Let us introduce our Newbury Dentist

The team at 20/20 Dental Practice look forward to offering you their skilled care and advice.

Dr. Craig Hughes (BDS London)(GDC- 177422)

Craig joined 20/20 Dental Practice in December 2010. After he qualified from Craig Hughes  Dentist NewburyBarts & The London University, he worked in Chicester. As Craig has grown up in Newbury he decided to return to 20/20 Dental Practice,where he worked as a dental nurse when he was completing his A-levels and during his gap year. Dr. Hughes is much loved by his patients and the whole team and comes highly recommended. Craig took over as principal dentist from September 2019.

"I found Craig very amenable and approachable. His manner is reassuring and professional. A very pleasant first meeting"                                                                            

 Mr. A. Pope

"Really reassuring dentist. Craig made me feel relaxed. Knowledgeable. Appreciated the fact that he gave me time, answered questions and gave good advice. I have much confidence in him." Mrs E. Pannett Smith

" I had been putting off having a crown replaced longer that I should. Dr. Craig made me feel relaxed about the whole procedure and explained what was happening at each step to put me at ease. I found the experience so much better that I feared! Drills? Pah! One of the best dentist I've ever been to." Mrs. D Sullivan


Dr. Dirk Van Der Spuy (B.Ch.D Pretoria)

(GDC number - 66845)

Dr. Dirk Van Der Spuy  20/20 Dental Practice Principal Dentist

 Dr. Dirk Van Der Spuy

 After working in London for 6 years he came to Newbury in March 1997 to open 20/20 Dental Practice. His vision is to provide general dental care that people can trust. His catch phrase is ‘Open wide as a crocodile'. Dr. Van Der Spuy has a special interest in removing wisdom teeth.

"I am very frightened of pain and Dr. Van Der Spuy is so gentle, kind and patient. I was totally at ease throughout. If all dentist's were like him nobody would be scared of going to the dentsit." C. Illingworth     



Melanie Hunt (BDS  Manchester)

(GDC number- 70751)

Dr. Melanie Hunt

Melanie qualified from Manchester University Dental School in 1995. She is an experienced dentist having worked in General Practice and Specialist Primary Care in Cheshire until her recent relocation to Oxfordshire. She has gained further qualifications in oral surgery and treating anxious patients. 




Sarah Russell (Dental Hygienist) CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995  

 Newbury Hygienist Sarah ChapmanSarah Russell worked as a dental nurse before qualifying as a dental hygienist in 1987. She has worked as a dental hygienist in Newbury for 28 years

                                                                                                                ‘My work includes routine maintenance and cleans, but I also work with more advanced perio cases that may require Local Anaesthetic for full mouth disinfection. I am a believer that oral hygiene is so important and feel it’s imperative that the patient can see where the problems are by using a mirror, and will spend time demonstrating what they can do to correct any problems. It is what the patient does daily that’s the most important thing!’


Megan Cunningham (Dental Hygienist)

FdSC Oral Health Sciences 

Megan Cunningham Dental Hygienist Newbury

Megan started working as a dental nurse in 2011. Her passion for helping patients to obtain optimal oral health has spurred her on to train as a dental hygienist at the University of Essex. Megan draws from her vast experience working in a dental team to ensure your dental hygiene visit is tailored to your individual needs and in close partnership with your dentist.

‘I am here to help you maintain optimum dental health and am always happy to answer any questions you have.’