Nichola reaches 10 Years at 18 Dental!

Senior dental nurse Nichola Pollock recently celebrated 10 years of dedicated service at 18 Dental.


Nichola climbed the ranks firstly by gaining the Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2006, and later with Denplan customer care training.

She went on to oversee the relocation of the practice to its current premises on Lodge Road.

She has consistently cared for her patients whilst leading her team of nurses. Her natural, personable flair combined with a fantastic work ethic has made her an invaluable member of the team.

Well done Nichola and we look forward to the next 10 years.

Dental Sedation Regulations Update

Here at 18 Dental we have been carrying out anxiety management for over 10 years. This allows us to care for the most nervous patients, helping so many people undergo dental treatment.




Within the UK, the regulations surrounding the provision of sedation in dental practices was recently updated by the Intercollegiate Advisory Committee.


The policy document, which outlines the practice of conscious sedation, aims to improve the provision and safety in dental practices.


At 18 Dental all our dentists already comply with the post-graduate training required by the Royal College of Surgeons and we are happy to confirm that we will continue to offer both IV sedation and inhalation sedation to all our patients.


Should you have any questions regarding this document or any aspect of your care please feel free to discuss with your dentist at your next appointment.


For full document details follow the link below.



Spring has arrived! Time to whiten those teeth….

After the long dark winter, spring finally feels like it has arrived at 18 Dental.  To celebrate this, why not have your teeth whitened in readiness for the summer sun.




Undertaken by our fully qualified dentists, tooth whitening gently lightens the colour of your teeth to reveal a brighter, whiter you.




We provide bespoke bleaching trays, which closely fit the anatomy of the teeth.  These are made and fitted on the same day.  Used nightly with a tooth-friendly carbamide peroxide gel, a long lasting whitening is achieved in only 2 weeks.




We also stock the Kin Progressive Whitening toothpaste to maintain your beautiful colour on a daily basis.




To book an consultation today please contact us on Remember to claim £50 discount when you ‘like’ on on facebook!

Ever wondered what happens to your dental instruments?

Cross infection control policy

Cross infection control is at the heart of all treatment carried out at 18 Dental.

That is why we have a state-of-the-art sterilisation room which serves our 4 surgeries.

All equipment is sterilised after every patient. Single use instruments are disposed off and hand sanitisation is carried out both before and after each patient.

Our cross infection policy adheres fully to documents HTM 01-05: decontamination in primary dental care practices, and HTM 07-01: safe management of healthcare waste.

We undergo annual inspections and from RQIA and Denplan Excel which endorse our practice procedures and policies. how to find my ip address

Cosmetic Clinic of The Year



Ulster Tatler Cosmetic Clinic of the Year

The Ulster Tatler magazine recently awarded us the prestigious title of Northern Ireland’s cosmetic clinic of the year 2014.

Beating off stiff competition from clinics across NI in a stylish ceremony at the Belfast City Hall on 18 September, we were delighted to win this accolade, as voted for by the public and patients.

This award recognises those businesses who go the extra mile and exceed customer expectation.

Thank you to all who took the time to vote! expiring domains .

Launching Same Day Crowns and The Wrinkle Reduction Clinic

We are delighted to launch two new services to celebrate 10 years in business in Coleraine.






Same day Cerec crowns offer patients the benefit of a single appointment to have their crown both made and fitted.



Conventional crowns require a minimum of two visits to the dentists, multiple injections and impressions taken of the teeth with a temporary crown placed between these appointments.  Same day crowns can be completed in one appointment with minimum fuss and maximum convenience.



In addition, we are delighted to launch the Wrinkle Reduction Clinic.  Smooth away the lines on the forehead, eradicate crows feet and smile confidently with a fresher face. Wrinkle reduction is carried out by fully trained dentists who wish to help you smile with confidence!.



Book an appointment today on or 028 7032 7057.

Charity Raffle: Thursday 11 Sept

imageWe are delighted to announce the sponsors and their wonderful prizes donated in aid of Cancer Focus NI.


Join us between 2-4pm on 11 September when all prizes will be drawn.  Tickets available to purchase (5 for £1) at reception.


Don’t miss out with your chance to win!



Henry Schein – £60 M&S voucher

Perfections – Hot stone massage

Ken Young – designer tie

Moores – Ritual gift set

Movie House Cinemas – x2 cinema passes

Movie House Cinema – x4 bowling passes

John Laverty Optician- designer sunglasses

Simon Ferris Hairdressing – £20 voucher

Riverside Theatre – family Christmas pass

Asda – 3 bottles of wine

Water Margin restaurant – £20 voucher

McLaughlins Bakery – cake voucher

BF Mulholland – bottle of wine and after eights

Sainsburys – bottle of wine

Fairleys House of wine – bottle of wine

Denplan – £40 M&S voucher

Cinnamon Cafe – £10 voucher

Home Makers – discount voucher

Sandwich co. Coleraine – £5 voucher

Starbucks – gift bag

Dixons £25 voucher

Boots – Clarins gift bag

Superdrug – ladies perfume

Superdrug – men’s aftershave

David Martin jewellers – Storm necklace

Gems Jewellers – £25 voucher

Jayne Morris – bouquet

Art in Hair – £20 voucher

Tesco – voucher

Indulgence Beauty – Spray tan

The Treatment Room – Ark 1 hour facial

Capital Beauty – back massage

McAtamneys Butchers – £15 voucher

Bonds Jewellers – Storm necklace

The Bushtown Hotel – carvery lunch for 2


10 Year Anniversary Celebration





To mark 10 years in business, we are having ‘An Afternoon of Celebration’.



On Thursday 11 September 2-4pm we are inviting patients, past and present, to enjoy a glass of wine and a photographic trip down memory lane along with our team and local press.



We plan to use this occasion to raise funds for this years chosen charity Cancer Focus NI.  We will be hosting a raffle on the day with a wide selection of prizes donated by both ourselves and local businesses.  All funds raised go directly to this local charity.



Should you wish to attend please book your place on 7032 7057.



Join us for a memorable day out in aid of a wonderful charity with 18 Dental!




Flash Offer on Summer Tooth Whitening


For one day only this summer at 18 Dental we are providing tooth whitening for only £199.  This a huge saving of £136 off our normal price.


Available on Thursday 7 August only this special offer includes free bleaching consultation, bespoke made bleaching trays and 2 weeks supply of night time peroxide gel.  A complimentary review appointment is also included in this great price.


Whiter, more beautiful teeth are waiting for you.  Book now as places are limited!image

Free Denplan Registration Fee for May and June!

At 18 Dental we believe good value is important in dentistry and we don’t want finance to be a barrier to your dental treatment. We understand that it’s often easier to pay little and often than it is to find a larger sum of money all in one go – that’s why we’re pleased to offer you Denplan.





Denplan Care is a dental payment plan where you pay a fixed monthly amount to cover the cost of all the routine care you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy – thus avoiding any unexpected dental bills*.


Prices start from just £12.21 per month.  And even better still, all Denplan applications (both new and reinstated patients) received by Denplan between 1st May 2014 and 30th June 2014 will have the £15 registration fee waived.


Great teeth just got easier!


* Terms and conditions apply. For further information about Denplan Care and Essentials please speak to reception.