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About Cherrybank Dental Spa

Meet The *Pain Free Dental Team At Cherrybank Dental Spa
Cherrybank Pain Free

Our mission is to deliver pain free dentistry to the people of Edinburgh

“As Advertised Pain Free” Says Luke R 5* Review

Every member of the Cherrybank Dental team is devoted to ensuring that their skills and knowledge remain at the forefront of dentistry, so we can deliver the best *pain free dentistry in Edinburgh.

Many first-time dentistry patients to Cherrybank are amazed and reassured by our approach. We often have patients tell us that they have a feeling their previous dentist experiences of quick visits for a ‘check-up’ are taking a ‘patch-up’ approach to their mouths, which may not be the best in the long-term. Technology and preventive science have come a long way in dentistry.

Our 5 Painless Promises

  • Painless Promise 1:

    Pain free dentistry or your private treatment visit is free

  • Painless Promise 2:

    You’ll be seen on time or our team will notify you of any short delay

  • Painless Promise 3:
    You’ll receive A full written breakdown of the cost of your treatment
  • Painless Promise 4:
    If you choose to spread the costs, you’ll receive a detailed payment plan
  • Painless Promise 5:
    We provide you with the most cutting-edge dentistry

Our Pain Free Certified Team

Nik Vourakis

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Umair Mohammed

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Chris McCrudden

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Robin Craig

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Kirsty Gilhooley

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Lauren Long

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Arlene Cummings

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Meet your Pain Free Dentists

Chris McCrudden

Chris McCrudden

Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 76410

Chris qualified from Dundee Dental School in 1999. He joined The Cherrybank team in 2007. His goal is simply to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible whilst under his care.

His passion for cosmetic dentistry has led him to undertake countless professional development courses both in the UK and around the world, to keep up with the everchanging face of modern dentistry.

Some of these are as follows :

  • Master’s Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry from the Rosenthal Institute New York
  • Six Months Smiles Certification, *Invisalign Certification
  • Dental Implantology from Cambridge Academy of Implantology
  • The AO4 Concept with the Malo Clinic Portugal.

He also has a special interest in Endodontics (root canal treatment) for which he uses the latest operating microscope and rotary instruments.

He is a member of :

  • The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The British Endodontic Society
  • The International Team for Implantology ITI
  • The Association of Dental Implantology

Umair Mohammed

Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 190933

Umair graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from Dundee University in 2010 and shortly after moved to Edinburgh to begin his dental career.

After two years of further training in a busy general practice, as well as in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline and Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy he travelled to Australia to continue his professional development, returning to Edinburgh a year later.

Umair is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (MFDS RCS Edi). He also has a postgraduate certificate in Sports Dentistry from the UCL Dental Institute Eastman (London) and will be the first cohort of students to commence the prestigious MSc Sports Dentistry programme at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London in September 2019.

Umair is affiliated with Edinburgh and Scotland Rugby, Cricket Scotland and Heart of Midlothian Football Club, providing a helping hand on match days and ensuring players remain dentally fit and addressing any dental concerns that the athletes have.

Umair’s main area of interest within dentistry is to provide minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry and is trained to provide popular cosmetic orthodontic systems from Invisalign, Quick Straight Teeth and Cfast.

Away from dentistry Umair is married and has recently had his first child in June 2019. A keen cricketer, he has represented Scotland gaining two caps. He continues to play and is captain of Forfarshire Cricket Club.

Nik Vourakis

Nik Vourakis

Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 268460

Dr Vourakis special interest and main qualification is in Oral Implantology while he has wide experience in all forms of dentistry.

Nik has been a practicing dental surgeon since 2005 after graduating from the prestigious Military Academy Medical School at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece.For 2 years undertook training at Oral and Maxillofacial Department in 401 Military Hospital in Athens. As a military dental surgeon, he then went on to serve as a team leader in a field hospital in Afghanistan from 2006-2007 -an experience which shaped his commitment and dedication to his chosen field.

On returning to Greece, opened his own private dental practice which he ran with great success from 2007 -2016, specializing in oral surgery implants and aesthetic dentistry. Since early 2017Nik is practicing oral surgery in private clinics in Edinburgh and London.

Nik has regularly and dedicatedly attended further education programs, seminars, workshops and courses both nationally and internationally. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Oral Implantology from Ethnikon Kapodistriakon University of Athens and a Master of Science Degree(MSc) in Oral Implantology from Goethe University of Frankfurt Germany. These masterclass courses involved a variety of procedures ranging from master courses in bone grafting and sinus surgery grafting procedures through soft tissue management to Implantology, prosthetics and dental aesthetics.

Since 2018 he has started a mentoring program for general dentists in Oral Implantology and he is an opinion leader for DENTSPLY Sirona. He is a registered ITI member. In 2018 he was a finalist for Dentist of the Year The Dental Awards UK.

Dr. Elaine Halley

Elaine Halley

Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 67791

Dr. Elaine Halley is a highly trained and experienced general and cosmetic dentist who attracts patients from Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife, Dundee, and all over Scotland. In order to maintain her knowledge of the very latest in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and spa treatments, she is a member of:

  • British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry – Accredited Member
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • British Dental Association
  • Association of Dental Implantology (UK)
  • British Dental Health Foundation

Dr. Elaine Halley has completed master’s level work in advanced cosmetic dentistry as taught at the Rosenthal Institute in New York – the first cosmetic dentist in Scotland to have done so. She is also an instructor of advanced cosmetic dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London.

Dr. Halley is also the only dentist in Scotland to achieve Accreditation to the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Currently, there are only a handful of clinicians country-wide who have managed to attain this prestigious award, making Dr Halley’s achievement all the more exceptional.

Dr. Halley is in demand not only as a cosmetic dentist in Scotland, but also internationally as a lecturer, both to dentists and to business owners. She serves on the Editorial Board for the national dental journals Private Dentistry and Aesthetic Dentistry and she is a judge for the Private Dentistry annual awards.

Robin Pain Free Dentist

Robin Craig

Pain Free Dentist GDC No. 85412

Robin qualified from Glasgow Dental School in 2005. Following 6 years in a busy practice in Forth Valley, he moved to Edinburgh, joining a private, city centre practice in 2011 where he was working until joining the team at Cherrybank.

Robin enjoys undertaking all aspects of dental care, including cosmetic teeth straightening, using Invisalign and Cfast systems. He is currently working towards a post graduate diploma in restorative dentistry, to allow him to provide the best and most up to date dental treatment for his patients. He also has a passion for making his patients feel relaxed and at ease and is currently training in dental sedation to ensure those with dental anxiety can receive the best dental care.

Away from dentistry, Robin enjoys getting outdoors with his family and is particularly enthusiastic about hillwalking, mountain biking and outdoor swimming.

Meet the Pain Free support team

Kirsty

Dental Therapist

Hello, I’m Kirsty and I’m one of the Dental Therapists here at Cherrybank. I have worked here since 2014 and previously worked as a dental nurse.

I am extremely passionate about working with our patients, nervous or not, to gain and maintain great oral hygiene. I love travelling and going on holidays.

When at home I am a big foodie and love cooking. I studied Dramatic arts when I was younger and enjoy going to see films and performances at the theatre.

Lauren

Dental Therapist

Hi I’m Lauren, one of your Pain Free Dental Therapists at Cherrybank Dental Spa. I graduated from the University of Dundee in 2008 with a degree in Oral Health Sciences.

I most enjoy working with nervous patients so that they no longer fear coming to their dental appointments.

When I’m not at work I enjoy cooking and spending time with my 2 sons who keep me nice and busy!

Arlene Dental Therapist

Arlene

Dental Therapist

Hello, I am Arlene one of the Dental hygiene and Therapist at Cherrybank. I started here in August 2021 but previously worked in Cherrybank as a dental nurse before furthering my training.

I enjoy working with the team at Cherrybank and meeting all our lovely patients.

Julia

Practice Manager

Hi, I’m Julia, I am the Practice Manager here at Cherrybank Dental Spa Edinburgh. I joined the Practice in June 2018, and I have loved every minute of working here.

I am very passionate about high levels of patient care, as are the whole team at Cherrybank, making for the perfect fit.

I love going on holiday and travelling, when I am not bathing on a sunny beach, I enjoy going out for some good food and even better wine, with my mum and friends.

Tammy

Smile Advisor

Hi, I’m Tammy and I’m one of the smile advisors here at Cherrybank. I’ve worked here since 2013 and previously worked on our front desk. I love helping nervous patients to gain the confidence to overcome any nerves or anxiety. There’s nothing better than seeing the transformation from start to finish!

I studied English Literature after leaving school, so love reading in my spare time. I also enjoy cooking, going out for food and drinks with my boyfriend and catching up with friends.

I’m originally from Northern Ireland and try to get back as much as possible to visit my family there.

Rhona

Front Desk Coordinators

My name is Rhona, I have been one of the front desk coordinators here at Cherrybank Dental Spa since 2015. As the first point of contact at the practice I really enjoy meeting the patients and seeing them go through their journey from being very unhappy or nervous to having confident smiles.

In my spare time I love walking my two dogs a westie and a collie. Playing golf and socialising with friends and family.

Grainne Front of House Coordinator

Grainne

Front Desk Coordinators

Hi, I’m Grainne and I work as a Front of House Coordinator here at Cherrybank.

I previously worked as a Beauty Therapist in Ireland before moving over to Edinburgh and joining the practice in January 2021. I love greeting the customers as they come into the practice and making sure they feel welcome and relaxed!

In my spare time, I love to explore the city and go for dinner!

Nic

Front Of House Coordinator

I’m Nic and I work as a Front of house Co-Ordinator here at Cherrybank Edinburgh. I’ve been with the company since April 2018. Prior to starting my job here I worked as a receptionist within the beauty industry.

My passion is music and I love going to gigs. I love Oasis, Liam Gallagher and The Stone Roses amongst others!!! I also enjoy weekends away, sunny holidays, fine dining and socialising with my friends!!!

Amy

Dental Nurse

Amy is one of our Dental Nurses here at Cherrybank Dental Spa, Edinburgh. Amy qualified in 2017 with a NEBDN certificate from Edinburgh College.

Amy likes nursing alongside our Pain Free Dentists reassuring patients throughout their journey in a relaxing environment, particularly orthodontics and aesthetics.

In Amy’s spare time she enjoys keeping active and keeping up to date with latest make up and fashion trends.

Paulina

Dental Nurse

Paulina is one of our dental nurses at Cherrybank dental spa, In her spare time she likes socialising with friends and planning her next weekend break!

Paulina studied dental nursing at Glasgow mentoring centre and qualified with a SVQ Level 3 Dental nursing and PDA in 2017.

Paulina joined Cherrybank dental spa as she has always been interested working along side cosmetic and surgical procedures.

Audrey c

Audrey

Dental Nurse

Hi I’m Audrey. I qualified as a dental nurse in 1997 at Telford College Edinburgh. I was at my previous practice before joining the Pain Free group in April 2021.

I enjoy reassuring patients when they come in for their treatment and enjoy the friendly atmosphere at Cherrybank.

In my spare time I love catching up with friends and family and enjoy a good book or two.

Luca Dental Nurse

Luca

Dental Nurse

Luca is one of our dental nurses here at Cherrybank Dental Spa. Luca qualified in 2017 with an NEBDN Diploma. Luca likes working alongside our dentists and looking after the wellbeing of patients during their treatments. She has a particular interest in cosmetic and surgical procedures.

In her spare time Luca likes spending time with her family and enjoys being outdoors.

Alex Dental Nurse

Alex

Dental Nurse

Alex is one of our Nurses here at Cherrybank Dental Spa Edinburgh. She qualified in 2019. She studied with Glasgow Mentoring Centre.

Alex likes working with all of our pain free team, especially during cosmetic & orthodontic treatments. In Alex’s spare time she likes catching up with friends & going on holidays.

Kasia

Kasia is one of our Dental Nurses here at Cherrybank Dental Spa, Edinburgh. She got her NEBDN diploma qualifications in 2015. During the last couple of years she gained an experienced working across the most prestigious practices in London in Harley Street and Knightsbridge area.

She enjoys assisting during oral surgery procedures, implant placements and cosmetic treatments. She would like to take this opportunity to say warm welcome to all our existing patients!

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I came to Cherrybank Dental Spa Edinburgh for some treatment,and I have to say it was an amazing experience from start to finish. I am quite anxious at the dentist but the team were so welcoming and friendly. Erin,who was my nurse, put me at ease immediately and really made me feel relaxed. Dr Katy the dentist explained everything to me in language I could understand. I would highly recommend anyone who is anxious to visit as it really was a great experience, didn't even feel like I was at the dentist!read more
Nikki Irene Menzies
Nikki Irene M.
Professional service. Clean and stunning environment. Feel so at easy and truly pain free dentist. Thanks team for a great experience highly recommend!!!!
Tamika Burnett
Tamika B.
Chris done an amazing job of my teeth, he helped me feel totally comfortable at every stage. I am beyond happy with the results and will be going back if I need any more cosmetic dentistry.
Clara
Clara
Very happy with my consultation with Chris, Marta and Tammy. I get very anxious about visiting the dentist but Chris and Marta made me feel very comfortable and confident during the appointment and Tammy helped me understand all the options available to me. Thank you all
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Chris has given me my smile back. I am so pleased with the work I have had done. The staff at cherrybank in Edinburgh are lovely, I would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of getting some work done. I have never felt so confident about my smile ♥️
Joanna Odonnell
Joanna O.
This is an exceptional dental practice. All the staff are lovely and friendly and the atmosphere is so relaxed.I have had a lot of work done on my teeth in the past but thanks to Cherrybank I finally have my perfect smile! It was a totally pain free process and I can't recommend these guys enough.
Sarah McCormack
Sarah M.
I visited Cherrybank Dental Spa for the first time last week and had a great experience from start to finish. The practice had a very relaxed atmosphere and the staff were really friendly. Can highly recommend.
Stuart Gillespie
Stuart G.
I picked Cherrybank Dental after viewing the pictures and testimonies from others . I am so happy I did after avoiding dentist for years because I was scared this is truly pain free dentistry. I had extensive work done by Umair totally pain free and I am absolutely delighted with the end result just wish I had plucked up the courage years ago . Massive thank you to Umair and all the team at Cherrybank for putting a smile on my face .read more
Jacqueline Millar
Jacqueline M.
I had a great experience at Cherrybank Dental Spa and everyone was so lovely. Chris is an incredible dentist and completely put me at ease. I would recommend 100%!
Jade
Jade
Great service and very friendly (and patient) staff. It's not really like going to the dentist at all. Covid-19 measures are in place and these are being strictly adhered to.
Hamish Hayward
Hamish H.
I can not thank Chris and the team enough for my new smile and the care they have taken to make sure I am happy and comfortable throughout the full treatment at Cherrybank. Another massive thank you for squeezing me in for my last appointment today to ensure everything was perfect just in time for Christmas. I would recommend in a heart beat!read more
katy fitton
katy F.
Another great appointment with Lauren for preventative care. Always very thorough, considerate and friendly.From the first appointment Cherrybank have been great especially when it comes to dental anxiety.Highly recommend
Hannah H
Hannah H
The best dentist I’ve ever been to in my life. Going to the dentist is now an experience I look forward to and is a nice little break in my day. I have had loads of things done from checkups and dental surgeries to invaslign and teeth whitening. All of the staff are incredible and the comforts that are on offer are also greatly appreciatedread more
Steven Ballantine
Steven B.
I would definitely recommend Cherrybank dental. Having had bad experiences at other dentists I am not the easiest person with anxiety and nerves but everything from the start has been amazing. Tammy helped me so much at the beginning going through all my options. I cannot thank Chris enough for giving me my smile and Marta for all my hand holding and keeping me calm. So happy I have now finally found a dentist that I am comfortable enough to go to. Thank you so much guys honestly a life changing experience with you.read more
Keighley Hindle
Keighley H.
I have the biggest fear of dentists and Cherrybank is the best dental practice I have ever been too, I was helped so much to keep me calm. Everything is so relaxed from the minute you walk in the door to the minute you walk out. I am so happy I found this place, I will never go to another dentist now I have been here. Thank you so much Chris for everything.read more
Keighley Hindle
Keighley H.
I have just completed a second round of teeth straightening (teen braces, did not wear my retainer), this time with the lovely Cherrybank team. Using a lingual brace, it only took 5 months for my bottom teeth to move into position. The team were amazing, professional and efficient during each visit. Every step was explained clearly and I felt no pain/discomfort whatsoever. Would definitely recommend and I look forward to returning for further treatments. Special thanks to Rhona, Grianne, Alex and Umair :)read more
Paula O'Neil
Paula O.
Had an amazing experience recently at Cherrybank Dental Spa Edinburgh. They really are a different class! I had treatment with an amazing therapist Arlene for my hygiene appointments and their amazing dentists for a mix of cosmetic bonding and veneers. I have now left my usual NHS practice and joined for good. It's a whole new world of dentistry!!read more
Julia Smith
Julia S.
Had a smile consultation with Tammy. Excellent appointment and explained everything really well. Going to progress with treatment. Feel like I will be in safe hands.
Nicky Macleod
Nicky M.
I had my treatment with Umair and Alex today and they we're both fantastic! So helpful and informative throughout the whole process and no pain at all! I would highly recommend them both!
grainne reilly
grainne R.
Great experience from start to finish. Kirsty took great care to explain the treatment, completely pain free and well worth it!Highly recommend and will be back. Thank you.
Martin L
Martin L
1,205 days ago I walked into Cherrybank Dental Spa, nervous and anxious. I couldn’t bare anyone seeing my teeth, I mumbled and covered my mouth when speaking to people up close. The team at Cherrybank have transformed my life. After a process of getting my mouth healthy, I started my Invisalign journey. Today I walked out feeling emotional - I’m going to miss these ladies. The service you receive is impeccable, the team are always smiling and encourage you every step of the way - no matter what your journey. I want to take this opportunity to thank Kirsty! You have been amazing, you’ve pushed me further than I ever thought I could go - I will forever be grateful!! I would recommend Cherrybank Dental Spa 💯Me and my smile will be back 😁read more
Kayleigh McCulloch
Kayleigh M.
Over the last few years i’ve used Invisalign through Cherrybank Dental Edinburgh and the results were outstanding. I had the best experience throughout my journey and every single member of staff was so welcoming. I would love to thank Laura especially as she helped from day one with all my queries. Thanks for creating my perfect smile! <3read more
Simon Ssd Hunter
Simon Ssd H.
Fantastic, professional, compassionate care from moment you book your appointment to the moment you leave. Dentists are trained in Pain Free Dentistry. I am totally phobic and they have helped me through twice now. I honestly would never think of going anywhere else. Nic and Chris you are total heroes. Thank you xxxread more
Sarah Skerratt
Sarah S.
I visited Cherrybank for Invisalign treatment and couldn't have been happier with the experience I had over 18 months or so. Every single member of staff is absolutely lovely, professional, reassuring and happy to go that extra mile at the drop of a hat. Cherrybank's environment, skills and patient care are outstanding. I'm so much happier with my smile and would highly recommend to others. Huge thanks to everyone (especially Chris and Tammy for putting up with my many demands!)read more
Sophie Stephenson
Sophie S.
Best place where I could have had ever be treated! I highly appreciate and recommend the whole team at Cherry Bank Dental Spa who have majorly supported me throughout my orthodontic treatment. They all have been showing an enormous degree of professionalism, care, best knowledge in the field and amazing support. I can not recommend this clinic highly enough, and I can not offer any more gratitude to the staff members! Special thanks to Dr. E.Halley and Dr. C.McCrudden, group of lovely dental nurses and receptionists, and not the least, the Smile advisor. 😁 Best team! Thank you for everything you have done for me! 👏read more
Mel Linda
Mel L.

Cherrybank Dental Spa

Cherrybank Dental Spa, Centrum House, 108-114 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5DQ, Scotland

Providing *Pain Free Dentistry In Edinburgh

Telephone: 0131 341 3581

Email: info@cherrybankedinburgh.Co.Uk

  • Monday 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am – 6.30pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-6.30pm
  • Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm
© Cherrybank Dental Spa. All rights reserved. Part of the Pain Free Dentistry Group

Dr. Elaine Halley GDC No. – 67791. Cherrybank Dental Spa Is A Private Dental Practice.

Important Contacts: Health Improvement Scotland, Programme  Manager, Independent Healthcare Services Team, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB. Tel: 0131 623 4342 at local rate (Mon –Fri, 10.00am – 2.00pm), his.ihcregulation@nhs.scot
General Dental Services, Dental Complaints Service, 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DQ. 
Tel: 020 8253 0800 (Mon – Fri, 09.00am – 5.00pm)
info@dentalcomplaints.org.uk contactus.gdc-uk.org/dcs/Complaint/PrivatePatients

Disclaimer: Shorter Term Orthodontics Provides A Relatively Fast Improvement In Cosmetic Alignment Of The Front Teeth. The Technique Doesn't Always Address A Patient’s Bite/Fit Of The Back Teeth As Much As Comprehensive Orthodontics. While In The Past It Was Thought That Doing Orthodontics Faster Would Be Harmful To The Teeth New Studies Suggest Shorter Times In Braces May Have Benefits. Every Treatment Has Risks And Rewards That Will Be Discussed On An Individual Basis. Cherrybank Are General Dentists Who Refer Difficult Orthodontic Treatment To A Respected Specialist.

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