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 Co-founder

Dr. Miguel Stanley is the visionary founder and clinical director of the esteemed White Clinic in Lisbon, Portugal, an internationally acclaimed dental centre revered for its excellence. At the helm, Dr. Stanley leads a highly qualified team, attracting patients from across the globe since 1999. As the co-founder of the Slow Dentistry Global Network®, Dr. Stanley champions the enhancement of patient experience and safety in dental care, with a global presence spanning over 60 countries. His commitment extends to serving as the Vice President of the Digital Dentistry Society, reflecting his dedication to advancing the field. Dr. Stanley, holding licenses in the UK and Dubai, has chosen Portugal as his practice base. Recognised for pioneering clinical implementation in cutting-edge technologies, he serves as a consultant and key opinion leader for industry-leading companies and dental societies. An adjunct associate professor at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania (Upenn), Dr. Stanley’s influence extends worldwide with over 250 keynote presentations in 50+ countries. His expertise covers advanced implantology, prosthodontics, oral surgery, aesthetics, practice management, new technologies and ethics, encapsulated in his renowned “No Half Smiles®” treatment philosophy.
Dr. Stanley, a TEDx speaker and National Geographic documentary host, recently earned accolades as one of the “32 Most Influential People in Dentistry” by Incisal Edge magazine in the US. Actively driving innovation, he introduces novel concepts and therapies at White Clinic, delving into regenerative medicine, longevity, and the development of biological, integrative and functional dentistry and medicine. Recently, Dr. Stanley co-founded Missing Link, the world’s first artificial intelligence that helps the medical community communicate better with dentists by means of scanning dental x-rays for hidden silent pathologies that could be disrupting systemic health. This technology was developed to support Dr. Stanley’s concept of “Immune Dentistry”, connecting oral disease to systemic disease. Dr. Stanley spends most of his days in the clinic working with his team, transforming and improving the lives of his patients. Explore his insights further through his podcast “Biting into Healthcare”, and delve into his impactful work at miguelstanley.com.