Adam graduated from the University of Birmingham in July 2008. He completed his Vocational Training within the West Midlands Deanery in 2009 and worked in general practice in Stourbridge for six years providing NHS and private dental care before moving to the Dental Spa in November 2015. He has been nominated in the category of “Best Young Dentist” in the FMC Dentistry Awards for 2016 & 2017.
Adam is an experienced dental practitioner and loves the variety of work within general practice. He does his utmost to ensure patients are as relaxed and comfortable as possible and strives to ensure all his patients benefit from the most up to date techniques in dentistry. Adam has special interests in “Minimally Invasive” dentistry which include techniques such as “Anterior Alignment Orthodontics”, “Tooth Whitening” and “Composite Bonding” to enhance and create beautiful smiles for patients without necessarily cutting teeth. He also provides services for patients who suffer with TMJ dysfunction and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – one of the major conditions as a result of snoring!
Outside of the surgery, Adam has keen interests in music, sports and likes to travel as much as possible where time permits.
Alastair qualified from Cardiff University School of Dentistry in 1988.
He has lived and worked in general practice in Shrewsbury since 1989 and joined Winchester House Dental Practice in 2015.
Alastair enjoys all aspects of dentistry particularly continuing patient care and educating and motivating patients to achieve better oral health.
He believes communication is the key to a good relationship with his patients and strongly supports preventive and minimally invasive dentistry.
In his spare time Alastair enjoys music, art, theatre, foreign travel, visiting interesting restaurants and he is an enthusiastic golfer and a long standing member of Shrewsbury Golf Club.
He also looks forward to the occasional visits with his friends to watch Shrewsbury Town Football Club at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.
Dr Calum Dunkley qualified as a Dental Surgeon from St. Bartholomew’s & The Royal London Dental School in 2005. Since qualification, Calum has worked in both NHS and Private practices in Derbyshire and London. Calum and his Wife made the decision to get away from the hustle and bustle of City life and moved to Mid-Wales in early 2016 where he joined Pontesbury Dental, our sister practice. In May 2019 he moved over to Winchester House.
Calum enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has a calm and gentle manner both in and out of the surgery, he has quickly settled into the team here at Winchester House and is popular amongst the staff and the patients.
In his spare time Calum is a dab hand at DIY and enjoys fixing up his new home, he is also a keen Scuba Diver with an interest in Shipwrecks around the British Coastline.
Dr Reid is the Authorising Medical Officer for The Skin Clinic. He has been a well respected local GP, a senior partner in a Shrewsbury medical practice and was also an experienced Speciality Doctor in Dermatology at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Community clinics where he had been working in the field of skin cancer diagnosis and removal.His role was mainly surgical but he also did clinics for skin cancers screening . He retired from the NHS at the end of December 2018 after 41 years of service, and now works part-time at the Spa. In 2010 he completed the Cardiff University Certificate in Dermoscopy (the science of diagnosing moles using magnification and polarised light) and is a member of the International Dermoscopy Society. He now uses dermoscopy regularly at The Skin Clinic, to diagnosis and treat skin lesions more accurately & effectively.
Dr Reid has also been the Deanery Associate Advisor for teaching practices in Shropshire and Staffordshire. He has previously been programme director of the GP Vocational Training Programme for Shropshire. In 2011 he set up the Shropshire and Powys Skin Club, an organization designed to promote dermatology education amongst local GPs. He still organises and chairs regular meetings. Dr Reid has full membership of the General Medical Council and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners of which he was awarded a Fellowship in 2003. His clinic is registered with The Care Quality Commission and his qualifications, caring disposition and experience makes Dr Reid well suited to his clinical leadership of this state-of-the-art clinic.
Dr Reid is very popular with our team and his patients due to his approachability, absolute professionalism and his sense of humour. Outside of his clinical responsibilities Dr Reid has numerous interests including travel, photography, skiing, cricket, DIY and he is a BSAC dive leader.
Emma Preston qualified as a dentist from Bristol in 1996. She returned to her home in 2000 to get married and has 2 daughters. Before this she worked as a flying Dentist in Australia, volunteered in Romania, and the town ships of South Africa. Emma has practiced facial aesthetics since 2002, to a high clinical standard.
Training for many years with top trainers , companies, and attending large conferences to keep her always up to date. Her approach is very natural, either replacing what time has taken away or enhancing patients in a holistic balanced way. She spends time carefully looking at your face and works out individual treatment to suit your requirements and needs. She is kind and gentle, and importantly loves her job.
She lives in a small holding that her and her husband renovated with her teenage daughters, 3 ponies, 2 sheep, 3 chickens, 5 lambs, one dog, and one cat! She loves travelling, cooking for friends, wine, gardening, skiing , and anything arty!!
Dip Dent Hygiene University of Birmingham 2004
Katie qualified in 2004 from Birmingham Dental Hospital. She’s been at the practice since 2007 so must really love it here. Her favourite part of the job is building up a good relationship with her patients. She has treated some people for so long that they feel like family members.
She enjoys making people feel relaxed and at ease under her care and gaining people’s trust is a massive part of her job. She loves being a part of a patient’s journey to better oral health.
Outside of work, she is a mum to three girls who keep her pretty busy. She also loves her holidays and getting together with friends.
Tina qualified as a professional dancer and dance teacher before changing direction into dental nursing in. In 2000 Tina qualified as a Dental Hygienist at Guys hospital and was awarded the Michael Maberley Shield for being the highest attaining student. Tina worked in central London before relocating to Shropshire in 2002 to settle with her husband and two children. In her spare time she enjoys family time, circuit training, boot camp sessions and running. In 2017 she completed the Long Mynd 50 mile hike and has been a frequent Tough Mudder competitor.
Tina loves her role as a dental hygienist and helping people to improve their dental health and wellbeing.
Started work in Pontesbury June 2014. Sharon graduated in July 1994 from the Defence School of Dental Hygiene, after working in various military bases all over the world including a post as Senior Dental Hygiene Tutor Sharon has now moved to Shrewsbury.
Sharon is committed to providing a patient focussed, professional Dental Hygienist Service.
Sharon lives in Shrewsbury with her dog Fred.
Ian qualified in 1979 from Matthew Boulton Technical College with a City & Guild Certificate in Dental Technology, serving as an apprentice working as a denture technician at Birmingham Dental Hospital. In recent years Ian’s desire to work directly with patients and see the case from start to finish has motivated him to pursue a special interest in the skills and knowledge necessary to provide a high quality removable dental appliance service directly to the local community. Ian has qualified at the Royal College of Surgeons with a Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology.
A combination of the Royal College of Surgeons training, a dental hospital background and 40+ years’ experience working at the highest standards, enables Ian to perform a full range of services related to the patient’s dental health care and wellbeing.
His special interest lies in providing dentures and dental care that quickly restores your oral health, improves your digestion, restores your speech and rebuilds your confidence.
In his spare time, Ian enjoys travel, golf, tennis, skiing, arts and crafts and family life.
My name is Julie Griffiths. I have lived in Shrewsbury all my life.
I began dental nursing when I left school. I took an interest in this as I was always keen to work along side something in the medical profession. My first practice was a mixed NHS/Private practice. Whilst training for my dental nurse examination, I passed my NVQ level 2 in customer services. I gained my Dental Nurse qualification in 2000; I was so pleased and this achievement was the start of the progression of my career.
In the same year as I qualified, Boots Chemist decided to branch out into healthcare. This lead to them opening a dental practice in Shrewsbury town centre. They offered career opportunities and I immediately applied for one of the dental nurse roles. I was lucky to get accepted.
The training that we received was outstanding for its time. We were sent away for 2 whole weeks to Nottingham with the rest of the team where the bonding began. Once we were all adequately trained, we set up from scratch opening the door with no patient base at all. This was such a challenge and the practice grew from strength to strength. I had a very happy few years with Boots, also within those few years I welcomed my daughter Charlotte into the world in 2003.
Sadly, in 2004, Boots announced that they were closing all their healthcare centres. This was devastating news as we had all worked so hard to build the business, but on this negative news came positive news; I was approached by the Dental Spa, who offered me a position as a Patients’ Advisor. This was at another state of the art practice which I gladly accepted.
In 2005, I qualified as an Oral Heath Educator, which allowed me to assist at all kids clubs running at the Dental Spa and also to go out to schools to give dental health advice.
During my time at the Dental Spa, I was promoted to senior Patient Advisor after completing my BTEC level 3 as a patient care coordinator, following this I started working along side Dr Simon Reid in the minor surgery skin clinic, which led to me gaining my BTEC level 4 in laser and light based therapies. Since 2009, I have been working as a laser therapist with my own clinics offering Laser Hair removal, Tattoo removal and various other skin treatments.
In 2013, I was again promoted to Assistant Manger once completing my Practice Manager’s modern apprenticeship, taking on a joint role as Practice Manager with my colleague Caron who has also been at the dental spa for many years.
This joint role has been fantastic for us both and the Dental Spa as over the last year the practice has grown to a new level. We look forward to many more good years as a team working at the dental spa and welcoming new services as we grow.
Sue started working as a receptionist at Winchester House in 1978. She learnt every aspect of the job and over the years trained many members of the team.
She was promoted to Head Receptionist and managed the accounts, wages and stock ordering. Sue married in 1986 and left in 1990 to start a family.
From 1999 onwards Sue returned to Winchester House working part time on reception. She was appointed Practice Manager in 2009.
Over the forty years that Sue has been associated with Winchester House she has made many lifelong friends with former and current colleagues.
In her spare time, Sue enjoys going to the theatre, walking, cruise holidays and eating lots of chocolate!
Seline began her journey at Winchester House in 1985. She gained her qualification NEBDN in 1987 and worked with Mr Soltysiak till April 1994 when she left to start her family. She later returned in October 2007.
Seline enjoys working in the surgery with Mr Soltysiak. They’ve worked together for quite a few years and she believe they make a great team. It’s rewarding seeing treatment progress from the planning stage to the end result and witnessing the patient satisfaction. She knows that her work makes a difference to patients’ lives and she finds that rewarding.
Seline enjoys travelling with her family. She used to play netball in the Shrewsbury league until 2 years ago when she stopped due to an injury. She spends a lot of time at the gym taking classes and trying her best to keep fit and healthy. In her spare time, she enjoys reading a good book, spending time with her family and enjoying a cold glass of white wine.
June qualified as a dental nurse (NEBDN) in May 1987. She joined the practice in September 2018, having previously worked at the same practice for over 30 year (which was mixed private and NHS) She’s also a St John’s trained first aider. She likes working with people and enjoys cosmetic dentistry. She enjoys helping improve patients’ smiles to chat with nervous patients to put them at their ease.
She is a keen rower at Pengwern boat club. You can often see her out on the river early mornings at a weekend and summer evenings after work.
I began my role at Winchester House on the 22nd of March 2019, after qualifying from Learn Direct in July 2017 with a Level 3 Diploma Indental Nursing. Before that I attended Shrewsbury Sixth Form College where I gained A levels in Geography, History, Sociology and English Literature.
My favourite part of the role is making patients feel as relaxed and at ease as they possibly can. I find it really rewarding contributing to making the patients feel comfortable and calm by showing a friendly, reassuring nature.
I also really enjoy seeing treatment through from treatment planning to the end result helping patients achieve their happy smile.
NEBDN November 2004 – Radbrook College Shrewsbury
Jo has been with the practice since 2009 and has been a dental nurse since 2000. She’s a real people person so customer contact is really important. She enjoys the feeling she gets from helping patients start their treatment journey and seeing the results at the end.
Jo has a busy social life with her fiancé Adrian. She enjoys fashion, travel and eating out. She also hosts spray tanning parties.
Lindsay’s been a part of our team for over 30 years. She is often the first person people meet when they visit us for their dental treatment. She has seen patients through from childhood to adulthood, always getting to know their families. She enjoys helping patients feel comfortable, reassuring them throughout the whole process of their treatments. She loves seeing the results when patients are happy with their new smiles.
Lindsay loves to unwind with yoga and also exercises at the gym. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys. She keeps busy at weekends with walking and gardening. She’s often re-decorating her home. Also loves a bit of socialising with good friends.
She enjoys meeting patients and helping them start their journey within the practice. I would like to think we on reception are seen as warm and welcoming to new and old patients.
After leaving school, Jen worked as a pharmacy technician for 27 years full time at a well-known family pharmacy. After a short break, she joined Winchester House in 2006. She is now looking forward to being a part of the new team.
She is a self-confessed couch potato who loves nothing more than watching a good box set. She enjoys reading and is a fine weather gardener.
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