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The safety of our patients, team and community continues to be our priority. We are therefore maintaining our existing safety measures.

Masks should continue to be worn in our practice by both patients and colleagues. Social distancing, along with all previous safety measures, also remains in place.

Routine dental health reviews

Our focus at Durban Dental Centre is on preventative dental care, designed to help you avoid dental problems so you can achieve and maintain a healthy mouth. We provide routine and specialist dental care to patients across East Sussex and Crowborough and further. Regular dental health reviews are recommended in order to spot concerns early, before they progress into more complex problems.

Routine dental health reviews are usually conducted every 6 or 12 months, depending on your requirement. Your dentist will recommend an appropriate recall frequency as required to maintain your personal oral health.

During each routine dental health assessment we’ll review:

  • Signs of tartar build up and decay
  • Identify any chips and cracks
  • Health of gums
  • Condition and functionality of any existing restorations such as fillings, crowns, bridges or dentures
  • Jaw alignment and clicking
  • Signs of stress and teeth grinding
  • Oral cancer screening

We also recommended regular visits to our hygiene team for a thorough clean of your teeth and gums, stain removal, and oral health advise in order to support a comprehensive home care regime.

To find out more or become a new patient at Durban Dental Centre, give us a call on 01892 652377.

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Patient Reviews

People are talking about us

The biggest complement we receive is when our patients refer their friends and family to Durban Dental Centre. In fact, we have built much of our practice on these valued, trusted recommendations over the years. Read our reviews to hear why our patients are recommending us…

Patient reviews

123 Reviews


23rd May 2022

I needed an emergency appointment following an accident and subsequent hospital visit. The reception staff were magnificent in pulling out all the stops in arranging it, and Ashley Sim, who treated me, was incredible. I can't praise or thank all of them enough.

21st May 2022

Everyone was very friendly and efficient.

21st May 2022

friendly and efficient service in a pleasant atmosphere. very professional.

19th May 2022

The team are friendly and accommodating.

19th May 2022

Dentist explained work needed. Organised an X-ray which suited me.

19th May 2022

I was seen relatively quickly, the hygienist was polite, friendly and efficient. I waited about 5 minutes to see the dentist after hygienist. I had a check up, no treatment was required. I am sorry that Murchid is leaving as he has been a very kind and understanding dentist during all my treatments

19th May 2022

All went to plan, on time, and with a successfully outcome

19th May 2022

As our old Dentist retired, a friend recommended Durban Dental to us and we have been delighted with the service and treatment we have received.Ashley Sim is extremely clear in explaining everything that he recommends.

19th May 2022

Prompt, clean, courteous

19th May 2022

I have used Durban Dental Centre for many years without any problems

18th May 2022

Routine check up, all ran to schedule

18th May 2022

Friendly and efficient throughout.

18th May 2022

Efficient, friendly clinicians who have a pleasant manner and a gentle touch.

18th May 2022

Everything went smoothly, friendly staff, friendly hygienist. Also signed up to treatment plan so will help keep my costs down in future :)

18th May 2022

I have been with this practice all my life and only 3 dentists which is amazing these days..Standard has always been superb

13th May 2022

Because I have no problems with my teath or gums as a result of the treatment recieved at this practice

13th May 2022

Everyone is just lovely.

12th May 2022

Everything went well with no problems encountered.

12th May 2022

Very professional team and environment.

11th May 2022

Sharon is a very professional and thorough Hygienist. She looks after my teeth well and teaches me how to look after them too.I love the clean feel of my teeth when I have had my appointment

11th May 2022

well its second time in 2 weeks ive seen the dentist my filling had came lose first time was better but not perfect still little uncomftable so went back and its lot better now was told if it comes lose again will have whole tooth out

11th May 2022

I have been a patient for over 20 years and always received the best of care.

11th May 2022


11th May 2022

Excellent service all round

28th April 2022

All my options for treatment were fully explained and my questions answered.

25th April 2022

Competent caring nurse who checked my needs were met and provided reassurance. Highly skilled dentist who completed my complex treatment very attentively and with great care.

25th April 2022

Friendly professional staff. Clean premises. Time of appointment suited me,

23rd April 2022

First Class Treatment clean tidy on time, explained all that was going on ..

23rd April 2022

Ease of booking appointment. Courteous and friendly staff. Confidence in both hygienist and dentist.

22nd April 2022

This is the most thorough dental check up I have ever had. Everything was explained fully and some issues I had been suffering discussed and a plan made. Excellent care all round.

22nd April 2022

They did what was required.

22nd April 2022

The staff were all polite and helpful.

22nd April 2022

Had a simple hygenist appt - all good

22nd April 2022

Excellent service received throughout

22nd April 2022

Took the time to listen. Explained everything.have always had anxiety with dentists but Ashley is amazing and makes me feel comfortable.

22nd April 2022

We are looked after tremendously well by all of the team. The reception Heather and Marie and kind and very friendly. Very good at their roles. Ahmed is a very trusted dentist. Jojo

9th April 2022

Durban Dental have looked after our family's dental needs for around 10 years now. The clinic is very welcoming starting at reception and Murshid's professionalism fills one with confidence.

9th April 2022

Efficient, friendly, informative service. Not being a fan of visiting the dentist, I was out at ease and the double extraction was painless.

8th April 2022

Very kind staff who explained what was going on throughout, as I had requested.

7th April 2022

both hygenist and dentist were on time and very kind

6th April 2022

I am always very well treated by the Reception ladies, my Hygienist and my Dentist. I have always been happy over many, many years with everything that happens on my appointments. I go twice and year and they keep my teeth and mouth in good order. I would thoroughly recommend this practice to my friends.

5th April 2022

The appointment was on time, the dentist took time to explain what further treatments were possible. I wasn’t pressured to go down one particular route. The dentist has offered a follow up discussion after I’ve seen the hygienist tondis uss options.

5th April 2022

Felt totally at ease amazing that I did not have to wait either . Reception staff also very pleasant and helpful

5th April 2022

The dentist is extremely professional. My dental work was complicated but the treatment and advice has been excellent.

5th April 2022

The receptionist was amazing. Realised I was in a lot of pain and managed to arrange an appointment for me ahead of my scheduled appointment.

5th April 2022

The staff are always pleasant and helpful. They put you at your ease. They always explain all the procedures.

5th April 2022

Everything from when I arrived was perfect

5th April 2022

Professional and personal. The hygenist was excellent as the cleaning job was difficult

5th April 2022

Lovely staff and dentist. Very caring and always made to feel at ease

5th April 2022

They are always prompt and give me confidence in their assessment and treatment, with full explanations. They are also very sensitive.

5th April 2022

Thorough and professional examination and given all options for further treatment. Not pressurised at all

3rd April 2022

Always make you feel at ease friendly staff always there to help you

30th March 2022

Check up was professional, straightforward and on time.

25th March 2022

Received the care I have come to expect as a patient of many years standing. Friendly professional service with explanations and practical advice. Making dentistry bearable for me!

25th March 2022

I was dealt with thoroughly, swiftly and with courtesy

24th March 2022

Always helpful and professional

24th March 2022

I am anxious about visiting the dentist but I felt I received the best possible care. My filling is great.

24th March 2022

Pleasant staff, pleasant waiting area and treatment rooms, modern equipment

24th March 2022

The overall experience was very professional by all the staff and the ambience was very relaxing.

23rd March 2022

I’ve been with this dental practice for decades and trust them implicitly.

23rd March 2022

The Dentist, Nurse and wider team I encountered on the day were highly professional and friendly. I felt at easy through out and all the pros and cons of potential treatment were explained thoroughly. I was given all the necessary information regarding cost and consent. It was a pleasure seeing the Dentist, not always something you could say!

23rd March 2022

I had a set of crowns / bridges removed which had been wrongly done by a different dental practice. I was made to feel safe in the dental chair whilst a lot of work was being carried out. I’m looking forward to more work being carried out to get the end result I’ve always wanted. The receptionists are also great, positive attitude and try their hardest to accommodate your needs. Very nice atmosphere in the waiting room and I’ve only ever waited a few minutes before treatment.

23rd March 2022

Being a nervous patient and because of COVID I had not visited the dentist for a while. Although the dentist was new, to me, I felt comfortable and ever was explained well. I then saw the hygienist and now feel comfortable about returning to the Practice in the future

23rd March 2022

I have been a patient at Durban for many year's and have always received excellent service and treatment from the whole Durban team. This includes Chris Wood when he practiced and then Murshid. Anda has been my hygienist for many year's as well and all are highly trusted by me.

23rd March 2022

Explained clearly, course of treatment, friendly, nothing to much trouble.

23rd March 2022

Very impressed with the anti Covid regimeVery impressed with the hygienist’s diligence and hard work (Christine)All efficient and satisfying

23rd March 2022

Friendly efficient staff, thorough explanation of what was needed.

23rd March 2022

Prompt caring pain free treatment delivered professionally.

23rd March 2022

Friendly and professional practice offering strong technical expertise where required

23rd March 2022

I have known hygienist Sharon for around 25 years since she first treated me and I have 100% faith in herShe has a very pleasant personality and always makes me welcome - I would be delighted to give her an unreserved reference

23rd March 2022

They are all so friendly and it is just a lovely practice.

23rd March 2022

All fine

23rd March 2022

No reason not to as I am a regular client

6th March 2022

Dentist and nurse were friendly and professional, the reception team was fast and competent as always and my check up didn't reveal any problems.

6th March 2022

Great company and in my eyes a flagship dentist in the South East.First time in years I can go to a dentist and know that I can walk out knowing that I have got a superb and professional service. I see Dr Salman and without a doubt one of the best dentist's I have seen in 40 years. I will always recommend the surgery and will continue to go to Durban all them time I can afford a Private dentist. Great Staff and Great Reception team.

2nd March 2022

I have been a patient at this dental centre for many years and have seen the same dentist and hygienist for many years and have never been other than very satisfied

2nd March 2022

I made the appointment at short notice as I had a hole in my tooth. The receptionist was polite and explained the cost involved with an emergency appointment. Treatment was explained and was quick and pain free

1st March 2022

I was comfortable throughout treatment and dentist and assistant explained everything they were doing and also I felt they looked after me well during the treatment.

1st March 2022


28th February 2022

Ashley was gentle and incredibly thorough. I left the room with a greater knowledge of the issues with my teeth and gums and an assurance that I was getting the right treatment

28th February 2022

Excellent practice with excellent staff

28th February 2022

Professionalism and friendliness

28th February 2022

Christine explained throughout what she was doing and why

28th February 2022

Treated well courteously with everything as expected

28th February 2022

Very punctual extremely polite and truly great customer service

28th February 2022

Very thorough hygienist, courteous and kind.Everything was spotlessly clean and I felt covid safe . Similar experience with the dentist too.

28th February 2022

It was fine as expected

28th February 2022

It was part of ongoing treatment following an accident, options are explained well and calmly with regular check up and x-rays to monitor the situation.


Laura Thomson

Always a kind, warm and friendly welcome from the amazing reception team Marie & Heather, and top class hygienist and dental work with Christine and Ahmed. I had dental implants a few years back and I will always remember how kind everyone was when I was feeling nervous. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a gentle and thorough dentist and all round great service experience- complete trust.


Anna Baker

I visited Ahmet last week and today for treatment. Wished I had changed dentist sooner. Excellent treatment and very happy with my teeth . Highly recommend.


Rebecca Bunkin

I had a bad tooth in my mouth and was giving me lots of pain decided to ring my old dentist as I was there many years and they fitted me in I'm very happy as I had the tooth out and the gum is healing well thanks to the team for helping at my time of need as my other dentist couldn't help I'm very grateful


Retro chicken

I am not a big fan of dentist visits but Mike but all those fears to rest, what an amazing and caring dentist. Thank you Mike, highly recommend.



Whitney and I (Wendy), despite moving from Crowborough 6 years ago, travel 25 miles to have our dental treatment at Durban Dental Centre. Why? Because Murshid Salman is the BEST dentist either of us has ever had and his skills are worth the mileage! After a chance remark 2 years ago "I don't suppose you can straighten old ladies' teeth?" to which Murshid replied that there was a way ..... he explained a system called Smilelign to me. My teeth were crooked and overlapping and I hated revealing them! He said it would take a considerable time but it could be done and I signed up for a trial, then went ahead with the treatment. That was a great decision because I now have teeth that feel good ( I bite properly!) and I don't think twice about smiling with my lovely straight teeth on show!!! The system is a very simple one ..... a series of virtually invisible aligning moulds which cover your teeth and are changed every few weeks, increasingly pulling errant teeth into the correct alignment until they are perfectly positioned. These are the commitment bits ...... (and you HAVE to be!) *You have to wear the aligners day and night during correction .... which sounded horrifying to me at the outset but in fact was a non-event because I forgot they were in most of the time! *You have to take them out to eat or drink hot drinks, which again becomes second nature. (If you want to lose weight, here's your chance because you tend to not snack between meals!) * Each new set tweaks your teeth ( of course!!!) which is uncomfortable for a couple of days and then settles to nothing. *When complete, you just have to wear a retainer at night periodically to keep everything in place. My treatment was longer than average because my teeth were so bad BUT I am SO happy with the results .... quite unbelievable really!!! Speak to Murshid and make your dreams come true!!!


Karl Herdman

Honestly the best dentist surgery I have been to, I have been a patient for the last 7 years, I see Dr Murshid Salman, everything from his calm nature to his very high expertise in the dentistry I can not recommend him enough to new patients. I have had 2 teeth extractions and every time he has been professional and the work has been absolutely perfect, every step was explained clearly so I knew what to expect. Highly recommended


olivia dorman

I literally never write reviews ever but I just wanted to quickly write one after seeing Mike for an orthodontic consultation - although unfortunately in his professional opinion he recommended I go elsewhere for treatment, I really respected his honesty and he was incredibly warm and friendly, as was his assistant and he gave me some good information to think about - will most likely be switching to them as my general dentist and have encouraged my dad (who is terrified of the dentists) to sign up.


Rebecca Stocker

Changing from my previous dental practice was the best decision I ever made! Never have I come across such warmth and friendliness from every member of staff at Durban Dental. Me and my family went to see Dr Mike Field and was so pleased with the service provided. It was lovely to have someone sit down and explain exactly what was going on and how to upkeep personal care at home as well. Him and his hygienist were also fantastic with our 13 month daughter, just so she could get used to the environment. Would 100% recommend.


Angus Cruickshank

just had my new veneers fitted & what a total transformation they have made to my smile. absolutely stunning job cant quite believe the difference thieve made


Nicola Simpson

Saw Ahmet who replaced a crown for me for cosmetic reasons . Have always been so worried about this as never thought it would be as good as the last, but how wrong was I , what he has done is amazing and I wish I had it done years ago. Also I didn’t feel a thing when the treatment was being done not even the injection , so overall experience was the best. I always recommend Durban to all my friends and family and will continue to do so


Cara t

Couldn't recommend Ahmet enough he has transformed my teeth. 5*


N Wills

Around 6 months ago, I went to enquire about smilelign as I had a overlap on my front tooth. Dr Ahmet Bilginer assessed my teeth and agreed that this would be a good option to correct as I did not want traditional braces. This was a great and easy way to get the desired results - with regular check-ups we were able to discuss the progress and make sure if any amendments were needed. I am now very happy with the results and have very straight front teeth. Would highly recommend.



Went to this clinic and had a few fillings done by Dr Mike Field. Had a 10/10 service and was made to feel at ease throughout the whole process. Mike explained each step and provided an exemplary service. Will not being going to any other surgery going forward. The surgery itself was spotless, couldn't of asked for a better experience.


Rebecca Atkinson

Would highly recommend this practise, top quality treatment I am so happy with my smilealign and whitening, thank you Dr Field!!


Letitia Bryan

I saw Dr Field for Botox. He was very friendly and professional. I was worried it would hurt, but barely felt it. All in all a very positive experience - highly recommend!


Eric Reed

Due to an incident at work I needed to have 2 front teeth replaced. On the recommendation of a friend I approached Durban Dental Centre to enquire about the various options that would be available. I was immediately impressed by the knowledge, dedication and professionalism of all staff being made to feel most welcome During the consultation, clear plainspoken English was used a price was given with no extras or add- ons unlike other establishments that I had previously visited ,including the internet eastern Europe (who were marginally cheaper) but who knows what sort of after care I would receive should it be required. My journey began and after 7 months I finally have 2 new implants which look natural with a number of work colleges, family and friends complimenting on the work carried out with precision, expertise also looking so natural. Although Durban dental centre is located in a small town in East Sussex I would rate the experience superior to that I had received by dentists in Geneva, Lausanne, and London. I recommend Durban Dental centre to all that read this post. Thank you Chris, Mike. eternally grateful.


Alan Seal

My first treatment by the team at The Durban Dental Centre was in 1980 and since this time I have had regular check-ups and treatment, including in recent years, three implants and four crowns. Over the last 38 years my visits to the surgery have been met with friendly helpful staff and highly professional dental practitioners. My five star rating is well deserved.


Louisa Sheridan

Murshid Salman is by far the best dentist I have ever come across. I have known him a long time and he has always been highly professional but also extremely empathic. Apart from being an excellent dentist he also has a very friendly approach to his clients automatically relaxing them when in the chair! He recently removed one of my teeth due to my having an abscess. I had been in much pain and was not looking forward to the extraction, but when the tooth was removed Murshid made sure that I was completely pain free and was very efficient in removing the tooth. It also healed up very quickly afterwards. My seventeen year old daughter has also been under his care recently due to imperfect upper and lower teeth requiring a number of Smilelign aligners. Her teeth are now perfectly straight and I now have a very happy daughter! I can not recommend Murshid and the reception team highly enough.


Holly Russell

Having naughtily avoided visiting a dentist for quite some time I was a bit nervous about going to the dentist and was prepared for a lecture. However, I needn't have worried as rather than a lecture I received a warm welcome and was instantly put at ease by Dr Michael Field during my appointment. He was informative and the appointment that I had been dreading actually turned out to be a pleasant experience! As a first time patient at the dental centre I will certainly be attending again (and on a regular basis)!!


Paul Garden

Since becoming a patient I have been treated very very well. I am happy to recommend all the staff I have encountered. The dental work has been excellent and caring, the hygienists have been gentle and considerate and the reception staff have always been both thoughtful and willing to help. What more can I say!


James Cooper

I recently visited Durban Dental Centre after a number of years living in Asia. This had meant 5+ years without attending to my teeth and a growing sense of angst. The ladies at reception promptly helped me get registered and their smiling and supportive nature settled any initial worries. I was seen for an initial check up by Dr Michael Field. His approach was outstanding, explaining everything in detail, providing tips and helping me feel completely at ease with the process. Delighted to report I only needed a few fillings, and these were painless. Dr Field carried out his work whilst ensuring I was comfortable throughout. A brilliant experience and one that far exceeded my expectations.


Relax and Refine Therapies

Outstanding quality of work performed by Ashley Sim with great explanations and patient care. The result of the work is completely natural looking and I will happily recommend Ashley to friends and family.


Annie Ceebee

Had my regular checkup last week with my favourite dentist, Murshid Salman. I have been with the practice for many years and during the past couple have had other health issues which Murshid recognised from medication listed. I had really been struggling to know where to find help and he has been the only health professional who has given me the time to listen and advice to help out. He has made it clear that dentists don’t just look after teeth but the whole person. I can’t thank him enough and highly recommend this most kind, caring dentist.


Penny Barnden

Always a friendly reception, dentist and nurse make me feel welcome and reasured. Positive results very pleased with my retainer programme especially recommend the whitening.


Roz Burns

Good friendly practice. All treatment is explained very well and during treatments proceedings are explained along the way!


Lawrence Smith

As good as Dentists get. Nice people I will always go back.


stephen knowlden

I had big problems with teeth and gums - problem solved Nice staff to help you overcome any fears that you might have.


john hitchcock

Quite simply the best dentist (Dr Ashley Sim) and nurse (Debbie Rickwood) we've ever had! Kind, compassionate, skilled and thorough. Even our 14 and 11yr olds are completely relaxed and confident, before, during and after some complex treatments. A holistic approach with specialized knowledge and expert skill inspires complete confidence and great results. as a family we are very thankful and grateful for both of them.


Domaine de Beausoleil Lauzun

I saw Dr Mike Field who was very patient, caring and compassionate. He consulted with me at every stage of the treatment outlining my options. The nurse assisting him was also very kind and helpful. Happy to say that the treatment worked and I would definitely recommend this practice and especially Dr Field. Thank you.


julie cornford

Highly recommended. Gentle ,friendly staff.


Ivan Holden

Durban Dental Centre have always been superb with their treatment. Staff are always friendly and information from my dentist is always clear and upfront. I would seriously recommend Durban Dental Centre to anyone.


Linda Harper

I recently visited Durban Dental Centre with my children. It was their first visit to the dentist so I wasn't sure what to expect but Mike and his nurse were absolutely fantastic with them - and me. They put us all at ease and even made it fun. The kids are looking forward to going back in 6 months for their next check up!


Robert Cook

As Cabin Crew, spending a lot of time out of the UK, having a reliable, professional dentist based at home who shows flexibility and care is hugely important. Recently on return to the UK with a dental problem, The Durban Dental Centre, but especially Chris Wood my dentist, was able to provide quick treatment at a convenient time, much to my relief.... What GREAT service. Would thoroughly recommend this dental practice to anybody who cares about their teeth and appreciates being treated gently.


Sarah Field

I had an appointment with the new dentist today and must say I was very impressed by his total professionalism. I was made to feel comfortable as soon as I walked in and would definitely recommend Durban Dental Centre to all of my family and freinds. It's so refreshing to find a practice that clearly cares a lot for their patients and makes the whole experience as stress free as possible! Thank you.


Natasha J Wood

I recently had dental and facial treatment with Dr A.Bilginer he was fantastic. Very professional and friendly with a wealth of knowledge, he made me feel it at ease and comfortable, i was very pleased with my treatment, his eye for aesthetic detail is superb. I cant wait to have my next treatment!!

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