Smilepod - Covent Garden

London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

Overview

Overview

Smilepod is a group of 6 dental studios across London. Smilepod clinics are certified by the Quality Care Comission and approved by the General Dental Council. The clinics staff specialize in every area of dentistry including general dentistry, endontics, periodontics, orthodontics, and implantology. A special emphasis is placed on cleanliness at the clinics, and all clinics use an autoclave to sterilize reusable equipment between every patient. Smilepod clinics accept a range of insurance carriers.

Smilepod offers a variety of services for international patients including online doctor consultations, medical records transfer and translation, interpreter services, assistance with booking flights and accommodations, airport and hotel pick-up and drop-off, a concierge service, assistance with booking local activities, and car rental assistance. Free WiFi is available in the clinics, as well as a phone for international calling.

Location

Smilepod clinic is located 25 km away from Heathrow Airport, with public transportation available.

The Smilepod clinics are centrally located around London for easy access via public transportation. The Covent Garden location is near Leicester Square and is within walking distance of Aldwych station and Holborn station. Smilepod Covent Garden is located nearby several restaurants and shopping centers and less than a kilometer from several hotels.

Accreditations

The Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Languages spoken

Bengali (Bangla), English, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian (Lettish), Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Services

Online doctor consultation
Medical travel insurance
Health insurance coordination
Medical records transfer
Translation services
Interpreter services
Personal assistance / Concierge
Airport pickup
Car hire
Hotel booking
Flight booking
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
Procedures

Procedures

40 procedures across 4 specialties

>Dentistry

(35 procedures)

Apicoectomy

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Bone Graft

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  • A bone graft or bone augmentation may be required for patients who have a soft or thin jaw bone and are having dental implants.

  • 3 - 5 days

    Patients may need to stay longer if they are having a bone graft from the hip bone. A longer stay may also be required for cases where the sinus is affected.

  • Learn more about Bone Graft

Braces

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  • Braces are used to straighten and align teeth. They can help to correct many orthodontic problems, and prevent problems further down the line. The brace works by applying continuous but gentle pressure to the teeth, which causes the teeth to slowly move. In order for the teeth to move into the desired direction, the braces need to be adjusted regularly by the orthodontist.

  • 1 - 4 days

    This time is required per trip. Patients need several trips to get the braces adjusted, unless an orthodontist at home can offer follow-up care.

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See 4 types of Braces:
Fixed Metal Braces
Ceramic Braces
Fixed Metal Braces (Both Arch)
Invisible Braces (Both Arch)

>Cosmetology

(3 procedures)

Cosmetology Consultation

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Microdermabrasion

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Skin Needling Treatment

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See 1 type of Skin Needling Treatment procedures:
Dermaroller Treatment

>Dentistry Packages

(1 procedure)

Dentistry Package

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See 1 type of Dentistry Package procedures:
Smoker's Makeover

>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(1 procedure)

Dermal Fillers

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  • Dermal fillers are substances injected into the skin in order to smooth it out and to reduce wrinkles and other imperfections. Dermal fillers can also be used to make lips and cheeks look fuller and help decrease the appearance of scarring.

  • 1 - 2 days
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More about available treatments at Smilepod - Covent Garden

Smilepod clinics offer a full range of dental services from routine checkups to cosmetic dentistry. There are a wide range of cleaning and whitening packages available, allowing patients to customize their dental care, along with traditional dental services including Invisalign.

The classic clean and polish package consists of a traditional cleaning and polishing, while the high gloss diamond polish consists of a more detailed polishing treatment for superior results. The smoker's makeover is specially designed to remove stains from the teeth caused by cigarette smoke. Combination packages combine cleaning with whitening treatments, which saves patients both time and money. The duet diamond package is the ultimate three-part cleaning and whitening package combining Phillip's ZOOM in-chair whitening, a ZOOM take-home kit, and the high gloss diamond cleaning treatments.

There are also a range of specialized treatments for braces and facial rejuvenation treatments including dermal fillers, dermal rollers, and microdermabrasion.

Staff

Staff

Smilepod clinics employ a dental staff of 15 dentists, alongside specialists in endontics, orthodontics, periodontics, and implantology. All dentists are GDC certified and have extensive individual qualifications.

The team is led by clinical director Dr. Harvey Grahame, who has over 30 years of experience in dentistry. The multinational team speaks a range of languages including English, German, Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Turkish, Hindustani, Portuguese, Bengali, Afrikaans, Lithuanian, Latvian, Hungarian, and Romanian.

Dr. Helia Barbeitos

  • Specializes in general dentistry
  • Graduated with a degree in dentistry from Fernando Pessoa University, Portugal in 2008
  • Speciali interest in orthodontics
  • Speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese
Dentistry

Dr. Claudia Calleja

  • Specializes in orthodontics
  • Graduated with a degree in dentistry from the University of Oviedo, Spain in 2011
  • Speaks English and Spanish
Dentistry

Dr. Jimena Calleja

  • Specializes in cosmetic dentistry
  • Graduated with a degree in dentistry from the University of Oviedo, Spain in 2009
  • Completed specialized training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry at the University of Madrid, Spain in 2013
  • Certified in Invisalign
  • Speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese
Dentistry

Dr. Vera Saback da Silva

  • Specializes in prosthodontics
  • Graduated with a degree in dentistry from Uberaba University, Brazil in 1994
  • Earned a certificate in prosthodontics from the Brasilia Dental Association in 2004
  • Speaks English and Portuguese
Dentistry
Reviews

Reviews

The clinic was visited by a Medigo team member

The clinic is located down a side street but is easy to find and access. There is no parking in the area as it is located in central London. The interior is small but clean and the staff were friendly and helpful.

External Reviews from Google

  • Adam Dinsmore, January 2020

    5

    Fantastic service from all of the staff from the desk to the chair. Highly recommended. I was given two fillings by Dr Stephen Nkansah, who made sure I was comfortable and well aware of everything he was doing; including warning me that fillings can sometimes be a little painful afterwards (though in my case - it was totally fine!).

  • Bensonwave, December 2019

    5

    It's not cheap, but they're very competent and realistically you shouldn't be looking for the cheapest option when it comes to personal health. Thoroughly recommend Steven

  • Cat Linton, November 2019

    5

    Fiona was so lovely and made me feel really comfortable. Great service and left feeling great

  • Shereen Toner, September 2019

    5

    Good place. My dentist reinforced the need for good oral health not just to focus on the aesthetic side.

  • Charlene S, August 2019

    5

    My dentist for Invisalign , whitening and bonding was Dr Stephen. His dental nurse Victoria is also lovely! Stephen is very good at what he does. I am very particular and a bit of a perfectionist and always noticed the smallest of details. He was able to deal with me well and listened to any concerns I had. It was also the 1st time I ever had an injection. He made me feel at ease and it wasn't that scary after all. I am very pleased with the end result the before and after was so different. I liked the fact everyone at Smilepod is so friendly too .