Paul Smith and Emma Smith

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.

Emily Beer

Dental Hygienist & Therapist
GDC No. 265681

Diploma in Dental Hygiene Royal College of Surgeons of England 2019

The Paul Smith Dental Care team

Left to right: Susan Lomas, Rachael Warriner and Jacqui Cope

Susan Lomas


Susan joined the team in September 2017 coming with experience from the Health Care Sector and Primary Education. In her spare time she loves to read and watch psychological dramas and takes a keen interest in people’s well-being. She loves to social with her family and friends and her dog ‘Sherlock’ gets her out walking in our local countryside. She has been known to occasionally throw some shapes on the dance floor too.

Rachael Warriner

Registered Dental Nurse
GDC No. 157023

Rachael is a qualified dental nurse and has over 13 years experience in this role. Rachael is outgoing and likes sport and will be working hard to keep you smiling!

Jacqui Cope

Lead Dental Nurse
GDC No. 162651

Jacqui qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1986 and has 32 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 mid May this year and is currently working Monday mornings. We hope she will enjoy being part of our team.