Lochthorn Dental Clinic

Address: Lochthorn Medical Centre, Edinburgh Road Dumfries Dumfries & Galloway DG1 1TR Scotland (View Map)

Lochthorn Dental Clinic is a bespoke clinical facility headed by Clinical Director Philip Friel. The highly qualified clinical team at the practice has a particular interest in implant surgery and is supported by dentists experienced in adult orthodontics, endodontic treatment and the latest cosmetic techniques.

In addition, ENT consultant services are available in our network of clinics, together with intravenous sedation. Sophisticated state of the art equipment and twenty-first century technology enhance the evidence based patient experience.

Our sister clinic in Glasgow is full equipped its own CBCT scanner.

Dr Philip Friel

BDS BSc (Hons MedSci) MFDS RCS (Edin) MRCPS (Glas) GDC No 77637

Dr Philip Friel has been involved in dental implantology for a considerable period of his career to date, having undertaken many years of focused implant training to ensure he can offer the best possible standard of patient treatment and care. He has studied in both the UK and internationally to expand his knowledge of implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Philip is a member of both the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow and was named in Dentistry magazine’s 2010 list of the top 50 of the UKs most influential dentists.  He is a past president of the Association of Dental Implantology UK.  Dr Friel graduated from Glasgow University in 2000.

Patients just beginning to think about dental implant treatment may find it helpful to attend a complimentary preliminary consultation with Philip Friel, the implant dentist.  Details of this initial 10 minute appointment are available on our website and will include mainly a discussion with regards to treatment options together with case examples and patient literature.

The discussion will help you consider the options for treating your dental problems and decide whether to proceed to a clinical consultation for implants. The preliminary short consultation is free of charge for visitors enquiring through this website. Please use the button in the right hand column to request an appointment.

Once you have decided in principle that you would like to proceed with implant treatment, the next step is a clinical consultation. This includes a comprehensive oral examination, together with X-rays as appropriate and results in production of a fully-costed individual plan for your treatment. The fee for the clinical assessment appointment and provision of your personalised treatment plan is £50. This does not include the fees for X-rays/CT scans, which will be advised.

  • Implant-retained/supported dentures
  • Single implant surgery
  • Multiple implant surgery
  • Immediate implant placement
  • Immediate implant loading
  • All-on-four procedures
  • Bone grafting and sinus lifts
  • Full mouth rehabilitation
  • Implant hygiene
  • Peri-implantitis

Our network also offers sedation.  Other sister practices through which Dr Philip Friel provides implant surgery services...

New Town Dental Care, Edinburgh - www.dentists4implants.com/implant_dentists/philip-friel_259

Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry, Glasgow - www.dentists4implants.com/dr-philip-friel-advanced-dentistry/

Culloden Dental Care, Culloden - www.dentists4implants.com/dr-philip-friel-culloden-dental/

Oban Dental Clinic, Oban - www.dentists4implants.com/dr-philip-friel-oban-dental/


Amazing! I am so thrilled to have my teeth back to normal. Having had a failed implant put in by another dentist, I was apprehensive to try again, but the process with Philip Friel was so seamless - dare I say easy!? - and the results are beyond expectation. Highly highly recommend.


I was recommended by a friend to contact Phillip Friel for my dental implants, which I had been thinking about for over two years. I can say that from the very first appointment I was kept fully informed about my treatment. All options were explained to me and I then decided on the best one that suited me. The procedure went ahead without any complications and I am absolutely delighted with my two dental implants. The staff were excellent and were very attentive. I would recommend Phillip Friel Advanced Dentistry to everyone.


Many thanks to Philip and his team for the kindness and reassurance given during my recent treatment.  I am delighted with my new implant. Following a root fracture, I was devastated at the thought of losing a tooth.  I can, however, now testify to having undergone this treatment pain and anxiety free. So much so, I hadn't realised the initial implant placement had taken place. An amazing result has been achieved - 20/6/16

Contact Lochthorn Dental Clinic today to arrange a consultation

T: 01387 255 563
W: www.sdcgroup.co.uk

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