Practice Owners & Principle Dentists
dR DAVID ISTED, GDC No. 61638
BChD Qualified Leeds 1986
dR SUSAN WATSON, GDC No. 62737
BChD Qualified Leeds 1987
After qualifying in the 80’s and spending time working in other dental practices Dave and Sue decided in 1999 to take the plunge together and open White Peak Dental Practice in the heart of the Ashbourne community. After providing NHS care for a number of years they decided in 2009 to make the move to become a fully private and independent practice as they felt that changes in the NHS were not allowing them to deliver the quality and care for their patients that they desired. Between them they bring a wealth of experience and both participate regularly in postgraduate courses to keep up to date with current developments in the dental field. Sue enjoys helping patients achieve their dental goals whether improving their smile or making it easier for them to eat, whilst Dave is interested in restorative dentistry and occlusal treatments (jaw joint problems). Dave is also a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentists and regularly attends their courses. They are both here in the practice most days and love to welcome new patients to the practice for consultations and regular appointments. They are both very popular having some patients that have been with them from the very start of the practice opening.
Outside of work Dave has a passion for quizzes and is often found listening to the Radio 2 daily quiz, and as well as this he likes to walk, cook and play tennis. Sue enjoys exploring new horizons through travel, music, reading and different cuisines with her family and friends. She also enjoys Zumba, tennis and walking.
JO MAVIN, GDC No. 63781
BChD Leeds 1988
Jo has recently joined the practice as a part time associate and is already proving to be very popular! Jo qualified in 1988 at Leeds University so has over thirty years’ experience to offer. Alongside her role her she also works at another practice and is still very passionate about her job as a dentist.
Outside of work she has two sons that take up most of her time but she also enjoys reading and going to the theatre.
Qualified Dental nurse since Sept 1995, NVQ in Customer Care and Management
Diploma in Business Management
Over 25 years working in the dental industry from high end private clinics in London to busy mixed NHS practices. Working as a nurse, receptionist and treatment coordinator allowed for the experience to develop into a management role. Over six years’ experience as a Practice Manager and a passion for creating a well-supported and winning team that delivers excellent customer and patient care. Lisa is responsible for the smooth day to day running of the practice along with all the marketing and advertising and is always happy to talk to patients in the practice.
Outside of work Lisa can be found either in the gym or relaxing with friends and family usually with a glass of prosecco.
CARLY HALL, GDC No. 152713
Dental Therapist Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy Sheffield 2008 (Distinction)
Carly has been with White Peak since 2008 and has over 20 years’ experience in the dental industry, previously working as a dental nurse. She provides our patients here with a fantastic hygienist service and oral heath advice as well as treating children with preventative fissure sealants. Carly is popular with many of our patients and takes a great deal of pride and care in her role to ensure patients receive the best possible advice.
Outside of work as a farmer’s wife and a mum of three beautiful children she doesn’t have much spare time but when she does she likes to go horse-riding and socialise with friends and family.
AMY Gartside, GDC No. 104941
Treatment Care Coordinator
Qualified dental nurse since 2002, National exam Dental Radiography 2008,
Dental Health Educator since: 2004
NVQ level 2 in Admin (2002) and Customer Service (2003)
NVQ level 3 in Management
Amy is the senior nurse in the practice and is therefore responsible for the smooth running of all clinical areas in the practice and the overseeing of the dental nurses, cross infection and stock. Alongside this she supports our dentists and patients as a Treatment Coordinator. Amy has many years dental experience and she used this in 2011 when she volunteered to go to Tanzania with the “Bridge 2 Aid” charity as a dental nurse. Amy has been working here in the practice since 1999 and therefore is well known to many of our patients.
Outside of work Amy likes to spend time with her two children.
FIONA GINNS, GDC NO. 105356
Qualified Dental Nurse since 1985, Qualified First Aider,
Qualified Dental Health Educator
Fiona moved to Ashbourne from Bath in 1999 and has worked here at White Peak since 2002 and is a familiar face in the practice. Fiona is passionate about her dental nurse qualification and takes her role very seriously, she is responsible for the medical emergency equipment in the practice and is an excellent first aider.
Outside of work Fiona is a very keen walker and loves to cook for family and friends.
KATHRYN Wallis, GDC No. 188815
Qualified dental nurse since March 2010, qualified First Aider
Kathryn has worked in both mixed NHS and also private dental practice and has a great deal of experience in all aspects of dentistry. Amongst her other responsibilities in the practice she is one of our excellent qualified First Aiders and is our creative team member and the person responsible for creating all of the practice information displays, posters and newsletters. Kathryn also supports the hygienists in the practice and ensures we keep a stock of all new dental products for purchase by our patients.
Outside of work Kathryn likes to spend time with her husband and son and enjoys baking and go shopping.
CLARA COPELAND, GDC NO. 179286
Qualified Dental Nurse since August 2009
Clara has worked in both NHS and high end private practice and has experience with implants, cosmetic work and smile makeovers as well as many orthodontic treatments from Invisalign to Six Month Smiles and fixed orthodontics. In her spare time Clara enjoys spending time with her young family and socialising with friends.
lucy roberts, GDC No. 251499
Qualified Dental Nurse since 2014
National Exam Dental Radiography 2015
Lucy has recently joined the practice as a nurse after returning to England from her travelling. Lucy is a great dental nurse and is a local to Ashbourne and is a very friendly member of the team. Lucy has also spent time working in the local out of hours emergency dental centre and therefore has a great deal of experience to offer.
Outside of work Lucy is a qualified Yoga instructor and even holds sessions for staff after work as well as teaching in local schools and gyms. She also enjoys going to the gym and spending quality time with her family and partner.
Trainee Dental Nurse.
Eszter joined our practice recently as a trainee dental nurse and she is passionate about her role and consistently goes above and beyond for our patients. She has recently embarked on the dental nursing course at Derby College to officially gain her qualifications and as such will be busy with this for the next year or so.
Outside of work Eszter lives in Burton on Trent with her fiancée and spends most of her time catching up with friends and family.
Reception Coordinator, Qualified dental nurse since 2005
Jill is a familiar face to many of our patients as she has been with the practice for over 15 years, both as a dental nurse and a receptionist. Jill has had the experience of working through the years of the practice being NHS before it turned private. Her role is now that of the reception coordinator and she is therefore responsible for the smooth running of the reception area and appointments. Jill is now in the practice for only three days as she has decided to spend more of her spare time with her young grandchildren. Jill also likes to read, walk and travel when she gets the opportunity.
Currently studying towards NVQ in Customer Care
Qualified in Health & Social Care and currently studying for her NVQ qualification in Customer Services.
Nanda joined the practice in Dec 2017 to provide a welcome support to our front of house reception area. Although she had no previous dental experience she understands the need for good customer care and is our point of contact for the Practice Plan patients in the practice. Nanda works with us on three days of the week as the rest of her time is spent with her young family. She also enjoys reading and walking.