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Dental Confidence

24 Westwood Road, Southampton, SO17 1DN View on map

Today - 8:30am to 5:30pm See all opening hours

Currently accepting new private patients and dentist referrals

What is Bupa Dental Essentials?

A fixed-price alternative, between NHS and full private dental care.

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Our Platinum range of practices offer private dental care and specialist treatments in exclusive, luxury settings. They provide a personalised service, tailoring treatments to meet your needs.

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A warm welcome from our practice manager, Gillian Merritt

Situated close to Southampton Common, our practice has been providing private dental care to the local community for over 20 years. We offer a wide range of treatments, including dental implants, endodontics surgeries and cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening.

We aim to provide our patients with the very best experience and high level of dental care, whatever your dental needs. Our practice is wheelchair accessible and we provide free Wi-Fi and refreshments to help you relax during your visit.

Our dental treatments and services

We offer a range of dental treatments, ranging from routine check-ups to hygiene appointments and more complex restorative and cosmetic treatments. One of our most experienced dentists has been fitting dental implants for over 25 years and can take you through the process step-by-step, to ease any concerns you may have. If you’re a nervous patient, we can offer sedation. Get in contact with our team to find out more. We accept dentist referrals.

Getting to the practice

We’re located on Westwood Road, close to Southampton Common and 20-minute walk to St Denys Train Station. There are several buses that stop near the Practice, departing from Southampton Central Station, St Denys and the town centre. If you’re driving, we provide parking at the Practice and there is also on-street parking available.

What makes us different?

  • Free Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi
  • Free refreshments Free refreshments
  • Free on-site parking Free on-site parking
  • Free on-street parking Free on-street parking
  • Wheelchair friendly Wheelchair friendly
  • Over 20 years' local experience Over 20 years' local experience
  • Over 25 years' placing dental implants Over 25 years' placing dental implants
  • Nervous? Ask us about sedation Nervous? Ask us about sedation
  • We're accepting dentist referrals We're accepting dentist referrals

Dental Confidence
Opening hours*

Monday8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday8:30am - 2:00pm
Friday8:00am - 2:00pm

*Public holidays may vary

What makes Dental Confidence special?

Here are just a few key things that make us different

Meet the team

At Dental Confidence, our team applies their skills and expertise to provide you with excellent specialist care.

  • Dentists
  • Hygienists
  • Dental Nurses
  • Practice

David Van As

David has experience as a general dental practitioner and in performing preventative dentistry. When possible, he also performs enhanced oral surgery and periodontology clinical services.

Fawad Amin

Fawad has had training in maxillo-facial surgery and restorative dentistry. He also has a keen focus on endodontics.

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Peter Sanders

Peter provides all aspects of implant and advanced dentistry. He pioneered the intraoral welding method in the UK.

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Katie Radford

Katie is the newest member of the team.

Kelly Hill

Kelly has been part of our practice for over five years and assists patients in periodontal care.

Emily Harris

Emily joined us as a trainee dental nurse in 2012 and has since qualified.

Tracey Whitmarsh

Tracey has over 20 years of implant nursing knowledge and has worked with Peter for most of this time.

Gillian Merritt

Karen Gurman

Branded treatments and services

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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Bupa Dental Care is a trading name of Oasis Healthcare Limited. Registered in England and Wales number: 03257078. Registered office: Bupa Dental Care Vantage Office Park, Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook, Bristol, United Kingdom BS16 1GW.