Dr Richard Brookshaw

BDS MMedSci (oral surgery) MPhil (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) DipImpDent RCS Ed

Clinical Director. Dental Implant Lead

GDC: 72150

Richard Brookshaw is a peripatetic surgeon who exclusively practices all aspects of implant dentistry, including hard and soft tissue augmentation, sinus grafting and immediate loading. Richard is both nationally and internationally respected as a lecturer and was one of the first five implant dentists in the country to be awarded the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (DipImpDent RCS Ed). He is also one of the few advanced zygomatic implant surgeons worldwide, implementing a specifically adapted protocol developed with his team.

Please visit www.rbimplants.com for more information on Richard and his treatments.

Rahim Kanji

BDS MSc (Dist) Dental Implantology

Dental Implant Lead

GDC: 103150

Since graduating from Manchester University in 2006, Rahim has developed extensive experience with both aesthetic and restorative dentistry whilst pursuing his personal interest in dental implants. Rahim now focuses within the field of dental implants and places dental implants across multiple practices around the North West.

His work is typified by an exceptional level of professionalism, which extends to a strong focus on continued professional development and keeping up to date with the latest advances and techniques. He has taken this to a new level with his work in lecturing and mentoring dentists new to the field.

Using the latest technology Rahim is able to use digital work flow when treatment planning for his implant placement which makes it much more efficient when communicating with referring dentists. This also enhances the patient’s understanding and also allows for complete precision/accuracy of the treatment.

Rahim’s attitude to patient care is very simple, “I believe in treating my patients in the way I would wish to be treated myself. This might sound obvious, but when helping a patient making an important decision, it’s important to me personally that they understand every aspect of their proposed treatment. This way I can be sure they have complete confidence in their treatment decision and my skills as a dentist experienced in implants.

Dr Sophie Parker

BDS MSc (Endo)

Diamond Invisalign Provider and General Dentist

GDC: 83348

Having graduated from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 2004 with a Distinction in Restorative Dentistry and a Merit in Child Dental Health, Sophie went on to further her skills and knowledge with postgraduate courses and qualifications. This included completing a Masters Degree in Endodontics (root canals) with a Merit, finishing the CADE one year Implant Course, and the Michael Wise year Restorative Course and Study Groups.

A Full member of the BACD (The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry), Sophie regularly attends training courses around the world, ensuring her knowledge is at the forefront of modern dentistry.

Sophie also has extensive experience with many short term orthodontic treatments (cosmetic braces) such as Six Month Smiles, Fast Braces, the Inman aligner and Lingual braces.

As a Diamond Invisalign provider, Sophie has over 15 years experience in Invisalign Invisible Braces.

Sophie is a validated provider of facial rejuvenation treatments such as wrinkle reducing treatments and Fillers. This validation award is from Allergan, in order to recognise highest standards of training. She is also trained to use Dermapen, the amazing skin rejuvenation treatment.

Please visit www.sophieparkerdental.com for more information on Sophie and her treatments.

Dr Jonny Crockett


Dental Implant and Cosmetic Team

GDC: 211149

Jonny is originally from Northern Ireland and studied Dentistry at the University of Leeds, graduating in 2011.

His interests lie in restorative and implant dentistry, as well as providing general dentistry for all the family.

Believing in continued professional development, Jonny is close to completing a Post graduate diploma in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry with the highly respected Dr Monik Vasant in London.

He started his implant training in USA in 2014 at the University of Washington, USA and then completed the year long CADE Dental Implant course in 2016 with Dr Richard Brookshaw, who has been mentoring Jonny with implant surgery since then.

Jonny likes to embrace the latest technology in dentistry, to create healthy and long lasting smiles for his patients whether it be whitening, composite bonding, crowns, veneers, bridges, or dental implants. He enjoys using dental photography as part of his daily practice to educate patients and help with planning treatments.

He is an extremely caring dentist and takes enormous pride in his work.

Away from teeth, Jonny enjoys a busy home life with his wife and 3 young children, Henry, Rose and Sienna. He is a big sports fan, mainly playing golf, but still plays 5 a side football, rugby, and cricket when he gets a chance.

Dr Hannah McKinnon


Oral Surgery Lead

GDC: 85526

Dr Hannah McKinnon graduated as a Dental Surgeon (BDS) from Birmingham University. She has worked in both general dental practice and hospital based surgical dentistry since qualification.

Hannah has a special interest in oral surgery (MOS) and sedation (use of medicines to safely relax and calm patients for a dental procedure). Her career has been focussed on training and experience in this field.

After qualification in 2005, Hannah remained in the Midlands to train as junior surgical doctor at University Hospital Birmingham. She then became a permanent member of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team.

Hannah has worked alongside leading OMFS consultants in the care military trauma and head and neck cancer patients while running her own oral surgery list. She also mentored newly qualified dentists and doctors in the use of sedation; being part of the clinical team, to set up the first sedation referral service at UHB.

During this time, Hannah completed her MFDS qualification to become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.
She also completed post graduate training in Dental Sedation and Pain Management from University of Central London. The training was both theory-based and practical, under the supervision of experienced medical anaesthetists.

In 2013, Hannah returned to her home in Cheshire and continued MOS work in various localities including St. Helens, Chester and Warrington.
Dr Hannah McKinnon now runs private referral based oral surgery clinics in Chester from Guilden Sutton Dental Practice, of which she became partner in 2016.

The remainder of her week is as a Specialty Dentist in Oral Surgery at Liverpool Dental Hospital and Bridgwater NHS Trust and providing oral surgery/sedation for local practices in Cheshire.

Hannah will be at Hale Dental to complete oral surgery treatment.

  • Removal of complicated teeth – including failednextractions/retained roots/complex anatomy
  • Surgical removal of impacted teeth- third molars
  • Provision of IV sedation (midazolam) for anxiety or ease of surgical treatment.

Nina Ainsworth

Dip.D.H. Hygienist


GDC: 4991

Nina qualified as a dental hygienist from Manchester University Dental Hospital in 1995 and has worked for the last 15 years in a wide range of dental practices including NHS, private and specialist fields.

Working alongside general practitioners, holistic dental practitioners, orthodontists, oral surgeons, endodontists, implantologists and primarily, periodontists, she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience establishing a reputation for excellence in dental disease prevention, but especially in the treatment and management of all types of periodontal disease and peri-implantitis.

Since qualification Nina has constantly updated her skills and likes to keep abreast with new advances and techniques as they become available. Amongst other things, she has had training and has gained experience in the use of Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy (a P.D.T.) with the Helbo laser, periodontal endoscopy, subgingival bacterial sampling and periodontal ozone therapy.

Nina is, however, acutely aware that her clinical skills alone, are not sufficient to resolve the patients periodontal problems, and that the patients abilities in thorough plaque removal at home are paramount to the success of her treatment. Over the years she has seen countless patients who feel as though they are fighting a losing battle with their periodontal health despite their continued efforts, and who are now beginning to lose hope. Her abilities in being able to devise an easy and yet effective home care routine tailored individually to each patient, enables them to go home with not only the necessary information and ‘tools’ for the job, but also a renewed optimism about their periodontal health and a fervent passion to get started in making a real difference themselves.

Both the combination of Nina’s clinical skills and her ability to enthuse and motivate patients results in an excellent improvement in her patients’ periodontal health.

Nina is an active member of both the B.S.D.H.T and the B.S.P.

Sarah Towns

Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Dental Therapy

Dental Therapist

GDC: 216078

Sarah graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2015 with a dual qualification in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. She currently works in 3 private dental practices across Cheshire where she undertakes restorative and cosmetic dentistry and dental hygiene treatment. Sarah is passionate about her work and enjoys keeping up to date with the latest research and practical courses.

Sarah’s special interest is in periodontal care and implant maintenance, where she enjoys providing support to patients throughout their dental treatment and helping them to achieve and maintain their dental and implant health.

Sarah’s passionate about working closely with our cosmetic dentists. Sarah also carries out teeth whitening and restorative dentistry such as composite fillings.

Sarah prides herself on having a positive, kind and caring approach towards all her patients, and cares for a lot of patients with anxiety and dental phobias. Her personal interests are in fitness, general health and well being, and she incorporates this healthy lifestyle mindset when treating and supporting her patients at Hale dental.

Diane Hunter

Dip Dental Hygiene; Dip Dental Therapy; FAETC

Dental Hygienist

GDC: 5205

Diane qualified from Manchester Dental Hospital in 1997. She has taught dental hygienists and therapists and examines for the Royal College of Surgeons England. She is committed to lifelong learning and is continuing studies with Kent University in Mentoring and Coaching.

Clinical work has been her passion and she values being able to support patients to improve their dental health. Key skills of listening to patients’ concerns and developing a home regime that will be effective is paramount. Diane has worked alongside specialist periodontists and implantologists and continues to update her skills and knowledge in this field.

Outside of work Diane is a bee keeper and a musician and likes to enjoy the outdoors.

Diane is an active member of BSDHT and BSP

Maria McNally

Orthodontic Lead

GDC: 71160

Maria studied dentistry at the University of London and qualified in 1995. She joined Bamford Dental Practice in April 2016 and is an Honorary Consultant and Specialist in Orthodontics who became a Practice Principal the following year.

Maria completed her specialist and consultant training in Birmingham, winning National and European awards along the way.
She has won the Aesthetic Dentistry Award for the best interdisciplinary case on 3 occasions (2014,2015 and 2018).

Maria enjoys treating children and adults and provides a full range of treatment options, including aesthetic braces such as Invisalign, Invisalign teen and Invisalign first for younger patients. This is in addition to the more conventional ceramic and metal brackets. Maria is an Orthodontic Therapy Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Maria lectures and trains orthodontists to become specialists and consultants. As well as having an interest aligner treatments Maria is also interested in the treatment of complex interdisciplinary cases and enjoys liaising with colleagues to treat the most complex of cases.

Maria is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, and regularly attends lectures to keep up to date.

When not working, Maria enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, running, yoga, and watching her kids play lacrosse.

Dr Georgina Brookshaw

Orthodontic Team

Initially after qualifying from Sheffield dental school in 2000, Georgina spent 2 years in general practice gaining further training the management of the more anxious patient and sedation. The next 7 years involved a gradual transition from general dentistry to solely orthodontics. Since 2009 Georgina has worked exclusively in a dedicated orthodontic practice in Crewe which she compliments with our orthodontic clinical assistant post at Hale Dental.

Nicky Corless

Treatment Coordinator
Dental Implant Team

Danielle Cornelia

Lead Dental Nurse
Radiography Lead

Megan Hart

Treatment Coordinator
Cosmetic Dental Team

Jessyca Winstanley

Dental Nurse

Cody Marland

Dental Nurse

Emily Coffey

Trainee Dental Nurse

Nicola Culley

Practice Manager

Louise Whiteside

Lead Implant Coordinator

Bernadette Robinson

Lead Receptionist

Hayley Wolff