Getting to know Dr Pam Coates
22nd October 2013
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Name of business?  Waterside Dental Care.

What do you do? Give help and advice so our patients can achieve a healthy mouth and attractive smile so help boost their self-confidence.

How long have you been in the business? Over 30 years, although our family-owned practice has been in Rochdale for over 60 years.

What's the best thing about Rochdale? The fantastic scenery with hills all around  it lifts the spirits.

What's the worst thing about Rochdale? That the shopping centre has become run down and all the unique retailers have left.

Where is your favourite place in Rochdale? Hollingworth Lake, wonderful to walk around, great restaurants and pubs and all the activities on the lake ,even the motorway looks good as a backdrop.

What's the funniest or most unusual thing to have happened while you've been in the business? Being filmed restoring a young model's smile for ITVs Beautiful Boys programme then it was shown just after the segment on Back, Crack & Sac waxing so every man had their eyes closed and missed us!

We've also helped Mr Punch to speak, and advised on repairing a hen's beak and on a cosmetic crown for a show dog!

What advice would you give to anyone thinking of setting up their own business? Don't get carried away and spend too much in the early days, just concentrate on building the core business and keeping clients happy so you have a base from which to grow.

Personal recommendation is the cheapest and best form of advertising so you need to encourage it.

If you could have anyone visit your business, who would it be? Rylan Clark off Big Brother so we could fix his new teeth!

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Deborah B

Member since: 23rd February 2013

Local girl, loves Rochdale and the people here.

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