Celebrating Over 25 Years


A warm, welcoming atmosphere


Modern hygienic environment


Meet the Team

Nicky Owen Dentist

Nicola Owen

Principal Dentist

B.D.S. (VU Manc) GDC Reg 60478

Hello my name is Nicola, I qualified from Manchester Dental Hospital in 1985 and keep wondering where has the time gone?! I worked in and around Manchester in a few practices before setting up The Dental Health Centre in 1990. It seems like yesterday! We have quickly grown to a popular 4 surgery practice in the centre of Didsbury village.

I have always enjoyed doing a full range of treatments and over the last 10 years I’ve particularly enjoyed working with nervous patients. I did a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and use my skills to provide a unique and successful approach for treating phobic patients. I regularly attend training courses to improve my skills and keep up to date with advances in technology in all areas of dentistry.

I have handpicked my team and together we provide a professional and friendly working environment and I have always worked hard to maintain a sense of team work within the practice.

When I’m not with my kids (actually they are now young men!), I love to be away from the city walking with my dog. I love photography and eating out with friends. I am a committed Christian and this has always been central to my work and my home life.

Dominic Pett

Associate Dentist

B.D.S. (VU Sheff) MFDS, RCS (Edin) GDC Reg 77786

Hi I’m Dominic. I describe myself as an old hand at the Dental Health Centre having been here since 2005 and I love working here!

I settled in the North-West having qualified at Sheffield Dental Hospital in 2000, going on to complete my Royal College of surgeons exams in 2002. I developed my experience across the full range of specialties including Oral Surgery at Preston Royal and Restorative Dentistry at Manchester Dental Hospital and in Nottinghamshire, along with Community Paediatric Dentistry in East Manchester.
Early on in my career I took a 6 month sabbatical promoting HIV and AIDS awareness in West Africa.

All that was before joining the Dental Health Centre where I put into practice everything that that I have learnt and enjoy further learning through the Post Graduate courses that I continue to attend.

I enjoy all aspects of dentistry including Cosmetic Dentistry, transforming smiles, where I now also offer Orthodontic Inman Aligners to straighten teeth. I also work alongside Nicola in offering special care for nervous patients which I find particularly rewarding helping anxious patients overcome their fear of dental treatment.

Outside of dentistry it’s the wider world that captivates me. Through photography, reading and travel I can enjoy my past experiences and plan future adventures.

Sunil Panchmatia

Dr Sunil K Panchmatia

Associate Dentist

BDS, MFGDP(UK), DPDS, Dip Rest Dentistry RCS England, FFGDP(UK)

Hello, I’m Sunil but because of my long surname – Panchmatia, most people call me Dr P.

After many years running my own practice in Denton, (almost 28 in total), having sold it now, I am delighted to join the Dental Health Centre as an associate.

I have many years experience in general dentistry and have also been involved in the education and training of dentists and dental care professionals both in practice and in various institutions for some time.

I was a tutor for 8 years for the MJDF qualification, appointed by the North West division of the FGDP, and I currently lead a study group in the North West for dentists wishing to take the Fellowship of the faculty of General Dental Practice, Royal College of Surgeons-England.

In addition to general dentistry I have an interest in Restorative Dentistry and I enjoy restoring dental Implants, which are becoming increasingly popular.
I have for many years successfully managed dental phobic patients, which I find very rewarding.

When I’m not working, I enjoy travelling and spending time with my family.

I already feel very much at home at the Dental Health Centre here in Didsbury as Nicola shares the same ethos of patient care and excellence in dentistry.

Emilie Abraham

Emilie Abraham

Specialist in Prosthodontics

BDS Hons MFDS RCSEd, MClinDent Prot M Prost RCSEd

Hi, I’m Emilie. I’m the most recent addition to the Dental Health Centre and have already settled in nicely alongside the rest of our fabulous team.

Before embarking on my journey to the North-West, I first ventured from Surrey up North to Sheffield, where I passed my Undergraduate degree in 2012 with Honours. Following this, I have completed my core training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at York Teaching Hospital and most recently qualified as a Specialist in Prosthodontics, with a distinction in my Master’s degree and specialist training at Queen Mary University London in 2017.

These qualifications mean not only do I provide a full general dental service, but I can also utilise my specialist knowledge and experience for patient’s requiring replacement of missing teeth with implants, management of tooth wear and jaw pain. Where necessary I can work in conjunction with Nicola providing holistic care for anxious patients. Ensuring patients feel comfortable and well informed is essential to me, so rest assured I’ll be happy to talk you through how I can help.

When the dental tools are laid to rest, I enjoy dipping my toes into song writing and watching live music with friends. Travelling the world keeps me creative, especially when it comes to the kitchen. I am on a mission to eat my way around the world, one dish at a time!

Stella Margaret Woodward

Stella Margaret Woodward

Dental Hygienist

RDH RDT BSc Oral Health Science Manchester 2005

My name is Stella and I have worked in the dental profession since 1998 firstly as a dental nurse then a dental hygienist therapist since 2005. I have a keen interest in the treatment and management of periodontal disease (gum disease) helping my patients to achieve and maintain a healthy mouth.

I also enjoy the restorative aspect of my job and particularly enjoy working with children and nervous patients, helping them build their confidence in the dental surgery.

I am a member of various professional bodies and I regularly attend lectures, seminars and workshops to keep my clinical skills and knowledge up to date.

In my spare time I am a fitness enthusiast, enjoying weight lifting, running and yoga and I am member of a crossfit gym. I enjoy travelling and have an interest in diet and nutrition, I like to read up on a subject and attend courses whenever I can.