A PRESTATYN dental surgery which closed last October will open its books once again at the end of this month.

The former mydentist practice on Fern Avenue has being taken on by clinical director Graham Corser, and aims to open its doors to its first patients on on Thursday, February 28 a refurbished, private surgery and the new name of Prestatyn Dental.

The return of the surgery will be welcome addition to an NHS practice on the High Street and a private dentist on Plas Uhcaf Avenue, as about 1,150 patients were covered by the previous Fern Avenue practice.

Mr Corser, who will commute daily to Prestatyn from Liverpool, said: "Even though I'm from Liverpool, I've always had a kinship with North Wales. We had a caravan in Rhyl when I was younger, and I practically grew up here.

"Prestatyn is the perfect place for me to bring another dentist back to the street, and make sure everyone has access to dental healthcare"

The practice is a first for Mr Corser, who has worked as an associate dentist for more than 10 years, and has been waiting for mthe right opportunity to brign hsi rband of dentistry to the market.

His approach is one in which patients can have greater access to nurses and various specialist without having to first see him in the dentist's chair.

Mr Corser added: "While we are a private practice, I don't really feel that term fits what I'm trying to do as it implies that dental health care should be something exclusive to a few people.

"I prefer to think of my approach as being more like an independent family dentist. We want patients to get to know the nurses and the specialists, not just me.

"I don't want patients to be inconvenienced by having to see me first, not enough practices use their nurses the right way and have a proper team based approach.

"The patient has to come first, and this is why most of my staff will be from the area and speak Welsh."

As part of this new approach for the surgery, substantial renovations are also underway, with builders currently on site remodelling the surgery, which has been in use for about 25 years. Works will also include a new roof and exterior work in March.

The practice will also undergo an inspection by the Health Inspectorate of Wales on Monday 18.

Before opening, the practice will also welcome prospective patients tow two open days on Thursday, February 21 and Friday 22 from 10am to 8pm.

For more information on the practice, visit prestatyndental.com or call on 01745 887446.