Our Practice

Located in the historic market town of Chesterfield, Ferndale House Dental Practice has been serving the community of Chesterfield and the surrounding areas since 1919. A forward thinking practice who invests in leading technologies and training so we can provide the finest dental care to our patients.

Ethics and integrity is at the heart of what we do, we aim to enthuse our patients in giving them the confidence to promote good oral hygiene and to be proud of their smile.

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"Our aim is to put the needs of our patients first and in the heart of everything we do. To bestow on our patient a bright confident smile through promoting good oral hygiene and innovative dental treatments."
Dr Leo Duran
Practice Principal

Why choose us?

At Ferndale House Dental Practice we provide a warm and welcoming environment to ensure our patients have a comfortable and relaxing visit to see one of our dental professionals.

A forward thinking practice who invests in leading technologies and training to provide the very best dental care to our patients. We are committed to understanding the individual needs of each patient and tailor making a care plan that meets their unique needs and providing post treatment support. 


Our commitment to you

We are committed to listen to the needs of our patients and work closely with them to provide the best care plan that meets their individual needs and provide post treatment support. To always put the needs of our patients first!

To maintain our high ethical standards, integrity and to provide a warm welcoming space for our patients through the high level of service our dental team provides. 


Access requirements

Should stairs present a problem for you require special access to our practice please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Ferndale House team who will ensure that all the necessary steps are in place to make your visit to us as comfortable as possible.

Due to the age and lay-out of our practice building we do not have toilet facilities available for wheelchair uses. The Ferndale House dental team are committed to providing an enjoyable experience so please let us know if you have any special requirements. 

nervous patient

Nervous patients

The team at Ferndale House have every sympathy with patients that suffer from nerves and dental anxiety and will take the time to talk with you and understand your concerns so we can address them.

We also offer dental sedation at the practice. Sedation isn’t suitable for everyone. We have many patients that have some form of dental anxiety that do not need sedation; with a trusting, warm, calm, caring and relaxed environment our patients tell us that this is enough to help them through their anxiety.

100 years in practice​

The history of Ferndale

We are delighted to have been providing dental care to the community for over 100 years. The practice was established by George Harold Ridler in 1919, a pioneer in dentistry and a prominent figure in dentistry in the Yorkshire Derbyshire professional branches. 

After the war, the practice was moved to the newly opened ‘Vauxhall House’; so named because the main Vauxhall agent for Chesterfield occupied most of the premises.

Vauxhall House occupied the whole block bounded by Beetwell Street, Lordsmill Street, Hipper Street and Markham Road.

Mr. Willis  moved to Chesterfield to become an assistant to Mr Ridler in 1956. He then bought the practice in 1957, and Mr Ridler stayed on at the practice for a further 12 months.

The Practice was moved to 90 Saltergate the Christmas of 1965. Mr Paul Willis, the son of the current over started at the practice in 1983 and worked there until his retirement in 2019.

As of November 2018 our current principal dentist Leo Duran took ownership of Ferndale House and with this has brought with him many years of experience and skills developed in working in some of Londons and Brighton’s best aesthetic dental practices. Leo relocated to Derbsyshire in 2015 as his long term partner is local to the area and began working as an associate dentist at Ferndale House in 2015. 

With a special interest in restorative dentistry Leo has helped many patients throughout the years by providing a confident smile and boosting their self-esteem. Leo has a key interest in new technologies and is investing in the practice to ensure the safest of environments for our patients and the dental team and exceptional treatment outcomes.

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