Our Team

Dr Dan Flynn BchD (Leeds) – Principal Dentist – GDC Number 229752

Dan has been a part of the team at Alderley Edge Dental since 2017, after returning from working in Western Australia alongside Lucy, his wife. Since graduating from Leeds University in 2012, Dan has undertaken multiple post graduate qualifications in both dental and facial aesthetics including Invisalign®Go short term orthodontics.

Dan has a special interest in all things facial. This started immediately after graduating, working along side consultant maxillofacial surgeons at Sunderland Royal Hospital. Since then Dan has undertaken extensive advance training in facial rejuvenation techniques including Botox and facial fillers. Over the years, he has gained valuable experience and developed his skills to achieve perfectly natural results.

Away from work, Dan is a keen golfer, loves all things cars and likes to spend time with his wife and family in sunny Portugal.

Dr Dan Flynn BchD (Leeds) – Principal Dentist

Dr Lucinda Simpson BchD Hons (Leeds) – Principal Dentist – GDC Number 244574

Lucinda has been treating Invisalign® patients at Alderley Edge Dental since 2019. She started her Invisalign career whilst working in Australia and has treated over 150 cases since. She is a platinum provider, ensuring the very best care for all of our patients. She has recently started a post graduate diploma in Clear Alinger Therapy and we wish her every success with this exciting venture.

Lucy & Dan are a husband and wife team. Together, they look forward to the ongoing success of Alderley Edge Dental. In their spare time they love visiting their family home in The Algarve, Portugal.

Dr Lucinda Simpson BchD Hons (Leeds) - Principal Dentist - GDC Number 244574

Dr Duncan Hannah BchD (Leeds) – Associate Dentist – GDC Number 68351

Along with his brother Alex, Duncan previously owned Alderley Edge Dental for over 10 years after taking over from their father. In this time they have developed a fantastic reputation locally for excellent quality dentistry. A reputation we are very proud of!

Duncan has a keen interest in complex restorative dentistry and also provides fixed short term orthodontics. He is also and educational supervisor for newly qualified dentists. Teaching and passing on his vast experience to a new generation of dentists.

In his spare time Duncan enjoys spending time in his garden with his wife and children.

Dr Duncan Hannah BchD (Leeds) - Associate Dentist - GDC Number  68351

Dr Julian Leiner BDS – Associate Dentist – GDC Number 252495

As well as general dentistry, Julian has an interest in implants, sedation, and treating anxious patients.

Julian focuses on building long term, trusting relationships with his patients along with helping them to improve their smiles and oral health.

Outside of work Julian likes to travel, spend time with his wife and friends as well as visiting his family in Germany.

Dr Julian Leiner BDS – Associate Dentist

Dr Shyam Patel BDS – Associate Dentist – GDC Number 258753

Shyam qualified from Manchester University, originally from London. He completed his foundation training in Bedfordshire before moving back to Manchester. He is currently undergoing a one year course in an Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry & Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry due to his particular interest in this field.

He is a trained provider of Invisalign and enjoys carrying out bleaching and bonding procedures integrated with short term orthodontics. Shyam also has an interest in implants.

Dr Shyam Patel BDS – Associate Dentist

Miss Samantha Gowrie BSc (Hons) – Dental Hygiene and Therapist – GDC Number 159422

Sam began her career in dentistry in 1998, firstly as a dental nurse at Manchester Dental Hospital and then qualifying from Portsmouth Dental Academy with a degree in Dental Hygiene and Therapy. Sam’s role is to help patients to maintain excellent oral health using a combination of hand and ultrasonic scalers plus a personalised daily oral hygiene plan!

She can also provide restorations, impressions and tooth whitening.

When not at work, Sam’s two young children keep her very busy! As a family they enjoy walking their dog around Quarry Bank National Trust Park.

Miss Samantha Gowrie BSc (Hons) – Dental Hygiene

Lisa Harrison – Practice Manager and Receptionist

Lisa has been with us for over 10 years and is our practice manager. You will always find her on the reception desk, helping and chatting to our patients. Lisa is our fantastic friendly face who reassures patients whilst they wait! She can help to explain procedures and is amazing are helping to entertain your kids!

Away from work Lisa loves spending time with her husband and two grown-up daughters. She has two gorgeous little Pomapoo dogs and loves walking with them in the countryside.

Lisa Harrison – Practice Manager and Receptionist

Ellie Van Spall – Head Dental Nurse – GDC Number 270372

Ellie has worked at Alderley Edge Dental for 5 years since qualifying as a dental nurse. Along with working in surgery, Ellie also has additional responsibilities ensuring we have all of the equipment and materials we need to keep our practice running smoothly. We are very proud of her organisational skills! Ellie has also undertaken further training allowing her to take and cast dental impressions.

In her spare time Ellie enjoys baking and taking her dog, Bruce, for long walks. Ellie has a passion for Manchester united and often goes to Old Trafford to support the reds with her Dad!

Ellie Van Spall – Head Dental Nurse

Kay Hopwood – Dental Nurse – GDC Number 142557

Kay has worked in the dental world for 39 years! She is a part time dental nurse here at Alderley Edge Dental and is happy to answer any of your dental questions. Kay has got to know a lot of our long standing, loyal patients throughout her career and is always the first to enjoy a catch up.

In her time away from work Kay loves walking Layla, her dog and visiting her daughter in York.

Kay Hopwood – Dental Nurse

Claire Russell – Dental Nurse – GDC Number 146673

Claire has been working with us as a dental nurse for 15 years. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially oral surgery and implant procedures. Claire is always available to give advice to any patient. She is great with kids and will put your family at ease with her friendly nature.

Away from work Claire loves to spend time with her family, doing fun things with her son and baby daughter.

Claire Russell- Dental Nurse - GDC Number 146673

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8 West Street, Alderley Edge, SK9 7EG

On street parking is available throughout the village. There is also a pay and display carpark directly across the road and Waitrose carpark is a minute stroll.


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