Dentists

  • Elizabeth MacNeil

    Dentist GDC No. 243827 | BDS Liverpool 2013

    Elizabeth qualified from Liverpool in 2013 and completed her foundation year within Pendle Valley. She is currently working toward membership at the Royal College of surgeons to further her knowledge. She enjoys the challenges of dentistry and takes pride in looking after her patients.

    On her days off she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and family, going to the theatre and exploring new European Cities.

  • Ruth Honeysett

    Dentist GDC No. 209725 | BDS HONS Liverpool 2011

    Ruth qualified as a dentist in 2011 from the University of Central Lancashire, after working as an audiologist for several years in Manchester she decided to retrain as a dentist. Having spent time working at Quest Dental Care as an undergraduate, she returned for her foundation year and now she works as an associate within the practice.
    She enjoys the variety and challenges that dentistry brings and looks forward to furthering her knowledge and experience in Burnley.
    She lives in the ribble valley and enjoys spending time with her family, eating out, going to the cinema, skiing and playing scrabble.

  • Shaun Willimott

    Dentist GDC No. 264038 | UCLan 2016

    Shaun qualified from The University of Central Lancashire in 2016 before going on  Dental Foundation Trato complete his Dental Foundation Training (DFT) here at Bupa. Upon completion in 2017, Shaun became an associate.
    Before deciding to become a dentist he obtained a PhD in Biochemistry and spent 7 years as a postdoctoral research scientist, examining signalling pathways in leukaemia cells.
    He has two small children, and in his spare time he enjoys running and spending time with his family.

  • Sohaib Ehsan

    Dentist GDC No. 238581 | Semmelweis University 2012

    Sohaib graduated from Semmelweis University in 2012. After completing his Foundation training in Tyne and Wear he moved back to work in East Lancashire. He has a special interest in Dental Implants and hopes to complete his MSc in Dental Implantology which he is studying at Edge Hill University. He is a supervisor and a mentor for UCLAN dental students who come to BUPA on their clinical placements. Outside work he enjoys spending time with his family which has recently had a new addition, a baby boy called Arhum.

Hygienists

  • Cath Walthaus

    Dental Therapist Combined Diploma in Dental Therapy & Hygiene Liverpool 2008 - GDC No. 171293

    Cath began her career as a dental nurse qualifying at Manchester Dental hospital. She then became involved within oral health promotion delivering programs within schools, nurseries and the community of good oral health from an early age.
    After intensive training she qualified from Liverpool University in December 2008 as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist. The varied role allows her to utilise her skills with both adults and children and it is one which she thoroughly enjoys.

    She is married with two children and enjoys walking, cooking and cycling.

  • Debra Haigh

    Dental Therapist Dip Dent Hygiene Liverpool 2007, Dip Dent Therapy Liverpool 2007 - GDC No. 106139

    Debbie is a dental therapist; she qualified in Liverpool in 2007. She has worked at the practice since 2010. Debbie is also a honorary tutor for the dental therapy students within the practice. Her hobbies include spending time with family, making celebration cakes and sewing.

  • Gemma Burns

    Dental Therapist Dip Dent Hygiene RCS Eng 2009, Dip Dent Therapy RCS Eng 2009 - GDC No. 173983

    Gemma qualified as a dental therapist at Great Manchester School for dental care professionals in 2009. Prior to this she worked as a dental nurse for 9 years.

    In her spare time she enjoys walking, cooking and spending time with her friends, family and son.

  • Helen Fowler

    Dental Therapist Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Liverpool 2009 NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2009 - GDC No. 185356

    Helen commenced her career in Dentistry in August 2006 as a Trainee Dental Nurse. She quickly progressed onto studying to become a Dental Hygienist / Therapist and started her clinical placements in March 2008. After a lot of hard work and dedication she qualified at Liverpool University in December 2009. She has recently been studying to attain a teaching qualification for clinical mentoring with Edge Hill University.

    In her private life Helen enjoys horse riding, netball, walking, Friends and family.

  • Lorna Milligan

    Dental Therapist Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Liverpool 2014 NVQ L3 Oral Health Care 2008 Dental Nursing& Independent Assessment City & Guilds 2008 - GDC No. 151824

    Lorna began her dental career in 2005 as a trainee dental nurse at a large NHS practice in Nelson, ultimately working her way up to the position of Senior Dental Nurse.
    She went on to gain her Certificate in Dental Radiography from Salford University in 2012, before being accepted onto the Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy course at the University of Liverpool. Here she undertook the intensive 27 month programme, before graduating in December 2014.
    Following qualification, she completed Therapist Foundation Training in Greater Manchester and has gained experience working in both private and NHS practice.
    In her spare time she enjoys travelling, cooking and spectating the Isle of Man TT road races

  • Claire Akrigg

    Dental Therapist Combined Diploma in Dental Therapy & Hygiene Liverpool 2007 GDC No. 124785

    Claire is a dental therapist, she qualified in 2007. She has been employed at the practice since June 2016. Previous to this she has gained experiencing working in both NHS and private practices
    Her hobbies include going to the gym, cycling, walking and photography. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends.
    She enjoys all aspects of her dental role, working as part of a team and helping patients to achieve and maintain good oral health.

     

Dental Nurses

  • Jessica Shaw

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No: 248714 | Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013 NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration

    Jessica started working at the practice in February 2012 as a trainee; she qualified in 2013 with an NVQ level 3 in Dental Nursing.

    She has previously completed an NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration which she puts to use in the practice helping the other nurses and clinicians with any IT related issues.

    Jess enjoys her nursing role, as well as training new members of staff and working on the reception.
    She is an optimistic, approachable individual with a positive attitude.

    She got married in 2014 and spent her honeymoon at Disney World in Florida. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading and watching Netflix.

  • Keeley Topping

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No: 189343 | NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2010

    Keeley started to work with the practice in September 2010; she qualified with a level 3 in dental nursing in 2010, she enjoys her work. Her hobbies include going to the gym, watching films, travelling, eating out and socialising with friends and family. She recently got married and moved into her first house to start her own family.

  • Kira Lord

    Lead Dental Nurse GDC Reg No: 178627 | NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2009 Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration Level 2 NVQ Team Leading - GDC No.

    Kira qualified as a dental nurse in 2009 and later joined the practice in 2010. In 2014 she was promoted to lead nurse, this role involves maintaining the surgery standards and supporting the practice manager with the day to day running of the practice.

    She has also completed a level 2 diploma in business and administration and level 2 NVQ in team leading whilst working at the practice

    She got married in 2016 and enjoyed her honeymoon travelling America; her hobbies include pampering her cat Oscar, going to the cinema, travelling and spending time with her friends.

    She is a hard-working individual with an approachable nature and positive attitude.

     

  • Kirsty Lord

    Dental Nurse GDC No. 245253 | Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013

    Kirsty started working with the practice in March 2012; she qualified as a dental nurse in May 2013 with a level 3 NVQ.

    Her hobbies include reading, watching films, travelling, spending time with friends, eating out, and walking her dog Holly. She is due to get married in May 2018.

     

  • Peppe Morris

    Dental Nurse GDC No. 153138 | NVQ Level 3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Independent Asses City & Guilds 2005

    Peppe has been qualified as a dental nurse for over 10 years; she started working at the practice in 2010.

    She is happily married with 2 children and in her spare time she loves to spend quality, fun, loving times with her family, pets and going out for family meals at her favourite Indian restaurant. She also likes to spend time on her own and loves reading - especially horror and true stories. She has a professional, loving and caring side to her.

  • Sarah Walmsley

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No: 266306 | Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016

    Sarah joined the practice in 2014 and qualified as a dental nurse in summer 2016.

    Sarah is a friendly, outgoing, hardworking nurse and enjoys working with children and nervous patients.

    Her hobbies include spending time with friends, family and walking her dog.

  • Stephanie Wilson

    Dental Nurse GDC No. 255269 | Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2014

    Stephanie started working at the practice July 2013. She qualified as a dental nurse in September 2014 with a level 3 NVQ. 

     Her hobbies include going to the gym, being involved with the young farmers association and looking after her horses. She is a hard worker and is always on the go. 

     

  • Rachel Southworth

    Dental Nurse GDC No. 248115 | Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013

    Rachel started working at the practice in 2012 and qualified as a dental nurse in 2013. Since then she has completed her NVQ level 2 & 3 in Customer service and is also one of the COSHH leads for the practice.

    She is very approachable and enjoys training the new members of staff at the practice, and aids the lead nurse when needed.

    She travelled to Africa in 2015 to do some charity work for a charity called Bridge2aid which she really enjoyed and would like to do again in the future.

    In her spare time she enjoys travelling and listening to live music.

  • Corrina Hartley

    Dental Nurse NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2011 GDC No. 211677

    Corrina started working at the practice in 2010 and qualified as a dental nurse in 2011.
    She enjoys her job role and is very friendly and approachable. Since working for the practice she has helped train a number of new staff members and developed lots of experience working on reception and in surgery.
    In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog Barny, eating out and holidaying in Greece.

  • Kelly Lyle

    Dental Nurse GDC No. 246341 | Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013

    Kelly has worked with the practice since August 2011; she qualified as dental nurse with a level 3 NVQ in 2013.

    She is fun loving, happy and hard working individual and enjoys her job role within the practice.
    Her hobbies include spending time with her family, shopping, going out eating and drinking with friends.

  • Laura Ormerod

    Dental Nurse GDC No. 170473 | NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2008

    Laura started working with the practice in January 2010; she qualified as a dental nurse in 2008 with a level 3 NVQ. She enjoyed helping set up the surgeries when we first opened and also enjoys training the trainee nurses when required.

    Her hobbies include cooking/baking and also spending time with her fiancé and her daughters.

  • Tanya Berry

    Dental Nurse NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2008 GDC No. 174412

    Tanya is a dental nurse and has worked at the practice since October 2010. She qualified in 2008 with a level 3 NVQ.

    Her hobbies include eating out, spending time with her friends, family and children.
    She is currently expecting her second child due in January 2017.

Practice staff

  • Julie Hartley

    Practice manager Qualified- National Certificate NEBDSA - 1993 Level 5 Diploma in Management - 2011- GDC

    I started work as a Trainee Dental Nurse from school and later gained my National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 1993 at Manchester Dental Hospital.  As a General Dental Council registrant I maintain my continued professional development.

    In 2001 I progressed to becoming a Dental Practice Manager.  Then in 2009 helped with the development and set up of Quest Dental Care (now Oasis Dental Care) which opened on Red Lion St, Burnley in October 2010.  Then in 2011 I completed my Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.  Later in 2011 I became the registered manager for the Care Quality Commission.

    My role is to ensure the smooth running of the practice and to look after the team whilst ensuring we deliver the highest standards of patient care.

    Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I take pleasure in travel, experimenting cooking food and listening to music and live bands. I try to keep fit by running and fell walking.

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