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Our aim is to provide outstanding personal care to every patient.

This is what our patients say about Hygeia Dental Care:

  • Hygeia is about the expertise and care of its staff – who are brilliant at what they do. They are very skilled and up to date. I do believe that Jo – and the whole team – really try to deliver an excellent service – and succeed. Everyone is treated as an individual – with great care and respect. Try them yourself.

    Celia Atherton, Harberton, Devon
  • I love it! Coming here has changed my life. I had severe dental phobia and thought I’d never be able to get dental work done – but here I am three fillings later! The staff are incredibly friendly & welcoming, including the Practice Cat, Kernow. I am so glad I’ve found this Dental Practice. Thank you!

    Charlotte Frow Cole, Newton Abbot, Devon
  • Cannot recommend Hygeia highly enough… it is expensive but worth every penny. From Louise’s delightful customer service to Jo’s truly professional and gentle treatment this practice has it all. As a confirmed wimp I do not do pain but no one can beat Jo for comfortable and thorough care. Simply the best.

    Steven Bottomley, Totnes, Devon
  • Jo is a highly skilled dentist – the best I have ever had. I used to think that all dentists were the same in terms of qualifications, experience and use of materials but I have come to realise that a few are much better than the others and Jo is one of them!

    Kate Mount, Dartington, Devon
  • Jo has restored my faith in going to the dentist – she is my own tooth angel! I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jo to anybody who has a fear of dentists, not to mention the lovely work she has done on my teeth. A kind, competent and wonderful practitioner. Thank you Jo.

    Jas Rivers, Ashburton, Devon
  • Choosing this practice was one of the best decisions of my life! I’ve never felt so relaxed at a dentist’s before. Jo is the most wonderful dentist; caring and professional; excellent at explaining and advising. I was initially an extremely nervous and reluctant patient but I almost look forward to going now! I can’t recommend them highly enough.

    Dr Carole Baker, Totnes, Devon
  • Without any doubt whatever I can say that Jo Giddy is the finest and most professional dental surgeon I have experienced. She has undertaken extensive dental work for me which has overwhelmingly improved my sense of well-being.

    Richard Van Oppen, Berry Pomeroy, Devon
  • I have avoided dentists all my life as I’m highly sensitive and have always been petrified. It wasn’t until my 73rd year that, luckily, I encountered Jo Giddy at Hygeia. Her compassion, patience and empathy are priceless and her work on my teeth is excellent. I’m completely delighted and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jo to anyone.

    Eileen Furgerson, Rattery, Devon
  • I am truly fortunate to have found Hygeia Dental Practice. Deep rooted fear of dentists had prevented me from visiting a dentist for years. Coming here has truly been the best decision I could have made and I am the happiest I have felt in years. All thanks to Jo and her staff at Hygeia. I would recommend this practice very highly.

    Pru Howes, Dartington, Devon
  • I’ve been a patient of Jo’s for many years and would wholeheartedly
    recommend her, and her team, to everyone.

    Shelagh, Exeter, Devon
  • The best decision I have made was to put my faith in Hygeia.  Gave me the most thorough mouth examination I have ever had.  Unbelievable service!  You will never find a better dentist in the South West.  I cannot recommend this practice enough.

    Paul Dixon, Ivybridge, Devon
  • “You are a credit to your profession…

    we think you are a brilliant dentist!”

    Anita Daw, Andalucia, Spain
  • “It feels like your living room, not a clinical dentist practice.  You are not being processed through an office.”

    Chris Welby, Paignton, Devon
  • “Excellent. I have full confidence in the procedures and attention to detail.  That is why I prefer to come to Hygeia.”

    Dr Barbara Allmark, Broadhempston, Devon
  • “I choose to come to Hygeia because of your reputation for caring excellence.”

    Kay Anthony, Retired Dentist, Tavistock, Devon
  • “Jo has done an amazing job on my teeth – I couldn’t be happier with the results.

    Thank you.”

    Amanda Wakefield, Newton Abbot, Devon
  • “Lovely dentist’s surgery! Louise on reception and Jo the dentist – brilliant! Kind, understanding, sympathetic, humane and very professional, careful, competent, diligent, thorough and considerate with it – wonderful people! Dental care this kind and this good for everyone!”

    Leaf Lovejoy, Stoke Gabriel, Devon
  • “I would not consider going anywhere else.

    It is an outstanding practice.”

    Tim Bowler, Broadhempston, Devon
  • “I think it is not like going to the dentist. And that is a huge compliment. Highly professional and warm, friendly, welcoming and reassuring. Totally respectful and the commitment to prevention and painless treatment is superbly carried out in practice on every visit.”

    Carolyn Butt, South Brent, Devon
  • “The wonderful Jo and her team have restored my faith in dentistry, and believe me, I’ve had some horrible experiences in the past.  Appointments at Hygeia hold no fear or dread for me whatever, I know I am always in safe hands, and have found there only kindness and excellent care.”

    Di Cater, Totnes, Devon
  • “Best dentist I have ever had.

    Actually cares about their clients and the state of their teeth!”

    Karen Sahraian-Jahromi, South Brent, Devon
  • “This practice has challenged my assumptions about what dental treatment can be.

    I’m not sure that I can quite say I look forward to the dentist, but this is as close as it can get!”

    Alden Rodwell, Bovey Tracey, Devon
  • “Brilliant: friendly; incredibly helpful; good advice. It’s fantastic that I can have treatment without painkillers as Jo is so gentle.

    I am so happy to have this practice and really appreciate you. Thank you so much.”

    Fiona Howard, Blackawton, Devon
  • “I’d happily recommend
    Jo to anyone!

    She’s the most considerate
    and gentle dentist
    I’ve ever had.”

    Trudy Turrell, Dartington, Devon
  • “Jo is amazing – I have complete confidence in her. Everything that is going to happen is discussed and all different options explained. I feel comfortable asking anything I need to know. Everyone is kind and friendly and welcoming and go out of their way to give you what you want.”

  • “Jo and staff are brilliant at making me feel at ease and calming me down.

    You have helped me come to terms with visiting the dentist and now it’s not such a big deal!!”

    Claire Blagdon, Brixham, Devon
  • “Excellent – I was in so much pain last weekend and I was really grateful to be attended to especially on a Sunday, giving up her time to see me.

    There’s not many people that would do that.”

    Robert Denham, Newton Abbot, Devon
  • “I am always most grateful for Jo’s wonderful work and also for the helpfulness of Louise and Jo’s dental nurse.

    If [my] words encourage others to try the surgery, it would be splendid.”

    Pat Burgess, Ashprington, Devon
  • “Excellent. Really comfortable waiting room (nice little library) & very impressed with your dentistry (artistry!)

    Really pleased to have found you (just wish I’d done so earlier…)”

    David Austin, Axmouth, Devon
  • “I must say there is nothing you need to change as it is a wonderful dental practice.

    The only thing I would say is:
    don’t ever leave!
    Thank you.”

    Elaine Keir, Kingsbridge, Devon
  • “Many thanks for your
    prompt and excellent care
    of my son.

    I really felt he was in
    safe hands with you….”

    Alison Irens, Ashburton, Devon
  • “I am impressed at the
    thoroughness and the expertise
    with which the treatment
    is carried out…

    And the front office is polite
    and helpful at all times.”

    Derek Meacher, Totnes, Devon
  • “Thank you for fitting my
    new crowns. I am thrilled
    to bits with them.

    You really are an excellent
    dentist and lovely person.
    Thanks again.”

    Marysia Sleeman, Plympton, Devon
  • “I’ve always been treated
    with sensitivity and caring.

    It’s the best dental practice
    I’ve ever visited.”

    Sarah Paice, Totnes, Devon

Welcome to Hygeia Dental Care

At Hygeia Dental Care we believe that:

  • You deserve the very best treatment
  • You have the right to personal service of the highest standard
  • You should be treated with dignity and respect
  • You are entitled to clear explanations in plain English
  • You need a written estimate of your treatment costs
  • You should expect a warm and friendly welcome
  • You want to feel comfortable and relaxed

Hygeia Dental Care is situated in the heart of Totnes in Devon. If you’re new to Totnes or South Devon, or if you’re just looking to change your dentist, we’ll be delighted to see you! Our dental practice has been established for 35 years and we’re proud to offer a wide range of dental treatments to our patients – from modern aesthetic dentistry (fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges) to endodontics (root canal treatment) to periodontal care to dentures, you’ll find it all here.

We aim to provide outstanding dental care to our patients – they often say we’ve changed the way they feel about dentistry. Take a look at the comments above and on our testimonials page – or just check our Google reviews (search Hygeia Dental Totnes).

We also give you our unique guarantee of satisfaction – see our “about us” page for full information.
Parking in Totnes can be difficult but we have our own private car park for your convenience (and you’re welcome to leave it here while you go shopping!) and we’re open from 8am and on Saturdays, too. There’s always a comfy sofa, a coffee and the practice cat waiting for you…

If you’re looking for a dentist who treats you with dignity and respect, and dental care delivered with sensitivity and caring, call us on 01803 866166 and book an appointment. We promise you’ll be glad you did!”

The British Society for Restorative Dentistry
Oral Health Foundation

Our patient feedback scores

Click here to see our December 2018 Customer Survey Results