In our brand new contemporary surroundings, our experienced and enthusiastic dental team will take the time to listen to you, discuss with you treatment options, and provide a high quality service to gain and keep your dental health at its best.

This means you'll feel calm and valued with a sense that we really understand your concerns. So how do we go about offering this?

You will be our sole focus of attention.
You'll find that we listen to you before we do anything at all.
You'll find that you get exactly what you want (dentally that is), as you are the most important person in this relationship.
You will enjoy a friendly chat and conversation when you arrive - you won't feel ignored.
You'll find our flexible hours fit around your busy life.

So how do we know you will relax?

The first thing you will notice at Azure is the time that is spent with you. Many practices nowadays are focused on seeing as many patients as possible, not here.

If you arrive early you'll also be offered a complimentary tea or coffee and one of our special biscuits that's just big enough to enjoy while you are waiting.

We have Sky and BBC iPlayer on our flat screens which allows you to select your favourite TV show to watch while you are with us.

We have a wide choice of music from Last.FM that you can choose to suit your mood

This all means that you will experience something totally different to what you are used to, so why not request an appointment today...

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Dental Health and Maintenance
  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Implants
  • Fast Cosmetic Braces
  • Invisible Braces
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • White Fillings
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Facial Aesthetics

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • General Dental Council
  • British Dental Association
  • Care Quality Commission
  • British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Serviced Areas

  • Liverpool, Formby, Southport and Merseyside

Payment Options

  • Cash, Debit Card, Credit Card, 0% Finance

Contact Details

  City Formby
  Postcode L37 3LN
  Address 6 The Beacons, 1 School Lane
  Phone Number 015 1559 9980

Products & Services

Dental Implants

Dental Implants Are you embarrassed to smile because you are missing teeth? Do you have gaps in your smile? Do you have loose ill-filling dentures? Would you like to have a fixed solution to your missing teeth? If so then dental implants are the answer for you - at our pratice on the outskirts of Liverpool, we understand that missing teeth and gaps in your smile can be very embarrassing and really effect your confidence. However, with dental implants you can get your confidence and smile back. Many people have experienced tooth loss whether it be a single tooth that is lost or multiple teeth. New advances and technical innovations make it possible to replace missing teeth permanently, using a titanium dental implant, without involving adjacent teeth, the end result being that only you will know that you have ever lost a tooth. People affected by tooth loss often find eating in public difficult and traumatic or are not confident about their smile. When teeth are lost your jawbone actually shrinks away, and from scientific research we know that wearing dentures accelerates this process. This in turn affects the muscle tone to the face reducing bone support for the lips and cheeks. For more information on the topics below please click on the names: Dental Implants and their benefits Single Teeth / Multiple Teeth Full Arch Bridgework Denture Stabilisation A permanent fixed solution to complete your smile. Please call 0151 559 9980 or e-mail:

Inman Aligner

Inman Aligner The Inman Aligner is designed to correct crowded front teeth. It is barely visible apart from a single clear wire, and it is a removable allowing the wearer to go brace-free for important occasions. The Inman Aligner utilises a spring that puts pressure against the back of the teeth that need repositioning and a bar that is placed across the front of the teeth to reverse the same pressure. These components work together to "squeeze" the teeth by pushing and pulling them straight. The Inman Aligner has limitations and is only used for treating the upper or lower front incisor teeth whereas Invisalign can treat all your teeth. In most cases treatment will be completed in 12 to 18 weeks. ...or call us on 0151 559 9980 to arrange a consultation and take the first step towards enjoying a confident smile To re-design your smile, please call 0151 559 9980 or email-

Fast Cosmetic Braces

Fast Braces Liverpool- 6 Month Smiles Fixed appliances are the most commonly used orthodontic braces today, because they allow accurate positioning of the teeth and when used with the 6 Month Smiles system are some of the fastest tooth movement braces around. Fast braces are now available with clear brackets, dramatically reducing the visibility of the braces. They are particularly popular for adults, where aesthetics are of the utmost importance. The braces are securely fixed onto the teeth and cannot be removed by the patient. There are various systems available in our practice on the outskirts of Liverpool, ranging from the standard metal brackets to clear aesthetic brackets. Whether in your professional life or when you are out socialising, an attractive smile can make you feel happier and more relaxed as well as making the right impression! With 6 Month Smiles, the rapid orthodontic system we use in our Formby dental practice you will see a result in.... well, 6 months! This is achieved with a combination of modern braces design, which encourages rapid tooth movement, and an ingenious way of aligning all the brackets and designing the appliance before hand. This means you spend less time in the dentist's chair and the tooth movement happens much faster then conventional braces. To re-design your smile, please call 0151 559 9980 or email:

Invisible Braces

Invisible Braces / Invisalign Clear, removable, comfortable - is Invisalign for you? If you've ever thought about how improving your smile could help you feel more confident, Invisalign might be for you. With Invisalign, almost invisible orthodontics, you can have the smile you always wanted, without traditional metal braces with most cases being completed in under 12 months. The treatment involves wearing custom made clear aligners for 22 hours per day, manufactured using the latest digital 3D computer technology and is virtually invisible; ensuring no-one can tell you are wearing orthodontic braces. You can smile more during as well as after your treatment and because you can remove Invisalign you can eat and drink what you like. Studies have shown that it can be better for your dental hygiene than traditional metal braces that make cleaning your teeth more difficult. With no metal brackets or sharp edges Invisalign is extremely comfortable to wear. ...or call us on 0151 559 9980 to arrange a consultation and take the first step towards enjoying a confident smile. "A complete transformation, giving me confidence to smile knowing my profile no longer protrudes. I've waited so long!! Dan's care and expert dentistry are exceptional, we're already discussing further cosmetic treatment (no worries and I won't wait as long!)" Mrs A The Azure Dental Invisalign package includes: Free Consultation Free Before and After Presentation folder Free home whitening on treatment completion 0% Finance Packages available Straight teeth for a confident smile, please call 0151 559 9980 or e-mail:

Porcelain Veneers

Dental Veneers - straighter and whiter teeth with one treatment! Porcelain dental veneers can be used in many ways to dramatically improve the colour, shape and position of teeth. If teeth are chipped, worn, discoloured or crooked, veneers can be designed and manufactured to transform the teeth to provide the ideal appearance for your smile. For patients who do not want to complete lengthy orthodontic treatment, veneers can offer the perfect solution straight teeth in just two visits. "Top Marks!! To Dr Hines and his Team- from first entering the door for consultation through to completion of treatment- my experience was First Class." D.S. 22/04/11 As an alternative to porcelain veneers in some circumstances it may be possible to reshape the surfaces and tips of the teeth - termed aesthetic recontouring. Slight adjustments to the surfaces can shape and level worn / chipped edges and disguise mildly rotated teeth. " Right from the first moment I stepped into Azure Dental, I felt like I was in good hands- an important thing before sitting in the dentist's chair. Dan has a superbly professional and more importantly friendly team, who constantly make you feel at ease. Utilising state of the art equipment my perfect smile was created and I couldn't be happier. Thanks Azure Dental!" R.S. 23/03/11 Also crucial and often overlooked is the effect the gums have on the overall appearance of the smile. If the gum levels are incorrectly positioned and uneven, this will prevent even great teeth looking beautiful. Therefore as part of the initial planning phase for treatment, it needs to be determined if the gums need to be raised or lowered to ensure the ultimate result is achieved. As a steadily growing local dental practice, we're pleased to say that patients travel from around the Liverpool, Formby and Merseyside area to visit our practice. To achieve your ultimate smile, please call 0151 559 9980 or email:

Tooth Whitening

Tooth Whitening Liverpool Does your smile sparkle? Do you smile for the camera? Do you cover your mouth while speaking and laughing? Are you embarrassed by your stained teeth? Would you like a whiter brighter smile? Tooth whitening from our practice in Formby on the outskirts of Liverpool is a very successful and straightforward way of improving the overall appearance of your teeth. The degree of colour change that can be achieved will vary from patient to patient and the type of bleaching process chosen. "...Thanks to you and your very pleasant staff I now have a big smile again. The [teeth] whitening looks nice and natural for someone of my age. I should like to continue with all my future routine dental care with you. Best Wishes." P.S. 20/04/11 For more information regarding tooth whitening please click on the relevant names below. Home Whitening In-Chair Whitening Enlighten ...or call us on 0151 559 9980 to arrange a consultation and take the first step towards enjoying a confident smile. Patients travel from around the Merseyside and Liverpool areas to see us and we'd love to include you in our family of happy patients! To bring the sparkle out in your smile, please call 0151 559 9980 or e-mail:

Smile Makeover

Smile Makeovers Do you hide your teeth when you smile or talk to other people? Are you confident when smiling? Do you wish you had a nicer smile? A smile makeover is a process that gives you an attractive bespoke smile that compliments the features of your face. They involve a combination of all or some of the following: orthodontics, tooth whitening, crowns and veneers. A smile makeover to achieve a confident smile can literally change peoples' lives - surveys have regularly shown: Over 85% of people say they always remember someone with a really attractive smile. More than 92% of people agree that an attractive smile is an important social asset and may influence job opportunities. 85% of people agree that an unattractive smile makes a person less appealing to the opposite sex. More than one in four people in the UK do not like the appearance of their teeth. The most common complaint from 40% of people was a lack of whiteness. More than 30% of people were concerned about gaps or spaces. To achieve your ultimate smile, please call 0151 559 9980 or email:

Facial Aesthetics

Facial Aesthetics Would you like to achieve a more relaxed and youthful appearance and boost your self-confidence? Facial aesthetic treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers are an ever-increasingly popular way to keep you looking your best. Sophisticated techniques create amazingly smooth results whilst still achieving facial expression. At Azure Dental, we offer our clients a range of non-surgical procedures to smooth fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, lips and forehead areas. Treatments are comfortable, quick (no more than 15 minutes) and very straightforward, results are remarkable but very natural. The effects of this treatment can be seen within a few days and fully within three weeks. Results are typically maintained for around three months. Results of treatments using dermal fillers are seen instantly and can be expected to last for around 12 months. These treatments are non-surgical and so require no recovery time, you can go back to your lifestyle straight away. To bring the confidence out in your smile, please call 0151 559 9980 or e-mail:

Bridges and Dentures

Dental Bridges and Dentures Our primary goal? Giving you confidence in a healthy outcome... If a tooth is lost, over time this can affect how you bite together as the teeth next to the space are able to drift and lean into it. This can alter the bite and create food traps causing further decay and gum disease. Therefore if a tooth is lost the ideal solution is to have a replacement to prevent this tooth movement occurring. There are three ways to replace missing teeth - dental implants, a fixed bridge or a removable partial denture. Bridges can be used where there are one or more teeth to be replaced, or when the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth. Though in recent times they have been superceded by dental implant therapy due to the need for tooth preparation either side of the space for crowns. Denture designs can offer an alternative solution to bridgework or dental implants. By working closely with our patients and skilled technicians we can recreate a smile long since lost. We are one of the few dental practices in Britain to offer BPS Dentures. Dentures can also be retained by dental implants to give maximum chewing efficiency and security. To transform your smile, please call 0151 559 9980 or request an appointment online.


Dental Crowns Crowns are fitted to teeth that are very heavily decayed / filled, chipped or broken. Modern all porcelain crowns restore both the function and appearance of damaged teeth. Crowns can also be all gold or a combination of both, each type of crown is best suited to different clinical situations. A crown could also be used for a number of other reasons - such as a tooth has undergone root canal therapy and therefore requires a crown to protect it. It may also be used to disguise and improve the cosmetic appearance of a heavily filled / discoloured tooth or to help hold a bridge or denture in place. We are pleased to say that patients travel from around the Liverpool, Formby and Merseyside areas to have their teeth restored with Dental Crowns at Azure Dental To transform your smile, please call 0151 559 9980 or email:

White Fillings

Fillings and other dental treatments Cosmetically, few people like the look of a silver / mercury filling as it can darken the tooth and is noticeable when a patient smiles. During chewing, forces on the filling can lead to cracks appearing in the surrounding tooth due to the lack of support from the filling. White fillings are more aesthetically pleasing than the old amalgam fillings; our white "composite" material can be used to replace old fillings (an affordable way to really lift your smile) or for any new ones required. If the decay is not too serious, our clinicians will remove all the decay and restore the tooth with a white (tooth coloured) filling. Decay occurs when the enamel and dentine of a tooth become softened by acid attacks from bacteria, producing a cavity (hole). Onlays and Inlays are used to rebuild a tooth that has fractured or where the area of damage is too large for a filling. Root canal fillings are similar to an ordinary filling, due to the nerve and blood supply being infected the cleaning process involves the roots, which are also cleaned and then filled. This treatment can save a tooth, avoiding the need for an extraction. To maintain your smile, please call 0151 559 9980 or email:

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene visit Good oral hygiene care is "preventative dentistry", maintaining a healthy mouth is the best way of avoiding dental treatment like fillings and extractions. Prevention is better than cure maintain your smile. It is gum disease and not tooth decay that is the major cause of tooth loss in adult patients. Bacteria thrive in any plaque and tartar on your teeth, producing harmful chemicals that irritate your gums and cause them to bleed; gums and bone break-down, eventually causing teeth to become loose. Therefore, regular professional removal of bacteria, plaque and tartar by the hygienist is essential to maintain a healthy mouth for life. Hygiene visits remove the hard tartar that cannot be removed by brushing, while stains and discolouration from coffee, tea, cigarettes or red wine are removed by polishing your teeth one by one with special brushes and polishing paste. Excellent home care is crucial, so the hygienist will also show you proper brushing and flossing techniques and other options to clean between your teeth where your toothbrush can't reach. This will help you to keep your teeth and mouth in optimum condition. Prevention is better than cure maintain your smile, please call 0151 559 9980 or email:

Dental Exam

Dental Examination / Assessment When you first arrive at the practice you will be greeted by Karen, our practice client liaison. There will be some forms to complete whilst you have a drink, and a tour of the practice provided to ensure you are totally comfortable with the surroundings. You will then be greeted by your clinician in the patient lounge, and transferred to the consultation area for a discussion of your dental health and desired outcomes. The extensive initial examination to be carried out will include: Digital photos of the inside and outside of your mouth Assessment of your jaw joint and related facial muscles Oral Cancer screening Examination of the teeth and gums Further close up photos of any specific finding of note Computerised digital x-rays These procedures will give us an overall picture of your current dental health and once the examination has been completed you will return to the consultation area to discuss the findings and a presentation of the choices available to you. The time taken discussing the desired ideal outcome for you will enable a bespoke individual program to be finalised with the aim of achieving complete dental health and a confident smile. When you are happy with the proposed treatment, we will arrange the required appointments with you and answer any further questions you may have. You will be provided with a written copy of your treatment plan and the associated fees. We look forward to welcoming you! Please call 0151 559 9980 or email:

Membership Plan

Azure Dental Membership Plan We see our relationship with you as a partnership. We will work with you to achieve complete dental health and the most confident smile we can through a combination of treatments at our clinic and your own efforts to maintain dental health and hygiene at home. We will take time to understand what you want for your smile and put together a bespoke treatment plan to achieve your goals. To help everyone take advantage of our services we have put together a range of membership plans. On becoming a member of Azure Dental your benefits will include: Registration with one of our highly experienced clinicians Easy to manage and affordable monthly payments Routine dental examinations Free x-rays and photographs Hygiene services to help prevent gum disease Free home tooth whitening worth J295 (subject to suitability) Free assessment of dental pain during practice opening hours A reduction off our normal treatment rates From just J13.50/month we will help you create and maintain a confident smile If you would like to take advantage of our membership scheme or to find out more, please call 0151 559 9980 or e-mail:

Customer Testimonials

"I went for a consultation because I was very aware of my teeth. I didn't like the gap and the size of them. It made me feel like I didn't want to smile or speak to someone close up, which in my profession is not good as a hairdresser I have to speak to clients up close. After the consultation I knew straightaway that I trusted him to do the work. I felt comfortable, it was so professional and I was pleased to finally get the treatment started straightaway. Throughout my treatment I could visually see the results every time and was excited to see the finished look. The end result has made me feel confident, smiley and overall a lot happier. Family, friends and work colleagues are all pleased with the outcome and can't believe how good my teeth look. I would recommend it to anyone."

" Right from the first moment I stepped into Azure Dental, I felt like I was in good hands- an important thing before sitting in the dentist's chair. Dan has a superbly professional and more importantly friendly team, who constantly make you feel at ease. Utilising state of the art equipment my perfect smile was created and I couldn't be happier. Thanks Azure Dental!"

" Having been given an ultimatum by my daughter to acquire a new set of dentures for her wedding in April- Dan and his charming assistants pulled out all the stops to ensure that not only did I have a fantastic smile for the photos but that I also thoroughly enjoyed the meal. However I do not think they were responsible for the amazing weather! Dan provided a friendly but very professional service, with much attention to detail both regards the looks and fit. Probably my best moment was being complimented on my new 'veneers' by a very stylish woman. I really would recommend the Azure Dental practice in Formby to everyone. I wish them well for the future in their new location."

"Having not visited the dentist for the past 30+ years (due to a bad experience with my own school dentist), I was very apprehensive with my initial consultation. However to my surprise and great relief, I had absolutely nothing to worry about. Dan and his team (Sarah & Karen) were very understanding, made me feel totally at ease with the procedures they were going to be carrying out and at all times kept me informed as to what was happening. At no stage did I feel any discomfort or apprehension which is all due to their expertise, professionalism and courteousness. I would not hesitate in recommending Dan and his team to any of my family or friends and would like to take this opportunity in thanking them for a job well done and wish them all the very best for future success."

"Hi Dan, just writing to say how pleased I am with my recent dental treatment. The 5 discoloured fillings in my front teeth look great (in fact you can't see them now!). Thanks to you and your very pleasant staff I now have a big smile again. The whitening looks nice and natural for someone of my age. I should like to continue with all my future routine dental care with you. Best Wishes."

"As a very nervous patient Dan put me at total ease and gave me confidence to achieve my ever wanted 'perfect smile'. The final results were fantastic and I would highly recommend this friendly and professional practice to anyone contemplating veneers."

"I am so happy with the outcome of the dental work undertaken by Dan. Having suffered with dentures for many years and been embarrassed in social situations; the implant work and cosmetic treatment has completely transformed my confidence and smile. I only wish I had undergone treatment sooner."