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The 5 Best Dentists in Edinburgh

How we picked

Qualifications

We based each dentist’s qualifications on their credentials, educational attainment, and reputation in the field.

Range of services

To ensure that they can accommodate a wide array of patient concerns, we eyed dentists that offer a range of services.

Clinic

We visited each dentist’s practice to survey the cleanliness of their facilities and the modernity of the equipment used.

Accessibility

We based this on the convenience of their business hours and the variety of financing options available.

1. Nik Vourakis – Cherrybank Dental Spa

Nik Vourakis – Cherrybank Dental Spa Homepage

Services: Dentures, crowns, bridges, dental hygiene, general dentistry, and more

Website: https://cherrybankedinburgh.co.uk/ 

Address: Centrum House, 108-114 Dundas St, Edinburgh EH3 5DQ, United Kingdom

Contact Information: 

Operating Hours:

  • Monday: 9 AM – 8 PM
  • Tuesday & Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Wednesday & Thursday: 9 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM – 1 PM
Google reviews score4.8/5
RealSelf reviews score5/5
Nice Local reviews score4.8/5
Total reviews4.7/5
Score consistency4.8/5
Qualifications4.8/5
Credentials4.8/5
Reputation4.8/5
Range of services4.8/5
Clinic4.7/5
Accessibility2.9/5
Finance options1/5
Operating hours4.8/5

Pros

  • Underwent training at the Oral and Maxillofacial Department  Department in 401 Military Hospital
  • Has a Post Graduate Diploma and Master’s in Oral Implantology
  • Does further studying by participating in national and international events
  • Pain-free dentist
  • Complimentary consultations available
  • Open on Saturdays

Cons

  • Irregular closing times
  • Quite pricey dental fees
  • No readily available information on their financing options

After Military graduating from the Academy Medical School at the University of Thessaloniki in Greece, Nik Vourakis became a practising military dental surgeon.

He then underwent training in the Oral and Maxillofacial Department  Department in 401 Military Hospital, serving in Afghanistan. Admirably, this experience cemented his dedication to dentistry.

Vourakis holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Oral Implantology from Ethnikon Kapodistriakon University of Athens in Greece and a Master’s in Oral Implantology from the Goethe University of Frankfurt in Germany.

Vourakis moved to Edinburgh in early 2015, where he practised oral surgery at private clinics. He has recently begun a mentoring program teaching Oral Implantology.

We like that he continues to further his learning by undertaking various national and international seminars, courses, and learning opportunities. In our opinion, this keeps him up-to-date with the latest developments.

Having said that, he’s well-equipped to perform dental surgeries that include bone and sinus grafting, soft tissue management, and prosthetics. In case you’re worried, it’s also worth noting that he’s a certified pain-free dentist.

While we found it convenient that they’re open 6 days a week, their irregular business hours can be confusing. So, don’t forget to check twice before making an appointment.

We definitely recommend interested patients avail themselves of their complimentary consultation. This way, they can discuss their concerns and viable treatment options.

Though, we do have to warn you that their services are quite pricey. Worse, we were disappointed they don’t have readily available information on their financing options.

2. Neil Connell – Barron Dental

Neil Connell – Barron Dental Homepage

Services: Invisalign, teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, bridges, hygienist, and more

Website: https://www.barrondental.com/ 

Address: 23-27 Ferry Rd., Edinburgh EH6 4AD, United Kingdom

Contact Information: 

  • +44 131 553 2726

Operating Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:30 AM – 5 PM
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 AM – 7 PM
Google reviews score4.9/5
Facebook reviews score5/5
MyReputation reviews score5/5
Nice Local reviews score4.9/5
Total reviews4.9/5
Score consistency4.9/5
Qualifications4.5/5
Credentials4.5/5
Reputation4.5/5
Range of services4.8/5
Clinic4.7/5
Accessibility4.4/5
Finance options4.8/5
Operating hours4/5

Pros

  • Takes up several post-graduate courses to stay up-to-date
  • Over 20+ years of experience treating adults and children
  • Information on dental fees available
  • 0% financing options available
  • Care Plans available

Cons

  • Expensive dental fees
  • Not open on weekends

After completing a degree in Dentistry from the University of Glasgow, Neil Connell continues to take up several post-graduate courses to remain up with recent developments in the field.

His skillset enables him to perform a variety of dental care needs, from general dentistry to advanced cases that require complicated treatments.

Connell has been actively practising since 2001 at clinics within the Edinburgh and Lothian area. Through this, he’s gained extensive experience treating children and adults.

In our experience, Connell was very approachable and ensured that his patients were well-aware of the details of their treatment options. So, it’s no wonder many parents feel comfortable having him see their children.

As for accessibility, it’s important to note that they’re only operational on weekdays. However, they are open as late as 7 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays for evening appointments.

Unfortunately, we did find their dental fees on the expensive side. On the plus side, these are readily available on their website and patients are comprehensively briefed before proceeding with treatments.

Also on the bright side, they have a few financing options and Care Plans worth exploring if you want to cut costs. Though you’ll need to enquire personally to learn more.

3. Leanne Branton – Southside Dental Care

Leanne Branton – Southside Dental Care Homepage

Services: Teeth whitening, fillings, dental implants, restorations, teeth straightening, and more

Website: https://www.southsidedental.co.uk/ 

Address: 125 Mayfield Rd, Edinburgh EH9 3AJ, United Kingdom

Contact Information: 

  • +44 131 667 5656

Operating Hours:

  • Tuesday: 8 AM – 2 PM
  • Wednesday: 10 AM – 8 PM
  • Thursday: 8 AM – 8 PM
Google reviews score4.7/5
What Clinic reviews score5/5
Facebook reviews score4.4/5
Bark reviews score5/5
Total reviews4.9/5
Score consistency4.9/5
Qualifications4.5/5
Credentials4.5/5
Reputation4.5/5
Range of services4.8/5
Clinic4.7/5
Accessibility4.4/5
Finance options4.8/5
Operating hours4/5

Pros

  • Principal dentist and founder of Southside Dental Care
  • Is working to gain a Diploma in Implantology
  • Shortlisted for several national awards
  • Member of the Association of Dental Implantology and The Royal Odonto-Chirurgical Society of Scotland
  • Has financing options

Cons

  • Only available from Tuesdays through Thursdays
  • Dental fees not readily available

Leanne Branton is the principal dentist and founder of Southside Dental Care. Her main areas of expertise are dental implants and sedation. 

She graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Dentistry. Branton was also shortlisted for several national awards such as the “Best Young Dentist in Scotland” and “Dentist of the Year”.

For most of her early career, Branton spent it in Peru with The Vine Trust charity. There, she practised as a dentist for local villages and orphanages.

At the moment, Branton is working to gain a Diploma in Implantology. In our opinion, this will surely help her take on more complex cases.

Apart from that, she’s a member of a few distinguished dental associations, namely: the Association of Dental Implantology and The Royal Odonto-Chirurgical Society of Scotland.

Whilst her clinic is operational on weekdays, Branton is only available Tuesdays through Thursdays. If you ask us, this is a tad inconvenient as far as scheduling is concerned.

We were also slightly disappointed that their fees aren’t readily available on their site. However, they have an array of instalment options worth enquiring about if you’re looking to spread the cost of your treatment.

4. Pierluigi Coli – Edinburgh Dental Specialists

Pierluigi Coli – Edinburgh Dental Specialists Homepage

Services: Dental implants, crowns, bridges, cosmetic dentistry, and more

Website: https://www.edinburghdentist.com/ 

Address: 178 Rose St, Edinburgh EH2 4BA, United Kingdom

Contact Information: 

  • +44 131 225 2666

Operating Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:45 AM – 6 PM
Google reviews score4.7/5
What Clinic reviews score5/5
Facebook reviews score4.4/5
Bark reviews score5/5
Total reviews4.9/5
Score consistency4.9/5
Qualifications5/5
Credentials5/5
Reputation5/5
Range of services4.8/5
Clinic4.8/5
Accessibility4.5/5
Finance options4.9/5
Operating hours4/5

Pros

  • Registered specialist in Periodontology as well as Prosthodontics
  • Has a PhD in Prosthetic Dentistry and Oral Material Sciences
  • Has authored several scientific studies and peer-reviewed articles
  • Free initial video consultation
  • Financing is available

Cons

  • Not available on weekends
  • Fees are quite expensive

Right off the bat, we were impressed by Pierluigi Coli’s extensive qualifications. He completed his studies at the University of Genova, Italy, in 1990, graduating with honours.

Afterwards, Coli was trained in Periodontology, Dental Implantology and Prosthodontics at Göteborg University, Sweden, where he worked for several years.

On top of that, Coli is a registered specialist in Periodontology as well as Prosthodontics. He also has a PhD in Prosthetic Dentistry and Oral Material Sciences from Goteborg University.

Aside from practising, Coli is also a publisher of several renowned scientific studies and peer-reviewed articles. He has also been an international lecturer, teaching and training undergraduate and post-graduate students.

Hence, it’s safe to say that he knows what he’s doing, whether he be in or out of the clinic. So, it doesn’t surprise us that many patients specifically request Coli during their visits.

They offer a complimentary video consultation if it’s your first time at their clinic. You can speak to one of their clinicians to discuss your concerns and available treatment options.

While we find their fees a bit pricey, we appreciate that they have an array of payment options. They’ll also give you a comprehensive outline of the treatment fees to ensure you fully understand where your money’s being spent.

5. Alisdair Colquhoun – Dentistry @ No. 3

Alisdair Colquhoun – Dentistry @ No. 3 Homepage

Services: Invisalign, veneers, tooth whitening, dental hygiene, dentures, and more

Website: https://www.dentistry-no3.co.uk/ 

Address: 3 Comely Park, Dunfermline KY12 7HU, United Kingdom

Contact Information: 

  • +44 1383 807819

Operating Hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday: 9 AM – 6 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM – 9 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM – 1 PM
Google reviews score4.9/5
What Clinic reviews score5/5
Facebook reviews score4.9/5
Yell reviews score5/5
Total reviews4.9/5
Score consistency4.9/5
Qualifications4.5/5
Credentials4.6/5
Reputation4.5/5
Range of services4.7/5
Clinic4.8/5
Accessibility4.5/5
Finance options4.6/5
Operating hours4.5/5

Pros

  • Accomplished a Diploma of Membership from the Faculty of Dental Surgery
  • Has undergone training for tooth alignments and dental implants
  • Qualified to perform treatment on patients under IV sedation
  • Pain-free dentist
  • Open on Saturdays
  • Free initial consultation available
  • Payment plans available

Cons

  • Information on dental fees is not readily available
  • Irregular closing times

After graduating from the University of Dundee in 2011, Alisdair Colquhoun continued to practise at several clinics across the Stirlingshire and Lothian area.

Since then, he’s also accomplished a Diploma of Membership from the Faculty of Dental Surgery. He also holds a certificate in Restorative Dentistry through the Tipton Training Dental Academy. 

We admire Colquhoun’s determination to hone his skill as he’s known to undertake various kinds of training for tooth alignments. 

Also, he most recently completed training making him qualified to perform dental implants and provide treatment under IV sedation. 

Hence, he’s a popular choice for many to get a perfect smile. We think Colquhoun’s warm and approachable personality will set you at ease for those dentally anxious.

It’s also worth highlighting that he’s a certified and trained pain-free dentist. So, you can make an appointment easily, knowing you’ll be in good hands. 

If you’re still hesitant, we recommend availing of their free consultation. Here, you can talk about your concerns with one of their clinicians and identify the most optimal treatment choice.

As for accessibility, it’s great that they’re open on Saturdays, too. However, their varying closing time can be confusing, so we suggest double-checking before making an appointment. 

Unfortunately, they don’t have their fees up on their site, so interested patients will have to enquire. On the flip side, we were pleased to find that they offer various options to spread the cost of treatment.

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