Meet the team

At Station House Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.



Amanda Dixon

BDS (Manc) 1993
GDC No. 69473

Amanda is married to Paul Dixon, they have two children. Amanda qualified at Manchester in 1993 and has worked at practices in Salford and Didsbury before settling back home in Glossop.

Amanda enjoys building great relationships with patients so that together they can discuss all options and decide on the best plan of action for each individual.

“ I truly believe prevention is better than cure and dental disease is in many ways preventable with the correct advice, I enjoy helping people change their habits to ones which will mean less need for treatments going forward. I try to practice Minimally Invasive Techniques where possible- preserving as much of the natural tooth as able, this is made possible by the amazing materials available today for restoring teeth with techniques such as bonding, and still being able to create beautiful, natural smiles”

By regularly attending postgraduate courses I keep up to date with the latest techniques and materials.
When Amanda is not at work she is a keen baker , and is happiest pottering around the garden at home.


Paul Dixon

BDS (Manc) 1997
GDC No. 73582

Paul graduated from the university of Manchester in 1997. He then worked in practices in Irlam and Heaton Mersey before joining Station House in 2005 where he became a partner in 2007.

Paul completed his membership of the faculty of general dentistry in 2005 at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.

He has an interest in all aspects of general dentistry and believes that good communication is the bedrock of delivering the best oral care for his patients.

Outside of dentistry Paul is married to Amanda who also works as a dentist at Station House and they have two rapidly growing up children.

Paul enjoys time with his family, trying (and often failing) to keep fit and avidly following the England rugby team.


Laura Gill

BDS (Newcastle University) 2004
GDC No. 83328

Laura joined Station House Dental Practice in March 2010, having decided to settle in the area with her husband James, to be closer to family and friends.

She qualified from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne with distinctions in restorative dentistry and oral subjects. She continued to work in the North East for four years. After getting married in 2008, a sense of adventure and a passion for scuba diving took Laura to Australia, where she spent eighteen months working in a forward thinking private practice in Queensland. Laura enjoys playing tennis, skiing and running the occasional marathon! She continues to pursue post graduate training in dentistry to offer the highest possible professional standards to her patients. Laura successfully passed the Diploma of the Joint Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng) in November 2012. She has a son Miles born in 2014 and daughter Anna born in 2016

Adrian Bennett

Adrian Bennett

Dentist with a special interest in Orthodontics
GDC NO. 77667

Adrian is an examiner, supervisor and honorary clinical teaching fellow at the University of Warwick on the Orthodontic MSc course and has given several presentations on multidisciplinary orthodontics in general practice. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and the College of General Dentistry where he is an examiner for the orthodontic diploma.

He has been providing orthodontic treatments for children and adults in private general practice for over 18 years and is experienced in a wide range of fixed and removable appliances; incorporating orthodontics with advanced restorative and implant treatments.

He is an Elite Invisalign Go provider, an Elite Damon-System provider and an Accredited Incognito provider

In 2018 he was Portman Dental Group Clinician of the Year and provides orthodontic treatments on referral in five of their general private practices

In 2017 he won the British Orthodontic Society case presentation Award and was invited to present the case at the Winter Study Day in 2018

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William Yu

Dentist with Special Interest in Implants
GDC No. 177429

William is one of our associates and graduated from the University of Manchester in 2009. His talent in Dentistry was noticed early on when he was awarded the Edgar Houghton Operative Skills prize along with his Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

William’s special interest is in Implant Dentistry and sedation. He has been placing Dental Implants for 10 years, and has completed the ‘gold standard’ of Implant post-graduate training at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. He received his diploma in implant dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2018. William has worked with many different Implant systems over the years, and understands the newer techniques in bone grafting. He often spends his free time attending courses to further his knowledge and even calls dental implants his main hobby!

William has also gone further with his sedation training and completed a post-graduate certificate in dental sedation and anxiety management, from the University of Edinburgh in 2021. But don’t let his “fresh” face fool you, William has been practicing dentistry for 12 years and also has good experience in oral surgery and endodontics.

Dr Varinder Jhaj

Varinder Jhaj

BDS (Kings College London) 2019
GDC No. 284126

Varinder graduated from King’s College London in 2019, after spending 8 years in London. In that time, he completed a BSc degree in Pharmacology in 2014 before training to become a dentist. He provides general dentistry and has a keen interest in Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry. He loves to keep up to date with the latest techniques and materials used to provide his patients with the best quality treatments and is looking to develop his restorative skills even further as he is undertaking a MSc programme in Restorative Dental Practice at University College London’s Eastman Dental Institute. He is keen to take before and after photographs of treatments for his own portfolio and to show his patients whilst treatment planning difficult cases or aesthetic cases. He enjoys doing composite bonding/veneers as well as Invisalign GO to create the complete aesthetic look. Away from the clinic, Varinder is a passionate Manchester United supporter and regularly goes to watch them as well as playing football weekly and training in the gym to keep fit.

Navneet Johal

Navneet Jhaj

BDS (Kings College London) 2019
GDC No. 284140

Navneet qualified from King’s College London Dental Institute in 2019. Her passion for Dentistry is ever-growing as she has completed several postgraduate courses. She has completed a year long Restorative Dentistry programme to progress her skills further. Her keen interest for restorative and aesthetics enhanced as she attended the world renowned course in Italy, Styleitaliano Daily Menu. Additionally she provides Invisalign to be able to offer a complete smile makeover.

Navneet has a friendly and calm nature and she aims to empower her patients to understand and better their oral health. With her welcoming presence she thoroughly enjoys treating paediatric and nervous patients.

In the near future she aims to provide patients with evidence - based holistic approaches to aid their overall health, as outside of work, she is hugely interested in nutrition, health and wellness.


Nicola Mottram

Hygienist Therapist
Dip DHT (RCS) 2007
GDC No. 174506

Nicola has worked in the dental field for over 12 years in a variety of roles. Initially she worked for a number of practices in Glossop as a Dental Nurse, before then moving to the Community Dental Service. Her roles have included Emergency Dental Service, Screenings and Surveys, Oral Health sessions, Nursing for Sedation and General Anesthetic Treatments, working with a team helping people to reduce any dental fear or requiring treatment in a specialized environment.

She has then undergone training as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist followed by working in Salford under a mentoring program.

Currently Nicola is thinking of studying Medical and Ethical Law with the Open University.

In her free time she likes to be with family and friends, enjoys running and the gym. She swims regularly and enjoys walking, particularly with her two dogs.

Nicola is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and British Association of Dental Therapists.


Rebecca Teasdale

Hygienist Therapist
Dip DHT (Sheffield) 2011
GDC No. 120745

I began working in the Dental Field at Station House Dental Practice 14 years ago as an Apprentice Dental Nurse, I gained experience working in different Dental Practices including specialising as an Implant Dental Nurse.

I decided that I wanted to progress my career in the field that I loved, so I applied to study Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy at Sheffield University in 2009. I graduated in 2011 as a fully qualified Dental Hygiene Therapist.

I gained hands on experience in Glossop as a Hygiene Therapist for 16 months before I moved to Shanghai in China where I worked at the largest dental chain in China, DDS Dental for 1 year. After returning in December 2014 I realised how much I had missed not only my family and friends but Glossop as well and have been lucky enough to secure a position back here at Station House Dental Practice.

In the spare time I do have, I try to have hobbies that are not teeth related such as keeping fit, long walks and travelling and exploring new places. I love to feed my mind with information & facts about anything and everything. Along with the mouth and teeth, (which goes without saying) I like to know the in's and out's of how things work from 3D bioprinting of organs such as the human heart, to learning how life saving drones work! My brain is like a giant sponge, needing to absorb tons of information! I also have a love of Bengal cats. Having a Bengal myself, I know first hand, just how intelligent and dog like they are. They are amazing animals but very vocal and needy!

Rebecca provides Airflow Spa Polish treatments at the practice.


Clare Marsden

Dental nurse
GDC No. 142756

We welcome Clare back after a break from us of over ten years, she has been working at George Street Glossop Primary Care Centre. Many of you will remember her from her years here in the past.

Clare is married to Dave and has three children Meg, Bella and Harry.

Hannah Smart

Hannah Smart

Dental nurse
GDC no. 278873

Hannah joins us from a practice in Whaley Bridge. She enjoys eating out, Italian and Chinese being favourites. Hannah also likes walking in the countryside with family and friends or going for cocktails! She also gets wonderlust going travelling, recently having been to Thailand and Singapore.


Hayley Aldous

Dental nurse
GDC No. 206976

I joined Station house as a trainee dental nurse in December 2008, I qualified in 2011. My nickname at the practice is “Bob” and I love a good practical joke!

During my time here I have brought into the world 3 beautiful children. I love spending time with them in the park and being adventurous, as soon as it snows we all get wrapped up and are straight out making snowmen. I love taking pictures of our moments.

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Madalin Wakefield

Dental nurse
GDC No. 292501

I joined Station house as a trainee Dental Nurse in October 2018, I qualified in December 2020. I love spending time in the gym and relaxing while watching funny films.


Sarah Fothergill

Dental nurse
GDC No. 181196

I first started working as a dental nurse when I joined the practice in 2006 at the age of 19. I received my qualification in Dental Nursing in 2009 and has since been a registered member of the GDC. I have continued in my personal development since qualifying: gaining my post qualification certificates in Oral Health Education and Fluoride application which I uses in dental health support sessions. You can also find me on reception or in surgery with Laura Gill.

I married my lovely husband Roy in 2010 and we live in Hadfield with 3 rescued cats, and our two gorgeous sons. As well as looking after my boys, I enjoy being creative taking art classes, singing , visiting the theatre with friends or going out for afternoon tea.

Eleanor Swales

Eleanor Swales

Dental nurse
GDC No. 303680

Eleanor joined Station House in November 2020 and qualified as a dental nurse in June 2022. She recently bought her first house with her partner Joey and their dog, Otis. She enjoys walking her dog in the countryside as well as relaxing at home watching films. Eleanor also enjoys going out for food and socialising with friends and family.

Dale Watts

Dale Watts

Dental nurse
GDC No. 289268

Dale trained at Manchester Dental Hospital and qualified in March 2020. Dale has worked in Orthodontics for 3 years. He joined Portman this year. In his spare time he enjoys 3D printing and travelling.


Olivia Melling

Trainee Dental Nurse

Olivia is currently training and working towards her GDC registration here at Station House since moving from a practice in Hyde. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and socialising with her friends on a weekend. She also loves going for food, to the gym and walking her dog, Milo.

Sarah Duncan

Practice Manager
GDC No. 182812

I joined our Portman sister practice in Marple in July 2019, and then come over to the Glossop practice in September 2020. I have been in dentistry since 2000 and I love all areas of my job. I am still a registered dental nurse and on occasion will go in surgery with our Orthodontist.

I have 2 children who love to keep me on my toes. In my free time I love to socialise with friends and go out for meals. I really enjoy family holidays and have all intentions to travel to as many different places as I can however my brother lives in Cyprus so I mostly end up spending my summer holidays there.

Portman Dental Care Awards

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Award Logo 2018
Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
Elite Practice Award - Portman Dental Care
The Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care