Staff at a dental surgery are wearing winning smiles after being awarded a national title.

U Dentistry, in Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, beat 74 other practices in the James Hull & Associates group to be named best performing practice of 2010. The team was selected by directors of the dental services provider in recognition of their hard work and dedication.

Practice manager Jill Dean said they were committed to providing the best possible care for patients and had introduced sedation techniques to help anxious patients. She said: “It is paramount to us that every patient finds their U Dentistry experience as pleasant as possible. We are treating patients who have been put off from having dental treatment for many years.”