MEET THE TEAM

Our experienced, friendly team work hard every day to create exactly the patient experience they would want for their own friends and family.

This means that from the moment you pick up the phone, or step into our Cheadle practice, you can have complete confidence that you will find an understanding ear or a welcoming, friendly face.

Our team of dentists, dental nurses, hygienist and patient support staff have extensive experience dealing with the complete range of dental problems that patients face, so you can rest assured that you’re in the very best hands.

Read on to find out more about the Oh My Smile team, or get in touch if you would like to discuss a dental issue or book a consultation.

Runeel Dentist

Dr Runeel Joye BDS (Lond) 2002, MFGDP (UK) 2008. GDC 81255.

Principal Dentist

Runeel qualified from Queen Mary University London in 2002 and gained his early professional experience in general practice in Lewisham before venturing up north to be closer to family in 2007. After a year in Northwich he joined The Cheadle Smile Centre (our former name) becoming owner and principal dentist here in 2012. In 2018, Runeel oversaw an extensive refurbishment programme and a rebrand to Oh My Smile.

Runeel is particularly interested in minimally invasive dentistry, teeth straightening treatments, adhesive cosmetic fillings and teeth whitening to enhance natural smiles and as well as his dental qualifications he has completed advanced training in restorative dentistry.

He believes these treatments help to provide patients with increased confidence in their smile whilst avoiding unnecessary damage to teeth. This way patients manage to keep their unique natural smile and improve their self-esteem.

Passionate about his work, Runeel is incredibly skilled at putting his patients at ease and gets great satisfaction from seeing a patients smile transformed using minimally invasive treatments. He particularly enjoys helping nervous patients transform their anxieties into confidence, keeping them informed at all times and creating trust through delivery of gentle, pain free treatment.

Qualifications:

BDS Queen Mary University of London 2002

MFGDP(UK) 2008

Paul Tipton Restorative Dentistry Course 2013

Certified Practitioner Inman Aligner, ClearSmile Aligner and Six Month Smiles

Dr Sunita De Zoysa BDS (Lond) 2012 MFDS RCPS (Glasg) 2014. GDC 228594.

Associate Dentist

Sunita qualified from Kings College London in 2002 and gained her early professional experience in Liverpool and Newcastle-under-Lyme. She joined Oh My Smile in 2014 after a brief stint volunteering in Cambodia for Tooth Angel Project, which involved carrying out dentistry in mobile clinics and slums. She found this experience particularly enlightening and rewarding.

Sunita enjoys helping nervous patients overcome their dental anxiety and fears from previous experiences to have the teeth they have always dreamed of.

She has a particular affinity towards cosmetic dentistry and is interested in composite bonding, a non-invasive treatment which is used to help patients correct worn, mildly crowded, spaced teeth or adjust shapes and discolouration. Sunita is working towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry, with the Dominic Hassall Training Institute. In addition, she has completed advanced training in Facial Aesthetic Treatments (wrinkle removal injections and dermal fillers).

Sunita is married and shares a gorgeous white German Shepherd dog called Nioh with her husband. Nioh keeps them both busy and active and on a day off the three of them can often be found enjoying a beautiful walk at a National Trust property. Sunita loves to bake and creatively decorate tasty treats for friends and family. She also enjoys travel and experiencing different cultures.

Qualifications:

BDS Kings College London 2012

MFDS RCPS 2014

Sunita Dentist
Sunita Dentist

Dr Sunita De Zoysa BDS (Lond) 2012 MFDS RCPS (Glasg) 2014. GDC 228594.

Associate Dentist

Alisha

Dental Therapist

Alisha is a gifted therapist with an easy chairside manner who anticipates her patients’ needs and works with the team to deliver clinical excellence. As a therapist, she is able to provide preventative and restorative dental care.

Alisha qualified with a diploma in Dental Hygiene Therapy from Liverpool University in 2016 and worked in the community dental service before joining Oh My Smile in 2019.

Alisha encourages preventative care with all her patients and believes good oral health education and advice is the key to maintaining a healthy smile. She enjoys helping children who are nervous about dentistry overcome their fears.

Away from the dental practice, she like to keep fit with regular exercise and travel.

Qualifications:

Combined Diploma in Dental Therapy & Hygiene
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3

Alisha

Dental Therapist

Christopher Brown. GDC 264432.

Dental Therapist

Chris worked in finance for many years before switching careers and completing a Diploma in Dentistry, Pharmacy and Medical Science at Manchester College and then University of Manchester.

Chris’s professionalism means he is committed to expanding his professional knowledge and areas of special interest by maintaining his continued professional development through attending courses. Chris is also qualified to undertake teeth whitening and facial aesthetics, including anti-wrinkle treatments and fillers. Both great ways to offset the effects of aging in order to maintain a beautiful and healthy smile.

Outside of the practice he enjoys keeping fit, gym and holidays

Qualification:

BSc Oral Health Science

Christopher Brown. GDC 264432.

Dental Therapist

Rebecca Hygienist

Rebecca Craggs EDH (Cardiff) 2004. GDC 6542.

Hygienist

Rebecca joined us in 2004 and has a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from University of Wales College of Medicine.

Before deciding dental hygiene was her dream career Rebecca was a dental nurse in Stockport and before that was a Crown Court Clerk where she worked on several high-profile criminal cases.

Rebecca really enjoys building rapport with her patients and making them feel as relaxed as possible. She loves educating them on all aspects of oral hygiene and improving the overall condition of their mouths. Rebecca really likes seeing the difference in patients before and after a hygiene appointment.

As part of her dedication to her work she keeps up to date with the latest developments and research in oral hygiene and also works with an interdental brush company providing advice and feedback on their products.

Rebecca is married to Sam and together they have 2 young children. As a family they love their holidays and own a caravan which they get away to as often as possible.

Qualification:

Diploma in Dental Hygiene from University of Wales College of Medicine 2004

Rebecca Hygienist

Rebecca Craggs EDH (Cardiff) 2004. GDC 6542.

Hygienist

Kim O’Grady GDC 179171.

Head Dental Nurse

Kim joined Oh My Smile in 2006 as a trainee dental nurse and qualified in 2009 after completing a Level 3 NVQ in Dental Nursing.

As well as her dental nursing qualification Kim completed a Making Prevention Work in Practice course which included the application of fluoride varnish and impression taking in 2014.

In her role as Head Dental Nurse she supervises various elements of the dental practice, providing support and direction to enhance the skills and knowledge of the apprentice nursing team. She also works closely with the Business Manager and Principal Dentist to deliver quality dental care to patients in line with CQC, GDC guidelines, Health & Safety requirements and other legislation.

Kim particularly enjoys cosmetic dentistry, oral health education and providing chair-side attention to patients. She loves making a difference to people’s lives, giving them confidence and helping anxious patients feel at ease.

When not at work Kim likes to socialize with friends, eat out and go to the cinema.

Qualification:

Level 3 NVQ in Dental Nursing

Kim Nurse
Kim Nurse

Kim O’Grady GDC 179171.

Head Dental Nurse

Cherelle Nurse

Cherrelle Bright GDC 196111.

Senior Dental Nurse

Cherrelle (also known as Chez) completed her Level 3 NVQ in Dental Nursing in 2009 and joined Oh My Smile in 2012 and has since furthered her skills and knowledge gaining qualifications in oral hygiene, fluoride application and impression taking.

Chez admits that she loves her role at the practice because she derives great satisfaction from helping our patients on their journey to achieving better oral health and gets to work with an amazing team who are always very encouraging and supportive.

She has gained experience assisting in most aspects of dentistry from restoring implants and smile makeovers, to hygiene and periodontal treatments. However Chez really enjoys assisting in cosmetic treatments because the end results are always fantastic to see and rewarding to know we have helped a patient get the smile of their dreams

Outside of work Chez has a busy family lifestyle with a wonderful husband and 2 beautiful children. She also enjoys yoga and taking part in charity events.

Qualifications:

Level 3 NVQ in Dental Nursing

Cherelle Nurse

Cherrelle Bright GDC 196111.

Senior Dental Nurse

Paul Ezra

Trainee Dental Nurse

Paul joined Oh My Smile as an Apprentice Dental Nurse in 2017. He is currently progressing to become a qualified professional through Smart Dental Academy.

He is excited about pursuing her career in Dental Nursing as he loves caring for patients and building a friendly rapport with them. The team here think he has definitely found his calling as a Dental Nurse and are as excited as he is about his prospects.

Paul always has a big smile and is very friendly which puts the patients at ease.

Outside of work Paul is interested in tattoos and music, and has always shared his love of films, live gigs, video games and animals with his family and many friends.

Paul Nurse
Paul Nurse

Paul Ezra

Trainee Dental Nurse

Megan Gallimore

Trainee Dental Nurse

Megan is a trainee Apprentice Dental Nurse here at Oh My Smile. Joining the practice in 2019 she is completing her training with Aspiration Training.

Megan enjoys every aspect of her role and finds it very rewarding. Megan particularly enjoys cosmetic dentistry and helping patient achieve the smile they have always wanted but similarly loves helping people become pain-free.

She is excited to qualify and then further expand her knowledge and training. Outside of the practice Megan’s biggest hobby is photography, especially nature and architectural photography. She also has an interest in tattoos, loves animals and has a little Westie called Titch.

Megan Gallimore

Trainee Dental Nurse

Sam Holt

Practice Manager

Sam is our Practice Manager. She is also a qualified Dental Nurse and has worked in dentistry for over 30 years starting her career at a practice in Didsbury, then Denton before a move to Cheadle.

She has been with us for 20 years now and is looking forward to helping the practice through an exciting phase of development.

Her job as Practice Manager is to ensure the smooth and efficient day to day running of the practice in order to maintain a stress free patient journey for all new and existing patients. Because she understands the clinical and operational side of dentistry she is unflappable and calm in a crisis.

When she is not working Sam enjoys spending time with her family and friends, eating out and going on holiday abroad as well as visiting beautiful locations within the UK.

Sam Practice Manager
Sam Practice Manager

Sam Holt

Practice Manager

Lesley Receptionist

Lesley Brownson

Receptionist

Lesley has been with Oh My Smile since 1998 and having seen how the practice evolved over this time is immensely proud to be part of such a caring, professional and talented team.

Lesley loves to chat to our patients both on the phone and in person, she is friendly and goes out of her way to make all the patients feel very welcome. Her favourite aspect of dentistry is when patients finish their treatment plan successfully and seeing the team being thanked for their encouragement and support.

When not working at the practice she enjoys nothing better than spending quality time with “much loved” family and friends. Sunshine breaks are also never far from her mind.

Lesley Receptionist

Lesley Brownson

Receptionist