Excellent care requires excellent people

Every person in our Practice is essential to your care so we endeavour to recruit, train and retain the best people. Everyone who joins us understands our expectations and receives regular training and personal development to ensure we all share the same ethos of putting our patients at the heart of everything we do.

By providing a caring environment for everyone, we engender loyalty. As the saying goes – we don’t expect loyalty, we earn it. Our practice is part of Rodericks Dental, a company with over 65 practices across the country. We are different because our company is run by dentists – for patients.

Clinical Team
Eliska Dvorakova (Dentist)
BDS Dund 2015 GDC No. 257859 (F)

Eliska qualified from the University of Dundee in 2015, and joined Swadlincote Dental Practice as a part time dental associate in August 2016. I believe in involving patients as much as possible in their treatments and working together on a preventive approach. Outside of dentistry, I socialising, cooking and travelling

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Angela Steel (Therapist/Hygienist)
Combined Diploma in Dental Therapy & Hygiene Sheff 2011 GDC No. 123360 (F)

Hello my name is Angela. I qualified as a combined dental hygienist and therapist in July 2011 from Sir Charles Clifford dental school university of Sheffield.

I started my career in 2002 as a dental nurse / receptionist and became interested  and very passionate about periodontal disease and so furthered my education until I reached my goal of becoming a Hygiensit/Therapist.

In my spare time I love walking my dog and spending time with family and friends, and singing in a band.

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Alex Zubieta (Dentist)
Registered under s16(2A) Dentists Act 1984 2007 GDC No. 115860 (F)

I graduated from the University of La Sapienza as a general dentist with a Masters in Endodontics.

I joined Swadlincote dental practice in June 2008 as a general dentist.

Outside of work I enjoy cooking and eating Italian food and wine, exercising at the gym and travelling.

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Paul Ryder (Dentist)
BDS Wales 1980 GDC No. 54274 (M)

I qualified the University of Cardiff in 1980. I have been in general dental practice with the NHS for since I qualified. I have worked at five different dental practices since qualifying and many of my patients have followed me from practice to practice which is very flattering.

I have been working at Swadlincote Dental Practice since January 2010.

In my spare time I enjoy gardening, reading and walking the dog.

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Dharmesh Mistry (Dentist)
BDS Lpool 2015 GDC No. 258280 (M)

I am Dharmesh. I qualified from Liverpool Uni in 2015 and I now live back home in Leicester.
I have a keen interest in restorative dentistry and treating anxious patients that have a phobia of visiting the Dentist. I am currently enrolled on the Paul Tipton Restorative course and I am considering looking into completing post graduate training in Sedation in the future.
In my spare time I go to the gym and often go to watch the 16/17 Champions Leicester city at the weekends.

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Practice Support Team
Jane Cashmore (Qualified Dental Nurse/Receptionist)
NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2010 GDC No. 190512

I have been a qualified dental nurse since January 2010. I started my career working at the Swadlincote practice in 2008, and after a brief spell working at private practices for experience, I returned to the practice in November 2014.

I am married and have two grown up daughters. My hobbies are renovating my house gardening.

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Demi Dixon
Trainee Dental Nurse

I joined the practice in May as a Trainee Dental Nurse. I am also about to start the NVQ in oral health. After becoming a qualified dental nurse I would like to further develop my knowledge and skills with a view to possibly train to become and Hygiene Therapist.
Outside of work I like to see my friends and family and also like going to the gym.

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Keeley Bowden
Trainee Dental Nurse

I joined the practice in May as a Trainee Dental Nurse. I am about to start the NVQ course in oral health to become a qualified dental nurse, after this I would like to expand my knowledge in dental care. In my spare time I like to see my family and friends.

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Samantha Collins
Trainee Dental Nurse

I am Samantha and I recently joined the practice as a part time Trainee Dental Nurse.
Having been nervous myself of visiting the Dentist when I was younger I remembered how nice the nurses were with me and how that helped me and as I like to work in roles where I help to put people at ease I decided this would be a good role for me and I can have a positive impact on helping nervous patients just as the nurses did for me when I was younger.
Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym, spending time with my daughter and my friends.

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Katy Brown
Trainee Dental Nurse

I am Katy and I originally joined our sister practice in Burton On Trent in 2015 as a Trainee Dental Nurse before joining the Swadlincote practice in March 2017.

I am currently completing my studies to become a qualified Dental Nurse.
After I qualify I want to study to become a qualified Orthodontic Therapist as my passion in Dentistry is within Orthodontics.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband, reading and shopping which I love!

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Courtney thurgood (Qualified Dental Nurse)
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF Cit & Guilds 2017 GDC No. 273387

My name is Courtney Thurgood and I am a qualified dental nurse. I began my career in Dentistry at this practice as a trainee dental nurse and spent a year at the practice before moving to a independent practice where I completed my formal qualification and training.
I made the decision to move so that I could gain more experience in a range of private treatments to help me develop my knowledge and skills. I have now returned to Swadlincote Dental Practice as it is more like home for me.

I am keen to continue studying to further broaden my knowledge. There are various courses I am interested in completing such as Oral Health Education, Radiography and sedation nursing.
I thoroughly enjoy my job and strive to do this to the best of my ability.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my fiance and our puppy Millie. We like going on on holidays, my favourite so far has to be Australia.

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Tracey Vallely

I am a receptionist at the practice and have worked here since we first opened in April 2008.

I enjoy working with the public and meeting people and I enjoy working alongside my colleagues.

My hobbies outside of work are going to watch our local football team Derby County for which we are season ticket holders. I also enjoy relaxing holidays abroad and walking our dog.

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Carol Taylor

After 20 years working in the financial services sector, I joined the practice in March 2011 at one of our sister practices and then transferred to Swadlincote practice in 2012.

Outside of work I enjoy keeping fit and socialising with friends and family.

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Practice Manager
Loren Hodgkinson
Practice Manager

I began my career in the dental industry in April 2002, where I worked as a receptionist in a Private specialist practice. I moved onto an NHS practice in April 2004 to gain more experience within the industry. I progressed into the role of practice manager in 2008. I came to Swadlincote Dental Practice in July 2009 and thoroughly enjoy my role and working alongside my colleagues here.

Outside of work I enjoy travelling, baking and spending time with my friends and family.

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