The Dalston practice of Bupa Dental Care (formerly Oasis Dental Care) is situated in the centre of this beautiful village. Being part of Bupa Dental Care (formerly Oasis Dental Care) gives us access to the best training, latest equipment and our understanding of customer service makes your visits relaxed and comfortable. Our commitment to clinical excellence and patient care is just one of the reasons Bupa Dental Care (formerly Oasis Dental Care) is the UK’s most recommended dentist.
The clinic is open from 8am – 5.30pm two days per week 9.00am – 5.30pm three days per week.
Due to the location we have free parking available directly in front of the practice or in the public car park less than five minutes walk from the practice. We also have great transport links into the village by way of train and bus so our patients have no difficulty attending the practice.
Dalston and the Caldew Valley were originally part of the territory of the Carvetti, a Brigantian tribe of Celts, as evidenced by the local place names of Cumdivock (‘valley of the little black stream') and Cummersdale (‘valley of the Cymri'). Under Roman occupation a system of roads, forts and marching camps was established to take command of the area and its indigenous tribes. One road headed southwest to link with Olenacum, outside Wigton and another went directly south to Penrith paralleling the course of the River Petteril on higher ground, along the line of the A6. A Roman fort to the east of Wreay and a signal station further south were part of the road's defences, whilst at Wreay traces were discovered of a tiled Roman aquifer that carried water to Carlisle. The building blocks for the fort at Carlisle and later for the cathedral and castle came from Chalk, or Shawk Beck quarries to the southwest of Dalston. It was here that a finely carved Roman gravestone was found of a seated lady holding a fan (on display in Tullie House Museum in Carlisle).