Our NHS Care is delivered by our Associate, Ruth Newcombe, who joined our Team in
November 2017 and our current Dental Vocational Trainees (DVT’s), who qualified from
University in 2017.
Mrs Ruth Newcombe BDS Msc F ODONT, Sheffield (UK)GDC No 85640
Ruth qualified from Sheffield University in 2005 and joined our team as an Associate,
treating our NHS patients, in November 2017.
Mr David Dickson BDS, Belfast (UK)GDC No 277683
Mr Michael Cairns BDS, Belfast (UK) GDC No 277814
NHS Care is a good service that will provide all treatment that is necessary, in
your dentist’s opinion, to protect and maintain good oral health.
The range of NHS treatments available, and fees payable, are set by the Government
and so, at The Eyemouth Dental Practice, we adhere to these rules and regulations.
Some treatments are, therefore, not available on the NHS, for example tooth coloured
fillings on the biting surfaces of back teeth, and other cosmetic treatments.
At your examination appointment, your dentist will:
Carry out a thorough examination of your mouth, teeth and gums
Explain your treatment options and tell you what treatment can be done under the
Make sure you know how much your NHS treatment will cost, and provide you with
an estimate before your treatment starts
What to do if... If you feel you have a dental emergency, you can contact a dentist
by calling 018907 50519 (including evenings and weekends). However, you will not
always need to be seen immediately by a dentist. Please click here first to search
for your symptoms, for further advice.
During working hours we will endeavour to see you within 24 hours. However, times
for emergency appointments are limited throughout the day, so please call the practice
as early in the day as possible. Our team are trained to help determine the urgency
of your emergency, to enable us to get you an appointment time that suits.
Please note that emergency care during weekends will be provided at Borders General