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Welcome to {my}dentist, Upper Northgate Street, Chester Dentist located in Chester


Open as normal

Our practices are open for NHS and private dental treatments and you should continue to attend all pre-booked dental appointments. If you have a new enquiry, please call us in the first instance and only attend practices in person if you have an appointment. In our practices, please wear a face covering, attend alone if possible and arrive on time for appointments. Do not attend if you, or anyone you live with, has symptoms of Covid-19, has tested positive, or has been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace or their school.

Our first priority is always the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues so please read our safety information ahead of your next visit

Click here to read our guide to Managing dental problems at home during Covid-19 Patient safety - What a visit to us will be like during Covid-19
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Our services at a glance

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Opening times

09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Telephone: 01244 372888
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2-4 Upper Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 4EE.

About {my}dentist, Upper Northgate Street, Chester

Welcome to {my}dentist Chester. Northgate Dental Health is a well-established Dental Practice just outside the Roman walls in the city centre. We offer a scheme called {my}options which is a low-cost alternative to private treatment. Our friendly treatment co-ordinator is happy to offer a complimentary consultation for any of our private treatments such as Implants, Orthodontics, Facial aesthetics, Teeth whitening and many more. Treatments that start from £199 could also be spread out over a period of time with our V12 finance option. For more information please contact the practice. We look forward to seeing you soon

You can get in touch with us using the details at the top of this page. Or if you are ready to book an appointment, why not try our handy online booking service.

Practice facilities

  • Disabled access
  • Free wifi available

What our patients say

  • NHS Choices 5 out of 5

    "As a new patient with my dentist, l would like to say thankyou for the treatment I received from the whole team and was very impressed with the kindness shown by the whole team. Thanks again and good luck to one member of staff in her new job."

    Reviewed on 25/05/2018

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Good experience this morning. Was in on time and they were very efficient in their work. Thanks :-)"

    Reviewed on 09/11/2018

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Had several "sittings" and all have been a far better experience than previous encounters I've had elsewhere ! They really do care, and more importantly highly experienced. They won't just pull a tooth because it's easier ! If they can save it, they will. I would have lost one years ago, thankfully I had the sense to check it out here, and after a fix, it's still going strong ! Having complete trust in a practice is fundamental ...after all it's your teeth."

    Reviewed on 28/10/2017

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I always have a good experience at this dentist. Appointments are usually prompt and no fuss booking. Worth noting that because of the age of the building some of the ceilings are low and there are lots of steep stairs down the waiting area so that might put some off but I have no trouble. Saw the hygienist for the first time on this trip and she was wonderful, very attentive and we had a good giggle. I am very pleased with the results. They never try to push extra treatments or whitening which I really appreciate."

    Reviewed on 01/03/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I can not praise this practice highly enough I have vast experience of many dental practices this is by far and away the best I have ever experienced Thank you for going that extra mile"

    Reviewed on 21/04/2018

  • NHS Choices 5 out of 5

    "I have had a long history with a lower tooth which had not been properly resolved with a previous dentist so after a few weeks of misery caused by the increasing toothache, I contacted this practice. As soon as I spoke to the team I was filled with confidence that they would sort out the issue which they did that day. One particular dentist was excellent, extremely professional and compassionate. She extracted the tooth as requested and prescribed a course of antibiotics for the infection which had been causing the toothache. I also want to give a shout to the rest of the team including the lady on the front of house. All in all excellent service which I would highly recommend."

    Reviewed on 08/01/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I have used this Dentist for over a decade and except for minor admin issues, can only recommend the level of service highly. The building is clean, comfortable, modern and although isnt the most accessible, suitable adaptation have been installed to overcome this."

    Reviewed on 24/07/2018

  • NHS Choices 5 out of 5

    "Recently had treatment by two staff members and I can honestly say it’s the best treatment I have had in years, both informed me of my options and went throughly through what what possible on both the NHS and privately. I have been a patient at this practice for over 10 years and never have I felt so comfortable. Thumbs up to them both and to the practice."

    Reviewed on 28/05/2019

  • NHS Choices 5 out of 5

    "The practice has been turned around for the better! The Dentist & nurses are highly professional. Costs & full treatment plans were provided for the treatments I am going to undergo. I would recommend this practice to everyone. Thank you mydentist!"

    Reviewed on 13/03/2018

  • NHS Choices 5 out of 5

    "Went to the dentist a few weeks ago and was told I needed to come back for a deep clean. The dentist and his dental nurse were very kind and reassuring during both visits. He told me what he was going to do and what to do if I needed him to stop. He was very gentle and it didn’t hurt at all. The dental nurse and dentist had a conversation between themselves which made me feel at ease. The receptionist was also friendly. The surgery it self is very nice too, feels nothing like a dentist! Made a very anxious patient not so anxious and I will actually go back for future check ups!"

    Reviewed on 23/07/2018

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Our treatments and costs

  • NHS
  • Options affordable dentistry
  • Private dentistry

NHS treatments and costs

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Providing NHS Dentistry

{my}options - affordable private treatment

{my}options 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. With {my}options, you’ll have priority appointments when you need them most, and no long waiting lists.

  • No long waiting lists
  • Flexible appointment times

There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our patients and team members

Due to increased level of personal protective equipment (PPE) there is a supplement charge for private treatments from £7*

* subject to the treatment you will be receiving. Your clinician and practice team will advise on any additional costs for your specific treatment.

Find out more about {my}options here

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always dreamed of at a price
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There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our patients and team members

Due to increased level of personal protective equipment (PPE) there is a supplement charge for private treatments from £7*

* subject to the treatment you will be receiving. Your clinician and practice team will advise on any additional costs for your specific treatment.

Affordable dentistry

Dental Care plan’s from only £7.50 per month

Our dental plan is designed with you in mind; covering all the costs of your regular check-ups and hygiene appointments, as well as offering a discount on any dental treatment you may require*.

Spread the cost of your routine dental care with our Dental Plan; the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Find out more here

Ask at reception to apply.

*Discount applies to treatments provided by your dentist.

What are the benefits?

  1. Healthier teeth and gums
  2. Saves you money
  3. Spreads the cost
  4. Provides peace of mind with insurance included
  5. Exclusive discount on many treatments at the practice

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Meet the team at {my}dentist, Upper Northgate Street, Chester

Your clinicians

  • Dr.David Gillbanks Qualified from: BSC England, 2015 GDC No: 258561
    Dr David Gillbanks qualified with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Liverpool in 2009 in Human Anatomy and Cell Biology. After spending several years as a care worker he went on to study dentistry and qualified in 2015 with a BDS (Hons) from the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, having lived and studied in Exeter, Plymouth and Truro. He began working for {my}dentist in 2016 at the Rock Ferry branch before transferring to Chester full-time in 2017. He generally takes a minimally-invasive approach to treatment with a holistic focus on oral health. David also offers simple orthodontic treatment using the Invisalign Go and Clear Correct aligner systems, and offers treatment in Denture Of Excellence to patients at the practice with specific care to patients personal needs. Dr gillbanks is also qualified to perform simple restoration of implants.
  • Dr.Felicity Southern Qualified from: BDS England, 2015 GDC No: 258431
    Dr Felicity Southern graduated from Newcastle Dental school in 2015. Following graduation Dr Southern has worked in Dental practises in Lancashire and Wirral before moving to Cheshire in 2017. In 2018 Dr Southern completed training in advanced facial aesthetics using facial fileers and anti wrinkle injections. Dr Felicity Southern enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has a keen interest in facial aesthetics and aesthetic work. She follows a minimally invasive approach to treatment as well as focusing on the prevention of dental disease. Dr southern is also interested in helping patients that have a phobia of dentists and very anxious patients to help them feel confident and comfortable to come to the practise to have general checkups and to help maintain their oral health
  • Dr.Felipe Bueno Aguilera Qualified from: Lic Odont Madrid 2006 madrid, 2006 GDC No: 118995
    Dr Felipe Bueno Aguilera qualified from Madrid University in 2006 and has 14 years experience in general dentistry, he has worked in both private and NHS practises in Spain and the Uk. He has been involved in several international projects that aim to improve oral health in Central America and India contributing as both a hands on clinician and helping to manage the project. He is currently working towards his PHD at grenade university in Spain and will be furthering his education with a Masters degree in dental surgery. Within practise Dr Bueno Aguilera is commited to providing quality clinical care based on a trusting patient dentist relationship. Outside of dentistry he enjoys spending time with his family and friends along with travelling and outdoor sports.
  • Dr.Krishan Varma (Dental Implant Surgeon) Qualified from: BDS Manc 2007 England, 2007 GDC No: 113646
    Dr Varma is an experienced implantologist who visits several clinics across the country to provide implant treatment. He qualified from Manchester University in 2007 and since then he has been dedicated to providing the highest standards of care to his patients. In 2009-2011 he completed three year-long training programmes in restorative and implant dentistry in Manchester with restorative specialist Dr Paul Tipton, and was also awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons. He then continued with a further degree in Dental Implantology at the University of Central Lancashire, leading to the award of Master of Science with Merit in 2014. He is an active member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), The International Team for Implantology (ITI) and the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD).
  • Dr.Laura Julie Johnson Qualified from: bchd university of leeds united kingdom, 2018 GDC No: 277762
    Dr Laura Johnson qualified from leeds university with distinction in 2018. At leeds Laura studied for a masters degree where she researched the impact of antibiotics in dentistry. She achieved the Williamson medal for paediatric dentistry due to her keen interest and skills in managing dental disease in children. After graduating she spent time working as an NHS dentist on the southcoast in Brighton, before she decided to move back home to Cheshire. Dr Johnson is passionate about providing high quality care, especially for anxious patients. She is dedicated to using the latest techniques for a more comfortable experience and hopes to complete training in sedation in the future.
  • Dr.Stamatios Kioufis Qualified from: University of Athens Greece, 2007 GDC No: 207305
    Dr Kioufis qualified form the University of Athens in 2007. Before relocating in the UK he worked in various private practices providing general dentistry with a focus on Periodontics and Operative Dentistry. The last 6 years he has worked both in the South and North West of England in NHS and private practices covering all aspects of General Dentistry. His postgraduate training was completed in 2017 where he obtained a Diplomate status in clinical periodontics from the University Of Central Lancashire. Currently he splits his time between general practice and a referral practice in periodontics. The next step in his career is further training in Implant dentistry and how to manage periodontal disease around Implants. He is an active member of the Hellenic Society of Periodontics and the European Federation of Periodontology. In his spare time he likes spending time with his family and playing table tennis.
  • Dr.Stefan Vasile Stefanescu Qualified from: Qualified from: University of Oradea, Romania, 2001 Romania, 2001 GDC No: 274517
    Before relocating in the UK he worked in several practices in Romania with special interest in Endodontics, Prosthetics and Esthetics. From 2010 he dedicated himself to postgraduate courses and research in the field of Endodontics, publishing scientific papers published in Switzerland, Romania, France, Australia, Ireland and Italy. Stefan started working in the UK in 2018, covering all aspects of Dentistry. In November 2018 he attended the International Endodontic Congress in Milan, with a poster presentation. He is now studying Endodontics at Chester University being in year 3 of MSc. Stefan is a reviewer for the: International Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology Research, Open Access Journal of Dental Sciences, International Research Journal of Dentistry, Journal of Dental Reports, Asian Journal of Dental Sciences, Journal of Clinical Case Studies, Journal of Dental Reports, Journal of Dental Research and Management and Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International. He is the editor of 2 international journals. Stefan is member of the British Society of Endodontists (BES). Stefan has a caring and understanding attitude to make visiting the dentist a more positive experience, even for the most nervous and anxious patients.
  • Dr.Susan McBride Qualified from: Belf United Kingdom, 2012 GDC No: 227417
    Miss Susan McBride Qualified from: Queens University Belfast, BDS, RSCI, Dip Rest Dentistry Susan graduated from Queens University Belfast in 2012 and undertook some hospital posts and further training in oral surgery before returning to full time general practice. Since graduating she has been passionate about furthering her knowledge and skills and undertaken a restorative dentistry course with Tipton Training. Alongside this she has also undertaken lots of composite courses to help patients who wish to make improvements to their smile. Susan is also an approved Invisalign, Clear Correct and Six Month Smiles provider helping patients who want to enhance their smile through short term orthodontic treatments. For over 4 years she has also been undertaking facial aesthetics treatments to improve patients’ confidence. Out of work Susan enjoys cycling and cuddles with her dog Noodle the Labradoodle.
  • Mr.Charalampos Dimopoulos Qualified from: BDS Greece, 2012 GDC No: 248585
  • Ms.Amanda Gibbs Qualified from: CEB Cert in Dent Hygiene United Kingdom, 1986 GDC No: 3234

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

Last updated: Monday, 15 February 2021