At present our team comprises two dentists - Joanne Thompson and Lucy Thompson, and three hygienists - Jodi Read, Carol Bradley and Katie Reeve.
We are supported by a stable, dedicated staff of seven nurses and two receptionists who are also registered nurses.
Read more about Jo
GDC Number 69817
BDS Cardiff 1994 MFGDP RCS
MSc Rest. Dentistry Birmingham 2019 (distinction)
I qualified from Cardiff University in 1994 and gained a postgraduate qualification in general dental practice in 2002 (MFGDP) and a Masters Degree in Restorative Dentistry at Birmingham University in 2019.
I enjoy meeting and putting my patients at ease so I can understand their dental problems. It is important that I ensure they understand their options so they can make the right decisions about their dental treatment. I hope to be able to relax and reassure nervous patients.
I have successfully completed post-graduate training programs in aesthetic, restorative and implant dentistry. I am eager to stay current with the advances in all aspects of dentistry being a regular attendee at conferences, study groups and lectures. I am a certified Inman Aligner provider.
My main interests are based on preventive and minimally invasive dentistry and providing modern restorative dentistry including implants.
I enjoy working together with our hygienists to aid improvements in our patients' oral and general health.
Read more about Lucy
GDC Number 101638
BDS Manchester 2005 (hons)
MSc AGDP Birmingham 2015 (distinction)
I qualified from the University of Manchester in 2005 and joined Wall Heath Dental Practice in 2007. In 2015 I completed a part-time Master's Degree in Advanced General Dental Practice at Birmingham University and was awarded distinction. I really enjoyed studying for this postgraduate degree which was taught by some leading experts in their specialised fields. It entailed 12 modules on all aspects of general dental practice, and the design and implementation of a research project where I collected and analysed data about the treatment of cracked teeth.
I stay abreast of current research and utilise new techniques to the benefit of my patients. I am a certified provider of the Inman Aligner orthodontic appliance.
I am committed to helping my patients achieve and maintain good oral health, including a happy confident smile. I find many of the new patients who come to see us are anxious about dental treatment and often have put off going to the dentist for many years, putting up with pain from their teeth and avoiding smiling. It is an important part of my job to be able to help these people accept dental care and overcome pain and anxiety. By accessing regular dental care and trying to preserve as much tooth structure as possible we will inevitably be able to help our patients keep their teeth for longer.
Read more about Jodi
GDC Number 3496
I joined Wall Heath Dental Practice in February 2010.
I qualified in 1988 from Birmingham Dental Hospital and have gained over 20 years experience as a Dental Hygienist.
I enjoy being part of a team and the interaction with people that this brings.
Patients are referred to me by their dentist for gum treatments that may be required, but I see the most important part of my role as working on an individual basis with our patients to inform, educate and motivate them towards achieving good oral health.
Read more about Carol
GDC Number 3680
I joined Wall Heath Dental Practice in November 2011 as a Dental Hygienist. However, I am no stranger to the area as I worked for many years at a dental practice in Wombourne.
After qualifying as a Dental Hygienist in 1989, I worked in both NHS and Private practice with only a couple of short breaks to bring up my children.
My main clinical interests centre on the prevention and treatment of periodontal (gum) diseases. By explaining the disease process I hope to encourage our patients to reduce inflammation in their mouths by involving them in the care of their teeth and gums. This concentrated home oral hygiene regime keeps treatments here at the practice as minimal as possible. The approach is centred on the patient taking ownership of, and managing their gum condition for themselves.
In the same manner I am keen to prevent our patients requiring fillings by explaining the causes of dental decay and helping them alter their diet and care for their teeth appropriately.
Read more about Katie
GDC Number 158543
I joined Wall Heath Dental practice in October 2020. Before qualifying as a dental therapist, I worked as a dental nurse for 7 years and during this time joined the Armed Forces. I then decided to further my career and completed my BSc (Hons) in Dental Hygiene and Therapy at Portsmouth University where I graduated in 2010.
I hope to reassure anxious patients and put them at ease, and I enjoy making patients feel more confident to smile. My aim when treating patients is to educate them on ways to improve their oral health and to prevent and treat gum disease.
Read more about Elaine
GDC Number 126751
I qualified in 2007 and am registered with the GDC. I enjoy all aspects of dental nursing, especially assisting with implant procedures and helping nervous patients overcome their dental phobias.
Read more about Helena
GDC Number 182760
I qualified at Matthew Boulton College in June 2010. I moved to Wall Heath Dental Practice in September 2012, and already feel happy working with such a hardworking, dedicated team and really feel a valued member of staff.
I work at the practice part time, assisting the dentists and hygienists in surgery while taking care of patients. I also work on reception doing administrative work, answering phone calls and assisting patients with any queries.
Read more about Samantha
GDC Number 254005
I qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2013 from Sandwell College. I joined Wallheath Dental Practice in May 2017.
I love to extend my knowledge and skills in dentistry and feel Wall Heath is the practice I can do this in.
I enjoy all aspects of dentistry especially assisting the dentist in all cosmetic treatment.
Read more about Lucy
GDC Number 174363
I qualified at Cardiff Dental Hospital in 2009 and joined Wall Heath Dental Practice in June 2017.
I work part-time alongside the dentists and hygienist and also do administrative work.
I enjoy being part of such a friendly and hardworking team and look forward to continuing my professional development here.
Read more about Lisa
GDC Number 109941
I joined Wall Heath Dental Practice in September 2020.
I qualified as a dental nurse in 1989 so have many years of experience in general dentistry.
I am a dedicated nurse and enjoy learning new techniques and also interacting with patients to help put them at ease.
I have also worked on reception and enjoy all aspects of dentistry, particularly assisting in oral surgery and cosmetic procedures.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Read more about Kim
GDC Number 133843
I joined the practice in 1978 as a trainee and qualified as a dental nurse in 1980. I worked for many years as Mr Thompson's dental nurse and have known many of our patients for years.
I enjoy learning and updating my skills, having recently completed the nurses training for implant placement.
I now really enjoy my role as receptionist, and appreciate seeing nervous patients overcome their fear of dentistry.
I like working in this friendly family run practice and being part of a professional team.
Read more about Linda
GDC Number 133850
I qualified and joined the practice as a dental nurse in January 2002. I enjoy working as part of this motivated and caring team.
I love learning new techniques, while being able to reassure nervous patients and assist them in overcoming their anxieties about dental treatment.
After many years nursing in the surgery I now work on reception and find that my nursing knowledge really helps me to assist patients with their questions and queries.