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.