BDA Good Practice Member is a quality assurance programme that allows its members to communicate to patients an ongoing commitment to working standards of good practice on professional and legal responsibilities.
Wickersley Dental Practice take pride in our team. We believe we have the very best professional, friendly and passionate staff members we could ask for. We strive to deliver the highest quality dental treatments, as well as building up strong relationships with our patients.
Mr Richard MitchellPrincipal Dentist
BDS qualified University Manchester 1993
Richard first decided on a career in dentistry aged 14 years old after he underwent extensive treatment himself. Following graduation from Manchester University he worked in a number of practices gaining experience before taking over at Wickersley in 1998.
He developed a passion for providing the highest quality dental treatment combined with exceptional service for his patients. He particularly wanted to be able to deliver this in his hometown of Rotherham.
It was these two factors that led to the evolution of Wickersley Dental and Implant Practice as we see it today, a patient focused centre of excellence that he is proud of. Richard continues to keep up to date with all the latest developments in the dental world through his postgraduate educational development.
When not working, Richard enjoys nothing more than a round of golf and spending time in the countryside with his dogs. As a keen skier of over 30 years he also looks forward to his annual trip to the mountains!
Mr Michael StokesAssociate Dentist
BDS qualified University Sheffield 1999
Michael arrived at Wickersley Dental and Implant Practice in 1999 after qualifying from Sheffield University. He spent his first vocational training year under the supervision of Richard, at the time a certified vocational trainer.
Michael quickly realised that Wickersley Dental and Implant Practice’s high standards and ethos on delivery of dental care was how he too wanted to provide treatment for patients. From the year 2000 to the present time Michael has remained at the practice as an associate constantly developing his skills on postgraduate courses. He has a particular passion for adult orthodontics and is a certified invisalign provider.
When relaxing away from work Michael loves to spend time with his wife Deborah and young boys, Tom and Ben.
Dr Dimitrios StougiannosImplant Dentist
DDS (thes), Msc Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Msc Implantology, qualified University Manchester 2006
Dimitrios provides our implant and advanced restorative services at Wickersley Dental Practice. In 2002, he successfully completed a Master's Degree in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics at the University of Manchester. In 2006, he was awarded a Certificate in Implantology from the University of Warwick. Finally in 2009 he completed his second Master's Degree from the University of Manchester in Implantology.
From December 2007 to December 2013, Dimitrios was part of the Manchester Dental Hospital Implant team responsible for the surgical placement of dental implants and clinical training of post-graduate dental students.
Dimitrios has placed over 2500 implants incorporating the latest digital technology on planning, designing and manufacturing implant restorations. He works with Straumann and DENTSPLY, one of the biggest worldwide implant manufacturers. Due to his vast experience he is appointed as mentor for the DENTSPLY system.
Ms Shirley GasbyPractice Manager
Shirley has managed the administration of Wickersley dental practice and co-ordinated the team on a part time basis since 1998 when Mr Mitchell first acquired the practice, helping to evolve our services from where it was to today's modern dental surgery providing a full range of treatments to the highest clinical standards.
Shirley loves to spend her spare time with her dogs and takes regular breaks with them in the fantastic national parks of the UK. She also has a keen eye and passion for fashion.
Natalie WrightSenior Receptionist
(DSA NVQ Level 3) GDC registered Dental Nurse
Natalie initially qualified as a dental surgery assistant in her home town of Middlesbrough in 2004 and joined Wickersley Dental and Implant Practice a year later when she relocated to Rotherham. She has worked her way up over the last eleven years to senior receptionist and referral coordinator which are roles that suit her superb communication skills with patients.
Natalie is currently developing her management skills within the practice further as she takes on more administrative tasks and responsibility. Natalie has become an integral member of the team.
Outside of work she likes to spend her time with friends and family and often pops back at weekends to her home town to do just that.
Sue JepsonDental Nurse
GDC registered Dental Nurse
Sue is our longest serving member of the team, joining the practice in 1998 when Mr Mitchell bought the practice. Sue had previously worked with Mr Mitchell. Once again, Sue is multi-skilled as both a dental surgery assistant and receptionist although she does particularly enjoy working in surgery and focuses her time there mainly.
Sue has a passion for the great outdoors when not at work and enjoys spending her leisure time with her family and springer spaniels, often in the Peak District National Park.
Krista CaswellDental Nurse
GDC registered Dental Nurse
Krista qualified as a dental surgery assistant in 2006 and joined Wickesley Dental and Implant Practice in 2008. It quickly became evident what a fantastic assistant Krista was and how much patients enjoyed her reassuring manner. Over the last 8 years with the team Krista has developed her skills in surgery through continuing professional development. She has also transferred her skills to reception too and is fully trained in all aspects of the reception role.
Krista has an active life outside of work which involves her love of fashion and shopping and socialising with her friends and family.
Miss Amie RobinsonDental Nurse
GDC registered Dental Nurse, Sheffield August 2010
Amie is the baby of the team being both our latest recruit as a dental surgery assistant back in 2012 and the youngest member of the team.
When not at work, she likes to keep in shape through keep fit classes and enjoying the company of her friends and family socially.
Lisa SmithDental Hygienist
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1988
Lisa first qualified in 1988 and over the years has gained a wealth of invaluable experience and has even written articles published in the dental press. Lisa is focused on providing hygiene treatment plans tailored to individual patient needs and is motivated in teaching patients to take greater care of their gums to help control gum disease. She takes great pride in seeing her patients improve.
In her spare time Lisa loves to travel extensively with her husband either in her trusty camper van or to more far flung exotic destinations. She also enjoys skiing, walking and out door pursuits in general especially when this involves all of her family spending time together.