Smile on the Square started life as Direct Dentures in 1995 – After working in his father’s company since leaving school, qualifying in 1978 and becoming a exceptionally experienced and talented dental technician – founder Nick Peacock opened his very own practice, as a one man band. Nick had the unique idea that, to create perfectly bespoke dentures for patients, he as a technician, would work directly with them, cutting out the middle man, and providing an unrivalled, one to one service of care.
In 1998, once the company was well established, and becoming more successful, Amanda joined and they became an excellent team. These were exciting times, as the company was evolving. Initially Amanda was here to help with the phone and organisation. Amanda instantly took to the industry and was a natural, so as the practice further grew, it was agreed Nick would train her to become a dental technician. Amanda was very eager to learn and it wasn’t long before she took over the crown and bridge side of things, and by 2000, she started training to make dentures. With Nick’s guidance and support, she soon excelled, completing her work experience at Direct Dentures, and seeing her own patients. Amanda became fully qualified in 2007.
In 2008 to reflect our journey and success, Direct Dentures was given a major refurbishment, including; adding two new clinical rooms, and purchasing new equipment, and finally, gaining a new name – so, Smile on the Square, was born! Both Nick and Amanda obtained a further qualification by 2011 and 2013 respectively, studying at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and became Clinical Dental Technicians – our 3900 patients were definitely in the very best of hands.
As time went on we progressed further. We had so many patients with their own teeth needing partial dentures, and we knew if we could work side by side with a dentist, the success rate for our dentate patients would be second to none. Not only would this save our patients time and energy, travelling between us and their dentist, we would be able to combine treatments plans to create outstanding results. So, in 2017, we joined forces with the Burley Dental Suite and created a new and inspiring partnership – Smile on the Square (SOTS) Dentistry.
We now have a dental surgery on site, with an amazingly talented and highly trained dentist – Nik Stoy. Working along side him, is our lovely dental nurse Kayleigh. We also have Catherine, our hygienist, keeping our patients oral heath in tiptop condition. So, between the members of our skilled team, there is no aspect of dentistry, we can not provide our patients
We are so proud of how far we have come, and hopefully will continue to prosper in the future!