Meet the team

At Hughes & Owen Dental Care our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our Swadlincote practice team members below.


Mark Andrew Watson

BDS Sheff 1997
GDC No. 73294

Mark qualified at Sheffield in 1997, followed by an initial spell practising in a hospital for two years. He has been practising in private dentistry since 2000, first in Tamworth, now at Hughes & Owen Dental Care, Swadlincote. Married to Clare Watson, a dentist in the same practice, he is a family man and when not at work, can be found mountain biking or road cycling.

Catherine Helena Owen

BDS Birm 1986
GDC No. 61590

Katie qualified from Birmingham in 1986 and spent two years working in hospitals before moving into general practice. She has been working at Hughes & Owen Dental Care since 1997. Katie has been on a number of postgraduate courses and likes to keep up-to-date with new developments in dentistry.

Clare Louise Watson

BDS Sheff 1997
GDC No. 73265

Clare qualified at Sheffield Dental School in 1997 and has worked at Hughes & Owen Dental Care in Swadlincote since then. She has always enjoyed all aspects of general dentistry, especially the care of nervous patients and endodontics (root canal fillings). Clare works three days a week and on her days off is a keen cyclist and is a mum of three children.

Jonathan Mark Hanshaw

BChD Leeds 2001
GDC No. 79294

Jon qualified in Leeds in 2001 and completed his vocational training in York. In 2005 he completed the certificate in restorative dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute in London and enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. Jon joined Hughes & Owen Dental Care in April 2009 and is based at the Swadlincote practice. Outside of dentistry he enjoys watching football and playing badminton.

Eleanor May Mardon

BChD Leeds 2004
GDC No. 83402

Eleanor qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 2004. Since then she has worked in both NHS and private practices in Leeds before returning to the Midlands in 2012. She has an interest in prosthetic dentistry and the care of anxious patients. Eleanor is based at the Swadlincote practice one day a week. When she is not at work she enjoys gardening and cooking, as well as running around after her three young children.

Hayley Farmer

Dip Dent Hygiene Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2013
Dip Dent Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2013
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2007
GDC No. 142818

Ellen Hannant

BSc Oral Health Science University of Manchester 2012
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing& Indp Asses NEBDN 2005
GDC No. 105134

Leonie Ward

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy University of Sheffield 2018
GDC No. 243410

Samantha Young

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016
GDC No. 266373

Maria Craddock

Dental Nurse
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2006
GDC No. 135564

Cassie Blood-Holland

Dental Nurse
BDS University of Central Lancashire 2017
GDC No. 217456

Courtney Swaddle

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017
GDC No. 273387

Natalie Fearn

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2019
GDC No. 286875

Georgia McKay

Trainee Dental Nurse

Sarah Smith

Practice Manager

Stacey Maycock


Wendy Hanson


Portman Dental Care Awards

Fmc Logo 2019 Winner Oby M25
Award Logo 2018
Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
The Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
Elite Practice Award - Portman Dental Care

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