Dr Michael Frain qualified in Bristol and opened his first practice in Chippenham in 1980. Michael wanted to bring NHS dental care to a wider group of people so in 1989 he opened his next practice in Calne and following that, another 3 years later, in Melksham in 1992. Over the years the group continued to expand and there are now 6 practices in the group with a further practices opened in Swindon and finally another in his home town of Bristol in 2004.
In April 2008 the company became a limited company practicing as Dr Michael Frain Ltd. Sadly in September 2008 Michael died but we are pleased to say that his legacy, and dream of bringing NHS dental care to a wider group of people still remains.
In 2010 Dr Michael Frain Ltd successfully tendered for a new dental practice in Chippenham. Our 6th practice Hathaway Dental Practice is housed within the Hathaway Medical Centre, on Middlefield Rd Chippenham and is a purpose built 7 surgery bespoke practice.
The company has 3 directors Andrew Halmer and Keith Garber, practice owners, and Ruth Coleman Area Manager.
We take all necessary precautions to safeguard both patients and staff. We follow recommended Department of Health guidelines with regard to sterilization of instruments and the use of disposable items. We use the most up to date sterilization equipment presently available such as vacuum autoclaves and washer disinfectors. Every staff member receives training in practice systems for infection control.
We take patient confidentiality extremely seriously at Dr Michael Frain Ltd.
Only members of staff have access to patient information and we have a strict confidentiality policy. To see a copy of this policy please ask at reception, alternatively click on the link at the bottom of this page.