Our Staff


Peter Thornley BDS, MFGDP, MGDS, FFGDP, FDS, MMedEd

Peter is a partner at the practice and qualified from Manchester University in 1982. He has a special interest in providing Orthodontic (braces) treatment and was a Hospital Practitioner in Orthodontics at Good Hope Hospital until 2012. He is very active in dental education, and was the Chief Examiner for the MJDF examination at the Royal College of Surgeons, England. He is currently Programme Director for Foundation Training in Coventry.




Alison Thornley BDS, MFGDP, MSc

Alison has a special interest in placing Dental Implants and Endodontics (root fillings). Alison is qualified from Edinburgh University in 1986 and completed an MSc in General Dental Practice at Birmingham University in 2007 which enhanced her skills for advanced restorative dentistry. Alison is the Foundation Dentist Trainer in Walmley Dental Practice and has been a partner since 1994.



IMG_6628Devan Raindi BDS, MJDF

Devan qualified from Birmingham University in 2014 with Honours and a Distinction in Clinical Dentistry. He was awarded the prestigious Carlton Gold Medal for most outstanding student in his year. Following graduation, he joined the team at Walmley Dental Practice for his foundation training year where he continued to pursue his passion for patient care and gold standard dentistry winning awards for Best Foundation Dentist, Best Clinical Case and Best Clinical Audit.  He then spent a year in London where he advanced his surgical skills learning from world renowned surgeons. Devan has an interest in periodontology (gum health) and has attended national and international conferences in this field. He has received an award from the British Society of Periodontology, with his work published in international journals including the British Dental Journal. He currently sits on the British Dental Association Sutton Branch Committee.




Our gentle Hygienists improve and maintain the health of your mouth. They can provide airflow stain removal, to brighten your smile and are trained to carry out tooth whitening.




 Dental Nurses

Our experienced and qualified dental nurses will help to put you at ease and are always happy to answer any questions about our treatments. We encourage our team to undergo further training to improve their skills, and team members have qualifications in radiography, oral health education and many other areas of dentistry.




Elaine and Hannah


Our friendly receptionists will be pleased to arrange appointments and answer any questions you may have. They can provide you with all of the information you need about your payment options, as well as explaining the Denplan scheme.