Welcome to Cottage Dental Practice Dentist located in Carnforth

Accepting new patients

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

Private consultation


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

Affordable private dentistry is unique to mydentist. 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 have priority appointments when you need them most, and no long waiting lists.

  • No long waiting lists
  • Flexible appointment times
  • Low monthly repayments

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Meet the team at Cottage Dental Practice

Your clinicians

  • 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.
  • Mrs.Kayleigh Knipe Qualified from: BDS University of Central Lancashire England, 2020 GDC No: 289468
  • Ms.Sheila Woodley (Hygienist) Qualified from: CEB Cert in Dent Hygiene United Kingdom, 1979 GDC No: 1816
  • 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.

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

Last updated: Tuesday, November 28, 2023