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.



John Bates

BDS (VU Manc) 1987
GDC No. 62360

John is married with three children. If he has time he enjoys playing 5-a-side football, messing with computers and following Manchester City. A few years ago he took up skiing, now tackling the odd easy black run. He regularly does Marple parkrun amongst others and helped with initial events at Glossop parkrun. He recently completed his 250th.

Dr Bates qualified from the Victoria University Manchester in 1987 where he gained his BDS degree.

He joined the practice in February 1989 as an Associate Dentist, having previously worked at two practices in Salford.

In September 1991 he bought into the Practice.

Dr Bates has a special interest in Orthodontics (braces) providing this treatment for patients of other Dentists in the practice, and referrals from other practices for over 25 years. He undertook a two year course run by the University of Manchester on Orthodontics, and was a Clinical Assistant dentist in the Orthodontic department at Tameside General Hospital for three Years. He also provides Invisalign and Lingual Braces. He is a member of West Pennine Local Dental Committee and the British Dental Association.

Dr Bates has completed the Aesthetic Dental Course which aims to improve delegates' competence in their treatment planning, presentation and management of routine and complex restorative cases.

On five occasions he has been selected by the North West Post Graduate Deanery for being a mentor for newly qualified Dentists.

He is interested in computers and is in charge of running the computer system for the practice.


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

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Maria Cobo

Lic Odont (Madrid) 2009
GDC No. 187506

Maria originally qualified in Madrid, Spain in 2009. Maria has since gained clinical experience in General Dentistry as well as undertaking Postgraduate studies both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Maria has a Special Interest in Dental Implantology. She has completed many hours of advanced training in surgical and restorative aspects of Dental Implantology and has clinical experience in managing and restoring advanced and complex Dental Implant Treatments.

Maria’s clinical experiences include, but are not limited to; Sinus lift, bone grafting, gingival (gum) surgeries, single and complex Dental Implant treatment as well as Restorative Crowns and Bridge with Dental Implant placement(s.)

Consultations with Maria are £49 which can be refunded against future treatment. To register your interest, please do so with your Dental Care Professional.

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


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.


Elaine Priestley

Dental nurse
GDC No. 129804

Elaine has worked at the practice since 1995. She qualified at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 1977 (Dental Nurse). She has previously worked in Hospital and Community clinics having a wide and experienced Dental Nursing career.

Currently she works part time both chairside and on reception. She organises ordering and monitoring of stock and materials.

Elaine lives locally and enjoys cooking and gardening in her spare time.

She is affectionately known as “Mother” in the practice.

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

Hayley joined Station House Dental Practice in December 2008 and gained her NVQ 3 in Dental Nursing in March 2011 and has since been registered with the GDC.

She has an unusual nickname at the practice - you may hear her called “Bob”.

She is especially good at putting a smile on the faces of the team and patients alike.

Hayley particularly enjoys working alongside our Hygienist Nicola and in our Local Decontamination Unit (where we sterilise and pack our equipment).

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Madalin Wakefield

Dental nurse

Madalin is an apprentice dental nurse and is working hard towards gaining her GDC registration. She enjoys watching Marvel films. Madalin has a Border Collie "Titch" and is often out walking with her.


Megan Horbatchewskyj

Dental nurse
GDC No. 284847

Megan joins us having previously worked at practices in Chapel-en-le Frith and Stockport.
She loves Gym work and is training to be a Personal Trainer. She often travels to Wales to her family caravan. Megan loves Marvel films at the cinema.

Megan has her ILM level 3 Decontamination Certificate and is our infection control lead.


Sarah Fothergill

Dental nurse
GDC No. 181196

Sarah is a local girl from Glossop who first started working as a dental nurse when she joined the practice in 2006 at the age of 19. She received her qualification in Dental Nursing in 2009 and has since been a registered member of the GDC. Sarah has continued in her personal development since qualifying: gaining her post qualification certificates in Oral Health Education and Fluoride application.

Sarah married in 2010 and lives in Glossop with two lovely cats, husband Roy and two sons. Alexander was born in May 2015 and Vincent in 2019. Together they enjoy spending quality time with their families and travelling on city breaks in Europe with friends.”

Sarah Duncan

Practice Manager

Portman Dental Care Awards

Fmc Logo 2019 Winner Oby M25
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

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