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About Hamilton Road Dental Practice

Hamilton Road Dental Practice has been providing dental care to the Motherwell community for over 40 years.

Many of our patients have grown and evolved with the practice having attended initially as young children, and now with families of their own.

A New Beginning
In April 2008, John McKenna and Shane McElhinney took over the practice. Having worked there prior to taking over, it gave us an insight into what changes could be made to improve the practice.

Dentistry is evolving all the time, with more treatment choices than ever available. With the current trend towards both cosmetic dentistry and minimally-invasive dentistry, we recognised that to be able to keep up to date, it was important that the practice had to evolve with the profession.

Staff Training
Staff training is vital in delivering the best treatment possible, and at Hamilton Road Dental Practice, all our staff including the Dentists, Nurses, Reception team and Technician attend courses regularly and all forms of Continued Professional Development are encouraged.

Practice Values
For any treatment to be successful, the foundations of regular check-ups and maintained oral health are vital, and this is where our core values of providing dental care to all the family are relevant. We recognise the importance of maintaining and promoting dental heath from a very early age and believe in the ethos of ‘prevention is better than the cure.’ Our staff are trained in oral health promotion and we provide the Childsmile program for babies/toddlers.

Practice Improvements
To be able to provide our patients with the best possible standard of care, we have aimed to update and where possible improve every aspect of the practice The layout has been changed, and as the premises are large, there are signs present to point you in the right direction. The decor has been dramatically altered, hopefully promoting and enhancing your comfort. The reception area is larger and better organised, and with the introduction of a computerised clinical and admin system, any queries you may have should be managed more efficiently.

Each of our five surgeries has had a complete makeover, increasing the size and accessibility whilst installing state of the art dental equipment. Our three downstairs surgeries are now all wheelchair friendly.

The Practice History
Gordon Munro acquired the current premises in July 1971and established Munro Dental Surgery which developed into one of the largest and best regarded dental practices in Motherwell. The success of the practice is a testament to the dedication and work put in by Gordon and his wife Eleanor. Together they managed to create a practice that prided itself on providing good quality dentistry to their patients, and particularly embracing the ethos of care for all the family.

This was possible with the help of a dedicated staff, many of whom worked at the practice for many years. Tom Colquhoun worked alongside Gordon for 25 years and only recently retired in 2007. Aileen Ross has been working at the practice for 25 years and is still working as enthusiastically as always. Alison Samuel, our Practice Manager, has been here since its conception, and this continuity of care built up over many years is invaluable.

Recent News


Recent News


We are currently looking for a new full time member of staff. The job entails surgery and reception responsibilities. Dental nurse qualification is not mandatory, but computer skills are essential. If you are interested email reception@hrdp.co.uk  

Opening Hours

Hamilton Road Dental Practice Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday: 08.30 – 17.30
Friday: 08.30 – 17.00
Closed for lunch: 12.30 – 13.30

Open late Tuesday until 18.30 by appointment only

Out of Hours Service:
Call NHS 24 on 111