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The Smile Centre Canterbury

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Currently accepting new private patients and dentist referrals

11 Upper Bridge Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NA View on map

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Offering implants from £1,995

We offer a single dental implant from £1,995†, including a free* initial phone consultation with an experienced enquiry coordinator.

A warm welcome to The Smile Centre Canterbury

Located in the city centre of Canterbury, The Smile Centre Canterbury has been providing dental care to the local community for over 20 years. We’re a modern, fully private dental practice providing a wide range of dental treatments and services. We’re accepting new private patients for orthodontics, endodontics (root canal treatment) and dental implants, but we currently have a waiting list in place for general dental care.

Our practice offers a warm, calm environment for you to have your treatment in. You can relax in our comfy waiting room with free Wi-Fi and refreshments while you wait for your appointment.

Our treatments and services

We offer a range of private treatments from general check-ups, emergency appointments and hygiene appointments, to dental implants and cosmetic services such as teeth whitening and veneers to help brighten your smile.

We have two GDC registered specialists at our practice in the fields of orthodontics and endodontics (root canal treatments). Some of the orthodontic treatments we offer include fixed metal braces and Invisalign aligners. Get in touch if you’re looking for a straighter smile to see how we can help.

Dental implants in Canterbury

We offer dental implants to help you discreetly replace missing teeth. Our dentist, Ashley, has been providing implants for 20 years and is known for providing smile in a day treatment – a way to replace a full arch of missing teeth with dental implants in one day.

Our dental referral services

As well as looking after our own patients, we also accept referrals from other dentists. Our practice has its own CBCT scanner which is available to both patients of the surgery and as a standalone service for external referrers. We also make crowns and mouthguards on-site.

Services for nervous patients

We understand that some people are anxious about visiting the dentist. We’re very experienced with nervous patients and will support you every step of the way with your dental treatment. Please tell us if you’re particularly nervous and we’ll be more than happy to help put you at ease.

Finding The Smile Centre Canterbury

You’ll find us right in the centre of Canterbury, opposite the city wall. Canterbury East railway station and the main city bus terminal are also nearby.

We offer extended hours with early morning and early evening appointments available, as well as some Saturdays. If you’d like to book an appointment, please get in touch. We’ll be more than happy to help.

What makes us different?

  • Emergency appointments Emergency appointments
  • Free refreshments Free refreshments
  • Wheelchair friendly Wheelchair friendly
  • Over 20 years' local experience Over 20 years' local experience
  • Over 20 years' placing dental implants Over 20 years' placing dental implants
  • We're accepting dentist referrals We're accepting dentist referrals
  • 3D CBCT scanner 3D CBCT scanner
  • Full mouth dental implants Full mouth dental implants
  • Payment options available Payment options available

The Smile Centre Canterbury
Opening hours*

Monday8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday8:30am - 5:00pm
SaturdayBy appointment only
SundayClosed

*Opening hours may vary due to COVID-19 and public holidays. Please get in touch with us to find out more.

We're open two Saturdays a month.

What makes The Smile Centre Canterbury different?

Find out what makes us unique.

  • Dentists
  • Hygienists
  • Dental Nurses
  • Practice

Amanda Rogers

Amanda is a general dentist with over 20 years’ experience. She’s also experienced treating nervous patients using dental sedation.

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Ashley Watson

Ashley qualified as a general dentist at King’s Dental Institute in 1992 and went on to run a successful private practice from 1996 to 2015, which was acquired by Bupa Dental Care.

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Gavin Power

Gavin is a specialist orthodontist at The Smile Centre Canterbury. He treats complex orthodontic cases and is particularly interested in facial aesthetic treatment.

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Jasveer Jandu

Jasveer is a dentist who is passionate about treating children and nervous patients. Alongside her role at the practice, she also works at in the maxillofacial department in a hospital in Ashford.

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Mehmuna Hussain

Muna qualified as a dentist in 2017. She provides general dentistry and has particular interest in aesthetics.

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Steven Williams

Steve is a specialist endodontist at The Smile Centre Canterbury. He provides a range of endodontic treatments at our practice.

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Amy Woodside

Amy is a dental hygienist and therapist who also has dental nursing experience.

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Lindsey Peddle

Lindsey is a dental hygienist who enjoys educating patients to help them prevent gum disease.

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Abigal Jeffery

Abigail is a trainee dental nurse who’s currently working on gaining her qualifications.

Alexandra Jarman-Knight

Alexandra has experience in all areas of nursing but has a keen interest in working with orthodontics patients, for both social and traditional orthodontic treatment. She is also currently training in radiography.

Kerri Wilson-Hamilton

Kerri has been nursing at our practice since 2009 in all areas of the practice. She is able to take both OPG and CBCT scans for patients and has a certificate in dental radiography. She is also our decontamination lead in the practice.

Megan Selvey

Megan joined our practice as an apprentice dental nurse in 2016. She has experience in all areas of dental nursing, but she has a keen interest in nursing for endodontic patients.

Rebecca Beacham

Becky joined us as an apprentice dental nurse in 2012. She has since qualified and now nurses for our implant patients. She can also take OPG and CBCT scans for patients.

Ruth Munro (Warburton)

Ruth is our lead dental nurse. She is responsible for overseeing all our nurses, practice compliance, and patient coordination. She also has qualifications in different fields including oral health education, dental radiography and dental sedation nursing.

Teresa Larkworthy

Teresa joined our practice as a trainee dental nurse before qualifying in 2008.

Sara Watson

Sara has managed our practice since 1996 with close involvement in its growth and development. She has overseen the practice’s continued expansion since the practice joined the Bupa family in 2015.

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If you’re interested in dental implants, fill out the form below and one of our enquiry coordinators will be in touch.

Implant enquiry form

Step 1

Select your affected teeth

Please click on the teeth where you are considering dental implants, using the options below:

Click once for missing tooth

Click twice for loose or failing tooth

Click three times for a broken tooth

Key:

= Missing tooth

= Loose/failing tooth

= Broken tooth

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Implant enquiry form

A member of our friendly team will then be in touch to discuss your requirements

Please note you will receive an estimate of costs only. For a full and comprehensive quote you will need to attend an in-practice assessment.

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Whitening can be an important part of a smile makeover. We always check the suitability of your teeth, as it may not be recommended for some patients with high sensitivity. It’s important to know that we may not be able to treat all of your teeth: whitening can’t alter the colour of fillings, crowns, veneers, for example. Your dentist can explain and suggest any options open to you.

We do understand that some people really struggle with dental treatment. But we have lots of ways to help put you at ease. Please just tell us how you feel and what worries you, and then we can work together to decide on the right approach.

Generally we recommend twice yearly check-ups every six months. However, this varies on a case by case basis. Your Bupa Dental Care dentist will talk to you about when and how often we need to see you.

No, Bupa Dental Care practices are open to everyone. If you do have Bupa dental insurance, at selected practices we can guide you through your claim.

First, please check that our practice offers the services you’re looking for, then simply use the referral form on our contact page. Do feel free to give us a call and tell us what you’re looking for.

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Finance applicant must be aged 18 or over, a UK resident, have a UK bank account and be in permanent employment.

The minimum spend for finance is £500 and the maximum is £50,000. 0% APR representative is available on repayment terms of up to 40 months. Finance taken at repayment terms of 48 or 60 months is subject to 7.9% APR representative.

All finance is subject to eligibility, status, affordability and a credit check T&Cs apply.

**Illustration based on finance of £1995, repaid at £49.87 per month over 40 months at 0% interest. £1995 price point includes a single implant, the abutment and a cement-retained porcelain crown.

Illustration is based on finance of £3000, repaid over 40 months, at £75.00 per month at 0% interest. Average cost of teeth straightening is approximately £3000.

Bupa Dental Care is a trading name of Oasis Dental Care Limited, Vantage Office Park, Bristol, BS16 1GW, whose company registered number is 00478127. Oasis Dental Care Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA registration no: 710559. Oasis Dental Care Limited is a credit broker and not a lender. Finance is provided by Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC, Hitachi Capital House, Thorpe Road, Staines upon Thames, Surrey, TW18 3HP, registered in Cardiff under company no: 1630491. Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA registration no: 704348. The Register can be accessed through www.fca.org.

Many images and videos used throughout our website were taken before the COVID-19 outbreak and therefore do not represent COVID best practices.

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Bupa Dental Care is a trading name of Oasis Dental Care Limited. Registered in England and Wales No: 00478127. Registered office: Bupa Dental Care, Vantage Office Park, Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook, Bristol, United Kingdom BS16 1GW.

Oasis Dental Care Limited has a number of trading names including Bupa Dental Care. For a list of all our different trading names please follow this link.

Adult braces (Invisalign)

Virtually invisible, removable aligners that gradually straighten the teeth.

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Adult braces (cosmetic teeth straightening)

An orthodontic technique designed to discreetly straighten the front teeth only.

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Adult braces (orthodontics)

A traditional fixed teeth straightening treatment for adults.

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Adult braces (per arch)

Teeth straightening treatment for adults, which aligns either the upper or lower set of teeth.

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Adult check-up

An appointment for a dentist to assess a patient's oral health, including their mouth, teeth and gums.

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Children's check-up (age 5-16)

An appointment for a dentist to assess the oral health of a child aged 5-16, including their mouth, teeth and gums.

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Children's check-up (under 5)

An appointment for a dentist to assess the oral health of a child under 5, including their mouth, teeth and gums.

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Children's examination (age 5-16)

The first dental examination a child will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health (including two small X-rays, if clinically indicated).

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Children's examination (under 5)

The first dental examination a child under 5 will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health (including two small X-rays, if clinically indicated).

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Complex X-ray

A panoramic image taken of the entire mouth, including the teeth, gums and jaw.

Dental bridge (3 unit)

A fixed technique for replacing missing teeth, which uses two crowns and a false tooth to fill an existing gap.

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Dental bridge ceramic bonded (per unit)

A fixed technique for replacing missing teeth, which uses ceramic material to anchor false teeth into the mouth.

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Dental bridge porcelain bonded (per unit)

A fixed technique for replacing missing teeth, which uses porcelain material to anchor false teeth into the mouth.

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Dental implant

A long-term solution for replacing missing teeth, by surgically fusing a crown or denture into the jawbone.

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Dental sedation for nervous patients

A treatment which helps extremely nervous patients to have treatment, by using a sedative to put them into a deeply relaxed state.

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Dentures (Full acrylic)

A removable set of acrylic false teeth, which replace all of the upper or lower teeth.

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Emergency appointment

An urgent appointment to relieve dental pain, or treat unexpected dental injuries.

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Hygienist appointment

A session with a dental hygienist to thoroughly assess a patient's oral hygiene and offer oral health advice.

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Hygienist appointment (with dentist)

A session with a dentist to give your teeth a simple clean and polish.

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Mouthguard for teeth grinding (bruxism)

An appliance typically worn in the mouth overnight, to prevent teeth grinding.

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Partial upper or lower denture (acrylic)

Removable acrylic false teeth which replace one or a few missing teeth.

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Root canal (back teeth)

A procedure used to treat an infection at the centre of a back tooth.

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Root canal (front teeth)

A procedure used to treat an infection at the centre of a front tooth.

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Simple X-ray

A digital image taken of the inside of the mouth, to help dentists diagnose any underlying problems with the teeth.

Surgical tooth extraction

The removal of a tooth which cannot easily be taken out by a dentist. This treatment is performed by a dental surgeon.

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Teeth whitening (at home kit)

A cosmetic treatment carried out at home, which bleaches the teeth to make them lighter and remove stains.

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Teeth whitening (in practice)

A cosmetic treatment carried out in practice, which bleaches the teeth to make them lighter and remove stains.

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Tooth crown metal (back teeth)

An artificial 'cap', made of metal, which is placed onto the back teeth to protect the tooth from further damage.

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Tooth crown porcelain bonded (back teeth)

An artificial 'cap', made of porcelain material, which fits over the tooth to protect or improve the appearance of the back tooth.

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Tooth crown porcelain bonded (front teeth)

An artificial 'cap', made of porcelain material, which fits over the tooth to protect or improve the appearance of the front tooth.

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Tooth extraction

The removal of a tooth from the mouth which can't be repaired.

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Tooth filling silver (large)

A treatment used to fill cavities in large teeth, where decay is replaced with amalgam to restore damage.

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Tooth filling silver (small)

A treatment used to fill cavities in small teeth, where decay is replaced with amalgam to restore damage.

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Tooth filling white (large)

A treatment used to fill cavities in large teeth, where decay is replaced with a tooth coloured material to restore damage.

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Tooth filling white (small)

A treatment used to fill cavities in small teeth, where decay is replaced with a tooth coloured material to restore damage.

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Tooth crown ceramic

An artificial 'cap', made of ceramic material, which fits over the tooth to protect or improve the appearance of the tooth.

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Composite anterior filling (1 surface)

A tooth coloured filling on the front teeth, used to repair decay, cracks or fractures of the teeth.

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New patient examination

The first dental examination a patient will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health. (Two small X-rays included unless the patient has had them taken in the last 6 months, or they provide a previous set from another dentist).

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New patient examination

The first dental examination a patient will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health. It may be necessary to take exploratory x-rays during this appointment, your dentist will advise you and these will charge in addition.

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Children's examination (age 5-16)

The first dental examination a child will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health.

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Children's examination (under 5)

The first dental examination a child under 5 will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health.

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COVID-19 safety tariff (per private appointment)

The health, wellbeing and safety of our patients, their families and our people is our priority and always will be.

That’s why, following the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve taken the essential decision to put extra safety measures in place right across our practice, so you can continue to visit our dentists with the reassurance that you are secure and protected.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has always been worn by our clinical teams in the practice, but the new safety measures mean that our clinicians will now be wearing enhanced PPE to minimise the risk of cross contamination during treatment.

To ensure that each patient has the protection they need we have to apply a separate tariff for the enhanced PPE that is required for each dental treatment. The tariff will vary by treatment type – please contact your local practice for more information.

This is a temporary measure - we are committed to keeping costs to a minimum and hope to reduce this further as the cost for PPE reduces, or the need for enhanced safety measures decreases or are no longer needed.

Thank you for your understanding.

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