About Blue Sky Dental
- We register new NHS patients
- High quality NHS and Private dentistry
- FREE parking for our patients at Bathgate Retail Park
We are an established family friendly dental practice that has been offering NHS and Private dental care to the local community of Bathgate and the wider area of West Lothian for several years.
We are committed to providing you with a high standard of professional care using modern dental equipment and techniques in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Blue Sky Dental provides the full range of dental treatment under NHS and also affordable Private dental care. We also offer hygienist appointments.
FREE parking for our patients at Bathgate Retail Park.
We currently accept New NHS patients!
All our NHS patients receive a free examination under the NHS. Our dentists will carry out a thorough clinical examination of your teeth and gums in order to diagnose any decays, cavities or the presence of gum disease. They will also carry out a soft tissues examination of your mouth to ensure that we detect oral cancer at an early stage and refer you to the appropriate specialist for further investigation without any delay.
Should you require any dental treatment such as fillings, crowns, root canal treatments, dentures, bridges, veneers etc. the dentist will explain to you what is needed and will give you different options and the associated cost. In dentistry every different option has advantages and disadvantages and also every case is different. However, our dentists will explain to you the options with their pros and cons and will make a decision with you as to how you want to proceed. Once you have agreed with the dentist on the treatment plan, then a printed estimate will be given to you with the costs involved. Please ask for an estimate if we do not give you one. Also, we will inform you if for any reason the treatment plan has to be amended and therefore the cost will be different.
If you do not require any further treatment, your dentist will recommend when you should next come in for a check-up. It is commonly recommended that you have a dental check-up every six months although all patients vary, with some requiring more frequent check-ups and some not needing them so often. You should follow your dentist’s recommendation to ensure your teeth stay healthy.
Free NHS services for qualifying patients
You may be exempt from paying NHS charges if :
- You are under 18 years of age
- You are 18 years of age and in full-time education
- You are pregnant
- You have had a baby in the last 12 months
- You or your partner receive Income support, Income related Employment Support Allowance or Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- You or your partner hold a current NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate
- You or your partner receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- You or your partner receive Universal Credit
If you are unsure if you need to pay for treatment, please talk to the practice team, and bring any relevant documentation with you to your first appointment.
If you need to be seen urgently please phone the surgery for advice. If treatment is essential, we will do our best to arrange it within 24 hours. For emergencies out of hours please call NHS 24 on 111.
Access to the practice
All our surgeries are on the ground floor and allow full wheelchair access. Our patient toilet is also equipped with disabled facilities.
Meet the team
Paul Murray BDS
Paul gained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in 2013 from Dundee University and has since worked at Dundee Dental School and in a mixed private/NHS practice in Newport. Paul is committed to providing you with the very best professional and personalised service to ensure a complete understanding of your requirements. He is a gentle, caring professional and enjoys treating patients of all ages.
In his spare time Paul enjoys cooking, travel, keeping fit, listening to music and playing guitar.
Ahmed Khweir BDS
Ahmed came to Dentistry a bit later than usual after doing a Biomedical Science degree as well as a Bioengineering Masters so he wanted to be sure his next career choice was the right one but being a Dentist is something he enjoys immensely. He is keen on all aspects of Dentistry and he enjoys working at Blue Sky Dental because of the very friendly staff team which can make even anxious patients as relaxed as possible for coming to the dentist.
He keeps himself quite busy outside work with various community and charitable activities and has great passion for tree planting, blood donation as well as supporting the vulnerable. He also has a young boy to keep him occupied at home. He enjoys playing football when his knees allow him as well as sauntering up Ben Nevis every once in a while.
Sofia Chondrou DDS
Sofia qualified as a dentist from the University of Athens in Greece. She worked for a busy private dental practice and a Dental Hospital in Athens before joining our team at Blue Sky Dental in August 2017. Sofia enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry.
In her free time Sofia enjoys travelling, sports and watching films with her friends.
Katerina Nomikou DDS
Katerina graduated from the University of Athens in Greece. Before joining Blue Sky she worked in a Specialist Endodontic clinic where she gained a lot of experience. Katerina enjoys treating children and helping to make them feel at ease when they come to the practice. Katerina has a keen interest in aesthetic dentistry.
In her free time she enjoys going to the theatre, cooking and travelling
Rhonda has a Diploma in Dental Hygiene. She qualified from Dundee Dental Hospital in 1986 and has been working at the practice since 1988. Some of her patients today have been attending the practice since she started. Her aims are to motivate, educate and treat patients to achieve good oral health and to help keep their teeth for life.
Rhonda is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and the British Dental Health Foundation and regularly attends post-graduate courses to keep up to date with all new developments.
Outside work Rhonda likes to keep fit and enjoys spending time with family and friends.