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Am so happy and grateful for what this practice and the staff have done for me. They were challenged with a problem and from day 1 I could not fault the service and patience that I have received. Not only did I feel welcomed and reassured but I walked out today feeling a lot more confident about my smile than I ever have. I am truly in debt to these wonderful dentists and I would recommend them to everyone. Thank you for putting a huge smile on my face, that we have thanks to these brilliant people xx
— Sarah Myles, via thank you card and facebook

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To all the Team, I would like to say a big thank you to you all for making my smile complete for the first time in many years. Andy and Michelle; you are a great team in the surgery and you both made me feel at ease right away. Nothing has ever been too much trouble for you, no matter what my teeth have presented for you! I have experienced so many bad dentists since being a child but Andy, I haven't felt any pain or undue force being used at all throughout all the procedures you have carried out. This has been a revelation to me. I will definitely recommend you to friends and family. Similarly, Jonathan caused no discomfort with the dental implants work her expertly carried out. Thank you too, to ladies on reception for the friendly greeting and professional manner. It's not an exaggeration to say that the dental work I have undergone in the last couple of years has been life changing. I can smile with confidence and eat as a normal person would; nothing short of amazing! Kind regards and hopefully not seeing you again too soon! Helen
— Helen

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I switched to Holly Dental after moving North from Lincolnshire in 2014. I have always had NHS dentists in the past - usually ones from beyond these shores - but met Andy and decided to give the private option a go. I did the maths and realised that a Holly Dental monthly patient plan (cheaper than DenPlan and the like) was around the same as I was paying for NHS treatment over the course of a year. The difference in the standard of treatment, materials and time spent is vast. I have seen dentists in Skipton, Bristol, Pershore, Grantham and Barnoldswick so this is not a comparison between two dentists, but between everything I have experienced before. Andy's initial consultation - with x-rays - was thorough, open and honest. It flagged up some concerns about the poor quality of some previous treatment but also reassured me about the way I was looking my teeth. I have seen Andy for two checkups since and he has been thorough and consistent on both occasions. Andy has also replaced one of my fillings - the one that barely showed up on the x-ray because it contained such poor quality materials. The replacement is far superior, white(!) and was done with far more care than previous. I think he must have worked on it at least 5 times longer than any previous dentist, ensuring it fit my bite correctly. I have a phobia of needles and therefore never have an injection for fillings, but Andy's treatment was totally pain free - there wasn't even a tingle from the nerve inside my tooth. I have also seen the hygienist at Holly Dental and this was a real eye-opener! I don't think that much care and attention has *ever* been dedicated to my teeth. Worth every penny and well worth driving all the way across Lancashire for! The staff are a very friendly team and the funky decor in the surgery is a refreshing change to the clinical, tired rooms of past dentists. I would thoroughly recommend it.
— Shaun Nixon, via Facebook

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Had a consultation with Andy about whitening my teeth etc and I can honestly say he is an awesome guy, Explains everything so well. Can not wait to start my treatment. very excited ;-) UPDATE: Since seen Andy for the consultation from when I first walked into the Holly Dental with what I can describe is having a row of tea bags for teeth (I'm not kidding), I've now had them whitened and Oh my days It's a massive difference and my confidence has now gone through the roof, My treatment is still ongoing for another week or so but I can honestly say what an awesome guy Andy is.. So professional in every way which makes it a pleasure to have work carried out by him. Once I've had the treatment done and finished I for sure will have the best smile ever, something I never thought I would ever have So to Andy and all at Holly Dental a massive thank you ;-)
— Brooklyn, via Facebook

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Fab experience - recommended to me by my NHS dentist as they couldn't fit me in - so impressed I've now swapped Andy's great at explaining all options available - even making tooth extractions (x3) seem like a walk in the park. 5 stars
— Michelle Goodchild in Preston, Lancashire, via Facebook

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Well after me basically having a panic attack in the waiting room waiting for my appointment... I can only thank Andy and Michelle enough.. I am no longer 'as scared' to go to the dentist cannot thank them enough, for putting up with me thanks guys, highly recommend - especially for the nervous patients like me. 5 stars
— Ashlene, via Facebook

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Had a consultation with Andy about whitening my teeth etc and I can honestly say he is an awesome guy, Explains everything so well. Can not wait to start my treatment. very excited ;-) UPDATE: Since seen Andy for the consultation from when I first walked into the Holly Dental with what I can describe is having a row of tea bags for teeth (I'm not kidding), I've now had them whitened and Oh my days Its a massive difference and my confidence has now gone through the roof, My treatment is still ongoing for another week or so but I can honestly say what an awesome guy Andy is.. So professional in every way which makes it a pleasure to have work carried out by him. Once I've had the treatment done and finished I for sure will have the best smile ever, something I never thought I would ever have So to Andy and all at Holly Dental a massive thank you ;-)
— Brook Baker, via Google
Andy and the team at Holly are simply brilliant. Before approaching Holly Dental I had always used NHS dentists, thinking that private dentistry was for the rich and famous with money to burn. But after getting sick and tired with dentists moving away and cancelling appointments, I knew it was time for a change. When I met Andy, I knew this was my kind of guy, he likes beer (in moderation of course), football and fast cars but more importantly, he came highly recommended from many of his existing patients and is a bloody good dentist. My teeth and oral health have never been in better hands. Holly offers competitively priced treatment plans and monthly payments to provide private standard dentistry at competitive prices. I would urge anyone who needs a dentist or is thinking of changing to call Holly Dental now. Keep up the good work. Mark
— Mark Hall, via Google
I have had numerous dentists in the past both NHS and private. I have an under-bite and have always hated my teeth. Every dentitst I consulted insisted that rectifying my problem was "too complicated". I was recommended to Andy at Holly Dental Practice by my Niece who has beautiful teeth. Andy knew immediately what he needed to do to deal with my complicated cross bites and left me confident in his ability and the eventual result. Even though I am only half way through my treatment I already smile more and don't hide my teeth behind my hand. I can't wait to see my finished smile. Andy and Michelle have made me feel relaxed and confident throughout my treatment and I would recommend the practice to anyone looking for professionalism, patient care and results.
— Jennifer Smith, via Google
having not been to the dentist for a number of years, I was pretty nervous, but Andy and all the team were brilliant and put me at ease from day one. I have had a number of treatments now, and all have been painless despite my initial concerns (especially as I hated dentist and needles!) I would definitely recommend them especially if you are concerned about having not been to a dentist for some time. Thanks to all!
— Cath Whelan, via Google

Meet Andy’s team and patients

The cameras came to the dentists in Preston for a day to meet Andy, his team and some real life patients, who offered some testimonials to tell you why they love this Lancashire dentist!

I have always had issues with my teeth. I was incredibly self-conscious and always-felt people were looking at my teeth. I constantly covered my mouth with my hand and smiled without opening my lips. I hated my teeth from every angle, not only the shape, but the colour. Embarking on cosmetic dental work is not an easy decision to make. Firstly is the financial commitment, should I spend that kind of money on myself? My husband took a different view, he considered it an investment in yourself, just like gym membership or healthy eating. The next decision is who should undertake the work. My dentist recommended several practices and after research I decided to go to Mr Holly at Holly Dental Practice. Their website was professional and offered an insight into all the services they provided. I arranged an initial consultation and took my husband with me. From the moment you walk through the door you are treated in the most professional manner. The surgery is modern, clean and patient focused. As soon as I sat down with Andy he put me at ease, with his affable and humorous approach. He explained all the options carefully and the process. He gave me a range of options. I decided on implants because it was the most long term option and would give me the best results. The whole process took ten months, and I felt looked after every step of the way. Even down to having an out of hours contact number. The end result is fantastic. I had to learn to smile with my teeth and I am really proud of my new smile. I feel much more confident and don’t mind having my picture taken anymore. I am so glad I had the dental work and say to anybody who has issues with their teeth, go for it.
— Mandy
Thank you Andy for my new smile. I now feel much more confident, particularly in front of a camera. This was particularly noticeable at my daughters wedding where, as mother of the bride, I could not hide. My dental “makeover” was not as traumatic as I anticipated and this was down to your sensitive and gentle approach at each stage of the process. For this I am enormously grateful. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.
— Linda
Despite having very little to work with, your temporary crown has help long enough to avoid any further disruption to my summer, which I am, as ever, thankful. I do intend to go ahead with an implant and will make an appointment to see you soon. In the meantime, I’ll stay clear of Bombay mix and continue to chew on the left. Cheers.
— Fergus
Thanks so much for doing my filling. I should have let you do it years ago when you offered.
— Justine
I wanted to say a big thank you on two levels. Firstly, to My Holly for his fabulous work. He was very personable, reassuring and thorough every time I had an appointment. Although the treatment made minimal changes to my teeth it has made a huge difference to my confidence. Secondly I would like to say thank you to all the staff I came into contact with, who were very pleasant and helpful especially as I brought at least one of my children to every appointment and needed help with the logistics of a pram! My youngest child who came with me was only 8 weeks old when I started the treatment and the staff made ­­me feel at total ease about bringing her. Mr Holly even went as far as carrying her car seat up and down the stairs! Thank you once again!
— Naomi
I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for doing such a brilliant job on my very painful wisdom tooth. Thanks for giving up your time and care on a semi-hysterical woman who has always had a phobia of dentists – that is until now! Many many congratulations on passing your diploma course with such flying colours! I knew you’d do it!
— Rita
I would like to thank Holly Dental for the very high standards of care and dental skills I have received.
— Peter
Before I met Andy and his wonderful team I was afraid to smile. My teeth were broken and chipped… and just not nice! With time and the correct advice and support I was put on a programme to get my smile back. My visits to the practice were as painless as possible and I actually enjoyed coming to the dentist. I know its important to brush and floss regularly, with the great work Andy has done “cakes and sweets” are not my first snack option anymore!! I’d recommend my family and friends to come visit and join the practice. Extremely friendly, professional… Thank you.
— Nafeesa
Thank you for making me a nice smile.
— Laura
I know I thanked you before I left but I wanted to know how much I appreciated the care and attention you have given to me during my sessions with you. You told me everything you were doing during the treatments, and they were completely pain free, and finally you gave me back my smile. I bet not many people get such a lovely 80th birthday present, I feel 10 years younger!
— Joyce
Well Andy, we’ve been through a lot together during these last 12 months. Blood, sweat and tears! The end result has made up for it all. I cant thank you enough for giving me a smile I didn’t think was attainable 12 months ago. I’m sure you have a great future ahead.
— Janet
Big Thanks for the great job that you’ve done on my teeth.
— Eddie
Just to say thank you so much for fixing my teeth, I’m smiling all the time now!
— Alanna
Just like to say a big thank you for giving me a natural looking smile and making me feel at ease when having my treatment (especially the teeth extractions). I only wish I had found you earlier.
— Glenys