Meet the Team

Keep your smile healthy and shining. Thornley Park Dental boasts a collection of highly experienced clinicians supported by a team of friendly, caring staff, who can offer a comprehensive range of treatments and procedures.

Dr Alan Worrall

Principal Dentist

BDS (Manc 2012) MFDS (RCS Ed 2014) GDC No. 231482

Alan’s journey into dentistry began right here at Thornley Park Dental (back when it was known as Wood’s Family Dental Practice). As a teenager he clinically observed the founder of the practice, Mr John Wood for a few weeks — this kickstarted a lifelong passion for dentistry.

Now, all this time later, and with over a decade’s worth of experience, training, and qualifications under his belt, Alan has teamed up with Dr Sharan Suthar to jointly take the reins of running the business that started it all.

Alan’s calm and composed demeanour is enjoyed by his patients. Those nervous about dental treatments particularly resonate with Alan’s peaceful nature, making dental appointments a breeze.

“I truly enjoy helping people. I enjoy a job well done, from successfully completing a tricky root canal, or ridding someone of pain, to providing a straighter and whiter smile. Helping somebody to feel more confident in their smile, or simply giving somebody a clean bill of health is my core motivation for the job.”

Dr Sharan Suthar

Principal Dentist

BDS (Sheff 2008) MSC (UCLan 2013) GDC No. 153770

Sharan joined the practice in 2009 as a young associate dentist eager to learn, and enthusiastic about helping each and every patient to the best of her abilities. Sharan has spent her time at Thornley Park Dental expanding her impressive range of skills, to help transform the practice into the flourishing business you see today.

The strong relationship Sharan has built up with her long-term patients over the years is testament to how deeply she cares about everybody that walks through her door. You can always trust that Sharan will have your best interests at the forefront of her mind with everything she does.

Dr Thomas Humphreys

Associate Dentist

BDS (Leeds 2021) GDC No. 296632

Tom joined the team in September 2022, bringing a fresh perspective, charming personality, and honest, open communication style. Tom’s patients can expect to enjoy his unwavering professionalism and the way he is able to quickly make anyone feel at ease.

Mr Zeeshan Ahmed

Dental Therapist

BSc (Sheff 2010) MDPH (Manc 2013) BSC (Birm 2018) GDC No. 277654

Zeeshan’s passion for knowledge is reflected by his impressive past career in clinical research before he turned his keen mind to earning a Masters in Dental Public Health in 2013, and subsequently qualifying as a Dental Therapist in 2018.

Our patients love Zeeshan’s sense of humour and sharp wit, his cool disposition, and calm personality. Zeeshan has a wide range of knowledge and skills, which he puts to great use providing exceptional hygiene and therapy service.

“My passion is to help people. Making them feel more confident with their smiles is the daily drive for me when working at the clinic; whether I can do this by helping a patient stabilise their gum health or improve aesthetic with fillings and whitenings. I enjoy educating and empowering my patients on oral health, and aim to provide a relaxed environment for patients to feel at ease during their appointments.”

Ms Emma Christy

Practice Manager

GDC No. 157328

Thornley Park Dental has been able to enjoy Emma’s vibrant personality, bringing colour to the practice since December 2002, when she joined the team as a dental nurse. Emma’s innate passion and love for the job is evident in everything she does. After completing the necessary qualifications Emma took on the role of practice manager in 2010 and has never looked back.

Emma is responsible for overseeing the smooth operation of the entire practice; juggling a multitude of responsibilities to keep everything at Thornley Park Dental in order.

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Our Practice

Thornley Park Dental has undergone a variety of changes with the goal of renovating and upgrading the practice. We’ve invested in the latest technology, allowing us to create a new, more homely, comforting space for all of our clients.