Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

20/11/09 Big smiles for new dental practice

There is a new reason to smile for Up Holland residents today as St Raphael’s Dental Practice was officially opened to the public.


The state-of-the-art building on Ormskirk Road , Skelmersdale, is now welcoming new patients through its doors and will give 4,700 local residents access to dental care.


The new practice is run by husband and wife team Dr Raphy Paul and Dr Puthri Raphy, who have over twelve years of experience between them. The new practice is spacious, modern and will provide expert advice and care for new dental patients in the area.


“We are delighted to be able to open our doors to local people and provide this much needed service in the area. It is easy to register with the practice and we looking forward to meeting our new patients very soon,” said Dr Raphy Paul.


Head of dental commissioning for NHS Central Lancashire, Janice Nicholson, said: “This practice will significantly improve access to dental care for thousands of local people. The service is now in place and ready to welcome patients so we would encourage people to register their details as soon as possible in order to receive an appointment.”


Rosie Cooper MP said:


"It is a real privilege to officially open the new St Raphael's Dental Practice in Up Holland.  I wish both Raphy and Puthri all the very best in the future with their new practice and thank them for supporting NHS dental services here in West Lancahsire.


“After campaigning for additional NHS dental places for the past 12 months it is great to see a new dental practice open in the heart of a community offering people high quality services on their doorstep.


"It is my belief that no-one should be left without an NHS dentist and I would wholeheartedly encourage all residents to sign up and take advantage of the fantastic new service.”


To register for an appointment patients need to call the Dental Access Team on 01772 777397 or online at


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