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This year, 2021, marks a century of dental treatment in the building at 2, Hyde Park Road. SpaDental Plymouth is proud to be keeping up the tradition, and our patients are enjoying the benefits of a hundred years of scientific progress in dentistry.
The practice was set up in 1921, by Mr Albert Stanley Oxley. Although he had been apprenticed to a dentist, he was not officially qualified as a dentist, but in those days there was nothing unusual in that.
An act of parliament introduced in 1878 to regulate the dental profession only introduced voluntary registration of dentists with the General Medical Council. When a new Dentists Act was passed in 1921, all newly qualified dentists had to register. Oxley, however, was able to continue practicing as he could prove that he was already working as a dentist.
Stanley Oxley and his wife had a son, Leo, who went to university, qualified as a dentist and worked alongside his father. Both father and son lived, with their families, and worked, at Hyde Park Lodge. In those days it was number 1 Hyde Park Road, later re-numbered to 2.
In 1972, David Smith bought the dental practice, and later sold to SpaDental, in conjunction with dentist Stephen Fletcher. This means that in one hundred years there have only been three owners of the dental practice.
SpaDental Plymouth is proud to continue serving the Plymouth community. Thinking back over a century of dental treatment, the progress in this field has changed people’s lives. We’re certainly pleased modern treatment is easier on the patient than a hundred years ago!
If you’re reading this, the chances are you live in Plymouth and know a lot already about its rich heritage and history. Walking around the city, Plymouth is full of hidden corners and quirky stories. We all have our favourites. If you’re reading this on Facebook, please leave a comment to share your favourite spot.
Also, if you’re interested in the history of the city, and you haven’t seen them before, the aerial photograph above is from an excellent collection of images by Steve Johnson taken during the 1980s that you can find here. Steve has generously donated them to the public domain, free to browse and download. It’s well worth a browse. Perhaps you can find your own home or a corner of the city you love?
A sincere thank you to Mr David Smith for his help.
Also about SpaDental Plymouth:
A Pleasant Experience @ Spa Dental Glastonbury "Friendly staff. This was my first visit to this dental practice and found the staff very friendly and reassuring. I had an initial assessment by the therapist who did an assessment prior to my next appointment. He was very good and explained carefully the treatment I needed in a professional manner! Overall I was impressed by the whole experience." "I went in today for a tooth extraction, my…More Testimonials
"Better than you could ever imagine - As always everyone involved with Spadental treats you with respect and dignity. Happy to have a friendly chat and always seem genuinely interested. I always leave the practice feeling happy- which might seem strange after just having dental treatment but that's the affect all the team always seem to have on me. Arranged a follow up appointment the very next day, as a cancellation had just come in.…More Testimonials
"Lovely staff - I have been with you for 17 years and I am still coming to you. Every one is so helpful and always talks to you." LE Thank you for your reviews The staff at SpaDental Chard feel proud to read your reviews. Your lovely comments, and your good opinion mean a lot to us. We appreciate the time and thought you put into writing about how your visit to the dentist went.…More Testimonials
It hasn't been an easy year, but our patients have been so understanding. Thank you all so very much for your kind support and the lovely feedback we've received. Your kind support is very motivating It means a lot to the SpaDental Chard team to read your feedback. Your feedback is important to us as it helps us work on continual improvement of our services. Our sincere thanks to all of you have taken the…More Testimonials
We've been catching up with our patients to find out how their treatment has been over the last months. This has been such a hard year for many of us, personally and professionally, and access to dental care has been affected in many ways by the pandemic. We'd really like to take this opportunity, therefore, to thank you for your understanding. We know that you have had to cope with cancellations and changes to our…More Testimonials
With the ups and downs of the last year, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patients for your support and understanding. Your thoughtfulness is reflected in the considerate comments we've received in response to our request for feedback. We truly appreciate your kind thoughts. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews of SpaDental Tewkesbury. A selection of your reviews: "The service during the last few months has…More Testimonials
SpaDental Whitchurch dentist is accepting new private patients. A new patient testimonial After the closure of my local dentist in Whitchurch I telephoned Spa Dental who made me an appointment. Unfortunately I had an abscess on my tooth before my appointment date, for which I was given an emergency appointment. I am a very nervous patient and it took a long time to build confidence with my old dentist , therefore my nerves were bad and I…More Testimonials
Kind words from our patients mean a lot to us. Thank you! We're very happy to read reviews that commend the Plymouth team and the dentists "excellent care" and "professional service". Recent patient reviews commend our excellent care: "In safe and caring hands - Without exception the treatment I have received has been outstanding. From the reception staff through each of the individuals involved, their focus is on you and you're fully involved in any…More Testimonials
We very much enjoyed reading the lovely Saltash patient reviews we've received in response to our recent request for feedback. On behalf of all the staff, thank you so much for your lovely comments. We sincerely appreciate your kind words, and will also use your recommendations in our planning. SpaDental considers your review comments carefully. We read them all, and use the information we gather to guide our practice so we can keep on improving…More Testimonials
A very appreciative thank you to our patients from the clinicians and staff at SpaDental Chard. It has been a pleasure reading your comments because if our patients are happy, then we're happy. Feedback about the team and treatment from SpaDental Chard reviews "Everyone in the practice is efficient, professional and knowledgeable." - HCG "5 Star Dental Care - Being in the centre of Chard, [the SpaDental] surgery is easily accessible for most patients. The…More Testimonials