About New Row Dental Practice
- We register new NHS patients
- High quality NHS and Private dentistry
- Open on Saturdays
We are an established family friendly dental practice that has been offering NHS and Private dental care in Dunfermline and the wider area of Fife since July 2008.
We are committed to providing you with a high standard of professional care using modern dental equipment and techniques in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. New Row Dental Practice provides the full range of dental treatment under NHS and also affordable Private dental care.
We also offer hygienist appointments and we are open on Saturdays.
We currently accept New NHS patients!
All our NHS patients receive a free examination under the NHS. Our dentists will carry out a thorough clinical examination of your teeth and gums in order to diagnose any decays, cavities or the presence of gum disease. They will also carry out a soft tissues examination of your mouth to ensure that we detect oral cancer at an early stage and refer you to the appropriate specialist for further investigation without any delay.
Should you require any dental treatment such as fillings, crowns, root canal treatments, dentures, bridges, veneers etc. the dentist will explain to you what is needed and will give you different options and the associated cost. In dentistry every different option has advantages and disadvantages and also every case is different. However, our dentists will explain to you the options with their pros and cons and will make a decision with you as to how you want to proceed. Once you have agreed with the dentist on the treatment plan, then a printed estimate will be given to you with the costs involved. Please ask for an estimate if we do not give you one. Also, we will inform you if for any reason the treatment plan has to be amended and therefore the cost will be different.
If you do not require any further treatment, your dentist will recommend when you should next come in for a check-up. It is commonly recommended that you have a dental check-up every six months although all patients vary, with some requiring more frequent check-ups and some not needing them so often. You should follow your dentist’s recommendation to ensure your teeth stay healthy.
Free NHS services for qualifying patients
You may be exempt from paying NHS charges if :
- You are under 18 years of age
- You are 18 years of age and in full-time education
- You are pregnant
- You have had a baby in the last 12 months
- You or your partner receive Income support, Income related Employment Support Allowance or Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- You or your partner hold a current NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate
- You or your partner receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- You or your partner receive Universal Credit
If you are unsure if you need to pay for treatment, please talk to the practice team, and bring any relevant documentation with you to your first appointment.
If you need to be seen urgently please phone the surgery for advice. If treatment is essential, we will do our best to arrange it within 24 hours. For emergencies out of hours please call NHS 24 on 111.
Access to the practice
All of our surgeries are on the ground floor and can be accessed without the use of stairs. There is a small step at the main entrance of the practice and a gradual slope for disabled access. Please let us know when you book your appointment if you require any assistance and members of our staff will be happy to assist you. One of our patient toilets is also equipped with disabled facilities.
Meet the team
Pearly Alex BDS
Pearly passed the IQE (Statutory exam) UK in 2006 and since then has worked for a year in a private dental practice in England and for the past 6 years in NHS/Private dental practices in Fife. She joined New Row Dental Practice in May 2012. Pearly enjoys extensive dental and cosmetic treatments and she is particularly good with nervous patients and children.
Additional qualifications: Certificate Course in Aesthetic Dentistry, rotary endodontics and non-surgical facial cosmetic procedures like Botox, Dermal Fillers and Skin Peels.
Pearly enjoys painting, reading, movies and music, spending time with friends and family.
Valia Karella DDS
Qualified in 2014 from the University of Athens in Greece. Valia worked as a dentist in Athens for two and a half years before deciding to move to Scotland and joining our team at New Row Dental Practice in August 2016. Valia enjoys offering her patients a wide variety of treatments and she also has a special interest in fixed and removable prosthetics.
In her spare time she enjoys travelling and exploring new cultures.
John Tryfonas BDS
John graduated from Victoria University of Manchester in 2006. Straight after graduation he return to Greece where he worked in his own dental practice for 12 years. He enjoyed offering his patients a wide spectrum of treatment, taking special interest in oral surgery.
In 2018 John moved to Scotland and began working at our practice.
In his spare time, John takes interest in General Aviation, music and literature.
Ghassan Aws - Registered under s16(2A) of the Dentists Act 1984 2008
Ghassan is a qualified from Aleppo University in 1993. Since graduation he is committed to self-learning and continual professional development. In this respect he carried out several courses within dentistry, besides achieving doctorate degree in Pathology from the University of Edinburgh in 2006. Having been practicing dentistry over 20 years period both overseas and lately in Scotland. He has gained tremendous experience in providing wide range of dental treatments at an advanced level to a broad spectrum of patients. He has special interest in cosmetic dentistry and dental implantology.
In his spare time Ghassan enjoys spending time with his family, cycling and swimming