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.
Louise joined Spedding Dental Clinic as a trainee nurse in 2015 and qualified in 2017.
For the last 12 months, Louise has been working hard to further her dental knowledge by training to gain her Implant Nurse Certificate. Louise assists Jack and the implant nurses in the surgical & restoration of Implants.
Louise is also responsible for all the Emergency protocols in the Practice and is also one of our First Aiders. Her organised manner makes her perfect for this responsible position.
When she's not at 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 novel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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