Reception Hours

Monday 8:30 – 17:00
Tuesday 8:30 – 17:00
Wednesday 8:30 – 19:00
Thursday 8:30 – 20:00
Friday 8:30 – 13:00

Why Choose Us?

The philosophy of the whole team at Lightwood is based upon the provision of dental care in a modern but friendly and caring atmosphere. We believe that patients prefer to see the same dentist or hygienist at each visit and enjoy meeting the same familiar staff members whenever they visit the practice.

Treatments

We offer a variety of dental treatments at Lightwood Dental. Our dental team keep up to date with current advances in dentistry and maintain our professional training. This enables us to offer to best treatments possible to our clients.

Appointments

01298 27077

Please contact us on the number above to make an appointment or to discuss any of our treatments. Saturday appointments are available via prior arrangement.

Coronavirus – An update for our patients

In order to protect our patients and staff, we are currently providing emergency care only, and are following guidance on our operating procedures from The Chief Dental Officer for England.

Registered Patients: Should you have any queries, please call/email the practice(please be patient on a response via email). If your query is out of our phone operating hours, there are recorded instructions with several options. These instructions should be listened to IN FULL in order to access the correct information.

If, after speaking with one of our team members you have been advised to attend the practice, you will need to ring the doorbell to gain access.

HOWEVER, if you or anyone in your family have developed symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in contact with anyone who has the symptoms of Covid-19, DO NOT attend the practice. If this is the case, please refer to the current NHS guidelines for the latest advice at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

We wish everyone well during this worrying time.

Kind Regards,

Dr Tony Cowan and Dr Neil Austin

Current phone operating hours due to practice cancelling appointments where possible is:

Tuesdays 10.00-1.00pm
Thursdays 10:00-1.00pm

Please listen to our recorded message in full for instructions on emergency dental care.

The British Dental Association have given advice for patients, explaining how the Coronavirus affects access to routine dental care :

Dental check-ups and treatments involve close contact between the dentist and patient and so should not take place. Also, dentists and their teams have to avoid using tools like drills and the ones used for scales and polishes. This is to prevent them from catching the virus from an infected patient and passing it on to other patients.

Drills and other high-speed tools create a lot of ‘spray’ from patients’ mouths so dentists need to use protective clothing and equipment.

COVID-19 has a 7 day period before symptoms show, where someone wouldn’t know they had it and could pass it on to others. If an unsuspecting patient had a filling, the spray from doing that procedure would likely infect the dentist and the nurse.

The personal protective equipment dentists wear when using high-speed tools is currently required by hospitals treating coronavirus patients. Without this equipment dentists, hygienists, therapists and nurses are not safe to treat patients as normal.

IF YOU HAVE A DENTAL EMERGENCY:

Assuming you have not got COVID-19 related symptoms, you should call your practice. They will be able to decide what your options are.

If you believe or know you have COVID-19 and have a dental emergency, please phone NHS 111. The Oral Health Foundation website also has information for patients at this time.

Please read: An update for patients regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and changes in current guidelines.

Welcome to Lightwood Dental Care

The philosophy of the whole team at Lightwood is based upon the provision of dental care in a modern but friendly and caring atmosphere. We believe that patients prefer to see the same dentist or hygienist at each visit and enjoy meeting the same familiar staff members whenever they visit the practice. In fact, most of the team have been with us for more than 10 years, and some over 20!
  • Provide you with high quality dental care
  • Keep up with current advances in dentistry and maintain our professional training
  • Offer early morning, lunchtime, evening and late night appointments
  • Provide you with treatment options where available, to enable you to make the choice that suits you best
  • Take time to answer any questions you may have and explain your treatment in an easy uncomplicated way.
  • Provide you with clear written estimates of treatment options.
  • Treat you with respect and attempt to accommodate any individual needs.
Why choose us?

Lightwood Dental, Dentists in Buxton

“Every member of our team does their utmost to ensure that each patient is treated in a professional, caring and understanding manner.”

— Lightwood Dental Care

What do our patients think about us?

We are very proud of the feedback we receive from our customers. Take a look at our latest video testimonials to get a feel about what our customers think about Lightwood Dental.

View our testimonials

Meet our Dental Team

Our Dentists

Dr Tony Cowan BDS MSc (Left)

Dr Neil Austin BDS (Right)

All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) “Standards for Dental Professionals”.

Learn more about our Dental Team