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Meet the team 

Daniel Pattison (Dentist)

Dan qualified in 1995 at Manchester University and has worked in the local area for over 15 years, setting up the Practice in 2001. Dan enjoys all forms of dentistry having recently completed an advanced restorative course. Dan has two children and has many sporting interests, but will mainly be found on the golf course.

Gareth Pritchard (Dentist)

Gareth is co-owner of the Practice and has worked at Ribble Dental since 2001. He has two children and lives in Preston. Gareth is a qualified FA football coach and runs a junior football team for a local club. His professional areas of interest include cosmetic work and the treatment of nervous patients.

Anna Barlach Pritchard (Dentist)

Anna has worked in the local area for sixteen years and joined Ribble Dental in January 2013.

Dr Pritchard has a special interest in oral surgery, gaining her Masters Degree (with distinction) in Oral Surgery from the University of Central Lancashire in 2013. She welcomes referrals for minor oral surgery procedures.

She has two children and enjoys spending time with friends and family and outdoor activities.




Alison is our practice manager and is responsible for the day to day running of the practice. Alison works closely behind the scenes with Dan and Gareth to ensure Ribble Dental runs smoothly. She has been involved in gaining the practice the BDA “Good Practice Award” . Alison is married with 2 children.


Carolyn is our receptionist and is very well liked by our patients. Carolyn has a caring manner which helps to put people at ease. She has successfully completed NVQ's in both customer service and dental reception. Carolyn has two children and has a keen interest in counselling and has taken a course in this.


Jenny joined Ribble Dental in 2011 and works mainly with Gareth. She has plans to study to become a dental therapist. Jenny enjoys going to the gym and socialising with friends. She lives in Preston with her young son who she enjoys cheering on when he plays football for a local team.


Abby has worked at Ribble Dental since 2011 having previously worked as a holistic therapist. After a change of career Abby successfully completed her dental nursing qualifications. Abby lives in Preston and enjoys keeping fit and looking after her young son. Abby works mainly with Gareth and Anna.


Katie joined Ribble Dental in 2012 and works mainly with Dan. She enjoys going to the gym, cycling and horses. She lives locally with her fiancé and her cat Izzy. Katie attends college each week studying for her dental nursing qualifications.