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Your Trusted Edinburgh Dentist

We Speak Both English and Chinese

Welcome to Essential Dental Care in Edinburgh, your destination for exceptional oral health. Our dedicated team offers a range of dental services, from routine check-ups to advanced treatments, all in a welcoming atmosphere. With a focus on excellence and patient comfort, we're here to help you achieve a healthy, radiant smile.

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Chinese Speaking Dentist in Edinburgh

Why Choose Us

Professional & Friendly Staff

All our qualified dental nurses are trained in the UK and registered with General Dental Council.

Our Team Culture is Friendly and Attentive. We always put patients’ interests first.

Emergency Dental Appointments

Same day emergency appointments for unregistered patients are available at £150.

This includes consultation and advice, x-rays and prescriptions if required.

First Class Aftercare

Aftercare needed after dental appointments is usually free of charge.

Wherever possible we will provide complimentary advice and consultations via email and phone if needed.

Experienced Dentist (38+yrs)

Dr. Paul Au

  • Dental degree from University of Edinburgh in 1984
  • Master of Science degree from University of Edinburgh in 1990
  • Registrar of College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (1994)
our ethos

Who Are We

We have an experienced dental team dedicated to help you experience the benefits of what modern dentistry can bring to achieve a healthy and confident smile.

Our mission is to provide a professional & honest dental approach to family dental care in Edinburgh.

Dr Paul Au - Experienced English and Chinese Speaking Dentist in Edinburgh at Essential Dental Care

Our Services

Dental Implants at Dentist in Edinburgh - Essential Dental Care

Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing or damaged teeth. They are typically made of biocompatible materials such as titanium, and once they are inserted into the jaw, they fuse with the bone…

Dental Implants
Invisalign at Dentist in Edinburgh - Essential Dental Care


Invisalign braces are a type of clear aligner system that is used to straighten teeth and improve the alignment of the bite. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners that are nearly invisible when worn…

Teeth Whitening at Dentist in Edinburgh - Essential Dental Care

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that is used to remove stains and discoloration from the teeth and to brighten their natural color. The process typically involves the use of a bleaching agent, such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide…

Dental Veneers at Dentist in Edinburgh - Essential Dental Care


Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front surface of the teeth. They are typically made from porcelain or composite resin material and are bonded to the teeth using a special adhesive. Veneers can be used to improve the appearance of teeth…

Root Canal Treatments at Dentist in Edinburgh - Essential Dental Care

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment rescues severely damaged or infected teeth by removing the infected tissue and sealing the canal to prevent further issues. This virtually painless procedure at Anderson & Broadberry Dental Care helps you keep your natural smile healthy and…

Root Canal Treatment
Composite Bonding at Dentist in Edinburgh - Essential Dental Care

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a versatile and efficient cosmetic dental procedure. It involves applying a tooth-coloured composite resin to correct issues like chipped, discoloured, or misshapen teeth. This treatment is non-invasive, typically completed in one visit, and preserves…

Composite Bonding
Dental Crowns at Dentist in Edinburgh - Essential Dental Care

Crowns & Bridges

Ceramic crowns can offer an effective and long-lasting solution for a range of dental problems. Our experienced team of dental professionals can examine your oral health and determine if dental crowns are the right solution for you.…

Crowns & Bridges
Guided Biofilm Therapy at Dentist in Edinburgh - Essential Dental Care

Guided BioFilm Therapy

Much more than just a scale and polish, deep Teeth and Gum Cleaning with Advance Technology from Switzerland. Air polish removes stubborn tea/coffee stains It is painless, fast and absolutely safe. Proven by scientific evidence….

Guide BioFilm Therapy
Dentures at Dentist in Edinburgh - Essential Dental Care

Modern Dentures

We offer custom-made dentures that can help you achieve just that. Our dentures are designed to look and feel like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak and smile with confidence…

Modern Dentures
Snoring Solution at Dentist in Edinburgh - Essential Dental Care

Snoring Solutions

There are a number of solutions for both snoring and sleep apnoea. Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS) are commonly used for both, gently holding the lower jaw forward to keep the airway open…

Snoring Solutions
Teeth grinding treatment at Dentist in Edinburgh - Essential Dental Care

Teeth Grinding Solutions

Are you tired of waking up with jaw pain, headaches, or worn-down teeth? We offer the Nightguard, a revolutionary bruxist splint designed to protect your teeth and alleviate the discomfort caused by grinding and clenching…

Teeth Grinding Solutions

What Our Patients Are Saying

Based on 24 reviews
Herman Komashko
Herman Komashko
My fear of dentists is gone, thanks the team at Essential Dental Care. So caring, so considerate, so professional. I had a hygienist service and two fillings. I have never had such wonderful experience sitting in a dentist chair. I was recommend this place by a friend, and I am forever grateful. There is a group of us now, who all go here :) Thank you all and you sure have me as your regular customer for years to come.
Dorcas Shepherd
Dorcas Shepherd
My husband and I would not go anywhere else, Dr Paul is the most experienced dentist that we have had and explains everything to you. My husband is in the middle of getting implants and he was a bit apprehensive at first but Paul was very patient and explained everything that is going happen and reassured him. It is a long process but will be worth the wait. Also the staff could not be more helpful and very friendly too. Would recommend this practice to anyone.💓
Belinda Neilson
Belinda Neilson
Great dentist
Jerry Chan
Jerry Chan
由於家母牙齒出問題,規勸良久才肯就醫,幾經波折,在愛丁堡找到這家可以全程以廣東話溝通的牙科診所,診所職員 Carman了解後,認為情況緊急,特意安排了快期,隔天便能就診。牙醫 Paul 診症細心,並教導了日常的護理方法及開药,回家後一兩天病情已告好轉,值得推薦。
Michelle Leung (Micmic)
Michelle Leung (Micmic)
Paul is kind and patient to explain the treatment.
Eric Mackay
Eric Mackay
First thing to say is that Paul does very high quality work. He pays attention to detail, spots trouble before it happens, and is very quick to find an appointment time if you do have pain, and sorts it out effectively every time. Secondly, he is very gentle; he’ll tell you when he’s about to numb you up, but to be honest, that’s about the last you’re aware of it. He checks with you that you’re ok, and is careful to make sure your mouth isn’t open wide any longer than it needs to be. Thirdly, he and Michelle run a very effective and friendly practice; they made every effort to keep open as much as possible during lockdown whilst giving every confidence that they were doing all they could to keep their patients safe. And they still do. I can’t commend them highly enough nor thank them warmly enough for all their care and attention.
Steve Kington
Steve Kington
Cannot fault the team at Essential dental. They are always seem to run on time and put me at ease throughout. Dr Au just gets on with it. Would recommend to anyone.
Jamie Smith
Jamie Smith
I have had an extremely positive experience at Essential Dental Care. While a bit pricey (as with any private dentist), Dr Paul has always been very patient and happy to answer any questions I've had about my treatment. I also have to say that this is the first dental practice I asked about a partial denture who did not immediately try to upsell me to a dental implant. While I do need to eventually get the implant, it can be very costly and Dr Paul understood that I really just needed a cosmetic solution in the interim. Highly recommended.

Contact Us

Book an Appointment

Make an appointment or request emergency treatments by filling in the form. A member from our friendly team will be in touch shortly. You can also contact us by these methods:

Chinese patients can use the above WhatsApp number to contact us in Chinese.

Our Location

Essential Dental Care is conveniently located at 13 Polwarth Gardens, Edinburgh EH11 1JS. Reaching us is straightforward, whether by car or public transportation.

Manage the Cost with Our Dental Plan

Spread the costs of your dental treatments with a dental plan to make your dental care affordable.