Dozens of patients joined Watford Mayor Dorothy Thornhill for the re-launch of a dental surgery.

Guests toured The Cassio Road Dental Practice following its extensive refurbishment on Wednesday, April 13, before enjoying food and drinks.

Dr Neil Kotecha, joint partner and principal dentist, said: “We have been here for almost five years now and I am proud to say that the practice has gone from strength to strength, growing in terms of firstly, the number of dentists employed here, who are continually working on their respective post-graduate education which benefits not only them as individuals but also this practice, the development of our hygienist services and also the growth of our nursing and support staff.”

The practice has recently been awarded training practice status by the University of London, which means staff will provide supervised training for a graduate each year.

Mayor Thornhill said: “I think we often forget that dentists are small local businesses that employ people as well as care for people.

“This is a good thriving business and is an excellent example of good care, and the new refurbishment really shows that this practice is a welcoming and caring business for the community.”