The Team

Meet our excellent team of dedicated staff

 

Dentist & Practice Partner

MATTHEW SICA

BDS (Bristol) 2005

GDC number: 101465

  • Member of The British Dental Association.

Matthew qualified in Bristol and has worked there and in the surrounding counties. He held an honorary position at Bristol Dental Hospital in the Oral Surgery department. 

He joined the practice in 2009, and became a co-owner in 2017.

As well as being passionate about dentistry, Matthew loves spending time with his young family and keeps himself active with running, motor-biking and skiiing. 

Dentist & Practice Partner

HANNAH PEPPER

BDS (Bris) 1999, MFDS RCS(Edin) 2001, MBChB(hons) (Bris) 2007, MRCS RCS(Eng) 2011

GDC number: 76037

  • Special Interest in Oral Surgery, Sedation and Facial Aesthetics.

  • Member of British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOMS).

  • Member of Dental Sedation Teachers Group.

Hannah joined the practice in 2014 and became a co-owner in 2017.

 

She qualified in dentistry from Bristol in 1999 having won the undergraduate commendation prizes in oral medicine and oral surgery.

 

She worked as a dentist in Newcastle Dental Hospital and also in Melbourne, Australia, and passed the MFDS examination from the Royal College of Surgeons.

Hannah doubly qualified in medicine in 2007. She worked as a hospital doctor in head and neck surgery, and passed the MRCS examination as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

She worked with the Smile Train in Bangalore, India, treating children with the 'cleft lip and palate' condition.

 

In her spare time Hannah likes to spend time with her family, enjoying the countryside, baking and making jam. 

Dentist

NEIL DIBDEN

BDS (Wales) 2002

GDC number: 81079

Neil qualified in 2002 from the University of Wales, College of Medicine and Dentistry in Cardiff.

He started his career in general practice in a small village on the outskirts of Winchester, close to his family home in Southampton. It was here he found his passion and skill in treating nervous patients. Neil gained further experience and expertise in a large multi discipline NHS practices in North Somerset and a private practice near Surrey. Neil has a keen interest in ongoing dental education which resulted in him becoming a Foundation Trainer in 2011, a role which involved the mentoring of newly qualified dental practitioners.

Neil has now made the South West his home and joined Rock House at the beginning of 2016. His particular fields of interest include the treatment of very nervous patients, minimal intervention cosmetic dentistry and provision of denture prostheses.

Neil lives locally with his wife and two young children. Outside of work he enjoys exploring the local walks with his family and their beloved dog, and has a keen interest in motorsport and performance cars.

Dentist

JOANNE PARRY

BDS (Wales) 1997, MFGDP(UK) 2002, MSc (Cons) 2005

GDC number: 73196

  • Special Interest in Endodontics.

  • Member of the British Dental Association.

Joanne qualified from the University Of Wales College of Medicine in 1997 and completed her Vocational Training in South Wales.

 

Jo qualified in 1997 from the University of Wales College of Medicine Dental School. Following her Vocational Dental training year in South Wales she joined the Royal Army Dental Corps and served 16 years as an Army Dental Officer. During her time in the Forces, Jo attained Membership of the Faculty Of Dental Practitioners and a Masters  Degree in Conservative Dentistry and was a Foundation Dentist Trainer for 3 years. As well as serving in the UK, she worked overseas in Germany, Kenya, Falkland Islands and carried out operational deployments in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. On leaving the Army in 2014 Jo joined Rock House as an Associate Dentist with a special interest in Endodontics.

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Dentist

SCOTT WETTON

BDS  MFDS RCS(Edin), MFDS RCS(Eng), MSc Dip Imp Dent (UCL)

GDC number: 77107

  • Special Interest in Periodontal and Implant Dentistry

 

Scott treats those patients referred to him with moderate to advanced periodontal disease, aesthetic concerns and implants.

He graduated from Bristol Dental Hospital in 1999; his past hospital positions have included Senior House Officer posts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Restorative Dentistry and Oral Medicine.

He has previously been a full time clinical lecturer and examiner in Restorative Dentistry at Bristol University and the School of Professionals complementary to Dentistry.

Scott completed a Masters (MSc) in Restorative dentistry in 2006, from this his main area of special interest in periodontal (gum) disease developed and he now undertakes all forms of periodontal treatment including surgical, regenerative and non-surgical methods. 


He has been undertaking referrals for periodontal treatment in the South West for over ten years.

To further expand and complete his periodontal service, he completed a three year Diploma in Implant Dentistry, attaining a distinction, from the world renowned Eastman Dental Institute associated with University College London, enabling him to accept referrals for this treatment option.

 

Scott is married and has two children.

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Dentist

ELLA HODGSON

BDS (Cardiff) 2011, MJDF RCS (Eng) 2013, PG Cert (Bristol) 2016

GDC number: 210734

Born and bred in the southwest Ella graduated in Dentistry from Cardiff University in 2011. After qualifying she returned to work in the southwest. She has worked for 3 years in hospital in oral and maxillofacial surgery and has spent 5 years working in general dental practice. As part of her post graduate continuing education she completed her membership of the joint dental faculties of the royal College of Surgeons (England) and has trained in sedation dentistry.

As well as oral surgery and sedation she enjoys providing minimally invasive, preventative dentistry and helping nervous patients to undergo treatment. 

Ella is married to a farmer in Somerset. She enjoys spending her spare time with her young family, growing vegetables and being outdoors.

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Dentist

LISA SOMERFIELD

BDS (Birmingham) 2001. DPDS (Bristol) 2008

GDC number: 79919

  • Member of The British Dental Association

Lisa qualified from Birmingham University in 2001, she then moved to Bristol and has worked in General Practice in Bristol and the Chew Valley since qualifying. Lisa did postgraduate training at Bristol University between 2004-2008.

Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and her interests are pilates and helping out with the school PTA.

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Dentist

GRANT NEWMAN

BDS (Plymouth) 2014

GDC number: 251804

  • Member of the Association of Dental Implantology

  • Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
     

Grant is dedicated to providing high quality general dentistry. He
graduated from the Peninsula Dental School, Plymouth, and holds a degree
in Pathology.
Grant’s special interests include restorative dentistry, oral surgery,
aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry, and short-term adult orthodontics, and
helping patients to overcome any dental anxiety with his calm,  gentle
and accommodating manner.
Around his clinical practice, he is currently studying for a Masters
degree in Dental Implantology and has undertaken further training in
restorative dentistry and in medical education.
Grant divides his spare time as a keen ultra-marathon runner, long-distance
cyclist and competing in triathlons.

Radiologist

REBECCA DAVIES

BChD (Hons) MFDS (Eng) MSc DDR

GDC number: 72019

Rebecca is a Dental and Maxillofacial Radiologist who has worked as a Consultant at the University Hospitals Bristol since 2008. Rebecca obtained a dental degree from Leeds University in 1996. She spent several years in General Dental Practice and then commenced staff grade positions in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in Bath and later Oral Medicine at Bristol Dental Hospital. Prior to commencing four years of specialist training, Rebecca obtained an MSc (Distinction) in Oral and Maxillofacial radiology.


Within the specialty, her main interests lie in Head and Neck ultrasound and Cone Beam CT. 


Rebecca is involved in University teaching and examining at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and lectures regularly in the South West to provide core CPD for the dental team.

Clinical Dental Tech.

LESLIE WHEATLEY

LBIDST. MCDP DD. Dip CDT Rcs (Eng)

GDC number: 108677

Les is a qualified Dental Technician and a Clinical Technician, first qualifying in 1967.
 

In 1972 he moved from the West Midlands to Somerset and established his own Dental Laboratory, Dental Design Ltd in Langport where along with a team of technicians, he manufactured dental appliances for many Dental Surgeons in and around Somerset.

 

Realising his passion was the production of dentures, and wanting to work more closely with patients, he qualified as a Denturist with the George Brown College in Toronto. He later gained a Diploma with the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng).


Les has trained in all aspects of dental technology including orthodontics, crown and bridge, chrome cobalt (metal dentures) and a small amount of maxillo-facial work.

 

Hygienist

KERRY ORRELL

Dip Dental Hygiene 2011

GDC number: 158571

Kerry qualified in 2011 from the University of Bristol Dental School with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene. Kerry was also awarded the Dentsply award for clinical skill and professionalism.

Kerry is married and lives locally with her husband and two children.

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Hygienist

LAURA WARD

Dip Dental Hygiene 2013

GDC number: 170943

Laura qualified as a hygienist from Cardiff dental school in 2013 after working as a dental nurse for 10 years. 

 

She has two young children who keep her busy in her spare time but she also enjoys running and spending time with friends and family. 

Hygienist

CLAIRE WHITE

Dip Dental Hygiene 2017

GDC number: 246395

Claire qualified as a dental hygienist at Bristol University Dental School in 2012, fulfilling a longstanding ambition. She was awarded the GSK prize for demonstrating excellent ability in her clinical research project.

Outside of work Claire enjoys spending time with friends and family, travelling and running.

 

Nurse

JESSICA BEASLEY

GDC number: 236809

Jess first started working at Rock House back in 2010 and trained to become a dental nurse, qualifying in 2013.

She gained a further qualification in Oral Health Education before having a two year gap to see the world. Returning from her travels last summer, she has recently started a radiography course.

Jess is a passionate cook and loves keeping fit!

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Nurse

AMY COLLINS

GDC number: 162516

Amy qualified as a dental nurse in 2006 and has a national certificate in radiography and sedation. She also has experience in implant nursing.

Amy lives locally with her 2 children and likes to spend her time with family and friends exploring new places. 

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Nurse

CAMELIA DALES

GDC number: 274055

Camelia has worked as a dental nurse for more than three years and qualified in 2017.

Camelia has a special interest in oral hygiene and is currently studying an Oral Health Education Course.

She likes spending time with family and friends and loves to travel to different countries when on holiday.

Nurse

TERESA DAVIES

GDC number: 114601

Teresa started at Rock House in 1987, qualifying as a dental nurse in 1990. She also gained a Certificate in Oral Health Education and Dental Radiography.

 

In her spare time she enjoys walking.

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Nurse

CHRISTY GODDARD

GDC number: 266919

Christy qualified as a Dental Nurse doing an apprenticeship with Bridgwater College in 2016, and joined Rock House after her maternity leave.


She has a little girl and loves spending time with family and friends.

Nurse

RACHEL HALL

GDC number: 169147

Rachel joined our team in 2004 and qualified as a dental nurse in 2008. She has a particular interest in implants and periodontics and hopes to develop further skills and qualifications in those areas.


Rachel is a busy mum of three who loves spending time with family and friends. 

Nurse

MEGAN HEGINBOTHAM

GDC number: 234555

Megan started working as a nurse in 2009 and joined our team in February 2016.

 

She qualified as a dental nurse in 2012 and went on to complete her national certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing in 2015.

 

Megan is currently on maternity leave but will be joining us again in October. 

Nurse

HELEN MAKIN

GDC number: 112238

Helen started with us as a trainee in 1997, gaining her qualification as a dental nurse two years later. She followed this with a Radiography qualification in March 2000.

 

When not assisting in the surgery, Helen can often be found working with the reception team at the front desk.

 

Outside of work, Helen enjoys amateur dramatics at the local theatre, and spending quality time with friends and family.

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Nurse

PAVLINA McTIERNAN

GDC number: 189807

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Trainee Nurse

HAYLEY MELLUISH

GDC number: N/A

Hayley stumbled upon dental nursing after sharing a Facebook post for a friend and soon found herself applying for a trainee position.

She loves to travel, enjoys being outdoors and can often be found by the sea.

Nurse

TINA ROWLAND

GDC number: 122684

Tina started her dental career by chance when she went for a routine dental examination: there was a vacancy for a dental nurse, and her son persuaded her to apply. After gaining her qualification in 2007, she moved to Rock House in 2011.

Since then, Tina has gained a qualification in Oral Hygiene Instruction and has used this to teach dental health in local schools.

 

Tina's main priority outside work is spending time with her grandchildren.

Nurse

LORRAINE WEBB

GDC number: 121671

Lorraine has worked continuously as a dental nurse since qualifying in 1989.

She joined Rock House in 2008. and has recently expanded her skillset by completing a course in sedation.

When not at work, Lorraine loves spending time in the beautiful Somerset countryside.

 

Practice Manager

CAROL GOVIER

Carol joined Rock House in 1994 as a part-time dental nurse, steadily taking on more responsibility and becoming the Practice Manager in 2014.

Always a friendly face on reception, she has the vital task of keeping the practice running smoothly and ensuring compliance with new standards and regulations.

When not at work, Carol enjoys spending time with her family: especially having fun with her grandchildren, and walking with her two dogs.

Receptionist

HELEN CRIBB

Helen has always enjoyed customer service work and loves being a part of the Rock House team that she joined in 2017.

In her spare time Helen is a keen fundraiser, supporting events to raise money for some great local charities. Out of work, she loves spending time with her husband and two children.

Receptionist

JACKIE DOYLE

Jack has grown up in Wells and has been with some of the team since 1999 when she worked at a practice in Street owned by Rock House's former owner, Richard. She joined Rock House in 2010 as a receptionist.

 

Jack likes to get away to the capital whenever possible, to spend time with her daughter who lives and works in London.