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The practice has resumed normal working hours. 

Monday        8.30am - 5.15pm

Tuesday      8.30am - 7.30pm

Wednesday  8.30am - 5.15pm

Thursday      8.30am - 7.30pm

Friday     8.30am - 5pm


We are continuing to expand our practice to provide the best patient care.
Claire our dental nurse of 23years has moved to a new job away from dentistry. We would like to thank her for her years of dedication to the practice and we wish her well in her new position.

Kirsty has returned from maternity leave and is back front of house in reception.
Nadine will be going on maternity leave in May and her patients will be looked after by Erin who will be joining the practice.

Leigh will be returning to the practice from maternity leave in the Autumn.
We continue to educate, train and support all our staff to build the best team at Weir & McClafferty Dental Care.

We are working hard behind the scenes to enable continuation of an NHS dental service in this practice.

NHS dental services are undergoing reform with the NHS new model of care now delayed until November 2023. Meanwhile we are reliant on additional private income to run our business successfully. NHS care is still available while we await the new financial offer from Scottish Government. Many patients have expressed concern about the loss of NHS dentistry and we have calls every day from families in Inverclyde looking for an NHS dentist.

We have a private gold standard hygiene service in the practice.

The EMS guided biofilm therapy treatment is available most days. This treatment is available at £60.00 (all patients can trial this for £40.00).

We provide a full range of private treatments including implants, tooth whitening , composite bonding , Invisalign and  facial aesthetics. Please call for further information.


About The Practice

We would like to welcome you to our family dental practice, which has been established for over 25 years.  We are a mixed practice delivering both National Health Service and private treatment in a modern fully computerised facility.  Our contemporary practice is centrally located in Gourock town centre with excellent public transport links.

We aim to make you and your family as comfortable as possible during your visits and fully appreciate any possible apprehension you may have concerning dental treatment. You can be certain that you will receive the best possible care from our trained dental team in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


What We Do

General Dentistry is routine care provided for you and your family and involves regular maintenance and prevention, appropriate intervention and onward referral if necessary.

We believe that “prevention is better than cure” and we therefore try to guide you ....

Oral rehabilitation

Oral rehabilitation is a term used in dentistry to describe the process where a patient is taken from a position of dental disease to a position of dental health.  Dental phobias often lead people to neglect their dental health...

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry is no longer just about fillings and extractions! More and more we see “Makeover” television programmes and magazine articles, which promote changes to your teeth to enhance and improve smile aesthetics.

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Smile Design

It is known that a beautiful smile can help elevate personal self-esteem which when radiated helps in personal and professional success.  Yet many people are unhappy with their smiles and unsure of the multitude of options available ..

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Tooth Whitening and Bleaching

Tooth Whitening or bleaching is fast becoming the “must have” treatment for those who want a simple, cost effective way to improve their smiles.

It’s a safe, conservative technique, which ...

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent and fixed solution to missing teeth.  They have been around for about thirty years and are basically titanium screws that are fixed in the jawbones to mimic teeth.  They have the advantage ...

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Cosmetic Dentures

Teeth form an important part of our faces and can have quite an important role in self-esteem and self-confidence.  Studies have shown that people with nice smiles are more successful in life and often more likely to succeed ..

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We are an approved "Childsmile" practice, a scheme rolled out nationwide in 2009 to encourage registration of pre-school children for oral health advice.  This programme operates as part of your childs overall ..

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At your routine examinations our dental team examine the position of the teeth in the jaws to determine if there is enough space for the teeth to grow into a pleasing smile with a perfect bite.  Orthodontics is becoming much more common..

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Our current NHS and private fee scale is available on request.




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What Our Patients Say

Some Testimonials

“I have recently undergone the placement of two dental implants from Fergus. The care and commitment Fergus has shown me has been exceptional. From my initial consultation appointment with Fergus through to his personal aftercare post-surgery was second to none. I truly have gained a new found confidence in my smile and self-esteem following the initial trauma of losing my two teeth.”

“Very professional and friendly staff.  With Mrs Weir I lost my life-long fear of dentists”.

“The level of service that Fergus and his team provided exceeded expectations.   This is a fantastic practice with a extremely high level of patient care."

“I have lost count of the number of dentists I have seen over the years, all of whom made me feel uncomfortable and more self-conscious about my smile.  That was until I visited Mrs Weir and her team.   The whole experience from start to finish has been such a positive one.”

"The toys are great and I always get a sticker if I let the dentist see my teeth”