Our practice was established in 2004 as a solo practice by Dr Andreas Gottschalk, who, assisted by Dr Arps and Dr Huber, has been providing a full range of dental services in Zermatt ever since. We specialise in providing emergency treatment services, which are essential in a tourist destination like Zermatt. Our dental clinic is located right next to Zermatt train station and comprises two ultra-modern treatment rooms, state-of-the-art equipment, including a 3D X-ray machine and a microscope, plus a small laboratory for carrying out on-the-spot repairs.
We’re proud to be able to offer our patients a standard of dental care here in the Valais mountains that is not only comparable to what’s available in the world’s major cities, but also that bit more personal.
In our clinic, we specialise in dealing with various dental emergency situations:
Regular check-ups can help ensure that dental issues in children, such as inadequate oral hygiene, cavities and misalignments, can be spotted early.
Our paediatric dentist Dr Ruth Huber has been working with us since 2015. She focuses exclusively on the treatment of milk teeth and permanent teeth in children and infants. She is well-known for being able to put even the youngest and most difficult patients at ease, so that they can be treated. For many years, she ran the school dental services in Zermatt, Täsch and Randa.
Saving teeth is our goal. The days when teeth were pulled out for even the slightest reason are, thankfully, long gone. The modern methods and materials available today mean we can even treat what would previously have been deemed hopeless cases and thus avoid awkward and expensive prosthetic devices. Restoring seriously decayed teeth often requires root canal treatment, which is a particular specialism of ours. All that’s required afterwards is a tooth-coloured composite filling, the major advantage of which is that it can also be repaired.
In our view, root canal treatment is often seen as the poor relation of dental medicine, and some patients who’ve been through it have not have a good experience. Here, too, the key to success lies in using the right methods and modern techniques. Hard-to-find canal entrances can almost always be swiftly located with the microscope, while using special instruments and chemicals to completely clean out the canals virtually always works. Thus, even root canal-treated teeth can often be saved.
We’re passionate about ROOT CANAL TREATMENT!
In cases where one or more teeth are missing or cannot be saved, implants are usually the method of choice to replace them. Our oral surgeon Dr Nicolas Arps has been working with us since 2012 and performs the major oral surgery procedures. These include, in particular, the removal of impacted wisdom teeth and implants – including under difficult conditions, such as sinus lifts or jawbone augmentations. Since 2018, we’ve had access to a DVT (3D) X-ray machine, to help us plan operations.
To prevent damage to the tooth structure and surroundings (periodontium), we recommend professional cleaning at least once and preferably twice a year. As part of dental hygiene, tartar and plaque are first coloured and then removed using an ultrasonic procedure. Discolouration and soft plaque are subsequently removed using AIR-FLOW. Finally, your teeth are polished and treated with fluoride to protect them from cavities.
The dental clinic is located at Bahnhofplatz in Zermatt, opposite the baggage-claim area.
Phone: +41 27 967 80 88
Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 12:00 13:30 - 17:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:00
On weekends and holidays, in case of dental emergency, you can call us between 8.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. If your call is not forwarded immediately, please wait a few minutes before trying again.
Outside of these hours, please contact the medical emergency service
We are happy to make appointments outside of opening hours, by arrangement.