A DENTIST is hoping to put a big smile on the faces of Knutsford residents while helping those suffering from facial deformities in Africa.

Beatrice Luciola has opened up at the The Brookdale Clinic on Manchester Road.

Dr Luciola already runs a practice in Lymm, but decided that Knutsford was the next best place to open up.

She is also an active charity campaigner, using her expertise to improve the treatment of people suffering from cleft lip and palate in developing regions of Kenya.

She helped to set up Operation Smile Kenya in the early 90s, and now spends a month each year in the country supporting the charity’s ongoing work.

She is also set to launch her own charity helping people with serious health issues in and around Funzi Island in Kenya, alongside teams of healthcare professionals who she hopes to recruit from the UK and the local community.

“Knutsford was the obvious choice when I was deciding where to expand my business,” she said.

“Working with the Knutsford community has been a fantastic experience so far, not least because I’ve found my patients to be open-minded, keen to understand their treatments, and committed to getting the best possible results.

“Working from The Brookdale Clinic also means I’m immediately part of an established professional community with high standards in an environment that’s welcoming and well-equipped.”