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Welcome to {my}dentist, Union Street, Torquay Dentist located in Torquay


Our dental practices in England have now opened and are offering a limited range of dental treatments.

As soon as we have all of the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) in place to ensure your safety, we will offer our full range of dental treatments.

Prioritising patients in need

We are prioritising patients in need, including anyone who has suffered pain during lockdown. Please do not try to book a routine appointment, such as a check-up, just yet. We will advise you when you can.

Please don’t visit our practices for any reason unless you are asked to do so.

Speak to us if you need support

If you do suffer dental pain, or need advice from a dentist, please call us. We are available to offer you advice and support by phone.

Protective measures in practice

If you are visiting a practice for an appointment there are some changes you need to know about for your safety. Please view our safety information here.

Opening times

Please contact the practice for their current opening times

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
Accepting New patients

Our services at a glance

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Opening times

08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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08:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday Closed


Telephone: 01803 293397
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89 Union Street, Unit 1A, Torquay, TQ1 3YA.

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.

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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Our treatments and costs

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{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.

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 from £7*

* subject to the treatment you will be receiving. Your clinician and practice team will advise on any additional costs for your specific treatment.

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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 from £7*

* subject to the treatment you will be receiving. Your clinician and practice team will advise on any additional costs for your specific treatment.

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

Your clinicians

  • 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.Hynde Laurence Naji Qualified from: Seville Spain, 2002 GDC No: 173453
    Hynde Naji Laurence graduated in 2002 at Licenciado en odontologia, Seville, Spain in 2002. After 8 years Hynde moved to the UK to continue her role as a dentist and settled in Devon to practice. She has been working in practice and enjoys both NHS and private. Hynde has recently completed a course and training programme with Brian Franks in London in 2016 in facial aesthetics and fillers. Hynde enjoys aesthetic dentistry, has an interest in veneers and rehabilitation in the mouth and has a large portfolio of patients she has made smile again. Hynde is a vibrant and passionate clinician and enjoys all aspects of her role. She is a fantastic artist and enjoys travelling and spending time with her loved ones.
  • 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.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.
  • Dr.Yordan Yordanov Qualified from: DDM Plovdiv 2014 Bulgaria, 2016 GDC No: 262332
    Yordan Yordanov joined {my}dentist in 2017 and has many special interests. He qualified in Bulgaria in 2014 at the Plovdie medical university, he greatly enjoyed his training and found a new passion in dentistry. He then went on to work at the lifestyle centre in Bulgaria before coming to the UK with his wife. Yordan has special interests in oral surgery in general practice, denture of excellence, invisalign and teeth whitening. He regularly receives positive feedback from his patients. Yordan is a GDC registered dentist as well as a professional tennis player. He now enjoys playing tennis with his fellow dentists at the practice. In his spare time Yordan likes to travel with his young family as well as carrying on his passion in tennis. Yordan is welcoming the new role in his life as he has recently become a first time dad.
  • Mr.Mariano Eduardo Balabanian Galeano (Galeano Dent Ltd) Qualified from: Lic Odont Basque Provinces 2010 Spain, 2010 GDC No: 204540
  • Dr.Megha Gudemane Qualified from: BDS 2012 INDIA, 2012 GDC No: 243310
  • Mr.Kevin Oates Qualified from: CEB Dip Dent Hygiene United Kingdom, 2001 GDC No: 5859
  • Dr.Capel Delgado Maria Lopez Qualified from: Lic Odont Spain, 2005 GDC No: 100790
  • Miss.Hannah Kelly (Hygienist) Qualified from: Dip Dent Hygiene United Kingdom, 2014 GDC No: 251741
  • dr.Andrei Cristian Patrascu Qualified from: DMD Bucharest 2014 Romania, 2018 GDC No: 277332
  • Dr .Vadym Tukilush Qualified from: D Stom Dnipropetrovs'k State Academy 2006 ukraine, 2018 GDC No: 278767

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

Last updated: Friday, 09 October 2020