Frequently Asked Questions
What is the BDA Good Practice Award?
The British Dental Association Good Practice Award, has been received by Canmore Dental Practice. We are one of the few practices that have been presented with this award in Fife. Winning this award means that we comply with legal, ethical and clinical governance requirements. It also means that we continue developing policies and procedures to comply with national best practice standards set by the BDA.
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What is Denplan?
With Denplan you pay a set monthly charge, based on your category determined by the Oral Check assessment. You are covered for most dental work including but not limited to; examinations, X-rays, fillings, extractions, crowns, root fillings etc. For more information about Denplan please click and view their website or ask a member of staff at your next appointment.
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Where can I Park?
Abbey park Place is situated in the centre of Dunfermline so there is plenty of parking space available. Please view the Contact page for a map of the surrounding areas.
Are you taking on new patients?
Yes. We are one of the few practices in Fife still currently taking on both new NHS and private patients. If you would like to register please call 01383 624 343 or complete our online registration form.
How can I reduce the risk of tooth decay?
With such a vast array of food and drinks containing sugar it is unrealistic to eliminate sugar completely from your everyday diet. It is therefor important to focus on reducing and controlling the way in which sugar is consumed.
What do I do if I have toothache outside opening hours?
We are open between 8.30 am and 6.30 pm Monday to Friday. However if you are having toothache and it is without normal working ours you can call the 24 hour helpline on
Can I get free dental treatment?
NHS dental examinations are free to all patients resident in the UK, however overseas visitors are subject to the National Health Service.
If you are above 19 charges are applicable.
All Dental treatment is free if you are; Under 18 or 18 and in full time education, if you or your partner receive Income Support, Pension Credit-Guarantee Credit, Income-based job Seekers Allowance, if you are entitled to or named on a valid NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate, if you are named on an NHS Low Income Scheme HC2 Certificate, if you are pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months.
If you are named on an NHS Low Income Scheme HC3 Certificate a charge may be applicable subject to the assessed contribution.
If you are a Wor/MOD Pensioner charges applicable but refund may be awarded from War Pensions Agency if the dental treatment is required for the pensionable disability.
Are x-rays dangerous?
When a dental X-ray is taken the amount of radiation produced is particularly small, as are the risks associated with these X-rays. However if you are pregnant it is always recommended to tell your dentist, and they will take extra care and only take one if it is entirely necessary.