About us

Whittle Dental Practice was established in 1993 by the principal dentists David Melia and Chris Reid. David and Chris qualified in the Northwest (Liverpool and Manchester respectively) and have over 25 years experience in dentistry.

We offer a full range of dental services from general dentistry to cosmetic dental services to a very high standard in a relaxed atmosphere.

Our aim is to reduce the discomfort normally associated with dental treatment and to reassure nervous patients that we have a wealth of experience in helping you overcome your fears.

All treatment options will be discussed with you in detail so that you can make a fully informed decision of your needs. Please ask us if you are unsure of anything or ask our trained staff who will be happy to help.

Our team

  • David Melia B.D.S. (Liverpool University)
    GDC no: 62239
    David established the practice many years ago along with Chris and is keen to provide high quality dentistry within a relaxing environment. He is a member of the British Dental Association, an Associate Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is involved with the Central Lancashire Local Dental Committee.
    When not treating patients he has a great interest in sports including football, tennis, running and cricket - coaching the local U13's cricket team. This had led to his interest in Sports Dentistry and his involvement with the Academy of Sports Dentistry. "With two sporty teenagers, time for relaxation is limited but I would not have it any other way," says David.
  • Chris Reid B.D.S. (Manchester Victoria University)
    GDC no: 61297
    Chris established the practice with David a number of years ago with a desire to provide high quality dentistry to the people of Whittle and further afield. He has a special interest in tooth whitening and is a member of the British Dental Association, the British Dental Bleaching Society and is an Associate Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
    Chris is married with two teenage sons. Outside dentistry he enjoys reading and music and confesses to being a keen Manchester City supporter.
  • Sarah Holt Practice Manager
  • Jane Gee Senior Receptionist
  • Fiona Guest Qualified Dental Nurse
  • Charlotte Wickett Trainee Dental nurse

Our approach

We aim to look after your oral health which includes your teeth, mouth and gums. Our aims are to:

  • provide the highest quality of clinical care
  • provide a relaxing environment for your dental care
  • maintain the highest standard of cross infection control
  • provide a safe and healthy environment for you and your family
  • train our staff as determined by the General Dental Council
  • keep up to date with post-graduate education
Photo: David Melia, dentist at Whittle Dental Practice, Chorley

David Melia

Photo: Chris Reid, dentist at Whittle Dental Practice, Chorley

Chris Reid

From our dentists' practice in Whittle-le-Woods, we serve patients in Chorley, Leyland, Preston and Clayton-le-Woods. The development at Buckshaw Village is close to our practice (on the A6 - Preston Road).

Our dental services include cosmetic dentistry, aesthetic dentistry, sports dentistry, tooth whitening and tooth bleaching. We offer an emergency dentist service and are experienced at helping nervous patients.