Meet the Team

Here at Nottingham Road Dental Practice we believe our team are our most important asset. We aim to give our patients complete satisfaction and we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Sara Taylor

Practice Director
Sara oversees all of the practices in the group to ensure they are delivering the quality services our patients expect. She works with each of the practice managers in their day to day roles of practice management.

Sara is also a fully qualified dental nurse and can sometimes been seen covering for staff absence in the surgery, nursing or on the reception welcoming patients to the practice. Sara firmly believes that all team members should be willing to ‘roll up their sleeves and do whatever is necessary to ensure we provide a continuous quality service to our patients’.

At home Sara is also busy with her twin sons who are in their first year of university and looking after her horse, dog and cats!!

Anne Marie Walters

Practice Manager
Anne-Marie has been working with us at Expressions Dental Care Ltd. since January 2003 and is responsible for the day to day running of our practices.

You may meet her on the reception desk here in Ripley, as she likes to leave her desk and meet the patients whenever she can.

Outside of work, Anne-Marie enjoys walking in the Peak District and spending time with family.

Dr Christos Koumlelis DDS Msc

Dentist – GDC: 260315
After qualifying in Greece in 2006 at Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki Dental Faculty, Chris continued on to qualify in Surgical Implantology in 2015.

Prior to joining the practice Chris worked as an Associate dentist in Glasgow.

Dr Avi Patel

Dentist – GDC: 264876
Avi enjoys providing a wide breadth of dental services, treating patients in a caring and calm manner to ensure a relaxed environment within the surgery.

Rebecca Carney

Hygiene Therapist – GDC: 5990
After qualifying as a dental hygienist from Newcastle University in 2001 Rebecca continued on with her dental education qualifying from Warwick University as an Orthodontic Therapist and also attaining her teaching certificate.

Out of work Rebecca enjoys spending time with friends and family and has a passion for scuba diving both in the UK and Aboard.

Laura Burke

Hygiene Therapist – GDC: 279540
Laura qualified as a hygienist in 1998 at Cardiff. She has been with the practice since 2000.

Hygienists provide preventative care and are a very important part of the dental team.

Gemma Beswick

Patient Care Co-ordinator – GDC: 148552
Gemma is our Patient Care Co-ordinator and qualified dental nurse. She joined the team in 2005.

She has completed numerous additional courses to ensure her work is of the highest standard.

Out of work Gemma enjoys spending time with her family and walking her new puppy!