Meet the team

At PBA Dental & Implant Clinic 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 practice team members below.


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Geoff Peers

GDC No. 66064

Geoff Peers graduated from Liverpool University Dental School in 1990 with distinctions in children's and restorative dentistry. He was also awarded the prestigious Lawton Medal for excellence in advanced operative dental surgery.

After further periods of training in hospital and community dental services he started working at this practice in 1992 and rapidly established a reputation for quality and professionalism.

He strives to maintain the highest possible standards of clinical dentistry and patient care with a treatment philosophy based on preservation of sound tooth structure wherever possible. This is achieved day by day through a calm, friendly and focused approach with a passionate commitment to continuing professional development and dental education.

He has attended numerous training courses of national and international organisations and is currently participating in a programme run jointly by the British Dental Association and the Eastman dental hospital, London. He holds an appointment at Liverpool University as lecturer in restorative dentistry, guiding and mentoring dentists of the future.

He enjoys restoring teeth that others may choose to condemn and has a special interest in endodontics (root canal treatment). He is a member of a research and development group within the University and has recently conducted an endodontic research programme at the practice culminating in the publication of a scientific paper in the British Dental Journal.

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Lucy Backstrom

BDS Hons, FDS RCS (London), Msc
GDC No. 66306

Lucy qualified from Guys Hospital, Kings, London University with double honours. She then worked there and three other London University teaching hospitals during which time she achieved Fellowship of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons. She became a registered specialist in Surgical dentistry.

She then worked in general dental practice in North London for 5 years gaining practical experience in all aspects of dentistry. Having moved back home to Liverpool she completed a Masters in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (crowns, bridges and dentures) at Manchester University.

Lucy has worked at PBA dental health for 12 years and constantly strives to provide the highest quality in all aspects of dental care in a calm and relaxed environment.She is constantly updating her knowledge and skills by following a rigorous programme of continuing professional development by attending relevant courses, lectures and hands-on training days.

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Dr Prince Thomas

Dentist with an interest in restorative dentistry
BDS, MDS (Prosthodontics, India), IQE, MFDS RCPS (Glasgow)
PG CERT ENDODONTICS (LONDON). Cert in Implantology (Sheffield)
GCD Number 101065

PBA Dental and Implant Clinic would like to introduce you to our new team member Dr Prince Thomas who will now be seeing the patients of Adam Ascroft.

Prince qualified in 1995 with a University Gold medal in Conservative Dentistry and was a clinical tutor in the Department of Oral Surgery and later in Conservative dentistry.

In 2001 he completed his three year full time Masters degree in Prosthodontics, topping his batch and went on to start his own General Dental practice with special emphasis on advanced fixed and removable prosthodontics for seven years.

In 2012 he was awarded the MFDS by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow. His continuous zeal for dentistry has driven him to acquire higher qualifications in Endodontics and has completed the 18 month one-to-one training program in implant dentistry from the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield University Dental School.

His other commitments include practicing as a Speciality Dentist in Prosthodontics at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University. Prince enjoys sharing his expertise as a Part-time Clinical teacher in Restorative Dentistry at the Liverpool University Dental Hospital and is a member of the British society for the study of Prosthetic Dentistry.

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Dr John Mantel

GDC No. 54366

I have a special interest in treating patients whose teeth have undergone extensive breakdown and wear. In many cases these patients will now have both compromised function as well as poor aesthetics. The later causing them to sometimes feel very self- conscious about their smile. All patients are assessed with both care and empathy prior to commencing any treatment and are given all the information they need to make an informed choice about their treatment. The over-riding objective is to achieve predictable longevity in the treatment with the emphasis on function, comfort and good aesthetics.

I also have 20 years experience in placing and restoring dental implants.

I am experienced in re-aligning teeth which have either moved or drifted using both the Invisalign and Inman Aligner systems. Invisalign is a clear aligner treatment unlike fixed braces using removable near invisible clear aligners to gently move teeth into a better position.

I regularly attend advanced seminars and hands-on courses both in the UK and internationally both to further my knowledge and training as well as to keep up to date with new developments. I also lecture and provide training to dentists on the treatment of broken down and worn teeth and the re-building of dentitions and smiles using minimally invasive dentistry where possible.

Outside of dentistry I keep fit through trekking and cycling. Yoga helps me to maintain balance within my life. I enjoy the arts as well as travel to the various corners of the globe. I value and enjoy the company of my close friends ,wife and three children.

An important part of my life is helping the people that I meet through my work. I am well aware that many patients who come to see us for the first time are nervous or apprehensive. Some people may have lost their confidence or self esteem. All I ask of you is that you trust that first step. I will always do my best not to let you down. That is my promise to you.


Dr Thomas Owen

BDS (Hons) (Sheffield), MFDS Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow)
GDC No. 265375

PBA Dental and Implant Clinic would like to introduce you to our new team member Dr Thomas Owen who will now be seeing the patients of Adam Ascroft.

Thomas graduated from The University of Sheffield with Honours in 2016. The following year he completed surgical training at Aintree and Arrowe Park hospitals; there he developed skills such as extracting impacted wisdom teeth.

During this time Thomas won prizes for presentations to fellow dentists, had a paper published in the British Dental Journal and passed the exam for Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow.

He then moved to general practice and has since undertaken multiple courses including completion of The Dawson Academy year long course. This has enabled him to advance his skills in creating beautiful, healthy smiles and the ability to offer a wide range of complex treatments.

Thomas enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, and has particular enthusiasm for surgical dentistry, root canal treatment and managing patients with significant tooth wear due to grinding and clenching.

As a dentist Thomas believes that dentistry should be pain free, and he likes to deliver care in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Thomas thinks it's important to listen to patient's and that himself and the patient should work together so that he can provide thorough and effective dental care.

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Anthony Barnes

BDS Manchester 2015
GDC No. 258382

I graduated with my BDS in 2015’ from the University of Manchester. Following this I went on to complete my foundation training year on the Wirral peninsula. This was later followed by the MFDS at the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians Glasgow in 2017.

I have a keen interest in both general and cosmetic dentistry and have undertaken several post graduate courses including becoming an Invisalign Comprehensive provider. An important part is the future of digital dentistry and this is something I am particularly enthusiastic about. The skills and techniques acquired allow me to provide the latest treatment options to my patients.

Outside of dentistry you will find me either playing/ watching sport; attempting to keep fit; or doing some DIY! My two biggest passions are Liverpool FC and Lancashire County Cricket Club.


Dr Dario Sales Llorett

Dentist with a Special Interest in Periodontics
LIC ODONT (Madrid) MSC Perio, Oral Surgery and Implants
GDC No. 22137

Dario is a Spanish dentist who graduated in dentistry at the European University of Madrid in 2011. When he finished his studies he went to Peru to cooperate with an NGO who helped to improve the oral hygiene of the local Community. In 2012 he moved to Chester where he has been living since.

He started working in a small practice in Chirk and then in 2014 he changed his job to work in a Bupa Practice in Colwyn Bay, both in North Wales. After working for a year in the new practice he became the Lead Dentist. In this role he worked creating a patient centered team in a nice working environment. Dario finished a 2 year Masters Degree in Periodontics, Dental Implants and Oral Surgery from the Mississippi Institution in Madrid Spain in September 2019. This Masters has given him skills and knowledge to achieve satisfactorily Simple and Complex Periodontal Treatment, Periodontal Surgery, Mucogingial Surgery, abilty to place Dental Implants and also Compressive implants. He has learned and achieved bone grafting, sinus lifts and 3rd molar extractions. He has presented two posters in SEPA (Spanish Society of Periodontology an Osseointegration) congress in 2018 and 2019 where he is member.

Dario has been upgrading his skills and knowledge attending different courses in different areas of dentistry. For example: In 2014 he went to Cuba to attend a surgical residency where he learnt to extract surgically wisdom teeth and retained roots. In 2015 he finished a one year Expert Title in aesthetics from CEODONT in Madrid which included Porcelain veneers, composite in aesthetic sector, inlay and periodontal aesthetics.

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Joanne Peers


Joanne qualified as a hygienist at the Liverpool school of dental hygiene in 1993, with a distinction in 2002,she passed her Further Adult Education Teaching Certificate (FAETC) and taught student dental hygienists.

Creating a bespoke oral hygiene programme for individual patients is one part of the job that Joanne enjoys.

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Tina trained as a dental Hygienist at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield. She qualified in 1989, and began working at PBA Dental in 2008.

Tina loves being part of an amazing team and providing preventative care in professional, friendly and relaxed environment.

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Sarah Doran


Sarah qualified as a Dental Hygiene Therapist from Liverpool University in 2010

She really loves her role as a hygienist at PBA and loves working with her team.

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Jane McMillin


Jane qualified as a dental hygienist from Newcastle University Dental Hospital in 1990

Jane has a special interest in working close with nervous patients. Helping them to conquer their fear and make them feel much more relaxed in the dental environment.

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