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Dental Solutions

Dental Solutions

01925 3218569 Henry Street, Lymm, WA13 0LSUK
4.5 / 5  Excellent
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Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Free consultation. Prices from £39 - Enquire for a fast quote from Dental Solutions. Excellent ServiceScore™: 4.5 from 930 votes. Customer Service Award Winner 2018. 59 verified patient reviews.
Call to book an appointment 01925 321856

About Dental Solutions

A relaxed, friendly and welcoming environment is created by the team at this clinic located at Lymm in Cheshire. The team explains all options to patients before beginning treatments and makes each visit comfortable, pain free and pleasant for patients. Interest free credit and payment plans are available to make treatments affordable. Services at the clinic include examinations and hygiene services, children’s dentistry, general dental procedures, treatments for nervous patients, implant dentistry, CEREC same day restorations, children’s and adult orthodontics, cosmetic smile makeovers and the administration of Treatment for lines and wrinkles and dermal filler injections for the face and Treatment for lines and wrinkles injections to reduce excessive sweating.

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from 59 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Dental Solutions

"The service I have received has been first class from start to finish"
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5 50Reviewed 26 Feb 2018 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants,Hygienist Session,Dental Implants
I am absolutely thrilled with the finished result of my implant and I cannot fault this practice in any way. The service I have received has been first class from start to finish. As a nervous dental patient I am apprehensive about having any treatment so embarking on a tooth implant was a huge thing for me but the staff were professional and caring, explaining every step of the procedure. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend anybody thinking of joining this practice. Many thanks to Gavin and his staff.
Treated By: Gavin
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Gavin Laidlaw responded to this review:

What a delightful review - thankyou so much for taking the time write this Lorraine, it's really appreciated. I have passed on your remarks to the Gavin and the team - great to hear! We hope to see you soon!

Lorraine UK
"I am so pleased with the results and it's made such a difference"
5 50Reviewed 31 Aug 2018 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants
Implants. My teeth were in a very poor state and I been avoiding the dentist taking them all out for years! Terrified of false teeth - totally irrational but that's the way it was! I can smile at last and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the practice to even the most frightened of patients - I certainly fit that bill!

Brilliant. Gavin and his staff made a huge difference, I was terrified and really didn't believe I could go through with it all. I am so pleased with the results and it's made such a difference! Gavin understood my fears and made sure that I wasn't put through any more stress than need be. I can't explain how much I hated my teeth and Gavin even made sure that I didn't see any, fantastic. The practice really understands the needs of patients and I certainly must have tested them!

Thank you all so much, I feel a different person now!
Treated By: Gavin
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Penny UK
"I have had so many compliments now and for the first time in 28 years"
5 50Reviewed 22 Aug 2018 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: Extractions,Sedation for dental treatments,Dentures
I came to see Gavin, as a very nervous patient who had a very negative view of dentistry and any kind of treatment following over 20yrs of pain, anxiety and having to take medication for high anxiety every time I visited a dentist. Gavin and Nicky, from consultation to treatment and aftercare looked after me so well and explained things to me properly, so much so I managed to come for reviews without any anxiety medication. I had sedation and extraction then dentures and every step of the way I was treated like my thoughts mattered.

My partial Denture journey is self-esteem changing in itself. My denture by the team here is quite exquisite and quite an art to create. I have had so many compliments now and for the first time in 28 years, I can smile properly and confidently! I wouldn't ever go back to NHS now! Neither will my family and Thank you very much for helping me Smile again!
Total Amount Paid £891
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Gavin Laidlaw responded to this review:

Amazing review, thank you Liz, it is such a shame that people have such bad memories of dental treatment in the past. Hopefully, what we have done together will help to restore your confidence and get you smiling. Gavin

Liz UK
"The implant looks and feels totally natural"
4.5 50Reviewed 22 Aug 2018 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants
I was very pleased that my treatment at Dental Solutions turned out so well.

Gavin and the team sorted out the problem of my front tooth with great skill. The implant looks and feels totally natural.

Also, thank you to Vicky, the excellent hygienist and to the lovely helpful staff on the reception desk who is always most obliging and approachable.
Treated By: Gavin
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Gavin Laidlaw responded to this review:

Thank you Maggie, i will pass on your kind words to Vicky and the team. Gavin

review avatarMaggie UK
"I am absolutely thrilled with the results on each occasion"
5 50Reviewed 17 Aug 2018 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dental Implants
This is the second time I have had extensive dental work and implant treatment. I am absolutely thrilled with the results on each occasion. The team are totally professional, friendly and caring.

I can now smile with total confidence thanks to Gavin and his whole team. Thank you.

The experience was professional, warm and friendly. I would recommend Gavin and his team unreservedly.
Treated By: Gavin
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Gavin Laidlaw responded to this review:

Hi Tony, thanks for the review, it is always a pleasure to help and treat you, see you in 6 months :) Gavin

Tony UK
"I thought they did a really good job so I decided to use them myself"
5 50Reviewed 01 Jun 2018 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Dentist Consultation
I actually sent my mom here a couple years ago when she couldn’t get an NHS dentist. I thought they did a really good job so I decided to use them myself. I wanted to see a hygienist and the NHS one was unavailable, so I opted for private treatment instead.

Dental Solutions is brilliant - clean and professional. The staff are friendly too. I was quoted for the hygienist session prior to the appointment and didn’t need any aftercare or follow-ups. I liked that my appointment went ahead as scheduled. It wasn’t like most clinics where you have to wait 3 hours before they call your name. The efficient service was great.
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Samantha UK
"I am very pleased with my implant and did not suffer any pain at all"
4.5 50Reviewed 30 May 2018 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Braces
The team at Gavin Laidlaw were very good and very professional. I am very pleased with my implant and did not suffer any pain at all.

Thanks, Gavin and team for a lovely job.
Treated By: Gavin
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Marilyn UK
"The doctor is a real asset to the practice and has been instrumental in me achieving my aim"
5 50Reviewed 21 Apr 2018 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Dentist Consultation
After months putting it off finally had major work to the bottom jaw and have delighted with the results.

Amy is a calm and re-assuring dentist who excels at her work. She is a real asset to the practice and has been instrumental in me achieving my aim. The clinic is very well presented and positioned near a large car park in the heart of Lymm village. Highly recommended.
Treated By: Amy
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Gavin Laidlaw responded to this review:

Thank you so much for the review- you are right Amy is an asset to the team here at Dental Solutions. I am so glad that you have been happy with the treatment that you received here. Thanks again, Gavin

Mrs UK
"The clinic is beautifully presented and well located close to a large carpark"
5 50Reviewed 18 Apr 2018 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Dentist Consultation
Major dental work on lower jaw after years of putting it off. Great results achieved in relatively few visits and follow up appointments always available sometimes at very short notice in response to my concerns. Price reflects the level of care and expertise given and for me is worth every penny - the adage of 'you get what you pay for' applies.

Amy is a delightful, calm, friendly and reassuring dentist who is a real asset to the practice. The clinic is beautifully presented and well located close to a large carpark. Highly recommended.
Treated By: Amy
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Gill UK
"The team are always very professionally competent, carry out the work with care and consideration"
5 50Reviewed 13 Apr 2018 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Hygienist Session,Teeth Cleaning,Dental Checkup,White Filling,Dental Crowns
Six-monthly general inspection and examination of a recently broken tooth. Hygienist’s clean and polish.

The dentist examined my teeth, gums carefully and checked for mouth cancer.

The Hygienist scaled my teeth manually because I have sensitive teeth which can hurt with the powered cleaner, and offered the air cleaning process.

The team are always very professionally competent, carry out the work with care and consideration, showing thoughtful concern, and giving sound advice. The patient’s comfort is a prime consideration. Any points raised are listened to carefully.

I have been coming to this team for many years, although I now live 90 miles away.

As I have been unable to find an equally excellent dental practice near where I live which had room for new patients.
I am happy to travel for my treatment as I am always totally confident to come to this practice, because of the top quality care I receive.
Treated By: Gavin
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Gavin Laidlaw responded to this review:

So happy to hear this fantastic feedback, Hilary - thankyou for taking the time to write it, and for travelling to see us despite the long journey! I will pass your kind words onto the team. Many thanks, Louise Foster - Dental Nurse

Hilary UK
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  • BACD - British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (UK) 
  • BDA - British Dental Association (UK) 
  • Invisalign Provider (UK) 
  • BES - British Endodontic Society (UK) 
  • BADN - British Association of Dental Nurses (UK) 
  • MDU - Medical Defence Union (UK) 
  • GMC - General Medical Council (UK) 
  • RCSEd - The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (UK) 
  • CQC - Care Quality Commission (UK) 





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from £2000
Adult Braces
Traditional fixed braces are the most common orthodontic treatment to correct teeth and jaw alignment. They consist of small metal brackets that allow the dentist to have total control over each tooth in order to straighten the teeth.
from £3000
Lingual Braces
The best thing about this treatment? On top of straightening your teeth, no on else will notice the braces.These metal brackets are discreetly placed on the inside surface of your teeth.
from £2000
Six Month Smiles™
Treatment times are far shorter than traditional braces ranging from 4 to 9 months which makes them less costly. 6 Month Smiles focuses purely on the appearance of the teeth and anyone from the age of 17 can be a candidate for the treatment.
from £39
Dental Checkup
from £600
Dental Crowns
Dental crowns may be needed to protect a weak tooth, to restore an already broken or worn tooth, to cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left, to hold a dental bridge in place or to cover a dental implant.
from £600
Porcelain Crown
from £1100
Dental Implants
To replace a missing tooth, a titanium root is placed in the gum where your natural roots would have been sited, and a porcelain replacement tooth is bonded to it after a short healing period. Alternatively, mini implants can be placed around the gum and your denture effectively press studs to them giving a rock solid fit. At Dental Solutions Lymm, we have installed a dedicated separate implant suite at the practice for the comfort of our patients. This suite has the latest bespoke equipment and Richard Brookshaw is one of a handful of surgeons in the country to place the general dental implants, same day smiles and especially zygomatic dental implants. Richard works along with our principal dentist Gavin Laidlaw who restores the implants and our friendly nurses who will look after you throughout your time at the practice. Dental Solutions is one of a very few places in the country to offer zygomatic dental implants.
Dentist Consultation
Our free consultation is the opportunity to meet the team in an open friendly environment. No treatment is provided at this appointment, which is relaxed and informative, usually lasting for 20 minutes.
from £295
Root Filling
Root canal (Endodontic) treatment is usually needed when a tooth becomes infected, painful, broken down, or when the dental nerve inside the tooth dies. Here at Dental Solutions we do everything possible to save teeth.
from £120
White Filling
from £45
Hygienist Session
Beautiful clean teeth are the key to the way we look and feel about ourselves, and how others see us. We have a dedicated three strong team of Hygienists and Therapists Victoria Middleton Rachael Birds and Rachel Hilton who focus on gum health, advice on home care and cleaning, giving oral health advice, not to mention giving you the cleanest shiniest smile around.
from £2500
If you are looking for a more comfortable and convenient way of straightening your teeth then Invisalign might be the answer, as it uses invisible aligners which can be taken off when eating or brushing your teeth. Book a free consultation with us to assess your suitability to the Invisalign treatment.
from £200
Teeth Whitening
We have a wide range of different treatments for tooth whitening, depending on your budget, the shade of whiteness you desire, the speed of transformation you wish to achieve, and any tooth sensitivity you may have.
from £400
If you feel that your teeth just don’t look quite right together – they might be slightly different colours, or one could be a little twisted or shorter than the others, then veneers may be the solution you have been searching for. Removing the tiniest amount of enamel from the front of the desired tooth to be replaced with porcelain gives us the scope to dramatically change the appearance of your teeth without compromising their health. The resulting veneer is incredibly strong when bonded to your tooth and treating one or more of your teeth will give you the beautiful, natural looking smile you are looking for.

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Gavin Laidlaw

Job Title:
  Principal Dentist
  Cosmetic Dentistry
Gavin is the Principal Dentist and owner of Gavin Laidlaw Dental Solutions. Gavin has owned the Practice in Lymm for seven years now, and oversaw its recent expansion. Before this he owned another thriving practice in Warrington. Gavin is a member of the British Association of Cosmetic Dentists and is passionate about creating great smiles. Much of the dentistry he now performs is associated with implants and other major smile transformations. Gavin has been working with Richard Brookshaw for over 10 years to create and place the crowns and bridges that fit onto the implants that Richard places. Gavin has also completed a year long advanced Dental Restoration course with Tipton Training in order to ensure that the latest techniques and technology can be used in the restoration treatment of implant patients. Gavin has also achieved great success converting very nervous patients into very confident patients – happy and relaxed about visiting the Practice. He has been a Dental phobia Certified dentist for many years. Gavin explains ‘It is very important to the whole team here that no treatment ever takes place without the patient being totally comfortable and aware of what is happening. I have taken great care to ensure the Practice has a very friendly and caring team. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than a happy smiling patient leaving my surgery. Our work genuinely changes people’s lives, and that gives me a great feeling.

Richard Brookshaw

Job Title:
  Implantology, Oral Surgery
Dr Richard Brookshaw Implant Surgeon BDS  MMedSci (Oral Surgery)  Dip Imp Dent RCS Ed  Richard graduated in 1996, then accepted an oral surgery position at Leicester Royal Infirmary. This was followed by 2 years as a Senior House Officer in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department at Sheffield University where he was involved in oral surgery and implant dentistry. Richard completed his Masters degree in Oral Surgery in 1999 at Sheffield University and at Chieti University in Italy. Richard is both nationally and internationally respected as a lecturer and mentor in Implant Dentistry and CT scan guided surgery. Richard is also an honorary teaching fellow for the Manchester University MSc in dental implantology. In the last three years, Richard has successfully placed over 1500 implants.

Badri Chari

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Badri Chari BDS, MFDS RCS Edin 2010, MDS (Ortho), MOrth RCS Edin 2009, PhD Univ Manc 2009. Badri qualified with Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2001 from Annamalai University, Tamilnadu in India and moved to the UK in 2006. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Manchester in 2009 and, in the same year, gained his Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Badri is involved with teaching Orthodontics at the University of Manchester. He is actively involved in orthodontic research and has many publications in prestigious orthodontic journals. Badri’s excellence has been recognized by the award of the prestigious Rising Star award in 2010 and the Chapman prize in 2011 by the British Orthodontic Society. He is an active member of the British Orthodontic Society and has been an invited speaker twice at their annual conference. He is also a member of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society and a fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontics. He is a registered Specialist in Orthodontics with the General Dental Council.  In 2015, Badri was given the acclaimed David Turpin award for his research work in the field of Orthodontics. Awarded by the prestigious American Journal of Orthodontics who also published his work, Badri’s research looked at the best ways to strengthen and correct the alignment of patient’s teeth. The David L. Turpin Award for Evidence Based Research is an annual award which is given to the highest rated clinical trial or review published in the American Journal of Orthodontics during the previous year.

Lauren Westhead

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Lauren joined the growing team of dentists at the Lymm practice in 2016 and has become a key member of our dentist team. Further to a degree in Physiology, Lauren then transferred to study dentistry before qualifying in 2011 from Liverpool University. Since qualifying, Lauren has rapidly developed her dentistry experience by working in a number of practices on the Wirral and in Cheshire. Additionally, she continues to increase her professional development post-graduation by attending courses on Dental Health, Dental Acupuncture and Endodontics. Lauren is also a qualified Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth short term orthodontics provider. She has recently graduated from a year-long Nigel Hargreaves Restorative Dentistry course at the Academy of Clinical Excellence. This has enabled to develop her skills further, particularly in smile design, implant restorations, veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures, and direct bonded restorations with a special focus on occlusion and aesthetics. Lauren also volunteered in Kampala, Uganda to deliver oral hygiene presentations to children in the local schools and orphanages. Outside the practice, Lauren enjoys keeping fit. She ran the Edinburgh Marathon in 2015 but now prefers to focus on weight training and yoga. She is a keen supporter of West Bromwich Albion football club, and also enjoys spending her free time with her son and husband. Lauren loves travelling, in particular city breaks such as Paris, Rome, Berlin and most recently Hong Kong.

Amy Norfolk

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Amy graduated with a BSC in Physiology at Liverpool before continuing her university education at UCLAN to complete her dentistry qualification in 2011. Whilst at UCLAN Amy was involved in research into composite bonding strengths and presented the results to the International Association for Dental Research in Barcelona alongside Professor Mair, Head of Dental School, UCLAN. She also regularly represented the university at BDSA and EDSA meetings. Since graduating in 2011, Amy has developed her general experience working in NHS, mixed, emergency and private practices in the North West. She loves working with the team at Dental Solutions in Lymm, having already spent time here covering Lauren Westhead's maternity leave. Amy is qualified and experienced to perform a broad range of treatments from fillings and root canal (endodontics), through to the surgical removal of teeth and short term orthodontics. Amy is also a trained Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth Provider. She gets a great deal of satisfaction successfully treating very nervous and phobic patients. Most of them subsequently become very comfortable about receiving dental treatment.

Sarah Towns

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist
Sarah Towns (Dip HE DHDT Liverpool 2015) is a dental therapist at the practice, having qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2015. Sarah has developed her experience by also working in other private and NHS practices throughout Chester and Merseyside. Sarah has a particular interest in preventative care and gets great satisfaction from helping nervous patients overcome their fear of dental treatment and visits to the hygienist. When not in work, Sarah enjoys keeping fit by visiting the gym regularly and is currently training for her second Tough Mudder challenge in September. Sarah also likes socialising with friends and family, eating out in restaurants in Chester where she lives. To completely relax, Sarah loves watching films, reading, listening to music and looking after her mischievous kittens called Kevin and Ivy.

Rachael Birds

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist
Rachael’s role at Dental Solutions is as a therapist and hygienist, having first qualified as a dental nurse in 2010, then subsequently as a dental therapist earlier this year. Whilst training, she has gained valuable experience working for practices and at hospitals in the Cheshire and Manchester area. She particularly enjoys educating children in great dental health whilst making sure that all of her patients remain motivated by providing tailored treatments and care to their individual needs.

Victoria Middleton

Job Title:
  Dental Hygienist
Victoria, (or Vicky as she likes to be known) has worked in the practice with Gavin and the dentistry team for over 10 years now and she tells us that she loves working in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the practice. She is a highly experienced hygienist and enjoys ensuring that our patients have clean and healthy smiles. Before becoming a hygienist in 1989 Victoria was a nurse and a dental health educator.

Maria Cowell

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist
Maria Cowell qualified as an Orthodontic Therapist at Manchester Dental School in 2014 and has been practicing in specialist orthodontic practices throughout Cheshire and the Wirral ever since. Many of our long-standing patients may remember Maria by her maiden name, Holder when she worked at Dental Solutions as a Dental Nurse and trained as an Orthodontic Therapist. We are delighted to welcome Maria back to the practice where she will be supporting Badri Chari's orthodontic patients on Saturdays. In her role as a therapist Maria takes impressions, photos, X-rays, fits, adjusts and removes braces, as prescribed by Badri.
01925 3218569 Henry Street, Lymm, WA13 0LSUK