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Call: 0131 550 1600 info@cherrybankedinburgh.co.uk Cherrybank Dental Spa, 94 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR

Poor dental health risks

Is fear making you neglect your teeth?

Corporate dental insurers Unum Dental carried out some research last year that revealed some interesting facts. According to a survey of more than 2,000 private sector employees, more than a fifth (24%) of British workers say that a fear of feeling pain or discomfort is the reason they avoid the dentist.

Women were found to be more afraid, with over a quarter (27%) declaring that they put off the recommended two dental health examinations a year out of fear of pain, compared to 22% of men.

Poor dental health risks

Poor dental health is linked to heart disease, bacterial lung infections, premature births, diabetes and strokes, meaning regular visits for dental health reviews are vital to maintaining good general health and dental wellbeing.

We know that it has been difficult to keep on top of regular dental visits over the past few months due to the government’s decision to close dental practices. Cherrybank Dental Spa is delighted to have reopened and we have heavily invested in anti-virus protection, on top of our usual strict decontamination measures to help put your mind at rest. 

Looking after anxious patients

Please don’t neglect your dental wellbeing because of dental phobia. At Cherrybank Dental Spa we find that even with the most nervous of patients, all they need is time and kindness. Therefore, our principal dentist  Chris, ensures our appointments are calm, unhurried and welcoming.

If you are anxious about your dental or hygiene appointments, try contacting us first for a chat.

We encourage dental phobic patients to pop in, meet our team and have a look around our Edinburgh dental practice before going anywhere near a dental chair. But don’t just take our word for it, here are some testimonials from our patients:

“Cherrybank Dental Spa is amazing. I would recommend this to anyone especially if you’re nervous of going to the dentist. Ever since I started coming I have felt at ease, especially as I am very anxious person about going to the Dentist. From the minute you walk in the door everyone is so welcoming and friendly. So glad this is my Dentist would never go anywhere else. Totally pain-free and makes me feel so relaxed and at ease. ” Laura 5* Google Review

The door to our dental practice is always open to new patients, so please feel free to contact us now for more information. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Cherrybank Dental Spa, 108-114 Dundas Street, Edinburgh

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Cherrybank Dental Spa
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4.9
Based on 314 reviews

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5.0
Based on 21 reviews
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.
You have no idea what a difference Chris and the team have made to my life. I wouldn't step out the house before I had my new smile. I was petrified from the dentist because of a bad experience when I was younger and refused to go. When I walked in and explained how anxious I am the team done nothing but reassure me and put me at ease. I got to the point I actually enjoyed going and couldn't wait to have my work done. I certainly won't be going anywhere else from now on. It's also very true it is pain free. There is no amount of words that i can say to show how greatful I am to you all so this will just have to do, thank you from the bottom of my heart for saving my life and giving me it back ♥️read more
Emma Spiers
Emma S.
Treatment was painless, very efficient and performed by an excellent Oral surgeon. Reception staff are very efficient and welcoming. Treatment, from Nik the Oral surgeon, has been of the highest quality.
Bruce Harris
Bruce H.
Customer service is excellent. Always welcoming and friendly and I completely trust my dentist, Chris, in the advice he’s given and the work he’s done to improve my smile. Very warm, relaxing environment. Pain-free treatment and I don’t feel afraid of visiting the dentist anymore.
Sam Stone
Sam S.
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.
Your colleagues Nikolaos Vourakis and Tammy Cardwell gave me a no nonsense assessment of my dental problems. It’s allowed me to make an informed decision going forward - or not as the case may be.There was absolutely no pressure in making a decision.They are a credit to your company.
PARA2417
PARA2417
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’m almost at the end of my new smile makeover! Everything from the initial consultation to where I’m currently at has been flawless. The whole team at Cherrybank are outstanding, my dentist; Chris Mccrudden and his two dental nurses, I really can’t thank them enough for all their help and support over the last six months. All of them are marvellous, making the experience so much more pleasant with their considerate attention / approach. I've a few more appointments to go, whoever said going to the dentist isn’t fun, needs a trip to Cherrybank!!read more
Karen Haston
Karen H.
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.
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.
From checking in at reception until leaving after treatment, it was a very pleasant experience.The relaxing atmosphere within the practice almost makes you forget you are at the dentists, while the professionalism and easy going manner of the dentists, hygenists and assistants make every visit a pleasureread more
Jamie McDonald
Jamie M.
I came to Tammy firstly to get a consultation, I had been to a couple other places too, but this was the only meeting I had where I didn’t feel pressured into other treatments. I had expressed that I wanted to keep costs down & wasn’t prepared to commit to Invisalign and Tammy straight away took this on board. She was open about all treatment routes I could go down but the main thing is I wasn’t pushed into anything or felt I was being sold something!Again this was the same when I met Dr Umair, I knew my teeth could benefit from straightening but he heard what I wanted and focused my treatment plan on that. I ended up with whitening, a small bit of gum contouring and composite bonding. Dr Umair comes across really professional and knows exactly what he’s doing so you know your teeth are in good hands. During all my appointments his calm nature kept me calm, I’m not a nervous patient but it had been a while so I was apprehensive! Grainne is also so friendly and super calming, she’d have a nice wee chat with me before & after which calmed my nerves. What a team! I also had the fear to get my impressions for my guard/whitening tray which I told Dr Umair about, somehow he made this feel like nothing and kept me relaxed.My results speak for themselves too, compared to what you can get done to your teeth I didn’t get too much done but it’s an unreal transformation. I wanted my teeth to look more uniform and get rid of the gaps I had, whilst still looking natural and got exactly that. I absolutely love the work that’s been done to my teeth - my confidence in my smile is so much better now!read more
Lauren Mason
Lauren M.
I have been coming to the clinic for a couple of years and all are good experiences. My last treatment with Kirsty went better than expected. Plus she is always very professional and fast, you can see how much she loves her work. I never thought that I could be happy going to the dentist. The reception team is also very friendly and communicates impeccably, always willing to help.read more
Patricia Azahara BS
Patricia Azahara B.
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 Prescott
Sophie Stephenson P.
The entire team at Cherrybank Dental Spa are fantastic. Having previously feared trips to the dentist, the reassurance and support offered by everyone at each appointment has been invaluable. I just wish I had found them sooner.
Murray Boyd
Murray B.
A fantastic professional service from start to end. I was not happy with the way my teeth looked and the treatment they recommended resulted in a transformation that exceed my expectations. Would highly recommend to others, as long as you are prepared to stick to the treatment plan.
Alex McN
Alex M.
Thank you to Robin and Audrey always for my pain free root canal treatment at Cherrybank! Such a caring and friendly team from start to finish. Definitely recommend to everyone!
Sabah Ahmad
Sabah A.
Nice location. Very friendly people on the desk. Relaxing waiting room. Nice “feel” to it and happy people working very well together.It's always a nice experience when I go.
Noyon B
Noyon B
Had a dental emergency last week and own dentist were unable to help with pain relief. Carried out a google search and CHERRYBANK came up. Called them and explained circumstances. Emergency appointment arranged for following day, attended and was treated with courtesy, respect and empathy. Saw Dr Vera who carried out necessary emergency treatment to alleviate the pain, which turned out to be pulpitis. Highly recommended for anyone suffering severe dental pain. Will be going back for normal dental care from now. Thanks again Dr Vera and CHERRYBANK. 🙏read more
Paul Ramsay
Paul R.
Calm and relaxed atmosphere for patients like me who are nervous. My implant dentist Nik, is exceptionally knowledgeable in this field and he provided me with lots of information, regarding my treatment, the aftercare from the surgery and the end result. I really can't recommend Cherrybank enough, they are really excellent.read more
kateryna Liddle
kateryna L.
Cherry Bank dental is next level cosmetic dentistry. All members of staff are all excellent at their jobs. The results are simply stunning.I felt so listened to.I felt cared for.The work was 100% pain freeI was blown away by the whole process. From my initial meeting - where my concerns were patiently talked through, and my expectations were exceeded - to the final results.Chris is an absolute perfectionist. He isn’t happy until you are happy.You get the “Trial Smile”. Which I loved. This is an acrylic version of your final veneers. You live with the temporaries for 2 weeks, which is excellent as you have time to really understand and decide if you want to make any changes to these. Don’t worry though, the temporaries are gorgeous too, and very secure.Chris will add and take away from these temporaries until you are happy. Then the final veneers are ordered. These are EXACTLY what you ask for.The final veneers are beautiful. They sparkle like real teeth. They are colour variated like real teeth, and they have ridges like real teeth. You will be so happy with the results. Chris is so talented.I hardly smiled st sll before. Now, I am smiling all the time.Marta is wonderful too. So kind, gentle, and caring. Chris and Marta are the dream team of dentistry. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️read more
R B
R B
Cherrybank Dental Spa provides exceptional dental care in a relaxing, spa-like environment. The staff are friendly, professional, and attentive to your needs. From routine cleanings to cosmetic procedures, they deliver top-notch service with a smile. Chris , Lauren and their teams are who I see for my treatments are truly fantastic . Highly recommended for a stress-free dental experience.read more
L E
L E
The best dental practice on every level that I have ever experienced in my 54 years. Their work, warmth and support has been life changing.completely transformation ☝️
Imogen Gardner
Imogen G.
After a long time of not visiting a dentist, I decided to put my trust in Cheery Bank Dental.I can confidently say that I have not been disappointed. My dentist Chris McCrudden and dental nurse Marta have always ensured that I was involved in the process and always took my opinion into consideration. There was such a wide variety of treatments to choose from and Chris suggested the porcelain veneers. I trusted his judgment and I am really glad I did. The process was really smooth, fast and pain free which was my biggest fear. If you are looking for any treatments, I most definitely recommend Cherry Bank Dental. You will not be disappointed. Thank you so much for everything and the confidence you have gave me. I have not stopped smiling since.read more
Beata Dziamecka
Beata D.
Superb ! John was absolutely brilliant 👏 extremely kind, communicative as professional.I am delighted with the treatment, I look forward to my appointment in January.
A C
A C
Are you thinking about finally overcoming your fear of going to the dentist? Are you desperatly in need of long overdue dental treatment? Have you been told by an NHS dentist that certain dental treatments will not be considered even if you were prepared to pay for it? If yes, I highly recommend to contact Cherrybank's friendly and helpful reception. Their receptionist listened well to any of my concerns and found the perfect person for me to start my dental journey with. After filling out a small questionnaire about my dental situation and my desired results, I was scheduled to meet Tammy, Cherrybank's Smile Advisor. On my first visit with her she was very well prepared and knew all the details about me which I have provided via the questionnaire without having to look at it during our appointment. She ensured me that my perfect smile can most definitely be achieved within a few months. She made me feel understood, cared for and at ease. After meeting Tammy a few more times to discuss potential cost of treatment and to allow me to ask any questions I had on my mind, she recommended Chris McCrudden to me. She stated that he is a true perfectionist and very good with nervous patients.On my first visit with dentist Chris and dental nurse Marta, both made me feel very comfortable. Together we crafted a perfect plan for the next months to come and discussed the final price. They recommended visiting their lovely dental hygiene team first, who gave me a professional clean and provided me with valuable information, tips and tricks on how to keep my new smile clean and healthy.On my next appointments, Chris and Marta continued with the previously crafted treatment plan. Both were very well prepared at all times and made me feel at ease. I didn't feel nervous. Their attention to detail, calming way and caring abilities were exceptional. The provided cosy blanket and stress balls were amazing and helped me during each appointment. I was also able to use my own headphones listening to music, which made the time fly by so much quicker. At no time did I experience any pain or discomfort during treatment. I also loved that Tammy checked in with me every now and then to see how I was doing. Now, 7 months after contacting Cherrybank for the first time, I can say that this has been the best dental experience I've ever had. It was worth every penny!I highly recommend everyone mentioned in this review. Thank you for your excellent service, kindness and professionalism throughout my journey.read more
Ramona Schubert
Ramona S.
Just wanted to say a BIG thank you to Sophia James fx for handling the trading of my account.Your professionalism, genuine kindness and bluntness at times when I needed to face reality are what made me progress.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I invested $900 and got $5028.93 in a week. I only wish I had known about you earlier from the first moment I decided to trade. Nevertheless, I am grateful!contact her viaEmail: sophiajames0122@gmail.comWhatsApp Number: +1 (707) 559-8033read more
Kamow Thaks
Kamow T.
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.
Yone and the accompanying nurse were brilliant. I have a massive phobia surrounding going to the dentist and for the first time in my life I was made to feel comfortable. Couldn’t get better
jamie smith
jamie S.
I can't recommend this practice enough. I'm phobic of dentistry- for good reasons. However, the whole team and environment put me at ease. My dentist Chris had an almost miraculous ability to inspire total confidence in him. I really appreciated being treated without judgement, total respect and a bit of well placed humour! I need a lot of work doing. All my options were explained very clearly, the prices laid out, and I can see a bright light at the end of the tunnel. I'm not easy to win over, being an ex-nurse. But also, as an ex-nurse, I know when I meet highly competent health professionals. I now have total confidence in a dentist for the first time in my life.read more
Jo Nash
Jo N.
I loved my pain free hygiene treatment with Kirsty and Grainne! They were so welcoming and looked after me well. Definitely recommend Cherrybank to all 👌🏽
Abdul Ahmad
Abdul A.
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.
I have very sensitive teeth & my last dentist would not give me any numbing injections ?? so when my teeth were being cleaned it was really painful, so hence why I took myself to Cherrybank Dental Practice, everything is pain free, they even apply numbing cream so you don't even feel the injections going into your gums, so it's a win win for me.read more
Susu
Susu
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.
Cherrybank has been pretty much excellent from start to finish. Operationally in terms of appointments, reminders etc but most importantly in respect of the treatment itself from treatment plan to completing the work. I hated, hated the dentist - this experience may just have changed my mind. Expensive, yes, but you get what pay for. Staff extremely professional and so far really pleased with the results (follow up check in 3 weeks).read more
Michael L
Michael L
I cannot stress how good my experience has been here. The staff are lovely and they're great professionals. I was not at my best (I had health anxiety) and they did everything they could to help me. I really felt they were listening and caring about me. I have tried other clinics in Edinburgh but they're far from what I'm describing here. I highly recommend this place. I wouldn't go anywhere else.Thank you very much!read more
Elena Romera Ruiz
Elena Romera R.
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.
A great deal of care was taken to create a relaxing and pain free appointment. Lauren was my excellent hygenist, with Sophia assisting her. Rona and Leah fantastic on reception - they all helped to make this a positive experience. Thank you!
Clare Cockburn
Clare C.
It's always such a pleasure to come here. The office is impeccably clean, and the waiting room is very comfortable. But what really matters is the quality of the service and care I've received here, and it's been excellent.
Karen Seiger
Karen S.
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.

Cherrybank Dental Spa

Cherrybank Dental Spa, 94 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR, Scotland

Providing *Pain Free Dentistry In Edinburgh

Telephone: 0131 550 1600

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