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Meet our staff

Our friendly team at Allsopp Orthodontics work together to achieve one overall goal – the best dental results for you! 

Julie Alford

Julie AlfordOrthodontic Therapist & Hygienist

DN, RON, RDH, RCSed dip, GDC DH5210

Julie qualified as a dental nurse in 1994 before qualifying as a dental hygienist in June 1997, the same year she gainedher radiography qualification. She then became a registered orthodontic nurse in August 2008 and developed upon this by qualifying as an orthodontic therapist through the University of Bristol in December 2009. 

Julie works at the practice on a Thursday as a hygienist.

Rebecca Docherty

Rebecca DochertyPractice Manager

Rebecca Docherty - RDN, Certificate in Dental Radiography, IOSH, GDC 143735

Rebecca has worked for Dr Allsopp since 2002. She qualified as a dental nurse in 2004 followed by radiography in 2009. Since 2010 Rebecca has had a management role which includes Health and Saftey (in which she has a IOSH qualification), child protection, clinical governance, complaints, information governance, radiography protection supervisor and human resources.

Jane Hackett

Jane Hackett and Niki SaundersReceptionist

Jane - Denplan Champion

Jane has worked as a dental receptionist for 30 years so she is extremely experienced and has a great relationship with our patients. Niki has worked for Dr Allsopp since 2007 and has obtained her NVQ Level 3 qualification in Oral Health with us. She was promoted to Head Nurse for her organisation and multi-tasking skills, and is now our decontaminant lead


Sophie Shotton 

Sophie ShottonHygienist

RDH, GDC 115778

Sophie qualified as a dental hygienist in 2007 from Cardiff University Dental Hospital, where she developed a keen interest in implantology and helping patients care for their implants. Since then she has further developed her skills in private practice and especially likes keeping up-to-date with new techniques within the industry. This includes helping patients to achieve a brighter whiter smile with our advanced whitening system. In her spare time she likes to keep active and has recently taken part in the wolf run.

Katie Fahey

Katie FaheyManagment Team/ Invisalign Treatment Consultant

GDC 223414

Katie has worked with us since 2010. She qualifed as a dental nurse in 2012 and was then promoted to Head Nurse at our Bridge Street practice.

In 2014 Katie succsessfully passed her radiography exam. She has now taken on a new role as Invisalign Treatment Consultant and has gained a Health & Safety qualification. She has also gained her impression taking qualification and her radiography. Katie is our child protection lead, and a member of the management team.

Emma Russell

Emma RussellOrthodontic treatment co-ordinator

GDC 143737

Emma has been with us since 1998 when she was a trainee dental nurse. She then qualified in 2003 and went on to gain her radiography qualification.

In 2017 Emma also became qualified to take dental impressions. She is one of our very experienced orthodontic treatment coordinators.

Sarah Sturgess

GDC 231640

Sarah joined us in 2012 and was then promoted to head nurse of our bridge street site. She is now head nurse at both of our sites and part of the management team. Sarah gained her radiography qualification in 2012.

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