Affordable Dental Care

Here at Dental Express, we are committed to looking after your complete dental health. We provide excellent NHS treatment options, in addition to a wide range of private and cosmetic dentistry that can be tailored to your needs and budget.

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We are a large NHS committed practice and have just under 15,000 registered NHS patients.

Pre Covid-19 we had 6 Dental Associates, 2 were pregnant in March 2020 and were not able to practice face to face dentistry, although like our other associates both took on voluntary roles within the greater NHS. Another Associate left us in February to return home to England as her husband was made redundant from his job in Edinburgh and she could no longer afford to support them both on her reduced earnings. We are a 7 surgery practice but AGP  (air generating procedures) may only be carried out in 5 of them as per new guidelines.

Despite this we have continued to remain open and have seen the maximum number of patients possible every single day since last June. We felt it morally wrong to offer a service privately that wasn’t available to our NHS patients therefore we did not like many local practices decline offering the full range NHS treatment in favour of private work and effectively ‘cash in’ on our patients misfortune.

Due to the current restrictions placed upon us by NHS Lothian and Scottish Government it would not be possible to return to pre-pandemic treatment numbers of patients in the practice. We are steadily working our way through the backlog of patients who were mid way through a treatment plan when we had to reduce our range of services last year or those who have temporary emergency treatments over the last 18 months. This was confirmed in writing earlier this by the

Angus Walls, Director of Dentistry at EDI and we are not aware of any further update after that.

We are offering routine exams but due to the restricted numbers of people we can see in the practice, we continue to prioritise those patients who are medically compromised or belong to one of several vulnerable groups. We are not offering an NHS scale and polish at exam appointments, this procedure is classed an AGP and requires enhanced PPE, a hand scale may be offered by the dentist if there is a build up of calculus or if the patient is found to have a periodontal condition (gum disease) they will be asked to return for this treatment. If the patient simply wants a scale or polish for cosmetic stain removal then we may offer a private appointment with our Hygienist.

We continue to use telephone triaging for all aspects of patient care including pain, trauma and routine examinations. At the time of booking a routine exam you will be asked if you are experiencing any pain or have any worries about your dental health, if the answer is no then you may have to wait several months however you will always be told to contact us if your condition changes before your exam appointment.

Dentistry is the only sector of NHS healthcare where you are normally offered 2 preventative check ups a year even if you have no pain or symptoms so please bear with us and remember that over 90% of all dental treatment could be avoided with the correct diet and excellent oral hygiene

Our staff are available over the telephone on 0131 669 3333 weekdays between 9-5. We are here to help if you have any Dental issues.Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like advice or guidance.

Due to the current restrictions within the NHS we are currently seeing patients but we are limited to the amount of patients we can see daily and we are continuing to prioritise pain or urgent care. We are keeping up to date with all the information and recommendations as it becomes available. If you are in need of treatment but it is not classed as priority you will be added to a waiting list for treatment.

Currently we are unable to see patients for Exams / Scale and Polish but we are hoping this changes soon.

As always the health and well being of our patients and staff is of great importance. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your patience in these unknown times and we wish you and your family all the very best . We look forward to seeing you all in the future.

Kindest regards from all the staff at Dental Express.

Affordable Dental Care

Here at Dental Express, we are committed to looking after your complete dental health. We provide excellent NHS treatment options, in addition to a wide range of private and cosmetic dentistry that can be tailored to your needs and budget.

Learn More

WELCOME TO DENTAL EXPRESS

Welcome to Dental Express, the home of top-quality Edinburgh dentistry at affordable prices. Dental Express provides NHS services to Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and the Borders through our branch in Portobello.

Dental Express, Edinburgh Dentists

PROVIDING TREATMENTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

We are commited to providing high quality NHS family dental care which will always include a free check up.

We are also able to offer private treatment if desired.

We feel that it is never too soon for you child’s first visit to our practice and we know that good dental health starts from childhood. To show our commitment to this, we have experienced dedicated nurses in our practice that are qualified in Childsmile which is an early intervention programme run by NHS Lothian.

Discover how your family can benefit from the following services:

The prices quoted are for Private and Cosmetic Treatment as all NHS costs are set by the NHS and not the practice.

The prices quoted are for Private and Cosmetic Treatment as all NHS costs are set by the NHS and not the practice.

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