Shiphay Dental and Torbay Implant Centre

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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 on-site parking Free on-site parking
  • Nervous? Ask us about sedation Nervous? Ask us about sedation
  • Emergency appointments Emergency appointments
  • Payment options available Payment options available
  • Over 60 years' local experience Over 60 years' local experience
  • We're accepting dentist referrals We're accepting dentist referrals
  • 3D CBCT scanner 3D CBCT scanner
  • Free Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi
  • Over 30 years' placing dental implants Over 30 years' placing dental implants

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

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

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.

James Critchley

James has been a member of the Shiphay Dental team since 2022. Originally from Lancaster, he qualified from Manchester University in 2003 and spent the early part of his career in some of the city’s most challenging districts, even undertaking some forensic dental work for Greater Manchester Police.

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Rana Hilmi

Rana joined our practice in 2021 and has a passion for minimally invasive dentistry, including teeth straightening, whitening and composite bonding. Rana aims to create a positive experience for all patients with a kind and empathetic approach to dental care.

Rachel Munson

Rachel qualified as a dental hygienist from the University of Manchester in 1992. She focuses on motivating and educating her patients to improve their oral health, improving their toothbrushing technique and provides advice on oral health products.

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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.

Thomas Wardiell

Graduating from Dundee in 2010, Thomas provides our patients with hygiene treatments.

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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 originally 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.

Patricia Roden

Pat worked at our practice many years ago as the practice manager, so she brings great dental and practice knowledge in her role as receptionist.

Portia Radwell

Portia works on our reception and has years of experience working with the public. You may also see Portia in scrubs, as she works within our decontamination room, processing instruments ready for the surgeries.

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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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

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