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Welcome to

Frederick Dental Practice

Friendly dentistry in Inverclyde


Welcome to Frederick Dental Practice, your family friendly dentist right in the heart of Greenock, Inverclyde. We have been established in the local community for more than 25 years, and every member of our dental team takes pride in offering high-quality dentistry for you and your family in a friendly and relaxed environment. Our patients span every generation and we’re proud that so many continue to keep coming back to us year after year.

Here at Frederick Dental Practice, we offer a full range of NHS dental treatments to maintain your dental health. We’re also pleased to provide a variety of private cosmetic treatments such as veneers, crowns, bridges and teeth whitening, all of which can complement the great oral health we’ll work with you to achieve.

Our practice has five modern surgeries, two of which have level access. We also have two waiting areas, a reception, and a sterilisation room to keep us compliant with all relevant health and safety regulations.

Shortlisted for Practice of the Year 2019

Shortlisted for Practice Manager of the Year (Mary Smith) 2019

Children’s dentistry

We believe it is important for all children to attend the dentist at an early age, even babies! With that in mind, we wish to encourage all parents to register their children from birth. This not only helps to instil good dental health habits from an early age, it can also prevent feelings of fear or worry developing around visiting the dentist.

As a registered Childsmile practice, we promote this programme for all eligible children. As well as preventive care and advice, fluoride varnish is applied twice yearly to children aged two and above to help protect their teeth.

Emergency dental care

As art of our commitment to you, we make every effort to see registered emergency patients on the same day. If you have a dental emergency, please try to call before 10am and we will try to fit you in as soon as possible. If you are not registered with us, and we have appointments available, we will try to see you, however priority must be given to registered patients.

If you have a severe emergency outside of surgery hours that cannot wait until the next day advice is available on NHS 24, just call 111.

We welcome new patients

We are fully committed to both NHS and private dentistry, and are currently able to take on new patients. Patients wishing to register with the practice can telephone 01475 785005; our dentists, hygienists and nursing team look forward to providing your dental care.

Young girl smiling

Christopher Colgin

BDS Newcastle 2006
GDC Number: 103324

Chris is a Newcastle Dental School graduate and has been working in Scotland for over 10 years. He has a great deal of experience of treating nervous patients and caring for people with special needs. He provides a full range of dental treatments.

Outside dentistry, he is a keen supporter of Sunderland Football Club and enjoys cycling, swimming and running.

Alison Grant

BDS Edinburgh (1991), FDS RCS (Eng)
GDC Number: 64475

Alison qualified from Edinburgh Dental Hospital in 1991 and worked there for a year before going on to work in hospital posts in England. She obtained her fellowship in dental surgery in 1996 whilst working at Birmingham Dental Hospital. A couple of years were spent working in a dental practice in Yorkshire before going to live in Australia for several years. Whilst there, she was employed as the Senior Dentist at Cairns Base Hospital and enjoyed regularly flying with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. She has worked at Frederick Dental Practice for the last 13 years.

Melissa Auvray

BDS Newcastle University 2007
GDC Number: 113040

Joanne Bark

BDS Glasgow (2010)
GDC Number: 192681

Joanne qualified from Glasgow University in 2010 and began working at Frederick Dental Practice soon after. She took the opportunity in 2012 to take time out and work in Australia, experiencing both city life of Sydney and the remote bushlands of Broane and Kalgoorlie. Joanne’s most enjoyable and rewarding job was working in the schools treating children.

Outside of work, she enjoys travelling when she can and wining and dining.

Matthew Stitt

BDS Glasgow (2010)
GDC Number: 191319

Matthew qualified in 2010 from University of Glasgow and then completed a year-long restorative course run by Professor Paul Tipton in Manchester. Matthew completed his vocational training in Tarbert, Argyll before doing a six-month post in Endodontics at Glasgow Dental Hospital and then a six-month post with the community (Public) Dental Services in NHS Forth Valley. From this, Matthew moved to work as an Associate in Govanhill in the Southside of Glasgow before moving to Largs, where he spent just over four years as an Associate.

Outside of work, Matthew enjoys going to the cinema. He is also actively involved as an Officer with the 1st Glasgow Boys’ Brigade Company.

Amy-Beth Cowan

BDS Glasgow (2013)
GDC Number: 243574

Amy-Beth qualified from University of Glasgow in 2013. She worked in practices in Kilmarnock and Saltcoats before starting at Frederick Dental Practice in August 2015. Since qualifying she has done a year-long restorative dentistry course based in Manchester.

In her spare time, she enjoys figure skating and competes in competitions in synchronised skating.

Marc Sherwood

Dental Hygienist & Therapist
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2008
GDC Number: 161619

Rory Diamond

BSc Oral Health Science Glasgow Caledonian University 2013
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2009
GDC Number: 175963

Mary Smith

Practice Manager
GDC Number: 150803

Mary qualified in 2007 from James Watt College with an SVQ in Oral Healthcare – Level 3. She likes working with children (Childsmile qualified) and dealing with patients’ day-to-day.

In her spare time, she likes walking her two dogs.

Gemma Skelton

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 261492

Gemma joined the practice in May 2013 and qualified the following year. The thing she enjoys most about being a dental nurse is working with the public.

In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit and socialising with her friends and family.

Amy McCloy

Practice Manager
GDC Number: 273751

Amy joined Frederick Dental Practice in October 2014 and qualified in June 2016. She enjoys working with the public.

In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym and socialising with friends.

Abigail Crighton

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 273955

Abbi started training in June 2015 and is currently working on achieving SQA Level 3 in Dental Nursing. She enjoys being a dental nurse as it gives her lots of skills and every day is different.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Ainsley Moncrieff

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 273542

Ainsley started working at Frederick Dental Practice in August 2015 and aims to achieve her qualification and become a qualified dental nurse. Her favourite part about working as a dental nurse is getting to be interactive with people and help the older generation.

Outside of work, Ainsley enjoys going to the gym with her fellow colleagues to keep fit.

Vicki McFadyen

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 235463

Vicki started working as a trainee Dental Nurse in 2007 and qualified in 2011. She enjoys working as a Dental Nurse as every day is different.

Outside of work she enjoys doing activities with her daughter and walking with her dogs.

Julie Ewing

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 234450

Carly Rice

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 281879

Alicia Barr

Trainee Dental Nurse

Private treatment fees

At Clyde Munro, we understand that private dentistry is an investment – one that we endeavour to make possible for everyone. We keep our treatment prices fair and reasonable so that all our patients can access not just the treatments they need, but the treatments they want.

New patient examinations
from £55
from £33
Scale & Polish
from £35
from £58
from £239
from £239
Inlays and onlays
from £239
Root canal treatment
from £190
Tooth extractions
from £81
from £239
from £404
from £560
Teeth whitening
from £249

NHS treatment fees

NHS dental examinations in Scotland are free of charge for everyone (though we may charge for failed appointments if no advance notice is given). Following your examination, you will be advised of any treatment required and the likely cost, unless you are eligible for free NHS dentistry. We accept NHS patients if they are exempt from paying under the terms of the NHS, otherwise patients may pay as they go or join our dental plan.


Clyde Munro dental plan

Keep your teeth and gums healthy with Clyde Munro Essentials, an easy (and affordable) way to keep up the great habit of regular dental check-ups and hygiene appointments without the worry of unexpected bills.


Low-interest dental finance

By partnering with Chrysalis Finance, Clyde Munro is able to offer our patients a simple and affordable way to spread the cost of your dental treatment with a low-interest loan. Simply use our calculator to work out an affordable monthly payment or ask at reception for a loan application.


Invisalign SmileView

Invisalign® SmileView simulates your new smile! Take a smiling selfie and we’ll show you what Invisalign® treatment can do for you.  Thanks to some powerful technology, we can simulate the outcome of your personal transformation right before your eyes. Choose from our dentist(s) below to see how your smile could look after completing Invisalign treatment.

Jordan Frankgate



Find us

Frederick Dental Practice
11 Union Street
PA16 8JL


Getting here and parking

Frederick Dental Practice has on street parking outside the practice and is located half a mile, about a 10min walk from Greenock West train station.

Opening hours

Monday 8.00am to 8.00pm
Tuesday 8.00am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am to 6.30pm
Thursday 8.30am to 5.30pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

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

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