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Welcome to

Sandgate Dentistry

Your friendly family dentist in Ayr


Sandgate Dentistry is a general dental practice located in the town centre of Ayr. We are pleased to welcome both NHS and private patients in our modern family practice.

We offer a full range of preventative, restorative and cosmetic treatments available in easily accessible ground floor premises.

Our team are friendly and welcoming, and we work hard to build lasting relationships with our patients to ensure that every visit to the dentist is a great one. All of our dental professionals are highly skilled and look forward to treating you and your family for many years to come.

Our Dentistry

We are able to offer all aspects of general dentistry in modern surroundings delivered by our friendly team. Whether you need a routine dental check-up or a visit to the hygienist, we are here for you.

We also provide restorative dentistry, helping to replace missing teeth or restore damaged teeth. This means we can provide all types of fillings, crowns, bridges, root canal treatment and dentures.

We are pleased to offer a variety of cosmetic dental treatments, including full smile makeovers, teeth whitening and veneers. So if you have a dream smile in mind, we would be happy to discuss your desires and make the magic happen.

At Sandgate Dentistry we are also able to offer 0% finance to help you comfortably afford the dental treatment you require.


We Welcome NHS And Private Patients

We offer both private and NHS dental care and are currently accepting new NHS patients. To join us as a new patient simply call 01292 266587 to speak to a member of our friendly reception team who will book you in for an initial appointment.

Roxburgh Dental Practice Dentist

Robert (Bob) Carter

Associate Dentist
GDC Number: 63415

Bob enjoys meeting a broad range of patients and carrying out all aspects of general dentistry in a relaxed and pain-free environment.

Bob qualified from Queens University Belfast in 1988 and worked in a practice in Cookstown for two years before moving to Scotland. He has been a dentist in Ayr for the past 29 years.

Outside of dentistry, Bob likes to follow professional and amateur karate and he is a coach to the Scottish Karate Union senior ippon team… so don’t mess with him! He also enjoys playing chess and walking the dogs.

Aparna Subhedar

GDC No: 167185

Aparna has been working in general dentistry since 2009. She is always keen to expand her skills and ensures that she is up to date with the latest techniques by attending postgraduate courses.

She has a passion for working with children and anxious patients, helping patients to overcome their fears and enjoy visiting the dentist. Aparna’s special dental interests include white fillings and general dentistry.

Outside of work, Aparna loves playing badminton and listening to music.

Fiona Stanbridge

GDC No: 76197

Fiona has been practising dentistry for more than 20 years and has worked with the team at Sandgate Dentistry since 2006. She provides a full range of general dental treatments and particularly enjoys family dentistry.

Fiona works hard to build relationships with her patients in order to provide a friendly and caring service enjoyed by everyone. She works closely with patients who are anxious about visiting the dentist, helping them to overcome fears in order to improve their oral health and receive the treatment they need and want.

Outside of work, Fiona spends her spare time with her two young sons, who are aged nine and five – they certainly keep her busy! She also loves cycling and baking (and we love her baked treats!).

Melissa McKnight

Dental Hygienist
BSc Oral Health Science
GDC Number: 138687

Sharon Hindle

Dental Hygienist
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene
GDC No: 4271

Corinne Currie

Practice Manager/Dental Nurse
SQA L3 Dental Nursing & PDA Dental Nursing SQA 2012
GDC No: 237631

Clare Sheerins

Dental Nurse
SVQ in Dental Nursing SQA 2010
GDC Number: 201188

Alex Locke-McFadzean

Dental Nurse
SVQ in Dental Nursing at SCQF level 7 SQA 2019
GDC No: 285394

Julie Graham

Dental Nurse
Verified experience in Dental Nursing
GDC No: 114056

Chloe O’Hara

Dental Nurse
SVQ in Dental Nursing at SCQF level 7 SQA 2020
GDC Number: 291348

Aiva Dickie

Trainee Dental Nurse

Lucy Harrison

Trainee Dental Nurse

Elaine Herron


Sandgate Dentistry
Based on 25 reviews
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Andrew Harvey
Andrew Harvey
08:34 13 Mar 21
Excellent dentist , all work carried out professionally and in a very pleasant manner.
Bobby Bloy
Bobby Bloy
00:15 04 Mar 21
Good staff mrs stanbridge is magic the pain is gone
Christine Pearson
Christine Pearson
08:17 03 Mar 21
Excellent service from Fiona Stanbridge have always found the service very caring and the whole atmosphere from... reception to treatment of the highest more
Jim McBarron
Jim McBarron
11:12 28 Feb 21
Very professional and efficient service, staff friendly, they are very well set up for covid restrictions, i have been... a patient for many years and never had any problems, well done Sandgate more
Margaret Letford
Margaret Letford
18:13 17 Jan 21
As a person who gets extremely anxious to the point of being physically sick at going to the dentist I can honestly... say mr carter is absolutely fabulous he has a very confident and relaxing manner that puts patients at ease straight away I would highly recommend him to anyoneread more
Ben Duffy
Ben Duffy
18:54 06 Mar 20
I never have to wait long for an appointment. Staff are helpful and pleasant and my dentist explains every procedure
janice findaly
janice findaly
18:18 18 Dec 19
My time at this dental practice is a wonderful experience as someone who has had bad experience at a previous dental... practice it has taken me 3 years to find a good dentist who make you feel better after more
Nastasha D
Nastasha D
13:02 20 May 19
The female dentist that works in there is a complete joke if I could give them a -5 star rating then I would, I went in... there with no pain in my tooth and then came out with a black filling on one of my front teeth and I went back a few days later because I was in so much pain from the filling and she told me I had to wait ten days to see if it was still sore, it is now 3 weeks later and I'm in so much pain and all my teeth are really sensitive from her cleaning them, I had made another appointment that I have now cancelled because my boyfriend had went to get one filling from the same lady and she decided to drill gaps between all his bottom teeth for no reason, and the filling he got looks really badly done and nothing like any of his other fillings he’s got before from different dentists, before he went in he didn’t have any pain in his tooth either but now it is also really painful, He phoned to try and talk to the boss and he was told he was on his break he then asked 3 times when would he be back not once did the receptionist tell him and the third time he asked he got hung up more
Emma Laurie
Emma Laurie
09:40 06 Apr 18
I go to Dr Stanbridge and I've never had any problems. She's always been polite, friendly and patient with me (I'm very... nervous at the dentist!) I'm really surprised by some of the reviews on here, really doesn't sound like the same more
Owen Simpson
Owen Simpson
02:37 19 Mar 18
Went to see about trouble I was having with both my lower left and right wisdom teeth , my dentist suggested she remove... both lower left and right wisdom teeth her name was stanbridge or something like that she suggested that I would be better getting both out at same time and reassured me that it would be fine well that couldn’t have been further from the truth I was in excruciating pain for the guts of a month i couldn’t eat I couldn’t sleep for the pain and she didn’t prescribe me any pain relief she gave no advice and no offer of a follow up appointment absolutely appalling behaviour by someone who is supposed to be a health professionalread more
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Find us

Sandgate Dentistry
59-61 Sandgate


Getting here and parking

We are based in Ayr town centre, with good road, rail and bus links. Our practice is located directly next to Ayr bus station meaning we are accessible by a variety of bus routes. We are just a 12-minute walk from Ayr Railway Station, and those reaching us by car can use Boswell Park Car Park, which can be paid for online in advance or after your stay at

Opening hours

Monday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Thursday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Friday 9.00am to 3.30pm

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

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