N. Paul Smith BDS

Principal Dentist
GDC No. 57112

After qualifying from Liverpool University in 1982, Paul initially worked in Biddulph and Alsager. He joined our practice as an associate dentist in 1983, when we were known as West Park Dental Practice, and became Principal Dentist in 1990. He loves interacting with his patients and enjoys all aspects of dentistry. He has a special interest in minimally invasive, cosmetic restorations. In his spare time Paul can be found mountain biking around the beautiful Cheshire and Peak District area, rock climbing, mountaineering, walking and skiing. He still finds time to socialise with friends and family and sample various gins from his son’s distillery.

Emma Smith

Registered Dental Hygienist
GDC No. 5203

Emma has worked at the practice since she qualified from Manchester Dental Hospital in 1997.

When Emma is not hard at work keeping teeth and gums in great condition, she enjoys making the most of the great outdoors with Paul. They regularly take advantage of their proximity to the beautiful Peak District, where they enjoy mountain biking, walking and climbing, either as a couple or in the company of friends and family. As well as this Emma is taking up Salsa dancing so watch out if she starts practising her ‘Dile Que No’ with you.

Paul Smith and Emma Smith

The Paul Smith Dental Care team


Paulina Davidson


Paulina joined the practice in 2020. She is qualified (MSc) in Economics and Healthcare Management. She has worked in the dental and medical set up since 2014. Paulina understands patients’ treatments and concerns and will always provide excellent customer service. She particularly enjoys the variety and day to day interaction experienced when working on the front desk. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, walks in Macclesfield forest. On her lunch breaks
she runs to the nearby plant shop as she is one ‘Crazy Plant Lady’.

Jacqui Cope

Lead Dental Nurse
GDC No. 162651

Jacqui qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1986 and has 35 years of experience. She loves the outdoors, kayaking, cycling, hill-walking in the Lakes and is partial to a bit of Grasmere Gingerbread! She is a fantastic baker, and treated us all to mince pies at Christmas. In her spare time (what’s left of it) she can be found hauling bricks for her partner’s business. So I wouldn’t mess with her…Paul!

Claire Hodgkinson

Registered Dental Hygienist / Registered Dental Therapist
GDC No. 112832

Qualified in Liverpool in 2010
Claire joined the practice in May 2019 and works every Monday. Claire enjoys dental hygiene and being part of our valued team. Claire spends her time raising her young family, so does not get very much free time!

Jenni Kelly

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 128623

Jenni qualified as a dental nurse in 2005, giving her 19 years of experience.

Having spent this time working in Orthodontics, she is excited to take on a new challenge.

She is a busy mum to two young boys, which keeps her on her toes! When she’s not out playing football or bike riding with them, she’s helping her husband to cook up some BBQ on their smoker.

Pip Smith

Lead Dental Receptionist

Pip joins us as Lead Receptionist and has over 20 years of experience as a Dental Nurse and Receptionist! We hope she will be very happy in her role and enjoy working with us!