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Shiphay Dental and Torbay Implant Centre

Currently accepting new private patients and dentist referrals

41 Shiphay Lane, Torquay, TQ2 7DU 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 our practice

Founded in 1938, our well-established practice has been providing dental care to the local community in Torquay for over 80 years. We provide a comprehensive range of treatments, from general dentistry to dental implants, teeth straightening and cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening.

Our modern practice is wheelchair friendly and we offer both free Wi-Fi and refreshments to keep you relaxed while you wait. We accept referrals from other dentists, and we offer emergency appointments to our existing patients who need to be seen quickly.

Our dental treatments and services

As well as routine check-ups, we offer a wide range of dental treatments and services. We provide restorative care such as dental implants and root canal treatment, and cosmetic services including teeth straightening and teeth whitening. We also offer facial aesthetics, get in touch to find out more.

If you’re a nervous patient, speak to our team about the sedation options we offer.

Prognosis and prevention

We have a 3D imaging scanner to assist us with diagnosis, allowing us to recommend the best treatment possible. We also pride ourselves on preventative measures, with our in-house oral health educator providing patients with guidance on effective oral hygiene.

How to find us

You’ll find us at 41 Shiphay Lane in Torquay, directly opposite the grammar school and a short walk from the hospital. If you’re driving, we have a car park at the Practice with street parking also available nearby. There are also several local buses that stop nearby.

Implants at Shiphay Dental and Torbay Implant Centre

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

Shiphay Dental and Torbay Implant Centre
Opening hours*

Monday8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday8:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday8:00am - 5:30pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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

Why we’re different

Meet the team

At Shiphay Dental and Torbay Implant Centre, our team applies their skills and expertise to provide you with excellent specialist care.

  • Dentists
  • Hygienists
  • Dental Nurses
  • Practice

Alice Sarah Havard

Alice has a keen interest in Invisalign treatment, teeth whitening and facial aesthetics, including dermal fillers. Alice is popular with nervous patients and children due to her kind and gentle manner.

David Pagliero

David is our in-house oral surgeon, performing surgical procedures including placing dental implants, bone augmentation and surgical extractions. David is also able to offer dental sedation for nervous patients.

Eric Galvao

Eric has a strong interest in endodontics and holds an MSc in the field. He is one of very few dentists in the area to have a dental microscope and receives referrals from all over Torbay for root canal and re-root treatments. He also offers whitening and cosmetic dental treatments.

Sue Gooding

Sue qualified as a dental hygienist from Birmingham University in 1979 and has been a familiar face to most of our patients for 30 years. Sue has previously provided hygiene services in hospitals and in the Women’s Royal Naval Service.

Ellie Butler

Ellie joined us as a trainee dental nurse, qualifying as a dental nurse soon after. She is working towards her postgraduate qualification in Oral Health Education so she can advise patients on how to improve and maintain their oral health.

Emma Taylor

Emma qualified as a dental nurse in 2001 and joined the practice in 2008. She has completed a postgraduate qualification in Implant Nursing so she can assist with implant placements.

Gemma Fosbrooke

Gemma qualified as a dental nurse in 2005 and joined the practice in November 2016. Gemma has completed a postgraduate qualification in Radiography so that she can assist our dentists with taking X-rays for patients.

Georgina Hutchins

Georgie joined the team as a trainee dental nurse in December 2019. She works alongside our clinicians and is always friendly and welcoming to our patients.

Joanna Sykes

Jo qualified as a dental nurse in 1987 and joined the practice in 1994. She has a wealth of experience as a dental nurse but particularly enjoys working on implant cases. She is also trained to assist with dental sedation.

Kristina Kilpatrick

Kristina is a dental nurse at our practice. Her caring nature and knowledge of dentistry makes her a great asset to our team.

Carolyn Willis

Carolyn joined the team in October 2017. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in a patient environment having been a receptionist at a large opticians for over 10 years prior to joining us.

Louise Hindley

Louise is our lead receptionist and offers our patients a familiar face, having been at the practice since 2008. She has a wealth of knowledge within the dental industry having qualified as a dental nurse in 1981.

Victoria Williams

Before becoming our practice manager, Victoria was a dental nurse. Her clinical knowledge is valuable to her role and helps her handle patient enquiries. Victoria also runs our oral health education clinic, giving free dental help and advice to 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 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.

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