Lochthorn Dental Clinic

Lochthorn Dental Clinic, Lochthorn Medical Centre , Edinburgh Road, , Dumfries, DG1 1TR

01387 255 563

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Lochthorn Dental Clinic is situated within Lochthorn Medical Centre – a purpose built facility based at Edinburgh Road, Dumfries. The centre offers a one stop service for all of your medical and dental needs, with an NHS medical practice, a private medical practice (including an aesthetic clinic), a complimentary medicine clinic and a pharmacy all under one roof. The dental clinic is a fully compliant facility with step-free access, two surgeries and dedicated decontamination facilities offering a bespoke centre for the delivery of all aspects of NHS dentistry to the people of Dumfries and the surrounding areas. In addition, the clinic offers a full range of private dental treatments, together with a dedicated dental implant clinic offering all aspects of dental implantology. The clinic is extremely well served by local public transport and has plentiful off-street parking for those travelling by car.


  • Lochthorn Dental Clinic


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  • Craig Long

    How was your welcome to the clinic?
    Really good

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    Were you relaxed during treatment?

    Would you recommend this dentist to your family?

    It was very clean and tidy. I liked how pleasant the staff were as it made me feel at ease.


Contact Info

  • Opening Times

  • Monday: 8:30am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED

01387 255 563



Meet the team

  • team member

    Dr Allan Matthews

    GDC: 244091

    Allan Matthews graduated from Glasgow Dental Hospital in 2013 and has since worked in busy NHS general practices in both Glasgow and Dumfries. With an affinity for managing anxious patients and a friendly attitude, Allan finds it extremely rewarding building trust with his patients for a long lasting, relaxed professional relationship. As a motivated individual and with a particular interest in surgical, restorative and cosmetic treatment, Allan strives to improve his skills and to provide as positive an experience as possible for his patients.

  • team member

    Dr Philip Friel

    GDC: 77637

    Philip’s professional career has resulted from a long held passion for the study of dentistry and especially cosmetic enhancement work. Having graduated from Glasgow University with degrees in anatomy (1998) and dental surgery (2000), he attained membership to the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2004. In 2009 he was awarded entry to Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow without examination. Philip has a particular interest in dental implantology, including bone grafting, immediate implant placement and loading together with soft tissue surgery and has completed years of focused implant training and ongoing personal development in the area to ensure he can offer the best possible standard of patient treatment and care. His strong commitment to continued education means he travels extensively to train with and learn from globally recognised pioneers and experts of advanced cosmetic and implant techniques. Philip has been actively involved with the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) UK since around 2005 and is the immediate Past President of the Association.

  • team member

    Amanda Kemp

    GDC: 245475

    Amanda qualified from Glasgow Caledonian University with a BSC in Oral Health Science in 2013. She works closely with our principle dentist to provide Hygiene and Restorative treatments for both adults and children. Amanda is extremely passionate about her job and prides herself on being gentle yet thorough. She gains particular satisfaction from working with nervous and anxious patients to help them relax during their time in surgery. Out with work Amanda enjoys travelling, being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

  • team member

    Sarah Thorburn

    I began my training to become a dental nurse in 2011. I achieved my City and Guilds National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in dental nursing ( Level 3 ) in January 2013. Since then, I have been working in general practice where I have enjoyed getting to know the patients whilst making them feel at ease. I am very excited about developing my skills and knowledge with the SDC Group.

  • team member

    Holly McMinn

    Holly was born and brought up in the local area, attending Lockerbie Academy before leaving to study in Glasgow and Dumfries. Holly is an extremely hard worker and her happy disposition helps patients feel relaxed in the clinic. Holly has joined the Lochthorn Dental Clinic team as a trainee dental nurse and we are delighted to have her on board.

  • team member

    Isla Woodburn

    Isla began her career as a trainee dental nurse in October 2016. She is an extremely enthusiastic individual who has great compassion for helping others and finds the process of learning about all aspects of dental health fascinating. She is looking forward to gaining her qualification in dental nursing which she is currently working towards and continuing to assist staff and look after patients at Lochthorn Dental Clinic.

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