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Ivy Cottage Dental Practice Inverkip, shortlisted for Scottish Dental Community Award 2017

Welcome to

Ivy Cottage

Dental Practice

Friendly family dentistry in Inverkip


Set in a beautiful period building, Ivy Cottage Dental Practice in Inverkip provides a warm, welcoming and family-friendly feel from the moment you arrive. Our distinctive premises makes visits to the dentist feel relaxing and comfortable – ideal for nervous patients and children, who may find that more clinical settings cause worry and anxiety.

Our quaint setting belies an impressive array of skills, experience and technology. With our large, highly qualified dental team, we can offer our patients a comprehensive range of treatments and services right here in Inverkip. These include routine dentistry, such as regular check-ups and hygiene visits, cosmetic dentistry, such as whitening and Invisalign and other ortodontic treatments.

Whatever reason you come to see us at Ivy Cottage Dental Practice, you can guarantee a warm welcome from a dedicated team.

We’re part of the Inverkip community

Situated in the heart of the community, Ivy Cottage Dental Practice is next to the Post Office and Inverkip Primary School. The practice has close links with the local schools and nurseries, providing oral health awareness to children in the area. This helps to instil good dental habits from an early age while also creating a familiarity with the practice staff, which can help to prevent dental anxiety.

We want to do our bit for the environment

We have two active beehives here in our garden. These help to improve the population of honey bees, which has a positive on the local community by pollinating plants and flowers in Inverkip. Our patients can even buy Ivy Cottage Honey, harvested right from our very own beehives!

We welcome NHS patients

At Ivy Cottage Dental Practice, we offer both private and NHS dental care in Inverkip and are currently able to welcome new patients. To join us as a new patient, or to book an appointment as an existing patient, just call 01475 521 248 where a member of our friendly team will be able to book you in.

Ivy Cottage Dental Practice Photograph of building, beehive and flowers

Stuart Davidson

MFDS RCPS Glasg 2005 BDS Glasg 2003
GDC Number: 82236

Stuart qualified from Glasgow Dental Hospital and School in 2003. He became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow in 2005. In 2011, he completed a two-year course in fixed, straight-wire orthodontics and now provides NHS and private orthodontic care for the Clyde Munro Group. His most recent clinical development is providing the cosmetic orthodontic solution, Invisalign. Stuart also works at Clyde Dental Centre and has a keen interest in 3D Digital Dentistry.

Stuart’s other key role is clinical services director for the Clyde Munro group of dental practices. This is a nationwide role involving the overseeing of all the clinical aspects dental care provision and clinical governance.

Laura Buckley

BDS University of Glasgow 2009
GDC Number:179945

Laura graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2009 and has been working in mixed NHS and private practices ever since.

What Laura enjoys most about her job is helping anxious patients become more confident when receiving dental treatment, as well as working with whole families, building rapport and helping children feel at ease a dental setting from an early age.

When Laura is not busy at work, she enjoys baking, enjoying dinner with friends and family and going to the cinema.

Helen McKirdy

Dental Hygienist
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1990
GDC Number: 3921

Helen graduated from Glasgow Dental Hospital in September 1990. She has worked as a dental hygienist in Ivy Cottage for 12 years now. She ensures a calm, relaxed and friendly approach to patients, whilst providing high motivation and encouragement to improve their oral health.

In her spare time, Helen enjoys spending time with her family and walking their dog.

Lucy Gibbons

Dental Hygienist
BSc Oral Health Science Glasgow Caledonian University 2015
GDC Number: 258050

Lucy’s first degree was in Immunology and she went on to study at the School of Dental Hygiene and Therapy. Lucy has been with the practice since September 2015 and her role is to maintain and improve the oral health of our patients. Lucy also provides advice on oral hygiene and has a keen interest in children’s dentistry.

Linzi McCallum

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 248420

Linzi qualified in 2013 from Reid Kerr College. She enjoys working in Inverkip as she lives in the village and many of the patients are familiar faces, so it feels rewarding to help them.

Her hobby is scouting and she assists with the cub scouts where they do many camps and activities. Linzi also enjoy walks to keep her active.

Lorna Sloan

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 253596

Lorna qualified in 2014 from Reid Kerr College. What she likes most about working in dentistry is working with the public and how every day is different.

Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, cooking and going to the gym.

Sarah Campbell

Trainee Dental Nurse

Sarah is a Trainee Dental Nurse at Clyde Munro.

Sarah has lots of experience working with members of the public. Working at Fredericks has helped her gain further experience in working with the public. She enjoys learning new things every day. A bubbly friendly character, Sarah is always up for a good chat and laugh.

Outside of work, she has an interest in hiking and visiting new places in Scotland. Sarah hopes one day to go travelling.

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 £54.88
from £32.48
Scale & Polish
from £35
from £57.12
from £398.72
from £398.72
Inlays and onlays
from £460.32
Root canal treatment
from £225.12
Tooth extractions
from £80.64
from £403.20
from £403.20
from £558.88
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.


Find us

Ivy Cottage Dental Practice
Main Street
PA16 0AU


Getting here and parking

Ivy Cottage Dental Practice is in a convenient location on the outskirts of Glasgow, within easy walking distance from Inverkip train station. There are also numerous buses that stop close by, including the 576, 578, 580, 901 and 906. Those who intend to visit us by car will find us on main Street, just off the A78, and there is ample on street parking close to the practice.

Opening hours

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

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

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