About Whitburn Dental Centre
- We register new NHS patients
- High quality NHS and Private dentistry
- Free on street parking
We are an established family friendly dental practice that has been offering NHS and Private dental care to the local community of Whitburn and the wider area of West Lothian for several years.
We are committed to providing you with a high standard of professional care using modern dental equipment and techniques in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Whitburn Dental Centre provides the full range of dental treatment under NHS and also affordable Private dental care. We also offer hygienist appointments.
FREE on street parking is available.
We currently accept New NHS patients!
All our NHS patients receive a free examination under the NHS. Our dentists will carry out a thorough clinical examination of your teeth and gums in order to diagnose any decays, cavities or the presence of gum disease. They will also carry out a soft tissues examination of your mouth to ensure that we detect oral cancer at an early stage and refer you to the appropriate specialist for further investigation without any delay.
Should you require any dental treatment such as fillings, crowns, root canal treatments, dentures, bridges, veneers etc. the dentist will explain to you what is needed and will give you different options and the associated cost. In dentistry every different option has advantages and disadvantages and also every case is different. However, our dentists will explain to you the options with their pros and cons and will make a decision with you as to how you want to proceed. Once you have agreed with the dentist on the treatment plan, then a printed estimate will be given to you with the costs involved. Please ask for an estimate if we do not give you one. Also, we will inform you if for any reason the treatment plan has to be amended and therefore the cost will be different.
If you do not require any further treatment, your dentist will recommend when you should next come in for a check-up. It is commonly recommended that you have a dental check-up every six months although all patients vary, with some requiring more frequent check-ups and some not needing them so often. You should follow your dentist’s recommendation to ensure your teeth stay healthy.
Free NHS services for qualifying patients
You may be exempt from paying NHS charges if :
- You are under 18 years of age
- You are 18 years of age and in full-time education
- You are pregnant
- You have had a baby in the last 12 months
- You or your partner receive Income support, Income related Employment Support Allowance or Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- You or your partner hold a current NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate
- You or your partner receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- You or your partner receive Universal Credit
If you are unsure if you need to pay for treatment, please talk to the practice team, and bring any relevant documentation with you to your first appointment.
If you need to be seen urgently please phone the surgery for advice. If treatment is essential, we will do our best to arrange it within 24 hours. For emergencies out of hours please call NHS 24 on 111.
Access to the practice
All of our surgeries are on the ground floor. The main entrance of the practice has two small steps and there is also a gradual slope for disabled access. Our patient toilet is also equipped with disabled facilities.
Meet the team
Karen Gardiner Bell BDS
Qualified from the University of Glasgow in 1989 and has been working in the practice since 1990. Karen enjoys the variety and the challenges that come with general dentistry.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and dog, going to the gym, reading and rugby.
Anne Haston BDS
Anne qualified from Glasgow University in 2008 and worked in Glasgow until moving to Whitburn Dental Centre in March 2016. Anne particularly enjoys the variety of treatment that comes with working in General Dental Practice, especially treating dentally anxious patients. She is committed to furthering her education, having achieved membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012.
In her spare time Anne enjoys running, hill walking and travelling