Meet our team, find out who works at Affinity Dental Care, including the receptionists, hygienists, dental nurses, dentists and orthodontists.
Derek Allen - Dentist
Derek Qualified from Kings College Hospital, London in 1979 and worked in London for 7 years finally running his own practice in Battersea. He then moved to Norfolk House Dental Practice in 1986 and then jointly founded Affinity dental care in 2007. He is interested in general dentistry having completed various postgraduate courses, particularly Advanced Dental Prosthetics in Manchester 1998, then an Implantology course in Manchester 2000. Further implant courses in Boston Mass, in 2001/2 & 3. In November 2010 he completed a course in Digital Scanning for implant diagnosis at the Bio Technology Institute, Vitoria, Spain. He is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology and is active in the Gloucester Independent Dentist postgraduate group completing several post graduate courses every year.
He is delighted that he has been treating some patients for more than 30 years in Gloucester.
Peter Workman - Dentist
I'm Peter, I'm Married with 3 children. I qualified in 1990 from Edinburgh University. I love dentistry and all it is about - you have to, to do it! New techniques keep it fun and I am never done learning to provide the best.
I have undertaken dental courses in the Uk, Europe and the USA to broaden the types of treatments I can offer to my patients.
I like family time, holidays, sport and combining them all is the ideal for me(skiing in the sunshine :-) ).
Anna Brown - Dentist
Anna qualified from Newcastle Dental School with Honours in 2009. Prior to moving back to her home county of Gloucestershire in 2012, she worked in Bristol as a general dental practitioner and as a Senior House Officer in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department of Frenchay and Southmead Hospitals.
With a passion to deliver high quality dental care, Anna is committed to postgraduate education. In 2011 she was awarded Membership to the Joint Dental Faculties (Royal College of Surgeons of England), and is currently working towards completion of a Master’s in Clinical Dentistry (Restorative Dentistry).
Anna has a gentle and caring manner, and aims to provide a relaxed environment to put patients at ease in her surgery. She enjoys taking time to explain and discuss treatment options with patients, as well as providing advice regarding prevention of dental problems.
In her spare time, Anna enjoys baking, crafts and travelling.
Jude Morris - Practice Manager
I’m Jude after starting out as a dental nurse many years ago I changed career paths to undertake project and facilities management roles in the public and private sector before joining Affinity Care as Practice Manager. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, being with my family and walking my two miniature schnauzers.
Liz Boakes - Hygienist
Liz began her dental career in 1994 training as a Dental Nurse and gained further qualifications in dental radiography.
She qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Cardiff Dental School in 2002. Since then Liz has worked as part of Derek and Peter’s team enabling continuity of care to our many long standing patients.
Liz enjoys attending and participating in post-graduate lectures and courses. She remains open minded and enthusiastic about the changing face of dentistry.
Helen Pritchard - Hygienist
I'm Helen, one of the hygienists here at Affinity Dental Care. I graduated from Cardiff University in 2009 and worked full time in my home county of Cumbria before moving to Gloucestershire and joining Affinity in 2012. I am a dedicated member of our team who is committed to helping my patients improve and maintain their oral health in a caring and gentle manor. Outside of work I enjoy running and keeping fit, cooking and I'm a keen biker.
I am currently on maternity leave.
Milly Scrivens - Dental Nurse
Hi I'm Milly, I qualified in 2009 and joined the team at Affinity in 2011. When I can I like to go to Cornwall to visit my family. I spent lots of time with my son Freddy.
Lauren Bryant - Dental Nurse
I’m Lauren, i have been qualified as a dental nurse since February 2013. In my free time I enjoy walking my dogs Troy & Dewi and watching the TV Series Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. I also enjoy learning to cook and eating foods of many different cultures.
Becky Parsons - Administrator/Receptionist
I'm Becky, I started at Affinity in April 2014 as a Business & Adminstration apprentice. As time went on I was offered the role of Administrator/Receptionist.
I enjoy all aspests of my job, from doing I.T to being professional with patients on a daily basis. When I am not on reception, you'll find me upstairs in the office researching things to put on our social media, creating articles and changing our website around, and doing lots of other administration tasks. I also enjoy creating documentation for our advertising.
In my spare time, I thoroughly enjoy cooking and playing with my birds, Razor, Ziggy and Jorge.