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The requirement to maintain physical distancing has been removed across all health and care settings.

Triage is important in deciding which pathway a patient goes into . Patients will be asked questions in order to assess risk . 

Patients with respiratory symptoms who can delay treatment are encouraged to reschedule their appointment. 

Patients are encouraged to make appointments by phone where possible. This minimises attendance  in the practice. Our experienced receptionists can help and advise you of the right care to meet your dental needs . 

Patients are required to wear face coverings on non-respiratory pathway and FRSM on respiratory pathway apart from during dental treatment. Face coverings can be removed once in the surgery clinical area . They should remain in place in the waiting room and reception. 

People required to accompany patients require to wear face coverings in all areas of the practice. Any patient attending a health care facility must wear a face covering in line with Scottish Government guidance unless exempt. Type II FRSM are available at reception should anyone attend without a face covering.

Staff are required  to wear FRSM mask in all areas of the practice and FFP3 during AGP on respiratory pathway. 

This will be risk assessed. 

Clear signage about mask wear and hand hygiene still remains in place . 

People making deliveries are required to wear face coverings in all areas of the practice.

A full service of dental care and treatment is available at the practice. We are still working through a 2 year backlog of care . This means recall intervals having to be extended to meet the care of all patients . 

Childsmile appointments are available for babies and also as part of a child routine check up. 

All staff are working hard to provide care and prioritise any dental emergencies . Each dentist has allocated emergency spaces in the week but it may not be feasible to see your own dentist for acute problems. 

Thank you once again for your patience and support.


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”