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Dr Tom Owen

Dentist & Practice Owner

BSc BDS (Manc) GDC: 209830
Tom is 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 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 and his boys. 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.
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 Institute.
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! Sion can’t wait to take his two young children, Miles and Pippa along with him.
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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

Rachel started her career with National Westminster Bank and moved to Park Lane Dental as a receptionist back in 1993. She eventually took on the position as Practice Manager with Park Lane Dental and is now enjoying the role with Wish Dental.
She is responsible for overseeing the non-clinical and business side of the practice to ensure everything runs smoothly whilst also managing the dental team.
A Poynton resident, she enjoys walking and socialising, with regular visits to Anglesey.
You can email her on info@wishdental.co.uk or rachel@wishdental.co.uk

Hayley Jones

Dental Therapist/Hygienist

GDC: 129352
Hayley is the newest Dental Hygienist/Therapist to join the wish team.
She qualified from Liverpool Dental University with distinction, in 2009.
Since then, she’s gained valuable experience working within a variety of dental settings.
Hayley particularly enjoys treating anxious patients. Her calm and friendly manner puts patients at ease. Helping them to overcome their dental worries and achieve fabulous results.
Hayley is a mum to two young children, so in her spare time she enjoys days out at Chester Zoo or trips to the local parks.

Abbey Meikle

Lead Dental Nurse

GDC: 298460
Abbey began her dental nursing career back in 2020. Since then, Abbey has shown confidence and enthusiasm for her job, making her the perfect candidate for Lead Dental Nurse here at Wish Dental.

She ensures all our patients feel welcomed into our clean, safe and joyful practice, as well as organising the smooth running of our incredible team of dental nurses. You will find Abbey helping in any way she can, whether that is assisting the dentist in surgery or welcoming patients on reception.

Abbey enjoys spending her free time traveling to new countries and immersing herself within the different cultures.

Jenni Owen

Dental Nurse

GDC: 279593
After working on the airlines for 18 years, Jenni brings her customer service skills to the Wish team. She is here to answer any Denplan queries, as well as putting nervous patients at ease.
Jenni is born and raised in Poynton. In her spare time, she enjoys making, eating, and talking about food. You can catch her smiley face on reception or helping out in surgery.

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Natalie Dewhirst

Dental Nurse/Receptionist

GDC: 171490
Natalie is a longstanding member of the team, joining us in 2016. She quickly become a fantastic asset to Wish Dental!

Natalie thrives from working as part of the team, contributing to the great team spirit you feel as a patient. She is here to help all our clinicians and make your dental trip as comfortable as possible.

Outside of work, Natalie would describe herself as a foodie and enjoys socialising with her friends and family.

Sophie Robinson

Dental Nurse/Receptionist

GDC: 292099
Sophie is a local “Poyntonian” and has high aspirations in the world of dentistry.
Sophie is currently studying Dental Hygiene and Therapy at the University of Manchester.
She has already proved herself to be a wonderfully caring and professional asset to the team and we look forward to following her progression

Jessica Durban

Treatment Coordinator

GDC: 301051
Jess is the first point of call for enquiries here at Wish Dental. Her approachable and hard-working personality is great for discussing treatment plans and putting patients at ease. Her bubbly personality is illustrated through the running of our social media to welcome and inform our patients.

Working closely alongside the clinicians, Jess is equipped with the knowledge and skills to run her own clinics to deliver bespoke treatment and finance plans.

Outside of work, Jess is kept busy by her Cocker Spaniel puppy, Jarvis.

Emilie Martin

Dental Nurse/Receptionist

GDC: 303090

Emilie qualified as a Dental Nurse after completing her training at Wish.
You can find Emilie assisting our dentists in the surgeries, as well as helping patients on reception. Emilie always has a smile on her face and is willing to always go the extra mile for our patients.

Emilie has also stepped into the world of aesthetics. She is qualified to do dermal filler, Vitamin B12 injections and anti-wrinkle injections!

Charlotte Cummings

Receptionist

After joining the military as a dental nurse and serving for over 7 years, Charlotte has gained a wide range of knowledge required to assist the dental reception team, where you will find her greeting patients and helping with patient enquiries.

As a busy mother of two young boys, in her spare time Charlotte enjoys spending time with her family and reading a good book!

"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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