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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.

Megan Riddex

Dental Nurse
GDC Number:

Megan is a fully qualified dental nurse. She qualified and has worked with us since July 2013. She enjoys working in surgery because every day is different. She loves working and chatting to patients and especially enjoys helping the anxious patients.

Megan’s hobbies are shopping, going to the gym and socialising with friends.

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.

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.

Carly Rice

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 281879

Alicia Barr

Trainee Dental Nurse

Frederick Dental Practice
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winifred browne
winifred browne
17:28 01 Jul 21
Visited this dentist today as I am in gourock on holiday. I was so delighted with my experience The dentist... receptionist and nurse were so helpful and friendly. Can recommend this dental practice to everyone looking for dental treatmentread more
Shirley Ann Cowden
Shirley Ann Cowden
11:51 22 Jun 21
Couldn’t get better service. Friendly but professional. Dentist, Dr Grant, is first rate. She explains everything to... you as the treatment goes along and does a brilliant job. Receptionist’s are super too, keep you informed about what’s happening and have a great knowledge of all the services on offer. Plus the practice never does anything to your teeth just for money. I travel 25 miles to attend the practice and have been a patient for over 20 years. First more
billy langan
billy langan
11:37 11 Jun 21
first class professional care form David, Meghan & all at the practice 100 / 100.
nicole lynch
nicole lynch
13:35 09 Jun 21
The staff at the practice are fantastic. The day before I received a call to check that myself or anyone in my family... were not showing signs of covid. This made me feel better for my appointment. I was offered a chat with Megan before my appointment which allowed me to ask any questions I wouldn’t dare as my dentist which I feel is a fab thing they have introduced. Megan was so easy to talk to and helped me understand what the practice offers. All staff were really friendly and professional. 10/10!!read more
Gerry Mckay
Gerry Mckay
12:18 06 May 21
I attended as private patient basis, feel a bit guilty about that but probably urgent for me to attend. Good hygiene... protocols in place during CV19, temperature check, hand sanitiser, social distancing etc. The previous day I received phone call to also check I had no CV19 symptoms.I found all those procedures reassuring that my health and others is taken as a priority.30 minutes session, no rush and Helen spent some time assessing my oral health, cleaned teeth and recommended oral health hygiene plan going forward.Receptionist staff pleasant and professional so all in all I'd rate Frederick dental practice highly. 8/10read more
jane findlater
jane findlater
05:57 01 Apr 21
A welcoming team of professionals and the extra scale and polish has done wonders to my smile.
Sally Jones
Sally Jones
12:00 22 Mar 21
Booked a first appointment on line , was sent a confirmation with Date, Time and Dentist’s Name.Arrived in good time... to be informed that they weren’t making online appointments and the receptionist had told her manager several times that the website had continued to issue them but they were unable to control this error.Although I had wasted 3 weeks in my search for a dentist I accepted this and said I would make another appointment to then be told that couldn’t be done as they were no longer accepting NHS patients but if I wanted to pay privately they would happily see me.I was free to be placed on a waiting list, I felt that if their dentistry was of a standard as their admin I’d be better with oil of cloves and a pair of pliers and declined.The one star is based on this experience and not on their prowess in the dental hygiene more
Billy Duncan
Billy Duncan
10:30 20 Mar 21
Great experience with this dentist, Amy was fantastic & friendly as was her assistant made me feel very comfortable &... explained everything about the procedure, good safety measures in place for the current Covid situation. Would not hesitate to use this dental more
James Cairns
James Cairns
22:00 16 Mar 21
Friendly staff I have ever met courteous and kind professional dentist I'm in a wheelchair and they're so courteous and... help meread more
elizabeth britton
elizabeth britton
07:49 27 Feb 21
Excellent service! I have attended three times during the COVID 19 restriction and felt very safe. I was in a lot off... pain telephoned the dentist and received an appointment the same day! Thank you to all the dentists, especially Amy whom I saw on my last visit redressed my tooth and I’m currently pain more
Gordon Logan
Gordon Logan
08:58 17 Feb 21
I needed an emergency appointment which led to a tooth extraction. Matthew and the team carried out the works safely,... quickly and pain free. I cannot praise them enough for being available and carrying out the works to such a high professional more
Margaret tinney
Margaret tinney
20:43 21 Jan 21
Fiona MacLean
Fiona MacLean
19:06 14 Jan 21
100% measures in place , put me at ease from entering , treatment & leaving , well done all ur a credit to your... practice 👏read more
Stephen Donnelly
Stephen Donnelly
09:52 13 Jan 21
No issues felt comfortable, Matthew was as professional as ever, very happy with treatment
elaine maclean
elaine maclean
11:51 07 Jan 21
Fantastic dentist . Was recommended by my hygienist of many years Rosie Slack who sadly has since passed away .... Reception girls are lovely and Alison and Helen are great , always greet you with a smile 😘read more
richard duncan
richard duncan
09:48 11 Dec 20
My wife attended the surgery yesterday and commented on the excellent service, especially the COVID 19 safety protocols... in place. Cannot fault the professionalism and friendliness of all the staffread more
Robert McLaughlin
Robert McLaughlin
10:19 17 Jul 20
Can you help me my teeth r a mess and relly need help I had tumer in my belly all meds am on did no help
Matthew Mcneill
Matthew Mcneill
23:21 24 Mar 20
A great dental practice with brilliant dentists, each one I've seen there have been friendly and really good at their... jobs. Have been able to fit me in quickly when needed and have never had an issue with the work I've had done. Would recommend them to more
Karla Bonatti
Karla Bonatti
15:03 17 Mar 20
I had an excellent experience at the surgery yesterday. It is a very efficient and well run surgery. Staff are very... welcoming. Dr Colgan is extremely friendly and very professional.Even during this pandemic that we are experiencing the surgery is taking every precaution to keep their staff and their clients more
Jean McArthur
Jean McArthur
17:26 10 Mar 20
I am delighted with the service I receive from Frederick Dental Practice. I have been letting my friends know how good... it is. All the staff are friendly and most efficient, from the girls who make the appointments to the dental assistants and the Dentists themselves.Yesterday I had root canal treatment which I have never had before. It was quite a long procedure but I did not feel any discomfort whatsoever. Barbara carried out my treatment and I have nothing but praise for her excellent care and wonderful manner both to her patient and also to her assistant. I have been attending the practice for a number of years and have always found the service to be excellent. So much so, I travel from the Island of Bute to attend my appointments.Could not be happier with this dental practice.A very happy patient. Jean more
Alison Mahon
Alison Mahon
22:45 09 Aug 19
Was a bit worried first time I came to Alison, but really glad I did. She puts you at ease and so far have needed no... work done. Marc the hygienist, and before Marc it was the wonderful Helen, are great too. I see the resident hygienist quarterly. Smashing team 😊read more
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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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