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Penicuik Dental Centre

Dedicated Dental care in Penicuik


At Penicuik Dental Centre, our aim is to provide patients with high-quality dental treatment and care. We hope to make your visits to us a pleasant and enjoyable experience.

Our state-of-the-art dental practice was built in 2010 and occupies a purpose-built building in the centre of Penicuik, on the High Street. Our practice is laid out on just one level, with no steps or stairs, which means we are fully accessible to wheelchair users and those with other mobility disabilities. We have a large, family-friendly waiting area designed to put all patients at ease before their dental appointment.

Our premises benefits from a large public car park with dedicated disabled parking space outside the front entrance.

Our dental care

At Penicuik Dental Centre, we are pleased to offer NHS and private dental care to all patients, delivered by our friendly, caring and professional team. We offer a wide variety of dental treatments, from regular check-ups and hygiene appointments right through to tooth whitening.

We welcome nervous patients

Here at Penicuik Dental Centre, we know that for some patients, visiting the dentist can be a worrying or anxious time. This is why we are pleased to help nervous patients to overcome their fears and will work with you to make trips to the dentist a pleasant experience. We are able to offer special techniques, so please do get in touch to find out how we could help you.

We’re convenient and accessible

We are also pleased to offer home visits to our very elderly and disabled patients for whom attending the practice is very difficult, and we are proud to be the principal dentist for many care homes in Midlothian.

Emergency care

If you have a dental emergency, please telephone the practice as early as possible in the day and we will endeavour to make you an appointment on the same day with one of our dentists.

For out of hours emergencies, please contact the NHS24 on 111.

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Georgia Nikolopoulou

DipDS Athens 2006
GDC Number: 123867

Georgia graduated from Athens Dental School in 2006. From there she worked in a private practice in Greece before moving to the UK in 2008. Working as a General Dental Practitioner for a number of years, Georgia has gained experience providing a range of dental treatments. She particularly enjoys working with younger patients.

When she’s not working, Georgia enjoys reading, swimming and spending time with family and friends.

Kevin Dow

BDS Dundee 2008
GDC Number: 147944

Originally from Aberdeen, Kevin has now settled in Edinburgh permanently with his partner after a period of time living in Australia. Kevin covers all aspects of general dental care with heightened interests in endodontics and minor oral surgery. Kevin’s lively and friendly approachable nature helps create a more relaxed experience for his patients.

Muneeb Shazhad

Dental Therapist

GDC: 283891

Muneeb decided to pursue his career in the dental field to be able to give preventative advice and treatment and help other people to understand the importance of oral health – not only to give people their smile back but also to help people live healthier lives.

After studying in Dundee, Muneeb joined the team in September 2019 where has enjoyed helping patients reach their oral health goals as well as providing a wide range of treatment to help prevent oral diseases.

Marilena Papadaki


GDC Number: 277009

Marilena decided to become a dentist because she liked the idea of making people smile again!

For Marilena it is not just about aesthetics; oral health comes first, a healthy mouth can be the mirror of our general health.

Marilena enjoys working with children and young patients, and she wants to make dentistry more enjoyable for my patients!

Alex Donaghy


GDC Number: 251896

Paige Lauder

Practice Manager

GDC Number: 244033

Paige obtained her national Diploma in Dental Nursing in February 2013 as well as her PDA in IV Sedation in 2017. She has worked in dentistry for over five years and has worked in both private and NHS dental practices.

Paige recently married her husband Craig and, when she is not in the practice, she enjoys walking, keeping fit, socialising with friends and travelling.

Christina Blair

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 260025

Christina has a Diploma in Dental Nursing and has worked as a dental nurse for four years. She loves that her job at Penicuik allows her to work as part of a team and that she learns something new every single day.

In her spare time, Christina loves to spend time with family and friends and walk her puppy.

Nicola Gillies

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 246585

Nicola holds a Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing as well as her PDA in Dental Nursing. Nicola previously worked with a dental recruitment agency which allowed her to work in various dental practices throughout Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife, Lanarkshire, Falkirk, Stirling and Dundee. Nicola loves her colleagues and the friendly working environment at Penicuik.

In her spare time, Nicola enjoys going to the cinema, eating out, taking her dogs out for long walks and socialising with friends and family.

Quesell Fernandes

Dental Nurse

Hannah Simpson

Trainee Dental Nurse / PCCO

Joanne Robertson


Joanne has great experience working in administration; she has previously worked as a legal secretary to a senior partner and was also PA to the Minister of St Giles Cathedral. Joanne loves working as part of a team and also helping out the patients and being the front face of the practice.

Joanne is happily married to Mike and is mum to Max, Leo and Freja. Their family has two guinea pigs named Haku and Major Tom. They also have a cat called Boo and a sausage dog called Willow. In her spare time, Joanne loves to spend time with her family and walking Willow. Joanne also LOVES David Bowie!

Penicuik Dental Centre
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Stevie J
Stevie J
04:23 15 Jul 21
Helpfull pleasant experience many thanks ☺️👍❣️
Karen McLeod
Karen McLeod
07:59 01 Jul 21
Alec my dentist was really helpful in every way he sorted my top denture plate for me and I’m delighted thanks ever so... muchread more
Diane Winning
Diane Winning
04:38 27 May 21
Friendly staff and Keven my Dentist made me feel at ease,very nervous patient 😊
Sara Bathgate
Sara Bathgate
06:59 20 May 21
i had a 40 minute appointment for a filling. kevin and the dental nurse were very welcoming. got my filling and also a... very sore 4mm shard of tooth that had popped through my gum removed..(remains from a previous removal at a different dental practice over 5 years ago!). kevin also managed to clean my teeth..reminding me to breathe.. without me hitting the roof from sensitivity!... very happy its all done as i get nervous at dentist. thanks Kevin and all the friendly staff who work more
SJE Scotland
SJE Scotland
12:07 28 Apr 21
Friendly staff across the business, very helpful and informative. Having had some recent treatment, I can honestly say... the whole process was perfect, the dentist explained everything in detail, was very caring and faultless in his delivery, first more
Charlie Doherty
Charlie Doherty
13:26 14 Apr 21
Just completed my first visit to the Dentist since before lockdown started. I was a little apprehensive about social... distancing prior to my visit however Head Receptionist, Joanne, was very reassuring on pre-visit phone call and on arrival Joanne was a star and made me feel totally safe throughout my visit with very clear advice and instructions. My new Dentist, Alex, was equally as helpful and I can honestly say it was a pleasure to visit the Dentist !!If you need a Dentist visit I can highly recommend Penicuik Dental more
Charley E Moulding
Charley E Moulding
06:02 31 Mar 21
Great dentist very professional and Joanne on reception is very welcoming. Keep up the good work
Derrick Thomson
Derrick Thomson
21:12 12 Mar 21
I arrived at appointment time and was treated very well by all staff. All social distancing and hygiene requirements... were being adhered to. I felt safe whilst in the more
margaret thain
margaret thain
09:06 17 Feb 21
We associate going to the dentist with pain, the extraction I had yesterday was as painless as could be. Staff all... pleasant in spite of grumpy me being difficult at being asked if I had bee out of the country!!chance would be a fine thing for most of usThank youread more
Rita Duarte
Rita Duarte
15:14 15 Feb 21
Terrible customer service. I was late 1 minute, called to let you hem know I was stuck in traffic for my daughter's... appointment. Did not have the appointment and they were extremely rude, only saying I had to reschedule. 1 minute late. And when we wait for the dentist 20 minutes????They only said i was gonna make them late!!! 1 minute! Shambles! Never again!read more
Annmarie Noble
Annmarie Noble
08:00 30 Dec 20
Excellent service today from all members of staff who followed all covid guidelines. I felt very safe, thank you so... more
Alice Eaton
Alice Eaton
19:36 23 Dec 20
Fast and friendly. Well organised for covid precautions.
greg rason
greg rason
13:38 12 Apr 20
Always have gotten good support and advice. Good staff. Forgiving old forties like me. Surprised to recommend but I do.... Maybe it should be 5 star but not had the opportunity to find that out yet. Thank more
Intuitive Icons
Intuitive Icons
18:09 04 Apr 19
Scale and polish from Georgios. I usually have a lot of sensitivity and some pain but Georgios really put me at ease.... It seemed to go really quickly , with minimal discomfort .read more
Donna Weatherston
Donna Weatherston
11:56 03 Apr 19
Reception staff is great.Been going to this dental practice for years and had excellent service but today I had... Georgios and it's was the worst day of my life never going back to him just felt he was to ruff when scaling and polishing my more
Sharon Macdonald
Sharon Macdonald
16:39 10 Jan 19
I am the worst patient at the dentist but I have to say that today's root canal was a breeze, never had that before. ... Sridar is a fantastic dentist and made me feel a lot calmer. Not as scared more
kenny s
kenny s
09:51 01 Oct 18
Phoned 08.30 this morning and given an appointment for 09.15. Also given a follow up for Thursday. Fantastic dentist.... Can't thank them enough for their more
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Find us

Penicuik Dental Centre
38 High Street
EH26 8HU


Getting here and parking

By car: Penicuik Dental Centre is easily accessible by car, we are located on the A701 in a purpose-built facility with on-site parking for patients.

Local bus routes: 15, 37, 40, 47, 101, 102, 62B, N37, X15, X37, X47, X62

Opening hours

Monday 8.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday 8.30am to 5.30pm
Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm

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

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