The team at dentist @29 all play a major role in delivering great dentistry, dental implant treatment & dental hygiene to the very highest standards, in a professional and caring way to the people of Northwich, Cheshire.
Melanie Hayes RDH Dip DHE GDC : 4106 Dental Hygienist
Melanie first qualified in 1991 and is a very experienced dental hygienist having practiced for over 25 years.
Melanie treats patients at Oral Implants every Wednesday. She works for a number of other private, mixed and NHS practices thoughout the North West but her home is very close to our Northwich practice.
Melanie is very gentle yet extremely thorough, and is highly experienced in gaining the trust and confidence in her patients, especially nervous or phobic patients.
Melanie is a member of the Dental Hygienists Association and attends annual Scientific and Regional meetings in order to keep her hygienist skills up to date.
Melanie’s hobbies are gardening and playing golf, football and cycling with her son
Lauren McFeat GDC : 213882 Implant Coordinator, Dental Nurse and Receptionist
Lauren first qualified in 2011 and is an experienced Dental Nurse, Treatment Coordinator and Receptionist.
Lauren started her career as a Receptionist and a trainee Nurse. After qualifying and promotion to the role of nurse, then lead Nurse, Lauren was promoted again to the role of treatment coordinator earlier this year at mydentist in Winsford.
Lauren is excited to join Dr Young and the team at Oral Implants to further develop her learning and skills around implant and oral surgery.
Outside of work Lauren keeps fit by attending the gym and fitness classes. Lauren has two young boys so most weekends are spent as a family with her fiancé at their caravan in St Asaph’s, North Wales.
Each year along with her fiancé and his family, Lauren helps to organise a charity family fun day to raise money for St Luke’s hospice in Winsford, a charity very close to their hearts.
Lauren Alcock GDC: 216567 Receptionist and Dental Nurse
Lauren joined the team in 2016. Prior to this she worked as a dental nurse at a large dental practice in Wigan. She first qualified as a dental nurse in 2011, then Lauren has since obtained her radiography qualification. She is looking forward to developing her skills in the surgical and implant side of dental nursing at the practice.
To relax after work Lauren enjoys walking her beagle Stevie, and for holidays Lauren has set herself the objective of visiting as many European capital cities as she can – her passion is city breaks.
Tracy Sant GDC : 138223 Receptionist / Dental Nurse
Tracy joined the team at Oral Implants at the beginning of 2017. Before that she was the Practice Manager at a busy NHS practice in Mobberley. She is enjoying the challenge of nursing in the more skilled area of Implant and Oral Surgery alongside Dr Young BDS PhD, in addition to the rigours of managing the busy referral clinic here in Northwich.
When not in work, Tracy’s hobbies include playing competition golf with her husband and friends at Sandiway golf club. She loves walking her dog Tilly, a beagle cross who is 9 years old. In addition to a weekly Pilates class to keep fit, Tracy has also just started running and completed her first 5k in the Race for Life.
Jo Layden GDC : 109331 Dental Nurse and Receptionist
Originally from a tiny village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Jo moved to Cheshire in 2009 with her partner, Mark.
Jo first qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2005. She has also worked in child care with a separate career as a Nursery nurse and nanny. Jo has spent the last seven years in Cheshire and has further consolidated her experience in dental nursing at a practice in Knutsford.
When not in work she likes helping out with reading at her son’s school. Jo is also a keen crafter, and makes all of her own greetings cards.
Mr Steve Dunn Dental Technician
Steve is our main dental technician and is based at his dental laboratory located close to the clinic. He has worked closely with Peter for almost 30 years. Steve has been making bespoke crowns, bridges and implant restorations for twenty years, and as a result has a wealth of experience in this important skilled area of dentistry. For the very best cosmetic results we usually recommend visiting Steve at his dental laboratory. Steve uses the latest digital CAD and shade matching technology to provide the correct match to your surrounding teeth and has plays a major role in our implant successes.
To relax, Steve likes to head out into the countryside on his bike.
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