David Hickleton

Principle Dentist/ Director (GDC no 79944)

I grew up in Devon where my father was a dentist and built a large dental practice of his own in Sidmouth. After leaving school I went to university at Cambridge to study Genetics and did a PhD in Newcastle before studying dentistry in Bristol.

Over the past 13 years, I have enjoyed training a number of dental surgeons as part of the Northern Deanery Foundation Dentist Training programme. I’m delighted that they have gone on to become successful general dental practitioners or specialists.


  • MA in Genetics Cambridge 1991
  • PhD in Biochemistry 1995
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery Bristol 1996-2001


David is available every week day except Thursday


We asked David some questions to find out more about the man behind the smile. Away from his professional life, what are the things he holds dear?

If you were able to invite three people (fictional or non fictional), (present or past) to your dinner table who would they be and why?

Albert Einstein to really help explain relativity
Gengis Khan, to try to calm him down a bit
Thomas Edison, because he was a great business man

If you weren’t a dentist, what would you want to do as a career?

Snow boarder instructor in winter and surfing instructor in the summer

If you were to share one piece of dental advice, what would it be?

See your hygienist regularly in addition to seeing your dentist

What is your favourite charity?