Of our patients surveyed say ‘The quality of their treatment was good.’
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.
What makes us different?
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free on-site parking
- Wheelchair friendly
- Over 60 years' local experience
- Nervous? Ask us about sedation
- We're accepting dentist referrals
Shiphay Dental and Torbay Implant Centre
|Monday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 5:30pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 5:30pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 5:30pm|
*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.
- Dental Nurses
Alice Sarah Havard
Alice has a keen interest in Invisalign treatment, teeth whitening and facial aesthetics, including dermal fillers. She also offers Cerezen treatment for TMJ relief. Alice is popular with nervous patients and children due to her kind and gentle manner.
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 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.
Emma also helps when performing sedation and implant procedures.
Joanna handles matters related to sedation and assists in the performing of dental implants.
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
Of our patients surveyed would recommend our practice to others.
Of our patients surveyed say ‘I feel involved in all decisions about my care.’
"The people there are professional friends whom it is a pleasure to visit. The visits are swift and well managed, yet always feel as though there is nothing more important going on than the care of my health. The equipment there feels as though it is the best available and when, very occasionally I have a "dental emergency", this is invariably handled very quickly and nobody makes me feel as though I am interrupting their busy schedule."
"The knowledge and expertise of the dental surgeon that treats me combined with the professional and friendly atmosphere prevails despite the difficult circumstances everyone is working in."
"I have been a member of this practice for many years. They have always been helpful and friendly. Eric especially, has helped to reduce my fear of dentists by making me feel comfortable."
Other nearby practices
We'd like to advise patients that many images and videos used throughout our website were taken and produced before the COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore social distancing rules and extra levels of PPE are not displayed.
^ We may record or monitor our calls.
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.