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We like to keep out patients up to date with all news related to the Woodlands Dental Practice and their wonderful staff.

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Our Practice

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Dental Teaching Links:

Tipton Training Lecturer

CAPP Dubai

CAPP Training Institute

New Artwork for Woodlands Dental

22nd July 2020

New artwork created for Woodlands Dental created by Matthew Hollyoaks  daughter Bethaney Hollyoak.

Abit of fun as we work in immediate post Covid Lockdown

We're Back Open!

15th June 2020

We’re happy to announce that we are back open.

Please read the document below about our new CV-19 Protocol

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Webinar by Matthew

20th April 2020

Webinar by Matthew: Training dentists to improve anterior composite restorations.

No face to face training at this time; we move to an online system.


18th April 2020

Wash your hands more often.

Use soap and water for 20 seconds.

Or use hand sanitiser.

Find out more


8th April 2020

Woodlands Dental (and other local practices)  has volunteered to act as a Local Urgent Care Centre for the area- “Urgent Care Hub”.

We have been given permission to start this service from today Thursday 8th April. WD has changed the patient workflow and the cross-infection control to optimise patient safety; staff and clinician safety in line with current advice during the COVID- 19 pandemic. Appointments will be strictly triaged for urgent dental care only and can be accessed by calling Woodlands Dental as  normal (01253 731800) We will not be able to offer the full range of dental treatment but are confident we will be able to help when patients are in severe pain, have swelling, bleeding or have suffered a dental trauma. If you are unsure about your problem please call the practice and we can help.

Opening times for Urgent Dental Care will be:  Monday –Thursday 9-1pm & 2-5pm Friday 9-1pm

This service will be by appointment only, and no walk in patients will be seen. *IF IN DOUBT PHONE*

Tel: 01253 731800

If You Knocked Out a Tooth!?

1st April 2020

PLEASE, be careful during #LOCKDOWN

If you knock out a tooth!?

  1. Hold it by the crown NOT the ROOT
  2. Clean with cold water
  3. Pop it back in the socket ASAP
  4. If you cannot store it in milk


Important Update: Woodlands Dental Closed.

27th March 2020

Please read the following document in regards to our practice closure. We are notifying you following guidelines released from the Chief Dental Officer for England.


Important Update: COVID-19 & Woodlands Dental Practice

25th March 2020

Please read the following two documents regarding COVID-19 & What we will be doing going forward about it at Woodlands Dental.

Dental Practice 'Safe and well-led"

Our CQC Inspection was a success!

Liverpool Dental School

Thursday 13th February 2019

Matthew presenting to 4th & 5th year dental students @ Liverpool Dental School on behalf of Tipton Training Limited.

“Dental Trauma Management” This case shows a 3-year follow up after a nasty assault.

CQC Inspection 2019

December 2019

Jenny prepared and ready for our CQC visit which we passed with flying colours.

CQC Inspection 2019

Wednesday 11th December: WD gearing up for CQC Inspection

Dubai 2019

November 2019

Matthew teaching in Dubai, with TTL & CAPP

I will be teaching for 3 days on the following subjects;

  • Composites & Adhesion
  • Anterior Composite restorations
  • Posterior Composite restorations

New Dental Chair

15 March 2019


December 2017

Matthew has been elected as a Fellow of The International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics. (FIAEFE)

This Academy is based in New York, USA and promotes education within dentistry. This award is by election only after submitting a CV based on experience, teaching and publications both in the UK and internationally

Dubai Completed for 2017

05 December 2017

Dubai teaching completed for 2017, covering veneers, adhesion, anterior and posterior composites.

Dubai 2017

21 November 2017

Matthew presenting at the 9th Dental Facial Aesthetic Conference in Dubai – main podium presentation on Diagnosis and Management of Tooth Surface Loss. The Presentation was followed by Q&A from the audience of 1000 dentists. Matthew then presented a hands-on course covering Composite Artistry – anterior composites, pondered by Kulzer Dental.

Modern Techniques Presentation

20 November 2017

Matthew presenting with Endond0ntics Specialist Sanjeev Bhanderi, to Yorkshire FGDP members in Leeds – full day covering “Modern techniques in Restorative Dentistry”

2015 Lecture by Matthew -report

28 September 2015

British Undergraduate Dental Research Conference 2015: In a Nutshell

posted Marche 31 2015 in Student Life

Dementia Friends

23 September 2015

Today the team attend a Dementia Friends course

If you would like further information on becoming a dementia friend you can visit the website:

Sonicfill Lecture Burnley

15 September 2015

Sonicfill Lecture Carlisle

September 2015

Article on posterior tooth coloured filling- and innovative new filling material

11 September 2015

Composite Filling Workshop

03 April 2015

Matthew is presenting a composite filing workshop this Saturday at the BUDR Conference at Manchester University


27 January 2015

We would like to congratulate Bethany Allen on her hard work in gaining her certification in Dental Radiography. Well done from all the team.

Happy Halloween from the Woodlands Dental

31 October 2014

Intraoral Camera

08 October 2014

Carestream CS 1500 Intraoral Camera

Have you ever wanted to see what your dentist sees? With an intraoral camera, you can! An intraoral camera is a small tool that we use to capture high-quality, up-close images of your teeth and gums. We utilise the Carestream CS 1500 intraoral camera in Lytham. This system allows us to easily take photos of the treatment we are carrying out.


04 April 2014

A patient has kindly sent this picture of our practice which was taken in 1970.

Patient Survey

17 February 2014

Patients Satisfaction Survey


  1. How satisfied are you that you are treated with dignity and respect by the staff?
  2. Were there any questions or concerns that were not taken care of?
  3. Did cleanliness and infection control of the practice meet with your expectations?
  4. Comments on the atmosphere and decor of our dental practice.

New Resuscitation Guidelines

03 September 2014

With reference to the latest Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines “quality standard for cardiopulmonary resuscitation practice and training”, Dental practice are now REQUIRED to have a defibrillator (AED) on site as part of their first aid kit.

Safety is a priority at this practice. We have a Defibrillator in the practice and the whole team have up to date CPR training.

Baby News

18 December 2013

We are very pleased to announce the birth of Felicity’s baby. She had a beautiful baby girl on 27th November. She has named her Cecilia Jayne. Mother and baby are both very well.

Recent Lectures by Matthew Holyoak

23 January 2013

November 30th 2012: Ankylos Development Programme

Lecture on how to restore dental implants

January 18th 2013: FGDP, Diploma in Restorative Dentistry, Manchester

Lecure and hands on demonstrations covering Smile Desing and placing tooth coloured composite fillings in the anterior and posterior areas of the mouth.

Senior Lecturer September 2012

31 August 2012

Matthew has been appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at UCLan Postgraduate School of Medical and Dental Education, and in addition will take up a clinical role at the prestigious UCLan Dental Clinic as the Educational Supervisor in advanced restorative and aesthetic dentistry. This tole will involve teaching and mentoring postgraduate dentistry stuffing in various Masters.

CQC May 2012

01 May 2012

CQC Care Quality Commission: 07/07/2011

Woodlands Dental has completed the required CQC Registration process, and all “outcomes” have successfully been completed. The aim of CQC is to ensure the safety of patients within the dental surgery.


The practice was inspected by the CQC on Thursday 3rd May 2012. All policies and protocols were analysed.

UCLan October 2011

01 October 2011

Matthew has joined UClan, Postgraduate Dentistry School, as a Clinical Supervisor on the 3 year MSc in Clinical Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry.

This is a 2 year Diploma and a 3 year MSc course, where qualified dentists train in advanced aspects of Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry.

Art of Tooth Coloured Fillings August 2011

01 August 2011

Matthew has been invited to present and demonstrate the “Art of Tooth coloured fillings” to dentists dusting with the prestigious “Tipton Training” programme.

Locations: London, Kings college, Manchester, Mandec & Wakefield.

Recent Article Published by Matthew Holyoak

Article Submitted by Matthew Holyoak and printed in ‘The Probe Magazine’ March 2011

This article demonstrates the use of tooth coloured filling materials (composite) to restore teeth and improve a young patient’s smile.

Our Services

Latest Case Study


This patient was unhappy that the existing porcelain veneer on the upper left lateral incisor- it was described as “dull” and “darker than the natural teeth”. Matthew advised to replace the veneer with a lighter shade to match the existing teeth and to add some composite to the upper left canine tooth to improve the appearance- make it less pointed; the incisal edges of the upper teeth were improved also with the addition of composite. The work was completed over 2 visits, with the help of Steve Taylor, dental technician, to achieve a natural smile. The patient was delighted.

Get in Touch

01253 731800

Cancelling Appointments

Please contact us on 01253 731800 if you need to cancel. When cancelling please give us  24 hours’ notice so that we can offer the time to someone waiting for treatment. We may make a charge for short notice cancellations or missed appointments.


In case of an emergency during practice hours, please contact the practice immediately. We will always endeavour to see a patient in pain on the same day. If you require emergency treatment outside surgery hours, please telephone the practice where you will hear a message detailing the specific arrangements for that day.