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Advanced oral health centre {my}dentist, Union Street, Torquay NHS & Private dentist in Torquay, TQ1 3YA

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Address: 89 Union Street, 89 Union Street, Torquay, TQ1 3YA.

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About {my}dentist, Union Street, Torquay

Welcome to {my}dentist Union Street, Torquay. We are an 8-surgery practice with 15 clinicians providing a variety of NHS, private and {my}options treatment plans including Invisalign, take home teeth whitening and facial aesthetics. Within our team we have Dental Implant Surgeon Dr Javier Castillo Lopz as well as Dr Peycho Popov who provides clear alignment treatment, Invisalign. We also have Dr Megha Gudemane who provides Invisalign and Dr Andrei Patrascu providing clearcorrect. For a full breakdown of our clinicians you can find them under our clinicians section on our website. Our practice is a 3 minute walk from Castle Circus bus stop and a 20 minute walk from Torquay train station, with limited parking surrounding the practice. 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.

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.

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Opening times

08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00

What our patients say

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Always welcoming staff with smiles on their faces. Clean and well kept premises. Cannot fault them."

    Reviewed on 27/06/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Excellent service always fit you in for an emergency appointment Quality Dentists"

    Reviewed on 06/06/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Excellent service thanks"

    Reviewed on 14/08/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I usually hate going to the dentist, but my recent visit to My Dentist in Torquay was great. The lady dentist I saw was so kind, patient & understanding. She put me at ease straight away. I had to have two small fillings so had a local anaesthetic. No problem whatsoever, I honestly hardly felt a thing. The dental nurse was lovely too .. very friendly & chatty. The whole experience has really helped reduce my long standing fear of dentists. I'll have no hesitation going back for my next check-up. Highly recommended!"

    Reviewed on 14/07/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I would like to thank Hynde for her work No pain in detailed work plan Everything clearly described 5 stars plus for her service manner and knowledge"

    Reviewed on 15/08/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "My hygienist is such a laugh! Even gave me contact details for cheaper excursions for my impending holiday to Egypt!! Took my mind off things whilst in the chair that's for sure!!! Whenever I go to see my dentist it an equally positive experience. My kids have NO fear going which is a relief!!!"

    Reviewed on 02/08/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "My veneer snapped of on Saturday 27th July and I was unable to secure an appointment until Monday 29th. I don't live in Torquay so had to ring various dentists to find someone to treat me. This surgery was excellent when it came to answering the phone, while there were ridiculous waits on other dentists' phones. It was a great relief to be given an appointment. The dentist I saw - ANDREI PATRASCU - was one of the most professional dentists I've been treated by. He was patient, exceptionally kind, very reassuring and compassionate when it came to my fear of any pain. I cannot recommend this man highly enough. If I lived in this area, I would transfer to this dentist without delay."

    Reviewed on 29/07/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Polite, happy, friendly staff on reception. Immaculately clean and modern interior. Dentist was friendly and put me completely at ease."

    Reviewed on 14/08/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Quick to book. Hassle free. The dentist was knowledgeable, informative and kind. I would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed on 23/07/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Very friendly and helpful Staff and always get Sound advice and expert treatment ."

    Reviewed on 29/06/2019

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Meet the team at {my}dentist, Union Street, Torquay

Your clinicians

  • Dr .Vadym Tukilush Qualified from: D Stom Dnipropetrovs'k State Academy 2006 ukraine, 2018 GDC No: 278767
    Dr. Vadym Tukilush graduated from Dnipropetrovsk' State Medical Academy in 2006,Ukraine In 2009 Vadym moved to South Africa (Kwazulu Natal province) for almost a year to help the rural community and develop oral surgery skills. He worked at the Ngwelezane Hospital to study advanced oral surgery techniques under the supervision of an oral surgeon and local dentists, where he worked as the only dentist for a 74000 people community. In 2019 Vadym relocated to England and to {my}dentist Union Street, Torquay. Vadym offers a variety of private treatments including crowns, bridges, dentures and can also perform surgical extractions. Having recently trained in the new smilefast composite bonding course, this has extended Vadym’s wealth of knowledge in a growing field of cosmetic dentistry. Dr.Tukilush is a professional who is compassionate,open-minded and always eager to help. His hobbies include walking, basketball,table tennis,swimming,playing piano and reading
  • dr.Andrei Cristian Patrascu Qualified from: DMD Bucharest 2014 Romania, 2018 GDC No: 277332
    Andrei graduated in 2014 at the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest. He moved to the UK in 2019 to expand his knowledge and skills. Andrei offers a variety of private dentistry and has qualified to provide: ClearCorrect teeth straightening treatment, using invisible aligners; Smile Fast composite bonding to complement ClearCorrect and give you that perfectly designed smile; Andrei also now performs facial aesthetics using minimal invasive procedures for a natural and fresh look. Andrei strives to make your visit as relaxing and friendly as possible and creates a calm atmosphere in his surgery. He is passionate about his dentistry, his patients smile and ultimately their self-esteem. Looking forward, he would like to further expand his knowledge by offering full orthodontic, prosthodontics and more aesthetic procedures. Out of work, Andrei loves spending time with his family and any type of adventure!
  • Dr.Capel Delgado Maria Lopez Qualified from: Lic Odont Spain, 2005 GDC No: 100790
    Charo graduated in the University of Granada (BDS) in 2005, Spain, and moved to Torquay along with her husband in 2006. Since then she has been working with {my}dentist. where she offers a high standard range of treatment in both NHS and private dentistry. Charo is also an accredited practitioner to offer SmileFast and C-fast aligners. She is very passionate about her job, and she shows a great empathy for her patients making them feel at ease and comfortable in the dental chair whatever treatment she is performing, always in a relax and calm environment. Charo loves spending time with her family either traveling or discovering different places, she also enjoys arts and crafts.
  • Dr.Castillo Lopez Francisco Qualified from: Lic Odont Spain, 2005 GDC No: 100804
    Javier graduated in the University of Granada (BDS) in 2005, Spain, and came over to help with the shortage of dentists in the UK early in 2006. He has been in general practice in Torquay since then looking after mainly a large NHS list of patients as well as offering private dentistry. Through the years he has developed a special interest in Implants and he finished a postgraduate certificate in implant dentistry in February 2016. He has a full registration with the GDC and dental protection and has attended numerous courses to keep up to date in the latest techniques in dentistry. He enjoys travelling, photography and spending time with his family.
  • Dr.Jacob Taekke (Dental Implant Surgeon) Qualified from: BDS Denmark, 2001 GDC No: 82641
    Jacob was born in Denmark and trained there to be a dental surgeon. After graduation in 2001 Jacob worked in Denmark until the call of adventure tempted him to move and practice abroad. Jacob has lived and worked in the South West of England since 2003. In this time Jacob has treated thousands of patients within general dentistry but since 2008 he has dedicated his time to the exciting field of dental implantology. Jacob works for {my}dentist covering the South West meeting the rising demand for quality dental implant treatment.
  • Dr.Peycho Popov Qualified from: DDM Sofia, Bulgaria, 2004 GDC No: 170166
    Peycho studied and qualified at the Sofia Medical University in Bulgaria in 2004. Between 2004 and 2005 he worked in a private dental practice providing general dentistry. In 2006 Peycho purchased two private practices, working in both until 2009 when he made the decision to come to England and join {my}dentist in Torquay. Peycho has an NHS contract and also offers a wide range of private cosmetic and restorative dentistry, including dentures, crowns, bridges and composite fillings. Peycho also offers Invisalign which is an almost invisible cosmetic teeth alignment. Whilst Peycho has always offered advice and support to his colleagues he has now become a qualified mentor and is involved with the mentoring of new dentists coming into practice. Peycho lives with his wife and two children. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and playing tennis.
  • Dr.Rance Naiem Amin Qualified from: Qualified from: DMD Lodz, Poland 2020 poland , 2020 GDC No: 293146
    I graduated from Poland in 2020 and joined the {my}dentist team in June 2021. I moved from Brighton to Torquay to start my journey as a dentist. Dentistry is my passion and to know that I can make difference to someone’s smile even in the slightest, makes me happy. I believe with my dental knowledge and the patients’ expectations, we can come to a treatment and result that my patients would be happy with. One of my interests is aesthetic dentistry and facial aesthetics. I enjoy and look forward to expanding my knowledge in the dental field in order to deliver the best results that I can for my patients using modernised techniques.
  • Dr.Todor Manolov Qualified from: DDM Plovdiv,Bulgaria, 2006 GDC No: 188490
    Todor qualified in Plovdov, Bulgaria in 2006. He moved to Devon in 2010 with his partner who is also a dentist and joined our {my}dentist practice in South Brent. In 2015 Todor transferred to Torquay. Todor has an NHS Contract and also provides a range of private treatments. He has a special interest in prosthetic dentistry, including denture excellence, crowns and bridges. Todor is also qualified to offer Invisalign, which is a clear aligner system which is removable, comfortable and nearly invisible. He receives great feedback in practice and has a loyal patient list. He enjoys boxing, house restoration and travelling with his family. He has a passion for cars and enjoys dining out.
  • Dr.Valeriya Zlateva-Krasteva Qualified from: DMD Sofia, Bulgaria, 2004 GDC No: 206085
    Valeriya Zlateva Krasteva qualified as a Doctor of Dental medicine in 2004 at Sofia Medical University and went on to own her own private practice for six years. In 2011 Valeriya made the move to England in 2011 with her family because she enjoyed the culture and wanted to expand her knowledge of dentistry. Valeriya has been with us at union street since the practice opened.As well as providing an NHS dentistry, Valeriya offers a range of private treatments including Denture of Excellence, a superior denture. Valeriya loves to travel and read in her spare time.she enjoys spending time with her family enjoying the English rivieria
  • Dr.Wojciech Kotkowski Qualified from: Lek Stom Szczecin, Poland, 2002 GDC No: 105546
    Wojciech qualified in Poland 2002. In 2007 he moved to the UK and worked in a practice in Wales for eight years, where he soon became Lead Dentist. He joined the team in Union Street in 2018 and enjoys living in Devon. Wojciech is dedicated to dental excellence and provides high standard NHS and private dentistry. He has a keen interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) and has high rates of success in preserving natural teeth by using the latest equipment, materials and techniques. He is on track to complete the prestigious Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontic Practice at the Eastman Dental Institute, UCL, and is a member of the British Dental Association and the British Endodontic Society. Wojciech’s aim is to develop comprehensive treatment plans for maximum functionality and best aesthetic effect in a calm and caring environment. He has been praised for his professional and friendly approach.
  • Miss.Hannah Kelly (Hygienist) Qualified from: Dip Dent Hygiene United Kingdom, 2014 GDC No: 251741
    Hannah qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Cardiff University in 2014 and became a member of our team here at Union Street in 2018. As a Dental Hygienist, she is highly experienced in the treatment and management of gum disease – the biggest cause of tooth loss. Hannah is also able to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth by carrying out professional stain removal and tooth whitening. Hannah enjoys working with nervous patients, helping them to build their confidence and to overcome dental anxiety. She aims to make every patient's visit to the hygienist a pleasant experience. Outside of work, she has a passion for travelling, photography and music. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and miniature dachshund Floyd.
  • Mr.Mariano Eduardo Balabanian Galeano Qualified from: Lic Odont Basque Provinces 2010 Spain, 2010 GDC No: 204540
    Eduardo qualified as a dentist in 2010 in Spain and has been living and working at the Union Street (my)dentist Practice in Torquay since 2016. He provides each patient with personalized care and the latest dental techniques and procedures. His approach is gentle and believes communication is the key to the first step in overcoming your dental anxieties. He will conduct your treatment not only to a high standard but also with the minimum of discomfort by creating an environment that is calm and relaxing. In his free time Eduardo likes to take walks around Devon’s beautiful coastline with his wife, enjoying all Devon has to offer.
  • Dr.Megha Gudemane Qualified from: BDS 2012 INDIA, 2012 GDC No: 243310
  • Dr.Yordan Yordanov Qualified from: DDM Plovdiv 2014 Bulgaria, 2016 GDC No: 262332
  • Miss .Michelle Georgiou Qualified from: DMD Semmelweis University 2013MD Hungary, 2013 GDC No: 246760
  • Mr.Nicholas Oh (Hygienist) Qualified from: BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene University of Portsmouth United Kingdom, 2021 GDC No: 298559

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, Union Street, Torquay

  • 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, Union Street, Torquay 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, Union Street, Torquay 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, Union Street, Torquay

At {my}dentist, Union Street, Torquay 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, Union Street, Torquay 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.

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  • 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.Jacob Taekke (Dental Implant Surgeon) Qualified from: BDS Denmark, 2001 GDC No: 82641
    Jacob was born in Denmark and trained there to be a dental surgeon. After graduation in 2001 Jacob worked in Denmark until the call of adventure tempted him to move and practice abroad. Jacob has lived and worked in the South West of England since 2003. In this time Jacob has treated thousands of patients within general dentistry but since 2008 he has dedicated his time to the exciting field of dental implantology. Jacob works for {my}dentist covering the South West meeting the rising demand for quality dental implant treatment.

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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, Union Street, Torquay 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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    Clear aligners and composite and whitening for this fantastic smile!

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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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Trustpilot score: 4.6 / 5

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
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  • 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: Thursday, 19 May 2022