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We are welcoming anyone that needs to see our friendly staff to help you get that amazing smile!

Bismillah Smile Studio

We took over the previous dental practice by the name of Kirkby Stephen.

Best services in Cumbria!

Our main goal is to make all of our patients that comes in 100% satisfied and with a bright, white smile on their face! We look forward seeing you!  

About us

This practice was established as a branch practice in the 1940’s by Flora and Harry Charlton. David Watt and Anette Watt took over in 1979 and successfully ran it for over 20 years. Then Phil and Janine Borman took over in November 2002.
The practice then changed hands in January 2015. Dr Kashif Mirza being the current Principal and Tanzila Mirza is the Practice Manager. We take great pride in the quality of your oral health care and we would like to make your visits a pleasant experience. Our aim is to achieve good dental health for you and your family through preventive dentistry. That means giving you regular advice, and helping you understand how to care for your teeth and gums, and so reduce stress and the need for dental treatment. We pride ourselves in painless dentistry. Where possible we carry out the fillings without the need of needles and drills. We have earned a lot of confidence of patients with needle and drill phobia.
Since we we took over the practice, we have introduced digital radiograph system. We have introduced a state of the art VATECH digital OPG and Ceph machine reducing the amount of radiation our patients receive. Alongside we have brought in use of Carestream digital scanner for processing of our radiograph. Click here for more info.

Where needed we carry out root canal treatments using the state of the art rotary endo systems. Click here for more info.


We are professional people dedicated to what we do!

Services we offer

Private Dentistry

We provide a comprehensive range of quality general, cosmetic and specialist treatments. Of course, everyone is different, so we’re committed to making sure you can find the dental care that’s right for you.
Private dental care is about more than just giving you the treatment necessary to maintain your oral health. It’s a good idea, if you are looking for more choice, an enhanced service and don’t mind paying that bit more for it.
Because you choose to see the same private dentist every time, they really get to know you, which helps you feel relaxed. A closer relationship is beneficial to your long term dental health
You have more flexibility in booking appointments
With longer appointment times, you can better discuss your needs and treatment plan or even just enjoy a friendly chat
Enjoy a wider choice of treatment options, including hygienist services and cosmetic treatments to enhance the appearance of your smile.


Orthodontics is how teeth are realigned in order to straighten smiles. You’ll find that we offer a complete range of orthodontic solutions.
Patients under the age of 18 have the option to be assessed to see if they meet the criteria to receive orthodontic treatment on the NHS. If they qualify we will normally refer them to nearest NHS Orthodontic Practice. For adults and those who don’t qualify for NHS Orthodontic care there is an ever-increasing array of treatments designed to meet their needs.
Advances in orthodontics and a decline in the stigma attached to wearing braces have seen patients turning to orthodontic treatments, even later in life. With hidden and invisible braces it’s possible to straighten your teeth without the use of what they used to call ‘train tracks’.
If you are interested, then discuss this with your dentist. See more info href=”http://bismillahsmilestudio.co.uk/?page_id=178″>by clicking here.

Orthodontic types

Denplan Care

Denplan Care is a comprehensive preventive and restorative oral healthcare plan. It includes Supplementary Insurance cover. It allows the patients to budget monthly cost dependent on their oral health. Find out more by clicking here.

Denplan Essentials

This is an excellent scheme that covers you for routine care including an examination, xrays and simple scale and polish for a set monthly fee. In addition, following an examination should any treatment be required, you are entitled to a 15% discount off of our standard private fees.

Included in all of the Denplan dental payment plans is access to worldwide dental injury and dental emergency cover, so that you are protected when you are away from the practice.

Denplan’s Insurance Services also include the 24-Hour Worldwide Dental Emergency Helpline, for help at home or abroad. Find out more by clicking here.


A dental implant is a titanium screw which substitutes for the root portion of a tooth. It is surgically placed in the jaw bone where it fuses to bone. They are biologically compatible with human body and our bodies do not recognise Titanium as foreign bodies, allowing bone to grow intimately around the implant making it permanently fixed and strong. The goal is to achieve fusion of the implant and the bone tissue so they can create a stable support for the new tooth.
There are a number of options for the treatment of missing teeth yet none have proven to be as successful as dental implants. Dental implants are sometimes the treatment of choice for the restoration of missing teeth as they are placed without causing any damage to adjacent teeth.
Find out by clicking here.

Dental Abssess

A dental abscess can be very painful and can be caused by an infection. It can cause toothache and other symptoms. If you suspect that you have a dental abscess, see a dentist as soon as you can, as your doctor, might not be able to diagnose it. Without treatment, the condition is likely to become worse, and you may lose the affected tooth. Your dentist will drain the abscess if possible, which should relieve the symptoms you are experiencing. You will require further treatment to save the tooth.
Book an appointment with your dentist for this treatment.

Gum disease

Gum disease occurs when plaque and calculus is not removed from the teeth. Gum disease results in loss of attachment of gums to the teeth leading to recession of gums and bone. More info here.


Dental crowns can be used to protect damaged/ weak teeth or teeth which have undergone root canal treatment in the past. A crown will often be recommended where there is too much damage that cannot be repaired by a simple filling or inlay. More info here.


A veneer is a thin wafer like covering custom-made from porcelain, which is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. The tooth surface has to be reduced by 1-2mm in order for a veneer to be made.


Dental bridges are a fixed replacement for one or more missing teeth. The teeth on either side of the gap may be prepared by your dentist and the replacement teeth are cemented to these teeth. Bridges can be made of metal, ceramics or metal fused to ceramics. More info here.

Fillings, Inlays and Onlays

Fillings replace parts of the tooth that have been decayed or lost. Your dentist will carefully remove this lost or decay and restore the tooth to its original size and shape with a strong and durable filling.
More info here.

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatments, are needed when the nerve of the tooth is either traumatized or infected and warrants attention. The affected nerve and infected dented within the root canal needs to be removed and the root space filled. More info here.


Dentures are used to replace lost or missing teeth. They can be made in plastic, metal or valplast (flexible dentures). Dentures can be either partial or full dentures. It replaces all of your original teeth, or partial, which are used as an alternative to a bridge to fill gaps in your teeth.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is a simple procedure used to lighten the colour of your teeth to a desired shade.
More info here.

Tooth extraction

A tooth extraction involves the complete removal of a tooth. There might be several reasons why a tooth extraction may be required.
Find out more here.

Facial aesthetics

Our range of facial aesthetics can help you achieve a healthy more radiant and youthful look. We have a range of non-surgical treatments including wrinkle relaxing treatments, fillers and Restylane skin boosters and Environ cosmeceuticals available in the clinic, all carried out by Dental Surgeon and Facial Aesthetics Practitioner Mr Robert Ashton B.D.S.

We’re proud of the high standards of care to exempt category and children. If you’re entitled to NHS dentistry in the exempt category, treatments that are clinically necessary to maintain good oral health it can all be carried out in the relaxing environment of our practice.


Decontamination room


A picture of our building so you recognise it when you are in the area


Our receptionist will do her best to help your needs.

Waiting Room

Our comfortable waiting room where you can grab a magazine while you wait for your appointment.

Studio 2

Our room number 2.

Studio 1

  Small description about our studio.


Our blog

Jessica leaves the practice

by Bismillahadmin on 24th September 2017

Our Hygenist Jessica left our practice and joined another practice near her home. Working full time over there with more opportunities to improve her skills. Jessica joined the practice in 2002. She qualified from Newcastle Dental School in 2001. She …

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Our Receptionist has retired

by Bismillahadmin on 15th April 2017

Carola Frank, Receptionist. Carola joined the Team in December 1995. She gained the BDPMA Dental Receptionist Certificate in the Autumn of 1997, and the Certificate in Dental Practice Management with Merit in Spring 2001. She now has retired and she …

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How Frequently Should You Get A Cleaning?

by Bismillahadmin on 24th February 2016

Keeping your teeth clean goes a long way toward keeping them strong and healthy. So, how often should you clean your teeth? Well, that depends on the type of cleaning. Here are some good general guidelines to follow, but check …

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Contact us

Phone us, email us or why not come and visit us and the beautiful countryside of Cumbria. Also you can use the contact form below.

Phone number

017683 71250


Use the contact form or use contact@bismillahsmilestudio.co.uk

Opening hours

9:00am 12:30pm
Reception only
9:00am – 4pm
9:00am – 5:00pm
Reception only
9:00am – 4pm
once a month


25 Market Square
Kirkby Stephen
CA17 4QT

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