Oban Dental Clinic

Oban Dental Access Centre, Lorn and Islands Hospital , Glengallan Road, Oban , PA34 4HH

01631 571 125



Oban Dental Clinic is situated in a superb, purpose built state of the art facility adjoining the Lorn and Islands Hospital, less than half mile from Oban town centre. Oban Dental Clinic is a fully compliant facility with lift access, three surgeries and two dedicated decontamination facilities offering a bespoke centre for the delivery of all aspects of NHS dentistry to the people of Oban and surrounding areas. In addition, the clinic will offer a full range of private treatments, where appropriate, and will include a dedicated dental implant clinic offering all aspects of dental implantology. The clinic is extremely well served by local public transport and has plentiful parking for those travelling by car.  


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Contact Info

  • Opening Times

  • Monday: 9:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED

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Meet the team

  • team member

    John Cairns

    John graduated from Glasgow University in 1965. He worked in London then in Slough Berks and Gerrards Cross Bucks in both NHS and private practices. In 2003 he returned to Scotland and worked in his own practices in Dundee and Monifieth Angus. He is now a member of the team at Oban Dental Clinic helping patients enjoy their dental experience. GDC Reg.No. 40410

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    Dr Luca Paolo Piroddi

    Luca Paolo qualified from Alma Mater Studiorum – Bologna University with full marks and honours in 2013. Since then he has worked in the UK and Italy, mainly as a private dentist and then passed the Australian Dental Council exam in London in 2015. Luca follows international updates and believes that on-going international education adds value to daily dental practice. The interest in dental materials and aesthetics keeps him hugely motivated. Luca’s GDC registration number is 255028. He is also registered with the Ordine dei Medici Chirurghi e degli Odontoiatri della provincia di Ravenna (registration number 361).

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    Dr Philip Friel

    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. Philip is a member of a number of key professional organisations and is registered with the General Dental Council with the registration number: 77637.

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    Hayley Oldham

    Graduated from Aberdeen University with a BSc in Psychology (2008) After realising a passion for dentistry, completed BSc Oral Science (2016). Works closely with the Dentists to provide hygiene and restorative treatment to adults and children. Has also completed a counselling course, which along with the psychological insight, helps provides a comfortable atmosphere for patients. Particularly interested in educating patients in the importance of oral health and how to maintain this. Outside of work, enjoy travelling and socialising with family and friends. GDC number 264668.

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    Karina is our trainee dental nurse in Oban Dental Clinic. It takes great commitment and dedication to embark on a 2 year training programme to become a qualified dental nurse. Karina is enthusiastically under going mentor training and is a fantastic asset to the team, both now and in terms of her potential promise for the future.

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    Jade is our dental receptionist at the SDC Group Oban Clinic. Jade relocated to the Oban area fairly recently and took over the role of receptionist of the clinic. Jade is the first point of contact for those calling or visiting the clinic and ensures first class and efficient levels of service for all of our patients. This enables us to facilitate the specific dental care of our patients.

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    Rhona is a qualified dental nurse and our longest serving member of staff at Oban Dental Clinic. Rhona is massively enthusiastic in her role ensuring that the patients under her care are as relaxed, informed and comfortable as possible.

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    Lauren is a qualified dental nurse who assists our dentists in the full range of dental treatments carried out in the clinic. In addition, she has undergone training in dental implant nursing. Lauren is highly efficient and has a relaxed demeanour which contributes to the relaxed atmosphere in the clinic.

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