Your First Appointment
At Meadowbank Dental Practice, our patients are at the heart of everything we do. That's why we want to make visiting the practice as easy as possible, and why we're constantly developing our knowledge and services to ensure our patients have access to the latest and most effective dentistry. The practice is fully wheelchair accessible and our team is multilingual.
We welcome new NHS and private patients to our state-of-the-art modern practice based in an attractive, historic building close to Edinburgh city centre. The practice is open from 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Thursday, and from 8.30am to 4.30pm on Friday. We are proud to have been awarded the British Dental Association’s Good Practice Award. If you’re ready to make your first appointment, here’s what to expect. . .
From the moment you enter the practice you will be greeted by our friendly, helpful reception team, who will ask you to complete a medical history form and a patient questionnaire, to find out what your wishes are for your dental care.
When you are introduced to your dentist you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you may have, and to raise any issues – whether they be problems with your teeth or gums, questions about cosmetic dentistry, or fear of dental treatment. We’re highly experienced in treating nervous patients and have a number of options available including treatment under sedation.
Your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums and surrounding structures. We’ll also take any x-rays as necessary, to help show any hidden problems such as early-stage tooth decay, which may not be immediately obvious. If we find any issues we’ll run through all your treatment options, including costs. We may recommend you visit our hygienist for a thorough clean of your teeth and gums and, if you need any specialist treatment such as periodontics or oral surgery, we’ll refer you to one of our experts in that area.
We also accept referrals for a range of treatments, including dental implants and wisdom tooth removal, from other dentists.
At Meadowbank Dental Practice we pride ourselves on being a family practice. We run the Child Smile Programme and encourage you to register your children from birth, and bring them into the practice as soon as their first tooth appears, to get them used to visiting the dentist. The Child Smile Programme is organised by NHS Scotland and includes education on tooth care, a toothbrushing clinic and fluoride varnish twice a year from the age of two. Encouraging good dental habits from an early age means your children are more likely to have healthy teeth in later life. Please speak to one of our dentists if you’d like to know more about the Child Smile Programme.