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Welcome to {my}dentist, South Lawn Terrace, Exeter Dentist located in Exeter

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Opening times

08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
09:00 - 14:00
Sunday Closed


Telephone: 01392 424555
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South Lawn Terrace, Exeter, EX1 2SN.

About {my}dentist, South Lawn Terrace, Exeter

Welcome to {my}dentist South Lawn Terrace, Exeter. We cover a variety of NHS, private and {my}options treatment plans including taking home teeth whitening, dentures and hygiene appointments. We have 8 clinicians in practice, including Dr Simona Nitulescu who is qualified in providing Six Month Smiles and Dr Anthony Ihimekpen delivering Invisalign, both options are short term orthodontic treatment which helps to improve mild to moderate dental misalignments. Travelling by bus? We are a 30 second walk from a bus stop along the A bus route or a 12 minute walk from Polsloe train station if you are travelling by train. We are situated next to a doctors surgery and a school, with parking restrictions between 10 – 4pm. If you have any questions or would like to book in for a consultation the team would love to hear from you. We welcome all patients to our practice and ensure all individuals are treated with the utmost care and attention from our highly skilled staff. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Please note that due to the remaining Covid safety procedures we still have fewer appointments available than before the pandemic. Our practice teams across the country are working hard to fit everyone in as quickly and as safely as possible, including those who need urgent dental help and people who want to schedule their regular check-ups. Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to support you and please continue to be kind to our teams.

Protective measures in practice
Our first priority is always the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues. We have made some changes in our practices to ensure your safety. Please read our safety information ahead of your next visit

Click here to read our guide to Managing dental problems at home during Covid-19 Patient safety - What a visit to us will be like during Covid-19

Practice facilities

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What our patients say

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Always nervous going to see my dentist, but the staff are so friendly and my dentist Anca Cavaci always makes sure I am comfortable and at ease."

    Reviewed on 31/07/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Could not be more happy with my emergency appointment, everybody was lovely and informative, especially the nurse who was fantastic, kept me at ease even when i got a bit shaky! There were able to temporarily fix the problem and explained what to do long term. Brilliant from start to finish, thank you."

    Reviewed on 18/08/2018

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Excellent service . Reception Staff great.My dentist and her nurse were first class. Thank you all."

    Reviewed on 14/02/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Had my appointment today for a filling . The nurse and dentist put me on ease as I'm very scared of dentist .All the stuff are friendly .Deffinitly will recomand to anyone"

    Reviewed on 27/06/2019

  • NHS Choices 5 out of 5

    "I have been using the Heavitree dental practice for many years and have received various forms of treatment. I have been impressed by the efficiency of the staff in general and by the hard work and professionalism of my dentist in particular."

    Reviewed on 19/04/2019

  • NHS Choices 5 out of 5

    "I have been with the practice since I moved to Exeter 12 years ago and in all of that time I have had nothing but excellent treatment. I had a check-up this morning and only had to wait a few minutes beyond the appointment time. (Sometimes however the wait can be a lot longer!) I have been fortunate that in all my time with you, I have never required any treatment save the occasional scale and polish. This usually means my time in the chair isn't too long. This morning has to have been the quickest yet, no more than 60 seconds in the chair, took less than 4 minutes from the waiting room back to reception. My only complaint is that this fleeting visit cost me over £20. Lucky you don't charge per hour!"

    Reviewed on 19/04/2018

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "professional,caring and reliable. cant fault them."

    Reviewed on 04/02/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Very friendly staff and good service. Definitely will recommend friends and family."

    Reviewed on 27/06/2019

  • NHS Choices 5 out of 5

    "Visited the dental practice to get my daughter's tooth filling done as we could'd do it with our previous dentist due to his lack of understanding of how to treat a child with fears of the dentist. Now is all sorted and my daughter is very happy that she had the filling done with no pain. So well done to the staff and also we all registered with the Practice."

    Reviewed on 27/10/2018

  • NHS Choices 5 out of 5

    "Wehave been with this practice for many years and have nothing but praise for our Dentist and their Nurse,the receptionists have also always tried to accommodate us according to the problem.Well done everyone ,and thankyou."

    Reviewed on 03/10/2017

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Our treatments and costs

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  • Private dentistry

NHS treatments and costs

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{my}options - affordable private treatment

{my}options is unique to mydentist. Whether you want a check-up, an urgent appointment, treatment or even a complete smile makeover, you can get the smile you have always dreamed of at a price you can afford. With a range of early morning, evening and weekend appointments you can be seen at a time that suits you. With {my}options, you’ll have priority appointments when you need them most, and no long waiting lists.

  • No long waiting lists
  • Flexible appointment times

There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our patients and team members

Due to increased level of personal protective equipment (PPE) there is a supplement charge for private treatments.
The cost will be £5 per appointment.

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There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our patients and team members

Due to increased level of personal protective equipment (PPE) there is a supplement charge for private treatments.
The cost will be £5 per appointment.

Meet the team at {my}dentist, South Lawn Terrace, Exeter

Your clinicians

  • Dr.Anca Covaci Qualified from: DMD Oradea, 2005 GDC No: 195616
    Anca has started her dental career as an intern in a dental practice in Romania. After graduation in 2004 she started working as a General Dentist in her private practice in Romania for several years. She has been with us since 2011 when she moved to Exeter. With more than 15 years’ experience in working with adults and children’s, Anca has become a noted member of our practice. With a special interest in aesthetics dentistry, Anca 's philosophy in life is a smile can go a long way, therefore she has made a goal in improving patients smile. She enjoys baking and lots of outdoor activities.
  • Dr.Anthony Thomas Ihimekpen Qualified from: BDS England, 2016 GDC No: 264604
    Anthony trained as a dentist whilst he worked as a university lecturer and within the cellular pathology speciality within the NHS as a biomedical scientist. After qualifying Anthony developed an interest cosmetic dentistry, particularly teeth straightening with Invisalign and composite bonding. He has now provided many successful treatments in the practice. Anthony is currently a Dental Trainer for newly qualified dentists and is a member of various dental associations. Anthony started work with us in 2018 as a private dentist. He has a calm and reassuring approach with patients. Outside dentistry, he enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with his family.
  • Dr.Manuela Bejnariu Qualified from: DMD Tirgu Mures, 1991 GDC No: 157903
    Manuela has been a dentist from 1991 and qualified as a specialist in General Dentistry in 2004 . Manuela gained competency in Laser Dentistry in Romania, Facial Aesthetics in Romania and in the UK and she has a great interest in providing treatment for complex cases and cosmetic dentistry. Her continuous training and joy of working as a dentist materialised in her private practice back home and her children choosing same profession and becoming specialists themselves. She has been working in UK since 2009, in many different practices and as a locum and same year she started to work in Heavitree Dental Centre. She loves to read, travel and especially enjoying time spent with her beautiful family.
  • Dr.Nerea Del Blanco Qualified from: Lic Odont Madrid,Spain, 2003 GDC No: 83027
    Nerea Garcia del Blanco graduated from the European University Madrid in 2003 and immediately immersed herself into her chosen profession. She invested a year working in her private family practice developing her skills as a general dentist and performing minor oral surgery. Nerea moved to the UK in July 2004. From her very first day as a dentist in the UK until the present, she has been working at Heavitree School House. Nerea is very approachable, and beyond the technical aspects of dentistry, enjoys the rapport she has built with her patients. She is an avid student of dentistry continuing to stay updated on the latest techniques. She has given back to the dental profession as demonstrated by her commitment to mentoring several early-career dentists and her having trained multiple dental nurses. Nerea prides herself on being a safe pair of hands that always looks out for her patients’ interest above all. Her wealth of experience and calm demeanour means that patients can be sure that their experience will be as pleasant and comfortable as possible. In her private life she is married and has two sons, and she enjoys cooking, reading and a good laugh with friends.
  • Dr.Simona Nitulescu Qualified from: Iasi Romania, 1998 GDC No: 118219
    Simona qualified as a Dental Surgeon in 1998. After qualification she worked for 10 years in a private practice, then in a mixed Private/NHS practice. Simona has more than 20 years’ experience in General and Cosmetic dentistry providing a full range if Safe and Advanced cosmetic treatments. She is qualified in providing of six month smile- quick orthodontic system. This will help you with mild to moderate dental misalignments. Since 2014 Simona has gained interest in facial and body aesthetics. She was trained with Faculty of General Practice-Facial Aesthetics Masterclass and attended courses with different clinicians including Harley Street, London for facial aesthetics. Treatments include wrinkle reduction, dermal fillers and non-surgical face lifting. Simona is a very optimistic person. She will try to help you in the best way and she will give all of her time to make you feel good.
  • Mr.Ibrahim Sawo Qualified from: Dip Dent Hygiene Lond,United Kingdom, 2010 GDC No: 109923
    My name is Ibrahim Sawo. I attended Queen Mary University of London where I studied NVQ Level III Oral health care from 2003 to 2005. I worked for the NHS from 2005 to 2008. From September 2008 to December 2010 I studied and trained as a dental hygienist at the University college London at the Eastman Dental hospital where I qualified as a Dental hygienist. I started working for {my}dentist in Exeter in 2011 and has since continue to do so. My hobbies include watching football, although I don’t play it myself, having time with my family and travelling
  • Ms.Pauline Debenham (Hygienist) Qualified from: CEB Cert in Dent Hygiene UK, 1979 GDC No: 1817
    Pauline qualified with a CEB Certificate in Dental Hygiene at Guys Dental Hospital London in 1979. She has been happily working and treating patients at {my}dentist Heavitree since 2005. Pauline sees a mixture of Denplan and Private patients for their hygiene treatments. She really enjoys educating and helping patients about their specific oral hygiene care and needs and getting them the beautiful smile, they deserve. She is married with three grown up children and two grandchildren so far! She loves to travel, especially visiting countries around the world on cruise ships. She also enjoys walking her Staffordshire Bull Terrier Frankie around the beautiful Devon countryside and beaches.
  • Dr.Ana Keogh Correia Qualified from: LMD Portugal, 2007 GDC No: 124404

Dental professionals must be registered with the GDC and meet high standards. Find us on the register: www.gdc-uk.org

Last updated: Tuesday, 09 November 2021