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Penn Hill Dental

Run by Michael Chanoch, a third-generation dentist, the Penn Hill Dental Practice offers best-in-class dental care in a warm and welcoming environment. Our friendly, professional and well-qualified team is always approachable and happy to help.

You can rest assured that you’re in safe, experienced hands at Penn Hill Dental Practice. Our mission is to maintain and exceed our excellent standards of care and treatment that we have a reputation for providing, in a friendly, trusted and relaxed environment.

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Dr Michael Chanoch graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and a BSc in Physiology, before completing his post-graduate courses in Paedodontics (child dentistry), Physiology, and Anxiety Management of the Anxious or Phobic Patient. He has practised in the UK since 1997, and was a part-time Clinical Tutor at Bristol University Dental Hospital in the Adult Restorative Department, before moving to Poole.

Michael has acquired a broad range of dental experience and skills, with much experience in minimally invasive dentistry (cosmetic and routine), root canal treatment, and adult orthodontics. His caring and empathetic manner makes him very good with anxious patients and children.

Prevention is the key to excellent oral health.

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Dr Michael Chanoch

Principal Dentist

Michael is a highly skilled and compassionate dentist who has gained a reputation for his empathetic and calm approach. He understands that going to the dentist can be a daunting experience for some patients, which is why he takes the time to put them at ease.

Michael graduated from the Witwatersrand University in South Africa and relocated to the UK in 1997. He has since gained a wealth of experience in dentistry, including working as a clinical tutor at Bristol University Dental Hospital. He is committed to providing exceptional dental care at Penn Hill Dental since 2010 .

One of Michael’s core principles is minimally invasive dentistry. He strives to preserve his patients’ natural teeth for as long as possible by avoiding destructive treatments. He also places great importance on preventive care, taking the time to get to know his patients and tailoring oral health education to their individual needs.

Michael’s special interest lies in Endodontics, he enjoys performing Root Canal Treatments with the help of an operating microscope. He is passionate about staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry and continually improving his skills.

When Michael is not caring for his patients, he enjoys spending time with his two daughters. He finds energy in music, musicals, and long cycles in the beautiful coastal area of Dorset. Michael’s dedication to his patients and passion for his work make him a highly respected member of the dental community.


Balaji Reguna

Dental Associate

Balaji qualified in 1998 from Annamalai University, India and I moved to the UK in 2006. He has worked in both NHS and Private practices in Scotland and England. Dr Reguna is currently reading an MSc in Endodontics at the University of Plymouth as well as having a special interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry. Balaji loves catering to the dental needs of people from all walks of life and strongly believes in treating patients like he would like to be treated by dentist. Balaji’s calm and methodical approach brings an element of serenity.


Georgia Ludwig

Dental Hygienist

Georgia qualified from the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital in 2020. She approaches treatment in a caring and gentle manner and pays particular attention to oral health education. Outside of work she enjoys running, cooking and travelling the world when she can! Georgia is currently being kept busy with renovating her house and planning her wedding.


Anna Macejovska

Practice Manager

Anna qualified as a dental nurse in 2017 and re-joined Hill Dental in 2021 as a practice manager. She is committed to providing the best dental care to patients.  With the Business and International Studies background, Anna can navigate through complex tasks and always puts patients’ interest first.

Anna loves art, music and a four-legged buddy Buddy.


Abbie-Louise Mason

Lead Dental Nurse

Abbie has over 11 years of experience working in dentistry, in that time she has gained a wealth of knowledge. She joined the team at Penn Hill Dental in 2019, where she soon became Head Nurse.

Abbie particularly enjoys cosmetic dentistry and making anxious patients feel at ease.

Out of work, Abbie likes going to the gym, long beach walks with her dog Mylo, and attending live music events.


Parris Pinner

Dental Nurse

Parris has been a dental nurse for just over 5 years, during this time she has explored additional roles such as 3D scanning, skin care and chemical peels. She joined Penn Hill in June 22 and has since been assigned the role of enthusiasm practitioner. Outside of work, she enjoys keeping active, learning new words, going on adventures and thrill seeking.


Nikki Foster

Dental Receptionist

Nikki entered the world of dentistry at the age of 17 and since has been continuously broadening her knowledge. Nikki is passionate about her job and excels at making a positive contribution to the patient experience. During her free time, Nikki enjoys visiting theme parks, walking her dogs and caravanning.


Abbie-Louise Mason

Head Nurse

Abbie is friendly, considerate and welcoming. As our Head Nurse, she assists in many dental procedures at Penn Hill. Abbie has over a decade of experience, so you can be sure you’re in safe hands with her.


Nikki Foster

Dental Receptionist

Nikki entered the world of dentistry at the age of 17 and since has been continuously broadening her knowledge. Nikki is passionate about her job and excels at making a positive contribution to the patient experience. During her free time, Nikki enjoys visiting theme parks, walking her dogs and caravanning.



I honestly cannot put into words how grateful I am to have found Dr Chanoch. He is, without doubt, one of the most patient, empathetic and gentle dentists I’ve ever met. Always explaining what he’s doing and going out of his way to make me feel relaxed and comfortable. Thank you Dr Chanoch, Abby, Caroline and the rest of your team.


All medical practices should be this way! I hope many others all over follow suit. Practitioners like you make medicine & healing a much better place.


Such a lovely surgery. Was welcomed into a warm and friendly atmosphere and everyone was very attentive. Dr Chanoch was kind and a very professional dentist. The surgery was beautifully clean and overlooking a lovely garden which made it feel more relaxed.


When I had dental problems the dentist actually gave me his private mobile number to contact him out of hours. Penn Hill Dental Practice has been caring, courteous and a wholly positive experience.

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Penn Hill Dental, 77 Penn Hill Avenue, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9LY
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