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Linden House Dental Practice
10 Victoria Avenue
Harrogate HG1 1ED

Linden House Dental Practice, Harrogate is unique in the region because of its long history dating back to the 18th Century.

In 1948, a Harrogate Dental Practice was bought by Ted Kirkby, an ex-RAF dental surgeon, in order to provide free medical and dental treatment for the whole nation. Ted fondly remembers the snaking queues leading from reception, down the stairs and into the street as the dentists struggled to satisfy the huge demand. Free treatment didn’t actually last that long and by 1952 patients were paying £1 for a course of NHS Dental treatment.

In the following years, Ted teamed up with a Swedish Dentist who had been working in America and this partnership successfully introduced advanced restorative techniques using gold and porcelain crowns and bridges. At this time, the skills required to actually make these crowns was only available in London, so all the laboratory work was acquired from down South. Ted Kirkby was also a relative of the Thackrays from Leeds, who to this day have the award winning medical museum in Leeds – The Thackrays invented the replacement hip and were involved in ground breaking medical research. Ted shared this thirst for knowledge and application of new ideas which were passed on to his patients at Linden House.

Ted retired from practice in 1988 when current owner Graham Murray took over. Graham shared the same vision and introduced new techniques such as cosmetic veneers and inlays, which required much less preparation of the teeth than crowns; in fact Graham’s first practice in Lancashire was one of the first to use the American Chameleon veneers. These new cosmetic dental techniques were quickly introduced to support the conventional, tried and tested methods used by the Linden House Dental Practice team, which expanded from two to six dentists in 1988. The practice has had two recent retirements Susan Parker and Clare Jackson. New team members Nicola Hillhouse and James Pegg are both experienced Dental surgeons and are looking forward to a bright future with the practice.

New Patients Welcome at Linden House
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Opening hours

Linden House Dental Practice is open during the following hours:

Monday 08:40am – 17:30pm
Tuesday 08:40am – 17:30pm
Wednesday 08:40am – 17:30pm
Thursday 08:40am – 17:30pm
Friday 08:40am – 17:30pm

To make an appointment, please call 01423 503162.

In case of emergency

Should you have a dental emergency, Linden House Dental Practice operates an exclusive on-call rota system, which means if you are ever in pain outside of surgery hours you will always be just a phone call away from a caring dentist ready to help you. Whilst you may not see your usual dentist, we will aim to deal with your immediate problem. Please telephone the practice on 01423 503162 for details of our emergency service.

General information

If you are not able to keep your appointment, please provide at least 24hrs notice. A fee may be charged for missed appointments.

Patient confidentiality is taken very seriously and all personal information is kept private and treated in the strictest confidence, please contact Graham Murray for our practice confidentiality policy.

Linden House is not suitable for wheelchair access, but we are happy to make a home visit as necessary or refer you to another practice if required.

Comments about our service

We hope that you are entirely satisfied with your dental care and treatment and would be happy to recommend us to your friends and family. If, however, you feel we can improve our service in any way, please tell us about it so we can make the necessary changes and improve the way we look after our patients. If you have any comments or complaints about our practice they should be forwarded to Dr. J G Murray.