About Dumfries Dental Clinic and Implant Centre
Dumfries Dental Clinic and Implant Centre is a four surgery clinic located in a town house in the centre of the town. SDC has had a presence in the area since 2016 when Lochthorn Dental Clinic was opened. This former Bupa clinic has on street parking and offers a one stop service for all your dental needs as the facility offers a full range of private dental treatments, together with a dedicated dental implant clinic offering all aspects of dental implantology.
Tara graduated from the University of Dundee in 2019 and worked in Glasgow before joining our team. She is interested in all aspects of general dentistry with a particular interest in cosmetic treatments, such as natural tooth coloured fillings. She is committed to providing a comfortable and relaxing experience for her patients ensuring high quality care. When not working, Tara enjoys baking and keeping fit through running. GDC Number: 283345 She is committed to providing a comfortable and relaxing experience for her patients ensuring high quality care. When not working, Tara enjoys baking and keeping fit through running. GDC Number: 283345
Amanda graduated from University of Highlands and Islands in 2017, with a dual qualification in both Hygiene and Therapy. She has since been working locally in general practice and is keen to help all patients maintain a great standard of daily oral hygiene to ensure a long-term healthy smile.
At SDC Group, we believe in being completely transparent about the treatments we offer and their costs. Whether you are an NHS patient or are being seen on a private basis we will always explain your treatment options and the costs involved, prior to treatment commencing. Where there are a range of treatment options available to you, your SDC team will explain the benefits of each, allowing you to have all the information you need before choosing the clinic which best suits your needs.
NHS treatment is free for:
Everyone under 18 years of age
Those under 19 years of age and who are in full-time education
Pregnant and nursing mothers, until the baby is 12 months old
Those with certificated exemption from payment because of income.
Unless you are in one of the groups entitled to free NHS dental treatment or help with the cost, you will need to pay 80% of the total cost of your NHS dental treatment up to a maximum patient contribution of £384 per single course of treatment.
You can find out more information on the Practitioner Services website.
The NHS fee structure is complex and varies considerably from patient to patient depending of the treatment required.
Click here to view our 2021 Fee list.
Please consult the Scottish Dental website for further information.
Help with costs
The Scottish Government have produced a leaflet providing information on NHS dental costs and how to get help with these, entitled A Quick Guide To Help With Health Costs.
In conjunction with Medenta Finance, offer a finance solution at a monthly cost of your choosing, allowing you to spread the cost of your treatment plan. Finance is only available to UK residents over 18, approval is subject to status terms and conditions apply.The benefits of financing your treatment include:
We offer 0% finance on treatments over £250 for up to 12 months and then interest bearing (7.9%) over 24 or 36 months.
- No delay in having the treatment you wish
- You can spread the cost over a period that suits you
- The application process is online with an instant decision
- You can apply in the practice or at home at a time that suits you
- No major outlay of cash