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Meet The Team

Priory Dental Wells

Dr Ryan Hughes

BDS, MBChB, BSc, MSc (Dental Implantology) MFDS(Ed), FFDRCS(I)

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!

GDC Number: 85731

Priory Dental Wells

Dr Helena Morrell

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.

GDC Number: 76006

Priory Dental Wells

Dr Ewan Davidson


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.  

GDC Number: 60245

Priory Dental Wells

Dr Hannah York


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. 

GDC Number: 177544

Priory Dental Wells

Dr Christopher Burt


Chris Burt is the newest addition to the team at Priory Dental and the talented musician of the practice. Chris plays the Piano, Organ and Oboe having been the Organ scholar while studying at the University of Bristol. He is currently with us part time while also working in Weston-Super-Mare and studying for a masters degree in Dental Implantology. He is currently working closely with Dr Hughes in preparing patients for dental implant treatments as well as seeing a range of new and existing patients at the practice. Chris lives with his fiancé (also a dentist working at the Royal United Hospital, Bath) on the Mendips where they both enjoy the rural lifestyle of the area.

GDC Number: 271122

Priory Dental Wells

Visiting Specialists

Dr David Langham

Specialist in Endodontics       

David is a consulting specialist at Priory Dental and runs his own practice in Taunton where he specialises in Endodontics (root canal treatments). He takes referrals in Taunton for the most complex cases from dentists throughout the area. At priory dental he is able to provide us with specialist advice where this is necessary and we have the facility to send cases on to him or for him to see patients here in Wells where his specialist skills are required. At the moment David is unable to accept referrals directly in Wells but these can either be addressed to him in Taunton or to either Dr Hughes or Dr Davidson here in Wells who will request David’s input should this be necessary. 

GDC Number: 85733

Priory Dental Wells

Nursing & Support Staff

Lisa Binning

Lead Dental Nurse

Lisa has worked at the practice for over 14 years having joined the practice when she left school. She has become our lead nurse and is heavily involved in running and organising the practice. She is an absolute joy to work with and we would be lost without her!

GDC Number: 184929

Priory Dental Wells

Joanne Carver

Receptionist and Dental Nurse

Joey has been with the practice for over 26 years and splits her time between reception and nursing. She is the happy, smiley face of the practice and has become adept at organising our diaries as well as keeping us all well supplied in tea!  Joey lives locally and is very much part of the local community.

GDC Number: 149547

Priory Dental Wells

Chloe Madgett

Dental Nurse

Chloe joined us in 2019 and has become a core part of the team, working primarily with Ewan, Chris and Hannah. Chloe has been super keen to develop her knowledge and skills in the Implant dentistry we do and often nurses for Ewan during these cases.

GDC Number: 279973

Priory Dental Wells

Charlotte Baker

Dental Nurse

Charlotte joined us in 2019 with lots of experience having worked previously in the oral surgery department at Bristol Dental Hospital as well as within the out-of-hours service within Bristol. She works primarily with Helena including working with her in providing a facial aesthetics service at the practice as well as working with the other dentists on selected Saturday mornings.

GDC Number: 254303

Priory Dental Wells

Elizabeth Pritchard

Dental Nurse

Lizzie joined us in 2018 and rapidly integrated within the team. She lives locally and has recently started a family with her husband. Lizzie is another ray of sunshine in the practice and brightens up all of our days!

GDC Number: 254012

Priory Dental Wells