Meet the Team

Dentists

Dr Vinit Khanna (Principal) BDS London 1999

I have worked in general practice ever since qualification from the Royal London. My primary role at Laurel Villa is to ensure the provision of quality dentistry for all our patients.

I work closely with Karen, the practice manager, to run the surgery and I am the clinical lead for the dentists and therapist. My main interest is restorative/reconstructive dentistry. I am also responsible for the facial treatments at Laurel Villa, which include anti-wrinkle and fillers.

GDC: 76369

Dr Christopher Jones BDS University of Central Lancashire 2014

After graduating in 2014, Chris completed his foundation dental training in Merseyside and has been practicing in the area ever since.

Chris enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has a particular interest in endodontics. He has recently completed Invisalign training and has now started to offer adult tooth alignment in practice.

GDC: 251382

Dr Sophie Pritchard BDS University of Liverpool 2014

After graduating in 2014, Sophie completed her foundation dental training in Merseyside and has been practicing in the area ever since.

Sophie enjoys helping people with dental anxiety overcome their fears and rebuild their confidence. Sophie also enjoys working with children, teaching them the importance of maintaining good oral health from an early age.
Sophie has also completed her foundation Botox course at Skin Viva in Manchester and now provides treatments in practice.

GDC: 250727

Hygienists

Catherine Summersgill - Dental Hygienist

Job Title: Dental Hygienist, Combined Diploma in Dental Therapy & Hygiene Leeds 2015

Catherine is a Dental Hygienist and Therapist who joined the practice in July 2016. She graduated in December 2015 from the University of Leeds and has since been working as a Hygiene Therapist in the local area. As well as having a special interest in hygiene related treatments, Catherine also provides routine restorative care for both children and adults.

GDC: 261868

Dental Nurses

Rebecca Andrews

Job Title: Lead Qualified Dental Nurse, Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013

Level 2 Diploma in Equality and Diversity

Level 2 Diploma in Infection Control

Rebecca is our lead nurse at Laurel Villa. She joined the team in 2012, after successfully completing her Skills For Health apprenticeship at the practice. Rebecca strives to maintain best practice protocols and ensures that a high standard of infection control is kept at all times.

GDC: 247887

Jane Kelly

Job Title: Qualified Dental Nurse, National Certificate NEBDN 1999

Jane has over 20 years of dental nursing experience in both NHS and private sectors. She joined Laurel Villa in 2012.

GDC: 134468

Jessica Glover

Qualified Dental Nurse, Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017

Jessica joined Laurel Villa in 2015 and was employed at the practice as a qualified dental nurse in 2018.

GDC: 273554

Suzanne Boyes

Job Title: Qualified Dental Nurse, NVQ Level 3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Indp Assess City & Guilds 2011

Suzanne has over 17 years of dental nursing experience in both NHS and private sectors. She joined Laurel Villa in March 2017.

GDC: 212641

Natalie Millington

Job Title: Qualified Dental Nurse, Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016

Natalie joined the practice in July 2017. Previous to this Natalie has 3 years nursing experience within both the NHS and private sectors.

GDC: 266382

Practice Manager

Karen Cosgrove

Job Title: Practice Manager, CQC Registered

CMI Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management & Leadership

Karen has been with the practice for over 20 years. She manages both the administrative and clinical teams at Laurel Villa. She is also the treatment coordinator, given her vast knowledge of the products and services that we offer. Karen ensures the smooth day-to-day running of the practice and she takes great pride in providing all our patients with the best possible experience.

GDC: 148384

Administration Staff

Heather Howard

Job Title: Receptionist / Dental Nurse, Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013

Level 3 Diploma in Business and Administration.

Heather started at Laurel Villa in 2011. Whilst Heather has many years of dental nursing experience, she also very much enjoys her administrative duties and is a valued member of the reception team.

Heather is our appointed first aid officer and our fire marshal.

GDC: 245335

Our main aim is to give our patients the best experience possible in a relaxed and friendly environment