The practice

Run by third generation dentist, Michael Chanoch, the Penn Hill Dental Practice offers the best in dental care in a warm and welcoming environment. Michael’s friendly team, consisting of a dental therapist, registered dental nurse and two receptionists is always approachable and happy to help. This professional and well qualified team of individuals continually update and further their knowledge through a programme of continuing professional development.

In safe hands

Michael graduated  in 1993 (in Witwatersrand, South Africa) with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and a BSc (Physiology), before completing 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 (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.

Will Gough qualified from Cardiff University and later completed his Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties through the Army. In fact, Will has joined the practice recently after leaving the Royal Dental Corps. During his tenure he was deployed in Kenya, went on operational tour to Afghanistan, treated serving soldiers in Germany, and was promoted through the ranks to Major. Besides being incredibly fit and involved in many sports and outdoor pursuits, Will is also actively involved in a charity project helping those in remotest India.

Oral hygiene

We believe that prevention is the key to maintaining oral health, and so we encourage all patients to visit either our Dental Hygienist, Fran Sutcliffe, or Dental Therapist, Kim Harvey who qualified from the University of Portsmouth with Honours. She is clinically very knowledgeable and has spent a large percentage of her time treating patients with implants. 

We are lucky to have Fran and Kim anchoring our Oral Hygiene programme – their comprehensive treatments and patient education form an important part of our dental service, as does the regular maintenance therapy which they also provide. Allied with regular check-ups, this should reduce the need for extensive restorative work.

Why choose us?

Confidence comes with understanding and the knowledge that you’re in expert hands. Our mission is to maintain and improve upon the excellent standards of care and treatment that we have a reputation for providing, in a friendly, trusted and relaxed environment.

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