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At Kirkshaws Dental Practice we are delighted to welcome new patients.  We offer a full range of NHS and private treatment options at our fully computerised, digital Dental Practice on Scarhill Street, Coatbridge where we have ample free parking.

What to expect

Your first appointment will be for an initial examination, which will check

  • the current health of your teeth
  • the current health of your gums
  • a soft tissue check (including an oral cancer check)
  • recording of your level of oral hygiene
  • recording of your level of decay and risk of future decay


We will also listen to any problems or concerns you may have regarding your teeth or gums.
We would look to spend the time assessing your oral health and addressing any concerns you may have.

To assist with our assessment it is common to take x-rays at this appointment as these help to build a more complete picture of the health of your mouth, allowing us to come up with the most appropriate treatment options for you.


From the information gathered we will then construct a treatment plan and give you: 

  • an overall picture of the health of your teeth and gums
  • information regarding any aspect of your soft tissue check that may merit further investigation
  • an idea of the treatment required
  • an idea of the number of visits required
  • options or alternative treatment options where appropriate
  • an estimate of the cost of any treatment, identifying which items are NHS and which are private where appropriate

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What we expect

On making your appointment we will take some details to enable us to contact you and to allow us to create a record for you on our computer system.

If you are making the appointment in person, you will be given a medical history form to take away and complete.  We would be grateful if you could complete this in advance of your appointment noting any relevant information including current medical conditions and any prescribed medication you currently take as this will save any unnecessary delay at your appointment. Should you be making your appointment over the phone we would ask that you arrive a few minutes before your appointment time to allow time for this paperwork to be completed. Again, bringing notes of any medical conditions or medication you are taking will make this process a lot easier.

If you can’t make an appointment please try to give us at least 24 hours notice. This allows us to use the space, often for emergency patients who need urgent assistance.

Speak to us

  • tell us about your concerns or fears
  • tell us what you don’t like about your teeth

This enables us to tailor your treatment specifically to you. If there is a reason something can’t be done we will let you know why.

For further information, or to answer any queries you may have, please Contact Us or call 01236 443664

3 Scarhill Street, Coatbridge ML5 5BD  Tel: 01236 443664