About Corstorphine Dental Centre
- We register new NHS patients
- High quality NHS and Private dentistry
- Free on street parking
We are an established family friendly dental practice that has been offering NHS and Private dental care to the local community of Corstorphine and the people of Edinburgh for several years. The practice previously known as Hogg Combes and Ritchie Dental Practice has been under the new ownership of Corstorphine Dental Centre since April 2016.
We are committed to providing you with a high standard of professional care using modern dental equipment and techniques in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Corstorphine Dental Centre provide the full range of dental treatment under NHS and also affordable Private dental care.
We also offer hygienist appointments, dental implants and orthodontics.
We currently accept New NHS patients!
All our NHS patients receive a free examination under the NHS. Our dentists will carry out a thorough clinical examination of your teeth and gums in order to diagnose any decays, cavities or the presence of gum disease. They will also carry out a soft tissues examination of your mouth to ensure that we detect oral cancer at an early stage and refer you to the appropriate specialist for further investigation without any delay.
Should you require any dental treatment such as fillings, crowns, root canal treatments, dentures, bridges, veneers etc. the dentist will explain to you what is needed and will give you different options and the associated cost. In dentistry every different option has advantages and disadvantages and also every case is different. However, our dentists will explain to you the options with their pros and cons and will make a decision with you as to how you want to proceed. Once you have agreed with the dentist on the treatment plan, then a printed estimate will be given to you with the costs involved. Please ask for an estimate if we do not give you one. Also, we will inform you if for any reason the treatment plan has to be amended and therefore the cost will be different.
If you do not require any further treatment, your dentist will recommend when you should next come in for a check-up. It is commonly recommended that you have a dental check-up every six months although all patients vary, with some requiring more frequent check-ups and some not needing them so often. You should follow your dentist’s recommendation to ensure your teeth stay healthy.
Free NHS services for qualifying patients
You may be exempt from paying NHS charges if :
- You are under 18 years of age
- You are 18 years of age and in full-time education
- You are pregnant
- You have had a baby in the last 12 months
- You or your partner receive Income support, Income related Employment Support Allowance or Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- You or your partner hold a current NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate
- You or your partner receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- You or your partner receive Universal Credit
If you are unsure if you need to pay for treatment, please talk to the practice team, and bring any relevant documentation with you to your first appointment.
If you need to be seen urgently please phone the surgery for advice. If treatment is essential, we will do our best to arrange it within 24 hours. For emergencies out of hours please call NHS 24 on 111.
Access to the practice
All of our surgeries are on the ground floor and can be accessed without the use of stairs. There is a ramp at the main entrance of the practice for disabled access. Our patient toilet is also equipped with disabled facilities.
Meet the team
Thomas Murphy BDS
Qualified from the National University of Ireland (Cork) with honours in June 2013.
Moved to Scotland in August 2013 and did a year of further training in Dunfermline before settling in Edinburgh.
Enjoys all the challenges of general dentistry but has a special interest in emergency dentistry and also holds a post in the out of hours emergency dental centre in Edinburgh.
Outside of dentistry Thomas enjoys socialising and keeping fit but finds it difficult to turn down a steak pie.
Annette Robinson BDS
Annette qualified from Dundee Dental Hospital in 1987 and has worked as a dentist in general practice ever since. Annette has gained much valuable experience working in the South of England for 13 years then the last 15 years in Edinburgh and still enjoys the varied challenges of taking care of people’s oral health. She gains particular satisfaction from performing aesthetic dentistry and from treating anxious patients.
When weighing up different treatment plans she is guided by the instinct of “what would I do if this patient were one of my own family?” and always aims to do her very best for all her patients.
Annette provided maternity cover at the practice in 2014 and she is now delighted to have re-joined the team as a permanent member.
Dimitra Rafailidi DDS
Qualified from the University of Athens, Greece in 2007. Dimitra has worked in Scotland since 2009 at our sister practices in Whitburn and Dunfermline for several years.
Dimitra has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry such as ceramic crowns and veneers but she enjoys all aspects and challenges of general dentistry.
In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and reading.
Robert Hardy BDS
Qualified from Cardiff University in 2011 and has previously worked in Somerset before joining Corstorphine Dental Centre.
Robert enjoys cosmetic treatment and further dental education having gained the membership diploma of The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
Outside work, he is a keen runner and cyclist.
Julie Nowak BDS
Originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Julie firstly graduated from The University of Liverpool, with honours, in Physiology. She moved to Scotland to continue her studies and qualified as a dentist from The University of Glasgow in June 2013. Carried out one year vocational dental training in Aviemore before settling in Edinburgh and working as an associate dentist since then.
Enjoys all the challenges of general dentistry but has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry.
Outside of dentistry, Julie enjoys socialising and currently plays for a local Edinburgh hockey team.
Philip Byrne BDS
Philip obtained his Degree in dentistry from Glasgow University in 2002.
He is one of the few Scottish dentists with a postgraduate qualification in dental implants, being awarded a Diploma in Implant Dentistry from Newcastle University in 2017. Newcastle is recognised as the 32nd Best Dental School in the World.
Philip places dental implants to replace single, multiple or a full set of teeth. He is a member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).
He is experienced in the management of anxious patients via IV Sedation and is a mentor for the 'Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry' (SAAD), helping to train other dentists in the safe use of IV sedation.
Previously, he worked at Leeds General Infirmary and Leeds Dental Institute treating patients with facial trauma and oral cancer.
Kostas Epitropakis DMD
Qualified from Dr Med Dent Semmelweis,Hungary in 1996 and subsequently obtained his M Orth degree from NRW, Germany in 2000.
Kostas has been working in Greece and Scotland ever since practicing private and NHS orthodontics. He is a member of the Greek Dental Association and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He enjoys all aspects of orthodontics especially the more complicated challenging cases. Kostas has great experience in orthodontics and a friendly approach with his patients.
Graduated from Cork University Dental School & Hospital in 2014, gaining her diploma in Dental Hygiene.
Miriam is very keen and has a special interest in preventative dental health & treating nervous patients.
Enjoys keeping fit, music & socializing with friends & colleagues.
Graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2016 with BSC (Hons) degree in Oral Health Sciences. Worked in Aberdeen after graduating and before moving back to Edinburgh. Charlotte enjoys motivating and educating patients, tailoring advice to each patients needs.
Outside of work she enjoys playing netball, badminton and socializing with friends.