DR CATHERINE LIGHTOWLER
Hi I'm Catherine!
I am a general dentist with an honest, gentle and caring approach
My main interests are:
General and family dentistry
Providing dentistry for Anxious and phobic patients using a range of techniques including sedation.
Restorative and cosmetic dentistry - creating beautiful smiles using 21st century techniques including various cosmetic orthodontic brands, crowns, veneers and bridgework.
Align bleach and bond using Invisalign™, Cfast™, and Smile Tru™with Boutique Whitening™ and composite bonding.
Sedationist and mentor for other dentists learning how to do sedation - Accredited sedation mentor for Dental Sedation Courses.
I am based at the clinics below:
BISHOPTHORPE DENTAL CENTRE
30 Sim Balk Lane
0113 267 1628
ADEL DENTAL PRACTICE
167a Otley Road
For dentists who wish to be mentored in sedation, I am happy to come to your practice to help you with this. Please contact me for further details.
Please email me directly, or contact your preferred practice to make your appointment today.
I vividly recall as a child our family trips out to the dentist, a trip which I particularly disliked. I hated the smells and sounds ... the anticipated pain and well, just the whole experience which was exacerbated by the fact that my brother and sister always seemed to breeze through what I considered to be just trauma.
So when I arrived at university this was my opportunity to totally avoid an uncomfortable situation and avoid I did. In fact, I successfully avoided the dentist for a number of years ... until in my mid/late twenties when tooth ache attacked with a vengeance. It was at this time I began a conversation with Dr Lightowler, explaining my fear of the dentist but also my current need for treatment due to being in pain. Dr Lightowler's manner was extremely calming and containing and after the initial consultation - the outcome of which was that I required 3 fillings and a tooth extraction. I was horrified! Throughout the procedures - all for of them - Dr Lightowler was exceptional, she made me feel calm and in control, explained each step of her work and ensured I was comfortable throughout. I noticed my anxiety eased with each visit and although I can't say I like going to the dentist, I certainly don't fear it to a point I avoid going.
Dr Lightowler has not only restored my teeth and gum health but also my confidence in attending the dentist. I cannot recommended Dr Lightowler highly enough.
Dr Lightowler has completely transformed my experience of visiting the dentist.
I was petrified and however much I tried, my fears prevented me from being able to even sit in the dentist's chair. Since going to see Catherine, I have overcome some of these fears and now comfortably attend for regular checkups.
Catherine is sensitive, understanding and re-assuring. She will not push you into anything you feel uncomfortable with and always gives you lots of options and talks you through things. She is highly trained and aims to meet everyone's needs and I know that if I need any treatment I will be well looked after. Catherine is fantastic at her job and I can not thank her enough for looking after my teeth.
The best dentist EVER!
I used to have a serious phobia.... Catherine was totally fabulous with me and most importantly so patient that I now have regular check-ups and, although I'll never say I love going to the dentist, the biggest achievement is that I actually go now! Couldn't have done it without her!
I have harboured a 30-year phobia of dentists following a bad experience as a child! I have tried numerous surgeries since and my phobia only got worse.
I tried Catherine a few years ago after suffering a broken front tooth and incredible pain. She was very calming and very professional, putting me at ease to enable treatment! I will never use anybody else and could not recommend her highly enough. Her treatment is far superior and her caring nature is very reassuring