Priory Dental is a small, friendly practice based in the historic city of Wells, Somerset.
Our dentists are highly trained, experienced and committed to high quality dentistry.
We see most of our patients on a  private fee-per-item basis but are also able to offer increasingly popular options including PrioryPlan - a great way of paying for your routine care.
Dr Ryan Hughes     GDC 85731
BDS, MBChB, BSc, MSc (Dental Implantology) 


Ryan is the lead dentist at Priory Dental has the benefit of being qualified in both Dentistry and Medicine as well as having a masters degree in Dental Implantology. He holds the diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the prestigious Fellowship of the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Oral Surgery with Oral Medicine). In addition he has a first class bachelors degree in science (cellular and molecular medicine) from The University of Bristol. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and can draw on considerable experience and knowledge in the care of his patients. He has a particular interest in Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry and offers these services to our patients and those referred to us from other dentists. In the past he spent over seven years working within the hospital environment in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery during which time he would undertake surgery for the removal of wisdom teeth and for injury to the face and jaws.  In his spare time he enjoys running, cycling, hill walking and generally exploring!

Dr Helena Morrell    GDC 76006

BChD, MSc (Dental Implantology)

Helena qualified as a dentist from the University of Leeds in 1999. After a short time working in the North East, Helena spent 12 years working in Australia. Starting out as a remote flying dental officer, she then moved into private practice where she further developed her skills in more advanced dental procedures and dental implants. Since moving back to the UK in 2012 Helena has completed an MSc in Dental Implantology and is currently completing a diploma in prosthodontics. Helena enjoys all aspects of dentistry but more than anything she enjoys getting to know her patients, helping to put them at their ease and providing an excellent patient experience. Helena lives in Wells and enjoys running and spending time with her family in the great outdoors.

Protection of personal data

As a dental practice we record and retain data about you including contact details, dental and medical information. In doing so we aim to comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the associated General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR] at all times.

For more information please see our Privacy Notice.

Access to recorded information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public the right of access to all types of recorded information held about them by the practice.  Further information on how to access information is available here.

  • Patients may cancel appointments but we would appreciate at least 24 hours notice of any cancellation. Private appointments longer than 20minutes planned duration, missed without notice are subject to a £30 missed appointment fee.

  • We are arranged on a single floor are able to see many disabled clients where possible to do so.

  • We operate a practice complaints procedure. Our aim is to give you the highest standard of service possible but if you are unhappy with any of our services please contact us via the contact form or call us and we will be happy to discuss any concerns. A copy of our complaints proceduce can be found here.

  • We were inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on 27th November 2016. We met all the required standards and a copy of the report can be found here

  • All our dental professionals are regulated by the General Dental Council ( 37 Wimpole Street, London.  W1G 8DQ. 

  • We are registered with the Information Commissioner. Our registration number is: ZA168400

Dr Hannah York    GDC 177544


Hannah qualified as a dentist in 2009 from Birmingham University and went on to work in general practice in London before moving to Bristol in 2014.  She has a passion for all aspects of dentistry, particularly restorative and cosmetic treatment.  In addition to dental treatment Hannah is also qualified to provide facial aesthetics.  Her calm and friendly personality helps to put even the most nervous of patients at ease. Hannah has recently moved to Somerset with her husband and is thoroughly enjoying living in the countryside. In her spare time Hannah is a keen runner and completed her first triathlon last summer. 

Dr Ewan Davidson    GDC  60245


Ewan qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1985. He practiced for many years in Weston Super Mare followed by 20 years running and expanding his own practice in Bristol.  After a short stint in Glastonbury, Ewan has now moved to work with us at Priory Dental.

He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and takes particular pride in keeping up to date with the latest cutting-edge treatments. As well as general family dentistry, he has considerable expertise in cosmetic dentistry, tooth restoration, whitening and advanced root canal treatments.

Ewan comes with many years of experience placing implants having first become involved in implant dentistry in 1991. He has undertaken training in both Switzerland and Italy and has a successful caseload of more than 200. Ewan is therefore a further part of the implant team at the practice alongside both Ryan Hughes and Helena Morrell.

Ewan has lived locally to Wells since 1997, is married with 2 sons and has a passion for music and sports.