Meet our team

Hannah McKinnon


BDS (B’ham) GDC 88526

Hannah qualified in 2005 from Birmingham University.
She then completed further training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at University Hospital Birmingham, completing her MFDS qualification in 2009 and certificate in Dental Sedation at UCL in 2011.
Hannah also spent time teaching and supervising post graduate dentists in Basic Surgical Skills.
In 2013, she returned back to her home in Cheshire to continue as an Oral Surgeon in the Mersey Deanery.
Throughout her career, Hannah has concurrently worked in General Dental Practice. She has undertaken further training Aesthetic Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics.
Together with Heather Ryves, Hannah took over Guilden Sutton Dental Practice in 2016.
Out of dentistry, Hannah has two children and a dog which take up most of her free time! She enjoys a healthy lifestyle of keeping fit, reading, cooking and she plays the piano.

Heather Ryves


BDS (Liverpool) GDC 78034

Heather Ryves graduated from Liverpool University in 2000.
After 3 years in North Wales and a short stint in London. Heather settled back up North and has worked in Warrington for the past 13 years. She has been working privately providing high standard general dentistry, implant restorations, whitening,invisalign and  cfast cosmetic tooth alignment and facial aesthetics.
Heather has a friendly and caring chair side manner and prides herself on helping nervous patients gain confidence.
Outside of dentistry Heather has two beautiful girls who keep her and her husband entertained. Heather enjoys keeping fit including HIIT training and running while the girls cycle (normally they are waiting for her). After discovering camping last year Heather hopes to get a bigger tent (with a carpet) and give it another go! She prefers a holiday abroad!

Penny Parry

Dental Associate

BDS (Birmingham) GDC 271009

Penny qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2017 and completed her foundation year up in Lancashire. She has since come home to the Cheshire area and joined the practice in September 2018.  Penny is enjoying her time in general practice and has an interest in seeing nervous patients  ensuring they are treated in a comfortable environment. Outside of work she enjoys socialising, baking, reading and babysitting her nieces.


David Thomas

Dental Associate

BDS (London) GDC 60887

David graduated from Kings College London in 1985.
David has worked in General Dental Practice throughout this career. He started in South London before relocating to Chester in 2001 when he joined Guilden Sutton Dental Practice.
His interests include music and walking.

Gillian Fisher

Dental Hygienist

CEB Diploma in Dental Hygiene (Liverpool) GDC 4824

Gill joined the practice December 1995.
Gill has enjoyed the diversity of working in general practice and hospital maxillofacial and orthodontic specialties over the years, originally Dental Nursing and then as a Dental Hygienist. She has undertaken further qualifications in Dental Health Education (1988)
Since qualifying Gill has a continued interest in dentistry through regularly attending scientific meetings, oral health conferences and further training in various specialist procedures such as orthodontic debonds, dental photography and tooth whitening techniques.
Gill am involved in the education and training of hospital staff in Oral Care for in-patients.
She lives in Chester with my husband and son who both love cricket so, consequently Gill spend a lot of my time watching matches! She also love skiing and mountain walking in the Lakes and Snowdonia.

Gemma Hawkins

Dental Hygienist & Therapist

BSc in Oral Health Science (Liverpool) GDC 11451

Gemma is our newest member of the team and joined in January 2017.
She graduated in 2005 from Manchester University with Honours.
She enjoys her dental therapist work doing all types of fillings on adults & children & has experience working alongside a periodontal specialist, who treating advanced gum disease. Gemma also has an interest in alternative therapies & medicines in dentistry and is always looking to increase her knowledge base through her continuing professional development.
Outside of Dentistry, Gemma is married with 2 beautiful little girls & 3 terriers! She enjoys family time together making memories on days out & holidays. Evenings are best spent with feet up cuddled on the sofa (dogs & all!) in front of the fire with a glass of wine watching a good film! Weekends are spent being a taxi for her kids!