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Meet Our Experienced Team

When you visit the Dentist you want to know that the people caring for you are qualified, highly experienced and have your best interests at heart.

At Wellington House Dental Practice we have been caring for the oral health of our patients for many years and invest heavily in our modern practice whilst upholding the highest level of care for you.

Our highly qualified practitioners and staff work closely together, as a team, to treat you competently, thoroughly and with the traditional values of consideration and care.

Before you even sit in the dental chair you will be given the opportunity to discuss your dental problems.   In this way we can understand any concerns that you may have. Every patient is individual and will be treated with respect and dignity.

Careful and individual treatment plans are designed and estimated fees provided so that you are confident that we have addressed all your issues.

 

Helen Peppiatt – BDS (Ncle), Assoc Fellow CGDent, MSc (Univ Birm)  – GDC  74384 

Helen qualified from the University of Newcastle in 1998 and worked as a general practitioner until 2003 when she travelled for a year around New Zealand and Australia working as a dentist in Queensland, north New South Wales and at The Royal Melbourne hospital and finally Sydney. Helen finally returned to the UK in 2009!

Helen’s husband Jon is also a dentist and they have 2 young children and are now very settled back in Norfolk.

Helen  found time to further her dental qualification and was awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng) in 2011.

Outside dentistry her family keep her very busy but she occasionally finds time for reading, cinema and baking.

 

Dr Emiliano Vargas Serrano – Lic. Spain – GDC 194879

Emiliano was born in Argentina in 1985.  At the age of 5 he moved with his family to Barcelona, Spain, and lived between both countries for many years. In 2004 he moved to Madrid to study dentistry. After qualifying in 2009 he relocated to Tenerife to work as a general dentist in the private sector.  To gain more knowledge he worked side by side with his parents, both of whom are specialist dentists.

In 2011 Emiliano accepted a position in Norwich to work as a general practitioner for the NHS and has been based in Norfolk ever since. In 2013 he completed further postgraduate training in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry and he has a special interest in endodontics (root filling treatments).

 Away from dentistry he enjoys spending time practicing various sports, walking his dog and playing the guitar.

 

Karishma Patel- Graduada en Odontologia-  GDC 285543

Karishma Patel was born in London, and after wishing to pursue a career in dentistry decided to move to Spain where she went on to complete her dental degree in Valencia. Having moved back to the UK in 2019, Karishma has settled in Norwich working as a general dentist.

Karishma enjoys all parts of restorative dentistry as well as performing root canal treatments.  At present she is working towards a post graduate certificate in advanced aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

Away from work Karishma enjoys getting creative with photography, painting and crochet.

 

Practice Manager – Jessica Brown – GDC 130084

Jessica is responsible for ensuring the practice runs smoothly which includes ensuring full compliance and overseeing the procedures and systems within the practice.

Jessica is also a fully qualified dental nurse and works with Sonal Patel, our visiting Orthodontist.

 

 

Lead Dental Nurse – Abigail Chester  – GDC 276835

Abigail Chester is a qualified dental nurse and radiographer who joined our practice in 2021.  She leads the team of dental nurses and is responsible for ensuring a high standard of decontamination is maintained throughout the practice.

 

Dental Nurses

Our team of dental nurses support the dentists and hygienists. Their skills and dedication to training help us provide you with a high standard of dental care.

Amanda Walker joined the practice in 2011 and is a qualified registered dental nurse. She has undergone training in implant nursing and mental health first aid. Amanda is also responsible for the practice social media sites.

Trina Jones is a qualified registered dental nurse and dental health educator. Trina has worked at Wellington House since 1980. She has also undergone training in implant nursing and primarily works with Dr Peppiatt.

Andrea Page is our Lead receptionist and also a qualified registered dental nurse and radiographer who re-joined our practice team in 2013.

Mariah Taylor is a qualified registered dental nurse who joined our team in December 2020.

Sarah Browne re-joined the practice in April 2022 as a qualified dental nurse. Sarah has undergone further training in decontamination and cross infection.

Megan George joined the practice in November 2022 and is a qualified dental nurse.

Gracie Brown joined the practice in September 2023 as an apprentice dental nurse.

 

Amanda Walker 

(GDC 207911)

Andrea Page

(GDC 125175)

Jessica Brown

(GDC 130084)

Sarah Browne

(GDC 272754)

Gracie Brown

(Apprentice Dental Nurse)

 

Trina Jones

(GDC 130079)

 

Mariah Taylor

(GDC  303519)

Megan George

(GDC No 311626)

 

Receptionists

Our Receptionist  Julie Morrissey and Andrea Page are our ‘front of house’ team who answer the phone to you, ‘with a smile in their voice’! They remind you by phone, text and e-mail of your appointments and have an active recall/maintenance system in place. They also manage interactions between the practice and our various laboratories. They are here to provide you with all the information you may require about your visit to the dental practice or your appointments. They can also advise you on payment schemes and finance arrangements that the practice offers.

Andrea Page Julie Morrissey

 

Hygienists 

Our Team of Hygienists are responsible for professionally cleaning and polishing your teeth (scaling and polishing). They offer a programme of oral care which is appropriate to your needs and lifestyle.

Anna, Abby and Bridget have a very gentle touch which maintains a relaxed environment and ensures all aspects of treatment are comfortable for their patients. 

Visiting the hygienist regularly is important to monitor and help maintain good oral health.

 

Anna Fraser – GDC 254819

Anna qualified from Newcastle in 2014 alongside Holly. Originally from Northumberland she has worked in Norfolk, Suffolk and the North East for the past 6 years.

Before qualifying as a dental therapist Anna nursed for her mum, aunty and uncle in their family dental practice.

Anna enjoys meeting new patients and working with them on their journey to improving and maintaining their oral health.

In her spare time Anna enjoys travelling, cooking and socialising with friends.

 

Abby Buckle- GDC 283277

Abby qualified as a Dental Hygienist from the University of Essex in 2023, having previously worked as a dental nurse since 2017.

She has lived in Norfolk her whole life and enjoys the peace and quiet of the countryside.

Abby is a strong advocate for all things oral health and looks forward to creating long lasting professional relationships with her patients. Abby aspires to ensure everyone is comfortable during treatment and knowledgeable about their oral care.

Outside of dentistry, Abby enjoys travelling, spending time with friends and family as well as enjoying cooking and experimenting with new recipes.

 

Bridget Scotney – GDC4836

Bridget qualified as a dental hygienist in 1995 from Guy’s dental hospital in London after having worked as a qualified dental nurse since 1983.

Bridget has worked in and around London in private practices before moving to Norfolk with her family in 2004 where she continued to practice in Ely and Bury St Edmunds before taking a break to raise her family.

In 2022 Bridget studied non-surgical facial aesthetics and is currently working towards her level 7 diploma in aesthetic practice.

In her spare time she enjoys gardening and tending to her vegetable garden as well as walking her dogs along the Norfolk coastline with her children collecting sea glass to create sea art and jewelry.

Bridget is very excited to join the Wellington house team and making a happy contribution to the Practice.

 

 

 

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