Services

At Chertsey House we have a unique mix of experienced clinicians to look after you.
Gareth Wallis has over thirty years. of specialist orthodontic experience and is the only resident General Dental Council registered orthodontic specialist on the Island.
Paul Frank also has over thirty years. experience in the profession. His considerable dental experience allows him to offer a wide range of general dentistry including cosmetic dentistry, crowns, bridges and teeth whitening.
Natasha Flavell has over twenty years of experience in general dentistry and now spends a lot of time involved with dental implants. Natasha covers both simple, single implants to replace just one missing tooth, to complete complex implants cases involving multiple teeth.
Kerry Harris has been with us for over twenty years and Nicola McVean joined us in 2020. Both hygienists have 25 years of experience each working with a wide variety of patients with simple and complex oral health needs.
Examination appointments can be made online for your convenience. Click below to book now!
Or call us on 01481 237781

“General Dentistry” is the type of dental care that most patients will experience throughout out their life.

It focuses on looking after you and your family’s oral health by providing regular and thorough dental examinations. These exams include screening for more serious diseases of the mouth, such as oral cancer; gum health assessment and of course a careful check of the teeth.

Prevention is always better than cure, so here at Chertsey House Dental Group we provide preventive advice and treatment to try to avoid problems occurring in the first place.

The types of general dental treatment offered by Chertsey House Dental Group are widespread, and range from white fillings, hygienist visits, root canal treatment, and dentures to more complex treatment plans including crowns, bridges and implants.

We will help you maintain good oral health, with regular check-ups (including diagnostic images such as x-rays if needed) and visits to the hygienist being the cornerstones of disease prevention.

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Orthodontics; the dental speciality dealing with development of the teeth, jaws and face.

A comprehensive orthodontic treatment service is provided by Gareth Wallis, Guernsey’s only registered specialist in orthodontics.

You may book an appointment to see Gareth directly; he also works with many of Guernsey’s dentists on a referral basis looking after their patients orthodontic needs.

At your consultation your concerns and aims in relation to the position and shape of your teeth and jaws will be discussed with you. A detailed examination will be carried out and we will discuss with you your treatment options. We will also go through the details of these treatments and give you a verbal estimate of the costs involved. All orthodontic treatment requires records in the form of models of your teeth, photographs and x-rays. Using all this information Gareth will make your treatment plan and write to you outlining your orthodontic situation and treatment plan. It will also include a definitive quote and your payment options.

Becoming a registered specialist requires the completion of an approved 3 year masters programme in orthodontics. Only practitioners who have completed this programme and are registered by the General Dental Council may use the title Orthodontist or Orthodontic Specialist.

After qualifying as a dentist and gaining 4 years of experience in dental hospitals and general practice Gareth undertook the prestigious 3 year full time Guys and Kings orthodontic postgraduate course in London. This rigorous and demanding course gave Gareth a very broad based grounding in the speciality and in particular the ability to judge the literature and new techniques with a critical eye. He gained a master’s degree in orthodontics and now has over 30 years’ experience as an orthodontist.  He uses a variety of treatment approaches and is the Channel Islands most experienced Invisalign provider. All proposed treatment options will always be aimed at being the most appropriate for that individual patient. One size does not fit all!

As a result of Gareth’s experience and training you will benefit from personalised, evidence based treatment to give you the best possible and most stable result. We live in an exciting information rich age and he encourages patients to discuss their treatment with him. Sadly a lot of inaccurate and biased information is also available, often promulgated for commercial gain. He promotes very healthy scepticism of some of the outlandish claims that may be found on Google!

Here are some examples of real patients treated by Gareth and his team
Click the image to enlarge and see pictures of the teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry is aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile. We strive to maintain the health, function, and appearance of your teeth and we believe that aesthetic dentistry must complement the overall general and oral health of the patient.

Smile improvement can have dramatic results on your overall appearance; even the smallest step can boost your confidence, self-esteem, and make you want to smile more.

With modern advances in dentistry, cosmetic procedures can range from a simple colour correction with teeth whitening, to the straight forward addition of tooth-coloured filling material to close a small space, to replacing missing teeth with implants and many more.

Please contact us on 01481 237781 and we will be happy to arrange an appointment to discuss any aspect of your smile.

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Over the last decade tooth whitening has become the most requested cosmetic dental treatment. A bright, fresh looking smile can be a great confidence booster.

As we age our teeth darken due to changes in the mineral structure of the tooth and with our lifestyle. It is well known that coffee, tea, red wine and smoking in particular can cause a gradual reduction in the brilliance of the enamel and darkening of your teeth.

Here at Chertsey House Dental Group we use the Enlighten© Professional tooth whitening system. Enlighten© Evolution professional tooth whitening system is a premium tooth whitening system proven to be safe, effective and the only system in the world to whiten up to 16 shades.

It uses the special formulation Evo3 Carbamide peroxide gel in well fitting custom made trays that are comfortable to wear over night for each night of your whitening treatment. Please contact the practice on 01481 237781 to book your Enlighten© Consultation.

Denplan Essentials

As a patient of Chertsey House Dental Group we always endeavour to provide you with the highest quality comprehensive dental care.

We are pleased to offer you Denplan Essentials, an alternative way of paying for your dental care and maintaining good oral health.  This is a good way to budget, spreading the cost of check-ups, hygienist visits and x-rays by making regular monthly payments.  Of course, you always have the option of paying as you go, if you prefer.

For £16.75 per month (just 55p per day), Denplan Essentials gives you routine preventive care from your dentist which includes:

  • Two check-ups per year
  • Two hygienist visits per year
  • One small dental x-ray per year
  • 5% discount on private treatment fees (excluding Orthodontics)
  • Discount when one or more adult family member or group pay from a single direct debit account
  • Built-in Supplementary Insurance which provides worldwide dental injury and dental emergency cover, supported by a 24-Hour Dental Emergency Helpline (please refer to the information below for terms and conditions).

 

If you have any questions about Denplan Essentials, please contact the practice team on 01481 237781 or discuss it with us at your visit. By having this optional plan, we hope to provide you with the best care, choice and service possible and one that is affordable and convenient for you.

We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.

Denplan For Children

At Chertsey House Dental Group we always endeavour to provide you and your family with the highest quality dental care with a preventive focus, at an affordable cost.

As an alternative to paying for your child’s check-up each time, why not spread the cost and pay a little each month?  Denplan for Children is a maintenance plan for 6-16 year olds. This is an option and you always have the choice to pay as you go. 

Children age 0-5 (inclusive) will continue to benefit from our free check-ups.

Denplan for Children gives you routine preventive care from your dentist which includes:

  • Check-ups
  • Fluoride application
  • X-rays (when required)
  • 5% discount on private treatment fees (excluding orthodontics)
  • When appropriate an orthodontic consultation with our specialist orthodontist.

 

Supplementary Insurance cover, which includes:

  • Worldwide dental injury cover and emergency treatment
  • Hospital cash benefit if they need to stay overnight in hospital under the care of a dental or maxillofacial surgeon
  • Cover towards the costs of a dentist opening the dental practice to provide treatment outside normal surgery hours
  • Access to Denplan’s 24-Hour Worldwide Dental Emergency Helpline

 

Cost of Denplan for Children:

  • Age 6-12 £5.00 per month. This will cover two check-ups per year, one oral health education visit per year, x-ray when necessary.
  • Age 12-16 £12.00 per month. This will cover two check-ups per year, one hygienist visit per year, x-ray when required.
  • Also included is one orthodontic assessment when required.

 

If you have any questions regarding Denplan Plans for Children, please contact the practice team on 01481 237781.

Dental hygienists are specially trained to work as part of the dental team and to give specialist care to patients. They play an important part in dental health care and are mainly concerned with preventive dental health and treating gum disease – showing you correct home care and helping to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

The hygienist’s main work is to prevent and treat gum disease. This includes professionally cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar.

Plaque

However, perhaps their most important role is showing you the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque. Plaque is a sticky coating that forms constantly on your teeth. Hygienists also give advice about diet and preventing tooth decay. They can also give you special advice for home care if you have dental implants or orthodontic appliances. The hygienist will work with your dental team to give you care that is tailored to your needs.

Regular professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar, combined with looking after your teeth and gums properly at home, will help keep your mouth healthy. A clean and healthy mouth will improve your appearance, help you to keep your teeth and give you fresh breath.

Help yourself

You can do a lot to help yourself and the hygienist, as you are the one who looks after your mouth in between visits to the practice.

We recommend that you follow four simple steps to help keep your teeth and gums healthy:

1. Brush your teeth carefully last thing at night and at least one other time during the day.
2. Use a fluoride toothpaste, do not rinse your mouth out after brushing.
3. Cut down on how often you have sugary or acidic foods and drinks.
4. Visit your dental team regularly, as often as they recommend.

Sugar

Not only cutting down the amount of sugar in your diet, cutting down on the number of times that you eat it during the day can help to reduce decay. This also applies to fizzy drinks, which can be acidic as well as sweet and damage your teeth if drunk in sips through the day. Your hygienist can help you by looking at your decay problem and your diet and by making some recommendations for you to consider.

You can now make online bookings to see our hygienists.

Missing teeth affect a person’s appearance, the ability to speak and chew and general dental health. It is usually recommended that a missing tooth, or teeth, be replaced. Many options exist for the replacement of lost teeth, one that has gained considerable acceptance is the dental implant.

Until recently partial dentures and bridges were the only options for replacing missing teeth. Some people cannot comfortably wear dentures and sometimes bridges are not appropriate. Bridges have the disadvantages of requiring crowns on the supporting teeth, meaning that these teeth need to be suitable for that.

A dental implant is essentially a replacement for a natural tooth root. Dental implants are most commonly titanium screws, which are placed into the jawbone. Then there is an internal screw thread which allows the attachment of components to support either a single tooth crown, a bridge or even support a denture. So, if you wear a full denture, the placement of 2-4 dental implants can be used to stabilise the denture. This is called an overdenture.

If you are missing a single tooth, one dental implant would be needed. If you are missing more teeth, it may not be necessary to place one implant per missing tooth because implants can be placed and joined together as a bridge to replace several teeth or even a full set of teeth.

Over the last 30 years dental implants have revolutionised dentistry. Improved techniques and advances in the materials used for implants have made the definitive dental implant a reliable solution for many people. The implant placement is performed under a local anaesthetic and is found to be no more uncomfortable than having a tooth removed. Following surgery there can be some post-operative pain which is usually manageable with routine painkillers.

Chertsey House even provide ‘teeth in a day’ where a fixed set of teeth can be placed in a few hours. This technique requires considerable planning before surgery. The case is planned in great depth with a 3D bone scan and models of the mouth. Depending on the case 4-6 dental implants can be placed and an immediate set of teeth fixed to them. In some situations, it is possible to remove a tooth and place an implant straight into the resulting socket. This technique is particularly useful for replacing teeth in the smile line. Then an immediate temporary crown can be fitted to the implant, negating the need to have a space or wear a temporary denture.

Current studies show a 95% success rate for dental implants over 10 years, in non-smokers with no un-treated gum disease. The quality of your home care and willingness to attend for regular review and maintenance visits will impact the long-term outcome. Implants, much like teeth will last well as long as they are kept clean. If you think you are interested in dental implants, you can learn more about the implant procedure here at Chertsey House Dental Group by contacting us on 01481 237781 for an appointment.

General Dentistry

“General Dentistry” is the type of dental care that most patients will experience throughout out their life.

It focuses on looking after you and your family’s oral health by providing regular and thorough dental examinations. These exams include screening for more serious diseases of the mouth, such as oral cancer; gum health assessment and of course a careful check of the teeth.

Prevention is always better than cure, so here at Chertsey House Dental Group we provide preventive advice and treatment to try to avoid problems occurring in the first place.

The types of general dental treatment offered by Chertsey House Dental Group are widespread, and range from white fillings, hygienist visits, root canal treatment, and dentures to more complex treatment plans including crowns, bridges and implants.

We will help you maintain good oral health, with regular check-ups (including diagnostic images such as x-rays if needed) and visits to the hygienist being the cornerstones of disease prevention.

general_dentistry_icon
Orthodontics

Orthodontics; the dental speciality dealing with development of the teeth, jaws and face.

A comprehensive orthodontic treatment service is provided by Gareth Wallis, Guernsey’s only registered specialist in orthodontics.

You may book an appointment to see Gareth directly; he also works with many of Guernsey’s dentists on a referral basis looking after their patients orthodontic needs.

At your consultation your concerns and aims in relation to the position and shape of your teeth and jaws will be discussed with you. A detailed examination will be carried out and we will discuss with you your treatment options. We will also go through the details of these treatments and give you a verbal estimate of the costs involved. All orthodontic treatment requires records in the form of models of your teeth, photographs and x-rays. Using all this information Gareth will make your treatment plan and write to you outlining your orthodontic situation and treatment plan. It will also include a definitive quote and your payment options.

Becoming a registered specialist requires the completion of an approved 3 year masters programme in orthodontics. Only practitioners who have completed this programme and are registered by the General Dental Council may use the title Orthodontist or Orthodontic Specialist.

After qualifying as a dentist and gaining 4 years of experience in dental hospitals and general practice Gareth undertook the prestigious 3 year full time Guys and Kings orthodontic postgraduate course in London. This rigorous and demanding course gave Gareth a very broad based grounding in the speciality and in particular the ability to judge the literature and new techniques with a critical eye. He gained a master’s degree in orthodontics and now has over 30 years’ experience as an orthodontist.  He uses a variety of treatment approaches and is the Channel Islands most experienced Invisalign provider. All proposed treatment options will always be aimed at being the most appropriate for that individual patient. One size does not fit all!

As a result of Gareth’s experience and training you will benefit from personalised, evidence based treatment to give you the best possible and most stable result. We live in an exciting information rich age and he encourages patients to discuss their treatment with him. Sadly a lot of inaccurate and biased information is also available, often promulgated for commercial gain. He promotes very healthy scepticism of some of the outlandish claims that may be found on Google!

Here are some examples of real patients treated by Gareth and his team
Click the image to enlarge and see pictures of the teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile. We strive to maintain the health, function, and appearance of your teeth and we believe that aesthetic dentistry must complement the overall general and oral health of the patient.

Smile improvement can have dramatic results on your overall appearance; even the smallest step can boost your confidence, self-esteem, and make you want to smile more.

With modern advances in dentistry, cosmetic procedures can range from a simple colour correction with teeth whitening, to the straight forward addition of tooth-coloured filling material to close a small space, to replacing missing teeth with implants and many more.

Please contact us on 01481 237781 and we will be happy to arrange an appointment to discuss any aspect of your smile.

general_dentistry_icon
Enlighten

Over the last decade tooth whitening has become the most requested cosmetic dental treatment. A bright, fresh looking smile can be a great confidence booster.

As we age our teeth darken due to changes in the mineral structure of the tooth and with our lifestyle. It is well known that coffee, tea, red wine and smoking in particular can cause a gradual reduction in the brilliance of the enamel and darkening of your teeth.

Here at Chertsey House Dental Group we use the Enlighten© Professional tooth whitening system. Enlighten© Evolution professional tooth whitening system is a premium tooth whitening system proven to be safe, effective and the only system in the world to whiten up to 16 shades.

It uses the special formulation Evo3 Carbamide peroxide gel in well fitting custom made trays that are comfortable to wear over night for each night of your whitening treatment. Please contact the practice on 01481 237781 to book your Enlighten© Consultation.

Denplan
Denplan Essentials

As a patient of Chertsey House Dental Group we always endeavour to provide you with the highest quality comprehensive dental care.

We are pleased to offer you Denplan Essentials, an alternative way of paying for your dental care and maintaining good oral health.  This is a good way to budget, spreading the cost of check-ups, hygienist visits and x-rays by making regular monthly payments.  Of course, you always have the option of paying as you go, if you prefer.

For £16.75 per month (just 55p per day), Denplan Essentials gives you routine preventive care from your dentist which includes:

  • Two check-ups per year
  • Two hygienist visits per year
  • One small dental x-ray per year
  • 5% discount on private treatment fees (excluding Orthodontics)
  • Discount when one or more adult family member or group pay from a single direct debit account
  • Built-in Supplementary Insurance which provides worldwide dental injury and dental emergency cover, supported by a 24-Hour Dental Emergency Helpline (please refer to the information below for terms and conditions).

 

If you have any questions about Denplan Essentials, please contact the practice team on 01481 237781 or discuss it with us at your visit. By having this optional plan, we hope to provide you with the best care, choice and service possible and one that is affordable and convenient for you.

We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.

Denplan For Children

At Chertsey House Dental Group we always endeavour to provide you and your family with the highest quality dental care with a preventive focus, at an affordable cost.

As an alternative to paying for your child’s check-up each time, why not spread the cost and pay a little each month?  Denplan for Children is a maintenance plan for 6-16 year olds. This is an option and you always have the choice to pay as you go. 

Children age 0-5 (inclusive) will continue to benefit from our free check-ups.

Denplan for Children gives you routine preventive care from your dentist which includes:

  • Check-ups
  • Fluoride application
  • X-rays (when required)
  • 5% discount on private treatment fees (excluding orthodontics)
  • When appropriate an orthodontic consultation with our specialist orthodontist.

 

Supplementary Insurance cover, which includes:

  • Worldwide dental injury cover and emergency treatment
  • Hospital cash benefit if they need to stay overnight in hospital under the care of a dental or maxillofacial surgeon
  • Cover towards the costs of a dentist opening the dental practice to provide treatment outside normal surgery hours
  • Access to Denplan’s 24-Hour Worldwide Dental Emergency Helpline

 

Cost of Denplan for Children:

  • Age 6-12 £5.00 per month. This will cover two check-ups per year, one oral health education visit per year, x-ray when necessary.
  • Age 12-16 £12.00 per month. This will cover two check-ups per year, one hygienist visit per year, x-ray when required.
  • Also included is one orthodontic assessment when required.

 

If you have any questions regarding Denplan Plans for Children, please contact the practice team on 01481 237781.

Dental Hygiene

Dental hygienists are specially trained to work as part of the dental team and to give specialist care to patients. They play an important part in dental health care and are mainly concerned with preventive dental health and treating gum disease – showing you correct home care and helping to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

The hygienist’s main work is to prevent and treat gum disease. This includes professionally cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar.

Plaque

However, perhaps their most important role is showing you the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque. Plaque is a sticky coating that forms constantly on your teeth. Hygienists also give advice about diet and preventing tooth decay. They can also give you special advice for home care if you have dental implants or orthodontic appliances. The hygienist will work with your dental team to give you care that is tailored to your needs.

Regular professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar, combined with looking after your teeth and gums properly at home, will help keep your mouth healthy. A clean and healthy mouth will improve your appearance, help you to keep your teeth and give you fresh breath.

Help yourself

You can do a lot to help yourself and the hygienist, as you are the one who looks after your mouth in between visits to the practice.

We recommend that you follow four simple steps to help keep your teeth and gums healthy:

1. Brush your teeth carefully last thing at night and at least one other time during the day.
2. Use a fluoride toothpaste, do not rinse your mouth out after brushing.
3. Cut down on how often you have sugary or acidic foods and drinks.
4. Visit your dental team regularly, as often as they recommend.

Sugar

Not only cutting down the amount of sugar in your diet, cutting down on the number of times that you eat it during the day can help to reduce decay. This also applies to fizzy drinks, which can be acidic as well as sweet and damage your teeth if drunk in sips through the day. Your hygienist can help you by looking at your decay problem and your diet and by making some recommendations for you to consider.

You can now make online bookings to see our hygienists.

Implants

Missing teeth affect a person’s appearance, the ability to speak and chew and general dental health. It is usually recommended that a missing tooth, or teeth, be replaced. Many options exist for the replacement of lost teeth, one that has gained considerable acceptance is the dental implant.

Until recently partial dentures and bridges were the only options for replacing missing teeth. Some people cannot comfortably wear dentures and sometimes bridges are not appropriate. Bridges have the disadvantages of requiring crowns on the supporting teeth, meaning that these teeth need to be suitable for that.

A dental implant is essentially a replacement for a natural tooth root. Dental implants are most commonly titanium screws, which are placed into the jawbone. Then there is an internal screw thread which allows the attachment of components to support either a single tooth crown, a bridge or even support a denture. So, if you wear a full denture, the placement of 2-4 dental implants can be used to stabilise the denture. This is called an overdenture.

If you are missing a single tooth, one dental implant would be needed. If you are missing more teeth, it may not be necessary to place one implant per missing tooth because implants can be placed and joined together as a bridge to replace several teeth or even a full set of teeth.

Over the last 30 years dental implants have revolutionised dentistry. Improved techniques and advances in the materials used for implants have made the definitive dental implant a reliable solution for many people. The implant placement is performed under a local anaesthetic and is found to be no more uncomfortable than having a tooth removed. Following surgery there can be some post-operative pain which is usually manageable with routine painkillers.

Chertsey House even provide ‘teeth in a day’ where a fixed set of teeth can be placed in a few hours. This technique requires considerable planning before surgery. The case is planned in great depth with a 3D bone scan and models of the mouth. Depending on the case 4-6 dental implants can be placed and an immediate set of teeth fixed to them. In some situations, it is possible to remove a tooth and place an implant straight into the resulting socket. This technique is particularly useful for replacing teeth in the smile line. Then an immediate temporary crown can be fitted to the implant, negating the need to have a space or wear a temporary denture.

Current studies show a 95% success rate for dental implants over 10 years, in non-smokers with no un-treated gum disease. The quality of your home care and willingness to attend for regular review and maintenance visits will impact the long-term outcome. Implants, much like teeth will last well as long as they are kept clean. If you think you are interested in dental implants, you can learn more about the implant procedure here at Chertsey House Dental Group by contacting us on 01481 237781 for an appointment.

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