"Have been attending this dentist for 20+ years and my daughter for 15 years. Lovely staff in a relaxing environment, would not go anywhere else."

C. Hedley

"Very happy with both the cosmetic work and the attention to my gum health has been a life changer for me. Highly recommend the practice."

F. Allan

"From the point of arriving at reception, the friendliness of the staff is extremely noticeable. This can also be said of whatever journey you may be on whilst being attended to within the treatment rooms.

I was recommended to become a patient of Mr Barbour well over twenty-five years ago by my wife, who was a patient even then. She realised my well founded nervousness at attending such appointments (prior to becoming a patient at this practice), was really quite obvious and that I didn't want to go anywhere!

I can clearly state, without any hesitation whatsoever, that from my initial visit all those years ago, I have no reason at all to attend anywhere else. Over the years, having had many procedures done, from simple to complex, no such fears from the past have ever manifested in any way. So much so, that my 13-year old twin daughters were registered, even before they had shown .signs of any teeth! Together with my wife and family, we still attend on a regular basis.

Perhaps this is to do with the initial welcome, perhaps to do with Ian's friendly and ever smiling staff but, perhaps more importantly, it's all down to his constant knack of relaxing folks, of ALL ages, children (especially) and adults alike and continually nurturing the bond of trust that was formed from my very first visit.

In closing, I should note that I often tend to doze off slightly in the chair within the treatment room but should point out, this has nothing to do with any anaesthetic procedure, nor Ian's chat for that matter- just pure and total relaxation!!""

Glenn D Howe

"Before I moved to Edinburgh some years ago I had attended several dental practices which were average at best. So when I came to Edinburgh, it was a pleasant surprise to find the Barbour Dental Practice which provides everything one could hope for."


"I have been attending The Barbour Dental Practice for around 30 years. Having previously had a real fear of going to the dentist the lovely calm atmosphere of this practice really helped me. All the staff are so friendly and helpful. Ian Barbour is extremely professional, caring and I just feel in such safe hands. Ian always explains to me every step involved in any procedure I have whether it is a simple check up to more complicated issues and we talk through the best route if any treatment is required; I therefore always feel very comfortable as to what to expect and the results are always first class. I cannot recommend this practice enough on every level and any fears melt away the minute you walk through the door."


“My wife and I have attended this dental practice for over 30 years. No complaints at all – excellent standards, thoroughly recommended.”


“Always tidy and comfortable. Friendly staff who help relive my nerves. Wonderful practice. I hope to never have to change – keep up the great work!”


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    "I have become a patient of Ian Barbour for more than 25 years. The staff are always welcoming, efficient and friendly. The practice is well run and the surgery is modern, bright and clean. Ian Barbour is very professional and has a calm and gentle manner, whilst explaining every step of his treatment clearly. I have no hesitation in recommending this practice!"


    "Great dental practice with friendly staff. Excellent with children especially. Couldn’t recommend highly enough."


    "Excellent service all round"


    "The finest example in the profession; they go to great lengths to instill confidence in the patient. Bravo!"


    "Jan is a very patient man with a great sense of humour. It’s a great dental practice and all the staff are so accommodating of my disability. I wouldn’t go anywhere else."


    "James Campbell has the best ‘bedside manner! He was great with our 10-year-old… and me."


    “Not many people would include ‘visit to the dentist’ on their list of favourite things to do. But strangely I do. Having tooth problems – yes – is horrid! But having these attended to and put right at 39 Mayfield Gardens is splendid. My first attendance to the original practice at this address was 80 years ago. I was very young, and as I remember it was an awesome but fascinating experience. Now the welcome, efficiency and kindness of all the staff is awesome. Thank you.”



    Where to find us

    We are on the main bus route with the following services:

    3, 7, 8, 29, 31, 37, 47, 49

    Free on-street parking close by but please observe parking restrictions in force between 10am and 11.30am in Ventnor Terrace.

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    Call 0131 668 1521
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    Monday: 8:30am – 6pm
    Tuesday: 8:30am – 6pm
    Wednesday: 8:30am – 6pm
    Thursday: 8:30am – 6pm
    Friday: 8:30am – 1pm
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed