Welcome to Cottage Dental Practice Dentist located in Carnforth

Our services at a glance

Opening times

08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Telephone: 015242 71930
Email: General enquiries


6 - 8 Chapel Lane, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, LA6 2AL.

About Cottage Dental Practice

Welcome to {my}dentist Kirkby Lonsdale. We are a long-established practice situated in the middle of the picturesque market town and we have been caring for our patients for over 30 years. We are a short walk to the well-known Devils Bridge, and are lucky enough to be in the middle of 2022’s winner of ‘Best places in the North West’. Both NHS and affordable private care is provided within the practice by our three friendly dentists. As well as routine treatments, the practice is also able to accept Private Oral Surgery referrals, and offer cosmetic treatments such as Airflow stain removal, and tooth whitening. Working alongside our clinicians, we have a team of qualified and dedicated Dental Nurses and Receptionists (some of which have worked in the practice for over 20 years!). Our team is developing skills and offering more treatment options than ever before and we hope to welcome you soon.

What our patients say

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Fabulous dentists. I had to go here as an emergency case and I couldn't be more pleased with the service I received. They have sorted out my bad tooth after it giving me gip for quite a few weeks. I'm not that keen going to have my teeth done but I never felt nervous or worried under their care. Absolutely top class. Thank you very much !"

    Reviewed on 25/02/2021

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Our treatments and costs

NHS treatments and costs

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Providing NHS Dentistry

Affordable private dentistry

Whether you want a check-up, an urgent appointment, treatment or even a complete smile makeover, you can get the smile you have always dreamed of at a price you can afford. With a range of early morning, evening and weekend appointments you can be seen at a time that suits you. You'll also have priority appointments when you need them most, and no long waiting lists.

  • No long waiting lists
  • Flexible appointment times

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mydentist dental plan

Do you wish you could spread the cost of your routine dental care? We’ve created our private dental plan to help you budget for the care you need.

We believe the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums is by joining our monthly membership. Our range of dental plans encourage a preventive approach to your dental health needs and encourage regular attendance to enable us to spot any problems before they arise.

Plan Membership options

Number of dental health examinations per year** 1 2 2
Number of hygiene visits per year** 1 2 4
Exclusive 10% discount on oral health products tick tick tick
Preferential appointment times and access to our affordable private range of treatments tick tick tick
Eligibility to request assistance from the Worldwide Dental Emergency Assistance Scheme*** tick tick tick
Monthly costs* £8.33 £16.6 £25.75

Enjoy the benefits!

  • Practice Membership
  • 10% discount off all oral hygiene products
  • Cost effective budgeting
  • Preferential appointment times
  • Wider range of treatments
  • Worldwide Dental Emergency cover***

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* Regional variations apply. An initial joining fee will be collected with your first payment only. Ask in practice for more details.
** The provision of routine examinations and hygiene visits is subject to receipt of the required consecutive monthly payments.
*** Speak to your local practice for more information

Meet the team at Cottage Dental Practice

Your clinicians

  • Mrs.Jennifer Naylor (NAYLOR MADE SMILES) (Therapist) Qualified from: BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy University of Central Lancashire 2020 England, 2020 GDC No: 160806
    Jenny started her career in dentistry as a nurse. She stayed in this role for 15 years before deciding her dream was to further her education and become a Dental Therapist. She qualified from UCLan in 2020 with 2:1 Hons and has never looked back! It is apparent how much Jenny enjoys her job, and her endless amazing reviews from patients confirms this. She especially enjoys working with nervous patients and children and is on a mission to make everyone feel comfortable in the dental chair. Jenny is a mum to three gorgeous children and in her spare time can be found walking, baking and generally getting into mischief with the kids
  • Mrs.Nicola Hesketh Qualified from: BDS University of Wales 2008 Wales, 2008 GDC No: 153511
    Nicola qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 2008 with a first class degree. She returned to her native Cornwall where she completed vocational training in Truro. In 2010 Nicola volunteered for a dental charity expedition to Peru, where she helped deliver dentistry to remote communities in the Andes. This inspired an interest in oral surgery. Later in 2010 she joined the British Army and commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as a professionally qualified officer. She spent 4 years in the Army, during which time she took part in an exchange program with the Royal Brunei Armed Forces and led the dental department of a very high readiness field hospital. After leaving the Army in 2012 Nicola moved to Lancashire where she has worked in a variety of private and NHS settings, recently completing an MSc in Oral Surgery at UCLan with Distinction. Nicola is a Tier 2 accredited oral surgery provider in South Lancashire and offers minor oral surgery on a private referrals basis at {my}dentist in Kirkby Lonsdale. Nicola lives in the countryside near Lancaster with her husband, 1 year old twin girls and two pampered (but usually mud-soaked) dogs.
  • Miss.Philippa Nicholls Qualified from: BDS Cardiff University 2017 Wales, 2017 GDC No: 271850
  • Dr.Wendy Thompson Qualified from: BDS University of Liverpool 2012 United Kingdom, 2012 GDC No: 227444
    Wendy has worked in general practice since qualifying 10 years ago, both privately and for the NHS. She is also an academic researcher at University of Manchester, where her research focuses on keeping antibiotics working as long as possible into the future, by reducing overprescribing by dentists around the world. She chairs the FDI World Dental Federations Antimicrobial Resistance working group and is elected to its science committee. She is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of the College of General Dentistry and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Wendy regularly provides webinars on dental antimicrobial prescribing and her online courses are popular among professional and non-professionals. Occasionally you may catch her in the media too and work under her leadership has won awards for community communication. Wendy is passionate about including public and patients in research, and she is Trustee of a new patient advocacy charity: The AMR Narrative. In her spare time, Wendy loves relaxing with family on the N Lancashire/S Cumbria coast.
  • Mrs.Kayleigh Knipe Qualified from: BDS University of Central Lancashire England, 2020 GDC No: 289468
    Kayleigh grew up in Yorkshire, and moved to Cumbria when she graduated from University of Central Lancashire in 2020, following a degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Bradford. Since qualifying as a dentist, she has been working in general dentistry and joined the Kirkby Lonsdale practice in September 2021. Kayleigh enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and creating healthy smiles. She is passionate about providing minimally invasive treatments and improving patients overall oral health. Outside of work, Kayleigh spends her weekends enjoying the countryside and going for long walks with her husband and their much loved Labrador, Leo.
  • Ms.Sheila Woodley (Hygienist) Qualified from: CEB Cert in Dent Hygiene United Kingdom, 1979 GDC No: 1816
    Sheila, better known as Pauline, qualified as a dental hygienist after studying at The Royal Dental Hospital in London. With over 30 years’ experience she joined our team in 2013. Pauline is a very experienced hygienist and has been very successful in dealing with periodontal disease throughout her career. She keeps herself regularly updated by attending courses, conferences and studying at home to keep abreast of new techniques and methods. Her gentle and caring approach is particularly welcomed by nervous patients. In her spare time Pauline enjoys spending time with her family and friends, has interests in health and fitness, as well as arts and crafts.

Dental professionals must be registered with the GDC and meet high standards. Find us on the register: www.gdc-uk.org

* Whitecross Dental Care Limited (registered office: Europa House, Europa Trading Estate, Stoneclough Road, Kearsley, Manchester M26 1GG. Company No. 244415) is part of the mydentist group. Whitecross Dental Care Limited is a credit broker not a lender and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with registration number: 674183. Credit is provided by Secure Trust Bank PLC trading as V12 Retail Finance and AppToPay with whom we have a commercial relationship (and so we are unable to provide independent advice) and is subject to age and status. **Pay in three monthly instalments. This is a credit product. Minimum spend applies. Not all products offered by Secure Trust Bank PLC are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Last updated: Monday, May 13, 2024