R Maria McNally, a consultant dentist at Stepping Hill Hospital, has won two top awards.
One of the national Aesthetic Dentistry prizes includes a prestigious patient choice award, after Dr McNally and consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dave Chin Shong helped a young woman smile again.
Their work corrected the alignment of Angela Burke’s jaw and teeth, which has given her more confidence in life.
Angela, 25, from Brinnington, Stockport, said: “When people saw me for the first time after my operation they were astonished.
“Then when my fixed braces were removed their reactions were wonderful.
“I feel so happy and more confident. Seeing my straight jaw and teeth when I smile gives me such a buzz every time. I am so grateful.”
Dr McNally previously won an award at last year’s ceremony. She said: “It is an honour to receive such prestigious awards two years running.
“Knowing that we are helping our patients to smile again means so much to me, and it’s a marvellous tribute to the work of both myself and my colleagues.”
The Aesthetic Dentistry Awards reward aesthetic, orthodontic and restorative excellence across the UK.