Exeter Dental Centre, part of Bupa

Castle Square House, 17 Castle St, Exeter, EX4 3PT View on map

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Currently accepting new private patients

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A big hello from our practice manager, Julia Board

We offer a wide range of dental services under one roof, and our goal is to take the stress out of going to the dentist.

We offer a broad range of advanced and restorative dentistry and can handle complex cases. We offer dental implants, root canal therapy, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, smile makeovers and teeth straightening (orthodontics) options including Invisalign aligners. We believe in consistency, so once you’re happy with your dentist, you get to keep them!

Nervous patients

We understand how tough it can be if you’re anxious or even phobic about going to the dentist. Lots of nervous patients come to us because we really do get it. We believe in ‘gentle dentistry’ and may be able to offer conscious sedation during treatment. In reception, adult colouring books and stress balls can help take your mind off things.

Comfortable, relaxing surroundings

You can’t miss our lovely rounded white building with its bright blue awnings, just off Sidwell Street. We’ve made sure it’s a nice place to come: when you arrive, our friendly receptionists will welcome you and take your coat. While you wait, you can sink into a comfy sofa with a cup of coffee and pick up a glossy magazine. Music and fresh flowers make this seem like anywhere but a dental surgery.

We get a lot of dentist referrals

We welcome referrals from general practice dentists across Exeter and the whole of the South West.

Facial aesthetics

If you’re interested in knowing more about our range of facial aesthetics treatments, please just ask.

What makes us different?

  • Emergency appointments Emergency appointments
  • Free refreshments Free refreshments
  • Free Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi
  • Nervous? Ask us about sedation Nervous? Ask us about sedation
  • Over 60 years' local experience Over 60 years' local experience
  • We're accepting dentist referrals We're accepting dentist referrals
  • Wheelchair friendly Wheelchair friendly

Exeter Dental Centre, part of Bupa
Opening hours*

Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday9:00am - 5:00pm

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

What makes Exeter Dental Centre different?

Below are a few key things that make us unique.

Meet the team

  • Dentists
  • Hygienists
  • Dental Nurses
  • Practice

Ruairi Cunnane

Ruairi is a general dentist with particular interests in complex restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. He also provides dental sedation for nervous patients.

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Alexandra Griffin

Having worked in Australia, Alex now divides her time between us and hospital work. She’s interested in orthodontics and dental trauma.

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Dawn Lovell

Dawn helped to set up the first dental training programme in Brunei. She has a particular interest in dental aesthetics.

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Hilary Cooke

Hilary is our periodontist and has a special interest in aesthetic reconstructive periodontal procedures.

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James Hall

Originally from the Midlands, Jim worked in Wales before joining us here in Exeter.

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Nick Webster

Nick qualified in dentistry from the University of Manchester in 2015. Prior to that, he completed a degree in physiology at the University of Liverpool.

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Janeen Mitchell

Jan Mitchell trained as a dental nurse in the Royal Navy and was then selected to train as a dental hygienist. Since leaving the Navy, she’s been practising in the Devon area for over ten years.

Alexandra Bishop

Alex graduated from Teesside University in June 2018 with a first-class degree in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy.

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Lauren Skornia

Lauren started her career in dentistry as a dental nurse before qualifying as a dental hygienist from Cardiff University in 2014.

Victoria Charles

Victoria achieved a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the University of Bristol in 2018. Prior to this, she worked as a dental nurse.

Jessica Pate

Jess is our treatment coordinator and a qualified dental nurse. She has been a member of our team since 2016.

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Kim Strawbridge

Laura Dudley

Besides her work as a dental nurse, Laura has trained to provide some facial aesthetics treatments.

Celina Meek

Celina has been at the practice for nearly three years and qualified as a dental nurse in 2019.

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Chloe Cartlidge

Chloe is a qualified dental nurse with a keen interest in orthodontics, implants and periodontics.

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Emily Merritt

Emily qualified as a dental nurse at the beginning of 2019.

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Camila Lopez

Camila joined our team in August 2019.

Emma Donnellan

Julia Board

Julia joined our team as the practice manager in January 2020.

Romilly Sage-Cox

Sophie Wilkes

Sophie joined the team as a receptionist in July 2019 and she enjoys building a rapport with patients.

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.