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Winners of Scottish Dental Community Excellence Award (Ciara Dunleavy & Chloe Gall) and Young Dentist of the Year (Lara Paterson) 2018

Welcome to

Clyde View Dental Practice

A friendly welcome in


The award-winning Clyde View Dental Practice is situated in Helensburgh on the banks of the Firth of Clyde. A bustling seaside town with plenty going on, our dental practice is well placed to serve the community and always offers a friendly welcome to all patients.

You’ll find Clyde View Dental Practice on West Clyde Street (A814), the main commuter route from Glasgow, making us easy to find. We are also close to Faslane Naval Base and would be only too pleased to help you with your dental care if you, or a family member, are employed here.

Award-winning and friendly dental care

Our team will always greet you with a welcome that makes you feel really at home in our practice. We understand the importance of feeling comfortable in a dental setting and we’ll do all that we can to ensure you feel at ease during your time with us. Our dental team are highly qualified and provide the best care possible for you and we aim to treat your family for many generations to come. We are also able to offer flexible appointments that work around your busy lifestyle, just speak to our excellent reception team who’ll do their best to find a time that suits you.

Welcoming NHS patients

We offer both private and NHS dental care in Helensburgh and are currently accepting new NHS patients. To join us as a new patient, just call us 01436 675660 to speak to a member of our friendly reception team who will book you in for an initial appointment.

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Lara Paterson

BDS Glas 2013, MJDF RCS(Glas)
GDC Number: 243575

Lara qualified in 2013 from Glasgow University and started working in Helensburgh in April 2015. Since starting in Helensburgh, Lara has completed her MJDF RCS(Eng) qualification. In practice, Lara particularly enjoys treating children and anxious patients. Lara is also qualified in facial aesthetics, offering anti-wrinkle injections. In 2018, Lara was the proud winner of the Scottish Dental Awards’ Young Dentist of the Year!

Outside of dentistry Lara enjoys eating out with friends and travelling.

Ciara Dunleavy

BDS Glas 2015 MFDS RCPS(Glas)
GDC Number: 257837

Ciara is originally from Ireland but moved to Scotland to study dentistry at the University of Glasgow. Since qualifying in 2015, Ciara has enjoyed working in general practice and gained her MFDS qualification with the Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow in 2017. Ciara enjoys many aspects of general dentistry but in particular, she likes helping anxious patients feel more comfortable in the dental environment. Along with Chloe Gall, Ciara won the 2018 Scottish Dental Awards’ Community Excellence Award!

Outside of dentistry Ciara enjoys running, spending time outdoors, reading and cooking.

Lynn Barr

Lead Nurse
GDC Number: 145971

Lynn has been a dental nurse since 1991 and has worked in the Helensburgh practice for 24 years. Lynn loves the friendly, family atmosphere of the practice and the fact that she has gotten to know the patients well over the years.

Outside of work Lynn loves hillwalking with her two dogs.

Susan Meens

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 162592

Sue has been a qualified dental nurse for 24 years and has been part of the Helensburgh practice for the whole of this time. Sue loves the friendly atmosphere at the practice which is enjoyed by both the patients and the dental team!

Christine Allan

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 175504

Christine has been a dental nurse for 13 years, qualifying in 2008. She has worked in the Helensburgh practice for 10 years. Christine enjoys working with the public within a team environment.

Fiona Walker

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 143537

Fiona has been a dental nurse for 16 years. Fiona worked in a practice for four years during her training. Fiona then worked in Glasgow Dental Hospital for 10 years.

Fiona started working in Clyde View Dental Practice, Helensburgh, in October 2016. She really enjoys the friendly atmosphere of the practice.

Outside of work, Fiona enjoys spending time with her family and friends and walking her two dogs Jack and Jay.

Kendal McNiven

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 252912

Kendal gained SVQ Level 3 course in Dental Nursing in January 2014 after studying for just over 1 ½ years. Working in the same practice for five years has provided Kendal with experience working with both NHS & private practice, covering a wide range of procedures from fillings to oral surgery. Kendal recently took a break from dental nursing in November 2016 to travel when she visited Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Australia, then explored New Zealand for six months.

Kendal has a love for trying new things and visiting different places. She enjoys walking, visiting different places, helping out at the family stables, socialising with friends and family, fashion and food.

Clyde View Dental Practice
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Barry Hedges
Barry Hedges
08:44 25 Feb 21
My family and I have been attending this particular dental practice for at least the past twenty years so have seen a... number of different dentists and have seen the results of the refurbishment. I have to travel some distance to attend but this is never a problem. I currently see Lara when I visit and she takes the time to explain the procedures and makes you feel at ease. She delivers a very professional more
Nicola Sloan
Nicola Sloan
06:04 19 Feb 21
Thank you ladies. I have major dentist fear and historically I have rarely left a dentist without shedding a tear or... having a panic attack. Clyde view have always made me feel safe, comfortable, looked after and understood and because of that my fear factor is shrinking. Appointment times have been reasonable and treatments have been more
Gordon King
Gordon King
08:16 05 Feb 21
The practice provided an excellent and efficient service. With the covid controls in place I felt completely safe while... in the surgery. I left with a temporary filling fitted and an appointment for permanent repair within 10 minutes. The staff were friendly and welcoming as more
Dorothy Trotter
Dorothy Trotter
14:04 03 Feb 21
Always professional & caring for the patient, all staff have time for you & listen to you, well done !
Chloe Malloy
Chloe Malloy
22:41 28 Jan 21
Always so friendly, helpful and very clean practice!
Margaret Cluer
Margaret Cluer
00:43 24 Jan 21
I attended for the first time in four years, ( I neglected to attend my appointments).Needless to say I attended due... to serious pain which had been ongoing for over a year. It was an urgent appointment, it was a Friday afternoon and I was seen to avoid me having to suffer all weekend. I was received without judgement at the practice and given friendly professional service and understanding and referred for further treatment in Glasgow.I have made myself a promise to attend my future appointments at Clyde View Dental Practice. It is a Welcoming Professional Practice with modern spacious treatment roomsread more
andy pinch
andy pinch
09:08 15 Jan 21
Appointment at short notice. Very safe, friendly and professional.
Mandy Campbell
Mandy Campbell
22:46 05 Dec 20
Excellent Covid-19 restrictions in place to ensure patient, and staff, safety throughout the pandemic. An excellent... appointment, maybe not the outcome I was expecting, but given top class advice, and time, in which to make up my mind in which direction to move next. I can't say I'm looking forward to seeing you all again, but that is definitely not a personal attack, just any dentist anywhere! Definitely recommend Lara for her professionalism and friendliness, and the practice in general for making you feel welcome when its the very last place you want to be visiting. See you all soonread more
Philip Bailey
Philip Bailey
20:15 27 Nov 20
Although (thankfully) a very short visit the service was very professional and conducted in a safe and controlled Covid... secure mannerread more
Ann Packard
Ann Packard
07:39 14 Nov 20
Reception is friendly and efficient. Under Covid rules, I feel safe and in a caring environment. Treatments carried out... well and explained more
Colin Jenn
Colin Jenn
20:44 05 Mar 20
Having recently moved in to the area, I was recommended Clyde View Dental Practice. Having just made my first visit I... am entirely satisfied with the friendliness and professionalism of those members of staff I had contact with. From the ease of registering and making an appointment through to my dental examination and X-rays everything went smoothly and efficiently. Very satisfied more
John Travers
John Travers
21:24 04 Mar 20
Hi FolksGreeted by Polite, Friendly staffNo waiting. - Lara her usual efficient self.Next appointment booked.All... done and dusted in 15 minutesI'm a happy bearread more
liz keenan
liz keenan
11:45 26 Feb 20
I have been attending this surgery for many years and have always found the staff friendly, professional and caring.... They also have a good sense of humour which lightens the atmosphere especially as many people are rather tense during their visit. I commend Lara as an excellent dentist and always guaranteed for a more
John Young
John Young
21:40 15 Feb 20
I have attended Clyde View Dental Practice for several years now and they make a trip to the dentist a pleasure. Very... efficient from e-mail and txt appointment reminders to being seen by Dentist bang on time or as often as not early. Pleasant surroundings very comfortable clean modern and reception staff very pleasant and efficient. My dentist is Lara and she really puts you at ease with friendly chat and is also a very talented and skilled dental more
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Find us

Clyde View Dental 
87 West Clyde Street
G84 8BB


Getting here and parking

We are less than half a mile (around a 10-minute walk) from Helensburgh Central station, making us easily accessible via Scotrail trains. The nearest bus routes – 1B and 316 – stop at Colquhoun Square, which is approximately a six-minute walk from our practice.

If you are driving to us, we are situated on West Clyde Street (A814) looking onto the River Clyde. There is on-street parking and also a car park on Helensburgh Pier, both of which are within walking distance from the practice.

Opening hours

Monday 8.45am to 7.00pm
Tuesday 8.45am to 6.00pm
Wednesday 8.45am to 5.30pm
Thursday 8.30am to 6.00pm
Friday 8.45am to 5.00pm

NOTE: We are closed everyday between 1pm and 2pm

Please be advised that opening hours are subject to change during public holidays.

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