Lance Robson Dental Practice

At our Darlington based dental practice we provide the highest quality NHS dental care in a welcoming environment. Telephone: 01325 462268

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NHS Dental Care in Darlington

Our number one goal is to make sure every one of our patients leaves 100% happy and with a bright, white smile on their face!

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Our goal is to make sure you leave with a smile on your face!

At our Surgery you'll always find friendly, professional staff that will go out of there way to ensure your visit to the dentist is a happy one!

- Lance Robson, Dentist

Our Dental Practice

Here at Lance Robson Dental Surgery our patients come first!

We are a team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about dentistry and committed to excellence.
We have friendly staff, a clean modern facility and excellent customer service at our Woodland Road clinic.

NHS Patients

We are not currently accepting new NHS patients to our Darlington Dental Practice.

Emergency Treatment

If the worst should happen and you need emergency dental treatment for a lost tooth, a cracked tooth, abscess, or severe toothache, then we can help you. (Out of hrs Call: 111)

Cosmetic Dentistry

NHS dental treatment does not include cosmetic treatments that are not clinically necessary, such as teeth whitening. Cosmetic treatments like this are used to improve the appearance of your teeth and make them look more attractive, and are only available privately.

Nervous Patient?

Advances in technology have improved dentistry. Treatment can now be completely painless, with a combination of kindness and gentleness we make dental treatment stress free.

Crown and Bridge Options

We offer a wide range of Crown and Bridge products suitable for the NHS market. All the Crown and Bridge work is produced to the highest standard by qualified technicians with many years experience.


When fitting a denture, your dentist will take an impression and precise measurements of the mouth over a number of visits. These will be given to a dental technician, who will build your dentures to the perfect size and shape..

Our Team

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DENTAL Services

We provide many exciting services that will leave you with a bright, white smile on your face!

Teeth Cleaning

Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth. This chalky substance will eventually build up over time, like limescale in a pipe or kettle. Usually it is tooth coloured and can easily be mistaken as part of the teeth, but it also can vary from brown to black in colour. If the scale, or calculus (tartar, as dentists like to call it) is allowed to accumulate on the teeth it will unfortunately provide the right conditions for bacteria to thrive next to the gums. The purpose of the cleaning and polishing is basically to leave the surfaces of the teeth clean and smooth so that bacteria are unable to stick to them and you have a better chance of keeping the teeth clean during your regular home care. Find Out More


We use radiographs (x-rays) to more accurately diagnose certain dental diseases, for example to detect “Decay” under fillings or between teeth or to determine the extent of “Gum Disease”. It is also very helpful on occasion that we have a pre-operative radiograph to fully assess the situation before treatment is started for example prior to removing teeth or carrying out Root Canal treatment or at the end of treatment to examine the final result and to allow for ongoing monitoring.
Radiographs are used in strict accordance within current guidelines and legislation. All of the radiography equipment is inspected and certified on a rolling maintenance contract with NRPB (National Radiological Protection Board).

Teeth Whitening

Tooth Whitening Tooth Whitening (Bleaching) can be a highly effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. Over time teeth can easily become stained, especially if you drink a lot of tea, coffee, red wine or you smoke. They also darken with age. Lance Robson's dental surgery can offer a simple solution in the form of home whitening. Your dentist will assess if you are suitable for this and arrange treatment. You will need 2 appointments a week apart. At your first appointment, impressions will be taken of both your upper and lower teeth, these are sent to our dental lab to construct custom made whitening trays specifically for you. At your second appointment your dentist will try your whitening trays in, show you how and where to apply the whitening gel and ensure you will be able to carry this out at home. We will then supply you with enough solution to complete the whitening process and full instructions. We recommend you wear the trays for 1-2 hours a day for a period of up to 2 weeks for best results. Please note the whitening gel will only be effective on your natural teeth, any Crowns, Veneers and White fillings may need replacing upon completion. With home whitening, it is easy to top up a year or 2 later if you feel the teeth are darkening again. Your trays will still fit and whitening gel can be purchased from the practice at any time.

Sports Guards

Mouthguards Lance Robson's dental surgery can make you a customised mouthguard that will help to protect your teeth from the sort of accidents that can occur when you are playing sports. We offer a wide range of colours – perhaps match the colour of your mouthguard to your team colours!

Pediatric Work

Paediatric Dentistry ( Children's Dentistry) Your child/children's dental heal th is very important to us. When should you start brushing It is generally agreed that you should clean your child's teeth as soon as they get their 1st tooth. At first you can just use a flannel to clean their teeth if easier, but as they get more swap to a soft children's brush. When should they go to the dentist The timing of the first visit to our practice is a little controversial, The British Dental Association states that children should see a dentist and when they get their 1st tooth and not later than 1 year. However, an early visit is a good way to introduce your child to the practice. You may find they are un-cooperative at first but by bringing them regularly they will get used to us and the surroundings and generally will accept this is normal practice and are more likely to be relaxed at later visits. What about Fissure Sealants A Fissure Sealant is a plastic material that is applied to the teeth, and provides a barrier against plaque and other harmful substances. Fissure sealants can be applied to the 1st and 2nd permanent molars to help protect the grooves and pits of these teeth that can be hard to clean and are prone tp developing cavities and appropiate premolars as soon as possible after they erupt (usually after 6). What about Flossing Flossing is an important part of good dental hygiene. You can usually begin flossing once your child is about 3-4, but they likely wont be able to floss on their own until they are 8-10. In addition to teaching your child/children the importance of regular brushing and flossing, routine visits to the dentist and a healthy diet, it is important that you set a good example by also practicing good dental hygiene. If you do not brush and floss each day or regularly see a dentist, then it is unlikely that your child/children will either.

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure to treat infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal system). This treatment is available on the NHS (Band 2, £53.90). Your dentist should be able to provide it for you or, where the treatment is complex, refer you to a practitioner with additional skills. The dentist should always discuss with you in advance whether treatment will be provided on the NHS or privately. Some dental practices may have a visiting specialist coming in to see patients on a private basis and you may be offered an option to see this specialist privately as an alternative to being referred on the NHS. It will be your choice whether you opt for the private treatment with this specialist or to be referred to an NHS specialist service. 

NHS Fees and Treatment costs

If your dentist says that scaling is clinically required, then this is available on the NHS. A simple scaling should be treatment Band 1, however, more complex treatment for gum problems may be charged with Band 2. TipMany dental hygienists now work under direct access where you can request to see the hygienist directly for a scale or polish. Hygienists can only provide this open access on a private basis and you should check the cost of the treatment when booking an appointment. If your dentist says a scale and polish is not clinically necessary, but you want one anyway then you will have to pay for it privately.

NHS Fees and Treatment costs

Complete dentures A full denture will be fitted if all your upper or lower teeth need to be removed or you're having an old complete denture replaced. The denture will usually be fitted as soon as your teeth are removed, which means you won't be without teeth. The denture will fit snugly over your gums and jawbone. However, if you have dentures fitted immediately after the removal of several teeth, the gums and bone will alter in shape fairly quickly and the dentures will probably need relining or remaking after a few months. Occasionally, your gums may need to be left to heal and alter in shape for several months before dentures can be fitted.

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The Science Behind Pediatric Care

by LR Dental 2015

Pediatric Dentistry is the dental specialty dedicated to the treatment of children, from infancy through the teenage years. The very young, pre-teens and teenagers require unique approaches in managing their dental needs, behavior, growth and development, and guiding them to a lifetime of dental health.

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How To Keep Your Gums Healthy

by LR Dental 2015

Eating healthy foods is the first way to help maintain healthy teeth and gums. Vitamins and minerals are required for tooth development before birth, during childhood, and they continue to play an important role throughout life. Vitamins B, C, and A support healthy gums. Calcium, fluorine, phosphorous, and vitamin D are also essential for a healthy smile. Meeting the recommended daily requirements for these nutrients is very important for adults and children alike.

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How Often Should You Get A Cleaning?

by LR Dental 2015

Every 6 months (or every 3 months if you have gum disease)? We, in our infinite wisdom have decided, as a group of health care professionals concerned for the health of our patients, that it is in your best interest to come see us every 6 months. Every person, whether you have good teeth or not, whether your gums are healthy or not, whether you build up a lot of plaque and tartar or not, whether you are the world’s best brusher and flosser, or not. That’s right, everyone needs to see the dentist every 6 months.

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When Should You Consider Braces?

by LR Dental 2015

Orthodontic treatment is only available at no cost on the NHS for young people under the age of 18. NHS orthodontic treatment is not usually available for adults, but may be approved on a case-by-case basis if needed for health reasons. Your dentist can give you more information.

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The Costs Of Dental Care

by LR Dental 2015

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. The information on this page explains what you may have to pay for your NHS dental treatment.

Dental charges depend on the treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy. You will only ever be asked to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it. If you are referred to another dentist for another, separate course of treatment, you can expect a second charge. Some minor treatments are free. 

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Oral Sugery and Extractions

by LR Dental 2015

Dentists can do a large number of surgical interventions in the mouth.  The term "Minor oral surgery" refers to smaller operations and include removing wisdom teeth, impacted teeth, and severely broken-down teeth, as well as apicectomies, biopsies and other procedures.  

Procedures are usually carried out using routine local anaesthetic (injections) although sometimes sedation can be provided if necessary.

Our service cannot provide minor oral surgery treatment under general anaesthetic. Patients requiring this form of treatment must be referred to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the relevant hospital.  Your dentist is able to make this referral if appropriate.  

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Lance Robson Dental Surgery
37 Woodland Road
Darlington, County Durham.



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Tel: 01325 462268

Emergency Dentist

Tel: 111

Office Hours

Mon: 09:00 - 12:30 (L) 14:00 - 17:00

Tue: 08:30 - 12:30 (L) 14:00 - 17:00

Wed: 08:30 - 12:30 (L) 14:00 - 17:00

Thur: 08:30 - 12:30 (L) 14:00 - 17:00

Fri: 09:00 - 14:00

Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Bank Holidays: Closed

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