Our Team

Our Dentists

Dentist Robert Handly

Robert Handley

GDC No 66089

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 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 teethRob 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.

Dentist Kieran McAuliffe

Kieran McAuliffe

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.

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Liam Wilson

GDC No 252928

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
teeth. 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.

Dentist Gary Zolty

Oliver Hinton

GDC no. 244904

Oliver graduate from Newcastle University Dental School. He joined the Royal Air Force whilst at University and completed his Officer Training at RAF College Cranwell winning the award for Cadet’s Cadet. 

His areas of special interest include management of worn teeth, root canal treatment and the management of gum disease. Dr. Hinton also offers Invisalign aligner and fixed brace treatments as well as sleeping devices for snoring and hard splints for grinding. 

Dentist Gary Zolty

Gary Zolty

GDC No 78957

Gary Zolty graduated in 1991 from the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) and has limited his clinical dental practice to Endodontics (root canal treatment) setting up and running a private referral endodontic practice since 1998, he joined Abbey in 2019.
Gary has completed a Masters of Science (MSc) degree (Endodontics) and also an advanced postgraduate technique course in Endodontics in the University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, as well as a Higher Diploma in Endodontics at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and achieved cum laude.

Our Dental Nurses

Dental nurse Susan Lea

Susan Lea

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.

Dental nurse Patricia Rowe

Patricia Rowe

GDC No 125154

Patricia is from South Manchester and has been a qualified dental nurse for over 30 years. Trish has been nursing for us for over 17 years. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family and friends.

Dental Nurse Marie Williams

Marie Williams

GDC No 123635

Marie has been a dental nurse for over 29 years and joined our practice in 2013. In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children.

Dental nurse Jacqui Vero

Jacqui Vero

GDC No 121116

Jacqui has been dental nursing for over 20 years and has been at Abbey since 2019. In her spare time she enjoys walking, reading and spending time with her husband and family.

Dental nurse Jacqui Vero

Georgia Wiseman

GDC no 291658

Georgia is our newest member of the team, she is a newly qualified Dental nurse with over 2 years experience. She has settled into the practice and become an asset to the team, In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her new little puppy.

Dental nurse Jacqui Vero

Katie Birkenhead

GDC no 174632

Welcome back, Katie! Katie originally joined our team after leaving school in 2005. She took a few years off to dedicate her time to her young family. We are now delighted to welcome Katie back to the practice.

Our Hygienist/Therapist Team

Our Reception Team

Dental Hygienist Paula Fielding

Paula Fielding

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.

Dental Hygienist Jess Walklate

Jess Walklate

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 the prevention of dental disease she believes that good dental care is essential to overall health.

Natalie Anderson

Natalie Anderson

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Nat is a valued member of our reception team, out of work she likes to spend time with her family, reading and gardening.

Dental Receptionist Julia Cogden

Julia Cogden

Julia has been receptionist at Abbey Dental Practice since 2010. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.

Our Hygienist/Therapist Team

Dental Hygienist Paula Fielding

Paula Fielding

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.

Dental Hygienist Jess Walklate

Jess Walklate

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 the prevention of dental disease she believes that good dental care is essential to overall health.

Our Reception Team

Natalie Anderson

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.

Julia Cogden

Julia has been receptionist at Abbey Dental Practice for past 12 years, In her spare time she enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.

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Our Patients

Say About Us

I used to suffer anxiety when visiting the dentist due to a bad experience years ago, this resulted in me not going for years! Abbey dental have changed all that for me, I no longer stress or worry about going and their treatment is second to none. They have given me the confidence again and have not judged me or looked down at me. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
As soon as you walk in to Abbey Dental Practice you are welcomed with a friendly face. Rob and his team are friendly, professional, but above all they put you at ease. I have never had a fear of the dentist, but Abbey Dental Practice is the most customer friendly dentist I have ever been registered with. Would highly recommend without hesitation.
As someone who has been afraid of going to the dentist for many years, I was fortunate to go to Abbey Dental Practice. Everyone there is so helpful and friendly and Robert Handley is so calming and reassuring, I finally lost the fear. After some years due to gum recession I was advised implants were an option. After some thought I decided to go ahead and it was the best decision I could have made as I have no trouble eating at all.
I travelled over two hours for my appointment this morning, normally takes an hour, got stuck in heavy traffic. My family and friends ask me why haven't I changed dentist since moving to North Wales. My answer is simple......."I trust them"
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