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The Smile Centre Canterbury

11 Upper Bridge Street, Canterbury, CT1 2NA View on map

Today - 8:30am to 5:00pm See all opening hours

Currently accepting new private patients and dentist referrals

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A warm welcome to The Smile Centre Canterbury

Located in the city centre of Canterbury, The Smile Centre Canterbury has been providing dental care to the local community for over 20 years. We’re a modern, fully private dental practice offering a wide range of dental treatments and services.

Our practice offers a warm, relaxing environment for you to have your treatment in. You can relax in our luxurious, comfy waiting room with free Wi-Fi and refreshments while you wait for your appointment.

Our treatments and services

At our practice, we offer a range of treatments from general check-ups, emergency appointments and hygiene appointments to more complex treatments such as dental implants, orthodontics and endodontics. We can also offer cosmetic dental treatments including teeth whitening and veneers to help brighten your smile.

We’re lucky enough to have two specialists at our practice in the fields of orthodontics and endodontics. We can also provide a variety of orthodontic treatments including fixed metal braces and Invisalign aligners if you’re looking to discreetly transform your smile.

Dental implants in Canterbury

At The Smile Centre Canterbury, we offer dental implants to help you discreetly replace missing teeth. We can also provide smile in a day treatment, which uses four to six dental implants replace a whole arch of missing teeth and are usually fitted all in the same day. What we do at our practice is underpinned by modern, digital technology to ensure predictable and accurate treatment outcomes for our patients.

Our dental referral services

At our practice, we accept referrals from other dentists. Our practice has its own CBCT scanner which is available to both patients of the surgery and as a standalone service for external referrals. We’re also able to make crowns and mouthguards on-site. For more information, please see our dentist referrals information.

Services for nervous patients

We understand that some people are anxious about visiting the dentist. We’re very experienced with nervous patients and will support you every step of the way with your dental treatment. Please get in touch if you’re particularly nervous and we’ll be more than happy to help put you at ease.

Finding The Smile Centre Canterbury

We’re located opposite the city wall, very close to a range of city centre car parks, Canterbury East railway station and the main city bus terminal. We offer extended hours with early morning, and early evening appointments available, as well as some Saturdays. If you’d like to book an appointment, please get in touch. We’ll be more than happy to help.

What makes us different?

  • Emergency appointments Emergency appointments
  • Free Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi
  • Free refreshments Free refreshments
  • Free on-street parking Free on-street parking
  • Wheelchair friendly Wheelchair friendly
  • Over 20 years' local experience Over 20 years' local experience
  • Over 20 years' placing dental implants Over 20 years' placing dental implants
  • We're accepting dentist referrals We're accepting dentist referrals
  • You don't need Bupa insurance to use a Bupa Dental Care dentist You don't need Bupa insurance to use a Bupa Dental Care dentist
  • Bupa Dental Care has over 350 practices across the UK Bupa Dental Care has over 350 practices across the UK

The Smile Centre Canterbury
Opening hours*

Monday8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday9:00am - 1:00pm
SundayClosed

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

What makes The Smile Centre Canterbury different?

Find out what makes us unique.

  • Dentists
  • Hygienists
  • Dental Nurses
  • Practice

Amanda Rogers

Amanda is a general dentist with over 20 years’ experience. She’s also experienced treating nervous patients using dental sedation.

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Ashley Watson

Ashley focusses on dental implant placement and complex restorative techniques using modern digital methods.

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Gavin Power

Gavin is a specialist orthodontist at The Smile Centre Canterbury. He treats complex orthodontic cases and is particularly interested in facial aesthetic treatment.

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Jasveer Jandu

Jasveer is a dentist who is passionate about treating children and nervous patients. Alongside her role at the practice, she also works at in the maxillofacial department in a hospital in Ashford.

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Steven Williams

Steve is a specialist endodontist at The Smile Centre Canterbury. He provides a range of endodontic treatments at our practice.

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Kimberly Dargan

Kim qualified as a dental hygienist and therapist at King’s College Hospital London in 2010. She was the first dental therapist to complete the sports dentistry course at UCL Eastman Dental Institute. Kim has since studied for an MSc in sport science. Kim can see patients without a dentist referral.

Amy Woodside

Amy is a dental hygienist and therapist who also has dental nursing experience.

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Lindsey Peddle

Lindsey is a dental hygienist who enjoys educating patients to help them prevent gum disease.

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Abigal Jeffery

Abigail is a trainee dental nurse who’s currently working on gaining her qualifications.

Alexandra Jarman-Knight

Alexandra has experience in all areas of nursing but has a keen interest in working with orthodontics patients, for both social and traditional orthodontic treatment. She is also currently training in radiography.

Kerri Wilson-Hamilton

Kerri has been nursing at our practice since 2009 in all areas of the practice. She is able to take both OPG and CBCT scans for patients and has a certificate in dental radiography. She is also our decontamination lead in the practice.

Megan Selvey

Megan joined our practice as an apprentice dental nurse in 2016. She has experience in all areas of dental nursing, but she has a keen interest in nursing for endodontic patients.

Rebecca Beacham

Becky joined us as an apprentice dental nurse in 2012. She has since qualified and now nurses for our implant patients. She can also take OPG and CBCT scans for patients.

Ruth Munro (Warburton)

Ruth is our lead dental nurse. She is responsible for overseeing all our nurses, practice compliance, and patient coordination. She also has qualifications in different fields including oral health education, dental radiography and dental sedation nursing.

Teresa Larkworthy

Teresa joined our practice as a trainee dental nurse before qualifying in 2008.

Sara Watson

Sara has managed our practice since 1996 with close involvement in its growth and development. She has overseen the practice’s continued expansion since the practice joined the Bupa family in 2015.

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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Adult braces (Invisalign)

Virtually invisible, removable aligners that gradually straighten the teeth.

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Adult braces (cosmetic teeth straightening)

An orthodontic technique designed to discreetly straighten the front teeth only.

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Adult braces (orthodontics)

A traditional fixed teeth straightening treatment for adults.

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Adult braces (per arch)

Teeth straightening treatment for adults, which aligns either the upper or lower set of teeth.

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Adult check-up

An appointment for a dentist to assess a patient's oral health, including their mouth, teeth and gums.

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Children's check-up (age 5-16)

An appointment for a dentist to assess the oral health of a child aged 5-16, including their mouth, teeth and gums.

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Children's check-up (under 5)

An appointment for a dentist to assess the oral health of a child under 5, including their mouth, teeth and gums.

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Children's examination (age 5-16)

The first dental examination a child will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health (including two small X-rays, if clinically indicated).

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Children's examination (under 5)

The first dental examination a child under 5 will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health (including two small X-rays, if clinically indicated).

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Complex X-ray

A panoramic image taken of the entire mouth, including the teeth, gums and jaw.

Dental bridge (3 unit)

A fixed technique for replacing missing teeth, which uses two crowns and a false tooth to fill an existing gap.

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Dental bridge ceramic bonded (per unit)

A fixed technique for replacing missing teeth, which uses ceramic material to anchor false teeth into the mouth.

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Dental bridge porcelain bonded (per unit)

A fixed technique for replacing missing teeth, which uses porcelain material to anchor false teeth into the mouth.

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Dental implant

A long-term solution for replacing missing teeth, by surgically fusing a crown or denture into the jawbone.

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Dental sedation for nervous patients

A treatment which helps extremely nervous patients to have treatment, by using a sedative to put them into a deeply relaxed state.

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Dentures (Full acrylic)

A removable set of acrylic false teeth, which replace all of the upper or lower teeth.

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Emergency appointment

An urgent appointment to relieve dental pain, or treat unexpected dental injuries.

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Hygienist appointment

A session with a dental hygienist to thoroughly assess a patient's oral hygiene and offer oral health advice.

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Hygienist appointment (with dentist)

A session with a dentist to give your teeth a simple clean and polish.

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Mouthguard for teeth grinding (bruxism)

An appliance typically worn in the mouth overnight, to prevent teeth grinding.

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Partial upper or lower denture (acrylic)

Removable acrylic false teeth which replace one or a few missing teeth.

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Root canal (back teeth)

A procedure used to treat an infection at the centre of a back tooth.

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Root canal (front teeth)

A procedure used to treat an infection at the centre of a front tooth.

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Simple X-ray

A digital image taken of the inside of the mouth, to help dentists diagnose any underlying problems with the teeth.

Surgical tooth extraction

The removal of a tooth which cannot easily be taken out by a dentist. This treatment is performed by a dental surgeon.

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Teeth whitening (at home kit)

A cosmetic treatment carried out at home, which bleaches the teeth to make them lighter and remove stains.

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Teeth whitening (in practice)

A cosmetic treatment carried out in practice, which bleaches the teeth to make them lighter and remove stains.

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Tooth crown metal (back teeth)

An artificial 'cap', made of metal, which is placed onto the back teeth to protect the tooth from further damage.

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Tooth crown porcelain bonded (back teeth)

An artificial 'cap', made of porcelain material, which fits over the tooth to protect or improve the appearance of the back tooth.

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Tooth crown porcelain bonded (front teeth)

An artificial 'cap', made of porcelain material, which fits over the tooth to protect or improve the appearance of the front tooth.

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Tooth extraction

The removal of a tooth from the mouth which can't be repaired.

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Tooth filling silver (large)

A treatment used to fill cavities in large teeth, where decay is replaced with amalgam to restore damage.

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Tooth filling silver (small)

A treatment used to fill cavities in small teeth, where decay is replaced with amalgam to restore damage.

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Tooth filling white (large)

A treatment used to fill cavities in large teeth, where decay is replaced with a tooth coloured material to restore damage.

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Tooth filling white (small)

A treatment used to fill cavities in small teeth, where decay is replaced with a tooth coloured material to restore damage.

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Tooth crown ceramic

An artificial 'cap', made of ceramic material, which fits over the tooth to protect or improve the appearance of the tooth.

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Composite anterior filling (1 surface)

A tooth coloured filling on the front teeth, used to repair decay, cracks or fractures of the teeth.

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New patient examination

The first dental examination a patient will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health. (Two small X-rays included unless the patient has had them taken in the last 6 months, or they provide a previous set from another dentist).

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New patient examination

The first dental examination a patient will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health.

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Children's examination (age 5-16)

The first dental examination a child will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health.

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Children's examination (under 5)

The first dental examination a child under 5 will have with their new dentist, to assess their oral health.

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COVID-19 safety tariff (per private appointment)

The health, wellbeing and safety of our patients, their families and our people is our priority and always will be.

That’s why, following the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve taken the essential decision to put extra safety measures in place right across our practice, so you can continue to visit our dentists with the reassurance that you are secure and protected.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has always been worn by our clinical teams in the practice, but the new safety measures mean that our clinicians will now be wearing enhanced PPE to minimise the risk of cross contamination during treatment.

To ensure that each patient has the protection they need we have to apply a separate tariff for the enhanced PPE that is required for each dental treatment. The tariff will vary by treatment type – please contact your local practice for more information.

This is a temporary measure - we are committed to keeping costs to a minimum and hope to reduce this further as the cost for PPE reduces, or the need for enhanced safety measures decreases or are no longer needed.

Thank you for your understanding.

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