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Welcome to Wish Dental

Our Team

Dr Tom Owen

Dentist & Practice Owner

BSc BDS (Manc) GDC: 209830

Tom is co-owner of Wish Dental and a local resident of Poynton. Originally from Swansea, he’s a proud supporter of Welsh Rugby Union.
Coming from a strong community background, it has always been Tom’s dream to own a practice in the village he lives. He has three sons: Ralphie, and twin baby boys, Eddie and Hughie!

Tom attained his dentistry degree at Manchester University where he won the Edgar Houghton Award for his restorative work. This has continued to be a special interest to him and he is currently working towards his Masters in Restorative Dentistry. He also holds certificates in Implant Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics and has a vast knowledge of adult cosmetically-focused orthodontics (braces for adults).

Tom has performed numerous cosmetic procedures, using high-quality veneers and white filling composite to sculpt, design & repair broken and unsightly teeth. This is just one of many ways that Tom gives his patients huge amounts of confidence to smile again. Tom believes in minimally invasive dentistry and can discuss how to get the best smile results with the least amount of drilling.

Tom also has a keen interest in dermal fillers and ‘botox’ treatment for excessive sweating, wrinkle reduction and non-surgical face lifts.

Tom spent some time in Cambodia working for the one2one charity ( – please donate.) Here he donated his time and skills helping underprivileged children and adults to get much needed dental treatment.

Tom loves to spend his spare time with his wife Jenni, young son Ralphie and two dogs (Biggi and Beau). Tom played rugby to a high standard and would love to still play but now sticks to golf, squash, cycling and the odd ski trip which are kinder to his hands. He has done the world’s highest bungee jump and a skydive and lives to tell the tale.

Tom has a real passion for getting to know his patients. He has a special interest in the treatment of patients with disabilities and special requirements. You can trust Tom to treat you like a member of his own family and he “wishes” you won’t want to go anywhere else for your dental & aesthetic care.

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Dr Lasse Petersen

Dentist & Practice Owner

DDS (Dk) GDC: 58202

Lasse is the co-owner of Wish dental and also a local resident in Poynton. He is from Denmark (hence the unusual first name) and qualified from the Royal College of Dentistry in Copenhagen in 1982. He is married to Jane and they have 2 sons Christian and Josh who both went to Poynton High School.

Lasse came to England in 1984 after serving his National Service as a lieutenant dental surgeon with the Royal Danish Navy. He was an associate at High Lane Dental practice until 1990 when he became a partner there. He left High Lane Dental Practice for personal reasons in 2015 and is fulfilling his long held dream of owning and working in a practice in the village he lives.

Lasse’s interests in dentistry include general dentistry and he has a special interest in orthodontics.

He worked for 15 years in the orthodontic department at Stepping Hill hospital and gained a huge amount of experience using a variety of appliances(braces). He is also qualified to carry out treatment using INVISALIGN (“invisible” braces).

He has worked for many years as a practice advisor to Denplan on the Denplan quality programme and has himself been accredited on the Denplan Excel quality assurance programme since it started in 2000. Outside dentistry he has a keen interest in tennis a game he played to a high standard including in California in 1975/1976. He qualified as a teaching professional in Denmark in 1974. He no longer plays himself but is a keen golfer. He also enjoys walking, photography, cooking, and time with family and their golden retriever Saga (named after a Norse goddess)! He and Jane spend as much time as they can on Anglesey at Trearddur Bay.

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Sarah Smith

Hygienist & Therapist

GDC: 220837

Sarah started working in dentistry straight from leaving school as a dental nurse. After gaining her qualification in dental nursing she then trained to be a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist. She qualified with a combined diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy from the University of Liverpool in 2011.

As a Dental Therapist, Sarah is able to fix teeth in different materials including white fillings for cosmetics. Sarah is also trained to whiten teeth which she is happy to discuss with any patient if they have questions regarding this.

Sarah spends time treating adults and children to help prevent gum problems. Sarah enjoys all aspects of her job but especially white fillings and treating gums to assist in reducing and eliminating gum disease. Outside of work, Sarah tends to be outdoors, at the gym or various crafts.

Her greatest experiences so far are climbing to the summit of Kilimanjaro, skydiving in Key West and camping in the jungle in Borneo.

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Rachel Underwood

Practice Manager

A Poynton resident Rachel takes care of managing the dental team and is the main point of contact.

You can email her on or

She is often the first face you will see as you enter the practice and always has a smile and warm welcome.

You can discuss anything with Rachel and she is always eager to help.

Jane Petersen

Treatment Coordinator

GDC: 139030

Jane Petersen will be known to many of Lasse Petersen’s patients as not only his wife but also his dental nurse for nearly 30 years. Jane has in fact been a dental nurse for as long as Lasse has been a dentist.

Jane’s experience in dentistry places her in a unique position within our nursing team and is excited about the role of clinical treatment coordinator.

Having worked in dentistry for this many years means that patients can be sure she will be able to fully explain all the treatment options available and answer any questions patients may have.

Jane will also be our point of contact for all matters relating to Denplan.

You can contact Jane via email if that is most convenient to you on

Mary-Ann Howard

Dental Nurse & Receptionist

GDC: 113333

Married with grown up family and grandchildren. Left home in Blair Atholl, Scotland to join the W.R.N.S. To train as a Dental Nurse in 1972.

Gradually moved up the country from, Portsmouth to Newbury, Milton Keynes, Silsden then settled in lovely Poynton in 1982.

I got back into Dental Nursing in 1993 and re qualified in 1997 while working at Park Lane Dental Practice.

Hobbies include, Cooking and Baking. Travelling. Music. Crafts and Knitting.

Christine Hughes

Dental Nurse & Receptionist

GDC: 187865

Christine is a caring professional who is enthusiastic and warm hearted. She is always there to support and look after any dental phobics, nervous or anxious patients.

She is a member of the local church, enjoys attending a book club, gym and walking as long as there is as coffee to finish.

Suzanne Arden

Dental Nurse & Receptionist

GDC: 159493

Su can be seen smiling both on reception and in surgery. She is a very hard worker and is always at hand to look after you. Su is always happy to help.

She is a mother of three but still finds time to be a fantastic, valuable member of the team. She is always keen to help with team building!

Wyn McGinnis


Wyn is our ball of energy on reception – she is a keen salsa dancer and cycles to work from Bollington rain or shine. Wyn is also a black belt 2nd Dan!

She is always willing to help out and is very knowledgable about the dental sector. Feel free to ask Wyn about our Denplan memberships or any other matter.

Linda Mowat

Dental Nurse & Receptionist

GDC: 113142

Linda is an ex Medical Secretary who has worked as a Dental Nurse at the Practice for over 20 years.

She enjoys walking, photography & spending time with her grandchildren.

Lauren Hammond


Dental Therapist Manchester 2012 GDC: 194944
Lauren began training as a dental nurse in 2006 and after completing the course, applied to train as a dental hygienist/therapist. She qualified with a BSc degree in Oral Health Sciences from the University of Manchester in 2012. This was a combined course in dental hygiene and therapy, which means that as well as being able to give oral hygiene advice and carry out periodontal treatment, Lauren is also able to do fillings, take X-rays, perform teeth whitening and extract deciduous teeth.

Lauren particularly enjoys working with nervous patients and children, providing preventative care such as fluoride treatment and fissure sealants.

Outside of work, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters Grace and Bella.


Natalie Dewhurst

Dental Nurse and Receptionist

GDC: 171490

Natalie joined the team in 2016 and has quickly become a fantastic asset to Wish Dental. She is here to help all our clinicians and make your dental trip as comfortable as possible. She enjoys music gigs and the occasional jig-saw.


Chris Wright

We have our own Denture Technician

GDC: 153491
Chris has over 20 years experience in the dental profession, and having continued his professional development and built on his technical skills, he became a fully qualified Clinical Dental Technician in 2008.

He has been working in partnership with Park Lane Dental Practice for 7+ years providing patients with beautiful bespoke dentures and implant restorations and is looking forward to working with the new team at Wish Dental.

Chris is passionate about keeping up to date with all the new technologies and techniques to provide his patients the best possible treatment.

Chris is totally committed to providing all his patients the best possible care in a pleasant modern friendly environment.

"I couldn't be happier with the treatment my daughter and I received at Wish Dental. I would highly recommend them to anyone."

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