There has been a Dental Practice on Inverleith Gardens for just over 100 years.
The Practice was established just after the First World War by Archie McNabb at No.29 Inverleith Gardens who had just returned from active service having been gassed.

Many of our older patients remember being treated by ‘Mr. McNabb’ as children and especially his old Gramaphone record player that was always on in the corner to ‘calm down‘ patients during treatment.

In the early 1960’s Duncan Fisher acquired the Practice after working for Mr. McNabb as his Associate and moved the Practice to No.9 Inverleith Gardens soon after.

Here he brought the Practice into the modern era and was responsible for introducing such items as disposable hypodermic needles, anesthetic cartridges and the high speed drill. Such items that modern dentists take for granted today.

In 1989 ,Ray Devine joined Duncan Fisher as an Associate Dentist and in 1991 formed The Fisher Devine Dental Practice in Partnership with Duncan.

After the retiral of Duncan Fisher in 1994 the Practice name was changed to Goldenacre Dental Practice and expanded to have 2 full time Dentists.

Due to the demand from patients for us to enroll their family members and friends we moved to our current location at No.4 Inverleith gardens in 1997 where we had space to accommodate a further surgery and a 3rd full time Dentist.

Further demand to accommodate new patients and new government ledgislation surrounding sterilization of instruments led to a further extension of the Practice to incorporate the property above at No.3 Inverleith Gardens.

After joining the 2 properties together, further development enabled us to create a 4th surgery and 2 dedicated sterilization rooms.

Today we have 4 full time dentist and more than 10 000 patients all registered and entitled to NHS treatment as well as access to a full a full range of Private options in addition.

The Practice was fully computerized in 2000 using one of the first integrated practice management systems and all patient notes were transferred onto computer at this stage.

We continue to try to stay current with new technology and clinical practice.

What We Do Today

As a 100% committed NHS Practice we aim to offer the full range of treatment options available under the NHS contract.

However increased Patient knowledge and interest has led to an increase in demand for treatments not available under the NHS contract, and this where we can offer these treatment options under a Private arrangement.

We have experience in providing this type of treatment over many years including:

  • Tooth whitening
  • Tooth coloured (white) fillings
  • Tooth coloured crowns and bridges on back teeth
  • Implants and implant retained crowns

These treatments and many others are available alongside standard NHS treatments

Regardless of whether NHS or Private choices are made we aim to provide all treatments to the highest standards and return the mouth to full dental health, in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

To facilitate a positive patient, journey our staff are all experienced and fully trained and registered with the General Dental Council.


Become An NHS Patient

You can apply to become a patient by calling the practice on

0131 552 4024