Coronavirus - Phase 3 - 10th July 2020

“Further to the SG announcement of Phase 3 Routine Dental Care we are awaiting further guidance from the Health Board. 

Please do NOT call the practice today to book an appointment for a check up as the appointments book is NOT open yet for routine care. 

We are working through a backlog of dental emergencies at 10 patients per practice per day as instructed by SG Phase 2 roadmap. 

We will be in touch with you once we know what we can do and how many patients we  can see per day.

There is a restriction of PPE in place that dictates how many patients can be seen per day. We also have to adhere to strict social distancing rules.

Until further guidance is received please refer to the previous posting. 

Thank you for your patience while we await further guidance .”

The team at Weir & McClafferty Dental Care

Coronavirus - Phase 2 - 22nd June 2020

The Scottish Government has announced that dental practices in Scotland can now reopen to provide URGENT CARE for our patients. 

This will be limited to urgent dental problems that do not require us to do an Aerosol Generating Procedure.(AGP). We cannot use high speed drills or scaling equipment. 

If you have an URGENT dental problem which requires an AGP then you will be referred to an Urgent Dental Care Centre.

Unfortunately, there will be NO routine dental treatment allowed and we will continue to postpone treatment such as examinations, fillings , crowns, implants and hygienist visits at this stage. 

Any tooth repairs during this Phase 2 return will be provisional. We are unable to place permanent restorations. 

If you have any queries, then please call us as we are still here to help. If you have pain today then please call today and do not wait for us reopening as we cannot guarantee you will get an immediate appointment.Our reception staff are available Monday-Friday 9.00am-6.00pm to give you help and advice or refer you to an Urgent Dental Care Centre (UDCC)  for treatment outwith our scope. Outwith these hours please call NHS 24 on 111. 

Our overriding priority is to ensure staff and patients are as safe as possible. We will continue to do whatever we can as we progress through the different stages of reopening to a full service .We appreciate your support and understanding at this time. 

The team at Weir & McClafferty Dental Care


About The Practice

We would like to welcome you to our family dental practice, which has been established for over 25 years.  We are a mixed practice delivering both National Health Service and private treatment in a modern fully computerised facility.  Our contemporary practice is centrally located in Gourock town centre with excellent public transport links.

We aim to make you and your family as comfortable as possible during your visits and fully appreciate any possible apprehension you may have concerning dental treatment. You can be certain that you will receive the best possible care from our trained dental team in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


What We Do

General Dentistry is routine care provided for you and your family and involves regular maintenance and prevention, appropriate intervention and onward referral if necessary.

We believe that “prevention is better than cure” and we therefore try to guide you ....

Oral rehabilitation

Oral rehabilitation is a term used in dentistry to describe the process where a patient is taken from a position of dental disease to a position of dental health.  Dental phobias often lead people to neglect their dental health...

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry is no longer just about fillings and extractions! More and more we see “Makeover” television programmes and magazine articles, which promote changes to your teeth to enhance and improve smile aesthetics.

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Smile Design

It is known that a beautiful smile can help elevate personal self-esteem which when radiated helps in personal and professional success.  Yet many people are unhappy with their smiles and unsure of the multitude of options available ..

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Tooth Whitening and Bleaching

Tooth Whitening or bleaching is fast becoming the “must have” treatment for those who want a simple, cost effective way to improve their smiles.

It’s a safe, conservative technique, which ...

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent and fixed solution to missing teeth.  They have been around for about thirty years and are basically titanium screws that are fixed in the jawbones to mimic teeth.  They have the advantage ...

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Cosmetic Dentures

Teeth form an important part of our faces and can have quite an important role in self-esteem and self-confidence.  Studies have shown that people with nice smiles are more successful in life and often more likely to succeed ..

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We are an approved "Childsmile" practice, a scheme rolled out nationwide in 2009 to encourage registration of pre-school children for oral health advice.  This programme operates as part of your childs overall ..

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At your routine examinations our dental team examine the position of the teeth in the jaws to determine if there is enough space for the teeth to grow into a pleasing smile with a perfect bite.  Orthodontics is becoming much more common..

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Our current NHS and private fee scale is available on request.




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What Our Patients Say

Some Testimonials

“I have recently undergone the placement of two dental implants from Fergus. The care and commitment Fergus has shown me has been exceptional. From my initial consultation appointment with Fergus through to his personal aftercare post-surgery was second to none. I truly have gained a new found confidence in my smile and self-esteem following the initial trauma of losing my two teeth.”

“Very professional and friendly staff.  With Mrs Weir I lost my life-long fear of dentists”.

“The level of service that Fergus and his team provided exceeded expectations.   This is a fantastic practice with a extremely high level of patient care."

“I have lost count of the number of dentists I have seen over the years, all of whom made me feel uncomfortable and more self-conscious about my smile.  That was until I visited Mrs Weir and her team.   The whole experience from start to finish has been such a positive one.”

"The toys are great and I always get a sticker if I let the dentist see my teeth”