Welcome to Devonshire House Dental Laboratory
Devonshire House Dental Laboratory trading as Devonshire House Denture Solutions Ltd has been providing clinicians throughout the UK with a full range of dental appliances for the last 60 years. We pride ourselves in working closely with clinicians, providing them with the very latest materials and equipment to provide patients with the very best possible dental appliances.
Devonshire House Dental’s key philosophy is of continuous development through high technology, high quality products and training with strong technical and marketing support, we will strive to help you provide your patients with the highest quality laboratory work.
All our work is carried out in our laboratory in the centre of Carlisle, by fully trained and registered GDC Technicians.
We provide a full service in all areas - Prosthetics, Chromes, Implants, CAD CAM, Crown & Bridge and Orthodontic.
The laboratory is registered with the Dental Laboratory Association and British Bite Mark; it is DAMAS and Valplast Certified, BPS Trained, and Paul Walkington is our qualified Lead Clinical Dental Technician who has over 20 years’ experience.
We provide a range of qualities including our private deluxe work.
To support speedy or emergency work, we have our own couriers which can collect work from your practice on a daily basis both around SW Scotland, North and West Cumbria. If your practice is out of these areas, we also provide a Free Postal Service, this being by Specialist Courier or Royal Mail depending on the volume of work.
Paul Walkington says, ‘we want to work with you to create natural quality cosmetic appliances. We are passionate about what we do and have invested heavily in the latest technology and training of our team to deliver the very best products and service to the Dental Profession. With your support let us help you in making your patient care the very best it can be.’
- Acrylic Full and Partial Dentures
- Flexi – Valplast – Dentures.
- Bio-Dentaplast – Metal Free Frameworks.
- Gum shields and Anti Snoring Devices.
- Poly-carbonate Splints
- Bleaching Trays.
- Chromes and Precision Attachments.
- Fast turnaround Repair and Additions. (24 hour!)
Crown and Bridges
- CAD-CAM Technology Crowns including.
- Zirconia Crowns and Bridges.
- Emax & Lava Crowns and Bridges.
- CAD CAM
- Laser sided chromes
- Ultaire AKP Frames
- Zirulux Acetal Frames
- Hybrid Screw Retained Bridges
- Implant Over Dentures
- Study Models, Removable and Fixed Appliances.
- Fast turnaround Essix.
Who is our Clinical Denture Technician (CDT)
Dip CDT (University of Lancaster) 2014
RDT (Leeds Dental Institute) 2001
- Certified Clinical Dental Prosthetics Technician
- Straumann Platinum Implant Expert
- Helping Anxious Patients & Aesthetics Smile Makeovers
- Digital Denture Design
Paul has extensive experience as a certified Dental Technician; having over 20 years knowledge in Prosthetics, qualifying as a ‘Certified Clinical Dental Technician’ in 2014. Paul has quickly gained an excellent reputation for his quality of work, his expertise, composure and care for patients. Paul can offer direct treatment of patients needing full dentures and often receives partial denture referral patients who can also enjoy his excellent patient care and attention to detail. Paul says, ‘my passion is to create ‘Aesthetic Smile Makeovers’ for all his patients both in his denture clinic and working with our dentists throughout the UK’.
His advanced Prosthetics training includes: the Bio-Functional Prosthetics System (BPS);
The i-denture stabilisation technique; Straumann Platinum Implant Technical Award; Valplast Flexi denture professional and the ability to design dentures by new digital technology such as Suction Mandilator dentures. Giving you, the patient, the up most confidence that Paul can deliver the very best service, care and support you require ensuring you have the best possible experience.
Paul is happily married to Annabel and is proud to live in Cumbria. In his spare time he enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities including mountaineering, cycling and squash.
GDC Registration = 145424
What is a Clinical Dental Technician (CDT)
Defining the role of the Clinical Dental Technician
CDT’s are Clinical Dental Technicians who have undergone intensive extra training lasting several years this far exceeds the training of a normal dental technician. Their position as a CDT allows them to offer patients direct treatment for removable dentures and mouthguards.
Along with performing clinical and technical skills in relation to dentures they have also had further training in clinical examinations. This allows them to search for oral abnormalities and if found, these can be referred to other health care professionals.
Although CDT’s can work independently, they also work closely with dentists to confer treatment plans for the best interest to the patient. This is one of the core values the General Dental Council insist all health care professionals work towards.
Paul Walkington Devonshire House’s lead CDT says , ‘The role of the Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) falls between that of a dentist who would usually take the patient’s impressions, and that of a dental technician who would receive the impressions from a dentist and then make the dentures (usually for patients they have never actually seen themselves). As the CDT we do both roles, taking the impression and make as well as fit the dentures.’
Paul goes on to say, ‘We will look to construct aesthetically pleasing dentures with comfort and function. We are very aware we are not only replacing lost teeth, but also compensating for bone loss and very often sunken facial profiles, which can age patients up to 10 years prematurely. Careful, calculated consideration of each individual’s anatomy is essential for outstanding results to be gained in this delicate area’.
Registered CDTs are legally qualified to give oral examinations and to check that the mouth is in a healthy state, along with the taking of impressions of the edentulous mouth (no teeth) which enables the production of high quality dentures. It is, however, illegal for regular dental technicians to offer this service and anybody who has dealt with a dental technician direct for the provision of dentures, should seek an oral examination as soon as possible from a suitably qualified and registered dental care professional as your health could be at risk.
During your first consultation we will undertake a detailed evaluation, enabling us to create a detailed treatment plan just for you.
This may include:
Taking details about your dental and medical history
X-rays and photographic images of your mouth
Full clinical assessment and oral examination of current oral health, including natural tooth loss
Advice on helping you achieve optimum oral health
We will then run through the different types of dentures available and procedures involved, along with costs so you can make an informed choice about the treatment you receive. Then either at this stage or at a later date you and our Clinical Dental Technician can then decide on the right plan of action.
Do I need to see a Dentist or can I see a Clinical Dental Technician (or both)?
A CDT can directly treat, create and fit a complete set of dentures to patients who have experienced total tooth loss. If you are looking for partial dentures, as you have some of your own natural teeth remaining or you have had a dental implant, you must first be seen or referred by your dentist before treatment can begin.
Patients presenting with natural teeth will be advised to visit a dentist for an oral examination/check-up where an appropriate treatment plan can then be formulated in conjunction with the CDT.
Devonshire House Denture Solutions is located very close to the centre of Carlisle, Cumbria. The directions are as follows
By car from the North
Head south on the M6 turn off at junction 44 and head south down Kingstown Road towards the city centre of Carlisle. Continue until you cross the river Eden and you reach a large roundabout. Take the 3rd exit straight on passing a Shell Garage on your left. Keep in the outside lane. At the first set of traffic lights continue straight on. At the next crossroads with a set of traffic lights keep straight on. Our laboratory is on the left just before the next set of lights on the junction of Warwick Road and Spencer Street. Street parking is located around this area.
By Car from the South
Heading north on the M6 turn off at junction 43 and head west on Warwick Road. Pass a large Tesco store on your right and then Brunton Park (Football Ground) on your right. After Brunton Park you will reach a set of traffic lights , turn right and continue to follow the A69. On reaching a T junction turn left onto Spencer Street. At the next crossroads with a set of traffic lights, keep straight on. Our laboratory is on the left just before the next set of lights on the junction of Warwick Road and Spencer Street. Street parking is located around this area.
On foot from the Railway Station: about 5-10 mins
Turn right out of the station and head along Lowther Street. Take the second road on the right (Warwick Road). Pass the Crown Courts on the left and on reaching the first crossroads of Warwick Road and Spencer Street, we are found on the corner of this junction opposite the Auction House Estate Agents building.
Thanks for all your support, help and guidance. Could not have asked for a more professional service and brilliant end product, would definitely recommend your practice
Kenny & Tracy
"At last have a decent smile. Well worth the wait. My dentures are amazing!!! Love them so much Thank you again"
"Would like to THANK YOU so much for your kindness and excellent job with Julie’s new denture plate. Over the weeks she has been coming to you she has always had full praise of you. Thanks again Paul and everyone else involved."
Monty & Christine
"Delighted with the new dentures Paul, they look so natural. Gone are the skeletal chin and sunken cheeks. In fact you’ve given me back my face. Many thanks"
"Thanks to your skill you have managed to transform something which is un-manageable into something which is now tolerable."
"To all at Devonshire House Denture Solutions. It has been approximately 2 months since you finalised my denture treatment. I have encountered no discomfort in any form and with a perfect fit with 100% plus satisfaction. Friends have committed on the improvement to my facial appearance. Once again many thanks to yourself and the Team."
"This is to say many thanks for your assistance with regards my new dentures at short notice. I can now go on holiday with a top set of dentures and not be embarrassed to speak to anybody. Many Thanks"