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288 Castle Lane West, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9TUUK

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Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Prices from £79 - Enquire for a fast quote ★ Outstanding ServiceScore™ 10 from 12 votes ★ 5 verified patient reviews. Visit our Dentist - 288 Castle Lane West, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9TU, UK.

Popular Treatments

Invisalign™ £1895 - £4590
Dental Implants
Porcelain Veneers £895 - £1095
Professional Teeth Whitening £299 - £440
Lifelike Dental Crowns
Lifelike Dental Bridges
Professional Hygiene Visits from £79
Orthodontic Retainers - Vivera from £452
Composite Bonding £195 - £355
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About Smile Stories

Forget everything you know about the dentist.

That’s not us.

No weird white coats.

No old-school waiting room.

No fire-breathing dragon receptionists.

No “smells like the dentist”.

And absolutely NO lectures or telling you off. Promise.

Smile Stories are one of the leading aesthetic dental clinics on the South Coast. Our services include:

  • Discreet teeth straightening with Invisalign
  • Composite bonding to alter the colour or shapes of your teeth
  • The best professional teeth whitening package in the area (if we do say so ourselves)
  • Removal and replacement of mercury amalgam fillings to look and feel like a real tooth
  • Complete smile makeovers
  • Dental implants to replace missing teeth, allowing you to eat anything you want to

A little about us

We're normal people, just like you

Our clients tell us we’re a bit like that long-time friend who you could go months without speaking to, yet when you reconnect it feels like no time has passed.

You know… the one you’re comfortable in your own skin around and you definitely don’t need to dress up to visit! That’s everything we stand for.

Because we take dentistry seriously, but not ourselves.

Oh, and we totally understand how busy life is…

So we offer convenient evening and weekend appointments.

We're never old-fashioned or formal

Nobody is afraid to laugh or stop for a quick chat, because we really know you and your story. We’re pretty sure you’ll instantly feel like “one of us” and look forward to every visit.We love changing perceptions of dentistry for the better. So we never judge or blame you for the past.

Smile Stories is more like a relaxing bar or a comfortable cafe. It’s the sort of place where music is playing and you might just catch a team member singing or dancing.

You're always in control

Although we love the technicalities, we speak in English not jargon. And we promise to include you every step of the way.

Whether you’d like a natural Smile Refresh or a Hollywood Makeover, your Smile Story is your decision, and you’ll co-design it alongside us.

Once designed, we Test Drive.

Just like you wouldn’t trust a new car without trying it first, we do the same. We never put you under pressure to make instant decisions, so we’ll trial it and tweak it until it’s just right. We’ll wait for your green light before we go.

We love to get to know you

You'll never be rushed. DM, WhatsApp, request a call back. You choose.

Enter Smile Stories
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Patient reviews

5.0 from 5 verified reviews
Jane Jones, Romania
( Verified user. Review confirmed by phone)

They made me feel welcome and at ease from the moment I walked in

5 50 Dental Implants

Lovely clinic with friendly, approachable staff. They made me feel welcome and at ease from the moment I walked in.

I had my first consultation with the dentist, Zak. He was warm and knowledgeable about dental implants. Although I've neglected my teeth and know I have a road ahead of me, I know I'm in the right place.

Thank you all very much.

Treated by: Dr Zak Kara
Natalie Baker, Portugal
( Review verified by phone and email)

You would never have noticed it was missing in the first place

5 50 Fillings • Paid: £2800

Carmen and the girls have been fab!! Sadly lost a back molar tooth years ago where a dentist told me a root canal was not possible.

After replacing some old worn-out silver fillers the back molar has been replaced and you would never have noticed it was missing in the first place. Does not feel alien at all.

Thanks, team such a great bunch of professionals and no idea how you do such a top job whilst somehow making me laugh from start to finish!!

Tim Holland, UK
( Review verified by email)

Everything was well explained and I felt informed at every stage

5 50 Dental Implants • Paid: £2900

A professional and friendly clinic from first contact. The thought of dental implants was initially very daunting, but everything was well explained and I felt informed at every stage.

I’ve had a couple of spaces filled and I am thrilled I can now talk without people noticing I missed teeth.

You've been a complete gem to treat, Tim! (And great banter for our Front of House Crew too) Glad you can eat and smile now!

Dr Gareth Edwards
Dr Gareth Edwards
Donna Scully, UK
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Everything was seamless, well organised and obviously I’m delighted with my teeth now

5 50 Dentist Consultation

I had Invisalign by Zak and Tash at the clinic. Everything was seamless, well organised and obviously I’m delighted with my teeth now.

In fact, all of the staff are a delight and I actually love coming here.

Thanks guys

Thanks Donna! We're delighted that you're delighted! x

Dr Gareth Edwards
Dr Gareth Edwards
Chris Blore, UK
( Review verified by email)

I felt reassured right from the beginning

5 50 Invisalign™

Really happy with my teeth straightening results with Invisalign! I felt reassured right from the beginning. Gareth and the team were great from start to finish and all the extra aftercare! Thank you so much, guys.

Treated by: Dr Gareth Edwards

Thanks, Chris. Great to have you at the clinic.

Dr Gareth Edwards
Dr Gareth Edwards
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  • MRCGP - Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) 
  • RCPSG - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (UK) 
  • BDA - British Dental Association Practice Scheme Gold Member (UK) 
  • BACD - British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (UK) 
  • FGDP - Faculty of General Dental Practice Membership (UK) 
  • GDC - General Dental Council (UK) 
  • ADI - Association of Dental Implantology (UK) 
  • BDA - British Dental Association (UK) 


Parking - Offsite parking and free road parking availableAccessible to disabled peoplePublic transport access - Nearest Stop is Mill Road. Bus numbers 2, 3, 6h, 87 and 88Wheelchair accessible toiletAccess without stepsDisabled parkingPatient bathroomWireless access

Clinic services

Text message reminders - We use WhatsApp. We're modern like that.Open weekends - Open on Saturdays

Travel services

Local accommodation - Situated on the South Coast, only 2 miles from the beachPick up service from hotelPick up service from airport

Languages spoken




Air Abrasion for Teeth Stains

Ideal for stain removal.

If you have visible brown or black marks from coffee or smoking we can painlessly remove this in just a single appointment.



Smile Stories can straighten teeth using either fixed braces or a modern aligner.

It's your choice.


Ceramic Braces

Not all train-track braces are made equally. Ugly Betty's are a thing of the past. Think tooth coloured and discreet. 
from £452

Orthodontic Retainers - Vivera

Orthodontic Retainers - Vivera - Smile Stories
The world's best orthodontic retainer.

It's supremely comfortable, discreet and come in sixes. This means you always have spares, and a good 9 years of wear. 

£195 - £355

Chipped Tooth Repair

Chipped can be caused by excessive grinding or accidents. Smile Stories can fix these without drilling or injections using composite bonding.

Cosmetic Dentist Consultation (Free)

Have a specific goal? Want straighter, whiter or squarer teeth? 

Smile Stories offer complimentary Confident Smile Reports and Video Consultation. 

Get in touch and see how we can help you.

£195 - £355

Composite Bonding


Lifelike Dental Bridges

Lost a tooth? Have a space? Dental bridges link to a neighbouring tooth and fill in any gaps. You can fill anything from 1 space or 6 spaces.

Smile Stories uses only the best materials, ensuring these look and feel like normal teeth.

You'll be able to smile and chew again in no time.


Lifelike Dental Crowns

A dental crown covers the whole of a tooth to protect it from the biting forces during eating.

Crowns are hand-made and designed to be any shape, size or colour


Dental Implants

Missing one or more teeth? A dental implant is the gold standard to replace a tooth. It's not quite a tooth, pretty it's as close as you're going to get.

Fixed and lifelike, Smile Stories uses high powered DSLR photography to ensure the implant matches seamlessly to your neighbouring teeth.

You'll be able to smile and chew again in no time.


All-on-4 Dental Implants

"All-on" implants are the ultimate treatment if you're missing all of your teeth in your upper or lower jaws, or both. 

Completely fixed, allowing you to smile and eat to your heart's content.

A true life-changing treatment.


Single Implant

Lost a tooth? Have a space? A dental implant is the gold standard to replace a tooth. It's not quite a tooth, pretty it's as close as you're going to get.

Fixed and lifelike, Smile Stories uses high powered DSLR photography to ensure the implant matches seamlessly to your neighbouring teeth.

You'll be able to smile and chew again in no time.

£1895 - £4590


Invisalign™ - Smile Stories

Invisalign is the world’s leading teeth straightening system, and for good reason. Creating over nine million dream smiles and counting, we don’t accept imitations.

These clear pieces of plastic are more magical than Harry Potter’s wand. They can correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, and in just a matter of months, give you perfectly straight teeth and a happy, confident smile.

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way since then! Here are three reasons you’ll love Invisalign teeth straightening:

  • Supremely comfortable fit — 

    the clear aligners are easy and comfortable to wear. There are no wires or brackets to dig into your cheeks, and after a few days, you won’t even notice they’re there.

  • Almost invisible

     — you’ll have a hard job spotting someone wearing Invisalign aligners. The clear trays sit discreetly in your mouth, so nobody needs to know that you’re straightening your teeth. Show off your smile, not your braces!

  • Extremely convenient 

    — Invisalign is designed to fit seamlessly into your life. You can 

    eat and drink whatever you want

    . Brush your teeth as normal. Continue your regular flossing routine. All you need to do is remove the retainers. It’s orthodontics made easy!


Lifelike Dentures

False teeth no longer look false. 

You're in control of how your teeth look. We use high tech photography to seamlessly match your denture to neighbouring teeth so nobody will know you're wearing one. 


Full Mouth Rehabilitation

No matter how broken your teeth may feel, there's always something we can do to help.

Let's build up your smile (and confidence that goes with it) from the ground upwards. You'll be eating your favourite foods again in no time.


NTI Dental Device

Suffer from TMD? Have headaches in the morning and grind at night?

An NTI bite relaxer is designed to give the muscles which control your jaw a well earned holiday. Relaxed muscles mean less pain, headaches and problems.


Orthodontist (Invislaign) Consultation (Free)

Orthodontist (Invislaign) Consultation (Free) - Smile Stories
Learn more about our orthodontic options. 

Invisalign has been trusted for over 10 million patients for a reason. It's comfortable, discreet and relatively quick. 


Smile Makeover

No matter how big or small, if your smile affects your confidence then you can do something about it.
from £79

Professional Hygiene Visits

The backbone of dental health.

Six-monthly hygiene appointments reduce the risk of gum disease, decay, bleeding and a whole host of dental disease.

After all, prevention is better than cure.


Teeth Contouring and Reshaping

Sometimes teeth don't quite look symmetrical.

Contouring and reshaping can be used to smooth a corner, or add to an edge.

It's designed to finesse and finish a smile makeover.

£299 - £440

Professional Teeth Whitening

Safely whiten and brighten under the supervision of a dental professional.

Professional Teeth Whitening rolls back years of staining and darkening in only a few weeks.

Check out our website for our Whitening Wednesdays Package, the ultimate stain removal and brightening combo.

£895 - £1095

Porcelain Veneers

The gold standard in cosmetic dentistry. Simply, there's not better way to improve the shape, size or colour of your teeth.
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Dr Gareth Edwards - Dentist at Smile Stories

Dr Gareth Edwards

Job Title:
  Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, General Dentistry

Home-grown Gareth went to school right around the corner and did his work experience in the clinic, which is now Smile Stories. It was just meant to be!

He’s crazily passionate about making people smile. Although he loves dentistry, it’s always you, the person behind the smile, which matters. It’s the whole picture. (It’s not a coincidence we’re called Smile Stories!)

After your experience, if you’re able to take your first smiling selfie, beam unashamedly on your

 wedding photos

 or chirp up on your work Zoom call, then he’s delighted that he’s done his job.

Gareth was double award-nominated for Best Young Dentist in the 2020 Dentistry Awards and is an Invisalign expert, having trained for the Postgraduate Diploma in Clear Aligner Therapy from the City of London Dental School.

Dr Zak  Kara - Dentist at Smile Stories

Dr Zak Kara

Job Title:
  Cosmetic Dentistry, Functional Aesthetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Orthodontics

Zak grew up in his parents’ record shop (trendy or what) and spent his life getting to know people and their stories. So don’t expect much silence when you visit!

He was also that kid who loved to take things apart to see how they work. That curiosity for craftsmanship and problem-solving is the heartbeat behind Zak’s love for designing head-turning smiles. 

His clients usually comment on his attention to detail and that there’s plenty of laughter on the way.

Zak’s back-story includes working and studying overseas in Australia and the USA and annual voluntary projects in rural Africa.

Hundreds of clients have had their teeth straightened safely by Zak over more than a decade. He studied for his Postgraduate Diploma at the University of Bristol. His proven expertise in Invisalign comes from the Master Clear Orthodontic International Programme in Spain, and global leader, Kenji Ojima in Japan.

Dr Harry Dalton - Dentist at Smile Stories

Dr Harry Dalton

Job Title:
  Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics

Harry is our superstar restorative and aesthetic dentist here at Smile Stories.

To say he loves what he does, would be an understatement. ⁠

He's passionate about transforming smiles, whether that's getting your mouth fit and healthy, or delivering a totally new look.

His calm, friendly nature means our clients love him and he's especially great if you are feeling a bit nervous about a trip to the dentist. ⁠

Check out his immense work 

@harryssmilestories on Instagram

. He hopes to see many of you soon 👋🏼

Dr Carmen Rincon Soler - Dentist at Smile Stories

Dr Carmen Rincon Soler

Job Title:
  Implantology, General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry
  English, Spanish

Originally from Malaga, our lead Implantologist, Carmen, has been practising dentistry in the UK for most of her career.

In 2012, Carmen enrolled in a two-year full-time Implant Dentistry Programme at New York University. Carmen is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI), the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), the Spanish Society of Periodontology and Osseointegration (SEPA) and the Alumni of New York University Department of Implant Dentistry (NYUDID).

It’s safe to say that she knows her stuff.

Miss Harrie Baxter - Dental Hygienist at Smile Stories

Miss Harrie Baxter

Job Title:
  Dental Hygienist
  Periodontics, Dental Hygienist

Harriette is known for her gentle but thorough approach to dental hygiene. 

Never someone to give lectures, she's available for Professional Hygiene appointments and Teeth Whitening.

Mrs Jayne  Booker - Dental Hygienist at Smile Stories

Mrs Jayne Booker

Job Title:
  Dental Hygienist
  Dental Hygienist, Periodontics

Jayne has been qualified as a hygienist for over 20 years. 

It's safe to say she's well established as our Queen of Clean.

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288 Castle Lane West, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9TUUK