The Team

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Chloe recently gained her dental nursing diploma and spends most of her working day supporting Phil and Ali in surgery.  She also spends her time supporting the hygiene team. Outside of work Chloe enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to take her little baby sister to soft play parks and also enjoys eating Italian food with her friends.

She recently ticked off one of her dreams on her 'Bucket List' by swimming with Dolphins earlier this year in Florida.

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Eilidh joined Spedding Dental Clinic as a trainee Dental Nurse in 2017, and recently achieved her Dental Nursing Diploma. Eilidh also runs the hygiene surgeries and has impressed everyone with her friendly manner and hard work.

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Louise joined Spedding Dental Clinic as a trainee in 2015, and has impressed with her willingness to take on all the challenges involved in becoming a dental nurse. Whilst studying for her dental nursing exams, Louise has learned fast, and is able to run both the dentists’ and the hygienists’ surgeries.

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Abi joined us recently having worked in Carlisle for the past 13 years. She has been a qualified and registered Dental Nurse for many years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Team here at Spedding Dental Clinic.
Outside of work Abi enjoys spending time with her husband and young family and loves days out exploring the beautiful Fells.

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Emily joined the practice as a trainee dental nurse in 2012, and subsequently passed her dental nursing exams in 2014. Emily runs Phil’s surgery for half the week, and is a qualified oral health educator, meaning that she can give preventive advice to ensure good oral health.

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Beth joined Spedding Dental Clinic as a trainee in 2012, and gained her Dental Nursing Diploma in 2014. In addition to running Phil’s surgery for half the week, Beth is also a qualified orthodontic nurse, assisting our Specialist Orthodontist Sally Walker.

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Claire joined Spedding Dental Clinic as a trainee in 2004, and qualified as a dental nurse soon afterwards. Claire is now a senior dental nurse, overseeing the day to day management of the surgeries. In addition, Claire is responsible for co-ordinating the dental implant treatments carried out at the practice. Claire has also passed her dental radiography exams, meaning that she can take dental x-rays without supervision.

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Jane is the third of our original members of staff from 2000. She is a senior dental nurse, helping to manage and supervise the smooth running of the five surgeries.

As well as working with Michael, Jane assists Gary Bell, our specialist Oral Surgeon, with his surgical and sedation procedures. She also manages all the stock and equipment purchasing for the practice, and if that isn’t enough, Jane has also passed her dental radiography exams to be able to take dental x-rays unsupervised.

Michelle has been with Spedding Dental Clinic since 2004, and is a highly experienced receptionist. Even at the busiest times on reception, she manages to keep an air of calmness, and our patients appreciate her ability to achieve the essential balance of being both friendly and welcoming, yet also business-like and efficient in her work.

Michelle is also a Denplan Champion, which means if you have any queries relating to Denplan products, she can give you all the information you need.

Moira re-joined Spedding Dental Clinic in 2005, having worked here many years ago under the previous ownership. Moira goes about her work with unwavering good humour, and her desire to find a solution to every problem ensures that she is popular with all our patients. Moira is also a Denplan Champion, and is able to assist with all queries relating to Denplan membership.

June was a founder member of staff when Spedding Dental Clinic was formed in 2000, and she now manages the day to day administration of the practice. Her calmness and diligence ensure that efficiency and harmony are evident on a daily basis; not easy when you are managing five surgeries and 22 staff!

Practice inspections and regulation have become an integral part of the governance of a dental practice in recent times, and June has ensured that the practice achieves excellent results when Denplan Excel carry out their annual inspection.

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Sarah-Jane joined Spedding Dental Clinic in 2015, adding another dimension to the dental services we can offer at the practice. In addition to all the tasks usually completed by a hygienist, a dental therapist can also do fillings, and extractions of deciduous teeth. Sarah-Jane puts even the most anxious patients at ease, and her relaxed style is popular with adults and children alike

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Jackie joined the practice in 2004 and has been with us ever since. Jackie is well respected for the excellent results she achieves with her patients, who appreciate her thorough and meticulous attention to detail.

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Kim joined Spedding Dental Clinic as a dental nurse in 2001, and then having completed her Diploma in Dental Hygiene returned as a Hygienist in 2007. Kim is popular with her patients, achieving excellent results whilst maintaining a relaxed atmosphere in her surgery.

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Gary is an experienced hospital oral surgeon, who, in addition to his NHS commitments, has had a private list at Spedding Dental Clinic since 2003. Gary is available for all surgical and complex extractions, including wisdom teeth and buried roots.

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Paul is another Newcastle graduate, achieving his BDS in 2000. Since graduation he has settled in Cumbria and worked in general practice. Paul is currently studying for his Master's degree in Endodontics (root treatments).

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Sally is an Orthodontic Consultant at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, and we are delighted that she has joined our team at Spedding Dental Clinic to provide orthodontics. Sally is happy to provide all types of tooth straightening, and is able to offer cosmetic options for patients who wish to wear more discrete braces.

All treatment is on a private basis, for both adults and children. If a patient would like to have a no obligation consultation appointment to assess viability of treatment, this can be arranged by a simple referral to us by your own dentist.

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Michael graduated from Bristol Dental School in 1996, and having worked in several practices in north Cumbria, he joined Spedding Dental Clinic in August 2011.

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Phil graduated from Cardiff Dental School in 1991 and joined Spedding Dental Clinic in 2001 when he re-located with his family to Cumbria. Phil is a highly experienced and conscientious dentist, committed to providing his patients with excellent general practice dentistry.

Phil is a keen photographer and tennis player, and also a gourmet cook, when time allows!

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Ali is also a Newcastle graduate, having gained her BDS in 1993. During her early associate years, Ali worked at the award winning Greenfields House practice in Stockton, and has brought her high standards of care and service to general practice in Carlisle.

Having worked full-time in the practice for many years, Ali now divides her week between the twin responsibilities of looking after her patients and her family; Jack and Ali have two children and live just outside Carlisle.

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Jack qualified from Newcastle University in 1995 and worked in general practice in the north-east for five years. Jack and Ali share the same vision for how a dental practice should operate, and in 2000 they established Spedding Dental Clinic from an existing single-handed practice, building it up to be a flourishing five surgery private practice.

Elaine joined the team at Spedding dental clinic in 2009, and was responsible for the practice achieving a rating of ‘excellent’ for cleanliness at our Denplan Excel assessment. We think that cross-infection and cleanliness are of the utmost importance, and we thank Elaine for her continuing work around the practice.

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We are proud of the services we provide at Spedding Dental Clinic, and Nicola’s job is to spread the word! Nicola understands dentistry inside out, as she is a qualified dental nurse with many years of experience both running and marketing a dental practice.

She is responsible for all our internal and external marketing, our social media output, and the organisation of the postgraduate training day provided by the dentists at Spedding Dental Clinic.


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