Robert John Smillie BDS, DPDS, LF Hom (Dent), GDC No: 67007
Robert qualified at Bristol Dental Hospital in 1991. He spent a vocational years training in Winchester and at HMS Nelson in Portsmouth before joining a general dental practice in Trowbridge as an associate. Robert gained the Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies in 2001 and a primary homeopathic licence (dental) in 2003 .
His move to Green Park Dental practice came in 2002 when Robert joined as a partner. Robert's professional interests include cosmetic dentistry, whitening treatments ( in surgery and home treatments ) and periodontology. He uses homeopathic remedies to complement his dental treatment and finds these particularly useful for anxious or nervous patients.
Robert also has an interest in orthodontics and uses 'Clearstep' invisible braces for adults. To fulfil his continuing professional development commitment, Robert regularly attends postgraduate seminars and courses to keep up to date.
Outside of the surgery, Robert is a busy father of four boys. In his limited spare time, he pursues his creative side with drawing and painting and visits the theatre and cinema when possible. Robert studies the martial art of Iaido (Japanese swordsmanship). He has been practising this art for many years and is a 3rd dan Black Belt instructor at a local club.
This is the best dental practice I've ever been to. All my family go here now. Mr Smillie and the rest of the team go out of their way to solve even the trickiest of dental problems. Plus I'm a bit nervous about needles and they are very patient with me about this……Thank you everyone.
'Mr Smillie has been our dentist for the last 10 years. I am in my 80's and my wife 79 years of age. I mention ages because they are relevant in this instance, I have all of my teeth and my wife her lower teeth and this is due in no small measure to the excellent treatment we have received.
Mr Smillie is painstakingly careful and sympathetic, also explaining clearly what the treatment is to be and why he is carrying it out and also at times drawing diagrams so that we lay people will know exactly what he is doing.
We find him a pleasant friendly gentleman and would also like to mention his assistant; a competent and efficient nurse.'
Mr & Mrs J
'I wish to express my thanks and appreciation to Robert Smillie and the team at Green Park Dental Practice for their fantastic service in recent months.
After almost 20 years of not going to a dentist in the UK, I had the need for a replacement denture. Mr Smillie was recommended to me by a denture specialist.
I turned up at the Green Park Dental Practice and explained my situation to the receptionists, who were very understanding, sympathetic and made arrangements for me to see Mr Smillie within a couple of days. The team of receptionists presented a professional, but kindly introduction to this outstanding dental practice.
Mr Smillie and his assistants were wonderful. I was made to feel welcome. Mr Smillie gave time for a detailed explenation of my situation and the possible opptions - I particually liked the impromptue skethces to illustrate his points. I felt that the treatment was very caring.
The final product is excellent and I thank Mr Smillie for his ability for me to feel that a visit to the dentist is not a potentially frightening experience - but a please to meet a great team.
I feel confident to be able to recommend tis practice, should you be in a position of needing dental treatment.
Mr Smillie and Team - Thank you, so much...'
'I have been a patient of Mr Smillie for 10 years and have always found him to be professional, always explaining what treatment I need and how it is going to be carried out.
My teeth are looking better that they ever have, after following his advice and receiving the treatment I've required.
As an NHS patient, I know there is only so much a dentist can offer, but Mr Smillie has always given me the treatment I have needed.
I have always found that all the people who work in the surgery very helpful and considerate.
I have 100% trust in what Mr Smillie tells me about my treatment and what procedures I need to have to maintain good teeth and gums.
I would recommend the surgery and Mr Smillie to anyone I know and would not hesitate to follow his advice regarding any treatment I might need.
I am delighted with the super results of dental treatments by Mr Smillie during the past year. I have also recommended Mr Smillie to friends who are very grateful for his kind and careful work.
I also wish to say how very kind and helpful all the staff are at his surgery.
My grateful thanks,
Mrs J G
Following my recent dental treatment I just want to say a huge thank you for what you did for me. As you will know I haven't had the best of dental health since I was a teenager and now at the age of 62 I feel comfortable and confident to smile when I am close to people, including my wife and children. That is purely down to you and the wonderful team of people that you have at Green Park.
Your whole treatment ethos is amazing, diligent, meticulous, never in a rush, making your patients comfortable and at ease, explaining what you are doing and why. Just perfect! And of course, wonderfully assisted by Tessa.
After years of generally feeling embarrassed and ashamed of my teeth I can't explain how good I now feel. Having good teeth can have a great impact upon your life and realising as I do, after years of treatment, that there is nothing to fear when sitting in a dentist's chair is a message that others with any degree of fear or anxiety about dentistry need to take on board.
I would readily recommend that anyone looking for a great dentist (and particularly those who are anxious) go along to Green Park and enjoy the experience of sitting in a dentists chair, music playing in the background whilst being cared for by Robert Smillie.
Thank you so much.
"Mr. Smillie is the best dentist I have ever seen, and at 86 years old, I have seen quite a few! I am very pleased with the treatment I have received".
Mrs G G
I would like to thank you for the wonderful work you have done on my teeth. You have given back to me my confidence to smile again, plus a reassurance in dentists. Please could you also pass on my thanks to your amazing team who welcome me to reception and are always accommodating.
Mr. Smillie and his team at Green Park Dental Practice offer a very professional and well organised efficient service! Having been away for several years, and having a few dental problems, his team put together a dental plan after a thorough examination. The treatment was very professional and I was kept informed of every aspect in a quite relaxing manner. I can only endorse any potential patients to the very high standards they offer.
Just wanted to say thank you very much for making my experience of having my teeth out with sedation that bit easier to deal with.
I have had treatment done before with sedation a few years ago but this time it felt quite different, although I can't remember much about what actually happened, I do know I was put at ease before and I was given the very best of care whilst I was under sedation.
Robert, Tessa and Jiton Doshi (who actually gave me the sedation) were all really kind and made me feel very comfortable, this time I came round much quicker and I felt fine afterwards.
Once again thank you.
Mr Smillie is an excellent and clever dentist. I have been a patient of his for 12 years, and in that time he has dealt brilliantly with all of my dental problems. He is also a charming man who inspires great confidence in his patients because he takes the trouble to explain what treatment he is going to give. He is a great credit to the practice and to himself- he is the best dentist that I have known.
Green Park Dental Practice has a welcoming atmosphere with a comfortable waiting room with fresh flowers that I find make it bright and cheery. The staff are always friendly, knowledgeable and helpful in person and on the phone. The practice provides a wide range of services to accommodate your needs from cosmetic dentistry, x-rays to a reminder service of your appointment, which is great. A dental plan exists that I find useful, as you don't have a big bill at the end. I find the hygienist to be an essential part of my visit to the dentist as she has given me help and advice on my cleaning routine and I love that clean fresh feel after she has finished.
As a heath care professional with a complex dental history, cleanliness and professionalism is what I look for and having confidence in your dentist is paramount I have always felt involved in the decision making of my dental care and thanks to Mr. Smillie I have a smile that I am proud of. I travel 10 miles to see my dentist as I feel that I have always received good quality clinical care and customer service.
Just to say how incredibly impressed I am by the wonderful service at Green Park Dental Practice. Mr Smillie took great care to match up the colour and size of my teeth, with the result being that you can't tell the crowns from the real ones. He always goes the extra mile to make sure the result is excellent.
Everyone is always very friendly and they have a great system of texting to remind you of your next appointment close to the time. I could not recommend them highly enough.
Mrs F Davies
My opinion of Green Park Dental Practice, I wouldn't care to go anywhere else as the service they give is excellent; from the ladies on the reception desk to Mr Smillie.
Mr Smillie is very through in his work and always explains what he is going to do. I have no complaints at all, praise only.
Mrs P Putnam
I have been very happy with the attention, treatment and care that I have received from Mr. Smillie and the team at Green Park Dental Practice!
Dr Smillie's attention to detail and efforts to keep me up informed and involved with the dental work that I have received has been exemplary.
Due to my past treatment and personal care of my teeth, I can vouch for the excellence of their work, due to having received far from this in other practices both here and in Bath and other cities in the UK- so I am particularly grateful for his gentle care and sensitive treatment - a far cry from some of the ham fisted butcheresque treatments that I have received!)
I have recommended him to all of my friends and family and everyone with a sore tooth and anyone who'll listen!
We are grateful to Mr. Smillie for helping us over many years, to maintain a bright and happy smile which is fundamental to our profession.
"Spoke" & "Posy" The Sunshine Clowns
Mr. Smillie has been our family dentist for approximately fifteen years. In addition to his professional skills, we have always appreciated his caring manner and his willingness to explain in dental treatments and options that are available.
Mr. & Mrs. B
11 years ago I was terrified of the dentist; I would sit in the waiting room feeling shaky, panicked and nauseous. Mr. Smilie, with his consistent explanations, reassurance and patience have earned my trust and rebuilt my confidence in the dentist. I am grateful for this and the excellent care I receive during my appointments. Thank you.
As someone who refused to go to the dentist many years ago unless the pain was so bad I couldn't do anything. I went to Mr. Smillie, I was petrified he put me at ease and made me feel a whole lot better, giving me all my options of what I could do to go forward and get the best treatment I really needed.
I would encourage anyone to go to Green Park Dental Practice they are all so friendly and really make you feel better about going to the dentist; I wouldn't go to anyone else!
I now go every 6 months for regular check ups and any treatment needed, knowing it will be the best, and I know I can ring at any time if I have any problems and to be seen very quickly, I hope this is ok for you.
Definitely no criticisms, I couldn't ask for a better dentist!!
Thanks so much for my dentures - you gave me the confidence to stand up, smile and get through the father of the bride speech at my daughters wedding.
Fantastic service from a professional team at a reasonable price, my new dentures have taken years off me!
We have been patients of Mr. Smillie for 20years and would unhesitatingly recommend the high quality of service he provides.
He is patient and caring, taking time to explain treatments and options and has always seen us quickly if we have needed emergency treatment.
As someone who has needed numerous difficult fillings, root canal work and crowns I have complete confidence in his work. The dental nurses are also friendly, caring and professional.
The waiting room is welcoming with information, magazines, water cooler, radio and recently flat screen TV, Also helpful and friendly receptionists.
Having just finished my course of treatment with Rob Smillie, I should like to say that my teeth and gums are healthier now than they ever have been, It is a pleasure to have a dentist who cares about his patients, explains every procedure in detail and most importantly is brilliant at what he does.
The dental nurses, hygienists and reception staff are professional, helpful and friendly and the practice is always up to date with modern equipment and treatments.
I have been with Green Park Dental Practice for over 30years and have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.
I joined the Green Park Dental Practice in 1996 after 17 years in the Royal Air Force. My wife was already one of Rob's patients at the then Trowbridge practice and she had no hesitation in recommending Rob.
From day one Rob never ceased to amaze me with professionalism and helpful manner at each visit, to say that I was in poor state of repair would be an under statement but with the helpful guidance and top notch treatment I received from Rob he got me on a long road to recovery.
The practice moved to Bath several years ago and I had no hesitation in staying with Rob to maintain the excellent treatment that I was receiving.
I look forward to going to the dentist but due to Rob's excellent work these days it is not as often as it used to be!
I must not forget to mention Tessa his right hand when practicing and Pam on reception, Both girls have been with Rob since I have been a patient and are always pleased to see you and very happy to help.
I wish Rob and his staff, and GPDP every success for the future.
I first started attending Mr Smillie's practice in Jan 1992. I have found him to be very friendly and thorough taking time and trouble to give a service that instils every confidence in him as a dentist.
I have recommended him to all my family, and now my husband, daughter, mother, three sisters and their families all see Mr Smillie, and without exception find his service exemplary.
I find it encouraging too that Mr Smillie keeps up to date with all the latest technology and is keen to use this to improve the cosmetic appearance of your teeth.