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Meet Our Clinicians


Dentists: Meet the Team

Dr. David Hotchen

BSc(Hons), BDS, Dip.MJDF(RCS Eng), MSc Dent Imp, AssocFCGDent

Implant Dentist & Practice Pricipal GDC 227485

David has a friendly and caring manner and is a true perfectionist. He loves providing transformational changes that give his patients the ability to smile with confidence again.​

David qualified in Dentistry from The University of Liverpool in 2012. As a student, he represented his dental school in a prestigious restorative dentistry contest, finishing in 2nd place nationally. On graduation, he was awarded the Dental School's Prize for Restorative Dentistry. He has since worked both in both General Dental Practice and as a Senior House Officer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

David has been providing dental implant treatments since 2014. He completed his dental implant training at Cambridge Academy of Dental Implantology and initially worked alongside Willie Jack, gaining invaluable experience not only in placing implants, but also restoring both modern and older systems. He soon completed training in advanced and complex surgical implant procedures before gaining a distinction in his Dental Implantology Masters degree in 2019. David has a particular interest in the use of the latest digital and CADCAM technologies in dental implant procedures and especially enjoys using these modern techniques to help those with more complex needs. He is a member of the International Team for Implantology and UK Association of Dental Implantology.

David grew up in Cheltenham and, before becoming a dentist, completed a degree in Biomedical Science at Sheffield University after which he worked in cardiac physiology. David is married to Alison and they live in Herefordshire with their two children, Matthew and Emilia. In his spare time he enjoys music, playing several different musical instruments. David is also a keen rock climber and cyclist.

Dr. Emma Pourmahak

BSc(Hons), BDS, 

Dentist GDC 227486

Emma is a friendly, very gentle and caring dentist who will settle for nothing less than the best standard of care possible. 

As well as general dental care, Emma has completed additional post-graduate training in orthodontics and is able to provide a range of modern adult and child solutions for aligning teeth. These include Clear Correct and Invisalign clear aligners, discrete labial braces with clear ceramic brackets and hidden lingual braces where the brackets are attached to the backs of the teeth.

Emma is also experienced in providing facial aesthetics treatments such as Botox and facial fillers.

Emma is originally from Lancashire, first graduating from Sheffield University with a degree in Biomedical Science in 2007 and then from Liverpool University in Dentistry in 2012. She worked in general dental practice near Sheffield before moving to Ludlow in 2015. Emma is married to Luke and in her spare time she enjoys cooking and synchronised swimming.


Dr. Michael Teft

BDS, MSc Clin Perio

Periodontist GDC 191748

Michael qualified in 2010 and was invited to join the practice in 2018. He is a gentle and caring dentist with high standards of care and is already popular with families who have been attending the practice for many years.

Michael completed a Masters degree in Periodontology with merit in 2019, and happily accepts referrals from other dentists within the practice and surrounding area to help with more complex gum conditions. Michael is particularly interested in treating gum problems around dental implants.

Outside of work Michael is happily married and enjoys good food and keeping fit. 

Dr. Lorne Whitmarsh

BDS, BPharm

Dentist GDC 76335

Dr Whitmarsh's friendly approach and strive for excellence are well appreciated by his patients.

He is a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) and as such regularly attends courses to keep up with latest developments and techniques. He is keen to make all his patients relaxed and at the same time provide a high quality of dental care.

His experience extends to implantology, single visit crown and veneer placement without the need for impressions, clearstep orthodontic positioners to help straighten teeth.

Lorne is a family man and a keen tennis player.


Dr. Har-Amrit Singh

BDS, MFDS RCPS(Glasg), PgCert(MedEd)

Dental Surgeon GDC 29608

Har completed his dental training at the University of Birmingham graduating with distinction in Clinical Dentistry, a certificate for Clinical Excellence and was awarded the UK Dental Undergraduate Award by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Har has since worked both in general practice and secondary care in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Restorative Dentistry at Cardiff Dental Hospital. During this time, he has also received prizes from the British Society for Restorative Dentistry and The British Society of Prosthodontics.

Har now splits his time working with consultants and specialists in Restorative Dentistry at Cardiff Dental Hospital, teaching the Cardiff Dental School undergraduates and working at Alliance. He has also served as a member of the Research Advisory Panel of the College of General Dentistry and is a current member on the British Society for Restorative Dentistry Council.

Har is a gentle, clear and thorough clinician with exceptional standards of care. His enthusiasm for dentistry is obvious!

Outside of work, Har likes to keep fit and explore new places.

Dr. Oliver Dean-Walker

BDS, BSc (Hons), MSc (Rest Dent), PGDip (Clear Aligners)

Dental Surgeon GDC 266387

Ollie is a highly-qualified restorative dentist who particularly enjoys transforming patients' smiles. Ollie's knowledge and experience working as a psychologist before becoming a dentist is useful in helping patients overcome their anxiety as he guides them through often complex smile transformaions.

Ollie has a Post-Graduate Diploma and Masters degree in Restorative Dentistry, and so is able to accept referrals for more advanced periodontal, endodontic and prosthodontic problems. Ollie has also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in clear orthodontic aligners and is an Invisalign Platinum Provider.

Outside of dentistry, Ollie is a keen sportsman, playing tennis and cross country running at county level. He also enjoys skiing and surfing, as well as board games such as chess. 

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