Dentists help eager Beavers brush up in time for Hallowe’en

MONIFIETH dental staff were beavering away this week as part of a special visit.

On Wednesday over 25 Beavers visited Monifieth Dental Clinic to find out the best way to keep their teeth in tip-top condition.

Fortunately for the dentists and staff at the clinic it was members of the two-legged variety of Beaver, from the Monifieth Beaver Colony.

Lead dentist at Monifieth Dental Clinic Gary Grime was there to help the eager youngsters to brush up on their oral hygiene.

He said: “We heard that the Beavers were looking for a place to hold their weekly club in the run up to Hallowe’en when their Scout hall is being decorated for their annual haunted house tour.

“We were more than happy to step in and offer them a chance to come into the clinic and get to know a little more about keeping their teeth and gums healthy.”

The Beavers, aged between five and seven, took part in a number of workshops about dental health and even had the chance to get their hands on some dental tools.

Gary added: “We have held a number of very successful open events in the past, which have proved to help children understand the importance of good oral health, and also to help them overcome any fears they may have about visiting the dentist.”

Monifieth Dental Clinic is located just off Monifieth high Street and has been open for just over two years.

The team welcomes any groups who may want to organise a visit to help create a better understanding of oral health and hygiene.

To ask about organising a visit, or if you have any general questions, visit, call 01382 530 916 or email

The clinic also has a very active Facebook page where patients can share their smiles and ask the dentists and hygienists any questions.

The annual Monifieth Scout Group Haunted House will run tonight (Friday) at the Boyack Centre, Dick Street to raise funds for the group.

Entry to the Haunted House is £1 per visit.