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 - GDC Number 229752

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 Alexander Hannah BchD (Leeds) – Associate Dentist – GDC Number 65860

Along with his brother Duncan, Alex previously owned Alderley Edge Dental for over 10 years., taking over from their father. In this time they have developed a reputation we are extremely proud of.

Alex has a keen interest in restorative dentistry, providing the highest standard of general dentistry to his loyal patients. He also places and restores implants using the latest techniques.

He is currently the Associate Dean for Dental Foundation Training in the East Midlands, overseeing the training of many young dentists.

In his time away from work Alex enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and young children. He also enjoys cycling in the Cheshire and Derbyshire countryside!

Dr Alexander Hannah BchD (Leeds) - Associate Dentist - GDC Number 65860

Dr Ellen Ward – Implant Dentist – GDC Number 153691

Dr Ellen Ward - Implant Dentist- GDC Number 153691

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 and Therapist - GDC Number 159422

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 - GDC Number 270372

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 - GDC Number 142557

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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Alderley Edge Dental

28th May 2020

To our patients,

Following an unexpected government announcement we are now able to open our doors from the 8th June 2020.

We would like to thank you all for your patience during this difficult time. We ask you if you could give us a few days to organise our staffing and appointment book.

We are now creating our own protocols and policies along with providing the appropriate post-COVID training to our staff. In conjunction with having the correct PPE, this will allow us to open safely.

The opening will be staged. We will work on a urgent and priority basis during Phase 1. Initially, we will be in contact with our patients who have experienced pain or infection during lockdown. Once further guidance is released on what we can / can not do, we will start to reschedule more routine appointments.

We will contact you to make an appointment and will be asking specific screening questions before attending the surgery. Please do not be offended and answer all questions as accurately as possible. This is to ensure the safety of our loyal staff and patients. Our appointment structure will be changed and may include waiting in your car until your appointment time, temperature checks upon arrival, hand washing upon arrival and pre-payment.

Once again we thank you for your patience and understanding. We have been working hard to ensure that Alderley Edge Dental will be a safe place for both staff and patients.We will be in contact once we are ready to arrange initial appointments.

With thanks and best wishes,

Dan, Lucy, Duncan, Alex, Sam, Lisa, Ellie, Kay & Claire.