Our talented staff

At Blandy House, we have a fantastic team. Our team of local Henley clinicians are all highly qualified and trained to work within numerous specialities of modern dentistry. You will find our friendly and approachable staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your personal care.

The Owners

Patrick Chen

B.D.S (Lon.), M.G.D.S., R.C.S (Eng.)

Dental Surgeon

Patrick qualified in 1986 from Guy’s Hospital having been awarded the Newland Pedley Medal and Prize in Operative Dentistry and the British Society of Restorative Dentistry Prize (the top clinical prizes awarded to Guy’s graduates and UK graduates respectively). Following graduation Patrick undertook three years of Resident Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training working in some of Britain’s busiest A&E departments and surgery clinics. He then joined Stephen Rear at Blandy House in 1989 as joint founder of the dental practice.

In 1990 Patrick became one of the first UK dentists to receive Dental Implant training at the prestigious Branemark Clinic in Gothenburg, Sweden under the tutelage of Professor P.I. Branemark, the father of modern day dental implantology. He has since furthered his training in Advanced Implant Surgery and Prosthetics as well as in Restorative Dentistry in the UK and Europe. To date, Patrick has treated thousands of cases and offers over 30 years of experience in Implant, Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry.

In 1998, Patrick gained a Membership in General Dental Surgery (MGDS RCS) the highest attainable general dental surgery postgraduate diploma awarded by practical and written examination at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He remains still one of a few UK dentists who hold this diploma.

Patrick is a member of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry , the Association of Dental Implantology , the British Society of General Dental Surgery and the British Society of Restorative Dentistry.

Away from his clinic, Patrick is married to Brigitte and lives in the countryside near Wallingford with their two sons Auberi and Piers.


Josephine Cockings

BDSc Hons (Qld) MFGDP (UK)
MFDS RCS (Eng) Dip Imp Dent UCL (Lond)
Dental Surgeon

Established for over 20 years as dedicated owner and dental surgeon at Blandy House, Josephine qualified at The University of Queensland, Australia, having been awarded First Class Honours and the high distinction of The University Gold Medal. She received fourteen awards and prizes which included the Carlisle C. Bastian Prize for Restorative Dentistry, the George Christensen Memorial Prize for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and the James Egerton Cary Prize for outstanding academic achievement.

In the United Kingdom she has attained the Diploma of Implant Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, graduating with Distinction and being awarded the Nobel Biocare Prize for achieving top of her year. She has also been awarded Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons and the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners in the United Kingdom.

Josephine brings with her years of dedicated care, experience and expertise in private dental practice. She provides special care and empathy to anxious patients of all ages. Josephine continues to follow her philosophy of technical excellence and exceptional care in dentistry, with a special interest in preventive, restorative, implant and aesthetic dentistry.

Josephine lives in Henley-on-Thames with her husband, Jerome, and three children, Oliver, Cassian and Adèle.



Rebecca Milligan

B.D.S (Birm.)

Dental Surgeon

Rebecca Graduated from Birmingham dental school in 2010. Since then, she has attended numerous postgraduate courses under the guidance of some of the country’s leading clinicians. Rebecca is enthusiastic about all aspects of dentistry but has a particular interest in endodontics and advanced restorative dentistry.

Rebecca has a friendly calming nature. She has a strong belief in working with her patients, helping them make positive choices for their health, and ensuring that they feel comfortable with their dental care. As such she puts great emphasis on preventative care and prides herself in taking the time to understand her patients’ individual needs.

Rebecca lives in Henley with her husband and daughter. Rebecca is a keen runner and is currently training for the Barcelona marathon.

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Natalie Ackuaku

BDS, MSc (Lon), MOrth RCS (Ed)

Specialist Orthodontist

Natalie offers specialist orthodontic treatment to adults and children and is delighted to join the team at Blandy House. She believes that orthodontic treatment can make a huge difference to quality of life and her professional, conscientious and caring approach puts patients of all ages at ease.

Natalie qualified at The University of Sheffield having been awarded the James Holmes Gardiner Prize for achievement in orthodontics. She later went on to pass The Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

She has worked in general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery at St George’s Hospital, London and the community services in Oxford prior to undertaking three years of specialist orthodontic training at King’s College London. Here she obtained an MSc in Orthodontics and was awarded, by examination, Membership in Orthodontics and granted entry onto the orthodontic specialist list.

Natalie is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and is the recipient of several prizes awarded by the British Dental Association. She has also presented and published work both nationally and internationally. In addition to her role at Blandy House, Natalie works alongside consultants as a specialist orthodontist in the hospital services.

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Spencer Richman

BDS, MSc (Endodontology)

Blandey House - Dr Spencer Richman

Spencer graduated from the University of Manchester in 2002 and since then has gained a wealth of experience in general practice. In 2015 Spencer obtained his Master’s degree in Endodontology and since that time has limited his dental practice to this field. Spencer’s focus is on providing treatment for patients confidently and comfortably whilst maintaining a high level of care, utilising a dental microscope and the latest endodontic treatment concepts and combining this with predictable adhesive dentistry to provide long standing restorations and healthy teeth.

Spencer is happy to accept patient referrals for all aspects of non-surgical endodontic treatment and re-treatment.
Spencer is married to Sylvie, and they have two wonderful children, Chloe and Alex.  He is keen on keeping fit and regularly goes spinning.

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