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Westlands Dental Studio is a family dental practice based in Lanchester, Durham (sister practice of Village Dental Practice of Newcastle Upon Tyne).

We pride ourselves in offering private dental care and Cosmetic treatments including Natural coloured filling, Veneers, Crowns, Dental Implants, Adult Orthodontics including 6 Month Smiles, Invisalign, Inman Aligner and Tooth Whitening (Enlighten) as well as Facial Rejuvenation (Botox and Derma), beauty treatments and Podiatry.

Prevention is at the heart of everything we do at the Westlands Dental Studio: we want to help you keep your teeth for life. Our hygienists focus on improving and maintaining the condition of your gums, as well as offering a range of treatments – from relief from tooth sensitivity to fluoride treatments – designed to help you to be more confident and feel better about the long-term condition of your teeth.

We provide a range of cosmetic treatments including facial rejuvenation, 6 Month Smiles, Invisalign, Inman Aligner, veneers, tooth whitening and implants. Most importantly, our team will not only achieve your new smile but also make sure you’re comfortable at all times.

Westlands Dental Studio also offer a range of care plans which enable you maintain a healthy smile for life.

Our Approach

To decide on the best course of treatment for you, we first listen. Only by listening can we understand your needs. After discussion of your options, and the cost implications, we work together with you to achieve your desired result.

For our Membership Plan patients we are pleased to confirm that you are eligible to access practice perks offering many discounts while shopping online with major brands such as M & S, Waitrose, Sainsbury, Asda, M & M Direct and Littlewoods to name a few. Alternatively buy your gift vouchers through Practice Perks and save up to 10%. For further details please contact us on 01207 520 265.

We are currently accepting new patients, if you would like to register and make an appointment please contact us on 01207 520 265 or click here to register your interest.

What Our Patients Say

Excellent treatment by Dentist Peter and Nurse Amber. Professional and warm approach, thank you

Friendly & Pleasant welcome from reception. Dentist Tom approachable, listens & gracious.

Always warm & welcoming atmosphere at reception. Tom is always very patient as I’m a nervous patient, standard of care is excellent. Can’t thank you enough
– Lynne Dixon

Very warmly welcomed, receptionists are lovely and always willing to help fit appointments in. Dentist professional and friendly, I was given an emergency appointment readily.

Quiet waiting room, very nice. Warm and friendly receptionists. Dentist Tom was excellent! Very polite and kept asking if I was ok. He did a great repair job on my veneer.
– John McCormick

Very welcome in reception and felt very relaxed while waiting. Dentist Tom and Nurse Penny very professional, treatment is always first class.

Receptionists always cheerful and helpful. Waiting room clean, pleasant and professionally maintained. Tom is a super Dentist and explains everything clearly. Relaxed atmosphere which makes me relaxed! Thank you Tom and Penny.

Waiting area pleasant and receptionists attentive. Dentist Tom explains everything clearly and always provides the best options.

Tom is a lovely Dentist, thank you.

Friendly reception staff and lovely atmosphere. Tom is a lovely, friendly Dentist, my kids love him and love coming!

Really nice Practice with friendly staff. Dentist Peter and Nurse Amber both great, really happy with all treatment received.

Reception team great but difficult to get wheelchair in. Dentist Tom and Nurse Brooke both brilliant, really happy.

Relaxed Practice, especially when nervous. Dentist Tom and Nurse Penny made me feel at ease, thank you so much.

Good friendly staff. Dentist Tom explained everything very thoroughly.

Receptionists and waiting area both lovely, just thought some of the procedures playing on the TV are described in a bit too much gruesome detail – like watching a DIY video but in the mouth! Very happy with Dentist Tom, he has always been very efficient, helpful, competent and mindful of my personal preferences even when he doesn’t agree with them.

Dentist Alex is a lovely lad, very easy to talk to and very professional.

Hygienist Jenna really informative and made to feel comfortable throughout the treatment.

Reception always friendly with a warm welcome. Very accommodating to my needs for appointments at certain times. Always feel relaxed & at ease with Tom and he is fab with my children. A fantastic Dentist – a credit to the Practice!

Excellent Practice, always a good service. Perfect treatment from Dentist Peter who always explains procedures.

Always efficient check-in, clean environment, full of relevant information about treatments. I always feel listened to by Tom, he gives regular checks to make sure that I’m ok during treatment. Full trust in the team!

Dentist Tom and assistant Brooke were both great, put me at ease as I am sometimes nervous.

Friendly welcome from the team. Did not have to wait long to be seen. Happy with treatment received from Dentist Peter and Nurse Amber, quick and efficient!

I used to be really frightened of the Dentist but I have built up a trust with Peter. Great result thank you!

Have been welcomed today very nicely. Both dentist and hygienist experience different yet both reassuring

Superb! Root Canal Treatment, quite nervous, never having had it done before. The whole experience was impressive Thank you Tom Brannen!

Very friendly & comfortable waiting area and reception team. Dentist friendly and professional.

Very friendly waiting area, extremely well maintained & contemporary. Very happy with Dentist Tom, so pleased I have joined the surgery as I was very unhappy

Fantastic, very professional.

Waiting area pleasant and relaxing, staff polite and friendly. Very pleased with my dentist and the treatment I received.

Tom Brannen is a perfectionist, glad he is there to keep my old teeth intact!

I just want to say that Andy is an excellent Dentist. Never felt a thing – super!

Waiting area excellent, receptionists efficient. Dentist Alex is first class. I personally prefer a treatment room with a window!

Receptionists very friendly and helpful, five stars! Dentist excellent and calming.

First time here and made to feel very welcome thank you. As always with hygienist Laura great treatment! And thank you to nurse Amber.

Tracy Pascoe very good, first class

I like the waiting area, calming photos & music, very welcoming and polite reception staff. Dentist Chris very polite, helpful, gentle & effective. Informative treatment, listened to questions & very helpful.

Everything fine, Tracey Brown is lovely.

Very good as usual. Excellent treatment from Dentist Dr Somal and Hygienist Tracey Brown – best I have ever received!
– Elsie Stephen

Lovely, waiting area doesn’t even feel like a Dentist! The reception staff are also lovely. Andy was brilliant, put my mind at rest before the procedure and his conduct throughout was excellent. I am not longer afraid of the Dentist!

Excellent team work in staff, waiting area relaxing, very pleasant reception staff. Excellent service 10/10 from Andy and Megan. Very patient, lovely mannerisms. I didn’t even feel the needle going in my gum – very gentle and Megan his assistant I could not fault. Good team work!
– Tracy Mitchell

Clean, friendly waiting area

Friendly, reassuring and efficient

Good practice but waited a bit too long to be seen today

Very nice and comfortable waiting area. Hygienist very pleasant & informative and explained everything very clearly

Very good, no complaints, Hygienist Tracy Pascoe very good and welcoming

Reception staff friendly, comfy seats, plenty of information to read and watch while waiting. Dentist very polite, friendly and explained everything that needed to be done

Friendly waiting area, reception staff polite and warm. Tracy Pascoe friendly & relaxed, made to feel comfortable
– Mrs Simpson

Delighted with Tracy Pascoe

Smashing Dentist, Tracy Pascoe excellent. Pricey but canny (joke!)

Reception area always clean & comfortable, reception team are excellent, very friendly and always professional. Tracy Pascoe excellent. Supportive and advising of best methods improving/maintaining dental hygiene. Great team of professionals!

Tracey Pascoe excellent! Supportive and advising of best methods of improving/maintaining dental hygiene Great team of professionals. Reception area always clean and comfortable, reception team are excellent. Very friendly and always professional!
– Mr Redding

Extremely professional, pleasant and attentive! I feel cared for which I have never felt in a dental practice before, all of my options have been clearly explained to me and I am very, very happy!
– Mr Cryan

Excellent hygienist Jenna

I’ve kept this excellent dentist for many years now, even though I live halfway down the country – I wouldn’t swap him and the amazing staff at Village Dental Practice for all the tea in China.

Hands down the best dentist I’ve seen. The pair make the experience weirdly enjoyable.
– Toni Turnbull

Over the years I have been a patient (around 10) I have been impressed by the courtesy and professionalism of the staff without exception first class care and treatment throughout my years. Would never consider changing to anyone else.

Lovely welcoming waiting area. Chris Penrose was fantastic with my young son, very nice and friendly, really involved during the treatment. Ten out of ten from my son!

Excellent practice.

Big thanks to the village dental practice for seeing my pregnant wife Donna Turnbull at such short notice and on a Saturday too!!  Quality patient care.
– Ian Turnbull

Excellent service again, special mention for the hygienist – comfortable waiting area with water and coffee which is really appreciated after a long journey. The choice of background music did make me laugh though. ‘First I was afraid, I was petrified’.
– Julie Murray

Just had my teeth cleaned by Tracy. It was the best dental hygiene appointment I have ever had! No need for numbing – a first ever!. Can’t recommend this professional enough. Also had my feet done by the lovely Lyndsey, again an amazing warm & friendly service!
– Julie Ovington

Professional and friendly as ever. Thank you.
– Fleur De Sel

Love this practice, staff (both reception & treatments) are fab! So polite and great with my little people!
– Julie Holmes

Myself, husband & 2 kiddywinkles like to visit the Village Dental Practice because we know we’re in safe hands! It’s also fab to see the boys football strip with pride of place on the wall, a local business supporting local children – great to see, thankyou!
– Karen Mitchell

Going to the dentist is my least favourite thing to do, but since having my children I always attend regular check ups so that my children can see the importance of looking after their teeth.
– Annmarie Poyraz

I am terrified of going to the dentist, but Tom makes me feel reassured that all will be ok.
– Adrienne Ioannou

Peter is so calm and reassuring even though I’m a scaredy cat!
– Danielle Chambers

My children actually enjoy their trip to the dentist, thanks Village Dental practice!
– Emma Herron

I like coming as all the staff are so friendly and make you feel at ease, brilliant with my 2 girls too.
– Melanie Harris

Lovely staff, receptionists, dental nurses and dentists!
– Sophie Veitch

I’m so scared of the dentist but joined with my partner and daughter. I had to act so brave so my 4yr old wouldn’t develop my phobia. It helped that the young girls put me at ease. I also got a goody bag when we left. 5* performance. We shall be back – hopefully just for a check up!
– Carolann Gaul

Lovely staff and dentist and hygienist always makes sure you are comfortable and at ease.
– Evelyne Riley

My favourite thing about coming to the dentist is how great all of the staff are. They really put you at ease and are always great with my daughters.

I like the coming to the dentist, they all make you feel at ease. I like the clean feeling after I’ve seen the hygienist.
– Dawn Banks

We like coming to the Dentist, all the staff are lovely and seeing my daughter who when we first joined wouldn’t talk or look at Tom is now the first to jump in the seat to see him. We all are very happy with the fab services they provide.
– Catherine Jayne Adkin

I’m so scared of the dentist but Peter is so understanding and doesn’t make me feel silly. Tracey Brown is also lovely with me.
– Tracey Axford

I had a dreadful experience with a school dentist many years ago and was terrified to go to dentists after that. However since using this practice my fears have about gone. Excellent customer service throughout.
– Lynne Dixon

I used to be scared of the dentist but getting better, the only problem is my daughter has a phobia of the dentist so makes me a little anxious but I’ve got to be strong for my daughter.
– Allison Bissett

Staff make me special and at ease as am scared of dentist appointment.
– Leeya Adani

Love coming to the dentist here everyones so happy friendly and easy to talk to plus a huge thanks for my dental whitening I had recently! Can’t stop smiling!
– Cristy Palmer

Fab dental practice! All staff are very friendly and helpful especially in an emergency.
– Emma Cole

Knowing that you are in safe hands and everything is going to be alright; the fact that you can trust someone to make sure everything is fine, look after you and sort everything out for you with ease. Such a pleasant experience for something that has always had bad tales!
– Robert Barker

Went in yesterday for a filling. Was so worried and frightened. Peter and his dental nurse….. Sorry can’t remember her name where both fantastic. They were calming and very understanding. I also see Tracey Brown hygienist and she is also amazing.
– Tracy Axford

thought grotto was fantastic and would like to thank DS for doing this and hopes we have the same again next year.
– Trish Mcguckin

Wonderful to see Xmas cheer without making a profit. Its been a long time since I saw the words visit Santa and free in the same sentence.
– Jen Baulcombe

Referred to this dental centre after a bad experience with another local dental surgery. Wish I’d registered with this one from the start. Helpful staff, really good at explaining solutions and options to any problem areas, overall really lovely dentists and staff. I definitely recommend Chris Penrose if you have anxious children, he’s excellent with them. Highly professional dentists and superb customer service!
– Anon

Knowing that you are in safe hands and everything is going to be alright; the fact that you can trust someone to make sure everything is fine, look after you and sort everything out for you with ease. Such a pleasant experience for something that has always had bad tales!
– Robert Barker

Excellent service from hygienist Jenna!

Extremely professional, pleasant and attentive. Very, very happy!

I can highly recommend Tracey the hygienist.

I travel on three buses for over three hours just to visit Village Dental Practice. I value Dr Somal and his staff so highly that even at 80 years old I am still happy to do a six hour round trip to visit, thank you for all that you do.
– Mrs Parkes