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The Exeter Dental Centre

The Exeter Dental Centre

Show Phone Number17 Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PTUK
4.0 / 5  Very Good
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Opening Hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Prices from £20 - Enquire for a fast quote from The Exeter Dental Centre. Very Good ServiceScore™: 4.0 from 818 votes. Customer Service Award Winner 2018. 12 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Dentist Consultation from £66
Dental Implants
Single Implant (Fully Restored with Abutment and Crown) from £2900
Two Implants (Fully Restored with Abutment and Crown) from £5500
Implant Retained Denture (Fully Restored with Abutment and Crown) from £4900
Implant Retained Bridge (covering three teeth) from £5500
Part Mouth Reconstruction( Top or bottom, per jaw) from £2200
Full Mouth Reconstruction from £38000
Teeth Extraction £180 - £250
Braces £1750 - £3000
Bespoke Veneers from £700
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About The Exeter Dental Centre

Welcome to The Exeter Dental Centre, located in the heart of the city, we offer a comprehensive range of dental treatments - 7 days a week.

We are open for all the family and have invested in the latest technology, and award-winning materials, to achieve great standards of care.

  • An award-winning private practice open 7 days a week providing quality general dentistry

  • Expert dental implants by Philip Bennett
  • Teeth Straightening and braces with Alexandra Griffin
  • Advanced root canal and smile design by Andrew Sleigh
  • Periodontal gum disease care with specialist Periodontist Hilary Cooke
  • Dental Hygiene services by experienced hygienists Susan Rudkin and Janeen Mitchell
  • BDA Good Practice scheme award winner
  • Emergency dental care by gentle dentists

  • New patients are welcome at The Exeter Dental Centre

  • Exeter's Best City Centre Business 2014

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from 12 verified reviews Patient Reviews of The Exeter Dental Centre

"I was extremely pleased with both"
5 50Reviewed 19 Aug 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dentist Consultation,Hygienist Session
Had an appointment with Dr Andrew Robertson (first time with him) and after an appointment with the hygienist Jan. I was extremely pleased with both . The dentist was very kind, understanding and reassuring. I was completly at ease with him and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. Jan, the hygienist is always helpful and very thorough. I have been seeing her for a few years and thanks to her attention my teeth and gums are in very good health.

Treated By: Andrew
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Mrs Lucie Simic responded to this review:

Hi Janet, thank you so much for your review, we're so happy to hear you had a positive experience with us. We will be sure to pass this feedback on to Andrew, Jan and the rest of the team. We look forward to seeing you again in the practice soon :) Thanks, Lucie

Janet UK
"I wouldn't hesitate in returning"
5 50Reviewed 16 Aug 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Teeth Whitening,Hygienist Session
I was getting some impressions made for teeth whitening, for the results I have gained it was fantastic value for money. Prior to this I was advised to have a hygienist appointment before whitening to improve results. After both of these appointments I wouldn't hesitate in recommending EDC to any of my friends/ family.

I was welcomed by smiling faces as soon as I walked through the door, all the girls on reception were lovely and helpful, and made me feel very relaxed as I was quite nervous before arriving as I don't like impressions being taken after having a bad prior experience. This great service continued during my appointment(s) from nurses and dentists respectively.

Karina was the receptionist I met and she was lovely, and extremely helpful. Jim (the dentist which sorted out my whitening impressions) was by far the best dentist I have ever seen, thorough, reassuring and extremely welcoming. I wouldn't hesitate in returning.
Treated By: Jim
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Mrs Lucie Simic responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Ryan, we are really pleased to hear you had a great experience with us and we look forward to seeing you in the practice again soon. Many thanks, Lucie

Ryan UK
"I won't be going back"
0.5 50Reviewed 13 Jul 2016 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: Hygienist Session,Dentist Consultation
Hygienist Session, Dentist Consultation

I was a extremely nervous patient I knew I needed a lot of work done to my teeth. I saw Andrew I found him abrupt and quite short with me he didn't make me feel at ease at all and certainly didn't show me any compassion as I was so nervous . I saw a hygienist as well and didn't think she had the right manner very self opinated and also quite abrupt I won't be going back
Treated By: Andrew
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Mrs Lucie Simic responded to this review:

Hi Gwyn, I am so sorry to hear you didn't have a very good experience with us. This is very out of the ordinary for us, as we work really hard to treat patients compassionately and have lots of nervous patients registered with us. I would really like to contact you to discuss this and make sure that we can help put this right, any way we can. Many thanks, Lucie

Gwyn UK
"Would not hesitate to recommend"
5 50Reviewed 24 Jul 2015 Verified user.
Treatment Received: Fillings
I was staying in Exeter for 3 nights and lost a filling. Contacted this clinic late at night and heard next day when they opened. Was seen that afternoon and was delighted with the treatment I received. Dentist was exceptionally good. Had a great sense of humour too :) Would not hesitate to recommend.
Exceptional in every way from first contact with receptionist. Very accommodating and friendly. I found the clinic on the Web and it just appealed to me. I couldn't have been happier with my choice of dentist in Exeter in fact. Extremely efficient and professional. Great experi encephalitis. Even made me laugh whilst in the chair so an added bonus.
Total Amount Paid £150
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Jacqueline Exeter
"The service is excellent"
5 50Reviewed 06 Nov 2014 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received:
Dental Checkup

I would totally recommend this practice, the staff are friendly and welcoming and very professional and the service is excellent.
Treated By: Mike Total Amount Paid £40
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Sean UK
"As a nervous dentist phobic, this was an absolutely perfect dentist"
4.7 50Reviewed 10 Apr 2014 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received:

As a nervous dentist phobic, this was an absolutely perfect dentist. My practitioner was Ruairi. He was calm, kind and most of all, patient with my fears. He took time to reassure me and to explain exactly what he was about to do. Had the dreaded filling. He didn't seem to mind that he had to repeat things given my level of fear. I come from the school dentist generation. Treatment isn't cheap, but you get for you pay for and for me it was priceless and went some way to lessen my future fears. Definitely go there.
Treated By: Ruairi Total Amount Paid £130
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Mrs Lucie Simic responded to this review:

Thank you so much for this feedback Sam, we are really pleased to hear that Ruairi managed to put you at ease. We look forward to seeing you again.

review avatarSam UK
"I have made further appointments with them"
5 50Reviewed 05 Feb 2014 Verified user. Review confirmed by email.
Treatment Received: Hygienist Session
Very friendly and as a nervous patient, they put me at ease. I have made further appointments with them in the coming weeks.
Total Amount Paid £59
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Mrs Lucie Simic responded to this review:

Adam, thank you so much for your lovely comment!alot of patients are very nervous when they come to see us, so our patients care is our number one priority, we look forward to seeing you at the practice soon, Thank you

Adam Exeter
"if you need a dentist, come here!"
5 50Reviewed 25 Oct 2013 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dental Checkup
Absolutely wonderful. I was so frightened the first time I came here that the dentist was actually sitting on the floor beside me calming me down. Talk about going the extra mile! He, the nurses, the hygienist and the reception staff are brilliant. I'm not nearly as uptight about coming here as I used to be, so if you need a dentist, come here!
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Mrs Lucie Simic responded to this review:

Sheila, thank you so much for your kind words! We're really pleased that you're now feeling more comfortable coming to the dentist. Our patients care is number one priority, so it's lovely to hear that we have given you such a good experience!

Sheila UK
"Highly recommend"
5 50Reviewed 09 Oct 2013 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dental Checkup
I took my 5 year old daughter to the practice and they made her feel very welcome and at ease. The reception staff were very friendly and the dentist was great with her. I highly recommend this practice.
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Mrs Lucie Simic responded to this review:

That's great to hear, it's so important to make sure that our little ones are relaxed and confident at the dentist. Thank you Jodie.

Jodie UK
"Excellent service"
4.9 50Reviewed 09 Oct 2013 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dentist Consultation,Hygienist Session
Hygiene visit and dental Inspection

Excellent service with caring dental staff in up to date surgery. Treatment was of the highest standard. Weekend service suits family life.
Total Amount Paid £90
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Mrs Lucie Simic responded to this review:

Thank you very much for your lovely review Carolyn! We hope to see you at the practice again soon.

Carolyn UK
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  • BDA - British Dental Association (Northern Ireland) 



Medical Aesthetics


Parking - Public carparks located in city centre

Accessible to disabled people - We have a lift! Disabled parking available at the library opposite and easy disabled access

Public transport access - Lots of bus routes with the stops 2 minutes walk away

Wheelchair accessible toilet - We have a fully accessible toilet available on the third floor with lift access

Access without steps - We have a designated entrance available with a secured ramp

Disabled parking - Available outside the library, located opposite the building

Patient bathroom - We have three patient toilets, including baby change facilities and disabled toilet

Wireless access - We offer free wi-fi to our patients

On-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency service - We reserve emergency appointments every day for patients in pain

Text message reminders - We send text or email reminders to all patients

Home visits

Open 24 hours

Open weekends - We are open 7 days a week

Travel Services

International travel - We are located 6 miles away from Exeter Airport

Local travel - We are in the centre of town, 1 mile from the train station and bus station

Local accommodation - There are many hotels nearby

Translation services

Local guide

Tours and vacation services

Pick up service from hotel

Pick up service from airport


£1750 - £3000
Fixed Braces
from £2500
Simple Fixed Traditional Braces
from £2500
Complex Fixed Traditional Braces
from £3000
Simple Fixed Clear Braces
from £3000
Complex Fixed Clear Braces
£75 - £130
Fixed Bonded Retainer
from £65
Removable Retainer (per jaw)
Cosmetic Dentist Consultation
from £700
Dental Bridge (per unit
Dental Checkup
from £45
Dental Checkup
from £45
Healthy Mouth Review
from £66
New Patient Consultation
from £700
Crowns (Fabricated by master ceramists)
CT Scan
Dental Implants
from £2900
Single Implant (Fully Restored with Abutment and Crown)
from £5500
Two Implants (Fully Restored with Abutment and Crown)
from £4900
Implant Retained Denture (Fully Restored with Abutment and Crown)
from £5500
Implant Retained Bridge (covering three teeth)
from £2200
Part Mouth Reconstruction( Top or bottom, per jaw)
from £38000
Full Mouth Reconstruction
£180 - £250
Teeth Extraction
from £20
Fissue Sealant
from £20
Dental X-Ray
from £20
Panoral x-ray
from £66
Dentist Consultation
£1250 - £1500
from £1250
Denture Acrylic (per Jaw)
from £1450
Denture Cobalt Chrome (per Jaw)
from £90
Rapid Rescue (Dental Emergency Apt)
£180 - £270
from £230
Surgical Extractions
from £250
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
from £150
Empress Direct Fillings (Type 1)
from £170
Empress Direct Fillings (Type 2)
from £190
Empress Direct Fillings (Type 3)
from £500
Inlay or Onlay
from £500
Inlays (Precision porcelain)
from £1500
Inman Aligner (per jaw)
Orthodontist Consultation
from £50
Orthodontic Consultation
from £50
Orthodontist Consultation
from £120
Gum Disease (Periodontal Consultation)
Root Canals
from £650
Multi Tooth Canals
from £550
Root Canals
from £550
Single Tooth Canal
from £200
I.V Sedation
Teeth Whitening
from £25
Enlighten Evolution At home whitening Top Ups
from £699
Enlighten Evolution Whitening
£199 - £499
Teeth Whitening
Zoom! Teeth Whitening
from £199
Zoom! At home whitening (excl. new patient consultation)
from £399
Zoom! In surgery whitening with Hygienist
from £25
Zoom! At home whitening Top Ups
from £700
Bespoke Veneers

Medical Aesthetics

Dermal Fillers
Lip Enhancement
Medical Aesthetics Specialist Consultation
Treatment for Wrinkles

Facials and Makeup

Facial Rejuvenation

Payment Information

Payment plansFree initial consultationChequesCredit cards


Private Patients Welcome

European Health Insurance Card


Emergency NHS



Dr Andrew Sleigh

Job Title:
  Associate Dentist
Clinical Director. BChD (Leeds) (Eng) 2001 PGDip Endodontics (Chester) GDC: 79306. Special interest in : Endodontics. He has completed further qualifications in advanced dentistry and has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry using before and after photographs. He always takes his time with his patients, ensuring that he provides gentle dentistry in a relaxed manner.

Dr Alexandra Griffin

Job Title:
  Associate Dentist
BDS (London) 1998 MFDS RCS (Eng) GDC: 74678. She graduated from The London Hospital Medical and Dental school in 1998 and after completing her vocational training she went and worked in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Newport Hospital combined with Community Dentistry. She continued her time in hospital, completing another year at The Royal Surrey in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, where she gained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery postgraduate qualification in 2001. Following this she moved out to Australia to work in Westmead Hospital, rotating between Oral surgery, Paediatric Dentistry and Forensic Dentistry. This gave her a great deal of experience with nervous patients and treatment with sedation. Alex then became involved with teaching the students and nurses before entering into private practice. On returning to the UK she has continued to work in Private Practice and she particularly enjoys creating aesthetic resin restorations and has a special interest in Orthodontics. She is currently in her final year of an Orthodontic MSc at Warwick University. Away from work Alex is married with three children, as well as a dog. She is very keen on sports but mainly snowboarding, for which I gained my instructor qualification in Canada in 2003.

Dr Michael Hesketh

Job Title:
  Principal Dentist
Practice Owner. BChD (Leeds) 2004 GDC: 83405. As the Principal Dentist and business owner, my aim is to provide our patients with an enjoyable visit to the practice. We pride ourselves on focusing on advanced, preventative dentistry. We use the latest technology and materials to place long-lasting restorations and work with our patients to coach them about how to look after their mouths. We do this because I believe that dentistry is moving into the 21st century and that it doesn’t need to be painful, or ugly, and should be a pleasurable experience with fantastic solutions available to you.

Dr Ruairi Cunnane

Job Title:
  Associate Dentist
BSc (UCD), BDS (Peninsula Dental School), MJDF RCS (Eng), Dip Con Sed (Ncl) GDC: 212457

Ruairi graduated with an Honours BSc degree in Biochemistry from University College Dublin, and then went on to study Dentistry at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry.

He has worked in general practice in Devon and as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation trust since then.

Ruairi’s particular interests are in cosmetic, implant and general dentistry. He also has experience treating very anxious patients using sedation and is committed to providing gentle dentistry. He understands that it is important to build a long-lasting patient relationship with his patients, helping them to achieve a smile they are proud to wear. Ruairi has completed both the The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) course for dentists and also a Diploma in Newcastle.

He is also in the second year of his three-year MSc in Dental Implants at Bristol University

He is a member of the British Dental Association and gained his Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng) in 2012.

Dr Jim Hall

Job Title:
  Associate Dentist
BDS (Birm) 1993 GDC: 69491

Originally from the Midlands, Jim qualified from Birmingham Dental School in 1993 before moving to Wales to begin a career in general practice.

With over 20 years experience in private and NHS practice, including 15 years as a practice owner, he recently moved to Devon after his children moved to the area for education.

Throughout his time in practice, he has been committed to providing patients with great service and quality care, and is looking forward to building new relationships with the great patients at The Exeter Dental Centre.

Dr Joanna Sutcliffe

Job Title:
  Associate Dentist

BDS (Hons) MFGDP DPDS 1995 GDC: 70622

Qualifying in 1995 from Bristol, Jo has recently joined us and brings with her 20 years of experience and skill in preventive dentistry aimed at reducing decay and gum disease for individuals and families, the management of complex dental needs, including dental implants along with sedation techniques to help anxious patients.

Joanna strives for excellence in her field and believes in working with you and the whole dental team to achieve a healthy mouth that will last for many years helping to keep your natural teeth for as long as possible. She can provide you with comprehensive care for all your needs, in particular sedation for anxious patients, complex ‘mouth rebuilds’ , cosmetic treatments and implants. Her key message is about building a relationship centred around   mutual trust and respect to ensure  you receive individually tailored  treatment of the highest calibre.

She has recently been awarded a Diploma in Dental implants with distinction and is on the second year of her Masters degree in Restorative Dentistry. She is a clinical supervisor for the dental students at Peninsula Dental School.

Dr Andrew Robertson

Job Title:
  Associate Dentist
BSc (Hons), BDS (Hons) Peninsula 2014 GDC: 251824

Qualifying in 2014, Andrew has recently joined the team at The Exeter Dental Centre. Born in Scotland, he grew up in Wiltshire before making Devon his home. Before dentistry he studied Biochemistry at the University of Warwick, and graduated with first class honours. He soon realised however that teeth and gums were far more interesting so moved to Devon to study at Peninsula Dental School, where he graduated with honours and won four end-of-year awards. Andy enjoys all aspects of general practice dentistry, with a particular interest in restorative techniques.

Dr Phil Bennett

Job Title:
  Associate Dentist
LDS RCS Eng 1979, BDS Lond 1978 GDC: 52604

With over 30 years experience, Dr Phil Bennett is now a European Expert in Dental Implantology bringing skills that are unique in the South West region to The Exeter Dental Centre.

When he is not in practice, he lectures, both nationally and internationally, on implantology as well as working with a number of dental implant technology manufacturers as an educator. He is a past President of the Association of Dental Implantology (UK), which is the umbrella organisation for dental implant work in this country and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Well-known within the profession for his state of the art dental implants, he enjoys working with patients to achieve their aspirations for a more confident smile.

Dr Hilary Cooke

BDS (Witwatersrand) (1988) MDent (Witwatersrand) (1994) GDC Number: 69126

We are proud to work with Hilary as our resident periodontal specialist, here at The Exeter Dental Centre.

With years of experience treating patients with gum disease, from surgical to regenerative procedures, she will work with our patients to diagnose and control all types of advanced gum disease.

Dr Hilary Cooke has over 25 years’ experience as a dentist and Specialist in treating gum disease. She is registered as a Specialist in Periodontics with the General Dental Council London and has lectured widely in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Hilary relocated to Scotland in 1996 and was based at the University of Dundee. A year later she moved to the West Country and established a Periodontal Referral Centre, accepting referrals from all counties in the south west.

Prior to joining the Exeter Dental Centre, Hilary was lead clinician at the School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield Outreach training programme based in Chesterfield. Hilary is a member of many professional bodies including the British Society of Periodontology, The European Federation of Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology.

Before returning to the UK, she was a member of the Academic Staff of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where she was Specialist/Consultant in Periodontics and Oral Medicine.

Hilary is now our resident in-house Periodontist and brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge of periodontal profiles. She has a special interest in aesthetic reconstructive periodontal procedures enabling enhancement of a confident smile and since June 2014, she has been employed by the University of Plymouth as a Clinical Supervisor based at the Peninsular Dental School in Truro.

Dr Amelia Watts

Job Title:
  Associate Dentist

Mrs Lucie Simic

Job Title:
  Practice Manager
Show Phone Number17 Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PTUK