Management and Reception Team

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Julia Tinkler

Julia Tinkler Practice Manager

Julia brings a wealth of experience to Hinchley Wood Practice having worked in the dental field for many years. Prior to becoming a Practice Manager at Hinchley Wood she worked as Practice Manager in a central London practice which specialised in orthodontics, high end dentistry, periodontics and oral surgery. This confirmed the high level of care and standards needed for the patient and staff team for a well run and happy practice complying with all up to date Care Quality Commission standards. She also worked as Practice Co-Ordinator in a corporate practice with a large team which she enjoyed.

Prior to this, Julia worked as a Practice Nurse in both NHS and private dental practices specialising in implants and extreme makeover cases as well as general dentistry. She was responsible for the clinical team training and was there to help with any clinical problems from both staff and patients.

Julia really enjoys working as part of the Hinchley Wood team developing and improving all areas for both patients and staff.

Mel O'Toole'

Mel O'Toole Receptionist

Mel has been a member of the Hinchley Wood Practice Reception Team for over five years working on a part time basis responsible with the other reception team members for when patients visit or phone the Practice and always ensures that patients are provided with a high level of care and support.

Prior to starting at Hinchley Wood Practice, Mel worked full time as part of a busy NHS and Private dental practice in Wimbledon.

Jane Baxter

Jane Baxter Receptionist

Jane is part of our lovely Reception Team working on a part time basis and is the first point of contact for all patients at Hinchley Wood Practice. Jane and the Reception Team are responsible for when patients visit or phone the Practice and always ensures that patients are provided with a high level of care and support.

Jane has a positive personality and attitude and has proven to be an asset to our non-clinical team. She has extensive experience, having worked in administrative and reception roles for several years now.

She has always enjoyed being fully involved in meeting the practice’s standards of quality and care, enabling the hard work of the clinical team to reach their full potential.

Helen Foulsham Receptionist

Helen recently joined the Hinchley Wood Practice Reception Team having worked as a PA to a marketing director in the West End before leaving to start a family. Helen the returned to work as a Learning Support Assistant at a local infant school.

Helen is has become fully involved in the requirements of the practice and is commited to providing a high level of care and support to all of our patients in a friendly and compassionate mannor.


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Dr. Susan Topping

Dr. Susan Topping Specialist Orthodontist

Susan initially qualified in General Dentistry from Guy’s Hospital in 1986. Following her qualification she gained further experience both in General Dental Practice and in several Hospital positions specialising first in Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics and then in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She also studied for a further academic Fellowship examination before winning a place to start a three year programme of Specialist Training in Orthodontics based at King’s College and St. George’s Hospital in London. Susan is a Member of the British Orthodontic Society and on the General Dental Council’s Specialist Register.

Susan always wanted to work in orthodontic practice rather than the hospital environment and was thrilled when the opportunity arose to have Hinchley Wood Practice built. The Practice was opened in January 1997 and over the years Susan has built up a very successful and thriving mixed NHS and Private orthodontic practice at Hinchley Wood. Susan loves seeing the real difference that orthodontic treatment makes to her patients’ self-esteem and confidence. She is committed to providing quality NHS care to all those eligible, and to providing the best possible treatment for all her patients within a caring and very friendly environment.

Dr Zania Lung Specialist Orthodontist.

Zania qualified as a General Dentist from King’s College, University of London. After doing several hospital posts in Oral Medicine, Restorative Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry, Maxillofacial Oral Surgery and Special Needs Dentistry, she undertook Post-Graduate training in Orthodontics. She is on the Specialist List.

Zania enjoys working with children and helping her patients achieve a perfect smile. In her spare time she likes doing outdoor pursuits being in touch with nature and baking muffins!

Dr. Kate Roberts

Dr. Kate Roberts Clinical Assistant in Orthodontics.

Kate qualified as a Dentist from King's College Hospital, London and worked in General Practice for a number of years. With a keen interest in Orthodontics, she completed a two year course, Extended Training in Orthodontics for GDPs, and later an Excellence in Orthodontics course.

Kate has worked at Hinchley Wood Practice and the Royal Surrey County Hospital Orthodontic Department since January 2000.

Lesley Davies

Lesley Davies Dental Nurse & Receptionist

Lesley gained her general Dental Nursing qualification three years ago having worked at Hinchley Wood Practice as a Receptionist for 12 years prior to becoming an orthodontic nurse.

She enjoys working as a member of the Orthodontic Team and is an integral part of the day to day co-ordination of the Practice having extensive knowledge and experience of reception duties, customer service and orthodontic nursing and always strives to provide all our clients with high levels of care and support.

Maria Simmons

Maria Simmons Dental Nurse

Maria started her career as a trainee dental nurse where she was trained and worked with a talented Dental Surgeon and Senior Nurse. As a young nurse two things were drilled into her as being paramount – this was being respectful and caring for all patients at all times, and nothing less. She gained a lot of satisfaction from caring for the patients and making sure they were happy.

Having left to pursue another career whilst her children were young, she returned to her dental nursing and joined the effervescent Hinchley Wood team where her top priority is still the care of all patients.

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