Meet the Team: Dentists

"The Smile Style Dental Team"


Meet Dr Richard Howarth

"Why I Love Elephants!"

I did my training to become a dentist at Manchester University, The Turner Dental Hospital there.

The symbol for the dental hospital was actually an elephant and elephants for me are my favourite animal I have to say. We’ve even got big pictures of elephants in one of our offices where the patients come and get some treatment.

So that’s where I started my training. I then went to Australia, I sneaked away for a little bit and worked at Sydney University and then ended up back at Manchester Royal Infirmary where I was a senior house officer working with 9 or 10 different consultants. So I got to see loads and loads of different stuff there, before coming down to Stafford to pursue a career at that stage, in Orthodontics and surgery.

Sort of changed path after about a year of doing that and came out into general practice and I just love the fact that I get so many different things. I cannot be bored, every day is different, every mouth’s different, every treatment’s different and that’s the great thing with general practice and I love it to bits.

richardDentist Richard Howarth qualified from Turner Dental Hospital, which is part of the University of Manchester, in 1988.

Richard loves the precise nature of dentistry and the challenge of trying to achieve perfection while his great communication skills and ability to build rapport have given many anxious patients the personal and emotional support that has allowed them to receive dental care. Richard said “we know how to cure tooth and gum disease and it is my aim to help as many people as possible choose dental health for life.” Richard is active both in his community, nationally and internationally promoting dental health.

Richard is married to Jeni who is a Registered Nurse and used to be a District Nurse. Jeni now works with Richard as a Medical Aesthetician helping patients deal with problems of aging skin so they look better and she is also qualified to treat fine line and wrinkles using Botulinum.

"Richard Talks About His Family"

Inside Richard

Richards familyRichard and Jeni have two children Evangeline  and Thomas. Evie and Tom Photo by Richard

Sex - Male
Star Sign – Virgo
Occupation – Stafford’s Calm & Caring Dentist
Hobbies – Sailing and water sports, wakeboarding, sea fishing, power kiting, photography, cooking, good food and growing some of my own vegetables.
Favourite Album – Tears For Fears ‘Songs from the Big Chair’
Favourite Book – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey & The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Favourite Films – Top Gun & Beverley Hills Cop

Richard Howarth – GDC Number 63778

Emma Forrest

Dentist "Emergency" Emma Forrest qualified from Dundee University in 2010 with a commendation. Emma has working in a variety of clinical environments ranging from emergency access centres, hospitals, general practice and dental hospitals, to speciality clinics.

Emma has also worked with an Amazon charity providing dental care in remote villages.

Following the launch of Smile Style's Tooth Crisis Clinic we have nicknamed her Emergency Emma as she has taken the reigns on this aspect of our care.

Emma is married to Tom and loves her deaf Dalmatian Max who never comes back when you call him! In September 2014 Emma and Tom welcomed baby Beth into the family.

Emma Forrest – GDC Number 190936 

Harpreet Mandair

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Why I Choose To Be A Dentist – I choose to be a dentist, because I love to help people and I felt that as a dentist I could make a difference to people's life's for the better.

I choose Birmingham as it was my home city and I knew it was an amazing institution that would give me every opportunity to fulfil my ambitions and provide me with the best teaching possible. 

Hobbies – skiing, football, cycling and going to the gym and traveling 

Family - I'm the middle child, I have an older and younger brother. With a very large extended family with whom I'm very close with

Favourite Music - not a big mainstream fan but like Deep house and dance music

Favourite Film - I like thrillers, don't really have a favourite film 

Harpreet Mandair – GDC Number 228596

And Our Latest Edition Parm Dhillon

parmStar Sign – Leo

Occupation - Dentist – born, bred and educated in the midlands at Birmingham Dental School. A keen interest in challenging cosmetic cases and orthodontics. Husband of a dentist, brother to a dentist; a life truly devoted to my vocation! As Confucius once said, 'choose a job you love, and you need not work a day in your life.'

Hobbies - decent footballer, average skier, disastrous golfer

Interests – photography, cooking, spending time with my wife; although not in that order of course….

Favourite Film – Top Gun – fighter jets, fast bikes and that soundtrack; what's not to like?

Favourite Book – Applied Dental Anatomy and…just kidding, Steve Jobs by Walter Isakson, a must read in my opinion

Parm Dhillon – GDC Number 229187

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