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Experts in Complete Dental Health

Dental Express

Dental Care


About Dental Express

For over 30 years owner, Anne Saxby, has been providing the highest quality dentistry to the people of Portobello and the surrounding areas.  We are proud to still be a fully independent practice, with a dedicated focus on patient care and experience.  

Our fantastic team is made up of five full-time dentists and hygienists, supported by a full staff of qualified dental nurses and receptionists, providing patients with a friendly, professional and experienced approach to their complete dental health.


We believe that honesty is the best policy – there may be several routes to solving any one dental problem and we know that the patient’s wishes come first. We will always work with you to find a treatment route with which you are most comfortable, and our qualified dental healthcare professionals are happy to discuss any questions you may have.

Furthermore, at Dental Express we believe that prevention is the key to excellent dental health. We keep this in mind with all aspects of our work – whether performing fillings or just a simple check-up, we ensure our patients are fully informed about how to maintain their dental hygiene, or indeed any treatment they may have had done.

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Private & Cosmetic Services

At Dental Express we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of private & cosmetic dentistry services, to provide you with the perfect smile and dental wellbeing.  

Our range of services are shown below.  If you would like to book in for consultation or have any questions regarding any of the treatments, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be delighted to assist you.

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Doctor Check-Up

Dental Membership Plans

From  £21.67

We are delighted to offer both current and new patients the opportunity to become one of our independent plan patients, offering a simple and flexible way to pay for your private dental care as well as emergency cover anywhere in the UK or abroad.

We are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of dental care and service, and the introduction of our new dental plan service ensures that patients will have access to the latest technologies, techniques and materials whilst being able to spread the cost of routine dental appointments across the year, with a simple monthly payment. 

To learn more about our Dental Membership Plans please use the link below.

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NHS Patients

We are delighted to be an Edinburgh NHS dental practice, with the majority of our patients being registered under the NHS.

The NHS is a great service that is designed to make sure that everyone can receive the treatment they need, when they need it.

NHS dental fees are set by the government and not by the practice. These fees vary depending on the type of treatment that you require. Many patients may find that they are exempt from these NHS dental charges. Please visit the Scottish government’s NHS resources page to find out if you are eligible for exemptions.


While we are an NHS practice, we do however recognise that there are some situations where there may be a treatment option that you prefer, which is not covered by the NHS. As a general rule the NHS covers treatments relating to health and function, whereas private options, such as Invisalign or Veneers, are more aesthetically driven.  We will always be open, honest and transparent about all the treatments options available to you, allowing you to make an informed decision about which option you are most comfortable with.


If you have any questions about our range of NHS treatments, please do not hesitate to call us today on 0131 669 3333.

Please note:  We are unable to accept any new NHS patients at this time.


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