Riveredge Cosmetic Dentistry
Riveredge Cosmetic Dentistry
Unit 2C
Hylton Park
Sunderland SR5 3HD


We have treated many patients since opening our doors in 2000. Find out what they love about their new smiles.


We have treated many patients since opening our doors in 2000. Find out what they love about their new smiles.


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Riveredge was featured on BBC3′s Natalie Cassidy’s Real Britain.

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What Our Patients Say About Their Experience

The best advertisement for Riveredge is through word-of-mouth. Here are some of the things our patients say about us:

My life has changed since I had my smile re-designed by Ken and his amazing team. I cannot thank you all enough.

Dr Ken Harris is a thorough and meticulous dentist. I trust his work 100% . He has rectified several NHS dentistry errors for me. During Covid lockdown when my son had severe toothache and our NHS dentist was only offering emergency extractions he saved the tooth concerned. One of my daughters living abroad won’t be seen by any other dentist. Hannah the hygienist is superb. The dental assistants are professional and thorough. The reception staff are welcoming and friendly.

I really did not think it was possible to have straighter teeth without having to wear a brace. I can’t believe the confidence my new smile has given me, I am absolutely delighted. I cannot thank Ken and his team enough for changing my life. Thank you.

Dr Harry was amazing - very knowledgable and really knows his stuff. So pleased with the treatment so far and looking forward to seeing the final results - I love the fact that I no longer feel self conscious of my teeth when I smile or laugh - Thank you

Was highly recommended Richard from many family members whom have received treatment for many years can honestly say the service received is second to none. Made to feel comfortable from moment I walked through the door and the results of my treatment have exceeded my expectations! Very impressed!

An excellent private dentistry. I have been a patient of Richard Coates for years; he is a real credit to the profession.

Absolutely first class work carried out by friendly and very professional people. I have no problem at all recommending Riveredge for all your dentistry requirements.

Having always disliked my teeth I was delighted to discover the real possibility of being able to smile without embarrassment. Ken and his team have literally changed my life, with all of the work carried out in a highly professional and supportive manner, taking particular account of my 'dental fears'. Ken's skills are second to none; here is a dentist who truly knows his craft and provides first class advice on potential treatment and maintenance. Every member of Ken's team also deserve recognition as they play such as important role in client care. There is a lovely warmth to this place that is really rather special, making a visit the the dentist actually a pleasurable experience! My teeth have never been better since I became a client. I would recommend Riveredge without hesitation - the best investment I ever made!

These guys are brilliant. Ken and his team have saved my teeth for sure. I had simply worn them out through grinding. Other dentists said they would keep an eye on them but offered no solution other than fancy tooth paste and later, replacements when needed. Ken took one look at the problem, gave me an exceptionally fair price and commenced work within a month. 25 hours later I have a completely new smile. This was not cosmetic dentistry it was essential dentistry. My eperience at Riveredge confirms to me that they are the best. Thank you all.

WOW! My expectations have been surpassed! Everyone is super friendly & awesome whilst remaining professional. They are the BEST. The expertise of Richard Coates is second to none - thank you.

The level of care at Riveredge has always been second to none, I’ve visited Ken my whole life and at 28 I would not go anywhere else. A huge attention to detail and never leave dissatisfied - can’t thank Ken and the girls enough for looking after my teeth to such a high standard.

My life has changed; I now have confidence to express myself. As a result of my new look, my identical twin Sister who lives in Canada will be coming to Riveredge dentistry for treatment next year. Words only cannot be used to express my profound gratitude to Dr. Ken and his team!

Never thought I'd say this in a million years but I actually enjoy going to the dentists since I started going to River Edge. Ken is an amazing dentist plus he always manages to put me at ease whilst providing top quality entertainment. The girls are absolutely lovely too, worth every penny.

Before my treatment at Riveredge I never had the confidence to smile. I was starting to get a reputation as quite a miserable person. Since having my treatment the comments I have received are non stop, it’s all smiles from now on. My only regret: not doing something earlier.

The team at Riveredge were very reassuring and made sure I understood the whole process, so I knew I had nothing to worry about.

A very personal service with care and attention to detail, all the staff are extremely friendly from the welcome to the treatments, I can’t thank the whole team enough, and that’s from a person who is a nervous wreck when my appointments are due. Extremely patient with the whole process. So a huge thank you Richard and Hannah.

Absolutely delighted with my treatment from Richard Coates @Riveredge. I had a bad accident on my bike chipping a huge chunk off my front tooth. This was repaired at the time but I could always see the join line and it didn't look very natural. As a dentist myself I did my research on who had the skills to best address this, as this is a very skilled and highly technical job. Richard is the man! He took off the old filling, and has placed a new one. The detailing is incredible, I absolutely love it. It feels like I have my original undamaged tooth back. No one can tell that this tooth has been damaged now. I cannot recommend Richard highly enough. He works with a very skilled and caring team who will look after you throughout your treatment journey. Thank you so much Riveredge!

Ken is a fantastic dentist and his team are amazing! I wouldn’t go anywhere else -they are simply the best!

I used to try and hide my teeth and always smiled with my mouth clamped shut. I now have a smile that I am proud of and I cannot thank you all enough. Thanks, you have changed my life.

I cannot express enough my delight at finding Ken. I was unhappy with my smile as I had 3 front crowns that were different shades and shapes and were very old. I live in London and despite having many hi tech and well known cosmetic dentists in London I didn't find one that I felt happy with and trust me I visited a lot! Thankfully my sister heard Ken being interviewed on the radio and suggested I look him up. From the first telephone conversation with the lovely Allison I knew I'd found the right place, so I travelled up to meet Ken and the team. Ken explained all the options thoroughly and showed me what the end results would look like. We agreed a treatment plan and I am now the very happy owner of a perfect smile 😀 I couldn't be happier. Everyone at Riveredge are so lovely and welcoming and they really care about you. London to Sunderland is a long way to go but it was worth every mile, Thank you all so much.

Amazing staff, excellent treatment would highly recommend! Always made to feel comfortable my family and I can’t fault the service we have all received.

Having problems with my teeth for many years and having spent a long time in many a dentist chair around the world, I know from experience that Ken and his team are exceptional. Not many people would consider “going to the Dentist” as a pleasurable experience but with Riveredge, I certainly do. The professionalism combined with the welcoming, friendly atmosphere is unsurpassed. Harley St, the Far East, Middle East or American denstistry - forget them. Riveredge is the only place my family and I will ever use now.

Honestly, the team are amazing. Very professional and polite. Made the treatment very easy. Thank you to all.

Amazing Dentistry in Sunderland! Richard is a fantastic dentist! The whole team were friendly and efficient. Thank you.

Very profesional. Exellent quality of service. Very friendly staff. Highly recomend to anyone who is looking for dental work or just for a clean and polish.

I was referred to Ken by my own original dentist, due to needing my resin veneers renewing and was told Ken was the best person to do this for me. And I certainly was not disappointed. Not only did Ken give me a wonderful smile with new composite veneers, but he also fixed a cross bite that I had had for years, giving me a more perfectly lined set of teeth. The whole team at Riveredge are like one big family and they make you feel part of that which makes you actually look forward to seeing them when your appointments are due. From the first day I arrived Ken, Ali, Hannah and Laura looked after me always keeping me informed but also making the whole experience more personal and making you feel at ease at all times. I would highly recommend Ken and his wonderful team for any dental work that you may require. They are absolutely fantastic. A very big thank you to you all.

My style of communication and even body language has changed dramatically for the better and my enunciation has even improved. Now I use my teeth like a Rolex, on show all the time! Best course of action I ever undertook! Thank you Ken and his amazing team!

I’m so glad I have taken the plunge and I’m delighted with the results. People have complemented me on my smile and as I work with the public myself it is a tremendous boost to my confidence.The treatment have been professional and the staff friendly and efficient.

After spending so many years smiling with my lips shut I had to teach myself to smile again! Now I cannot stop smiling. I will always be so grateful to Ken and the team at Riveredge. They have been fantastic and the work they have done has really changed my life.

WOW!!! The results are amazing. I would have no hesitation in recommending Riveredge and can’t thank them enough. I now have the “Hollywood Smile” which I've dreamed about.

Simply wouldn't go anywhere else, and haven't done for over 30 years. Yes, you have to pay, but you do indeed get what you pay for, though I have to add, that neither myself nor any member of my family has ever feel pressured to have work done which isn't absolutely necessary. An outstanding service from all at this practice. You're in safe hands.

Check out their awards for dentistry- they are top of the league. Awesome service and skill. Riveredge is the best in the UK not just the NE.

After a nasty fall whilst walking my dog, I had managed to shear the veneer from one of my front teeth, and chipped about 40% off of the other. I called into Riveredge on the off chance they could help. Twenty minutes later, Richard had done an amazing temporary fix. No body could believe the pictures. A further two hour session, and Richard has totally repaired both teeth. It's truly unbelievable, the quality of the work, the craftsmanship, the level of detail is incredible. Richard is truly an artist. I cannot recommend Riveredge enough.

I’ve been a Riveredge patient for many years. The staff are so welcoming and I trust the dental specialists implicitly! I’ve managed to get much needed emergency appointments on the same day a number of times, it’s such a reassurance to know that they are there for you when you need them. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Thanks Riveredge!

Many thanks to Ken and all his wonderful team. My new ‘teeth’ are fantastic and I can’t stop smiling! It has been a fantastic experience and one made very enjoyable by all concerned. Thank you, thank you and thank you again, my wedding photos will be perfect. Keep up the magnificent work and keep making dreams come true.

A lovely place, full of lovely people.

Having disliked my teeth for many years I decided to look up cosmetic dentists and after a good recommendation from a friend decided on Riveredge. After an initial consultation with Ali I was referred to Ken, who straight away made me feel at ease and thoroughly discussed treatment options. My treatment as a whole was a seamless process and I was kept fully involved at every stage. My results speaks for itself as my smile has been truly transformed and I couldn't be happier. The team at Riveredge became like an extended family as they made me and my partner feel such at ease on every visit. I wholeheartedly recommend Riveredge as a cosmetic dentist for their professionalism and high standards of care.

Just had my veneers replaced after 10years and WOW what a fabulous result. Lots of great comments from my friends and family who have noticed straight away how good they are. Richard has been my dentist for a number of years, I wouldn't go any where else. Thank you so much Richard and team a highly professional result with superb customer service every visit.

Couldn’t be happier with my teeth now, and all thanks to Dr Harris! Lived my entire life self conscious about my 2 front teeth - crooked and discoloured! Did my research and found Riveredge. Dr Harris was very professional, attentive to my needs, super positive and gave me a realistic overview of the process. I took my time making the final decisions and ended up having to try to squeeze my veneers in 3 weeks as I was returning to my home country, Portugal! Allison was amazing and went above and beyond to arrange and sort everything out! The final result was wonderful! Huge thanks to the entire Riveredge team who was always caring and attentive throughout my appointments!

Lovely practice with lovely staff! Dr. Harris is excellent and nothing is too much trouble All treatment is carried out to an extremely high standard and the level of care is second to one. Would fully recommend to anyone.

Having my teeth made perfect by Riveredge has gave me the confidence to smile without worrying. Ken has given me the opportunity to trust dentists for the first time! Can’t thank the team enough! My confidence has rocketed and now I can’t stop showing them off!!

Just finish my dental treatment and over the moon with the results. It taken a while to sort out my bite reading for my new crowns but its been worth it. I can smile with confidence again, life changing for me. Thank you so much to Ken and his amazing ladies.

I now have my smile back and have been told how much younger I look. I look forward to my visit to Riveredge. It is like a visit to part of my own family. I have been so well looked after. Thank you to Ken and his great team, the best I have ever come across.

Since having my smile makeover treatment, I have not stopped smiling. In the street, on camera, at my family and at myself. I am so very grateful for what you all have done for me especially my new favorite dentist Dr Ken & the Team.

I used to hate smiling, but I love my teeth now – and all my friends have noticed how much more confident I am.

Many Thanks to Ken and his wonderful team. My new teeth are amazing and I can’t stop smiling. My only regret is not having it done years ago! Keep up the amazing work.

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