Dr Ryan Hughes     GDC 85731


Ryan is the lead dentist at Priory Dental has the benefit of being qualified in both Dentistry and Medicine. He also 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) as well as a First Class Bachelors Degree in Science (Cellular and Molecular Medicine). 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 51361


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.

Helena will be joining us from 20th August 2018

Mr Robert Paice   GDC 51361

Bob is well known locally having been caring for our patients since 1984 and having moved with the practice to our current premises in 1991. Prior to that he spent a time at Bristol Dental Hospital as a Registrar in Restorative Dentistry. Bob is an ardent Bath rugby fan and loves to play golf and other sports in his spare time

Our Dental Nurses 

We are proud to say that all our nurses are fully qualified having taken their dental nursing exams and registered with the general dental council

Lisa Binning   GDC 184929

Lisa has worked with us since 2006, is our lead dental nurse, implant nurse and practice first aider.


Joanne Carver   GDC 149547

Joey is our vibrant, long standing team member, She been with us since before having her two children and lives in Wells.

Julia Wiles GDC 221324

Julia shares her hours between reception and working with Ryan. Julia joined us in 2006 and is a keen runner and Crystal Palace fan

Practice Manager

Kate Glascott GDC 171050

Kate started at the practice in 2005 and works primarily as the Practice Manager and primary receptionist. She is also a fully qualified dental nurse  and covers dental nursng duties on Saturdays and as cover.  Kate lives in the area with her young family and loves travelling.