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Roxburgh Dental Practice

A committed NHS dental practice in Galashiels


Roxburgh Dental Practice, located in Galashiels, provides dental care for adults and children both under the NHS and privately.

In addition to being a family-friendly NHS dentist, we are pleased to offer private alternative treatments including cosmetic braces to straighten adult teeth, tooth whitening, line smoothing treatments and facial fillers.

We welcome new NHS patients

Here at Roxburgh Dental Practice, we are always pleased to welcome new NHS and private dental patients to our practice. Whether you require treatment on the NHS or elective cosmetic solutions as a private patient, we have the experience to treat you to the highest standard.

Dental implant clinic

Roxburgh Dental hold an implant clinic that allows our patients to achieve the smile they have always wanted. Unlike denture or bridges, implants are more durable, provide a more permanent fix and are the closest solution to natural teeth, both in appearance and fit.

Our Implant Dentist, Duncan Black, is highly experienced in the field of implants and will ensure that you receive the highest quality of care throughout your treatment. To book an appointment with Duncan Black, please contact the practice on 01896 753 424.

Roxburgh Dental Practice Dentist

Kevin Deane

BDS Glasg 1999
GDC Number: 75885

Kevin is a University of Glasgow graduate and, after a decade of working in general practice in Edinburgh, he joined the practice in the summer of 2009 and is the longest-serving dentist at the practice.

Kevin has a particular interest in tooth-coloured fillings, tooth whitening and fixed prosthodontics, including crown and bridge work.

Outwith work, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and walking his dog. Kevin also coaches youth football and plays in his local team. Kevin has lived in the borders for 20 years.

Adelle McElrath

BDS Glasg 1999
GDC Number: 75819

After graduating in 1999, Adelle has always worked in general practice and before relocating to the Boarders, owned her own large NHS practice for 11 years. Adelle holds a BDS from Glasgow, MJDF RCS (Eng) and a PG Cert in Clinical Implantology. Adelle has also completed a number of courses in complexity restorative, implant and sedation in Manchester, Newcastle and Bristol. Adelle loves every aspect of her job, knowing that she wanted to be a dentist from the age of 5 years old. Adelle especially enjoys caring for anxious patients and children.

In her spare time, Adelle loves family life. She is happily married with two beautiful children as well as two dogs.

Gerhard Laker

BChD.University of Stellenbosch (1996)
GDC Number:72061

Gerhard graduated from Stellonbosch, South Africa in 1996. He has worked in England and Scotland in both NHS and private dental practices. More recently, Gerhard has been practicing dentistry in the Borders since 2010.

Duncan Black

BDS (Dundee) MJDFRCS (Eng) DipImpDent RCS (Eng)
GDC Number: 62847

Duncan has nine years’ experience in providing dental implantology in practice. He was the first dentist in the United Kingdom to use the 3 Shape Trios, and Lava LCOS 3D intra oral scanners, in both restoring implants and restorative dentistry, and has an ongoing interest in digital integration in dental practice. Duncan is happy to provide all aspects of dental implantology, bone grafting, sinus lifts and immediate loading, both full arch and single teeth.

Duncan received his implant training at the Royal College of Surgeons in England, and also Germany and Italy. He likes to treat patients that are perhaps anxious or apprehensive about dental treatment. A very important aspect in dental implantology is listening to our patients to ensure we provide what they want.

Away from work, Duncan can be found either on the golf course, singing in a choir or walking his two Labradors. Blessed with two very musical teenagers, the rest of the time is spent listening to them performing.

Lyndsey Adams

BDS (Hons) Glasgow (1997)
GDC Number: 73129

Lyndsey graduated from Glasgow University in 1997 and has recently joined Roxburgh Dental Practice.

She has worked in Auckland, New Zealand and most recently in Sunderland in the Northeast of England, providing high-quality private dentistry. She has an interest in cosmetic dentistry and finds it very rewarding providing patients with a confident smile.

She has returned to Galashiels with her husband and son to be near to her family and friends.

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.

Kirsty Ives

Dip Dent Hygiene Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2005
GDC Number: 6656

Kirsty is a fully qualified dental hygienist with 13 years of experience. Kirsty has experience dealing with patients with special needs, and has worked in different practices throughout the Borders, East Lothian & Glasgow. Kirsty also holds a certificate in tooth whitening. Kirsty really enjoys helping patients achieve their best oral health and also helping them to maintain it. Kirsty loves seeing patients happy with their end results.

When Kirsty isn’t busy at work, she enjoys digital photography, homeopathy, attending regular CPD events and socialising.

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 joined the Roxburgh Team in March 2015 and has learnt a great deal since being with the practice. She enjoys every aspect of her job, but especially loves dealing with anxious patients and keeping everything organised within the practice.

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

Lilianna Graham

Head Receptionist / Trainee Dental Nurse

Lilianna has worked at the practice for two years as our Receptionist and has great experience in serving customers and patients. She enjoys making a difference to our patients experiences and does her best to make them feel relaxed and happy.

When Lilianna is not busy at our reception desk, she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading and going to the cinema.

Leah Fowler

Dental Nurse

I enjoy working with all my team members to ensure that all our patients feel comfortable within that practice and alway have a good experience when visiting.

As a newly qualified dental nurse I have enjoyed gaining new skills and knowledge within the practice and hope to continue learning by attending and completing additional courses.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends and family, I also enjoy travelling.

Gillian Hogg

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 206490

Gillian is our Lead Dental Nurse and completed her NEBDN National Certificate in 2010. Gillian has worked at Roxburgh Dental for nine years where she stared out as a trainee. Gillian enjoys the different variety of the treatment she provides on a daily basis and that no two days are the same. Gillian enjoys working with the public and seeing the results of the cosmetic treatments they provide.

When Gillian is not at work, she enjoys socialising with friends and family, reading and going on holiday.

Lynsay Flockhart

Dental Nurse / PCC

I have been a qualified Dental nurse since 2015. Was a Dental nurse at Eyemouth Dental Practice
untill moving over into the Borders start of 2020 and joning the team at Roxburgh.
As an oral care educator I used to have a clinic this allowed me to spend that extra time
with patients to go over their oral health. Most of these patients were children and this is something
I really enjoyed.
I am just about to under go training to become patient care coordinator which I’m looking forwards
to being able to spend time with patients giving them a lot of time.

Elyssa Hope

Trainee Dental Nurse and Receptionist

I have lived in Scottish Borders all my life, I love playing around with makeup on myself and my  friends and family in my spare time. I done Highland dancing, Irish dancing, Tap, Modern and Stage dancing from the age of 4 and only recently stopped 2 years ago at the age of 16 but would love to pick this back up again. I hope to gain my Highland Dancing Teachers Qualification in the near future.

I  love being a part of helping the public have the best possible dental hygiene. A nice smile is something I feel is very important which is one of the many reasons I enjoy my job.

Katie Walker

Trainee Dental Nurse/Receptionist

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 £45
from £58
from £461
from £461
Inlays and onlays
from £519
Tooth extractions
from £92
from £403.20
from £461
Teeth whitening
from £249
Facial aesthetics
from £202

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.


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.


“To anyone seeking a new dentist, I would highly recommend the Roxburgh Dental Practice, Galashiels, a popular and welcoming establishment with excellent dentists and friendly, helpful receptionists and dental nurses. I am delighted with the treatment I have received from my dentist there, Steven Armitage; likewise the friends who registered with him on my recommendation. Not only is Mr Armitage a very good dentist, he is very gentle and never hurts!”

K McLellan
Roxburgh Dental Practice
Based on 111 reviews
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Ewan Galloway
Ewan Galloway
14:28 16 Jan 22
Excellent Dentist. I feel very at ease and confident in all the appointments I have had compared to other... establishments I've been to in the past. Staff are polite and do the best they can in the current climateread more
Josh Bertram
Josh Bertram
09:56 14 Jan 22
I've tried getting an emergency appointment as advised by NHS-24. Phoned in first thing in the morning at 8am. Its been... 2 hours and I haven't gotten through to anyone. I'm in severe pain and at this rate I'm going to have to pull out the tooth myself. I've not slept in 2 days because of the pain and it doesn't help that when I'm trying to get through I'm being put on hold for 3 minutes and being made to call back. 23 times, that's how many times I've called to try and speak to more
16:59 21 Dec 21
First went into the practice around a year ago after not being seen for nearly two years.First off I had 2 dentists... leave the practice right before my appointments. I don’t think I had seen the same dentist twice between 6 monthly appointments up until this point.When I went in around a year ago I was told I needed 4 fillings and a crown. After being told this, they said they would be in touch but I never heard anything back. My teeth have now deteriorated and I’m in pain.I spent weeks calling over and over and over again with no one answering the phone which I find strange as there are 2 ladies at the desk. When I finally got through I asked for an appointment to get the work done. They replied to this by saying that they had no record of me needing work done despite spending time with the dentist choosing which fillings I needed where and agreeing where I would get metal and white.After being told this I asked to be booked in as soon as they could so I can go in for ANOTHER check up to be told the same thing. After turning up, I was asked why I had booked an emergency appointment. I wasn’t even aware of the fact that it was an emergency appointment, I was told they couldn’t do anything because of that fact that I don’t have a dentist AGAIN. The dentist that I saw was quite rude and to be frank I felt as if I was made to feel like an idiot for coming in to get my teeth sorted.I called to try and book myself a new appointment and was told that they will be in contact with me to arrange a new appointment. Unfortunately I don’t have enough faith in the practice to make any effort whatsoever to actually get me sorted out and will now be having to look for a new dental more
Charlotte Hodgson
Charlotte Hodgson
13:45 20 Dec 21
Have been waiting patiently for an appointment for over a year, only to be sent away when I turned up. Was refused... service by the dentist as I had been in a red list country. However there are no countries on the red list at the moment. I really don’t appreciate just being refused service over false information and having taken all of the precautions and being incredibly careful as I had waited a long time for this appointment. Not any alternatives such as a phone call or even wondering if I had any more problems that I needed seen to. The receptionist was lovely as usual and very apologetic relaying what the dentist was refusing. Will be finding a new dental practice more
William Bain
William Bain
16:04 07 Dec 21
If I could give it zero I would. Waiting since June for an appointment and it gets cancelled every time. My father... had to pull his own tooth out despite me telling the dentist that he had Alzheimer's and dementia and really needed to see someone. I drove 7 hours to take him to an appointment at the end of October only to have it cancelled appointment was December 23rd and yip it has been cancelled yet again - dentist stuck in South Africa!!!. This has got to be one of the worst dentist practices I have ever come more
David Peele
David Peele
16:07 27 Jul 21
Poor quality of service, the phone at reception is never answered when you call up (try it, you’ll see), Stupidly long... wait times for appointments. They refuse to give emergency appointments out despite pain being constantly high. 5 minutes late to an appointment? Don’t botherer going, the dentist will want to be lazy and will say they can no longer see you. They should be more
pauline malone
pauline malone
11:41 23 Jul 21
The staff are very friendly, patience and very understanding, they go out of their way to help and fixed your any... problems with your teethread more
Garry Wintrup
Garry Wintrup
11:48 09 Jul 21
Appointment was excellent but not five star as follow up appointment is not for another ELEVEN WEEKS with me having a... dodgy tooth till then (don't think it will last till then anyway)read more
Christine Fleming
Christine Fleming
16:25 21 May 21
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 service yesterday at my appointment ,very professional ,friendly ,& well... organized in this covid 19 world .thank you all😊😊read more
Jim Butchart
Jim Butchart
19:26 15 May 21
Excellent treatment at very short notice. Painful cracked molar dealt with in minutes, resulting in a pain free... existence again. Staff as always very more
Debbie Purves
Debbie Purves
02:10 13 May 21
Cannot fault the practise, friendly receptionists and Adelle and her dental nurse made me feel completely at ease. ... First class treatment, felt totally safe during testing times for everyone. They were all extremely busy but took time to explain everything .Thank you all so more
Remo Nardini
Remo Nardini
13:38 24 Apr 21
The staff we're very welcoming and friendly, as well as being very professional and very understanding of my current... more
Elizabeth Jamieson
Elizabeth Jamieson
23:29 16 Feb 21
The reason I have marked you down a tad is because: Procedures take so long to complete. I know we are living in... difficult times but, surely in my situation with having new dentures made, it should not take 5 months to complete from when the appointment was due. You cannot tell me the Dental Technicians are not operating, or over loaded with work. Admittedly I was warned by my dentist that new dentures fitted immediately after the teeth have been extracted don't normally fit very well, but assured that after 6 months new dentures would be made as by then the mouth would have settled down to fit the new dentures. They fitted fine until one of my previous crowns broke off, (I saw the dentist about that but told they could not refit the crown, then a few months after I had an abscess on the other side of my mouth also on the upper jaw and the tooth had to be extracted. It was a few months after the extraction that the new dentures were being organised. Not having anything for some for the 'gripping hooks' to hold onto, it looked as if I was toothless in the front of my upper jaw. This has caused me great embarrassment to the point that I have become more of a recluse than the lock down had caused. Not only do I look toothless but I now have a speech impediment and my husband who is deaf shouts at me because he does not understand what I am saying. The reason he does not understand me is because I use my tongue to keep my dentures in my mouth. He is not the only one who complains, all my family are mocking me about my lack of teeth in my mouth whilst they are there but cannot be seen. I have reported the difficulty to my dentist but she explained there was not much she could do about it because of Covid 19 and their hands are more
13:07 22 Jan 21
Needed to update my review today as I went in for an appointment that I honestly think took the dentist 10 minutes.... Since Connor left, I needed to see someone new today. The person being the dentist never introduced himself. The whole experience was stiff and I felt unwelcome and walked out of there feeling like I was asked to find another practice. Truly not how one should be treated. I dont know if the staff are overworked and that might be the reason this person treated me like this, but today was just horrible. Reception staff are amazing and friendly as usual. 🙂 Thanks to more
Martin Green
Martin Green
12:49 14 Jan 21
Kevin the Dentist and his assistant nurses where great , during this COVID-19 year I have never felt so safe and... comfortable getting my procedure done today . Very safe , very happy .read more
Ken Lindsay
Ken Lindsay
14:37 09 Jan 21
Always feel slightly apprehensive when attending a new dental practice but needn't have worried. The staff were all... super friendly and dentist Kevin made me feel totally at ease, fully explaining the procedure while carrying it out (pain free 😁👍). Highly recommended 👌Kenread more
Arlene Mcpherson
Arlene Mcpherson
12:59 06 Jan 21
Conor isn't my usual dentist at the practice, but I needed a tooth taken out at very short notice! I was a wee bit... nervous, as it's the first time I've had an extraction since I was a bairn... I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Conor for making the whole experience a breeze. Never felt a thing, and his chat made me feel at ease. Thanks so much for helping out at such short notice. The practice is lucky to have more
Wayne Ballantyne
Wayne Ballantyne
10:40 02 Jan 21
Brilliant service. Cannot speak highly enough of the team in these challenging times. Absolutely first class.
Allan Watt
Allan Watt
12:56 12 Dec 20
I was very nervous before my appointment as I was due to have a tooth and a root extracted. The assistant who took me... to the surgery and the dentists assistant put me entirely at ease! They told me they would look after me well, which they did. The extractions were not as bad as I thought, I had 3 injections and the dentist was EXCELLENT. I have further treatment to receive next year. I am pleased I attend this practice, the dentist and staff are very, very good, friendly and helpful. Cannot ask for more! Thank you!read more
Colin Simmons
Colin Simmons
14:23 28 Nov 20
I needed root-canal work just as pandemic halted such procedures. Very fortunately for me, my Dentist (Connor Millar)... carried out as much as he was allowed under emergency treatment to see me through while the severe restrictions were in place. He also, throughout these restrictions, personally monitored my condition, kept me informed & where necessary carried out remedial emergency treatment. Now that restrictions have been lighten, he has (without delay) been able complete this awkward procedure. I am just awaiting a crown to be fitted now.I cannot thank Connor, & the dental nurses, enough for the excellent treatment & personal care I have received throughout. They have all gone above & beyond in what can be reasonably expected during these difficult more
Graham Willis
Graham Willis
13:52 28 Nov 20
Really great dentist from reception staff to dentist and dental nurses thank youxfor all your great assistance through... this hard timeread more
Ki Elin
Ki Elin
13:01 28 Nov 20
Lovely folk, obliging and knowledgeable. My only issue is out had to wait outside. It was cold and damp and standing... still causes me pain. I realise the situation but for folks like me., even just a stool of the right height or something other than a railing to lean against/sit on would be incredibly more
bobby sibbald
bobby sibbald
21:04 18 Nov 20
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Roxburgh Dental Practice
54 Ladhope Vale


Opening hours

Monday 8.00am to 6.00pm
Tuesday 8.00am to 6.00pm
Wednesday 8.00am to 6.00pm
Thursday 8.00am to 6.00pm
Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm

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

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