Excellent4.8 Based on 107 reviews from review us onBeth C. ★★★★★ I discovered Dawood and Tanner some years ago after experiencing problems with previous root canal work. Fiona Mackillop was amazing and I couldn’t have been more satisfied.However, my recent experience has exceeded my expectations. I needed emergency treatment following a fall on holiday in Australia. A quick call ensured that they saw me the day I arrived home, two further appointments were arranged and a temporary bridge was fitted within just three days! Amazing service.Renata deserves a special mention, she is such a wonderful coordinator and managed to move heaven and earth to find the time in Fiona’s diary to fit me in. Thank you Renata!Lesley I. ★★★★★ Fiona MacKillop, my periodontist and Taz, my hygienist have looked after my teeth for years and without these brilliant experts I definitely would have lost teeth and suffered hugely.Fiona MacKillop recommended I see an oral surgeon recently as she suspected there was something wrong with my gums and the skin in my mouth.To explain for 1.5 years since the 4th Covid vaccine I have been suffering very debilitating external skin diseases .I have seen many dermatologists without any results or cure .Finally Professor Fedele following several biopsies diagnosed Lichen Planus an autoimmune disease that has been triggered by the Covid vaccine.This has led to further investigations where Lichen planus has been detected in other areas of my body.Without Fiona’s prompt referral I would still be suffering and none the wiser as to what is wrong with me.Possibly without treatment it could have turned cancerous.I am hugely grateful and so lucky to have had such advanced and thorough treatment at Dawood and Tanner .It is an extremely advanced practice and the staff and kind, yet exemplary and efficient.Fiona and Taz have saved my teeth and possibly my life.My thanks and gratitude to you both and all the staff .Chris G. ★★★★★ So i first heard of Dawood and Tanner from a radio ad. I took a look at their website and was very impressed with what i saw. A vast array of treatment options and services all under one roof. I had to check them out. Best thing i ever did! Even the first phone call to arrange an appointment was more warm and welcoming than anything i had ever experienced previously from anywhere else. I met with Fiona and Emily and they made me feel so at ease. Fiona explained things in a very simple, knowledgeable and professional manner but also in a way that didn't scare me half to death. I learned more from just one visit than i had in the last 20 years. I have been there a few times recently, and now Liz the hygienist is also looking after me expertly too. Each time it has been a positive experience for me and i feel totally relaxed each time i go there. We have a good laugh too and i leave there equally relaxed.I have read a lot of the other reviews on here for D&T and they echo all of my thoughts completely. There are a couple of negative ones though that don't make any sense to me whatsoever and are nowhere close to my experiences.Believe me.....if you're looking for a fantastic dentist , you're on the right page. If in a few days/weeks you're still not sure and still sitting on the fence, then you must like splinters!I'm looking forward to seeing Fiona, Emily and Liz again soon.I know i'm in good hands.Geoffrey H. ★★★★★ I find that the team is professional, warm, caring and very knowledgeable. I especially appreciate the excellent dental care from Dr Mackillop. She's very methodical and makes sure I am never in any pain. I especially appreciate how gentle and efficient she is, and the dental procedure never lasts any longer than it has to. She's also very warm and caring. Thanks so much, Geoff.Gillian G. ★★★★★ I have been attending Dawood and Tanner for some 24 years! My mouth was in need of a lot of work, despite the fact that I regularly visited a dentist (evidently not a good one though). My root canals were failing and I had gum disease! At Dawood and Tanner I had many hygiene visits and deep cleaning from Fiona MacKillop and then she performed surgery on my gums. Eventually I was rid of gum disease. Then Andrew Dawood sorted out my root canals and my implant. The hygienist helped me with teeth whitening. I developed a gap between my front two teeth due to the previous gum disease allowing the teeth to twist and that needed to be addressed with orthodontics. I had braces fitted to both my top and bottom teeth to straighten them to prevent the damage getting worse. One and a half years later they were straight. Next issue: my jaw was slightly crooked causing my teeth to wear down at an angle. To address this problem Andrew Chandrapal bonded my teeth and Fiona adjusted my crowns to create an even biting surface. Jenny Huntley makes sure my hygiene is kept up to scratch; I see her every three months. Over the years I have seen the business grow, adding more staff and more services, but still staying warm and genuinely friendly. They have some of the best equipment anywhere and they work as a team. At one point 3 experts had a meeting about my teeth!Yes it has stretched my finances over the years but I still have my teeth - I can eat well, they look really healthy and natural, and will continue to last me the next 24 years with help from the team at Dawood & Tanner.Mathew C. ★★★★★ I've been attending Dawood and Tanner for a number of years and I would highly recommend my dentist Fiona. She is extremely professional, an expert in her field and is an exceptional dentist. If anyone is looking for a first class dentist, look no further than Fiona. I would also like to thank Emily who has always been amazing with me too.In addition to this, I would also highly recommend Liz who is my hygienist at Dawood and Tanner, she is the best of the best!Steve M. ★★★★★ I was recommended to see Dr Fiona MacKillop by my own dentist who advised the only solution to two lost teeth was a denture or an implant, which would require a sinus lift, bone graft and the very awkward removal of broken tooth. Not only was I totally reassured that this work, that everyone else had told me was complicated and possibly painful, was routine for Fiona, it was just that! The sinus lift, bone graft and the implants were totally painless, in fact I never had any pain killers afterwards at all, not because I am a hero, but because I had no pain and only very mild 'discomfort'Fionas nurse, Emily, helped make the whole process almost a pleasure, the right balance of concern, professionalism and humour was what prompted me to do this review. I can totally recommend this team to everyone. Thank you Fiona and Emily!denise R. ★★★★★ Caring, personal and professional service from all involved from Andrew for implants, Fiona for periodontics and Liz for hygiene, thank you for all your brilliant work on my behalf!js_loader
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Periodontal Gum Treatments


Diseases of the gum (Periodontal disease) cause inflammation and loss of the healthy attachment of the tooth to the gum and jaw bone.  The best treatment is prevention, and if caught early simple hygiene measures may be all that is needed to regain control.

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Gum Disease, if untreated, is a major cause of tooth loss


From minimally invasive techniques to correct recession of the gums that give a “long-in-the-tooth” appearance, to more advanced corrective surgery to treat periodontal disease, we can help you restore your gums and save your teeth.

Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease

  • Red swollen gums
  • bleeding gums after brushing
  • bad breath
  • loose teeth
  • gum abscesses
  • receding gums

What is the cause of Gum Disease?

The bacteria and saliva in your mouth combine to form a sticky film known as plaque. If this is not cleaned efficiently every day, it builds up on your teeth, and can lead to inflammation and decay.

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Gingivitis Treatment


You need to protect your teeth from gum disease, because if it is allowed to progress, a ‘pocket’ develops between the tooth and the gum, and bone around the tooth is lost. If you notice that your gums bleed when brushed or are slightly swollen (and there may be no obvious signs), it is important to have regular dental reviews and hygienist sessions.

Teeth compromised by the presence of deep pockets and the loss of the supporting bone, become loose and may move or drift, causing collapse of the ‘bite’, and unsightly spacing. Gum disease is the most important cause of adult tooth loss, and will lead to the need for more extensive treatments, such as Dental Implants.

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Smile Rejuvenation

Gum Recession Treatment


There are a number of techniques to correct recession; treatment is very much dependant on the severity of the problem and the thickness of the nearby gum tissues – thick gums are less prone to recession. Sometimes it is possible to cover exposed root surfaces by a small surgical procedure to move the gum tissues back into their original position. This is a minimally invasive technique, and as there is no need to use a graft, the tissues heal quickly. However, if the tissues are ‘thin’ a graft may be needed in order to increase the bulk of the tissue.

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We can regenerate lost bone

Regenerative Therapy


Regenerative procedures are used to promote formation of new bone around the effected tooth root.

There are a number of techniques to correct recession; treatment is very much dependant on the severity of the problem and the thickness of the nearby gum tissues – thick gums are less prone to recession. Sometimes it is possible to cover exposed root surfaces by a small surgical procedure to move the gum tissues back into their original position.

This is a minimally invasive technique, and as there is no need to use a graft, the tissues heal quickly. However, if the tissues are ‘thin’ a graft may be needed in order to increase the bulk of the tissue.

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Replacing lost gum tissue

Gum Grafting


This new grafted tissue may be brought in from another part of the mouth, e.g. the roof of the mouth, but in some cases, it may be possible to use a re-absorbable 3D collagen matrix, which would eliminate the need for a second surgical site. Slight swelling and discomfort is sometimes experienced after the surgery – but this has rarely been a problem.

This treatment is available to most healthy patients who look after their mouths well. Smoking can jeopardise our success – if you do smoke, then it is important that you refrain from smoking at the time of the treatment.

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