Honour Health principal dentist - Onkar Dhanoya

Meet Onkar Dhanoya
BDS,MFGDP,Dip.Con.Sed., Dip Imp Dent.RCSEd, Cert Clin Ed,FHEA,FFGDP, FICD
GDC number : 60155

Welcome to Honour Health. I’m the principal dentist Onkar Dhanoya and we look forward to providing you with the highest standards of advanced healthcare in our friendly environment.

At Honour Health, we know that there are links between dental disease and conditions such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, stroke and Alzheimer’s. Because of this, we believe that dental health should not be separated from general health, and this belief underpins the way we look after you. We also understand that how you look can affect your confidence and your happiness.

Ultimately, our aim is to help you to ‘Smile more. Live life’.

About me

I graduated as a dental surgeon from Newcastle University in 1985 and have been principal dental surgeon at the Honour Health Group since 1986. The group was previously known as the Osborne Dental Group, and we re-branded to Honour Health in 2017 to better reflect the range of services we provide. As clinical lead, I am very proud of the dental surgeons at my practices, who all provide an excellent standard of care to their patients.

I hold Fellowships of both the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and the International College of Dentists. 

I am Vice-Dean of the FGDP(UK). I represent the Yorkshire and Northern region on the FGDP(UK) Board and I chaired the working group which developed the recently published ‘Implications of Covid-19 for the safe management of general dental practice’. I previously served as Vice-Dean of the FGDP(UK) from 2018-2019 and chaired the FGDP’s Professional Affairs Committee. 

I am past President of BDA Northern Counties Branch and Chair of the North Tyne LDC.

I have been a clinical teacher at Newcastle Dental Hospital since 1995 and I hold postgraduate qualifications in implant dentistry, conscious sedation, dental acupuncture, facial aesthetics, clinical education, dental practice management and dental practice appraisal.

Areas of practice

Having qualified and practiced as a general dental practitioner since 1985, I have considerable experience of providing the full range of dental treatments to care for the health of my patients.

I also provide treatments to restore good health to patients who have complex dental problems and may be nervous about seeing a dental surgeon.

I provide:

Dental Implants – to replace missing teeth so that they can not be distinguished from natural teeth

Facial Aesthetics (Honour Health Skin) – Non–surgical treatments to soften lines and wrinkles

Aesthetic Dentistry – Minimally invasive treatments to create a healthier,whiter, straighter, better looking smile

Orthodontics – Invisalign, Inman Aligners, Six Month Smiles

Teeth whitening – In-surgery (zoom) and at -home teeth whitening treatments

Treatment of nervous patients

Wisdom tooth extraction


BDS – Newcastle University 1980 – 85

MFGDP – Faculty of General Dental Practitioners – 1993

MGDS part 1- 1994

Royal College of Surgeons

Diploma in Conscious Sedation. Newcastle University 1996

Diploma in Dental Acupuncture 2000

Diploma in Implant Dentistry -2010

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Certificate in Postgraduate Clinical Education

Newcastle University 2009 – 2010

Certificate in Masterclass in Facial Aesthetics

Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) – 2010

Certificate in Appraisal of Dental Practice-

Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) – 2010

Post-graduate Certificate in Dental Practice Management – 2013

University of Chester

Completed stage 1 and 2 of the FFGDP career pathway – 2013

Fellow of International College of Dentistry (FICD) – awarded June 2017

Employment and additional experience

Foundation Dentist Trainer (1991-2005. 2009-2011) – training dental graduates in first year of general dental practice

Honorary Clinical Lecturer (Restorative) Newcastle Dental School 1996-present

Examiner for MJDF Royal College of Surgeons (England )

Clinical coach for Astratech Dental Implants

Trainer for Conscious Sedation

Teach Dental Acupuncture to postgraduates

Advisor for General Dental Council

Professional Organisation Membership

BDA: British Dental Association

GDC: General Dental Council (60155)

FGDP: Faculty of General Dental Practice

Local Dental Committee (Newcastle) 1997 to present

NHS Pilot Scheme peer support Group

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Association of Dental Implantology

British Dental Acupuncture Society

Sedation Teachers Group

Member of North East Private Dentists Group

Northern Counties BDA Branch President 2017 – 2019

Fellow of Higher Education Academy


“I undertook Invisalign and implant treatments as my tooth was damaged and not aesthetically attractive. I have driven from Glasgow and East Midlands just to see Onkar Dhanoya, so it speaks for itself really. I trust him and I know that he has my wellbeing and dental health as a priority above all else.
I’ve been delighted with the results both aesthetically and with my dental health. Honour Health provides outstanding dental care and Onkar Dhanoya is clearly an exceptional dentist.”

Andy Ozanne


“Further to my recent dental treatment with Onkar Dhanoya – many thanks for the results. My ‘bite’ is much improved and my eating experience distinctly more comfortable. In addition, the new smile you skillfully crafted for me is remarkable – it is quite splendid work and for me an unexpected outcome of the treatment.”

Brian Foster


“I have been treated by Dr Dhanoya in his Jesmond practice since 1990. During the years I have had both cosmetic and corrective work done which has kept me smiling! The approach from the entire team is great, from being very flexible when organising appointments, to spending time with my children to ensure they understand exactly what to expect from their check ups. This has resulted in the children looking forward to thier checkups and developing life long good dental hygiene habits.”

Cristina De Giorgi, Newcastle