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Cancellation Policy


This policy is in place to avoid scheduling problems, allowing us to schedule in patients who may be in urgent need of care. This allows us to continue giving dental treatment without interference for all our patients.

  • If your appointment time has become inconvenient for you, we are happy to cancel or change this with at least 24 hours notice.
  • Failure to provide us with 24 hours advance notice or failure to attend will incur a charge of £15 for every 15 minutes of appointment time.
  • This charge will need to be paid before any future appointments are scheduled.
  • If you miss more than 2 appointments, we may no longer be able to offer you treatment
Sunday, 01 November 2020 23:34

NHS 24 | Guide to Dental Services

Wednesday, 04 November 2020 23:27

A Letter to Patients from Chief of Dentistry

A "letter to patients" from the chief of dentistry- NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

The Scottish Government have advised that ‘Urgent’ AGP’s (Aerosol-Generating Procedures) can begin within dental practices.

We are preparing for the provision of urgent AGP’s, with staff having appropriate training and being fit-tested with the correct PPE for both our and our patient’s safety.

Monday, 13 April 2020 10:45

Hand Hygiene Routine

Please check out the following infographic on procedure for hand cleaning

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 13:53

Cookie Policy

Cookies Policy

Last updated: January 01, 2019

Anniesland Essential Dental Care ("us", "we", or "our") uses cookies on the website (the "Service"). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent to your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

How Anniesland Essential Dental Care uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To enable certain functions of the Service

  • To provide analytics

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:

  • Essential cookies. We may use cookies to remember information that changes the way the Service behaves or looks, such as a user's language preference on the Service.

  • Analytics cookies. We may use analytics cookies to track information how the Service is used so that we can make improvements. We may also use analytics cookies to test new advertisements, pages, features or new functionality of the Service to see how our users react to them.

Third-party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Where can you find more information about cookies

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 01:05

Complaints Resolution Policy

At Anniesland Essential Dental Care our aim is to give the best possible care and treatment to our patients. All feedback, comments, concerns and complaints about our services are encouraged and welcomed from our patients and are viewed as a positive way of looking at what we do and making changes to improve our service to you.

Feedback and Complaints Officers

The practice Feedback and Complaints Officers are is Mr. H. Halavat-Kar (Practice Principal) and Mrs M. Motamed (Practice Manager), Anniesland Essential Dental Care , 972-974 Crow Road, Glasgow G13 1JN, Tel: 0141 959 4163, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They are responsible for the management and handling of feedback, comments, concerns and complaints and for seeing complaints through to resolution.

Feedback, Comments and Concerns

Our patients have the right to give feedback, make comments and express concerns, which we encourage to be expressed by using one of the following methods:

  • in person
  • by telephone
  • online
  • in writing, or
  • by using the practice suggestion box.

We also employ a patient survey/questionnaire to monitor our service. Our aim is to sort out any concerns patients may have on the spot, however if this is not possible, you have the opportunity to speak to an appropriate member of staff or the practice’s Feedback and Complaints Officer, especially if the views expressed should be dealt with as a complaint (see below). Feedback from patients will be documented, reviewed and discussed at practice meetings and used to improve the services we provide.

Complaints about NHS Treatment

Our patients have the right to make complaints about

  • the NHS care or treatment they have had or are having at the practice
  • the practice services or facilities
  • a member of staff
  • how services in the local area are organised if this has affected their care or treatment.

Patients cannot make a complaint:

  • about anything they are taking legal action about. NB: we always offer to resolve a complaint through the complaints procedure before legal action commences.
  • to request a second opinion in respect of care or treatment
  • about a previously conducted complaint, or a request to have a complaint reconsidered where we have already given a final decision.

Anyone such as a parent, guardian, carer, relative, friend or MSP may raise a complaint on behalf of a patient, provided they have the patient’s permission to do so. Situations where consent or permission from the patient may not be needed could be if the complaint is on behalf of a child, or if the patient is not able to make this complaint themselves or are unable to provide consent. 

Complaints must normally be made within 6 months of the event the patient wants to complain about, or the patient finding out that he/she has reason to complain, but no longer than 12 months after the event itself.

In exceptional circumstances, we may be able to accept a complaint after the time limit. If a patient feels the time limit should not apply to their complaint they will need to tell us why. If we decide that, because of the time that has passed since the incident occurred, we cannot consider the complaint, the patient can ask the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) to review our decision.

Patients can complain to the practice in person, by phone, or in writing. If the patient intends to e-mail or fax their complaint, please be advised that other people may be able to see their personal information.

If you wish not to complain directly to the practice, details of the practice’s complaints procedure and the contact details of the practice’s Feedback and Complaints Officer, Greater Glasgow and Clyde Feedback and Complaints Team and the Patient Advice and Support Service (PASS) are provided on a poster in the waiting room as well as below.

Complaining on behalf of a patient

Someone can make a complaint on behalf of a patient where they:

  • Have the patient’s consent to complain - we may require this in writing;
  • Are a parent, guardian or main carer of a child and the child is not mature enough to understand how to complain;
  • Have a welfare power of attorney or a welfare guardianship order for someone who cannot make decisions for themselves, and the order specifies that they have the power to make a complaint about healthcare;
  • Are a relative of, or had a relationship with, a patient who has died and they are concerned about how their relative was treated before they died; or
  • Are acting as an advocate for the patient.

Complaints Procedure

We aim to deal with all complaints promptly, courteously and efficiently and preferably on-the-spot. If complaints cannot be dealt with on-the-spot, we have a two-stage complaints handling procedure:

  • Stage 1: Early Stage resolution
  • Stage 2: Investigation

We will always consider if a complaint can be dealt with at Stage 1. However, if we think the complaint is too complex or serious and clearly needs to be investigated, we will go straight to Stage 2. Patients also have the right to ask for an Investigation (without going through Stage 1).

Complaints about private treatment

We follow the same complaints procedure for complaints about private treatment. However, if you require help with making a complaint, or if you are not satisfied with our response to their complaint, the Dental Complaints Service (a department of the General Dental Council) offers a complaints resolution service for private dental patients and dentists (see Contacts).

Change of mind

Patients can change their mind about making a complaint at any time. They can do this in writing or by phone.

If you are still not happy with our response to your complaint

If you are still not happy with our response, or if you are not happy with the way we are dealing with your complaint, e.g. if you think we are taking too long, you can ask the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) to consider your complaint further.

We hope that you will use our Practice Complaints Procedure. We believe this will provide the best chance of resolving the complaint, and an opportunity for us to improve our practice to prevent the same complaint being repeated.

If you feel that you are dissatisfied with the results of our investigation, or wish to make your complaint outside the local resolution procedures, then the complaint may be taken to:

Patient Advice and Support Service

available via Citizens Advice Scotland.

NHS Inform

Helpline 0800 22 44 88 (textphone 18001 0800 22 44 88);; the Looking Local iPhone app; NHSScotland’s Digital TV Service (Sky and Virgin Media).

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Feedback and Complaints Manager:

Complaint Officer, JB Russell House, Gartnavel Royal Hospital Campus, 1055 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0XH, Tel: 0141 201 4550

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO)

Bridgeside House, 99 McDonald Road, Edinburgh EH7 4NS
Tel.: 0800 377 7330
Open from 9.00am – 5.00pm (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri), from 10.00am – 5.00pm (Tue)

General Dental Services (for complaints about private treatment)

Dental Complaints Service
Stephenson House
2 Cherry Orchard Road
Tel.: 08456 120 540 at local rate (Mon-Fri, 9.00am – 5.00pm)
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Saturday, 17 December 2016 01:09

Welcome to Anniesland Essential Dental Care

Welcome to Anniesland Essential Dental Care Practice

A Modern, Bright & Family Friendly NHS Dental Practice

Come along to our new and family friendly NHS dental practice. We are providing the full range of essential dental care to NHS and private patients in Anniesland and surrounding community. We welcome you to come and register with us for dental care and treatment.

  • Full range of NHS Services available & dental check-up is free
  • Private treatment available
  • Bright, modern & welcoming environment.

If you would like to arrange an appointment or require any further information, please call 0141 959 4163 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Your Friendly Dental Care Reception Area Kid's Corner

Friday, 16 December 2016 20:19


Crowns are an ideal way to repair teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.

A crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for example:

  • you may have a discoloured filling and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth
  • you may have had a root filling and need a crown to protect what is left of the tooth
  • it may help to hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.

What is a crown made of?

Crowns can be made of a variety of different materials and new materials are continually being introduced. Some of the most popular options are listed below.

  • Porcelain bonded to precious metal: this is what most crowns are made from. A precious metal base is made and then porcelain is applied in layers over it.
  • Porcelain: these crowns are made entirely out of porcelain and are not as strong as bonded crowns. But they can look very natural and are most often used for front teeth.
  • Ceramic: this modern technique offers a metal-free alternative, which can give the strength of a bonded crown and the appearance of a porcelain crown. Therefore it is suitable for use in all areas of the mouth.
  • Glass: these crowns look very natural and can be used anywhere in the mouth.
  • Gold-alloy crowns: gold is one of the oldest filling materials. Today it is used with other metal alloys to increase its strength, which makes it very hard-wearing. These crowns are silver or gold in colour.
Friday, 16 December 2016 12:43

White Fillings

Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths.
Nowadays fillings can be natural looking. Many people are more conscious about the way they look, so they don't want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile.

Are white fillings expensive?

Costs can vary quite a lot from dentist to dentist. They usually depend on the size and type of white filling used and the time it takes to complete the treatment. Costs may also vary from region to region, but your dental team will be able to give you an idea of the cost before you agree to treatment.

Are white fillings as good as silver amalgam fillings?

White fillings have always been considered less long-lasting than silver amalgam fillings. But there are now new materials available that are comparable to silver amalgam, and these are proving to be very successful. The life expectancy of a white filling can depend greatly on where it is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite. Your dental team can advise you on how long your fillings should last.

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