”My children are not worried at all about dental visits and are put at ease by a professional and friendly team.Lara Coultham
”Andy and his team are highly skilled, very professional, welcoming, and put even the most nervous of patients completely at ease.Lisa Edwards
”Andy and his team are so friendly and down to earth - they really look after you!Rachel Norwood
GDC Registration Number: 103988
Andy set up Holly Dental Practice with the aim of establishing it as one of the leading dental practices in the North West. As such, he can guarantee that all his patients will continue to receive the high standard of dental care and treatment they have come to expect from him over the past six years.
Born in Lancashire in 1983, Andy qualified from Newcastle University in 2006 and started his first full-time position as an associate in Preston the following summer. Since then, Andy has completed a number of courses which include Invisalign orthodontics, Enlighten teeth whitening, Med-fx botox and dermal fillers training, advanced endodontics, and most recently, a postgraduate diploma in advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
One of the very few dentists to have achieved a diploma based solely around cosmetic dentistry, Andy is able to assess each patient differently depending on their needs, so he can guide patients more effectively in choosing what treatment and outcome is most suitable for them.
He also has a more in-depth knowledge of smile design as well as a better understanding of the most modern techniques and materials used, not only in cosmetic dentistry, but in all forms of general dentistry. Andy promises new patients that after just one appointment, they will never again feel the need to seek alternative dental care, either for themselves or their families.
What do you love about working at Holly Dental: The sense of satisfaction I get from having built such a loving, caring team of staff and patients
What do you like to do outside of work: Boxing, building things on my 3D printer, anything crafty
Favourite food: Steak pie, chips peas and loads of gravy
Favourite superhero: Iron man
Favourite film: Avengers – Age of Ultron
GDC Registration Number: 103579
Jonathan is originally from Teesside and qualified from the University of Newcastle in 2006. He completed his vocational training in general dental practice in Bolton and stayed on at the practice. He has an interest in oral surgery, so during this time he worked part-time in general practice and part time in hospital as Clinical Assistant in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Salford Royal Hospital for 15 months. He then worked full-time as a Senior House Officer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in a 6-month post based in Blackburn Royal Hospital.
Jonathan has passed the Membership examination for the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and also the Membership exam for the Joint Dental Faculties of England. He has also completed a certificate course in Dental Implantology run by Professor Ucer and he has completed with distinction a Master’s degree in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Manchester. He is now a Clinical Teaching Fellow in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Manchester, teaching postgraduate dentists on the MSc programme. He is always keen to provide dentistry in the most relaxing and pleasant way possible, so he has also completed a National Certificate Course in Conscious Sedation.
What do you love about working at Holly Dental: Working with a dedicated, enthusiastic and competent team.
What do you like to do outside of work: Martial Arts, Iron Man Triathlon, Cinema.
Favourite food: Flapjack.
Favourite superhero: Wolverine Hero: Batman
Favourite film: Shawshank Redemption
GDC Registration Number: 150138
What do you like to do outside of work / hobbies: I regularly train with the army reserves at the weekend and play squash every week. Camping with the family and sailing when I can.
Favourite food: Fajitas in front of the TV with a beer.
Favourite superhero: Deadpool
Favourite film: Can't choose one film, recently I've been watching more box sets like Game of Thrones
GDC Registration Number: 156626
Born in Preston in 1986, Michelle started training as a dental nurse in 2002 and subsequently achieved her National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2004.
Michelle has worked with Andy since August 2007, during which time she has attended various different courses with him. As a result, Michelle has a great understanding of all the treatments Andy offers, and a superb knowledge of the most modern techniques and materials available. This helps Andy to work more efficiently, allowing him to concentrate more time with each patient, and deliver the highest standards of dental care available.
Over the past few years, Michelle had also achieved NVQs in both customer care and team leadership, helping her to deal with the running of the dental practice and ensuring each patient receives all the attention they require.
What do you love about working at Holly Dental: I feel very lucky to work with such talented dental professionals who care about providing the best for all of our patients. I love seeing transformations in patients, whether it be from a big smile makeover or seeing somebody overcome their fears of the dentist. Working within this team is so enjoyable, it’s like coming to work with your best friends!
What do you like to do outside of work: Spending time with my loved ones, especially my two dogs. Going to the gym. Afternoon naps.
Favourite food: A spicy curry. Roast dinner. Reeces.
Favourite superhero: Superman ????
Favourite film: Shaun of the Dead, Bridesmaids
GDC Registration Number: 175511
Nickname: Tasha, Tash
What do you love about working at Holly Dental: I love how friendly everybody is and how they have made me feel part of the team and a member of the Holly Dental family from the first day that I started.
What do you like to do outside of work: I enjoy spending time with my son, socialising with friends, cars and fine dining.
Favourite food: Chilli gets added into everything I eat! and Reeses.
Favourite superhero: Batman
Favourite film: I don’t really have one but if had to pick, it has to be anything Disney 😊
What do you love about working at Holly Dental: Since my first day I have been truly welcomed into the team and made part of the family. The team are so caring and professional in the work they do. I am so glad I decided to become a dental nurse and be trained by the amazing staff at this practice!
What do you like to do outside of work: Long dog walks, socialising and fine dining.
Favourite food: Chocolate (oops!)
Favourite superhero: Hulk.
What do you like to do outside of work: I like to spend time with my family/friends going out and having fun! I love to travel to see and experience all the different cultures this world has to offer. I also love ice skating.
Favourite food: Italian and Greek.
Favourite superhero: Iron Man ????
Favourite film: Mamma Mia