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Affordable Dental Care in Balham

“Went and saw The Dentist here and they were amazing! Could not recommend more. They made me feel super calm and explained everything to me so well. I normally hate going to the dentist but they made it a great experience!!”

“Best practice to go for treatment and work with.
Excellent service, amazing staff!
Well done!”

“I’ve had two great experiences at The Dentist Balham – They are both personable and professional and completely puts me at ease. Getting to see the x-rays on screen and being talked through the detail is really comforting, and very unusual compared to experiences I’ve had at other dentist surgeries! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Dentist to anyone (and often do!)”

“Had an excellent appointment at The Dentist. Surgery is very clean and well presented, and throughout the appointment I was able to see photos of the progress/X-rays etc on the screen in front of me. Felt like a very personalised and professional appointment and prices for treatments are very reasonable.”

“My first time visit to The Dentist was a pleasant one, the receptionists and the dentist I saw were very friendly and informative. They made me and my son feel very welcome. Thank you.”

£785 Off Your Invisalign Treatment

Free Consultation worth £50

Free Hygiene worth £69 (after treatment has been completed)

£50 Off your next treatment when you refer a friend

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Why choose us?

We are an independent dentist offering the convenience and high quality of care found in private dentistry with the affordability of a mixed NHS practice:

  • Open 8am-6pm weekdays and Saturdays 8.30am-3pm
  • Examinations at £34.50
  • Centrally located in Balham
  • Fully wheelchair accessible
  • In house dentists with special interests in: Orthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics, Implants, Oral Surgery
  • Child friendly

What Our Patients Are Saying

We are extremely proud of our family-run Balham dentist. We have happily helped thousands of patients gain their perfect smile. What really makes us smile is seeing the confidence of our patients. We would love to add you to the list!

Lydia’s Story

Jake’s Story

Catherine’s Story

Sam’s Story

Daniel’s Story

Jay Waller
Jay Waller
Reliably offers the best dentist experience I've ever experienced and seem to get better each time. Friendly, hospital front of shop staff and considerate, caring and communicative people all round. Ask for Diona the hygienist and Chris the dentist and you won't be disappointed. Wish I could give 6 stars.
Marissa Forrest
Marissa Forrest
Dr Emily Illingworth is really great at The Dentist and takes the time to fully review your x-rays and discuss your dental health. In my 4 years going to The Dentist, I’d say 90% of the time they’re running 15-20 minutes late, which can be annoying if you’re going during the working day.
Sophie Watters
Sophie Watters
Professional, amazing and fantastic results! I would recommend to anyone looking for facial aesthetics
Shane Munro
Shane Munro
One of the best dental practices I've been to (Both their Balham and Putney branches). Chris and Kyla are excellent, very knowledgeable and skilled in what they do and ensure that all my queries have been answered. Appointments never feel rushed and they are very thorough in their approach. Receptionists also fantastic, friendly and efficient. - Amy in reception is also awesome too! Thank you The Dentist team. Please pass on my feedback to the team as its important its recognised the fantastic work they are doing each day for patients in, what is, a demanding industry
Alexander Therrien
Alexander Therrien
Dr Penrose was fantastic. I was very nervous and he made me feel at ease. The price was also very reasonable.

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An 𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸 from our lovely patient, Lizzie - 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 for taking the time to comment on your experience and we are so glad that you had positive experiences with us throughout your treatments!

#PatientReview #InvisalignJourney #Balham #Putney #LondonDentist
𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐚𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭
𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘰𝘴 𝘑𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘻 𝘑𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘰

Carlos gained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2005 and has been practicing general dentistry in London since 2006.

He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has a keen interest in conservatively restoring teeth in the most natural looking way. He regularly attends a wide variety of courses, which allow him to use all manner of techniques available in modern dentistry. Most recently he has been focusing his attention on implants. He has been placing implants since 2009 and he gained a Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2018.

Carlos has many years of experience in general practice and particularly enjoys working with anxious patients. He enjoys finding a solution that is right for the patient and their needs.

Outside of work Carlos enjoys travelling and is a keen sportsman playing squash and running.


#DentistNearMe #LondonDentist #LondonDentists #DentistLondon
✨ 𝘎𝘦𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘵 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵! ✨

Having your teeth whitened is a quick, easy and non- invasive way to improve their appearance and is an ideal option for most patients!

🦷 At The Dentist, patients can choose from home whitening or the Enlighten whitening system.

Please visit our website for more information, and drop us a message via the enquiry box there with any questions!


#TeethWhitening #WhiteTeeth #LondonDentist #LondonDentists #DentistLondon
⭐ 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙚𝙩𝙨 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘿𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝙖𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩! ⭐

We want to provide you with the highest quality, affordable, customer led care at times to suit you.

That's why we are....
🟡 Centrally located in Balham & Putney
🟡 Plenty of parking spaces near the practice
🟡 Full wheelchair access.
🟡 Room for buggies
🟡 In house dentists with specialist interests for your convenience in Orthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics, Implants, Oral Surgery
🟡 Child friendly

𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵'𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵!

📲 Learn more at https://thedentistbalham.com/why-choose-us/ or get in touch by
 📞 020 3794 6487
📨 info@thedentistbalham.com

#DentistLondon #LondonDentist #LondonDentists
✨ 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐭? ✨

A thread lift is a non-invasive method aimed at mitigating the symptoms of aging in the facial and neck regions by elevating and tightening the skin, giving it a more 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘧𝘶𝘭, 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘷𝘪𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬.

😊 PDO (Polydioxanone) threads that can be absorbed by the body are securely placed beneath the skin, then tightened and drawn back to lift areas that have begun to droop. This results in a rejuvenated and uplifted appearance of the skin.

Thread lifts can target any area of the face, including the 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥, 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘴, 𝘫𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘴, 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘴, 𝘫𝘢𝘸𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘬. It’s an excellent treatment for those between the ages of 30 and 50 who are noticing mild to moderate signs of skin sagging.

📲 Ready to learn more? Book your free consultation via our website now!


#threadlift #threadlifts #facialaesthetics #antiaging #PDOthreadlift

𝐈𝐭'𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬!

Thank you so much to our patient Ella for taking the time to leave feedback about her experience at The Dentist, on Google. 


#DentistLondon #LondonDentist #LondonDentists
🏥 𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐚𝐲 🏥

It is an anniversary which has been celebrated each year to mark the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948.

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 2024 𝘪𝘴, '𝘔𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩, 𝘮𝘺 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵' 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘦𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵.

We couldn't agree more and would encourage you to visit our website to learn how we help our patients to maintain their oral health, which studies show is also linked to your overall health!


#WorldHealthDay #WorldHealthOrganisation #WorldHealth #RightToHealth #HumanRights
⭐ 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙄𝙣𝙫𝙞𝙨𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙣? ⭐

🦷 Virtually invisible
🦷 Lifestyle friendly – can be removed for interviews, big presentations or special occasions
🦷 Fewer dentist visits than most types of braces, with consultations available
🦷 Continue to eat the foods you enjoy, no special diet required
🦷 Pain free
🦷 Custom made, using cutting edge technology. The SmartTrack® aligner material has been specifically designed to optimise tooth movement control and patient comfort

𝘉𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘍𝘙𝘌𝘌 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘯'𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘦𝘳, 𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮 𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘦𝘣𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘦 https://thedentist.co.uk/invisalign-balham/

#InvisalignDoctor #InvisalignUK #InvisalignSmile #InvisalignJourney #InvisalignProvider
𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐚𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭
𝘝𝘪𝘥𝘩𝘶 𝘎𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘥
𝘖𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘋𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳

Originally from Manchester, Vidhu trained at Leeds University gaining a Bachelor of Dental surgery in 2001. She has always combined further academic training along with her clinical work, believing in the importance of keeping up to date with the rapidly changing face of dentistry.

She completed a three-year diploma in restorative dental practice at the highly acclaimed Eastman Dental Hospital in 2009. She has also completed numerous postgraduate training courses, including occlusion, tooth wear and a one-year postgraduate certification in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry.

She has practiced General Dentistry since 2001 and locally in southwest London for the past ten years. She likes to create a warm, friendly and inviting environment for her patients that reflects both her approach to dentistry and her relationship with her patients.

She enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a particular passion for conservative aesthetic dental treatments. She has a particular interest in composite veneers and tooth wear rehabilitation.

She lives in Balham with her husband and two young boys. Vidhu enjoys nothing more than spending time with family and friends in her spare time.


#DentistLondon #LondonDentist #LondonDentists
🐣 𝘏𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘺 𝘌𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘢𝘵 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵! 🐣

 🦷 We hope that the Easter Bunny has been kind to you, but remember to maintain your oral health regime and keep your teeth safe!

Enjoy the rest of the long bank holiday weekend!

#HappyEaster #EasterWeekend #BankHolidayWeekend
😀 Results from our treatments are too good to keep to yourself, which is why we are offering £50 off your next Facial Aesthetics treatment when you refer a friend!

💌 Send us an email at info@thedentistbalham.com for more details on how to claim and get planning what you will treat yourself to with the discount!


#FacialAesthetics #TheDentist #SpecialOffer
✨ 𝗗𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗲!

Finance is available for many of our treatments.

𝘐𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 2 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘭𝘭 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺.

Find out how much you could borrow at https://lead.tabeo.co.uk/the-dentist-balham/finance

#TheDentist #YourSmileJourney #PerfectSmile