Lighthouse Dental Practice - a short history

Lighthouse Dental Practice are currently accepting NEW PATIENTS

To book an appointment with our dentists and dental hygienist please call us on call us on 01473 257 379 or request a call back using our form.

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There has been a Dental Practice at 34 High Street in Ipswich for over 70 years. It has been run by several dentists over the years, with the previous owner establishing a centre for nervous patients.  A few sessions per week used to be dedicated to  dental services under sedation or general anaesthetic.

In 2007, Dr. Tocca joined the local dental community as one of the dentists in Ipswich. Initially he worked as an associate then he became the new principal when the previous owner retired. As an Ipswich dentist, with the help of his dedicated dental team, Dr. Tocca is committed to caring for the dental health of the local population.

What can Lighthouse Dental Practice in Ipswich offer you as a patient?

We offer high quality dentistry, individually adapted to your needs. To put it simply, we offer the kind of dental services we would like to receive ourselves.

We believe that, as far as possible, good dentistry should be:

  • durable,
  • pain-free   
  • minimally invasive
  • aesthetic /cosmetic
  • performed on clinical grounds only


We are great believers in optimal dentistry rather than maximal dentistry and we always try to suggest treatments that suit your needs. We will always inform you of viable alternatives, so you can take a fully informed decision.

Providing dental care for everyone - and not forgetting nervous patients

We provide dental services for all patients, both adults and children but historically, this practice has cared for a high proportion of nervous patients.

Although our gentle approach goes a long way in treating most patients, some would need extra help in order to be able to receive dental treatment in a relaxed manner. For patients who are more than just a bit nervous or who are suffering from dental fear , dental anxiety or dental phobia we can offer dental sedation.

For more information on this subject please visit our dedicated Dental Anxiety Service Website.


Choosing the right treatment

Which treatment?

Finding out what's right for you


Choosing the right treatment

Cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile?


Aesthetic/Cosmetic dentistry

General Dentistry

General Dentistry

Routine dental care for the whole family


General dentistry

Complex Dentistry

Complex Dentistry

Do you require complex dental treatment?


More complex dentistry

How to choose a reliable dental practice

Try to find out how long patients have been with the practice. Ask around. We have many patients who have been with us for 30 years or more.

Try to find out if the practice has several generations of patients. We have many families with 3 generations and possibly a few with 4 generations amongst our patients.

Try to find out how long staff have been with the practice. This usually matters as well. Good practices keep their staff for longer. Our longest serving staff member has been with us for 35 years. Most other ones have been with us for at least 7 years.

Read the reviews. Make sure they appear honest and individual. Check how long the practice has had reviews and that they are spread throughout the years.  Too many clustered reviews are usually the result of marketing campaigns. There are lots of fake reviews out there. It takes time to write reviews and honest ones usually describe a specific event, treatment or experience.

Ask dental staff who they see as a dentist. It is a good sign if dental staff see the same dentist they are working with. Even better if they bring their family in.



How to choose your dental treatments?

We are happy to answer any questions about dental matters. As often is the case nowadays, new techniques, trends and treatments are fiercely competing to persuade you as a customer that you need a specific product.   You can, of course, find out information yourself, but before you spend hours on researching treatments which might not suit your needs, please ask us for advice.

As a patient, it is good to be informed, but it is better and less time consuming to be informed by a dental professional. This is where we come in.

To view our full list of treatments please click here.