24th March 2020

Team Spotlight: Lauren Westhead

A Little Bit About Lauren…

After joining the practice in 2016, Lauren has quickly become an integral part of the team here at Dental Solutions. In 2011, Lauren qualified in as a dentist at Liverpool University. She continues to increase her professional development post-graduation by attending courses on Dental Health, Dental Acupuncture and Endodontics; always keen to improve and provide the best possible care for patients.

Lauren is currently on a year-long CADE (Centre for Advanced Dental Education) course on dental implants, run by our very own Richard Brookshaw! Here she is practising implants on a model:

Outside of work, Lauren is a passionate supporter of West Bromwich Albion women’s football club. And she enjoys travelling–from Paris to Hong Kong–whilst spending time with her husband and two children.

Ice breaker question: name three of your favourite things. No wrong answers here!

My family, travelling and West Bromwich Albion.

You have been working at Dental Solutions for a while now, but what drew you to working here?

The opportunity to learn new skills and use the most up to date materials and equipment.

What’s the best part of your day at Dental Solutions?

Chatting with patients! I love getting to know people and building relationships

What has surprised you most about working in the dental industry?

Just how much work goes on ‘behind the scenes’ by the nurses, managers and treatment coordinators. Also dentists have to do a certain number of hours of continued professional development each year – which wasn’t on the dental school application!

What would you like to be famous for? Realistically, what would you actually be famous/infamous for?

I’d LIKE to be famous for captaining West Bromwich Albion ladies team. More realistically? Hmmm, holding the world record for washing the most baby vests in 24 hours?

The title of your autobiography is…

‘Blinded by the (dental) light’ (Springsteen fans will get it).

If you could travel anywhere in the world/universe–that you’ve never been to before–where would it be?

Tour of Japan! The one thing I wish we’d done before kids

What was the last thing you read/watched/listened to?

Read – This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

Watched – The Crown

Listened to – The Boss (Bruce Springsteen)

And finally, what do you do to wind down after work every day?

I can’t remember when I last did ‘wind down’!! (I have a 2 year old and a 9 month old so ask me again in 18 years perhaps?).

And there’s everything you need to know about our fabulous dentist Lauren! If you’ve got any more questions or would like to book an appointment with her, then our team are happy to help. Just contact us on 01925 756565 or visit this link: https://gavinismydentist.com/booking.

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Mike White
Mike White
2024-01-29
The best experience. When you step through the door you are met by the friendliest receptionist,Which continues through the practice. If you want the best dental care and treatments across the board this is where you need to go.
Charlotte Bell
Charlotte Bell
2023-12-15
I came to dental solutions with severe anxiety of dentists and Lauren was so helpful, kind and patient with me. For the first time in years I've found a dentist who I feel comfortable with. Thank you
Gill S
Gill S
2023-10-27
I had a wisdom tooth extracted by Gavin after having toothache due to my tooth breaking. I was nervous as I had not had a tooth removed by injection before. Gavin was reassuring, explained the procedure fully and it was over quickly with no pain. All staff at the practice are caring, friendly and professional and I have been going for many years. I highly recommend Dental Solutions.
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K.WEDGE
2023-09-06
Thank you to Gavin and team at Dental Solutions for the superb dental work done yesterday. As well as being highly professional and very good at what they do the place has a great atmosphere which makes going to the dentist a pleasure.
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tracy grensinger
2023-07-02
Amazing experience. I felt in safe friendly professional hands with all the team . Thank you!
Zoe Manley
Zoe Manley
2023-06-30
Can’t speak highly enough of this practice and in particular Lauren. 2 years ago I walked in and was so nervous I cried just as the sight of the chair. Her and the staff have been so patient and understanding and have worked with me to overcome my phobia. This week I had a filling and was absolutely fine, my family couldn’t believe it. Reception staff are lovely and really accommodating too. So glad I found them, I don’t dread the dentist anymore.
David Partridge
David Partridge
2023-05-10
A really Five Star Dental Practice! Upon arrival I was greeted by their most friendly welcoming receptionists. it seems nothing is 'too much trouble' to them. Gavin is similarly very friendly and the surgery is kitted out with the most high-tech modern equipment. On my first visit Gavin examined my teeth and explained my options to me giving me his recommendation for treatment and reasons why. Their Co-ordinator prepared a detailed quote for my treatment and went through it in detail with me, ensuring I understood everything; she had plenty of time for me as a patient. From the outset I had complete confidence in entrusting them with my dental care and the final results are truly amazing. Gavin and Richard could not have been more professional and my treatment was made as painless as possible. Dental Solutions provide a truly outstanding service and I thank them for my new 'long lost' smile and renewed confidence, especially when dining out and talking with people. I can't recommend them too highly.
Carole Dodwell
Carole Dodwell
2023-05-08
A first class experience from start to finish. Despite being fearful of visiting the dentist, Gavin put me at ease with his gentle unhurried manner. I was surprised at how relaxed I actually felt undergoing treatment for a crown and the removal/replacement of front teeth veneers. Having felt self conscious about my front teeth for a long time, I decided to have my old veneers replaced. The results were amazing and far exceeded my expectations. What Gavin achieved was nothing short of a work of art, boosting my confidence tenfold. The practice itself is very welcoming, the customer service excellent and the staff are all very friendly and kind. I cannot recommend this dental practise highly enough.
Nick Halliwell
Nick Halliwell
2023-04-28
I recently needed some urgent treatment and after trying a couple of dentists in the area, dental solutions were the only dentist that agreed to see me, genuinely nobody else showed any interest in helping me. The receptionist I spoke to initially was super compassionate and understanding and did all she could to get me in asap. I saw Lauren for all of my appointments, and I’ve now had: a composite filling, root canal and emax crown and just yesterday had a wisdom tooth extracted. I don't know what Lauren does but I have had zero pain or discomfort with any treatments during and after. I'm extremely happy with the results of her work. She definitely knows her stuff and filled me with the utmost confidence whilst in the chair! I literally cant find any fault with any of the experiences I have had so far. They go the extra mile and do it with a smile. What more can you ask for?! Definitely my dentist for the foreseeable future! Thank you Lauren and everyone!
Pete Taberham
Pete Taberham
2023-04-07
Had my initial consultation with Lauren, truly professional and extremely friendly. She explained all my options in detail and following discussions opted for veneers and can't wait to see the end result.
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