The Team

Decontamination Nurse
Trainee Dental Nurse
Dip. Dental Hygiene/Therapy Liverpool 2013 (GDC 162589)
Lauren started working as a dental nurse 16 years ago and qualified as a dental therapist in 2013.
After living and working in London, Lauren returned to Carlisle and joined the Spedding Dental team in May 2021
She always tries to make her patients feel comfortable and relaxed whilst carrying out the best possible treatments.
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Eilidh joined Spedding Dental Clinic as a trainee Dental Nurse in 2017, and achieved her Dental Nursing Qualification in June 2020. Eilidh splits her week working alongside Michael and Rob. She also supports the Hygiene Team. Eilidh has impressed everyone with her friendly manner and hard work.

In her spare time, Eilidh likes to watch documentaries, eat out with friends and go on long walks with her Spaniel, Izzy.

BDS ( Cardiff 2016) GDC 265151

Ewen grew up in North Cumbria, and after graduating from Cardiff Dental School he returned to work in Cumbria four years ago.

Ewen is currently in the early stages of a Masters degree, to broaden and improve his clinical skills, and we are sure that he will be an excellent addition to our team of dentists.


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Louise joined Spedding Dental Clinic as a trainee nurse in 2015 and qualified in 2017. She expanded her dental knowledge by further training to gain her Implant Nurse Certificate in September 2020 and now assists both Jack & Michael in the surgical placement & restoration of Dental Implants.

Louise is also responsible for all the Emergency protocols in the Practice and is also one of our First Aiders. Her organised, methodical manner makes her perfect for this responsible position.

Away from work, Louise loves to walk her dog Finn, bake goodies (which we all love in the staff room!) and spend time with her family. She also loves a good romance novel.

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Abi joined us 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 in 2012, as a trainee dental nurse and subsequently passed her dental nursing exams in 2014. She also gained her Oral Health Educator Certificate the same year.

Emily's time is mostly spent working alongside Rob, running his surgery 3 days a week. Emily is also the Lead Decontamination Nurse for the Practice working alongside Helen.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys long walks in the Lake District with her family and friends.

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Beth joined Spedding Dental Clinic as a trainee nurse in 2012, and gained her Dental Nursing Qualification in 2014.

Beth's time is mostly spent working alongside Phil running his surgery, but she also has another role within the Practice as a qualified Orthodontic Nurse. Beth gained her additional qualification and role in 2015 and assists Sally Walker, our visiting Specialist Orthodontist.  All referrals for Sally are managed by Beth along with the Reception team.

In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog Bella. Beth also enjoys weekend getaways exploring new Cities and eating out.

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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 a familiar, friendly face here at Spedding Dental Clinic and one of our original members of staff who joined the Practice back in 2000.

Jane is one of our two senior dental nurses in the Practice talking responsibility for managing all the stock and equipment purchasing for the practice along with coordinating staff rotas. She is integral at managing and supervising the smooth running of the five surgeries.

As well as obtaining her Dental Nursing Qualification in April 1998, Jane also has further qualifications in Dental Sedation & Dental Radiography. She assists not only Jack with Implant procedures but also Gary Bell, our visiting specialist Oral Surgeon, with his surgical and sedation procedures.

Jane carries out Dental Radiographs in the Practice under the prescription of our Clinicians and also assist with CBCT scans.


Outside of work, Jane is a keen runner and has participated in the Great North Run several times. She loves good food and wine and is an active member of Slimming World. She is very house proud and classes one of her 'hobbies' as cleaning! A brilliant trait in a Dental Nurse!

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.

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.

BSc Dental Hygiene & therapy (GDC 201859)

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 (baby) teeth.

Sarah-Jane puts even the most anxious patients at ease. Her gentle manner and her relaxed style is popular with adults and children alike.

E.D.H (GDC 3695)

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.

Dip. Dental Hygiene (GDC 112596)

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.

BDS (Belf 1989) MSc FDS RCS FFDRCS (OS) Specialist in Oral Surgery GDC 64406

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).

BDS(Hons) (Ncle 1999) MFDS RCS (Edin) MSc (Ortho) MOrth RCS (Edin) FDSOrth RCS (Edin)

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.

BDS (Wales 1991) GDC 66090

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.

BDS (Ncle 1995) MSc (2013) GDC 70596

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 over 30 years of experience both running and marketing dental practices.

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. Nicola has also joined the Reception Team since Moira retired.

In her spare time, Nicola is a mad keen Mountain Biker and recently fulfilled a lifetime dream of cycling in Vietnam. She loves a simple family life at home and in the garden.


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