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 practice is located in a beautiful old listed building & therefore remains relatively unchanged on the outside since it was built in the early 1800’s. The inside however, houses 3 light & airy surgeries as well as a small but bright hygienist surgery which offer up to date equipment that allows our clinicians to perform the treatments we offer in a comfortable & safe environment.
9 Melville street has always been regarded as a ‘’doctors house’’ since the early 1800’s, but in 1872 the doctor that was living here decided to move, and having several years of lease endeavoured to find a new tenant. He got in touch with a Portsmouth dentist, who was looking to set up practice in ride, but before closing the deal, the only other doctor in ride promptly offered to sell his practice to which the dentist agreed and they struck a deal. This left the building here standing empty for quite some years.
In 1879 the son of the original owner received his diploma in dentistry and returned back here at 9 Melville Street along with his father. They were able to open a work room in the basement for mechanics to work. The business flourished and patients came from the mainland as well as all over the island for their treatment.
Many years later the father retired leaving his son to find a new partner, since then the practice has been in many hands.
Oasis took over the practice in late 2014, and we to continue to make the practice flourish as it always has done.