cherrytree dental care circle

Meet The Team

Your highly motivated Oxfordshire dental team.

An experienced dental team who know just what it’s like to be a patient and want you to feel comfortable and cared for.

Our aim is to look after you in an ethical and caring manner, with a strong team that is dedicated to your dental health.

The Cherrytree Team

Our team are well established and truly know and understand our patients. This helps put our patients at ease when they are welcomed by a friendly member of staff who can chat with them about everyday life as well as the dental care they may be receiving.


Our team want you to feel like one of the family, that you know you will be treated with respect and dignity and that you are in a place where you can trust every member of our team to look after you with the upmost care and attention.


All our team are well experienced so if you are unsure about your care or which treatment to pursue you can be reassured than you can chat to any member of our team to help talk this through.

Niall Hutchinson

BDS Belf 1987

Dental Surgeon

GDC Reg No 62384

Niall qualified as a dentist in 1987 from Queen’s University Belfast and spent his first four years working in Ireland. With an entrepreneurial spirit he bought a small dental practice in Sandhurst and with just one nurse and a part time dental hygienist, together with his wife, Miriam, he grew the dental practice into an award winning provider of dental healthcare.


Niall has always continued to develop his clinical skills and has a special interest in the field of endodontics or root canal therapy. He is also ready to stride ahead with the latest technologies and is one of only a handful of practices in the UK that use the Omni-Cam system for CEREC. This system allows him to provide our patients with same day crowns and inlays without the need to have uncomfortable impressions.


Niall wants all his patients to feel part of the family, to feel valued and listened to. He wants all patients to be able to access the best dental care with in great surroundings, supported by a motivated team.

Jens Wille

Zahnarzt Regensburg 2005

Dental Surgeon

GDC Reg No 100884

Jens qualified as a dentist in Germany in 2005, he started working in Oxfordshire shortly after whilst also completing research based at the University of Regensburg and completing his doctorate in dental studies, joining the Cherrytree Dental team in 2009.


He has continued to develop his clinical expertise with further training into dental implants , management of facial pain and aesthetic dentistry too. He is particularly interested in helping nervous patients to regain and retain a healthy and beautiful smile and has achieved a Diploma in dental Hypnosis at University College London.


He has also in the process of completing his Masters Degree in Orthodontics, and will be offering further orthodontic treatments within the practice.

Jutta Pöhlmann

DMD Bonn 2012

Dental Surgeon

GDC Reg No 265930

Jutta qualified as a dentist in Germany in 2012 and spent the first four years working in general dental practice in Bonn and Frankfurt. She and her partner, (who is a Maxillofacial Surgeon), love England, so when he was offered a job here the couple decided to move to Oxford. Jutta joined our team in December 2016.


Jutta enjoys all aspects of dental practice, but is particularly interested in endodontics and aesthetic dentistry.  Like all the dentists at Cherrytree, she widens her knowledge by frequently attending postgraduate courses, recently completing a diploma in aesthetic dentistry. Kind, patient and skilled, Jutta is keen to help anxious patients regain and maintain their dental health.

Henry Duckham

BDS Sheffield 2007

Dental Surgeon

GDC Reg No 115380

Henry qualified as a dentist in 2007. He completed further training including the MJDF and FGDP restorative course which is a two-year diploma covering all aspects of dentistry taught by leading consultants in each field. Henry since has worked in private family dental practices in Horsham, Shoreham and Burgess Hill, before joining Cherrytree Dental Care in June 2017.

Henry says:

“I have a strong commitment to providing the best possible all round dental care for my patients. I pride myself on being a very good clinician, and I strive for excellence in everything I do, from the simplest routine examinations to very complex cosmetic work. I will do everything I can to help you have a healthy mouth, free of tooth decay and gum disease.

My overall dental philosophy hinges on minimally invasive dentistry. This means getting the best aesthetic and functional results for you while preserving as much healthy tooth structure as possible.”

Henry has also undergone additional training in Invisalign, a type of orthodontic treatment – (“Invisible” braces to straighten teeth) – so if you are at all self-conscious about your smile, please tell Henry because he can advise you of the best way to achieve the result you are after.

Alanna Bridgman

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy RCS Eng 2012
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2005

Dental Hygiene Therapist

GDC No. 129651

Alanna qualified in 2012 from Kings College Hospital, London with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy. She is an extremely enthusiastic dental care professional with a great passion for her role within the dental team and the importance of disease prevention.


Dental Hygiene & Therapists take a holistic approach to dentistry, trained to not only perform the duties of a Hygienist but also restorative work for both adults and children as well as being able to extract primary teeth.


Alanna is committed to providing attentive care in a calm, relaxed environment.

Jane Golightly

CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1993

Dental Hygienist

GDC No. 4482

Jane qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Kings College Dental Hospital in 1993. She started working at the hospital following qualification where she learnt how to treat patients with extreme dental phobias which gave her great experience. After a gap year she returned to be the hygienist in a leading implant clinic in Windsor before moving to join Niall and Miriam in Confidental in Sandhurst. Having worked and developed services together before, it was a natural move for her to join Niall and Miriam in their new venture at Cherrytree Dental care, Wantage.

Miriam Hutchinson


Business Director

Miriam is Cherrytree’s Business Director and oversees all the development and changes with our business. She has a background in dental manufacturing, marketing and design and of course, being married to a dentist, has a deep understanding of dentistry.


She is concentrating on updating and upgrading our facilities and systems for the benefit of both patients and team.

Jo Youngs


Clinical Manager

GDC No. 175486

We welcomed Jo to the team in January 2017. A true professional, Jo has over 15 years of dental nursing experience in private, corporate, NHS and community practice, so she is extremely well qualified to help manage Cherrytree Dental Care. Jo will be providing chairside assistance to the dentists, but her main area of responsibility is in ensuring that  CQC requirements are rigorously and consistently met.

Eunice Bulman

Dental Nurse

GDC No. 109559

Eunice is a relative new comer to our team but over five years has come to think of our patients more as friends. She enjoys looking after and caring for our patients and doing the best she can.

Julie Drummond

Dental Nurse

GDC No. 133186

Julie has worked at Cherrytree Dental for 22 years so most of our patients know Julie. She is keen to help put patients at their ease and help them have a relaxed experience.

Tricia Richardson

Dental Nurse

GDC No. 137284

Tricia has also been part of our Cherrytree team for some time, 25 years to be exact. She enjoys the patient interaction and working with a friendly team and enjoys seeing the transformations when more complex work has been carried out.

Caroline Stead

Dental Nurse

GDC No. 183569

Caroline is another longstanding member of our team having been at Cherrytree for 9 years. She particularly enjoys seeing the transformation in her patients’ confidence when they have had great dental work.

Shelley Vann



Shelley joined Cherrytree Dental Care in January 2017 after eleven years in customer services for Thames Water, prior to which she worked as a Dental Nurse in Swindon. An excellent communicator, Shelley enjoys helping patients and putting them at ease. She is currently refreshing her dental nursing skills to enhance her knowledge of the latest developments in dentistry, and to allow her to work in surgery as well as at the desk.

Laura Howe

Dental Nurse/Receptionist

GDC No. 240693

Laura can be spotted in the surgery supporting the dental team and also occasionally at reception. With the team at Cherrytree for the past five years she enjoys meeting patients and being part of their continued care.

Greta Bell



Part of the reception team, Greta has been with us since 2005 when a chance meeting led to her position within the practice. She enjoys the interaction with our patients and enjoys the rapport she has with them.

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