(GDC no. 80592)
BDS MFDS RCS MOrth MDentSci FDS (Orth) Edinburgh
Richard studied dentistry in Newcastle-upon-Tyne where he met the love of his life. They lived and worked in Newcastle until Richard was appointed to embark upon his orthodontic training at Liverpool University Dental Hospital and carry out his Masters in Orthodontics at Liverpool University for which he was awarded a Distinction. On completion of his speciality training in orthodontics and being awarded the Liverpool Orthodontologic award for best treated cases he was appointed to carry out further training to become a Consultant with additional training in complex multi-disciplinary cases and duly started a Consultant position in Liverpool in 2013. He currently works part-time in the hospital providing complex specialist care concentrating on combined surgical and restorative cases alongside the use of temporary anchorage within orthodontics.
Richard started in Wallasey in 2011 and became the practice principal in 2014. He has 2 little boys who love driving him crazy but who also support mum and daddy as they compete around the country in the Spartan Race series.
BDS MFDS RCS MOrth MDentSci FDS (Orth) Edinburgh
GDC no: 113275
Nicky qualified as an orthodontist at Newcastle Dental Hospital and then moved to Liverpool to complete his consultant level training. He started working in Wallasey Orthodontics in 2015 and used to have a lot of hobbies, now he has 18 month old twins.
Sarah Jane Tollady
Orthodontic Therapist /Safeguarding Lead/Fire Warden
Sarah has worked within the Dental Sector since 2009 and has been a member of our team since 2013. She graduated as an Orthodontic Therapist in 2014 from Manchester University at the top of her class and she achieved a Distinction and passed her Royal College of Surgeon (Edinburgh) exams.
Sarah is a valuable member of the team and carries out orthodontic procedures under prescription from the Orthodontist. Sarah takes a very professional attitude to her work and is aware of what constitutes good, ethical clinical practice and follows these principles in her care of her patients.
Sarah promotes the Practice through our website and Facebook.
Registered Manager /Complaints Manager/First Aider/Fire Lead
GDC no: 118249
Dianne is the Registered Manager of the Practice and she has worked in the Dental Sector for more than 36 years. She has specialised in Orthodontics for 20 years and has additional qualifications in Dental Radiography and the Level 5 Leadership and Management Qualification.
Dianne’s main responsibilities are managing the day to day running of the Practice and supporting the Team to provide a high quality service to its patients. She is responsible for promoting and maintaining good partnership relationships with patients, their parents or carers and the referring Dentists.
Dianne is also responsible for patient confidentiality and she is required to ensure that personal data is protected and the systems and Policies comply with the new Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.
Lead Nurse – Radiation/Decontamination/Infection Control
GDC no: 120317
Ann has been with the Practice since 1999 and is a registered Dental Nurse with the GDC. In the last couple of years, she has completed her Apprenticeship Level 3 in Customer Service and she is the patients’ champion. This Qualification has led Ann into a role that has more contact with the patients and she now has her own successful clinic that collects data from her patients. She carries out radiographs, scans and takes orthodontic images, under prescription, to support the Orthodontist and patient to make an informed decision relating to treatment.
Orthodontic Nurse and Oral Hygiene Lead
GDC no: 153598
Kate is a registered Dental Nurse with the GDC. Since joining the Practice in 2016 Kate has qualified as an Orthodontic Nurse. Kate is always looking for new opportunities to develop her skills and knowledge and now shares the responsibilities of scanning our patients using our ITero scanner reducing the need for impressions. Kate has experience as the Decontamination Lead from her previous employment and supports the Practice with her knowledge and skills within this area.
Kate is also the Oral Hygiene Lead and holds the NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Independent Assessment – City & Guilds 2006
Trainee Administrative Assistant
Lucy joined the Practice in September 2018 on a part-time basis. She had previously been with the Practice under a supported internship with the Wirral Metropolitan College. Lucy’s attendance and skills helped us to make an easy decision to offer her a position with Wallasey Orthodontics. Lucy works very closely with the Registered Manager and she has taken on several tasks independently. Lucy would like to progress to the position of Trainee Receptionist in the future.
Lucy holds a Level 3 Administrative Qualification but ultimately would like to complete a Level 3 Apprenticeship associated with the Receptionist’s Role.
NMC No. 71I1661E – Information Governance Manager/SIRO/Data Protection Officer
Maria is a Registered Nurse with the NMC and worked in the Health and Social Care Sector as a Senior Manager for over 25 years. Initially she supported the Practice to bring its systems into this modern world of cyber security, Clinical and Information Governance. She is now employed as the Information Governance Lead and supports the Practice with changes in legislation including the new Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. Maria’s achievements this year include supporting the Practice to gain accreditation with the British Dental Association ‘Good Practice’ which is a quality assurance programme that communicates to its patients an ongoing commitment to working to standards of good practice on professional and legal responsibilities.
Maria instigated the Practice’s interest in achieving the Cyber Security Certificate which confirms that the Practice has systems in place that improves the safety of the patients’ personal data and protects against cyber incidents. We achieved this accreditation in April 2018. Her future plan is to become accredited with the Cyber Security+. Maria put the Practice forward for the Wirral Business Award and we achieved the Health and Beauty Company of the Year ‘Bronze Award’ 2018.
Business Research Support
Mike worked in his own business since 1984 and brings with him ‘the customer focused’ approach that wins business. He works part time with the Practice and currently provides business research support to the Practice Principal and some administrative support to the Information Governance Lead.