Departing dentist all smiles as present is icing on the cake

Dentist Manuel Perez-Padron with his leaving cake created in the image of Iffley Dental Practice. Picture: OX68774 Damian Halliwell

Dentist Manuel Perez-Padron with his leaving cake created in the image of Iffley Dental Practice. Picture: OX68774 Damian Halliwell Buy this photo

First published in News

DENTISTS might not normally go for chomping away on slices of sugary cake, but this time Manuel Perez-Padron might make an exception.

The Iffley dentist has been at his practice on Rose Hill for ten years, but is now planning to leave Oxford for his native La Palma in the Canary Islands.

To mark his decade here, he was presented with a cake in the shape of Iffley Dental Practice.

The father-of-two said: “This has been the pinnacle of my career. I will never forget the patients’ loyalty and love.

“After 10 years I want to say thank you to Oxford and I’m so proud to have lived here.”

He has also been invovled in community work during his time in the area. He has volunteered with local sports groups, coached children’s football and gives two per cent of his pay cheque to Oxford Children’s Hospital.

The Rose Hill dad, 33, even featured on an Oxford Mail front page back in 2011 for his campaign to get children in the city’s estates better dental care.

He added: “I think it’s nice for foreign people to settle and give something back. I hope others can be as grateful as I have been.”

He moved to Oxford in 2004 with wife Rachel, 31, a dental nurse at the practice.

Top News

Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Send your Letter to the Editor

11:20am Monday 28th July 2014

What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.

Our top stories

Update: Murder investigation after man "stabbed on a boat" in Abingdon

Oxford Mail:

7:09am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN was stabbed to death in Abingdon last night.

On-target Alfie Potter hails dream day as Oxford United regain winning habit + VIDEO

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Monday 20th October 2014

ALFIE Potter hailed a “perfect day” as he came off the bench to score and give Oxford United a much-needed victory over Tranmere Rovers.

Man who scared off burglars with a sword from his Witney home is left feeling 'a bag of nerves'

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 20th October 2014

A BURGLARY victim who scared off his intruders while holding a sword said the incident had left him emotionally scarred.

Britain's Got Talent star Fabia and her feathered friends go burlesque for breast cancer funds in Cowley

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 20th October 2014

OXFORD’S own burlesque star Fabia Cerra hosted a special dancing class over the weekend to raise money for charity.

DIDCOT POWER STATION FIRE: 'It was a bit of an inferno' + Video

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A HUGE fire ripped through a cooling tower at Didcot Power Station last night.

Taking the sugar out of diet is film’s sweet plan for Oxfordshire residents' health

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Monday 20th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS from Rose Hill have taken to the silver screen to encourage families across Oxfordshire to make healthier food choices.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

3:24pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Myron Blatz says...

Can't wait to see an article on a GP retiring, and being given a pack of fags and bottle of scotch for his leaving present!
Can't wait to see an article on a GP retiring, and being given a pack of fags and bottle of scotch for his leaving present! Myron Blatz
  • Score: -1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree