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Meet The Team

The Team

We're in our prime!

We've been looking after our customers' dental health in Sawley since 1996. It's been long enough to build a fantastic level of trust and experience. But we're bang up to date too. Dentistry is changing fast and we keep moving with it, constantly studying and introducing the latest practices in tooth whitening, smile makeovers, dental implants, minimally invasive adhesive techniques and a full range of cosmetic treatments.

Dental Team

  • Steve
    Partner – Steve Pearce
    BDS, BSc, MFGDP (UK) RCS, GDC 71784

    Steve studied dentistry at the University of Birmingham. Following an honours degree in physiology he graduated as Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) in 1996. He completed his vocational training at Sawley in 1997. He achieved a diploma in general dental practice from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1998.

    Steve holds a certificate in dental implantology from the University of Sheffield Dental Implant One to One course. He’s a member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK), Association of Dental Implantology and the British Dental Association. He has a special interest in implant dentistry and regularly attends postgraduate meetings on the subject.

    Steve is married with 2 children and (when not required as dad’s taxi) enjoys mountain biking, swimming and listening to music.

    Steve says:
    “Technology is opening up new possibilities in dental implants, bringing real quality of life benefits”
  • Andrew
    Partner – Andrew Nobles
    BDS, PGDip Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry, GDC 74731

    Andrew studied at Sheffield University Dental School and completed his vocational training at Sawley in 1999.

    In 2009 Andrew completed a 2-year post graduate diploma in advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He enjoys using his skills in practising minimally invasive restorative dentistry. He believes in maintaining as much natural tooth structure for as long as possible, employing all the latest techniques in adhesive dentistry and often avoiding the need for crowns or veneers.

    Andrew is married and loves being a daddy to two young children (although this may be why he now has grey hair).

    Andrew says:
    “My approach is all about prevention, using minimally invasive techniques to help prevent problems down the line”
  • Nish
    Nishant Yadev — Associate Dentist
    MFDS (RCS Ed), DipConSed (Ncl), GDC 258689

    Nish joined the Practice in 2019. Since joining the practice, Nish has established himself as a very well-liked and respected clinician amongst his patients and his team.

    Nish qualified in Dentistry from the University of Sheffield in 2015. Before Nish trained to become a dentist, he worked towards completing his PhD in Oral Disease in 2011. During this time, he presented his work at international conferences and had papers published in scientific journals. Nish still continues to have an active role in dental research. After qualifying, Nish gained Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (MFDS) in 2016.

    At the practice, Nish provides general dentistry to adults and children. He also has an interest in Digital Dentistry, helping to deliver cutting-edge Computer Aided Designed and Manufactured (CAD-CAM) restorations. Nish has completed a year-long certificate in Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry and is certified in Digital Smile Design. He has also received additional training in implant placement and restorations.

    Nish has a keen interest in working with adults and children with dental anxiety and phobia and has completed a diploma in conscious dental sedation at the University of Newcastle in 2019.

    Nish is married to his wife Kate, and they have a cat called Lucy. Nish is a serving Officer in the Army Dental Corps Reserve. He was awarded his 10- Year Volunteer Reserve Service Medal in 2015. Nish is also a keen wildlife photographer, road cyclist and an offshore sailor.

  • Vanessa
    Vanessa Stafford — Dental Hygienist
    CEB Dip DH, GDC 5004

    Vanessa qualified as an hygienist from Birmingham University and joined the practice in 1996.

    Vanessa's main job is being mum to her two children but she also happens to be a very experienced hygienist! She enjoys delivering a full range of treatments aimed at maintaining gum health and giving tips and advice on good oral health techniques.

    Vanessa says:
    “Don't neglect your gum health or be embarrassed about seeking advice if you have bleeding gums — we’ve seen it all before and we’re here to help.”
  • Catherine
    Catherine Fellows — Dental Therapist
    Dip DT, Dip DH, GDC 171288

    Catherine joined Sawley Dental Practice shortly after qualifying as a Dental Therapist in 2008. She enjoys all aspects of her job, and as a mother of two small children she is particularly good at treating youngsters.

    Catherine says:
    “Healthy teeth and gums come from adoption at a young age of good oral hygiene and dietary habits”
  • Harsha
    Harsha Kumar — Dental Therapist
    Dip DH & T, GDC 239698

    Harsha qualified in 2012 and joined us in 2013 as a maternity cover for Catherine — but we just couldn't let her go when Catherine returned. Harsha has a young family and a bubbly personality. She enjoys helping patients and is very good at putting them at ease.

    Harsha says:
    “Look after your gums, they are the foundations of a fabulous smile”
  • Nurses

    Nurses
    Fiona Hingeley (GDC 277311), Jade Binder (GDC 277932), Stacey Keetley (GDC 147332), Sarah Sills (GDC 121243), Danielle Brough (GDC 119653)
  • Reception Team

    Reception Team
    Elaine Skadorwa & Tracey Taylor