At Gairloch Dental Practice, we aim to provide a high standard of dental care in a relaxed, friendly, efficient and safe environment.


Situated on the shore in the village of Gairloch, we provide friendly local dental care throughout the scattered villages and crofting townships from Kinlochewe to Dundonnell and beyond.   We have many patients making a 4 hour round trip to be seen by our dentist, Dr Pickering, and also welcome a considerable number of visitors to the area who need dental treatment.




We are open for treatment and advice -  contact us on 01445 712240 or email gairlochdental@yahoo.co.uk

Please be assured that we have strict protocols in place to keep you safe whilst you are at the practice.

CLICK HERE if we have asked you to read over our COVID-19 page and download a medical history form.

CLICK HERE to fill in our Covid-19 Self Assessment form - which must be completed less than 24 hours before attending an appointment.

 As we are a small practice team, our hours are subject to change.  Calls are monitored outside of opening times, so always leave a message.   Emailing is also helpful.

We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.


Routine Exams

During an exam the dentist conducts a thorough examination of the teeth, gums and general health of the mouth.  X-rays are often taken as part of the examination

A check-up allows your dentist to see if you have any dental problems and helps you maintain a healthy mouth. We believe in dealing with dental problems early or if possible preventing them all together.

Dental Fillings


White and silver fillings are available.

Fillings keep cavities from developing into worse issues, and can also keep teeth looking their best.

Teeth Whitening


We offer two safe and effective teeth whitening treatments to give you a whiter smile.  Depending on the product your personally designed mouth trays can be worn overnight or for brief periods through the day.

Thanks to having our own dental laboratory, we can make your individual mouth trays within 24 hours.

Dental Hygiene


A hygiene visits involves a Scale & Polish, removing staining and oral hygiene advice. Regular visits means your teeth are clean to ensure optimal dental health, avoid tooth decay, remove bacteria that can worsen decay and improve general health.

At Gairloch Dental Practice hygiene visits are available to registered and non registered patients.

Dentures, Veneers & Crowns

Full dentures, part dentures, both acrylic and metal can be made within a small time frame.  We pride ourselves on having our own dental laboratory - which means denture repairs and additions can be available within 24 hours.

Crowns and veneers are also available.

Emergency Dentistry


We will always aim to accommodate any patient in pain, registered or non registered.


Dental emergencies during opening hours – please telephone the surgery.  You will be given advice and an appointment within 24 hours.

Click here for more information and contact numbers.



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Breah Drummond

Dental Nurse in Training

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Dr. Dawn Pickering BDS.PGD. Advanced GDP 


Charlotte Moore

Dental Nurse in Training

Rupert D Pickering (Ext) DIP

Dental Technician

Mairi Drummond

Practice Manager



Our Address

Gairloch Dental Practice & Laboratory

Strath Bay House


IV21 2BP

Tel: 01445 712240

Email: gairlochdental@yahoo.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday  9am - 2pm

Tuesday 9am - 4.30pm

Wednesday 9am - 3pm

Thursday 9am - 2pm

Friday 9am to 2pm