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Sandgate Dentistry

Your friendly family dentist in Ayr

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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. Whilst we are currently unable to register new patients, due to the current backlog of appointments, as a result of covid-19 restrictions, we would be happy to add you to our waiting list and register you when we can. Give us a call 01292 266587 for further information or to be added to our new patient waiting list.

Roxburgh Dental Practice Dentist

Robert (Bob) Carter

Associate Dentist
BD (QUB)
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

Dentist
BDS
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

Dentist
BDS
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!).

Sharon Hindle

Dental Hygienist
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene
GDC No: 4271

Sharon has been a qualified dental hygienist for 28 years and all the while, has been continually updating her skills and knowledge with CPD. Sharon enjoys getting to know her patients, spending time learning about their lives whilst giving them the best treatment suited to their needs and educating as she goes along.

Outside of work, Sharon has 3 children which leads to a very busy household. Quality time includes Zumba, Pilates and nice long walks. They have also just welcomed a new puppy into the family who will add to those outdoor walks.

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

Dental Nurse

Michelle McGinn

Dental Nurse

GDC No: 282535

Callan Davy 

Trainee Dental Nurse

Elaine Herron

Receptionist

Sandgate Dentistry
4.5
Based on 48 reviews
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Michael Morgan
Michael Morgan
06:16 27 Oct 21
I'm currently going through a course of treatment with Sandgate Dentistry. Unfortunately I had to have a broken tooth... removed and was apprehensive about it. Fiona the Dentist was very reassuring & assuaged my concern & the subsequent treatment was 'nae bother". I look forward to completing the course of treatment on my next visit. All in all an overall Dental experience by a vastly professional and caring Dentist that makes modern Dentistry nothing to be feared.read more
Lee-ona Long
Lee-ona Long
07:20 16 Oct 21
Professional, friendly dental practise who takes great care of our three generation family dental care. During these... challenging times due to the pandemic them have managed to maintain their efficient, dental care services within a very reasonable time scale. Thank you Sandgate Dentistry.read more
Hugh Campbell
Hugh Campbell
07:43 15 Oct 21
Very relaxing environment. Surgery was immaculate Thanks very much
sharon timms
sharon timms
07:37 14 Oct 21
Things have certainly changed at the surgery during the covid restrictions, none of which are the fault of the... practice. I've had 2 dental emergencies that have been dealt with promptly & efficiently. The staff are working in difficult conditions, but are still very pleasant & helpful.read more
Graham Pick
Graham Pick
16:46 12 Aug 21
Mr Carter has provided me with excellent dental care for over 20 years. Professional and diligent attention guaranteed.... I would highly recommend. Friendly attentive staff.read more
Julie Bryce
Julie Bryce
13:32 08 Aug 21
Were very good to me at such short, Fitting me in for an emergency appointment can't fault the service. Very good and... Helpful as always. 😁read more
david burns
david burns
08:38 13 Jun 21
I lost a filling after eating a caramel , the whole filling came out , i contacted sandgate who saw me relatively... quickly considering theres a pandemic , my temp was taken at the door and i was in ,tooth filled and out again , no pain very nice dentist and technician . full marks for cleanliness and social distancing measuresread more
stuart mcclinton
stuart mcclinton
23:18 28 May 21
5 stars took me as an emergency patient when not registered n took care of my teeth, a big thank you, to Sandgate... dentistry, can't wait to get fully registered with yourselves 👍read more
Emma Laurie
Emma Laurie
10:34 27 May 21
Got a quick appointment to remove a wisdom tooth. Was in and out promptly, no pain and friendly service. Love this... practice.read more
louise reid
louise reid
13:27 28 Apr 21
I have went from a nervous patient to a confident one with the help of my fantastic dentist Aparna Subhedar. She is so... patient and understanding and explains what the procedures are. I would recommend this practice. 😃read more
douglas mitchell
douglas mitchell
12:33 22 Apr 21
Very pleasant staff dentist made me feel very comfortable and she has a good way with clients no issues at all on... this visitread more
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
I can’t praise the friendly attitude of everyone involved in my visit highly enough, I felt instantly at ease and very... safe in there hands.Thank you allread 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 dentistry.read 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 visit.read 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 on.read 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 lady.read 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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Sandgate Dentistry
59-61 Sandgate
Ayr
KA7 1DA

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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 parkingecosse.co.uk.

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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