Meet The Team

Adrian Bennett

GDC number: 77667
BDS, MSc (Ortho), MPhil, MJDF RCS Eng

Adrian qualified from the University of Bristol in 2000 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery winning awards in Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics and Oral Medicine.

He was awarded a Master of Philosophy degree (MPhil) in 2004 from the University of Manchester for research into tooth coloured filling materials.

Adrian is an Honorary Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick and supervises MSc students.
Adrian Bennett

Andrew Lane

GDC number: 52428
MPhil, BDS, DGDP(UK)

Andrew qualified from the University of Bristol with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1978, followed by the Diploma in General Dental Practice, Royal College of Surgeons, UK in 1993 and a Master of Philosophy in 1999 for research into dental materials at the University of Manchester.

He won the SmithKline Beecham Dental Practice Innovation award in 1995 and the Manchester Postgraduate Dental Society Award for research in 1999. Andrew is the head of Stockport Dental Seminars.
Andrew Lane

Andrew Legg

BDS, MFDS RCS Ed PGDip Imp Pros

Andrew began his postgraduate training in Oral Surgery & Implant Dentistry in 2004 and has since undertaken countless hours of training including an 18 month Clinical Certificate in Implantology at the University of Sheffield and Advanced Surgical Training at the Royal College of Surgeons. Andrew has experience with several of the major implant systems including Straumann and Nobel Biocare.
Andrew Legg

Sunil K. Panchmatia

GDC number: 55867
BDS, MFGDP (UK), DPDS, Dip Rest Dent RCS Eng, FFGDP (UK)

Dr. Sunil. K. Panchmatia has extensive experience in general dentistry, having owned a Practice in Denton Manchester for nearly 28 years, and has been involved in education and training of dentists and dental care professionals both in practice and various institutions.
Sunil K. Panchmatia

Laura Rice

BChD MFDS RCSEd
GDC: 113980
Laura qualified from Leeds University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, gaining an award in Clinical Dentistry.

She has since been awarded a Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and recently received a Certificate in Practical Restorative Dentistry from the Tipton Dental Training Academy. Laura has attended a British Society of Occlusal Studies course and is an active member of the British Dental Association.

She is currently undertaking a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons.
Laura Rice

Donna Schembri

GDC No. 4772
PGCert in Mentoring in Dentistry

Donna Schembri is a Hygienist with over twenty years of experience, working clinically between two practices in Yorkshire and Lancashire
Donna Schembri

Gillian Mills

GDC number: 2819
RDH

Gill has been a hygienist for over 20 years now and has been a member of the Apollonia House team since April 2000. Gill resides in Huddersfield along with her husband Richard and daughters, Grace and Beatrice.

Gill's interests include organising charity fund-raising events, she was blessed with a delightful singing voice and has been known to deliver an outstanding impersonation of Shirley Bassey at various functions.
Gillian Mills

Anne-Marie Banks

GDC number: 2309
RDH, DHEFETC

Anne-Marie has been a hygienist for 27 years and joined Apollonia House in 2004.

Married to Gary she lives in Springhead along with their daughter Jessica and son Joseph.
Family time is of great importance to Ann-Marie.

A regular fitness fanatic, Anne-Marie pays regular visits to the gym, swims and plays tennis.
Anne-Marie is an active and committed member of the North West B.S.D.H.T.
Anne-Marie Banks

Claire

GDC number: 141780

Claire qualified as a Dental Nurse over 15 years ago, and started working at Apollonia House in Janury 2001.

She has a dog called Maddie and is always the life and soul of staff parties.

She lives locally with her husband and two children, Liam and Grace
Claire

Gemma

GDC number: 163869

Gemma was Apollonia's first trainee nurse and has been with us since 2006.

She passed with flying colours, also gaining 2 GCSEs!

She works part time since the birth of her son Taylor in 2007
Gemma

Donna

GDC number: 134360

Donna has 29 years of dental nursing experience and has been with us since September 2008.

In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym and eating out. Donna has 3 grown up children and was recently married to her husband, Dave, in Santorini
Donna

Ewa

GDC number: 181510

Ewa started nursing at the Practice in March 2007 as our second trainee nurse.

She was an exceptional student and is now fully qualified and a valued member of our nursing team

She enjoys cycling, walking and shopping and lives with her partner Charlie and their young daughter Florence who was born in 2008
Ewa

Kelly

GDC number: 159266

Kelly is one of most experienced nurses: She has worked in a wide variety of dental positions, including Manchester Dental Hospital.

She lives locally with her young son.
Kelly

Natalie Bennett

BSC(Hons)

Natalie began her work at Apollonia House in June 2000, after reading Natural Sciences at The University of Bath and gaining a 2:1

She is married to Adrian, and they have two sons, Tom (4yrs) and Oliver (1yrs)
Natalie is also Andrew Lane's daughter and has been working within a family-business environment since she was 15.
In her spare time, Natalie likes running and spending time with "the boys"
Natalie Bennett

Helen

Helen recently joined us as a receptionist/ nurse

She has over ten years experience in dentistry and has recently moved to Uppermill with her fiance.

She enjoys looking after her two horses
Helen

Louise

Louise has been with us since 2008 and manages our Central-Sterilisation & Decontamination Room

She has recently passed her NVQ-Level 2 in Cross Infection Control

She is a vital member of our team helps with the smooth running of the practice.
Louise

Tiffany Eglin

She's back!

Tiff has returned to Apollonia House after a break to have her 2 daughters, Phoebe and Elizabeth.
Tiffany Eglin

Karey Whitehead

Karey Whitehead is our resident chiropodist and has recently re-located from the centre of Uppermill.

She is trained in chiropody and podiatry

HPC CH15077
Karey Whitehead

Vicky Griffiths

Vicky Griffiths is our resident Remedial Massage Therapist. Vicky trained at the acclaimed Northern Institute of Massage and is a member of NAMMT, the National Association of Massage and Manipulative Therapists.

There can be many benefits of remedial massage as it affects many systems of the body. A healthy body is one which can move freely...freedom of movement requires good healthy muscles.

Many conditions including stress related disorders, lower back pain, neck and shoulder tension, sports and accidental injuries, plantar fascilitis and arthritis to name a few can benefit from massage therapy.

NAMM - 11293
Vicky Griffiths