Our Team

Our Dentists

  • GDC No. 66089

    Abbey Dental Practice was founded by Robert Handley BDS.

    Robert Handley BDS


After 10 years working in various practices in the North West, Robert wanted the challenge of setting up a practice utilising the best ideas and techniques that he had acquired. In 2001 he set up Abbey Dental Practice.

Robert Handley Practice Principle BDS

– GDC No. 66089

Robert has always been thoroughly committed to postgraduate education and has studied with many senior dental practitioners. He particularly enjoys providing dental care for the whole family but has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and the use of dental implants to replace missing teeth.

Surgery Times
Monday 1:40pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday 8:40am – 5:30pm
Thursday 9am – 5:30pm
Friday 9am – 4pm

Rob is a highly qualified practitioner, who is keen on creating a welcoming, safe family environment for all his patients. Rob lives locally and has 2 children Rebecca and Matthew.


Surgery Times
Monday 9am – 1pm
Tuesday 9am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 9am – 5:30pm
Thursday 9am – 7pm
Alternate Saturday mornings

Kieran McAuliffe – Dentist

– GDC No.100210

Kieran graduated in 2005 with honours from Trinity College, Dublin and has worked both in the NHS and private dentistry since graduation.

Kieran is particularly interested in conservative, non-invasive dentistry.

He continues to keep his knowledge up to date by attending regular training.

  • GDC No. 100210

    Kieran McAuliffe


  • GDC No. 100211

    Liam Wilson

Liam Wilson – Dentist

– GDC No.100211

Liam graduated from the University of Manchester in 2014 and has worked all over Manchester in both
NHS and private practice. Liam has a keen interest in white fillings and other cosmetic treatments such
as tooth whitening. He greatly enjoys providing orthodontic treatment to help patients gain straighter

In addition Liam has gained experience in facial aesthetics to help improve the appearance of fine lines
and wrinkles.

Away from work Liam is a keen football fan and a passionate supporter of Liverpool Football Club.

Surgery Times
Monday Tue – 9am – 5.30pm
Tuesday Thursady – 9am – 7pm
ThursdayFriday – 9am – 4pm
Friday Alternate Saturday morning



  • GDC No.175126

    Jessica qualified from Manchester School for dental care professionals with a diploma in dental hygiene & therapy. A therapy qualification means that Jessica is trained to carry out routine care such as fillings as well as take impressions and x-rays. Interested in prevention of dental disease she believes that good dental care is essential to overall health. 

    Hygienist/Therapist Jess
  • GDC No.2975

    Paula focuses on techniques in oral hygiene. She has many years experience as a hygienist and helps our patients achieve a high standard of dental health. Regular treatment with a hygienist can help stop disease and maintain healthy tissues in the mouth.

    Hygienist Paula

What is a Hygienist? Our Hygienists can help and advise you on all aspects of your continuing oral health. A visit to the Hygienist can help prevent gum problems and reduce the need for treatment.

Dental Nurses

  • GDC No. 133135

    Kath has been a dental nurse for over 25 years, working with Rob Handley for 15 of the years. Most of her spare time is taken up  looking after her young grandchildren.

    Kath Moore
  • GDC No.133361

    Susan started dental nursing in 1993 and has been at Abbey Dental Practice since 2006, has two children, loves spending time with them and family.

    Susan Lea

  • GDC No. 125154

    Patricia Rowe is from South Manchester and has been a qualified dental nurse for over 20 years. Trish lives on Kingsmead and has worked with us for 10 years.

    Patricia Rowe
  • GDC No.123635

    Marie has been a dental nurse for over 23 years and joined our practice in 2013. In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children.

    Marie Williams

Our team of highly experienced dental nurses will make sure that the you are relaxed and comfortable at all times and support the dentists in all aspects of patient care.

Reception Team

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Happy to Help

Happy to help you with any information you may need about the practice.

Julia (right) has been a dental receptionist for 15 years, she has been the friendly voice at the end of the phone at Abbey Dental Practice for past 5 years. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.

Tina (left) has been at Abbey Dental Practice since March 2002.
In her spare time Tina enjoys walking and travelling.

Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best contemporary dental care. We keep up to date with the latest modern techniques and technology to help ensure your teeth remain healthy.

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