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Meet the team 

Daniel Pattison (Dentist 70762)

Dan qualified in 1995 at Manchester University and has worked in the local area for over 20 years, setting up the Practice in 2001. Dan enjoys all forms of dentistry and has completed an advanced restorative course. Dan has two children and enjoys cycling, golfing and has three adopted donkeys from a rescue charity

Gareth Pritchard (Dentist 70763)

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 ran a local junior football team for ten years. He enjoys cycling, travelling and watching football. His professional areas of interest include cosmetic work and the treatment of nervous patients.

Anna Barlach Pritchard (Dentist 75073)

Anna has worked in the local area for eighteen 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.


Hollie started at Ribble Dental in 2014 as an apprentice dental nurse. After successfully completing her dental nurse diploma she has gone on to gain her dental radiography qualification. Hollie is very keen on interior design and is enjoying renovating her new home. Hollie works mainly with Dan.


Nicola joined Ribble Dental in 2014 and completed her diploma to qualify as a dental nurse shortly after. She is a keen club runner, and completed the Lakeland 50 mile race in 2019 raising money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Nicola mainly works with Gareth and loves Christmas more than life itself.


Sophie is the newest member of the team and is currently working towards her dental nursing diploma. She has ambitions to gain further dental qualifications and works with Gareth and Anna. Outside of work she enjoys walking her dog Bonny, travelling and is taking up skydiving.