Important COVID-19 Information January 2021

Important Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update January 2021

Please read before attending the practice.

Following the announcement of another National Lockdown, the provision of dental services can continue as per the advice given to us today- 4th January 2021- by the Chief Dental Officer;

‘The majority of public services will continue and you will be able to leave home to visit them.  These include the NHS and medical services like GP’s and dentists’.

We will therefore remain open as per normal.

Should you have any queries or concerns regarding your upcoming appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us but bear with us as the phones are likely to be very busy over the next few days.  You can of course contact by email also.

Stay safe and let’s hope we’re out of this pandemic soon.

From all the team at Penryn Dental Practice.










Facial aesthetics treatments – the importance of a consultation

There are many different reasons why our faces change when we age. Changes to the underlying anatomy such as the bones, muscles and fatty areas, and changes to our skin as hyaluronic acid and collagen production diminishes.

The skin on our face can begin to thin, causing lines and hollows to appear more pronounced, especially around the cheeks and mouth. If you feel dissatisfied with your appearance, a consultation with a qualified, experienced facial aesthetics practitioner could be the right choice for you.


Should I have facial aesthetics treatment?

There are several factors to take into account when you’re thinking about facial aesthetics treatments, from the results you’re looking for to your personal circumstances and budget.

A consultation with an experienced practitioner is essential, where you can ask all your questions and get a personalised treatment recommendation.

You will also want to visit the treatment location, to ensure you feel satisfied with the hygiene and safety procedures, and to discuss the practitioners qualifications. Here at the Penryn Dental Practice, you’ll find a discreet, welcoming and comfortable environment for your private consultation.


What results could I expect from facial aesthetics treatment?

Having a thorough consultation is important to establish your concerns and then, most importantly, offer you the right treatment to achieve your desired result.

This may be plumping or reshaping the face to more youthful contours, or making improvements to the appearance of the skin.


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If you’re considering facial aesthetic treatment in Cornwall, in order to boost your appearance and your confidence, you can book a consultation at our practice near Falmouth to discuss the options available.

Our Facial Aesthetics practitioner Claire (who is also one of our dentists) holds a Level 7 qualification in Injectable Medicine from the Harley Academy in London, which recognises her competence and experience. Treatments are delivered at our private dental practice in Cornwall, which adheres to the very best standards of cleanliness and ongoing client support.

Get in touch with our friendly team to find out more or to book your initial consultation.

How to treat an ageing neck

Usually, when people think about anti-ageing treatments, they think about what can be done for fine lines and wrinkles on the face. But did you know that there are non-surgical options available that can also treat an ageing neck?

The neck area can be especially affected over time, as the delicate skin of the neck contains less elastin fibres than the face, which results in weaker collagen support. Men and women both find that they not only experience lines and wrinkles, but also sagging skin, often called crepey or turkey neck, or are more likely to develop a double chin.


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When we speak to patients, they often tell us that they are experiencing a loss of confidence due to the appearance of their neck. They are concerned that despite other anti-ageing efforts, such as a regular hairdresser visits and skincare routines for their face, their neck and décolletage can not be treated, and will therefore always give away their age.

However, thanks to developments in non-surgical treatments, there are some fantastic options available to help you roll back the years and give you have a tighter, more youthful neck area.

For example, anti-wrinkle injections can be used around the lower jaw and neckline, which will deliver a tightening and lifting of the area.

Another option could be using dermal fillers to improve volume and elasticity in the neck. This effective treatment works well on this delicate area and will help reduce sagging skin, making it appear more plump and smooth.

Our Facial Aesthetics practitioner Claire works with each patient on a case-by-case basis, to really understand your individual concerns and requirements. Claire will then help design an individual treatment plan to deliver the results you’re looking for right here at our discreet, private practice near Falmouth, Cornwall.

Claire is on-hand to answer all your questions.

Once treatment is complete, we have the excellent Neostrata skin care range available that can help protect and maintain your new look, so you can enjoy the confidence that comes with anti-ageing treatment for your neck for years to come.

Treatments for tired eyes

From laughter to fury and everything in between, our faces reflect a huge range of emotions every day. It’s an essential part of how we communicate, but what if your face isn’t reflecting how you’re really feeling?

As we age, and the skin begins to lose its natural elasticity, we often find that natural creases, fine lines and wrinkles remain on the face. This is especially common around the eyes, which leads many people to feel they look tired and world weary, when actually they’re feeling fresh & ready to go.

So what is causing your eyes to look tired? And is there anything you can do to change the appearance of tired eyes?

Some people find the lines at the corners of their eyes, known as the crow’s feet, become more pronounced over time. This is because the skin loses bounce and volume as elastin and collagen levels decrease as we age. The skin around the eyes can become particularly prone to wrinkles and sagging, especially when the muscles that contract in the area when we smile and frown are used constantly.

Another consequence of frowning, or even just squinting on sunny days or when reading, are the lines that form between the eyebrows and on the forehead. These can make your eyes not only look tired, but even make you appear stern, disapproving and unapproachable.

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Perhaps you’ve also noticed your eyebrows themselves have sunk lower towards your eyes. Again, this can make the eyes look hooded and weary. As we age the muscles that hold the eyebrows in place, combined with skin that loses elasticity and strength, plus the effect of gravity, can combine to make the eyebrows drop.

All of these issues can be addressed using anti-wrinkle injections, to smooth out fine lines and creases around the eyes. Depending on your individual requirements, these may also be combined with dermal fillers, to boost and plump the skin, brightening and lifting the skin around the eyes so you look brighter and more alert.

Claire Shaw, the experienced facial aesthetics practitioner at our clinic in Cornwall can deliver careful, considered anti-wrinkle and dermal filler treatments. Claire will work closely with you to understand which areas of the face are causing you concern, and can offer advice and guidance on the best treatment for your eyes if you feel they are looking tired.

Find out more by giving us a call, or visit our Facial Aesthetics pages for details about how we can transform your appearance and boost your confidence.

How to get the smile you’ve always wanted

How confident are you feeling today? There are lots of different factors that can affect this, unfortunately they’re not always within your control.

One thing many of our patients talk to us about when it comes to how they feel is their smile. The good news is that if you’re dissatisfied with your smile, there are lots of treatment options available to help you have a beautiful smile you’re proud to show off to the world.

And, if you live in Cornwall, you don’t have to travel out of the county to access these high-quality cosmetic dentistry treatments. Here at our dental practice in Penryn, near Falmouth, we offer everything from natural coloured fillings to dental implants, to help you get exactly the results you’re looking for.

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How do you feel about your smile?

Many people are affected by discolouration of their teeth. This can be caused by lifestyle factors such as red wine or smoking, or it can be the result of a genetic influence. Our gentle, effective teeth whitening treatment could be the right option for you.

Or perhaps you find yourself hiding your smile or avoiding photos due to misaligned, chipped or even missing teeth? We can create a bespoke package of treatments designed to create a beautiful new smile and boost your confidence.

If you’re interested in improving your smile, a consultation with our friendly, experienced team is the first step. You’ll have the opportunity to ask all your questions, and discuss exactly the results you’re looking for.


One patient’s experience

Our patient Bridget is happy for us to share her story. Bridget came to Penryn Dental Practice after deciding to find out more about getting the smile she’d always wished for…

“I have wanted that special natural smile for years but never had the confidence to have it done by my dentist. So I decided to move to Penryn dental practice where I received a warm welcome from the moment I walked in.   

My first visit with Donal O’Halloran went well and he discussed with me what he could do and how he could achieve the look I was wanting for years.  

After many visits and a trip to a technician I have now got a smile to be proud of. I cannot thank Donal enough for what he has done. No more photos of me with my hand over my mouth.”

As part of the initial planning, Donal used our new intra-oral and facial scanning facilities to create a digital mock-up of what Bridget’s smile would look like once treatment was complete. This enabled us to give Bridget a predictable outcome before we started any treatment.

When Donal showed her these images on the computer, Bridget was able to have total confidence to go ahead with the treatments, as she knew how her smile would finally look.

Take a look at how we transformed Bridget’s smile…

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If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry, we’ll work with you to outline a treatment plan. This could include dental veneers to help align and brighten your smile, dental implants to replace missing teeth so effectively you’ll forget you ever lost them, or replacing your standard black fillings with carefully colour-matched natural fillings that ensure good results clinically as well as aesthetically.

You may also wish to consider our Facial Aesthetics treatments which include options to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, plump the skin and custom skincare to use at home.

Get in touch if you would like to find out more about how our clinicians at the Penryn Dental Practice can help you improve your smile, or book a consultation to discuss your smile in detail.

Facial Aesthetics Price Guide

There are several important factors to consider when you’re thinking about Facial Aesthetics treatments, one of which is cost.

If you’re looking for wrinkle reduction treatment or dermal fillers in Cornwall, you will find a skilled, experienced practitioner, and the highest quality products at our dental practice near Falmouth.

When it comes to the cost of your facial aesthetics treatment, it is based on the type of treatment you choose, and the amount of product required to achieve your desired results.

Therefore, although we can only confirm the exact cost of your individual treatment after an initial consultation, we can give you an idea of the approximate cost of wrinkle reduction treatment and dermal fillers, so you can take this into account.

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Wrinkle Reduction Treatment

Our wrinkle reduction treatment is Bocouture, which is a brand name of botulinum toxin type A.

The initial consultation cost is £50. This is where we will be able to discuss your suitability, explain the process, discuss your desired results and answer any questions you may have.

Treatment costs are then determined by how many areas of the face are treated. We charge £190 for one area, £250 for two areas and £300 for three.

Dermal Fillers

We use Belotero hyaluronic acid dermal fillers here at our Penryn practice, which are produced in 1ml vials.

As a general guide, one vial is £250, with subsequent vials charged at £180. A consultation is required to ascertain the amounts required for the results you want to achieve.

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If you would like to find out more about boosting your appearance with facial aesthetics treatments at our comfortable, discreet practice, or to book an appointment, please get in touch with the team.

Facial Aesthetics in Cornwall

If you’re considering boosting the appearance of your skin, it’s no longer necessary to make the long trip to Bristol or Exeter. Safe, effective wrinkle reduction and dermal fillers are now available in Cornwall. Here at our dental practice in Penryn, we offer specialist facial aesthetics treatments alongside our extensive range of dentistry treatments.

Whether you’re keen to improve the look and feel of your skin through professional skincare, or to enhance your facial features for a more youthful appearance, our highly qualified facial aesthetics technician, Claire, can help you find the right treatment for you.

If you are considering treatments, but are unsure of what to expect, don’t worry. We’ve laid out the steps below to give you a clear idea of what will happen and what you need to do.

Step One

Take a look at the facial aesthetics pages on our website to understand all the options available to you. This will help you decide which treatment you are looking for, understand what products we use, and will help you think of questions you’d like to ask in your consultation.

Step Two

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Next, book your consultation with our clinician Claire, who is also one of our friendly, experienced dentists.

Claire will discuss your options with you, depending on the desired effect you are looking for, giving individual advice based on your face and skin. She will make recommendations that will achieve results, and where relevant, discuss a treatment plan to suit you. Aftercare will also be discussed at this stage, so you are clear on what to expect once treatment is complete.

There will be plenty of time for all of your questions to be answered, so if there’s something you’d like to know, just ask!

Step Three

Once you are happy and you have decided which treatment you’d like to go for, it’s time to book your appointment for treatment at a time that suits you. There may be several appointments to book depending on the type of treatment you are having, as well as follow-ups so we can check in with you and monitor your recovery.

Patients at our Cornish dental practice expect the best possible level of health focused, holistic care. All of our treatments have an excellent safety profile and are fully compatible with the skin’s dermis, with patients reporting high levels of satisfaction with their treatment.

Our sterile clinical environment, alongside the use of the highest possible quality products by our fully-trained clinician, means you can have complete confidence that you will be in the safest of hands.


Ready to start? Get in touch with our friendly, experienced team to book your facial aesthetics consultation today.

Wrinkle Reduction Treatment in Cornwall

Fine lines and wrinkles are one of the most obvious early signs of aging. Everyday expressions such as smiling and frowning, time spent in the sun, smoking and even genetic factors can result in wrinkles becoming deeper over time, particularly around the eyes, mouth and forehead.

At our friendly, relaxed dental practice near Falmouth we offer safe, effective facial aesthetic treatments and skincare to help patients boost their confidence with younger-looking, firmer skin.

You’ll be in the experienced hands of our Facial Aesthetics clinician Claire, who is also one of our skilled dentists. Claire is passionate about helping everyone enjoy life to the full, so will work carefully with you to find exactly the right treatments that create the results you’re looking for.


At our discreet, comfortable practice in Cornwall we offer dermal fillers and wrinkle reduction treatments, so you can access the highest-quality facial aesthetics treatments conveniently close to home.

We’re committed to a holistic approach with all our treatments, so we always consider your general health and wellbeing in addition to matching the right treatments and products to you and your individual needs.

If you’re ready to chat to us about possible treatments, get in touch today and we can talk through your options and begin your journey towards a brighter, more youthful appearance.

Celebrating Nadine and Kim working with us for 25 years!

Our receptionists Kim and Nadine will be familiar faces to patients of the practice, and to those who live in the local area. They have worked here at Penryn Dental Practice since the early 1990’s, supporting the practice throughout its extensive development, renovation and expansion over the past 25 years, helping it to grow into the highly reputable practice that it is today.



Kim started as a temporary Dental Nurse, and quickly became an integral part of our team. Having trained and qualified as a dental nurse in 1980 with the Royal Army Dental Corps attached to Queens Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corps, Kim moved from dental nursing to the reception team in 2001.






Nadine joined the practice as a Dental Nurse, moving onto the reception team in 2000. She completed a Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration and also Health and Safety Level 2, and has kept all of us organised throughout all the practices developments.



Joint Principal Dentist Donal O’Halloran said “The practice has developed enormously over the past 25 years, with big changes, developments and specialisms to offer our patients the very best care.

Kim and Nadine are the backbone of this practice, and we couldn’t have done any of it without them. We’re hugely grateful and privileged to have them here. We hope they stay for many more years to come.”

Both Nadine and Kim received vouchers for a weekend stay at the beautiful Watergate Bay Hotel in Newquay, to be enjoyed with their partners, to thank them for their hard work, dedication and loyalty over the last quarter of a century.

Nadine said “Kim and I were very surprised to receive such a lovely gift. After 25 years at Penryn Dental Practice, both patients and staff feel like an extension to our families. We feel privileged to be part of such a terrific team, working in a beautiful practice and location.”


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Guide to Facial Aesthetics

Here at Penryn Dental Practice, we offer facial aesthetics treatments to complement the dentistry we provide, as we understand that some people are looking for ways to boost their confidence and appearance beyond their smile. 

What is Facial Aesthetics?

Facial aesthetics is an exciting medical speciality that incorporates a range of non-surgical procedures, such as skin care, skin treatments, anti wrinkle injections and dermal filler treatments, to reduce the signs of aging, enhance natural contours or improve the shape of certain features of the face. With advances in techniques and technology it combines creativity with clinical expertise that is safe and minimally invasive, with very little downtime to recover.

Together with our high standards of a sterile clinical environment, and using the best products available, you will be in safe hands due to our extensive medical and facial aesthetics training. All our facial aesthetic treatments are carried out by our experienced dental practitioner Claire Shaw, at our comfortable practice near Falmouth. Claire has a Level 7 in Injectable Medicine (Masters equivalent) from the prestigious Harley Academy in London, which recognises her competence and experience.

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Wrinkle Reduction

The development of lines and wrinkles around our face can be the most obvious early signs of aging. They develop from the contraction of facial muscles that we use in our expressions, and whilst those laughter lines can indicate a friendly face, the frown lines between our eyes, or the lines in our forehead can make us look tired or angry.

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Botulinum toxin (botox) treatments are safe, simple and effective at softening the dynamic wrinkles that can deepen with age. Factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress can cause the wrinkles to deepen and remain. Patient reports show high levels of satisfaction with the treatment, that can be beneficial not only for wrinkle reduction, but also for treatment of high lip lines (gummy smiles), migraines, and excessive sweating.


Dermal Fillers

The aging process affects several layers of the face, starting with bone, muscle, fat and the skin. Dermal filler treatments can be used to smooth and plump the skin, enhance thin lips and create a volumised and more youthful contour to the face. At Penryn Dental Practice we offer Belotero Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that have an excellent safety profile, biocompatibility and integrate well with the dermis to create a natural effect.


Skin Care

In addition to providing a range of leading facial aesthetics treatments it is of course important to look after the outer layer – the skin! We offer clinically proven, evidenced-based skin care from Neostrata, which can address a number of skin issues. The specially developed formulas stimulate cell renewal, boost collagen and even skin tone to help reduce wrinkles and fine lines, pigmentation, enlarged pores and under eye puffiness.



How do I start facial aesthetics treatment?

Patients at our practice expect the best possible level of care that is health focused and holistic. We will provide a thorough consultation to assess your needs and expectations and check suitability for treatment before going any further. You will receive full information of the procedures, products used and aftercare advice to help you in your decision.

By choosing to undergo facial aesthetics treatment at our dental practice, you can enjoy complete peace of mind that we adhere to the very best standards of hygiene, and be safe in the knowledge that your treatment will be delivered by a highly qualified and experienced professional.

Find out more about our facial aesthetics treatments, or book a consultation, by getting in touch with the team today.