Dr Michael Hickley


LDS RCS Eng 1978
GDC No: 51799

Dr Michael Hickley joined the practice as an Associate to John Darbyshire who originally established the practice. He became a partner in 1985 and principal in 1995 when John retired. In 2001 he entered into partnership with Rosie Steere when the practice moved to Redcliffe.

Michael is married and has 3 children all at University or working. He has always enjoyed sport and plays regular golf at Heswall Golf Club. He played Cricket and Hockey at Neston Cricket Club for many years, but has now ‘hung up his boots’ and remains a social member. He loves the mountains and enjoys trips to the Alps skiing and walking in the Lake District.

Michael’s main dental interests lie in general dentistry and restorative dentistry, providing solutions for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth.

He feels privileged to have treated so many loyal patients over the last 30 years and enjoys ‘catching up’ with them when they come in for treatment.

He has many patients who have been extremely nervous at the prospect of dental treatment and enjoys showing them how dentistry can be performed in a relaxed and comfortable manner.

He has developed a particular interest in the restoration of implants which is rapidly becoming the definitive solution for patients who have lost teeth.

Many patients need to have root canal treatments and he has been on courses enabling him to provide his patients with endodontics using state of the art techniques.

Some patients have a problem with snoring. This can be cured by wearing a Sleepwell appliance when sleeping. Michael has completed the course enabling him to provide these appliances patients and has helped many patients and their partners to enjoy a good night’s sleep.

Michael has enjoyed the process of developing Redcliffe Dental Practice to the relaxing but state of the art environment that it is, and is committed to continuing this development in the future.