Highland Dental Care

Currently accepting new private patients and dentist referrals

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Logo and name of Highland Dental Care displayed on a wall in the dentists

A warm welcome to our practice

Situated in the small town of Ivybridge, Highland Dental Care is dedicated to providing high quality, modern dental treatments with a personal touch. We’ve been serving the local community for over 20 years and pride ourselves on our patient care.

Our dedicated Treatment Co-ordinator, Amanda works closely with our dentists and is on hand to discuss the right treatment options with our patients as soon as they’ve had a consultation. She’ll even book in treatments and follow-up with patients after their procedures.

We want you to be at ease when you visit our practice, which is why you’ll have access to free Wi-Fi and refreshments. If you’re a nervous patient, we offer a private lounge to help you relax before your appointment.

Dental treatments and services at Highland Dental Care

  • General dentistry:
  • Dentist check-ups, hygienist appointments, fillings, extractions, emergency appointments, X-rays

  • Cosmetic dentistry:
  • Cosmetic teeth straightening, home teeth whitening, in-practice teeth whitening including Philips ZOOM!, Invisalign aligners, Damon and Ortho-Care

  • Restorative dentistry:
  • Dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, endodontics (e.g. root canal treatment), veneers

We’ve been placing dental implants since 2000 and we receive referrals from far and wide for implant treatments. We also offer ‘smile in a day’ treatment, which involves fitting a full set of dental implants and a temporary set of natural-fixed teeth in one day. Get in touch with us to find out more.

A team that supports nervous patients

If you have a fear of going to the dentist, you’re not alone. Dental anxiety is a recognised concern for many people. At Highland Dental Care, it’s important to us that you feel as relaxed and reassured as possible throughout your treatment and we offer a warm and friendly approach to make sure your visit is a comfortable one.

If you are a particularly nervous patient, we also offer dental sedation, allowing you to remain conscious but in a state of relaxation as your treatment takes place.

Flexibility with you in mind

We know how hard it can be to find time in your busy schedule for dental appointments, which is why we offer extended hours four days a week. We’re open 8am to 7pm Monday to Thursday and also open 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. Give us a call today and book an appointment at a time that suits you.

Getting to our practice

We’re located just off the A38 which is ideal if you’re commuting from Exeter and Plymouth. We offer free parking at the practice and there is also street parking available nearby. There are also several buses that stop close to the practice. Our practice is fully wheelchair accessible.

Implants at Highland Dental Care

If you have one or more missing teeth, and are looking for high quality, long-lasting and discreet treatment, our clinicians are experienced in placing dental implants. Dental implants can last as long as your natural teeth if you care for them properly. Tailored to your smile, each dental implant is carefully created bespoke to you. Get in touch with us to find out if implants are right for you.

What makes us different?

  • Free refreshments Free refreshments
  • We're accepting dentist referrals We're accepting dentist referrals
  • Free Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi
  • Emergency appointments Emergency appointments
  • Nervous? Ask us about sedation Nervous? Ask us about sedation
  • Free on-site parking Free on-site parking
  • Wheelchair friendly Wheelchair friendly
  • Dedicated treatment coordinator Dedicated treatment coordinator
  • 3D CBCT scanner 3D CBCT scanner

Highland Dental Care
Opening hours*

Monday8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday8:00am - 4:00pm

* We are open one Saturday every month

What makes Highland Dental Care so special?

Meet the team

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

  • Dentists
  • Hygienists
  • Dental Nurses
  • Practice

Alanna Metcalfe

Dr Alanna Metcalfe is passionate about all aspects of dentistry but particularly enjoys providing cosmetic dentistry, minor surgical procedures, root canal treatment and periodontal care.

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Amish Bhayani

Amish is a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and provides mainly cosmetic and restorative treatments at the practice.

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Benjamin Hastings

Dr Ben Hastings qualified from the University of Dundee in 2015. He tailors his treatments to the individual needs of his patients and is committed to caring for those who are nervous about visiting the dentist.

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Hester Degraeve

Dr Degraeve is a highly experienced family dentist with over 20 years of NHS practice behind her.

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John Gittins

John co-founded the practice with his wife Kerry over 25 years ago. He has a keen interest in dental sedation, implants and full-arch teeth restoration.

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Kerry Hall

Kerry offers a variety of teeth straightening treatments at the practice and is currently studying for an MSc in Orthodontics.

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Alison Lowry

Alison has worked with Highland Dental Care since 1996 after qualifying in London at Guy’s Hospital. She is experienced in dealing with nervous patients and she likes to build trust and confidence with her patients.

Debra Carnell

Debra qualified as a hygienist in 1990 in the Women’s Royal Navy Service. She is passionate about preventing periodontal diseases.

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Elizabeth Higgins

She enjoys teaching patients oral hygiene strategies to help them maintain their oral health. Elizabeth takes pride in her ability to build confidence in nervous patients. She is very passionate about her role and helping patients maintain all aspects of their oral care.

Amy Bingley

Dawn Allum

Georgie Morris

Geraldine Butcher

Josie Godfrey

Julie Owen

Amanda Steer

Bianca Sheikh

Frances Campbell

Joanne Rooney

Kay Hart

Kimberley Woodley

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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The minimum spend for finance is £500 and the maximum is £50,000. 0% APR representative is available on repayment terms of up to 24 months. Finance taken at repayment terms of 36, 40, 48 or 60 months is subject to 9.9% APR representative.

† Average cost of a single dental implant is approximately £2,850. Illustration is based on loan value of £2,850, repayment term 40 months. Annualised rate of interest (APR representative): 9.9% APR. 40 monthly repayments of £83.94. Total interest £507.65. Total amount repayable £3,357.60

** Illustration is based on loan value of £3,214, for Invisalign Go 2 Arch. Repayment term 48 months. Interest rate 9.9% p.a. fixed. Annualised rate of interest (APR representative): 9.9% APR. 48 monthly repayments of £81.36. Total interest £691.31. Total amount repayable £3,905.28.

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 number 710559. Oasis Dental Care Limited is a credit broker and not a lender.

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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.

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