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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 facelifts.

Tom spent some time in Cambodia working for the one2one charity (one2oneworld.org – 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 SION HOWEL

Dentist

BChD University of Leeds 2012 GDC: 229383

After graduating from Leeds University, Sion moved back to his home city of Liverpool. He worked as a general dental practitioner there for a number of years before settling and starting a family in Cheshire.

He is passionate about providing high-quality care to his patients. Through a light hearted relaxed approach, Sion prides himself in making his patients feel at ease. His aim is to transform a patient’s anxiety. Sion particularly enjoys the challenge of creating beautiful smiles that both he and the patient can be proud of.

Sion is continuously trying to maintain and advance his knowledge in dentistry by undertaking postgraduate training. He has completed his MFDS examinations and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. More recently he has just finished a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry. He is also an Invisalign provider.

Sion was nominated for the Young Dentist of the Year Award at the 2016 Dental Awards. He also received The Douglas Jackson Prize (Merit) in Child Dental Health and The Stephen D Hey Prize in Conservative Dentistry from the Leeds Dental Insitute.

Outside of dentistry, he loves playing sports, especially football, squash and badminton. Anything car related makes him happy. He enjoys travelling and visiting new places. His most memorable experiences include skydiving in Key West, Florida and bungee jumping at Victoria Falls in Zambia! Unfortunately, travelling will have to be put on hold for a few years with the birth of his new baby son.

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Dr Lucinda Simpson

Dentist

GDC: 244574

Lucinda’s successful dental career started in Leeds University where she graduated with distinction. Since then, she has acquired many different qualifications such as a Post-grad certificate in Facial Aesthetics and full Invisalign training. She has many dental accolades, including the Watssman prize for clinical dentistry and the Andrea Grimaldi award from Queen Mary University London.

Lucinda devotes her time on developing minimally invasive techniques. Her interest in short term orthodontics has truly paid off as now she can help her patients achieve their ideal smile within a matter of months.

Her interests don’t just lie in the dental practice. She plays Netball for the local team and enjoys going on bike rides. When she really want to unwind, she loves travelling especially to Portugal where her family live.

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Lauren Hammond

Hygienist

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.

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 info@wishdental.co.uk or rachel@wishdental.co.uk

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.

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!

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Jenni Owen

Patient Care Coordinator & Nurse

GDC: 279593

Jenni is our Patient Care Coordinator here at Wish, and also works as a Dental Care Nurse.

She is a local Poynton resident, and always has a huge smile on her face.

Jenni is more than happy to help anybody contacting or visiting the practice.

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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.

Becky Leech

Receptionist/Dental Nurse

Becky qualified as a dental nurse in 2010 after a number of years and then went to work in Australia. After spending time in Asia, she backpacked her way home through New Zealand.
These days Becky prefers to be more front of house, helping patients in any way she can and in her spare time she enjoys seeing family and friends – especially her nieces and nephew.

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"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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