Our Staff

Principle Dentists

Peter

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

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.

 

Associate Dentists

IMG_6628Devan Raindi BDS(Hons), MJDF RCS (Eng)

Devan qualified from the University of Birmingham 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.

 

harpHarpreet Chowlia BDS(Hons), MFDS RCPS (Glasg)

Harpreet qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2015 with Honours and a Distinction in Clinical Dentistry. Harpreet was awarded the Carlton Gold Medal for most outstanding student in her year and the DENTSPLY Prize for Clinical Excellence, which is awarded to the student with the best clinical case. In 2015 she joined our team to do her Foundation Training year with us at Walmley Dental Practice being mentored by Alison Thornley, where she won an award for the Best Clinical Case. Harpreet then took a year to do a Senior House Officer Role in the North West in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS), working at both Aintree University Hospital and Arrowe Park Hospital as a Dental Core Trainee. During these few years Harpreet has been involved in some research and been published in several journals. She has a special interest in Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment) and is currently studying in Liverpool towards her Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics.

 

Hygienists

We have 4 gentle Hygienists who are here to 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.

Hygienist

Rebecca Gifford

Rebecca qualified from Sheffield University in 2011 before joining the team at Walmley Dental Practice, working until 6pm on a Wednesday. Rebecca is one of our Dental Therapists which includes providing small fillings and other treatments on children, as well as helping to maintain patients Oral Hygiene.

 

IMG_4565 Suzanne Watkin

Suzie qualified from Bristol University in 2011 before joining the team at Walmley Dental Practice to help improve patients mouth and gums. From the end of June 2018 Suzie will be going on Maternity leave. We are very excited for her and her Husband as they begin this new journey as parents. We are sad to see her leave but she will be back to join us again on Fridays in the very near future.

 

Tanya Twist

Tanya qualified from Sheffield University in 2017. Tanya was a part of our dental nursing team for many years before heading off to train in Hygiene and Therapy. We welcome her back to the team from July 2018 as our Hygienist and Dental Therapist, working on Fridays.

32314008_10155487699747423_9087234239430131712_nMittie Shah

Mittie qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2014 and joined the team at Walmley Dental Practice in April 2018, working with us on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.

 

 

 

Practice Manager

Lorna Collery

Lorna became part of Walmley Dental Practice in 2011 as a receptionist. In 2012 she then started her Dental Nurse Diploma at Matthew Boulton College. Since qualifying she has gained her extended duties certificate in Treatment Co-ordination and last year finished her Practice Management course. Lorna still Dental nurses from time to time to keep up her skills and knowledge.

 

Nursing Team

Head Nurse

Siobhan Collery

Siobhan qualified from Birmingham Dental Hospital and was a part of our team working along side Alison Thornley, until she went on maternity leave in 2012. Since then she has gained different skills, knowledge and experience from other dental practices before re-joining the team in 2017 as our Head Dental Nurse. From September 2018, Siobhan will be studying to gain her extra duties in Dental Radiography.

 

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.

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Siobhan Collery – Joined Walmley Dental Practice in 2017. Qualified in 2010. – GDC No: 195012

Megan Brown – Joined Walmley Dental Practice in 2011. Qualified in 2013 – GDC No: 243439

Lorna Collery – Joined Walmley Dental Practice in 2011. Qualified in 2014 – GDC No: 250768

Rebecca (Katie) Nevey – Joined Walmley Dental Practice in 2015. Qualified in 2013. – GDC No: 248189

Megan Hughes – Joined Walmley Dental Practice in 2014. Qualified in 2016. – GDC No: 267637

Siân Barry – Joined Walmley Dental Practice in 2016. Qualified in 2018. – GDC No: Newly Qualified awaiting registration

Jessica Lunn – Joined Walmley Dental Practice in 2015. Qualified in 2013. – GDC No: 247980

 

Admin Team

Reception Manager

Elaine Mason

Elaine has been with the team at Walmley Dental Practice since 2010, keeping reception running smoothly. She is also our Denplan Champion, and can answer any questions you have regarding this monthly payment scheme. Elaine manages the accounts, and is happy to answer queries you have regarding your bill and treatment plan fees.

Receptionist

Carol Collery

On your visit to Walmley Dental Practice you will be greeted by our friendly receptionist, Carol. She will be pleased to arrange appointments, answer any questions you may have and make you feel at ease. Following your Dental appointment Carol will be happy to provide you with all of the information you need about your treatment plan, payment options and future appointments.