We will commence a gradual re-opening from Monday 8th June.
Our service will be limited and our priority is to deliver safe dental care and
ensure that patient and staff safety is not compromised.
Please only call if you have an urgent dental problem. This will ensure our phone lines are kept free
Attendance will be by appointment only following triage by a dentist due to Covid restrictions.
For further information, Mr Ashley has provided a video for our patients. Please click here to view it.
To support NHS services, it is important that you do not visit hospitals or
A&E departments with dental problems.
Outside of our opening hours or if you do not have a dentist, NHS England provides an emergency service for all patients, please call the Cheshire & Merseyside Dental Helpline on 0161 476 9651. They will assess you and provide advice over the phone which may result in a remote consultation with a dentist.
Pre-appointment Screening and Patient Communication
• We will be using digital forms, where possible, rather than paper forms.
• We will require you to pay for your dental treatment by card over the telephone. You may check if you are entitled to free dental treatment here https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/help-nhs-dental-costs/free-nhs-dental-treatment
• A dentist will check your general health over the phone and also ask questions about your risk regarding Coronovirus. Please have a copy of any repeat prescriptions to hand. This will help us determine any risk and schedule appointments accordingly to reduce the spread of infection.
Whenever possible, the appointments will be staggered and prolonged to allow time for thorough cleaning and facilitate social distancing between cases.
Arrival at the practice and the Check-in Process
• Please use the toilet before leaving home. Please arrive early for your appointment. Patients who arrive late will not be able to be seen due to additional measures in place.
• Please stay in your car when you arrive and ring reception to let them know you are in the car park
• Leave your coats/ bags in car.
• You will be assessed in the porch and if we have concerns about Covid you may need to attend Liverpool Dental Hospital for your care.
• You must attend the practice alone, unless you require a carer
• You will be asked to use an alcohol based hand sanitiser upon arrival
• Our staff will be wearing personal protective equipment, please don’t be alarmed by this! It is for your safety and ours.
Restricted Practice Entry
Entry to the practice will be restricted to essential staff and patients by appointments only. We would ask you to attend on your own whenever possible.
Preparation for treatment
• Before your treatment you may be asked to rinse your mouth with mouthwash, then carefully spit out and wipe your mouth. But not to spit out or use the spitoon after that.
• Please avoid touching your face/ eyes and mouth when in the practice.
• The dentist will remove and replace any dentures.
• During your treatment we will wear the necessary personal protective equipment.
Upon completion of your treatment
• Your dentist will provide any after care advice, this may also be emailed to you if you have had an extraction.
• You will be shown where the exit is by a member of staff and asked to sanitise your hands upon departure.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in these difficult times.
After care advice
Advice After Having a Tooth Removed
• If it starts to bleed again, use the spare pack provided and bite firmly for 20 minutes. Then check if the bleeding has stopped by removing the pack and watching for 20 seconds. Repeat this process with the same pack if it’s still bleeding, otherwise throw the pack away. If the bleeding won’t stop please seek advice using the numbers below.
• Take painkillers before the numbing wears off. Avoid aspirin as it increases bleeding.
• Take it easy for the rest of the day.
• Keep any food away from the area and avoid hot drinks whilst numb.
• Start hot salty mouthwashes the next day after meals. Continue for at least 2 days.
• Contact the practice if you need more help.
• Brush as usual, just avoid the sore area
• Rinse your mouth out today as this can disturb the initial healing.
• Smoke, drink alcohol or exercise for the rest of the day.
• Brush around the area for the first 24 hours.
Following these instructions helps to avoid an infected socket which can be very painful.
If you have continuing pain or a bad taste a few days after the extraction please contact the practice.
Woodlands Dental Practice 0151 645 3967 during normal opening hours
Outside these times:
Out of hours – 0161 476 9651
NHS 24 hour helpline - 111
Denplan patients only – 0800 844 9999
YouTube video advice for our patients
Register as a new patient
We're unable to provide routine dental care at present.
If you would like to register as a new patient please complete the form below and
a member of our team will contact you when normal services resume.
Meet The Team
James Ashley BDS, MFGDP, MDPH
Qualified Liverpool 1998
GDC number 74896
Hannah Aspinall BDS
Qualified Liverpool 2016
GDC number 264085
Nicole Conway BDS
Qualified Liverpool 2018
GDC number 277247
Eleanor de Boer BDS
Qualified Newcastle 2019
GDC number 283648
Stephen Ellis BDS (Hons)
Qualified Liverpool 1995
GDC number 70959
Nichola Hird BDS MJDF
Qualified Plymouth 2013
GDC number 244783
James Kinsey BSc Oral Health Science
Qualified Manchester 2015
GDC number 258449
Clinical Dental Technician
GDC number 147546
Simon O’Hanlon BDS
BDS Qualified Liverpool 1996
GDC number 71824
Deborah Pye BDS
Qualified Liverpool 2013
GDC number 244011
Liza Rozdestvenskaja BDS
Qualified Liverpool 2015
GDC number 257728
Our aim is to provide the highest quality dental care in a friendly and relaxing environment.
Woodlands Dental Practice is an award winning dental practice providing both NHS and private dental care in Rock Ferry, Wirral.
We have successfully been awarded BDA Good Practice.
Our highly trained team aim to provide a pleasant experience for all our visitors.
Patients may ask to register with a male or female dentist who are supported by our friendly and experienced staff.
We are dedicated to providing high quality NHS dental care to our patients
For both adults and children, we provide dental care under the NHS
Emergency dental treatment – £22.70 This covers emergency care in a primary care NHS dental practice such as pain relief or a temporary filling.
Band 1 course of treatment – £22.70 This covers an examination, diagnosis (including X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, and preventative care such as the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant if appropriate.
Band 2 course of treatment – £62.10 This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, periodontal care, root canal work or removal of teeth but not more complex items covered by Band 3.
Band 3 course of treatment – £269.30 This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work.
Our aim is to find a treatment that meets your needs and is right for you
Composite veneers with Dr James Ashley or Dr Nichola Hird
Composite veneers are quicker. cheaper and less destructive to your natural teeth than porcelain veneers. Prices start from £170.
Our home bleaching kit uses custom trays made from impressions of your teeth.
This allows a gel to safely penetrate the tooth surface and remove stains.
Price starts from £120.
Inman aligner with Dr James Ashley
Straightening teeth in as little as 6-16 weeks. Price starts from £2200.
Invisalign with Dr Nichola Hird
Invisalign treatment is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth. A series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth to move them little by little. Free consultation available, book your appointment online. Prices start from £2200 for one arch or £2700 both arches.
A variety of options to make your dentures appear more natural
including cosmetic teeth, clear plastic palates and individual designs.
We offer a bespoke service every Tuesday 1pm to 3pm with Andrew Lindley, our experienced onsite clinical dental technician. Free consultations available, price starts from £350.
Cosmetic scale and polish
This simple procedure improves the feel and appearance of your teeth. Price £38.
Monday 8.30am - 12.45pm 1.45pm - 5.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 12.45pm 1.45pm - 5.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 12.45pm 1.45pm - 5.30pm
Thursday 8.30am - 12.45pm 1.45pm - 5pm
Friday 8.30am - 4.15pm
We are a Data Controller under the terms of the Data Protection Act 2017 and the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. This Privacy Notice explains what Personal Data the practice holds, why we hold and process it, who we might share it with, and your rights and freedoms under the Law. Types of Personal Data The practice holds personal data in the following categories: 1. Patient clinical and health data and correspondence. 2. Staff employment data. 3. Contractors’ data. Why we process Personal Data (what is the “purpose”) “Process” means we obtain, store, update and archive data. 1. Patient data is held for the purpose of providing patients with appropriate, high quality, safe and effective dental care and treatment. 2. Staff employment data is held in accordance with Employment, Taxation and Pensions law. 3. Contractors’ data is held for the purpose of managing their contracts. What is the Lawful Basis for processing Personal Data? The Law says we must tell you this: 1. We hold patients’ data because it is in our Legitimate Interest to do so. Without holding the data we cannot work effectively. (Also, we must hold data on NHS care and treatment as it is a Public Task required by law). 2. We hold staff employment data because it is a Legal Obligation for us to do so. 3. We hold contractors’ data because it is needed to Fulfil a Contract with us. Who might we share your data with? We can only share data if it is done securely and it is necessary to do so. 1. Patient data may be shared with other healthcare professionals who need to be involved in your care (for example if we refer you to a specialist or need laboratory work undertaken). 2. Employment data will be shared with government agencies such as HMRC. Your Rights You have the right to: 1. Be informed about the personal data we hold and why we hold it. 2. Access a copy of your data that we hold by contacting us directly: we will acknowledge your request and supply a response within one month or sooner. 3. Check the information we hold about you is correct and to make corrections if not 4. Have your data erased in certain circumstances. 5. Transfer your data to someone else if you tell us to do so and it is safe and legal to do so. 6. Tell us not to actively process or update your data in certain circumstances. How long is the Personal Data stored for? 1. We will store patient data for as long as we are providing care, treatment or recalling patients for further care. We will archive (that is, store it without further action) for as long as is required for legal purposes as recommended by the NHS or other trusted experts recommend. 2. We must store employment data for six years after an employee has left. 3. We must store contractors’ data for seven years after the contract is ended. What if you are not happy or wish to raise a concern about our data processing? You can complain in the first instance to us, our Data protection Officer, Nicola Keogh, who will do her best to resolve the matter. If this fails, you can complain to the Information Commissioner at ww.ico.org.uk/concerns or by calling 0303 123 1113.