book online?

You can book a private dental check up or dental hygienist appointment in our dedicated out-of-hours clinics.



Why not request a callback?

Fill out this form and one of our friendly receptionists will call you at a time that is convenient so you can book your dental appointment for you or the whole family.


Why not call us?

Call us on 01727 893430 to register or book a dental appointment.


Our St Albans Dentists have dedicated Emergency Dental Appointments available.

Private dentist clinic St Albans

Our private dental clinic is now open in St Albans.

Our private St Albans dentists are available on Monday and Tuesday evenings, and Saturdays.

We already have a growing list of dental patients wishing to visit after work and on weekends to have their dental check ups, hygienist and dental treatments so they don’t have to leave work early.

Our facilities maintain the highest standards with the latest equipment and materials.

With our TVs in the surgeries we can develop your bespoke dental treatment plan together and ensure we can achieve a cosmetic and functional result in all cases.

Our dentists provide top quality private dental treatments at affordable prices and accept most insurance plans. We also offer 0% finance plans on treatment plans over £600.

Online Booking for New Patients St Albans now available

High Oaks Dental have teamed up with Toothpick.comtoothpick-logo-plain-transparent

to provide a facility for NEW patients in St Albans to book appointments with our dentists and hygienists online.


Online booking for Hygiene appointments

Currently, this facility is only for NEW PATIENTS with the choice of all available hygiene appointments with our hygienist Lucy Murray, including her Saturday diary. When booking an appointment you will be asked to pay the £45 fee online. This will pay for your hygienist appointment or pay towards your Air Jet Polish. Click here to see the excellent results of an Air Jet Polish.

If you are an existing patient and see an appointment slot you wish to book we ask you email us on or contact our reception team on 01727 893 430.


Online booking for Dental appointments

This facility is for NEW PATIENTS who wish to book a dental appointment with either Dr Shilan Shah or Dr Shail Patel for a PRIVATE DENTAL CONSULTATION. These appointments are for their evening and weekend diaries. On booking an online appointment you will be contacted by our reception team to confirm your booking. A fee guide for treatments is available here.

Free consultations are available for braces, facial aesthetics and implants (not with our specialist) with a £20 refundable deposit*.

Unfortunately, online booking is not available for patients seeking NHS treatments yet – but we are working on it.


We hope this new facility is welcomed by patients in St Albans, Hertfordshire and helps improve access for patients.


*This deposit is payable on making the consultation appointment and will be fully refunded after the consultation or can go towards the treatment if you wish. The deposit will not be returned should you fail to attend your consultation.

FFT – Friends & Family Test – patient reviews

This is a new initiative is to get more feedback from patients. It is designed to find out if patients are happy with the treatment they have received from their dentist and dental team and if they would recommend these services/team to their friends and family.

Our patients have been completing these forms for the past 6 months and the team are pleased to say the results are fantastic. We have scored 100% in patients recommending us to friends and family ‘extremely likely’ or ‘likely’.

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This response makes us proud that the improvements we have made over the past year are recognised by our patients and are being well received.

We are continually asking for feedback and reviews to our services and are constantly looking to improve and continue to provide high standards of care to all our patients.

If you have any feedback in how we can improve our services please email us at:

or alternatively, please fill out one of our patient questionnaires at the practice (all forms are kept anonymous).

Medical Emergency, CPR & AED Training

High Oaks Dental Team are proud to say we have completed our annual medical emergencies, CPR and AED training today.

Keeping up-to-date with the latest guidance and refreshing our knowledge and training means if the worst should happen and we have a medical emergency in the practice our patients can receive quick, effective treatment.

A fast response can mean a better recovery!

Being so close to St Albans Hospital means we also have a quick response from the heroic paramedics who can be onsite within 8 minutes of an emergency call.

We also ask all patients to complete an annual medical history form to update us in any changes in their medical conditions. But if any medical conditions do change between appointments we ask you kindly inform the team so we can be better prepared.

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This is just another way of showing our commitment to excellence and keeping our patients safe.

St Albans Dental Blog

Welcome to High Oaks Dental Blog.

We hope you will find our articles interesting, informative and helpful. They will be published monthly with new diverse content in each.

We will be writing on all aspects of dental treatments and best home care advice we offer at the practice.

We will publish any new improvements or training our team have undertaken to ensure, YOU, our patients get the best dental care available.

Our aim is to improve our patient’s oral health through prevention using the best evidence available as well as providing the best possible dental care in St Albans.


If you wish for us to discuss a particular topic which you can not find on our blog please email us: and one of our team will get to writing one up for you.

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