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Meet the Team

Practice Managers

Julie Clews

Cert Dent Nursing NEBDSA, PgDipDPM

GDC No. 128240
Practice Manager

Julie started her career with us in 1987, she qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1992 and since then moved on to become our Practice Manager. She studied for her Diploma in Dental Practice Management in 2009 and passed with distinction. Julie grew up in Duston and is a familiar face for many of our patients. She prides herself on the good relationships she has with many of our long standing patients. She is always happy to help and strives to make each patients experience at Duston a positive one. 

Donna Billingham

Cert Dent Nursing NEBDN

GDC No. 131264
Assistant Practice Manager

Donna is one of our long standing members of staff, joining the practice in 1996. Donna has learned her profession from working in the sugery and on reception, gaining her dental nurse Qualification in 1998. After returning to work from Maternity leave in 2009, Donna took on the role of Assistant Practice Manager.  In 2011 she moved to our sister practice at St Crispins where she prides herself on making sure the practice runs smoothly for all our patients and staff. 

Charlotte Robinson

NVQ Dent Nursing

GDC No. 198560
Assistant Practice Manager

Charlotte is a friendly and familiar face at Duston Dental Practice, joining us in 2007 and has progressed from Dental Nurse to Assistant Practice Manager in this time. Charlotte strives to ensure that every patient's experience is a positive one and she is there to help all of our patients if they have any questions or concerns. She is a Denplan Champion and looks after the practice's cross infection control procedures and protocols.



Richard Staincliffe

BDS (Sheffield), MSc, FFGDP (UK) RCS (Eng), PgCME, FHEA, MILM

GDC No. 82384

Richard has been at our Main Road practice since 2007 and is a highly enthusiastic dentist who is keen to pass on his knowledge and expertise to his patients. He underwent further training with the Royal College of Surgeons and has recently gained a distinction in his Masters at the University of Birmingham. He has teaching qualifications from Cardiff University and the Higher Education Academy, helping to train newly qualified dentists. He also works part time in Birmingham as a clinical tutor, working with undergraduate dentists in the University.

Richard is passionate about minimal intervention dentistry, where he has gained expertise with white (composite) fillings, minimal preparation bridges and the restoration of teeth with dental implants.

Outside of the practice, Richard is a supporter of Northampton Saints RFC and enjoys outdoor pursuits, photography, road cycling, world travel and F1.

Andrew Lamb

BDS (Sheffield), PgDip (Medical Education)

GDC No. 82368

Andrew has been a dentist at Duston since qualifying from Sheffield in 2003 and he became a partner in 2007.

Andrew takes an active interest in further education, both as a dental foundation trainer, involved in training newly qualified dentists and he is also completing a Masters Degree in Healthcare Education. Outside of the practice, Andrew was appointed Honorary Treasurer of Northamptonshire Local Dental Committee in 2012 and outside of work enjoys cycling, running, is a season ticket holder at Northampton Saints RFC and enjoys family time with his wife Cerys and two young children, Sophie and Nathan.

Cerys Williams

BDS (Sheffield)

GDC no. 82389

Cerys is an experienced dentist having worked for over 10 years as a general dental practitioner in Northampton since qualifying from the University of Sheffield in 2003. Cerys joined the Duston Dental Practice partnership when it was formed in 2007 and began working with us when we opened our St Crispins practice in 2010.

As the mother of two young children Cerys has a keen interest in family dentistry and motivating her patients to achieve and maintain good oral health habits. Cerys also enjoys regular post graduate courses and keeping up to date with the latest developments in dentistry.

Away from work Cerys enjoys spending time with her family (husband Andrew, two children, dog and chickens), horse riding and supporting the Northampton Saints Rugby team.

Fiona Shackleton

BDS (Newcastle)

GDC number: 76466

Fiona graduated as from Newcastle University in 1999. She has been a dentist at the practice since then and is held in very high regard by her patients and colleagues alike. Fiona furthers her interests and skills by attending regular courses, as do all our dentists, to promote their continual professional development.

Robert Wardle

BDS (Bristol), MSc

GDC No. 112745

Priyesh Patel

BDS (KCL), PgCert (Implantology)

GDC No. 228616

Priyesh graduated from King's College London in 2012 and joined our team. He has built up a wide range of patient centric dental skills including the restoration of natural teeth and replacement of missing teeth. Priyesh's mantra looks at combining the latest techniques with a minimally invasive approach. His goal is to achieve outstanding results and provide the highest quality service for his patients.  Coupling his early success in general dentistry, he has undertaken further education at the prestigious Devonshire House Dental Practice completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Implantology. 

Away from dentistry, Priyesh is an avid Manchester United supporter and keen skier. If he's not on the slopes he'll be out on the golf course!

Nilesh Patel

BDS (London)

GDC No. 211281

Rakhee Shah


GDC No. 228702

Rakhee graduated from Kings College London in 2012 and went on to successfully complete her exams to become a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. 

Rakhee has gained extensive experience in both NHS and private dentistry around London since graduating, and has joined our Main Road practice since 2014. Rakhee has trained in Short Term Orthodontics and is a Certified Provider for Inman Aligner. Additionally, she is currently undertaking further postgraduate training in Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry. Focussing on prevention and treating anxious patients, Rakhee is committed to providing the highest possible quality of general dental care. 

Away from dentistry, Rakhee is a keen swimmer, skier and world traveller. 


Emma Wardle

Dip. Dent. Hyg. Therapy (Sheffield)

GDC No. 271531

Sarah Twelftree

Dip. Dent. Hyg. Therapy (RCS Eng)

GDC No. 128341

Sarah joined our St Crispin practice in early 2014 as a dental hygienist / therapist, qualifying at the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2009 and then successfully completing a foundation therapy programme at the Oxford Deanery in 2011. Over the years she has gained a strong interest in dental public health and has designed a programme for dental nurse students in oral health education and dental radiography. She also did a spell of teaching at Kings dental hospital in London as a clinical tutor for the department of dental hygiene and therapy.

Sarah is passionate about her clinical practice and goes the extra mile to help patients achieve the very best results with their dental care. She provides support and advice throughout their journey and enjoys seeing patients gaining confidence at every visit. She will always endeavour to make your visit as informative, relaxing and pleasant as much as possible.

Sarah spends her free time looking after her twin daughters, spinning at the gym and running, completing her first half marathon in 2015


Senior Dental Nurses

Amy O'Shea

Dip Dent Nursing NEBDN

GDC No. 243788

Hannah Whitcombe

NVQ Dent Nursing

GDC No.199436

Patient Coordinators

Jade Warner

Cert Dent Nursing NEBDN

GDC No. 220034


Clare Tosney

Cert Dent Nursing NEBDN, Cert Oral Health Education

GDC No. 130216

Cathy Coleman

NVQ Dent Nursing, Cert Dental Radiology

GDC No. 124256

Hannah Simmons

Dip Dent Nursing NEBDN

GDC No. 252246

Laura Hiams

Dip Dental Nusing NEBDN, Cert Oral Health Education, Cert Dental Radiology

GDC No. 259761

Zoe Arnsby

Cert Dental Nursing NEBDN, Cert Dental Radiology

GDC No. 124071

Dani Coulston

Cert Dental Nursing NEBDN

GDC No. 278832

Chloe King

Dental Nurse in Training