A thriving Chorleywood dental practice has beaten hundreds of rivals to scoop a prestigious national award.

The Rosebank Practice, in Shire Lane, has been named the best in the South East by leading industry magazine Dentistry.

Owner Dr Shameek Popat, who also lives in the village, took over the private practice in 2002.

He said he and his eight staff were delighted at the news. He said: “This award recognises the fabulous efforts made by everyone working in our surgery.

“It is fantastic to be recognised in this way.”