High quality, affordable dental care in Poole

58 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole BH13 7AA

High quality, affordable dental care in Poole

58 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole BH13 7AA

About the Practice

Aiming to provide dedicated, high quality dental care in a calm,  relaxed and welcoming atmosphere

Richard Farrant bought Canford Cliffs Dental in 2006 from the previous owner taking on many of the original staff and patients.  Starting out a much smaller version of what you see today; the practice has gradually grown over the years expanding and modernising but striving to maintain the approachable and friendly environment we are well known for.

The practice is built on the foundations of an old family home. Purchased in the 80’s the previous owner converted part of the ground floor into a dental practice comprising just one small surgery and the reception area with a staff room on the side.

The original layout remained a workable environment in which to treat patients until Richard and the team decided it was time to expand and update. In 2014 the exciting renovation process began. Two modernised surgeries, a staff and patient toilet, the central sterilisation room and a large welcoming, wheelchair accessible reception area was created. The full remodelling took around a year, taking time to ensure each decision was the right one for the practice.

Richard and the team take great pride in everything we have achieved and look forward to sharing it with our loyal patients.

A Denplan dentist practice in Poole
Members of the British Dental Association (BDA) Good Practice Scheme
All our staff members are registered with the General Dental Council
Canford Cliffs Dental is a Care Quality Commission (CQC) Compliant Practice
Invisalign® provider

What our patients have to say …

{Wonderful dentist! Made to feel at home from the very first instant, friendly, relaxed and everything explained fully and patiently. Absolutely first rate.{
{Here is a dental practice where the whole person is cared for from the moment you ring through to ask for help, right until the moment you leave. One other important factor is that one leaves feeling that a realistic price has been charged for totally professional treatment.{
{I know I am being looked after!{
{Fantastic care, very friendly and professional. Would recommend highly to all.{
{I have a lengthy and traumatic dental history; this dentist has restored my faith and confidence.{
{Excellent dentists, I could not ask for better care.{
{We cannot speak highly enough. Richard Farrant and the team looked after our oral hygiene very early on when he first qualified and now we are fortunate enough to visit him in his own practice.{
{I can’t thank Richard and the team enough, when I first came I was a nervous wreck but I was soon put at ease with a warm welcome and exceptionally good care. I felt I was really being listened to and was involved in my care decisions throughout. I would highly recommend.{
{If you want to be well cared for, feel your very best interests are paramount, if you want to feel confident that your total oral health is being maintained. If you need that little bit of extra reassurance during a procedure, look no further.{
{The service has been outstanding. The staff are friendly, polite, courteous and accommodate all your needs. The dentistry has been five star, gentle, painless and physiologically fantastic! (if that’s a term!){
{Remarkable! Friendly, knowledgeable and super helpful – Great!{
{I can't thank you enough for the exceptional care you provide me and my teeth. Not forgetting the lovely and helpful reception staff too!{
{I am more than satisfied. The receptionist is warm and caring in manner and the dental treatment excellent. What more can one ask?{

Meet the Team

Together we will work to achieve a smile you can be proud of.

Richard Farrant

Principal Dentist and Practice Owner

BDS Lond 1997. GDC No. 73507

Richard qualified in 1997 and then worked for a year as a junior house surgeon in maxillofacial surgery and restorative dentistry. In 1998 he moved to Dorset to complete his vocational training in general practice in Sandford and Wareham. In 2006 he took over the Canford Cliffs Dental after a short period of working with the previous owner Mr Alan Tetlow, and has since developed it into the successful family orientated practice it is today.

Richard enjoys looking after his family, and tries to get out waterskiing as often as possible. He also enjoys running and playing squash.

Catherine Farrant


BDS Lond 1998. GDC No. 74989

Catherine qualified from the University of London UMDS in 1998 and moved to Dorset, first working in Bournemouth. She has continued to work in the Bournemouth and Poole area before coming here to work with her husband Richard on the 8th of January 2019.

She is committed to providing excellent quality dental care in all areas and strives to get to know all patients personally, ensuring they are comfortable and happy.

Catherine enjoys spending time reading and attends regular gym classes. She has two boys who keep her busy when not at work.

Zelal Gungor


Zahnarzt Berlin 2003. GDC No. 85234

Zelal qualified in Berlin, Germany in 2003. After working in Berlin for 2 years she moved to UK and worked in the Wiltshire and Humberside area until 2013 and graduated from her Masters Degree in Dental Implantology in 2014. She was awarded the ITI International Team for Implantology Scholarship working and doing research in Stuttgart Germany before moving back to working in the Dorset area.

Her main interests are Implantology, Invisalign and Cosmetic dentistry where she regularly attends national and international courses and conferences such as the DSD Digital Smile Design with Dr. Coachman in Brazil, Galip Gürel in Istanbul Turkey, the EAED European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, Master courses in Switzerland and at the Harvard University in Boston, USA. Zelal enjoys treating patients with absolute care and loves transforming their smiles.

In her free time she enjoys reading books and travelling.

Alice Shutler

Practice Manager

Alice started her journey in dentistry as an apprentice dental nurse in 2010. Alice has gone on to qualify as a dental nurse and dental assessor. Alice joined Canford Cliffs Dental in 2020 as the practice manager and enjoys all aspects of her role.

When Alice isn’t at work, she is busy chasing after her little boy and their dog!

Dawn Star

Dental Hygienist

Dip Dent Hygiene RCS Eng 2006. GDC No. 103698

Dawn began her career in dentistry as a dental nurse where she first worked alongside Richard at a previous sister practice in Wareham. She later went on to qualify as a dental hygienist from The Eastman Dental Hospital London in 2006. She is originally from Poole and is based in practices around Dorset.

Dawn started working with us in 2008 and has enjoyed watching the practice grow and being part of our friendly team. She has a gentle and thorough approach to treatment and takes special interest in gum health. Dawn can work with you to prevent as well as treat dental disease.

In her spare time Dawn enjoys travelling, walking and beach sports.

Georgia Giles

Hygienist / Therapist

GDC No. 247775

Georgia started her dental career in 2011 and in 2019 she graduated from the University of Plymouth as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist.

Her passion for the job has allowed her to develop as a clinician to help provide patients with more confidence and a healthier smile. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.


Dentally Trained Receptionist

Bev started dental nursing in 1984 and has worked in two practices before joining the Canford Cliffs Dental. She feels very fortunate to work in an excellent practice and enjoys working with a happy team providing high quality care. Now working as a receptionist she loves to give a warm welcome to all our patients and make them feel as comfortable as possible.

Outside of work she loves to keep fit, her happy place is spending time with family by the sea.


Dentally Trained Receptionist

Caroline qualified as a dental nurse in 1978. She joined the practice in 2006 and is now working as a receptionist. Caroline enjoys meeting patients of all ages and putting them at ease with her approachable manner and friendly smile.

Her spare time is spent with her family including her cat and grandchildren as well as meeting up with friends.


Dental Nurse / Receptionist

NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nurse City & Guilds 2010. GDC No. 203395

Ailsa joined the practice in September 2017. She started dental nursing in 2008 after taking time out from work to concentrate on raising her two daughters. Ailsa passed her dental radiography exam in 2011 which enables her to take dental X-rays under instruction from the dentist.

She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and will always make you feel comfortable during your visit with us.


Dental Nurse / Receptionist

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013. GDC No. 246456

Sarah has worked as a Dental nurse since 2012 and joined Canford Cliffs Dental in September 2018. Sarah is a naturally outgoing and friendly part of the team and therefore enjoys spending time getting to know patients and making them feel at ease.

Should a patient have any questions regarding a treatment plan – Sarah is able to discuss each option in depth to help gain a better understanding overall. Sarah lives locally with her two children and has an interest in health and fitness.


Dental Nurse / Receptionist

NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nurse City & Guilds 2011. GDC No. 232220

Gemma started dental nursing in 2011 and joined us in November 2018. Having gained experience in all areas of dentistry, Gemma has found that general nursing was her favourite and enjoys spending time getting to know all the patients. She is most experienced with cosmetic dentistry and works closely with patients helping them to achieve their dream smile.

Originally from Scotland, Gemma moved to England in 2016 and enjoys spending time with her son and husband exploring the beautiful coast.


Dental Nurse / Receptionist

NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2009. GDC No. 183711

Tania has worked as a dental nurse since 2007, and joined Canford Cliffs Dental in July 2018. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, particularly accompanying patients along their journey, ensuring they have a comfortable and relaxed experience.

Tania is especially experienced with nervous patients – her kind and calming nature is infectious; leaving a smile on all the faces of the people she meets. In her spare time, Tania enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.


Dental Nurse / Receptionist

National certificate for Dental Nurses 2000. GDC No. 142332

Kary qualified as a Dental nurse in 2000 and joined the practice in October 2020. Kary enjoys all aspects of dentistry and loves being part of Canford Cliffs Dental team. Kary has a cheerful disposition, is very chatty and makes people feel at ease.

Kary also helps her parents run a long established local pub. She enjoys spending time with her partner and her two children. She is an animal lover has 2 cats called Cosmo and Tiny and enjoys long walks with her French Bull dog Narla.


Dental Nurse / Receptionist

NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nurse City & Guilds 2014. GDC No. 249405

Tanya qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2014 , she joined Canford Cliffs Dental in September 2020. She has over ten years clinical experience working in various different practices in the South West.

In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit by doing Muy Thai and weight training and spending time with her son.


Dental Nurse / Receptionist

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2023. GDC No. 311270

Zoe started at Canford Cliffs Dental as an apprentice in August 2021 and qualified in 2023. Zoe enjoys all aspects of dentistry and likes working on reception as part of the team.

In her spare time, Zoe enjoys musical theatre and spending time with family. 


Dental Nurse / Receptionist

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2024. GDC No. 314643

Lizzy started her dental nursing career in 2021 and has since qualified at the beginning of 2024. She feels very fortunate to work in a friendly practice with a lovely team to make sure you have a comfortable and happy experience during your visit with us.

In her spare time Lizzy enjoys keeping active and spending time with friends and family.

Fee Guide 2024*

Applicable until January 2025

High quality, affordable, preventative and restorative dental care.


Initial consultation (new patient 18 and over) – £88.00
Initial consultation (new patient 13-17 yrs) – £48.00
Initial consultation (new patient 6-12 yrs) – £38.00
Initial consultation (new patient 0-5 yrs) – £16.50

Routine examination (18 years and over) – £55.00
Routine examination (13-17 yrs) – £38.50
Routine examination (6-12 yrs) – £27.50
Routine examination (0-5 yrs) – £11.00

X-rays £16 each

Fluoride Varnish application – £5.00

Hygiene services

Routine Hygienist appointment – £92.00
Treatment for Gum Disease with dentist – £190.00
Simple scale and polish – £45.00
Intensive scale – £92.00

Restorative dentistry

(a) small (from) – £115.00
(b) medium (from) – £160.00
(c) large (from) – £200.00

Acrylic denture (from) – £700.00
Metal denture (from) – £1150.00
Valplast Nylon denture (from) – £920.00

Gold crown – £POA
White crown – £650.00
Veneers (from) – £550.00
Bridges (per unit) – £650.00
Root Canal Treatment (incl. x-ray & filling):
Incisor – £480.00
Premolar – £550.00
Molar – £670.00

Extractions (from) – £175.00

Re-cement crown (from) – £105.00
Re-cement bridge – £120.00
Sports gum shield – £140.00
Repair/addition to denture (from) – £165.00
Reline denture – £175.00
Study models – £88.00

Cosmetic treatments & services

Bleaching (Polanight incl. 3 tubes of Gel, per arch) – £190.00
Bleaching Gel (Polanight, per tube) – £38.00
Composite Bonding (from) – £300 per tooth
Enlighten Whitening – £549.00
Invisalign (from) – £3,000

Emergency Care

Emergency appointment (Out of hours) – £120.00
Emergency appointment (Unregistered patient) – £120.00

Provided by Teledent, an on-call emergency dental service comprising a rota of private dentists that cover out of hours advice and call outs in the Poole, Bournemouth and Ringwood area. Call 07956 633221.

Denplan Excel accredited practice

Visit www.denplan.co.ukSpread the cost of your routine treatment or regular preventative dental care with regular monthly payments.

Get Denplan Essentials for routine examinations, x-rays and scales and polishes.

For a plan that covers all necessary dental treatment such as fillings, crowns and root treatments* ask for Denplan Care.

* Subject to T&Cs

Benefits of DenPlan Care and Denplan Essentials include:

  • A focus on preventive oral health advice and care, to stop problems before they start
  • Predictable monthly payments, allowing you to budget for your preventive dental care
  • Opportunities to participate in monthly prize draws and competitions
  • Outstanding customer service from a friendly and knowledgeable team
  • Discounts of up to 15% on monthly fees when two or more people pay on the same Direct Debit (T&Cs apply)

Ask us about our Payment Plans, or find out more at www.denplan.co.uk

*All prices are subject to change depending on the clinician

For further information please call us on 01202 747552; we would be happy to help!


Contact Details


01202 747552




58 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, Dorset
BH13 7AA

Opening Hours

Monday – 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm
Tuesday – 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday – 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm
Thursday – 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm
Friday – 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm

Out of Hours

If you have a dental emergency out of hours which will not wait until we re-open you may contact the NHS helpline on 111.

If you are a private patient of this practice you may obtain advice or treatment with an on-call dentist via Teledent on 07956 633221.

Please note there is a call out fee for a Teledent Out of Hours dentist, plus the cost of treatment. Denplan patients may be eligible for a partial reimbursement.

Complaints Procedure

Any patient may make a comment or complaint either verbally or in writing to the practice, where they will be given a prompt and confidential response.

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Canford Cliffs Dental Practice, Poole


58 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7AA


We are conveniently situated on the main Canford Cliffs Road, at the corner with Boulnois Avenue and opposite the junction with Western Avenue. Ample street parking can be found right outside the practice.

Canford Cliffs Dental

58 Canford Cliffs Road
BH13 7AA

Telephone: 01202 747552