“I was put at ease immediately, with excellent results and a happy smile.”
Joyce Smith

About Us

For over 30 years, Crofton House Dental Practice has been taking care of the whole family. We are located in the heart of the community in Groby. We aim to excel in all we do, in the way we treat our patients and understand their changing needs. We do our utmost to answer all your questions and provide personal and professional advice and service. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest standard of care in a friendly environment and we strive to look after the dental needs of our community, both young and old, with an emphasis on prevention.

We follow strict regulations regarding confidentiality, respect, safety, cleanliness and infection control, and we adopt an evidence-based approach to dentistry. The practice has parking and a ground floor treatment room for convenience and accessibility.

Our Team

The team are committed to ongoing personal development and training to keep up to date with new techniques.

Gopal Varma

Gopal Varma, BDS (Bristol) 1992

GDC number 67666

Gopal Varma acquired Crofton House Dental Practice in 2014. His aim is to provide excellent standards of care and treatment in a friendly and relaxing manner. He uses modern techniques and materials in order to ensure treatments provided are effective and comfortable.

Karen Newton

Karen Newton, EDH (Birmingham)

GDC number 2066

Our Dental Hygienist Karen Newton has worked at the practice for more than 19 years. Karen is dedicated to supporting our patients to achieve and maintain oral health. She has a reputation as a gentle and caring hygienist and looks forward to seeing patients on a regular basis for scaling and polishing and for gum health maintenance.

Jenny Onyons

Jenny Onyons, EDH

GDC number 2027

Our new hygienist Jenny offers Friday afternoon appointments for your convenience. She is also highly skilled, gentle and understanding and has a wealth of experience. She qualified at the Royal Dental Hospital in London in 1980.


Debra Vickers

GDC number 121434

Debbie is our Practice Manager and qualified Dental Nurse. She has been looking after patients at the practice for over 23 years. She makes herself available to answer all your questions and concerns, and her friendly and approachable manner ensures all our patients feel warmly welcomed every time they visit the practice.


Suzanne Lloyd

GDC number 105830

Suzanne is our Receptionist/Nurse and brings a wealth of knowledge as well as a calm and reassuring manner. She has more than 10 years of experience as a fully qualified dental nurse including 8 years in the army.


Estelle Cannon

Estelle is our Receptionist/Nurse

Happy Customers

We always aim to deliver the finest quality service, and we believe this is reflected in what our customers have to say about us.

Anne Clorley

“Mr Varma carried out my root canal treatment in an excellent and pain-free procedure. I can highly recommend him as a dentist, especially for the nervous patient!”

Julie Goodwin

“My old dentist retired and I was dreading finding a new one who would make me feel so comfortable. I was lucky to find Crofton House Dental Practice, where I feel very relaxed and in good hands. Both the dentist, Gopal, and hygienist, Karen, are very gentle and all the staff are lovely and friendly.”

Mrs Tina Mehta

“I have had extensive dental treatment at Crofton House Dental Practice recently, and I cannot praise the staff here highly enough. Mr Varma's expertise is of the highest calibre, his treatments and early interventions have saved all my teeth and I am secure in the knowledge that my dental health is now in top form. The dental procedures are all clearly explained and Mr Varma's sensitive and caring manner puts patients at ease. All the staff are helpful and friendly. This a well-run dental practice which treats patients with care and provides a personalised and professional service at all times.”

Mrs Joyce Smith

“Prior to my treatment I was very nervous and apprehensive. But thanks to Mr Varma and all his staff, their kindness, understanding and reassurance, I was put at ease immediately, with excellent results and a happy smile. Thank you once again.”


The practice provides a range of dental treatments and looks after many family groups providing general dental services for children, adults and senior citizens. Our philosophy is centred around listening to our patients and using our professional experience and skill to assess your dental needs and provide appropriate and ethical care and treatment.

We understand you may be embarrassed if you haven’t been to see a dentist for a while. You can feel reassured that we don’t judge or criticise our patients and our aim is to help you feel relaxed and at ease when you visit the practice.

‘The Wand’ is a painless system which delivers anesthesia slowly, ensuring the sensation is far more comfortable than the traditional syringe system. Gopal can use ‘The Wand’ to numb just one tooth, avoiding the usual numbness that can be experienced with conventional injections. Patients tell us that ‘The Wand’ has reduced their anxiety levels and made their visit to the dentist a more relaxing experience.

In addition to general dental treatment, Gopal provides an extensive range of cosmetic solutions.


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