TOP RATED INDEPENDENT DENTAL PRACTICES
It’s not uncommon for people to be scared of the dentist. Whether brought on by a past experience or stories of someone else’s, trips to the dentist usually bring on great feelings of anxiety.
As much as we’d like to avoid it we’ll have to visit the dentist at least a few times in our lives. The teams at these practices are doing their best to bring you a variety of treatments as well making you feel as comfortable as possible as they improve the oral health of the country.
ST VINCENT SMILE (GLASGOW)
This ground level practice located in the heart of Finnieston aims to make patients feel welcome and ensure their experience is a positive one. Their specialist team who have over 20 years of professional expertise provide treatments from award-winning teeth whitening to the latest in high quality dental implants.
As well as a number of cosmetic treatments they continue to offer NHS dentistry including a free dental examination. They encourage families to bring their children in for checkups as early as possible so they can get a positive look at dentists.
TOOTH PLUS (STIRLING)
The highly experienced team at this award winning practice provides several different services in as a relaxed environment as possible at a suitable price. These include invisible braces, teeth whitening and dental implants.
Tooth plus has previously been voted best dentist in Scotland.
They now offer conscious sedation to help any patients who suffer from extreme dental anxiety. This procedure will allow patients to feels extremely relaxed and means the dentists are able to carry out your required treatment during the sedation. Patients can still communicate but will be in a sleep and very calm state.
COLINTON DENTAL PRACTICE (EDINBURGH)
This independent dental practice has been based in Colinton Village since 1976. They are committed to minimising future tooth and gum problems, ensuring that dental care will be easier in the years to come. We aim to advise you on maintaining a healthy smile.
They bring state or the art dental technology to a local level with a personalised approach to oral care. They can now offer treatment to improve the appearance of your teeth, with changes to shape, colour or both to give you a confident smile. They also offer treatments such as root canal treatment, crowns and bridges.
FALKIRK DENTAL CARE (FALKIRK)
At their established practice in Grahams Road, Falkirk a professional team provides a complete range of cosmetic and general dentistry services using the very latest techniques and equipment. They welcome new NHS patients and also provide a wide range of additional private treatments.
They advise patients to have regular check-ups, allowing their team to catch any early warning signs of painful conditions such as gum disease or tooth decay. They can tackle such issues before they become a major problem and provide treatment that is minimally invasive. When issues arise patients can be given professional and friendly advice on appropriate treatments.
They started the StarSmile program in order to help anxious patients who may have had bad experiences with dentists in the past. Hypnosis is an effective non-invasive talking therapy during which patients do not lose control or fall asleep but are instead gently guided into a deep state of relaxation, relaxing the muscles and slowing breathing until the patient feels calm and relaxed.
NORTH BRIDGE DENTAL (HAWICK)
Located in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders this practice aims to give patients a relaxing and pain free experience. Every member of their team is devoted to ensuring that their skills and knowledge remain at the forefront of dentistry.
Their pain free techniques include use of a special gel which numbs the gum prior to receiving treatment, warming the local anaesthetic which ensures that it’s a lot more comfortable and using only the shortest and finest needles to ensure that patients don’t feel them.
NITH DENTAL PRACTICE (DUMFRIES)
This contemporary family dental practice in Dumfries offers a complete range of aesthetic and general dental services, from teeth whitening and veneers to orthodontics and dental hygiene services. Nith Place continually invests in the most up-to-date dental treatments, techniques and materials to meet their aim of providing the highest level of care.
Their dedicated and experienced clinicians take the time to listen and understand patient’s needs and wishes. They are a member of The British Dental Association’s Good Practice Scheme, in which they were accredited in 2009.
MEADOWBANK DENTAL PRACTICE (EDINBURGH)
This practice is constantly developing their services to ensure that all patients have access to a dentist in Edinburgh and the latest and most effective dentistry. The team is committed to ongoing professional development, investment and training to improve the standard of service that can be offered.
They’re always professional in their approach to care, from the receptionist’s welcome to the hygienist’s helpful advice, from the nurse’s attention to detail, to the dentist’s complete understanding of each patients dental needs.
They strongly believe in a team approach to caring for patients and make sure they find a highly trained and motivated staff that is helpful, kind and courteous.
The practice has been awarded BDA good practice status every year since 2007.They also won Best Team at the 2019 Dentistry Awards and Dentistry Scotland Awards.
SCHOOLHILL DENTAL PRACTICE (ELLON)
The practice was established in 1985 and has long been providing high quality dental care for Ellon and the surrounding areas. The practice changed hands in December 2017 when Alistair Scott and Euan Macdonald took over.
Their caring team enjoys getting to know our patients to create a friendly atmosphere. They always take the time to discuss all treatment options, including costs, to ensure patients can make an informed decision on the best treatment plan for them.
They also regularly train dental nurses alongside their course at Aberdeen Dental Education Centre. Through a computerised recall system, they can send out reminders at the appropriate time to help patients maintain their oral health.
LOCKERBIE DENTAL (LOCKERBIE)
This award winning NHS & private dental practice try to create a calm and professional environment to comfort even the most nervous of patients. They are passionate about providing the same level of service to each and every patient and we are always happy to take on new NHS patients.
NHS patients who wish to receive cosmetic work not covered by the NHS also have the option to combine NHS & private treatments in a way that makes it as affordable as possible. This includes a free dental check-up every 6 months and access to emergency care.
They received the award for Best Dental Team & Dentist of the Year at the 2016 Scottish Dental Awards.
GENTLE DENTAL PRACTICE (ST ANDREWS)
This non-corporate, independent practice, we care passionately about what we do and the service we provide. Their treatment philosophy is based around prevention and we aim to educate our patients in order to help them achieve oral health for life.
The practice is a member of the British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme meaning they aim to keep up to date with nationally agreed standards of practice in order to provide the best care and service possible.
They offer a range of general and cosmetic dentistry services and the team will talk through the best treatment options for each patient. They have several membership plans so that patients can benefit from reduced fees as well as many inclusive benefits.
The Dental Practices featured were ranked in no particular order. The purpose was to highlight each practice.