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Holborn Dental Clinic

16 Procter Street, WC1V 6NX

Smilepod at Holborn brings you everything from beautifully clean teeth to a full range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. We have a fantastic team of dentists, hygienists, and nurses. We are also supported by our specialist periodontist Dr. Anju. She is here to treat gum disease and carry out gum treatments.

Smilepod Holborn is proud to be a multicultural team speaking a number of languages. If English isn’t your mother tongue, let us know and one of our talented members of staff can translate for you. Currently, the Holborn team speak English, Romanian, Portuguese, Spanish, Hungarian, Slovakian, German, Czech, Italian, Polish, Farsi and French.

Welcome from our practice manager…

Welcome to Smilepod Holborn! My name is Ramona and I will be looking after your experience when you visit Holborn. We provide dental treatment with the utmost care, skill, and attention to detail while helping each client feel comfortable and relaxed.

I understand that a visit to the dentist is not something you are likely to be looking forward to, so from the minute you step through our door I will do my best to make your experience as pleasant as possible. Visiting your dentist doesn’t need to be scary! At Holborn, I have a great team of lovely dentists. My staff are friendly, professional and kind. We will make sure you leave with a smile on your face!

About the Our Holborn Dental Clinic

At our Holborn Dental Clinic we have a strong belief in the importance of preventative care as well as cosmetic. We are strong promoters of keeping your oral health in top shape through regular visits to the dentist and hygienist in order to maintain our dental heath to prevent problems occuring dentally in the future. At Smilepod, our standard of hygiene treatment goes a step beyond the typical service you would receive at any other dentist, we tailor our hygiene packages to bespokely fit your needs and to suit the condition of your gums.

At the Holborn Dental Clinic

  • A premium tooth cleaning service involving a diamond-standard of hygiene
  • Specialist periodontal treatment to combat gum disease
  • Full smile makeovers available
  • A friendly, multi-lingual team with extensive experience
  • Same day emergency appointments
  • Special packages for local businesses (if interested, get in touch for more details)
  • Lunchtime, evening and Saturday appointments

The Dental Team at Smilepod Holborn

At Smilepod Holborn we can give you a full range of dental treatments from beautifully clean teeth to beautiful restorative and cosmetic dentistry at a time that fits around your schedule.

Dr Zahra Fernandes

Dentist

GDC: 265853

Hi ! I’m Zahra, one of Smilepod’s dentists. I’ve been working at Smilepod since 2017 but I’m a qualified dentist from Brazil since 2010. I’m a multitasking dentist who enjoys a variety of treatments!

Smilepod Holborn is great to work in – it’s such a central location and the atmosphere here is so calming and friendly. I love the control I have in my clients care. If I am seeing someone who needs more time I am able to extend their appointment so the duty of care is never compromised. I never have to rush so I always know I am always doing a good job.

I really like developing relationships with my patients. I like them to come back to see me and feel at ease. I believe that going to the dentist should be a nice experience rather than a traumatic one.

The key points for a good oral health are: cut down on sugar consumption, brush twice a day for two to three minutes, floss daily and go for regular check-ups as recommended by your dentist. Don’t postpone your check-ups because prevention is always easier – and cheaper – than treatment! And if you happen to choose me as your dentist, I’ll be here for you!

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Dr Ana Maria Reis Mackinnon

Dentist

GDC: 159692

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Rayna Kenna Braithwaite

Hygienist

GDC: 281357

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Dr Ana Polidoro

Dentist

GDC:156003

“I see lots of nervous clients and whenever you ask why they are scared. 90% of the time it’s due to a bad experience as a child. It’s a matter of taking the chance on us and we can give you a positive experience. Dentistry has changed so much over the years so it won’t be as bad as you think.”

Hi, I’m Ana, one of Smilepod’s dentists. I’ve worked for Smilepod for five years although I did some cover dentistry for a different location ten years ago. I began my career working in Brazil then moved to London about 13 years ago.

I’ve been fascinated by dentistry since I was 10 years old and had an accident and broke my teeth. At the time I had to go back and forth to the dentists’ lots of time and they thought it was unlikely I would be able to keep my teeth. It sounds scary, but I was really interested in how things worked in dentistry and teeth. Due to the skill of the dentist, I was able to keep my teeth so my dentist inspired me to go down this path.

I am especially interested in educating clients on prevention. Prevention is so much better than cure. Most dental problems don’t cause symptoms. As a dentist, I can see these problems and stop them in their tracks. That’s why attending your check-ups is so important to the health of your teeth.

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Angi Toth

Hygienist

GDC: 215925

Angi originally studied Economics but came to London 13 years ago in search of travel and adventure. After travelling the world for a year, she started a job as treatment coordinator at a dental practice and then joined Smilepod as a dental assistant. She qualified as a CQC registered manager at Smilepod Soho’s studio and then in 2017 became Smilepod’s first dental hygienist.

Having a great knowledge and understanding of all aspects of dentistry, Angi is a very empathic, outgoing and caring hygienist who can deal very well with the most anxious patients putting them at ease. She will give you tips on how to achieve the best possible oral care at home and make you feel great about your smile.

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Onorina Dobre

GDC: 248515

As long as you floss on a daily basis you are helping reduce the risk of gum disease. If you floss daily you can avoid so many problems. If you don’t floss it really can lead to issues. Flossing is an absolute must. If you don’t know how to floss ask me or another member of staff and we can show you.

Hi, I’m Onorina. I am one of Smilepod’s dental nurses. I’ve worked for Smilepod for a number of years now. I qualified in Romania as a general nurse and when I came to London I decided it was a great chance to move into dental nursing which was always my goal.

I work full time in Holborn and I really enjoy it here. It’s lovely and there are lots of nice places to go out around here. The studio is very welcoming– it feels like a family environment here.

If I could tell you anything it would be floss! As long as you floss on a daily basis you are helping reduce the risk of gum disease. If you floss daily you can avoid so many problems. If you don’t floss it really can lead to issues. Flossing is an absolute must. If you don’t know how to floss ask me or another member of staff and we can show you. I’m always happy to help

I also practice what I preach by making sure I attend my own regular dental checks. I also had my teeth whitened here have regular teeth cleans. I love my healthy white Smilepod smile

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Ramona Pop

Studio Manager

I recommend anyone who wants to smile more to come and see us. We are different from the usual dentist, there are no lectures, we are approachable easy to book and we really care about our clients. It’s all about forming trusting relationships.

Hello! My name is Ramona and I am the manager of Holborn Smilepod and probably the first person you will see. You are very welcome here – it’s a friendly place. I’ve been at Smilepod for about 5 years and I have a great team who have all stayed a long while. It’s quite unusual in dentistry to have low staff turnover and I am really proud of my team. Customer service is so important to all of us.

I first came to London in 2011 to improve my English. I learned American style English and there are differences with the conversation. I then started working at Smilepod and took my dental nursing qualification. I always loved biology so dentistry was a really natural fit for me.

If you are nervous about visiting why not come and have a chat with me? I’ve had lots of appointments myself so I know first hand what it’s like. I had my orthodontics done here with a fixed brace for a few years and it was amazing. I love my new straight smile.

I recommend anyone who wants to smile more should come and see us. We are different from the usual dentist, there are no lectures, we are approachable easy to book and we really care about our clients. It’s all about forming trusting relationships

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Opening Hours
Monday:    10:30am – 6.30pm Tuesday:    10:30am – 6.30pm Wednesday:    10:30am – 6.30pm Thursday:    10:30am – 6.30pm Friday:    8:30am – 4.30pm Saturday:    10:00am – 4.00pm
Directions

From Holborn Underground. 1 minute from Holborn Underground. Leave the station at street level turn right and exit through the payment barriers signed HIGH HOLBORN / BRITISH MUSEUM. Turn right and progress along HIGH HOLBORN and make for the traffic lights and pedestrian crossing outside PRET A MANGER. Cross the road to Procter St and toward GYM BOX. Keep GYMBOX on your right-hand side and pass underneath the building that spans the road. Smilepod Holborn is 30 Meters on the right-hand side next to the bus stop.

Latest Reviews
I saw Mihaela yesterday for a classic hygienist appointment. I can’t praise her more highly. She was professional and gentle and explained everything as she was doing it. Thank you.
Joanna S.
Joanna S.
20:54 15 Jun 22
Amazing service from Roshni at Smilepod Canada Place. Very gentle and thorough teeth cleaning. Thanks again!
Camille L.
Camille L.
10:32 20 May 22
Roshni was excellent in looking after my partner Sam ! He couldn’t praise her enough for an excellent work
Elsie R.
Elsie R.
19:35 16 May 22
I cannot speak highly enough of Smilepod Soho. I went for cleaning and polish by Michaela. From the moment I walked in, the receptionist was extremely warm and friendly and welcoming. Michaela cleaned my teeth, and whilst they are not in the best shape, she was non judgemental, and probably one of the loveliest dentists I’ve ever had in my life. I’m so glad I took the first step to get my teeth fixed. I have already booked my follow-up appointment for next time. What an amazing place.
Aaron H.
Aaron H.
12:42 09 May 22
Had a fantastic experience with both a hygienist and a dental check up at Smilepod Soho! The best dentist in London by far.
Rhys H.
Rhys H.
10:47 27 Apr 22
I had a very good experience at Smilepod Canada Place, getting a check-up and classic cleaning done.Dr Adelina Haas and Prabina (Dental Nurse) put me at ease, and I felt quite relaxed during the appointment which is a feeling that most people would not associate with dental appointments. They were very nice, asking me lots of questions, and explained what they were going to do.I am due back for a filling in a few weeks time. I hope it goes as well
Kai W
Kai W
09:22 20 Apr 22
I had my teeth cleaning and diamond polish done by Dentist Roshni Goel. She is really sweet and gentle throughout the procedure. I barely had any discomfort while getting the cleaning done. She takes you through the whole process in detail and is very sweet to answer all your queries with patience. The only con is that the prices at Smilepod are quite high but I do recommend Hygienist Roshni Goel. Overall a great job done!
Gaurika C.
Gaurika C.
14:17 04 Apr 22
I got a cleaning there last week and it was phenomenal with Erika!After the cleaning I had some issues involving my wire and had to come back, they fixed everything up for free and gave me a little brush to help and did another mini cleaning of my bottom teeth. I was extremely happy about this kind of treatment, super happy to call them my dentists.
Hunter L.
Hunter L.
16:35 22 Mar 22
Really positive experience with hygienist Roshni Goel. My teeth are quite sensitive and she took utmost care during the cleaning; I didn’t feel much pain even with such sensitive teeth.
Vivek S.
Vivek S.
17:40 19 Mar 22
I am not fan of having hygiene appointments as my teeth are rather sensitive. Roshni Goel, the hygienist at Canada Place, took care of me beautifully by accommodating manual and mechanical clean interchangeably to minimize my distress. And this was highly important given my pregnancy. Going to send my husband to her!
Julia W.
Julia W.
21:37 16 Mar 22
Had an appointment with hygienist Stephanie, the results were amazing and she gave lots of great advice.
Med
Med
18:56 15 Mar 22
Went for the Diamond polish. Inga, who is the hygienist specialist, was very professional and friendly. It was my first dentist appointment after 7 years and Inga did an exceptional job. I had all the hard plaque/tartar removed, including the stains I had from smoking! My teeth looks all fresh and clean. Inga also provided some great advice as well as providing me with couple of tiny brushes for me to clean areas that are in-between my teeth :) Highly recommend Inga for hygiene clean and polish.
Shah A.
Shah A.
17:36 15 Mar 22
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