"Scottish Dental Care Group -
High quality, patient focused dental care"

Lochthorn Dental Clinic Reviews

Thank you so much for repairing my broken tooth today. As usual, Allan dealt with the problem in a very professional and painstaking way. I really appreciate the care with which he performs every treatment I receive  – and there have been a quite a number over the last couple of  years. Today’s procedure seemed to be particularly tricky. It took longer than expected  and I don’t think I was the best patient. However, Allan carried it out with his usual patience and good humour. We are very lucky to have such  a good dental surgery in the area.

Mrs A

Had my first appointment with Holly this morning and as a (slightly) nervous dental patient, I couldn’t be happier with the friendly and approachable serviceable service I received. Both are a credit to the team. Thanks for making my dental appointment so pleasant. Happily (and have) recommended.

Mr W

Met Carissa the new dentist today and can honestly say she has a great bed side manner. Felt so relaxed with her. My dentist Allan was off so saw Carissa as an emergency. Could not fault this dentist surgery and now i am in good hands with Allan or Carissa after bad experiences at other dentist surgeries.

Miss LH

When you have a phobia of going to the dentist it makes it so much easier when the dentist (Allan Matthews) takes time to show proper professionalism and exceptional patient care that helps ease that stress and can even get a smilie from you. His dental nurse is such a bubbly and friendly person makes your visit so much easier thanks guys I would recommend this dental practice to anyone especially those with a phobia as they say ‘laughter is the perfect medicine’ keep up the good work and thanks for being patient with me.

Ms A

So good to have a caring and attentive dentist at last. All staff very friendly and helpful.

Mrs KMc

Alan and his staff are brilliant, friendly, informative and extremely welcoming, excellent in their chosen profession and would recommend them to all.

Miss JK

Absolutely wonderful young man and his staff. It makes it a pleasure to visit the dentist!! Long may it continue.

Mrs JH

This year I have had some dental work done by Dr Martin Mac Eachen. Firstly I had a crown put in and he made a fantastic job of it. Today he finished doing root canal work on a back tooth. This was an awkward procedure as the tooth is slanting forward. He had to do it in two phases as one of the canals needed a piece of equipment he did not have at the time. This has been a complete success and all the sensitivity has gone.

I took to Martin as soon as he introduced himself and told me to call him by his Christian name. I felt completely at ease and he explained everything he was going to do ,even asking me what I thought of his plans. In both these procedures I never felt even a twinge. He showed me the X-rays he took and showed me what he was doing. Martin has a great rapport with the staff in the surgery and is always instructing them on what is needed, and anyone I have spoken to in Lochthorn hold him in high regard.

I know Martin is only in Dumfries until the end of the year which for us Doonhamers is a great shame. He has a lovely nature and is a really lovely man. He is the best dentist I have attended and any patient who attends his surgery is in excellent hands and couldn’t wish for a better or nicer dentist.

Michael Dillon

Both my partner and myself were really impressed with the care we received from all the staff we came into contact with at Lochthorn Dental Clinic. I honestly can’t recommend them highly enough, they were thorough, sensitive and seemed incredibly passionate about the work they do. Thanks so much!


I put up with a fair amount of pain for about a year and a half because food was getting trapped between two of my upper rear teeth. It was only because Martin was doing an initial (registering at the surgery) check up that he mentioned that the filling could be replaced, and the gap reduced. Have to say it has now sorted the problem. No food is getting trapped and therefore no pain. Thanks very much Martin. I really appreciate it.



Lochthorn Dental Clinic

Write a Review