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We are a Full Service Dental Practice in Edinburgh

At Essential Dental Care in Edinburgh, our dedicated team of skilled dentists and dental professionals are committed to providing you with the highest standard of dental services tailored to your unique needs. With a focus on comprehensive oral care and a warm, patient-centric approach, we aim to be your trusted partners on your journey towards a healthier, more radiant smile. Discover how our expertise, advanced technology, and passion for dentistry come together to redefine your dental experience.

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Treatments

Discover Our Range of Treatments

Composite Bonding

Crowns & Bridges

Guided BioFilm Therapy

Implants

Invisalign

Modern Dentures

Root Canal Treatments

Snoring Solutions

Teeth Grinding

Teeth Whitening

Veneers

Your Trusted Dental Practice

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)
Contact Us

We Respond To Your Call Quickly

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Call to make an appointment, get advice or register as a new patient (private patients only).

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Google Reviews

What Our Patients Are Saying

Excellent
Based on 24 reviews
Herman Komashko
Herman Komashko
2023-11-16
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
2023-11-07
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
2022-09-29
Great dentist
Jerry Chan
Jerry Chan
2022-06-30
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)
2022-06-23
Paul is kind and patient to explain the treatment.
Eric Mackay
Eric Mackay
2022-05-23
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
2022-05-18
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
2022-04-22
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.

Manage the Cost with Our Dental Plan

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

Our Location

Reaching Us is Easy

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