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Meet The Team

Breaston Dentists

We’re a friendly bunch!

Adrian Watts - BDS, BSc (Hons), DGDP (UK), PgDip.Clin.Ed

Adrian qualified from Manchester University in 1990 having also gained a BSc in Basic Dental Science (First Class) in 1989. With a passion for ongoing postgraduate training, he completed the Diploma in General Dental Practice in 1994 and has been a member of the Faculty of General Dental Practice ever since. Adrian was a Foundation Trainer for 16 years providing support, training and mentoring to newly qualified dentists and gained a Diploma in Clinical Education in 2014.

Adrian has been Principal of Breaston Dental Care since 1996 and has overseen the substantial modernisation of the building and equipment, allowing the team to provide an ever-increasing range of high quality treatments. Still passionate about dentistry, he maintains his skills and knowledge by attending appropriate continuing professional development courses.

Adrian has a wealth of experience in general dental practice, having provided both NHS and private care to his patients over the last 20+ years. His focus is now on providing comprehensive private dental care in a relaxed environment. He believes strongly in a preventive approach and aims to provide his patients with the tools to improve their own oral health. Following a thorough examination, he will discuss all treatment options available and ensure each patient is able to make an informed decision about their ongoing treatment.

Outside of dentistry Adrian enjoys spending time with his family and friends and is a fanatical squash player (when injuries allow!) He is also a keen gardener and enjoys walking his dog.

GDC Number: 65935

Louise Thornley - BDS, Cert.Clin.Ed

Louise graduated from Sheffield University in 2003 and joined the practice in August of the same year. She subsequently completed a Certificate in Clinical Education at Sheffield Hallam University in 2012. Louise has helped many newly qualified dentists through their Foundation Training year.

Louise has 15 years of experience in both NHS and private dentistry. She has a relaxed approach and is keen for patients to feel at ease during their appointments. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and practices minimal intervention dentistry with a focus on prevention. She encourages patients to engage in the decision making process in order to achieve and maintain their oral health.
Louise continues to broaden her knowledge and keep up to date with industry change by attending continuing professional development courses.

In her spare time Louise is kept busy with her two young sons. She also enjoys eating out with friends and is a keen rugby fan.

GDC Number: 82386

Panayiotis Karavellas - BDS

Panos is originally from Cyprus but moved to the UK to study. He completed his dental degree at Sheffield University, graduating in 2014.

Since joining the practice that year, he has gained experience of both NHS and private dentistry. Panos is now looking to focus on private aesthetic dentistry, particularly using composites. He has also completed additional training and can offer patients short term orthodontics using the Invisalign or Inman systems. He has a keen eye for detail and embraces the use of technology in the delivery of modern dentistry. He likes to involve the patient in the planning of their own aesthetic treatment and uses image manipulation to show the potential effects of a proposed treatment on their smile.

Panos spends his spare time exploring different cuisines and making complicated recipes! He also enjoys playing football and participates in Bachata dancing. He loves to travel and his favourite destination is Italy.

GDC Number: 252290

Annette Matthews - Dip Dent Hygiene, Dip Dent Therapy

Annette qualified from Sheffield University in 2013 with a diploma of higher education in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. She has continued to increase her range of skills by attending many courses.

Annette has over 10 years of experience within dentistry, having previously worked as a dental nurse and a practice manager throughout the East Midlands. Annette has exceptional patient management skills and will endeavour to focus on oral hygiene and preventive care, as well as offering aspects of cosmetic dentistry - these include airflow stain removal and polishing, alongside additional treatments such as composite veneers and bonding.

In her free time Annette enjoys spending time with her daughter and family holidays. She is a keen runner and has raised money for Shelter by running the London Marathon. She has also recently started cycling.

GDC Number: 244511

Jenny Sells - National Certificate NEBDN 2000

Jenny joined the practice in 1998 as a trainee dental nurse and completed her National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2000. She then completed the dental radiography qualification in 2003 and gained a BTEC Professional Diploma in Dental Practice Management in 2007.

Jenny also works in surgery as a dental nurse alongside her role as the Practice Manager. She maintains her knowledge of the profession with regular continuing professional development courses including training to assist in the assessment of Invisalign cases.

Outside of work, Jenny enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She is also a keen ice hockey fan and can often be found at the Arena watching Nottingham Panthers.

GDC Number: 120701

Melissa Henshaw - NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2012

Melissa joined the practice in 2010 and successfully completed the NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing in 2012.

She has also undertaken training to assist with Invisalign assessments, alongside various other courses to maintain and broaden her dental knowledge.

Melissa enjoys shopping and socialising with her family and friends. She likes to spend time maintaining her house and garden, and walking her dog, Amber.

GDC Number: 224238

Emily Dawson - Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013

Emily joined the team in 2010, completing her NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2013. 

She regularly completes courses and training to maintain her continual professional development.

Outside of work, Emily enjoys socialising and loves a good girls' night out. She also follows Thundersport and regularly attends the track days.

GDC Number: 248256

Lisa Allcock - Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2014

Lisa joined the practice in 2012 and completed her NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2014.

Lisa has continued to develop her knowledge and skills, and keeps up to date with changes in the profession.

In her spare time, Lisa likes to eat out and to cook at home. She enjoys socialising and attending Yoga classes.

GDC Number: 249917

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