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Our Story

Since opening in 2003 the practice has expanded and been accredited with being a member of the British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme. Our aim is to provide the highest level of patient care in a warm and friendly environment. The skilled dental team can provide you with cosmetic and routine dental care on the NHS or Privately and for those who are anxious or have a phobia we can offer an appointment with our trained councillor making your visit to the dentist a more pleasant experience.

Meet The Dentists

All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) “Standards for Dental Professionals”.

Dr Ian Walsh BDS
Dr Ian Walsh BDSGDC No. 73183
Ian graduated from Newcastle University in 1997 with a distiction in Child Dental Health.

After gaining general practice experience in both Lancaster and Southport, in 2003 he opened “The Dentists@ Watling Street Road” with Dr Hennessy.

lan completed a year long course in smile design and aesthetic dentistry at St Anne’s Dental institute in 2005 and has established his reputation as a Restorative/Cosmetic dentist.

Ian has since qualified as a full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr Stephen Hennessy BDS
Dr Stephen Hennessy BDSGDC No. 69637
Stephen graduated from Liverpool University in 1993. Since then he has developed his skills in Cosmetic Dentistry by attending numerous courses nationally and internationally.Since 2001 he has been at the forefront of facial cosmetic procedures and teaches other medical professionals for the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) and all over the country in the artistry of Botox and Facial Fillers.

He is a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology. He has also appeared on Channel 5 Discovery Channel and is a BBC Radio Lancashire Botox expert.

Dr Ranjita Rao BDS
Dr Ranjita Rao BDSGDC No. 84639
Ranjita graduated from Dr MGR University, Chennai, India in 2001. She then had to undertake a three part rigorous exam conducted by the General Dental Council, UK to enable her to practice dentistry in the UK. Since then, she has worked in the Community Dental Services as a paediatric dentist and then moved to General Practice. Ranjita has also completed a year long course in Restorative Dentistry in 2007 at the St. Annes Dental Institute.
Helen Franks
Helen FranksGDC No. 155067
Helen graduated from Birmingham University in July 2008 with a BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy Degree.

Helen previously worked in Wolverhampton for 2 years and moved to Preston in July 2010. She has completed a whitening course and provides a variety of treatment for the practice, including educating and motivating patients to a high standard of oral hygiene.

Helen is currently on 12 months maternity leave.

Richard Bate
Richard BateGDC No. 150115
Richard qualified in Manchester, June 2008.
Laura Gilbert
Laura GilbertGDC 114830
Laura graduated from Sheffield in 2015 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy.

Since then, Laura has worked in both NHS and private general practices. Laura has undertaken a course in whitening and undertakes a variety of treatments within the practice such as cleaning and polishing and oral health education. Laura has particular interest in facial aesthetics and is hoping to branch out into this field with expert knowledge of Dr Hennessy.

Just wanted to say a big thank you to all the staff. We are new to your practice and our son Jake had two teeth extracted on Tuesday. Jake was very nervous. He really struggles with “needles” and was worried about the whole procedure. Everyone went out of their way to put Jake at ease from the welcoming receptionists, dental nurses and of course the dental surgeon. With your support, he managed to have the two 1st teeth removed and although I know he wants to avoid similar experiences, the experience was much better than he expected.

Thank you for going the extra mile for Jake. Jake really appreciated it and so did we.

Ian, Anne & Jake

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