• Position Partner. GDC no 52012
  • Education BDS at Newcastle University
  • Work Days Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Nick Richardson

Partner. GDC no 52012

Nick Richardson qualified BDS at Newcastle University in 1978, the fourth member of his immediate family to qualify in the same building. He served in the Royal Army Dental Corps for just under ten years, practising in Germany(BAOR), Hong Kong and Nepal, as well as in the UK. He left the Army in 1986, and settled in Lancashire taking the reins of the long-established dental practice at 47 Garstang Road,Preston from J Howard Wall.
In 1989, he opened the Longridge branch practice, and is pleased to welcome you into the purpose built facility at 7 Berry Lane (opened in 2006). Nick is married to Johan (a qualified health visitor and midwife), and they have lived since 1991 near Whitechapel at the edge of the Beacon Fell Country Park. Their two daughters, Katherine - a solicitor, and Fiona - the other dentist here at Berry Lane- live locally.

Nick is a member of the British Dental Association, the General Dental Practitioners Association and has been a member of the North West Lancashire Local Dental committee for many years before its reorganisation of 2006.
Nick joined Fiona on the 2007-2008 Denplan VT plus course, and he also completed the Denplan Stairways postgraduate programme in 2010. He has been a Denplan Excel accredited dentist since 2008.
Most of Nick's home-time is spent with his immediate family, looking after the land at home and entertaining their many friends. Grandchildren and his old tractor take up his time, and are not mutually exclusive !!!
Nick and Johan spend some of their spare time travelling in the UK and Europe. Having had a series of caravans for the thirty years since 1980, they are now on their second motorhome. !
  • Position Partner. GDC no 113478
  • Education BDS at Dundee University
  • Work Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Fiona Richardson

Partner. GDC no 113478

BDS at Dundee University in 2007, and worked as a VT in general dental in Lytham St Annes before coming to Berry Lane Dental Surgery. In july 2008 joined the practice and became a partner in 2011.

Fiona and her husband live near Whitechapel. She broadened her experience as an under graduate working in Tonga during a round the world executive study and in outreach clinics in Eastern Scotland.She has been a Denplan Excel dentist since 2008, completing Denplan VT Plus in 2009, and the Denplan Stairways postgraduate programme in 2010. She has now continued the family tradition of owning a caravan and Labradors!!
  • Position Associate Dentist. GDC no 193885
  • Education BDS at Sheffield University
  • Work Days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Ben Chatburn

Associate Dentist. GDC no 193885

Ben joined the practice in June 2017, He has brought his caring diagnostic skills to Berry Lane Dental Surgery. He has Orthodontic experience, and a particular interest in advanced and complex restoration. Ben is married with a baby son, and lives near Manchester.
  • Position Dental Hygienist and Therapist. GDC no 252682
  • Education BSc Oral Health Science at Manchester University
  • Work Days Wednesday, Thursday

Debra Hathaway

Dental Hygienist and Therapist. GDC no 252682

Debra has joined the practice on a peripatetic basis.
She is very understanding and enthusiastic in her care for patients. She is focused on helping patients to maintain and care for their natural teeth throughout life.
Julie Miller

Practice Matron. R.D.N. GDC no 141707

Julie has been working in the practice since 1986 and has over 40 years experience of both medical and dental practice. She is responsible for the smooth running of the practice, whist keeping up to date with the new standards, and governance.
Julie has an unrivalled knowledge of the patients and their care in the practice.

Laura Hilton

Qualified Dental Nurse- GDC no 268692

Laura joined the practice in 2017 and brings with her a wealth of dental experience. She has taken on a number of roles which include managing front of house to guiding the trainee dental nurses in surgery with clinical experience. Laura is always available to answer any queries that patients may have and is a very highly respected member of staff.

Bethany Gornall

Qualified Dental Nurse - GDC no 274228

Bethany joined the practice in 2015. She is a highly efficient team member.

Danielle Kelly

Trainee Dental Nurse

Danielle joined us in 2015. She is very caring and passionate about dentistry. Danielle has quickly become a highly respected and enthusiastic member of the team.

Simren Kaur

Trainee Dental Nurse

Simren has joined the team in October 2016. She is eager to learn the skills required to be a caring dental nurse. She is always keen to help put patients at their ease.

Ilona Lee


Ilona joined the practice in November 2016, she is a very enthusiastic member of the team and always happy to help with any of your enquires.

Rebecca Wylie

Trainee Dental Nurse

Rebecca joined the team in March 2017. She has completed her introduction to Dental Nursing at Training 2000 and is eager to complete her training with us.

Molly Crosbie

Trainee Dental Nurse

Molly joined the practice in March 2017. She has a keen interest in Dental Nursing and lots of enthusiasm.

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