Ravat & Ray Dental Care, Farnworth

  • Address : 20 Bolton Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 7JW
  • Telephone : 01204 573 100

Opening Hours:

  • Monday09:00am – 01:00pm | 02:00pm – 07:00pm
  • Tuesday09:00am – 01:00pm | 02:00pm – 06:00pm
  • Wednesday09:00am – 01:00pm | 02:00pm – 08:00pm
  • Thursday09:00am – 01:00pm | 02:00pm – 06:00pm
  • Friday09:00am – 01:00pm | 02:00pm – 05:00pm

Ravat & Ray Dental Care, Farnworth, is based on the outskirts of Bolton Town Centre. This is a three surgery dental practice, with its own car parking facilities.

We have installed a new computer system within the practice which will help to improve our patients experience with us. This will also make it easier and quicker for patients to arrange their appointments and they will have the option to receive dental appointment reminders via text message or via email.

Our Farnworth team will soon relocate into a newly refurbished premises with state of the art, modern dental surgeries, and separate decontamination rooms with a spacious patient carpark.


Duncan Read
Duncan Read. BDS (Dund) 1982 – GDC Registration Number – 56606
Duncan graduated from Dundee University in 1982. On qualification he worked with the Community Dental Service in Bolton, treating mainly children. Later moving to what was West Germany he worked with a German Dentist for 2 years within a Private Practice, where amongst other things he gained valuable experience in providing crowns and bridges.
Returning to the UK in 1985, he has worked in several dental practices in the North of England. In 1986 he became a partner for Reads Dental Practice and worked alongside his brother, David and father in their family dental practice. Working mainly as a Private Dentist for the past 25 years, he is interested in all the disciplines of general dental practice.
Duncan particularly enjoys treating nervous patients, as well as providing cosmetic dentistry and endodontics.
In his spare time he is a keen SCUBA diver. Being a BSAC Advanced Instructor and First Class Diver, which is the highest diving grade awarded to a member of The British Sub-Aqua Club, he gets pleasure from teaching boat handling and diving.
In 2016 Duncan is looking forward to working for Ravat & Ray as an Associate Dentist. This will mean he will have less responsibility in a managerial/business planning role, than he has been accustomed to over the past 30 years, so he can concentrate his resources solely on providing a high standard of quality dental care for his patients.

Michael Platten
Michael Platten, BChD Leeds 2014 – GDC Registration Number – 252323
Michael graduated from Leeds University with a BChD in dental surgery in 2014. A friend and former pupil to David Read he joined the small family practice at Reads in December of 2015, tending to some of Mr Reads patients during his period of illness. Michael has been part of the Ravat and Ray group since graduating from University and continues to work one and a half days a week at our sister practice, Highfield.
With his Irish twang, Michael has settled in well at the practice, and Farnworth and Manchester are now home from home for him. He grew up in a small town 20 miles north of Belfast, called Larne in N.Ireland. He often travels home to spend some quality time with his family and loves to get back to see his nephew Alby, who is only two. Whilst at University, Michael always played a key role with his fellow colleagues, being elected into the role of Vice President which was followed by President of the Leeds Dental Society. This let him make many contacts within the field of dentistry and through this he has made many good friends who he regularly sees.

Practice Manager

Stephanie Shuker NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing 2011 & NVQ Diploma in Team Leading 2014 – GDC Registration Number – 231196

Stephanie qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2011 having trained with Ravat & Ray Dental Care throughout her cadetship. She gained her level 3 NVQ in Dental Nursing at Bury College and is now employed by Ravat & Ray Dental Care in our Wigan Practice. Amongst her other duties Stephanie is also the Fire Marshall, First Aider and Head of Stock Control at Wigan. She has just completed her NVQ Diploma in Team Leading and is a Dental Implant Nurse within the team.

Stephanie is the first nurse to complete the first stage of the Healthy Living Dentistry programme and is possibly the first within the country.

In her spare time Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and socialising with friends.

Stephanie has been short listed in the Most Outstanding Team Member Category 2014 at the UK Dentistry Awards.


Julia Silverstone
Julia Silverstone, EDH 1979 – GDC Registration Number – 3212
Julia qualified as a Dental Hygienist at Kings College Dental Hospital in 1979 achieving an award for Student of the Year.
Following her training and a brief spell as House Officer she took up a post at Harley St before returning to her roots in Bolton.
Over the past 30 years she has worked alongside Duncan and David Read gaining a wealth of knowledge in preventative dentistry. She is committed to treating periodontal disease, motivating patients and helping them achieve healthy gums.
Julia enjoys further education and attending courses, recently completing a course on tooth whitening. She is a member of the BSDHT and attends their meetings
For the past 19 years she has been a part time carer for her niece who has special needs. In her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with her family and has recently become a Grandma.

Bridget Doherty, Diploma in Dental Hygiene/Dental Therapy, Liverpool 2009 – GDC Registration Number – 170979
Bridget gained her dual qualification in dental hygiene/dental therapy from Liverpool School of Dentistry in 2009. Since qualifying she has been working in three dental practices across the Northwest.
She enjoys her job immensely. In her role as a dental therapist she has treated a great number of adults as well as children, some of whom are very nervous patients. She finds it very rewarding especially when the children come back to see her with a big smile eager to touch their ‘magic nose’ to make the chair move!
She will always try to make the experience as positive and fun as possible. She has gained valuable experience treating patients, some with more complex treatment needs. She is also qualified to do legal tooth whitening within the dental practice.
In her spare time Bridget loves to travel, completing home DIY, walking, cooking and eating out with family and friends.

Ruth Greensmith, 1986, EDH in Dental Hygiene
Ruth qualified in 1986 from the University of Liverpool School of Dental Hygiene .

Having worked for a number of years alongside orthodontists and oral surgeons in the community and hospital departments she made the transition from NHS to private dentistry, where she has been ever since. She particularly enjoys the more challenging cases and has a special interest in patients with dental implants to keep them motivated to achieve and maintain an excellent standard of oral hygiene.

In her spare time Ruth has a keen interest in fell walking, kayaking and catamaran sailing as well as cycling and spending as much time as possible in the Lake District with her family .

Dental Nurses

Kerry Leach
Kerry Leach, GDC Registration Number – 143496, (NEBDN Dental Nursing)

Pamela Trafford, GDC Registration Number – 123188, (NEBDN Dental Nursing)

Janet Marsden
Janet Marsden, GDC Registration Number – 109666, (NEBDN Dental Nursing)

Susan Scott
Susan Scott, GDC Registration Number – 128906. (NEBDN Dental Nursing)

Jean Liddle
Jean Liddle, Decontamination Nurse

Natalie Thomson, Trainee Dental Nurse



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Private Treatment:

Private Treatment – Farnworth

Cosmetic dentistry is suited to any number of people hoping to improve the appearance of their teeth. If you are not born with the teeth you want, or if your smile has lost its sparkle due to ageing and from the effects of drinking tea, coffee and red wine, cosmetic dentistry can create the beautiful smile of your dreams.
Modern cosmetic dentistry gives you the chance to smile with confidence, so find out more about cosmetic dentistry and what it could do for you today.
What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry involves dental procedures with the aim of improving the overall aesthetics of your smile. Whether you want a dazzling “Hollywood smile makeover” or a more conservative look, we can cater to your every need with our range of cosmetic dentistry treatments including teeth whitening.
A beautiful smile can have a positive impact on your self-confidence and self-esteem so choose the cosmetic dentistry suited to your desires with us.

Cosmetic dentistry for your unique smile
At Ravat & Ray Dental Care each treatment is customised to your individual requirements at a consultation with our cosmetic dentists.

Private Treatments Available at Farnworth
Your smile is important to us, therefore we strive to deliver an incomparable dental experience. Whether you require a routine cleaning, or a complete smile makeover, Ravat & Ray Dental Care Farnworth’s high standard of care will ensure you go home wearing a smile.

At our Farnworth practice we aim to offer the highest quality in Private Dental Care. With a deep understanding of the requirements of patients, our first-rate dental facilities ensure

Air Flow Therapy
Air Flow Therapy is a hygiene cleaning treatment that uses a mixture of air, jet water and sodium bicarbonate to polish and clean your teeth. The treatment is not a chemical treatment and therefore, there will be no risk to the patients for any irritation or chemical burns. Air Flow Therapy is an advanced version of a scaling and polish treatment, but the patient will walk away the same day with amazing, clean results. Air Flow Therapy appointments generally last between 30 and 45 minutes. This treatment can be carried out by the Dentist or via Direct Access by the Hygienist/Therapist. For more information on Air Flow Therapy please visit the Hygiene Services page

Teeth Whitening
We aim to offer you a full range of teeth whitening treatments, tailored to meet your individual requirements. From home teeth whitening to Air flow Therapy we have the tooth whitening treatment that will suit you and your pocket. For our full range of teeth whitening on offer go to the teeth whitening page.

Cosmetic Dentures
If you have lost either all or some of your teeth and need effective replacement with either full or partial dentures, we can provide you with superior quality dentures that look as natural as possible. There is never any compromise; accurate measurements are taken to ensure a superior fit and level of comfort. For more information on cosmetic dentures check out the Cosmetic Dentures page.

Cosmetic Orthodontic Treatment (Fast Braces)
Cosmetic orthodontic treatment will straighten your teeth or move them into a better position. This can not only improve the appearance or your teeth but also the way your teeth bite together, while also making them easier to clean. For more information on the range of cosmetic orthodontic treatments we have to offer in Bradford please visit the Fast Braces page.

A crown is a restoration that fits over the remaining part of you tooth making it resilient and giving it the look of a real tooth. Crowns can be used to restore teeth that have been broken or that have been weakened by decay. For more information about private dental crowns visit the Crowns page.

Bridges are ideal for people who only have one or two teeth missing and don’t want a denture. There a number of options available from all-ceramic or all-porcelain to metal, porcelain fused to metal bridges and resin bonded. For more information about private dental bridges visit the Bridges page.

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain or composite material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth’s surface from damage. For more information about private dental veneers visit the Veneers page.

White Fillings
A composite filling (white filling) is a tooth-coloured mixture used to restore decayed or broken teeth. By using enamel and dentin bonding techniques, white fillings restore your teeth. White fillings are used as an alternative to amalgam (silver) fillings, which are not as aesthetically pleasing. For more information about private white fillings visit the White Fillings page.

Facial Aesthetics
Non-surgical facial aesthetics is a relatively new series of treatments for refreshing and enhancing your facial appearance, either by injecting dermal fillers or immobilising facial muscles. For more information on our range of facial aesthetics visit our Facial Aesthetics page.

Ravat & Ray Dental Care Privileges
Ravat & Ray Dental Care Privileges has been developed to provide a package of benefits for our valued patients, whilst also providing the convenience of spreading the cost of regular dental care throughout the year with easy monthly payments. For more information about the plans available please visit the Privileges Plan page.

Interest Free Finance
Finance4Patients provides a simple and affordable way to spread the cost of your dental treatment with a 0% Interest Loan. For more information about the plans available please visit the Interest Free Finance page.

A list of prices for the above treatments and services can be obtained by clicking here. For further information regarding prices, Ravat & Ray Privileges or if you are interested in any of the above treatment and services please contact a member of the patient care team at the practice on 01204 873 100.