A refreshing approach to dentistry

At Holly Dental Practice, we are lucky to have an exceptional team of highly qualified, friendly dental professionals who are passionate about providing excellent dental care to our patients.

Holly Dental Practice was set up by our practice principal, Andy Holly, in 2012 with the aim of providing exceptional dental care to patients in Preston. Our practice ethos is based on the knowledge that each of our patients has different needs and it is our job to tailor our treatments to suit each one.

We are particularly well-known for our friendly and caring team who strive to give our patients the best possible treatments in a relaxed, stress-free environment. We all love coming to work at Holly Dental and we think this helps us create a welcoming atmosphere that keeps our patients coming back.

Read our practice standards

With a focus on preventive dentistry, our aim is to help our valued patients to achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums for life. Passionate about delivering excellence at every level of our modern dental practice, we take genuine pride in always ensuring our patients feel relaxed and comfortable whilst in our care, as well as happy and confident in every stage of their treatment with us.

State of the Art Technologies

From the use of high-quality materials that are at the forefront of advanced dentistry to state-of-the-art technologies (in the form of digital X-rays, intra-oral cameras and 3D scanners), at Holly Dental Practice in Preston we are able to provide the highest calibre of treatments and a truly informed personal service to our valued patients.

Clean and Safe Environment

As set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) we follow strict infection control guidelines to ensure our patients receive dental care in a continuously safe and clean environment.

Patient Confidentiality

Patient confidentiality is of upmost importance here at Holly Dental Practice and it is central to the relationship of trust between us and our patients. We are a Registered UK Health Centre, and we comply with the 1998 Data Protection Act, our Data Controller is the practice manager Shar Weil.

Meet the Holly Dental Team!

With a dedication to dentistry of the highest standard, at Holly Dental Practice we are proud of the depth of skills and experience within our team. Our dedicated team all love coming to work at Holly Dental as we work together to provide our patients with the best possible care.

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Dr Andrew Holly

Principal Dentist

Qualifications: BDS, Dip Cos Rest Dent
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

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Dr Jonathan Kennair

Implant Dentist and Oral Surgeon

Qualifications: BDS(Ncl), MFDS RCS(Ed), MJDF RCS(Eng), MSc OMFS(Manc), FFDRCSI (OSOM), Dip Imp Dent RCS(Ed)
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

Peter Wright

Peter Wright

Dentist

Qualifications: BDS (Newcastle 2008) MJDF RCS (Eng)
GDC Registration Number: 150138

Nickname: Meerkat

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

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Joanne Riding

Dental Therapist

Qualifications: Combined Diploma in Dental Therapy & Hygiene Liverpool 2009
GDC Registration Number: 141998

What do you love about working at Holly Dental: Working with a fab team who are all as equally passionate about their jobs and providing the best service we can. Working at Holly Dental doesn’t feel like a chore at all.

What do you like to do outside of work: Spend time with my three nephews, reading, drinking G&T (minus the G at the moment).

Favourite food: Mash! Hot, buttery Mash! Ooh and toast.

Favourite superhero: Super Gran

Favourite film: Titanic – even after 17 times!

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Louise Herbert

Hygienist

Qualifications: Dip Dent Hygiene Ncle 2002
GDC Registration Number: 6156

What do you love about working at Holly Dental: The team, how we work together to achieve the best and everyone is there for each other.

What do you like to do outside of work: Baking, spending time with my family, the gym.

Favourite food: Indian food.

Favourite superhero: I don’t have a superhero, but my Dad will always be my hero.

Favourite film: Love Actually.

Shar at Holly Dental

Shar Weil

Practice Manager

Qualifications: CMS Level 5 in Management Studies, CMI Level 5 in Managing Skills and Self-Development

What do you love about working at Holly Dental: I have the pleasure of working with the best team ever in a fun friendly caring environment all with the common goal of providing the highest quality dental care to all our patients. Everyone works together like one big family… staff and patients included.

What do you like to do outside of work: Weight lifting, long walks with my dog, spending time with family and friends, dancing, learning new things and going on adventures.

Favourite food: Cake, Dark Chocolate, Japanese/Sushi, Thai, The Trifecta: Cheese, Cured Meat, Red Wine.

Favourite superhero: Wonder Woman.

Favourite film: Don’t have a favourite… anything funny, action packed or thought provoking.

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Michelle Smith

Head Dental Nurse

Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 Dental Nursing
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

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Charlotte Abbott

Dental Nurse

Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 Dental Nursing, Cert in Oral Health & Fluoride Application, Cert in Dental IV Conscious Sedation
GDC Registration Number: 229659

What do you love about working at Holly Dental: We always have a laugh with each other and the patients. Holly Dental is like having a second family 🙂

What do you like to do outside of work: Going to the gym, spending time with my hubby and my dog. Catching up with friends and family.

Favourite food: Anything spicy, curries and Nandos.

Favourite superhero: Iron Man – I like the actor!

Favourite film: I like all sort of films but nothing scary.

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Elysia Wright

Dental Nurse

Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 Dental Nursing

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.

Simmi at Holly Dental

Simran Singh

Trainee Dental Nurse

What do you love about working at Holly Dental: The thing I love most is how supporting, dedicated and passionate the Holly Dental family are. I love that every day we get to laugh and smile. It makes the practice a comfortable and friendly atmosphere to work in.

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

Take a tour of our spectacular practice

When our Lancashire-born-and-bred dentist Dr Andrew Holly first set eyes on this exceptionally beautiful Victorian building in the middle of a leafy, peaceful private road, he knew it would make an outstanding venue for the dental practice of his dreams.

His dream finally came true in 2012 when he founded Holly Dental Practice here in Moor Park Avenue, offering the people of Preston and the wider area high-quality, friendly dentistry in spectacular surroundings.

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