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Advanced oral health centre {my}dentist, The Ridgeway, Plympton NHS & Private dentist in Plymouth, PL7 2HJ

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Address: 153-155 The Ridgeway, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 2HJ.

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About {my}dentist, The Ridgeway, Plympton

Welcome to {my}dentist The Ridgeway, a 5-surgery practice in the Plympton area of Plymouth. You can find us opposite Specialist Vehicles with public transport links available in the form of Ridgeway Masonic Hall bus stop just down from the practice covering multiple bus routes in the area. There is no parking available onsite or around the practice however the Ridgeway Car Park is only a 6-minute walk away for those driving. We have a number of Clinicians available with special interests including short-term Orthodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics. Here at {my}dentist The Ridgeway we provide both NHS and Private treatments including our {my}options affordable private scheme that allows for flexible appointment times without the private price tag. Some of our available treatments include Invisalign and Six Month Smile teeth straightening, Teeth Whitening, Implants and Hygiene appointments. If you have any questions or would like to book in for a consultation the team would love to hear from you. We look forward to welcoming you into our practice soon.

You can get in touch with us using the details at the top of this page. Or if you are ready to speak to us, why not request an appointment here.

DENTAL CARE DURING COVID-19

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

  • Disabled access
  • Free wifi available

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Opening times

08:30 - 17:30
08:00 - 20:00
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

What our patients say

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "A very good dental surgery. Worth a visit. Pleasant and professional staff."

    Reviewed on 19/11/2021

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "After not going for a while and absolutely terrified, I joined this practice a few weeks ago and they have been incredible. Caroline, Jess and Anitha were all so friendly and helpful and did such a great job. I feel great about my teeth now and it's amazing how good it can make you feel. Everyone there, including the amazing reception staff, are very helpful and approachable. Great conversation too - from salsa dancing to the Hemsworth brothers!! They even managed to speed up the arrival of my teeth whitening kit because of my upcoming wedding which was just so helpful, and went out of their way to find appointments to fit in with work too. Thanks all! I would recommend anyone to go here. J :)"

    Reviewed on 04/08/2021

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Amazing practice with a friendly, welcoming & knowledge team ??????????"

    Reviewed on 27/04/2021

  • Google 4 out of 5

    "Terrific service, and great dentists. However £25 on top of filling, every time a visit is extortionate."

    Reviewed on 23/11/2020

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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.

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Affordable dentistry

Dental Care plan’s from only £7.75 per month

Our dental plan is designed with you in mind; covering all the costs of your regular check-ups and hygiene appointments, as well as offering a discount on any dental treatment you may require*.

Spread the cost of your routine dental care with our Dental Plan; the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

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*Discount applies to treatments provided by your dentist.

What are the benefits?

  1. Healthier teeth and gums
  2. Saves you money
  3. Spreads the cost
  4. Provides peace of mind with insurance included
  5. Exclusive discount on many treatments at the practice

Meet the team at {my}dentist, The Ridgeway, Plympton

Your clinicians

  • Dr.Ailie Monro Qualified from: London United Kingdom, 2001 GDC No: 79718
    Ailie graduated with BDS Honours from the university of London in 2001. Since 2001, she has spent her time in and around the Plymouth area where she had fallen in love with Dartmoor. Ailie has been at the Whitehouse since 2012, where she sees most of our young patients and families. She is a strong believer in prevention, and making a trip to visit us as fun as possible for all our children. Ailie has recently undertaken Invisalign Go! Training, and is now able to offer simple orthodontic treatment with clear braces. She is also able to provide a range of cosmetic treatments and particularly enjoys helping patients create the smile they have always wanted. Ailie is also a member of Denplan and {my}dentist Plan if you prefer to spread the costs of your dental care monthly. When not at work, Ailie can be found ferrying her 2 girls to various activities, chasing the dog around the woods or just relaxing with a good book!
  • Dr.Anitha Gnanavel Qualified from: BDS India, 2006 GDC No: 249489
    Anitha graduated from India in 2007 after which she did three years postgraduate study in Oral surgery, which she passed with honours receiving the university topper prize. In 2016, after successfully passing the overseas registration exams (ORE) and MFDS exam of Royal college of surgeons, Anitha joined us as part time Associate dentist. Anitha joined the Plympton Practice in June 2021 Currently Anitha works at Derriford Hospital and as MOS special care dentist at Nuffield dental clinic getting trained in Dental sedation. Anitha practices general dentistry, with special interest in Minor oral surgery that includes simple and complex extractions, surgical removal of retained roots, wisdom teeth and apicectomies. Anitha is also a certified Invisalign Go and Six Month Smile short term orthodontic provider. Anitha is a member of the British Dental Association, British Association of Oral Surgeons, and of the Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
  • Dr.Caroline Abernethy (Hygienist) Qualified from: CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene UK, 1988 GDC No: 3558
    Caroline has worked within the {my}dentist family since 2012 and settled in the Plympton Practice in 2016 enjoying the variety of work it provides. Caroline has been a Plymouth resident for over 30 years with 2 grown children. Her hobby list is quite extensive but has a real passion for Tennis which she has been playing since the age of 11 years old. In the field of Dentistry, Caroline spent her first 13 years in the Royal Navy and subsequently in Plymouth at various mixed Practices having an interest in Periodontal Disease. Caroline prides herself on being understanding to all her patient’s dental requirements. Caroline enjoys a chat but will always listen sympathetically, putting patients at ease.
  • Dr.Richard Aldridge (Dental Implant Surgeon) Qualified from: MFDS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2005 BDS Lond 2002 Eng, 2005 GDC No: 81086
    Richard qualified in 2002 from Guys hospital in London and later gained membership to the Royal College of surgeons in 2004. He moved to Plymouth in 2007 to be nearer the sea. The plan was to indulge his passion for scuba diving although 3 energetic dogs, and a daughter have somewhat got in the way of this. In 2007 he embarked on a number of courses aimed at improving his interest in cosmetic dentistry and facial anaesthetics. These included courses in wrinkle relaxing injection, facial fillers and chemical peels, Invisalign braces and Six month smiles. In 2014 Richard completed a course at the Eastman hospital in dental implants. This is shortly to be followed with a course in sinus lift procedures. Richard has been a regular in the Plymouth Herald featuring in both ‘ask the expert’ section and heading ‘drop a decade’ makeover team. Richard offers both routine dentistry to his regular list of patients together with an increasingly more cosmetic procedures and implant focused treatment plans for patients referred to him.
  • Dr.Sagar Ashok Karandikar Qualified from: BDS Mumbai 2003 Statutory Exam 2006 India, 2003 GDC No: 102587
    Dr Sagar Karandikar (BDS Mumbai) joined the company in 2006. He has worked as the Lead Clinician in our Estover Practice since 2014. Sagar joined Plympton Practice in June 2021. Sagar offers a wide range of private treatments such as cosmetic fillings, dentures, teeth whitening and teeth straightening treatments such as Clear Correct Dr Sagar has been offering Facial Aesthetics since 2011, helping patients with their appearance offering treatments such as wrinkle removal, lip fillers and dermal fillers As a hobby, Sagar is currently working towards an Open University Science Degree. This includes a wide range of subjects from astronomy to genetics and evolution.
  • Miss.Megan Kohler (Treatment co-ordinator) Qualified from: National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2021 UK, 2021 GDC No: 297157
    Megan is a qualified dental nurse and has worked within the NHS and Private sector. Megan joined the Plympton practice in 2019. From her experience in surgery she has built a passion for cosmetic dentistry such as smile-makeovers including ClearCorrect and whitening! Megan enjoys sharing her knowledge with patients by talking them through their treatment plans to make them feel at ease. To give our Patients the best experience possible, Megan has completed courses in Basic Dental Implants, Intraoral Scanning and Short-Term Ortho. In her spare time, Megan likes to explore new places and spend time with her family and friends.
  • Miss.Reshmi Khimji Qualified from: Grado en Odontologia University Alfonso X El Sabio 2018 Madrid, 2018 GDC No: 280770
    Reshmi, originally from Lancashire, has a BSc (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh and then went on to obtain her BDS Dentistry Degree from the European University of Madrid in 2018. After her studies abroad she move back to the UK and has since been enjoying the beauty of the South West. Reshmi joined the Plympton Team in 2020 and brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to her patient care. She is a firm believer in educating her patients on the tip and tricks to maintaining a healthy mouth, with a conservative approach to treatment. Reshmi is able to provide all your general dentistry needs, including cosmetic work. Outside of work, Reshmi's hobbies include live music and enjoying exploring coastal walks.
  • Mrs.Elizabeth Higgins (Hygienist) Qualified from: Dip Dent Hygiene University of Bristol United Kingdom, 2007 GDC No: 113528
    Liz graduated from Bristol University Dental Hospital in 2007 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene. She grew up in Plymouth and loves being close to the sea, so moved back to the area upon graduating. Liz has worked at the Whitehouse part-time since qualifying as well as other practices in the Plymouth area. She is passionate about her role and helping patients maintain all aspects of their oral care. She has a gentle touch, is kind and understanding and takes pride in her ability to build confidence in nervous patients. Outside work Liz enjoys running, keeping fit, swimming and walking her dog. She also has 2 young boys which keeps her very busy.
  • Ms.Emma Duncalf (Hygienist) Qualified from: BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy University of Plymouth 2020 UK, 2020 GDC No: 258573
    Emma has worked in dentistry since 2013, qualifying as a Dental Therapist & Dental Hygienist in 2020 and joined the {my}dentist team as a Hygienist in September 2021. Emma has grown up in Devon and enjoys activities such as horse riding, dog walking and surfing. Emma tailors her dental hygiene appointments and treatment plans to the individual person, from anxious patients, to patients that have never seen a dental hygienist before, to patients that have appointments every three months. Emma is passionate about providing her patients with the knowledge to empower them to take control of their oral health and overall wellbeing by working together to achieve their dental hygiene goals.

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

Dental implants at {my}dentist, The Ridgeway, Plympton

  • Do you find it difficult to eat your favourite foods, enjoy a juicy steak or bite an apple?
  • Are you embarrassed to smile, or do you suffer from confidence issues because of missing, broken or loose teeth?
  • Are your dentures loose and do you worry about them falling out?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions, dental implants could be right for you. Here at {my}dentist, The Ridgeway, Plympton our experienced dental implant surgeons can help you regain confidence in your smile with a permanent solution for any number of missing teeth.

What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a fixed solution for missing teeth that are the closest possible replacement for natural teeth. They involve one or more titanium screws being inserted into your jawbone to mimic a natural tooth root. Dental crowns are securely attached to these to fill the gaps in your mouth. Because dental implants are securely anchored in your jaw you’ll have the confidence to comfortably eat whatever you like.

The main benefits of dental implants:

  • Replace loose-fitting dentures
  • Maintain bone structure after tooth loss
  • Improve the appearance of your smile
  • Boost your confidence
  • Function and feel just like natural teeth
  • Improve chewing and speaking
  • Long term solution
  • High success rate

Dental implants are a well-established treatment for replacing missing teeth. As they are inserted directly into your jawbone they help prevent bone loss or movement of your remaining teeth, helping to maintain the structure of your face.

From £49.97 per month*

How much do implants cost?

At {my}dentist, The Ridgeway, Plympton implants start from just £49.97 per month* with affordable finance**, but your Treatment Co-Ordinator and Dental Implant surgeon will give you a full quote before the treatment commences based on your personal circumstances. We also offer flexible payment options and affordable finance**.

Why choose {my}dentist, The Ridgeway, Plympton

At {my}dentist, The Ridgeway, Plympton our experienced dental implant surgeons use the latest technology to make your dental implant journey as comfortable and convenient as possible in our safe, state of the art practice.

Intraoral scanner
The intraoral scanner replaces the need for taking messy impressions. Your clinician will use the scanner to create a highly accurate, 3D digital model of your mouth that aids the lab in creating surgical guides as well as crowns and bridges that exactly match the colour and shape of your original teeth.

CBCT Scanner
In many cases, implant patients will be required to have a CBCT scan to provide the dentist with vital information such as bone density and location of nerves and sinuses, and to help guide the placement of new implants. {my}dentist, The Ridgeway, Plympton has an in-practice CBCT machine, meaning that our patients have no need to travel elsewhere for their scans.

Your Treatment Co-ordinator

All dental implant patients are supported by a dedicated treatment co-ordinator, starting with your initial consultation. They will help you understand each stage of the implant process, what to expect, and discuss the various finance options available.

If you are interested in finding out more about implants, you can book a free consultation with one of our friendly Treatment Co-ordinators for a no obligation conversation about your options and to see if implants are the right choice for you.

Call us on 01752 335551 to find out more

  • Consultation Your initial consultation will be with either our Implant Surgeon or Treatment Coordinator (TCO), who can discuss the different types of implants, single or multiple depending on your need. Following this there may be a need for a more clinical focused consultation.

  • Diagnostic Scans We will carry out a number of digital scans, to build a digital 3D model of your mouth so we can get a clear picture of the area we will place the implant, and a more detailed X-ray using a Cone Beam Computer Tomography scanner so that our Implant surgeon can assess the state of the bone below the gum to get a really clear picture of your treatment need.

  • Treatment Plan Once our experienced implant surgeon has assessed all of you scans they will explain the nature of your treatment, the stages involved and costs. We offer flexible payment options to make implants even more affordable.

  • Commence Treatment Once you are happy we will begin treatment. The length and numbers of appointments will vary depending on the complexity of your particular need, but your Implant Surgeon will have detailed all of this in your treatment plan.

  • Implant Placed Once the implant(s) are placed it may be necessary it might be necessary to allow time for healing before attaching the replacement teeth. Once we are happy the implant has healed we will arrange a series of appointments to fabricate the replacement teeth.

  • Aftercare Your Implant Surgeon will advise you about looking after your implant and may well give you some painkillers to help with the pain over the days after your surgery as well as detailed advice about cleaning the implants and the teeth attached to them.

Your dental implant surgeons

  • Dr.Richard Aldridge (Dental Implant Surgeon) Qualified from: MFDS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2005 BDS Lond 2002 Eng, 2005 GDC No: 81086
    Richard qualified in 2002 from Guys hospital in London and later gained membership to the Royal College of surgeons in 2004. He moved to Plymouth in 2007 to be nearer the sea. The plan was to indulge his passion for scuba diving although 3 energetic dogs, and a daughter have somewhat got in the way of this. In 2007 he embarked on a number of courses aimed at improving his interest in cosmetic dentistry and facial anaesthetics. These included courses in wrinkle relaxing injection, facial fillers and chemical peels, Invisalign braces and Six month smiles. In 2014 Richard completed a course at the Eastman hospital in dental implants. This is shortly to be followed with a course in sinus lift procedures. Richard has been a regular in the Plymouth Herald featuring in both ‘ask the expert’ section and heading ‘drop a decade’ makeover team. Richard offers both routine dentistry to his regular list of patients together with an increasingly more cosmetic procedures and implant focused treatment plans for patients referred to him.

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**Representative Example: Cash price £1990, total amount of credit £408.56, annual rate of interest 5.13% fixed, 48 month agreement with monthly repayments of £49.97 per month, representative 9.90% APR, total amount repayable £2398.56. Whitecross Dental Care Limited (registered office: Europa House, Europa Trading Estate, Stoneclough Road, Kearsley, Manchester M26 1GG. Company No. 244415) is part of the mydentist group. Whitecross Dental Care Limited is a credit broker not a lender and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with registration number: 674183. Credit is provided by Secure Trust Bank trading as V12 Retail Finance with whom we have a commercial relationship (and so we are unable to provide independent advice) and is subject to age and status.

Flexible finance available*
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Affordable invisible braces for straightening teeth at home

At {my}dentist, The Ridgeway, Plympton we can help you achieve straighter teeth safely and conveniently under the care of the UK’s largest group of qualified dentists. We are dedicated to helping people discover their smiles. As we’re UK based and owned, you can be assured that we are on hand every step of the way should you have any questions.

Our registered dentists use the latest digital technology to create a treatment plan just for you that will give you straighter teeth safely and conveniently.

Using clear braces, which are almost invisible, your teeth will be gently and slowly moved into position over the course of several months. We’ll keep a check on your progress and you can contact us anytime should you have any questions.

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    Simple but effective. Some of the smallest changes can create the biggest smile!

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Who are {my}dentist?

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Who we are

{my}dentist is the UK’s largest network of dental practices across the UK. Every year, we see more than 4 million patients and help thousands of people achieve their dream smiles with our teeth straightening treatments.

Unlike some companies we have years of experience in teeth straightening

We believe that teeth straightening can only be safely carried out by qualified dentists. They are the only people who have the knowledge and skills to provide safe and predictable treatment. At {my}dentist we have the UK’s largest network of clinicians who will listen to your individual smile goals and deliver high quality, safe, convenient and affordable care.

We only work with dental clinicians

As well as our network of dentists we also have a UK-wide network of qualified orthodontists, should you need more complex treatment. While all of the dentists you will see are trained to provide teeth straightening with clear aligners, some patients might need to see a specialist orthodontist if their teeth are very crowded. Whatever your needs you can relax in the knowledge that we can help.

Why choose us

  • Years of experience
  • Clinically-led treatments
  • See how your teeth could look with a digital scan
  • Contact us anytime
  • Support every step of the way

Clinically safe

All {my}dentist patients have their treatment overseen by a UK registered dentist. We will make sure that your teeth and overall oral health are in good shape before we start teeth straightening and check in with you regularly to make sure that the treatment is progressing as planned. That means you can rest assured that at the end of treatment your teeth will look and feel great. All of our practices are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the UK’s healthcare governing body, and are subject to the strictest clinical protocols.

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Last updated: Monday, 25 April 2022