Pain-free and gentle dentistry

open 8am to 8pm and Saturdays

Shirley Avenue Dental Care

Dental Practice & Implant Centre in Shirley, Southampton

Half-price new patient assessment · 0% finance available

Pain-free dental implants

Having missing teeth can knock your confidence, as well as affect the way you eat and speak. Dental implants offer a long-lasting and discreet choice for replacing missing teeth. Visit our practice in Shirley for a warm welcome and have a chat with our experts. Bring back your confidence and smile. Read more…

Highest standards

We are committed to providing the highest standard of dental care using the latest treatments in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We offer a full range of services from early decay detection and oral hygiene maintenance through to advanced treatment such as root canal therapy, veneers and implant dentistry.

We take time to listen

We take the time to listen to your unique needs and use clear communication to empower you to make informed choices. When planning treatment, your comfort and the long term benefit to you is always our main concern. We always discuss every available option to help you choose the most cost-effective treatment.

We are family friendly

We pride ourselves on being a family friendly practice, looking after your child’s oral health as well as yours. We pay equal attention to child’s physiology as to their psychology, making sure they don’t grow up afraid of dentists. Our practice is preventative based and we aim to keep teeth and gums in good health for a lifetime.

Dental Plans

Becoming a member is quick and simple. You can set up your monthly Direct Debit payment at reception or by getting in touch with the practice. Please note, a £8 registration fee will also be collected with your first month’s collection.

Other than the saving on usual fees you get:

  • 10% discount on all routine treatment (excluding implants)
  • Free routine x-rays
  • Free Worldwide Dental A&E Insurance Cover

Worldwide Dental A&E Cover

With our plans we have included first-class insurance cover underwritten by Hiscox. This insurance will pay for the cost of treatment for any accidental damage to your teeth as a result of a fall or blow, or if you need a dentist in an emergency outside of normal surgery hours or whilst away from home.

The Team

We can speak English, Farsi, Portuguese, Cantonese, Italian, Spanish, Lithuanian and Patois.

Dr Kevin Gilmore BDS, MSc (Dental Implants)

Dr. Kevin Gilmore is originally from Co. Down in Northern Ireland. He studied at Liverpool University Dental School, graduating in 2002. He holds a masters degree in dental implants. He had extensive post-graduate training in all aspects of routine and cosmetic dentistry and is highly experienced.

Dr. Gilmore is regarded as one of their top five most skilled dentists by the prestigious nationwide dental laboratory ukdentech www.ukdentech.com

Dr. Gilmore has excellent clinical skills and takes great pride in the quality of his work and his warm and friendly communication skills.

Dr Kevin Gilmore BDS, MSc (Dental Implants)

Dr. Kevin Gilmore is originally from Co. Down in Northern Ireland. He studied at Liverpool University Dental School, graduating in 2002. He holds an M.Sc. in dental implants. He had extensive post-graduate training in all aspects of routine and cosmetic dentistry and is highly experienced.

Dr. Gilmore has excellent clinical skills and takes great pride in the quality of his work and his warm and friendly communication skills.

Dr Vincent Li BDS, MSc

Dr Vincent Li (GDC 229972) obtained his degree in dentistry from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has worked many years in general practice as an associate dentist and took a year out to develop his surgical skills. This was acheived by undertaking a position in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery unit at Salisbury District Hospital. Vincent is a member of the joint dental faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and he is currently building his expertise by studying a MSc. in Advanced General Dental Practice with the University of Birmingham.

In his spare time, Vincent is a keen squash player and at weekends he likes to watch Arsenal challenge for the Premier League title. He enjoys dabbling in photography and living up to the stereotype of a comic book geek.

Tara Mitchel – Dental Nurse

Tara is highly experienced within dentistry and she has had further training such as dental implant nursing. Tara is particularly interested in infection control. She is calm mannered, dedicated and very professional. She is also trained in reception duties providing a valuable service to the practice. Tara has a particular interest in assisting nervous and paediatric patients.

Dr Chris Hill BDS

Dr Chris Hill studied at The University of Bristol, graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and returned to Hampshire to complete his foundation training and postgraduate certificate. Having worked as an associate dentist in general practice for several years, Chris has a relaxed and friendly approach and enjoys earning the trust of nervous patients.

A resident of Hampshire all his life, Chris likes to keep fit in his spare time and enjoys exploring the countryside around his home in the Test Valley.

Prof Karin E Sisti BDS, MSc, PhD, RCS (Eng), specialist in Dental Implantology (Brazil)

Karin qualified in 1997 from  UFMS-Brazil and her UK license is from the Royal Collage of Surgeon, London.  She holds a  Masters and PhD Degree in Dental Implantology and has extensive experience and routine and complex dental implant treatment. She has published award-winning  research in stem cell therapy and implants and has worked as scientific post-doctorate researcher at Southampton University.

Karin specialized in implant dentistry in Brazil, she has special interest in cosmetic and advanced surgery, she has over 20 years of experience in these fields.

Dr. Sisti has excellent communication skills. As well as English she speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. She always aims to provide pain-free and gentle treatment.

Nidhi Malik - Dental Hygiene Therapist

Nidhi is qualified from University of Portsmouth as a Dental Hygiene therapist and has been working with us since October 2016. She undertakes all the usual hygiene services including cleaning and polishing teeth and bespoke home-care advice. Nidhi is also trained to undertake fillings, whitening, children’s extractions and impressions, including those for tooth whitening, when working under the direction of a dentist.

As a mother of two young children, Nidhi is able to spend time building child’s confidence and dental health knowledge.

Mollie McCarthy – Dental Nurse

Mollie recently joined the practice in January 2019. She is currently studying at Eastleigh College and can not wait to further her career. Mollie is a calm mannered, dedicated nurse with a professional approach. This ensures all patients are catered for by creating a relaxed, peaceful environment.

Mollie uses her spare time to spend with friends and family.

Justine Smukstaite – Dental Nurse

Krystal Duty - Practice Manager

Krystal joined the practice back in 2016 as a qualified dental nurse since then Krystal has shown great commitment to the practice and progressed to practice manager. Krystal ensures that patient care is the main goal within the practice and that all our staff and patients are well looked after.

Krystal has her hands full I’m her personal life too as she has two sons which are full of energy!

Melissa Daines – Dental Nurse

Melissa joined the practice in 2016 as a trainee Dental Nurse. She completed the course in June 2018 and is now qualified. Melissa would like to start some new courses soon to expand her knowledge as a Dental Nurse. She loves the cosmetic side of dentistry and seeing patients confidence grow. As we offer implants at the practice, Melissa has been on an induction to implants course which helped her gain a better understanding.

In her spare time, Melissa likes to spend time with family and her friends.

Nikki Taylor – Dental Nurse

Excellent quality care and professional treatment. I went with an emergency broken crown bridge. See on Monday evening and received a new denture on Friday. Amazing turnaround! I thoroughly recommend their service and wish the practice every success.

Great service and pleasant atmosphere. Not been to the dentist in ages and was made too feel comfortable 🙂

Being extremely nervous of the dentist I started as a new patient and can only say the treatment you receive from Kevin and his team as first class.

Amazing experience! I had a bad tooth torturing me for a couple of days while Doctor Gilmore spent five minutes to have my problem solved. In one word, it is a nice place to visit if you have dental problems.

My visit was nothing short of a miracle, I was so nervous about my appointment but Kevin was very understanding and took time to get to know me and ran through all my options and together we set a game plan.

The Practice

Husband and wife team Kevin & Shideh Gilmore opened Shirley Avenue Dental care in February 2015. After a long experience in dentistry they both had a clear vision and dream of the ideal practice for both the patient and the clinician. We now have the perfect setting and created that vision.

  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet
  • Free tea, coffee &amp soft drinks
  • Free relaxing back massage on the massage chair while you wait for your appointment.

We use only the most modern clinically proven techniques and materials for all our treatments. Our dentist continually undergo postgraduate education to the highest levels.

Treatments

Check-ups & Examinations, Hygienist & Gum / Periodontal Treatment, Dental Fillings & Veneers, Crowns, Bridges, Inlays & Onlays, Dentures, Root Canal Treatment, Dental Extractions, Wisdom Teeth, Teeth Whitening, Orthodontics, Implants and Invisalign.

Cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic treatment is an art and a science. We work with the UK’s top cosmetic dental laboratory who manufacture the crown or bridges. We always arrange direct communication between the patient and the ceramic technician who creates the crowns or veneers by hand. This allows the patient to get exactly the perfect result they hoped for leaving nothing to chance. Our cosmetic cases are beautiful.

Learning to Care Appointments for Children

These appointments are designed to introduce younger patients to the pleasure of having polished teeth and getting personal attention from a caring professional. Bring your own toothbrush for a fun and educational session with Nidhi. Non-registered patients can have hygiene appointments with Nidhi without being registered with our practice, a treatment described as ‘Direct Access’.

Wrinkle Treatment

We offer: wrinkle softening injections (Botulinum toxin), dermal fillers for a full range of areas, lip enhancement, chemical peels and treatment for Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) while providing the highest quality materials, skillful and gentle clinicians, reasonable prices, free Consultation, beautiful modern clinics and before & after photos.

Arranging your first appointment and your first visit

To arrange your first visit please call our reception team, use our contact form or email directly.

02380 774056

New patient assessment is £19.99. That is a 50% discount on our usual fee of £43. No deposit is required to book. Download the full price list (PDF).

We also offer dental plans to our patients, to help you budget for your private dental care with predictable monthly payments. Written cost quotations are always given and different payment options are available. At reception one of our team will run through what has been discussed and answer any further questions. When you are ready flexible and convenient appointment times will be offered.

Your first visit will be a calm and gentle experience. We have a beautiful tranquil waiting room where you will be offered a drink, asked to fill out medical form and given price list.

In the surgery you will meet the dentist and will spend time to get to know each other. We will ask you to tell us about your experiences with dentistry in the past and your thoughts and wishes about for your teeth. We give you the time and space to express yourself and listen non judgmentally.

After a thorough exam and X-rays (if necessary with patients consent) we will show you in a mirror the current condition of your mouth and give an explanation of the X-rays. We then discuss the pros and cons of your treatment options and give you all the information and guidance you need to decide which option to choose.

Customer Reviews

Please have a look at some review and testimonials left by our patients. If you are happy with the treatment and service you have received as a patient at Shirley Avenue Dental, we would be very grateful for your feedback, and we have a number of ways in which you can do this. Just click on the logo of where you want to leave a review.

I can’t recommend this practice highly enough. Dr Li removed a wisdom tooth that had been causing me intermittent pain for years. He was super fast and I suffered absolutely no bruising or pain after.

The best dentist I’ve ever been to, very polite and has done an amazing job with my tooth thank you Kevin and the team. I would highly recommend them!

Super practice in every aspect. I can recommend it to any one is looking for high quality dentistry.

Fantastic service, very gentle and kind dentist. Can’t recommend the practice enough!

Great place, lovely people and atmosphere. I no longer dread going to the dentist. Thank you.

Get in Touch

During opening hours you can call us for appointments and further information. If you prefer or during after hours please use the form or email directly.

023 8077 4056

info@shirleyavenuedental.com

34 Shirley Avenue
Southampton SO15 5NG
 

Opening Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8am – 8pm
  • Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
  • Saturday: 8am – 2pm

Appointment is for a child

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During opening hours you can call us for appointments and further information. If you prefer or during after hours please use the form or email directly.

023 8077 4056

info@shirleyavenuedental.com

34 Shirley Avenue
Southampton
SO15 5NG

Opening Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8am – 8pm
  • Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
  • Saturday: 8am – 2pm

Appointment is for a child

I accept your Privacy Policy

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