We are Slow Dentistry

Founded in 2015 and rapidly growing since day one, Slow Dentistry is an independent and global network of dentists and clinics that share a philosophy aimed at building trust with all patients.

We’re a non-profit foundation that strives to promote global excellence in the field of oral healthcare – together we uphold and practice ethical, high-quality dentistry, for stress-free dental experiences.

Slow Dentistry

Our mission statement

Advances the standards of oral healthcare worldwide.

Teaches an ethical approach to dental care through sustainable practice.

Practises biological principles.

Is all about patient-centred dedication.

Focuses on treatment plans that heal.

Improves quality dental education and access to it.

Always puts ethics, safety and biology first.

Strives towards a more equitable and fair future for oral healthcare.

How Slow Dentistry works

The Slow Dentistry network is composed of members from
across the field: hygienists, single dentists, biological dentists, digital dentists, educators and clinics.

All are welcome, all are essential in our mission to improve the standards of care in dental practises around the globe, ensuring safety, well-being and understanding for both professionals and patients.

Focused on practitioners.
Focused on patients.
Focused on what matters.

What does Slow Dentistry mean for patients?​

It means informed consultations, where any procedure, simple or complex, is thoroughly explained, step-by-step, even before it begins.

It means zero trauma treatments, performed in comfortable environments, with the best techniques and materials.
It means patients gain a newfound respect and motivation for keeping their oral health in check.
It means safe, stress-free, pain-free dental care.
It means patients have a more relaxed experience at the dentist.

It means taking the time to welcome and communicate with the attention, information and care that each patient deserves. 

It means supporting and upholding the 4 universally accepted cornerstones that drive excellence, rigour and assurance.

It means ensuring that each treatment is safe, reliable and long-lasting.

It means reducing dental phobia and dental anxiety in patients.
It means creating a stress-free work environment for the entire dental clinic team.

What does Slow Dentistry mean for dentists?

Get certified

Slow Dentistry clinics are the safest clinics in the world. They are recognised as a reliable, superior dental clinic, where patients can breathe easy, knowing they are in great hands.

As a Slow Dentistry certified dentist or clinic, your international accreditation is a wonderful reminder of what you stand for as a dental professional. 

Every time you see your certificate displayed in your clinic, you’ll be proud of your daily contribution to excellence in dentistry. 

Every time your patients see it displayed in your clinic, they’ll know that the focus is on them, they’ll know that only high quality care and support awaits them.

Miguel Stanley

Slow Dentistry Founder

Dr. Miguel Stanley is a world recognised leader in dentistry with over twenty years of clinical practice experience in advanced dentistry. Dr. Stanley has lectured in over 55 countries, sharing his thoughts and views with dentists from all walks of life. His career has been focused on promoting high-quality dental care with a strong sense of ethics and minimal invasiveness to better protect patients. Dr. Stanley is also the host of the first ever National Geographic documentary on dentistry.