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
Hi I’m Peter, I am originally from Scotland. I qualified in 1990 from Edinburgh University. I love dentistry and all its about – You have to, to do it! To me learning new techniques keeps it fun and I am never done learning so that I can provide the best patient centred choices and care.
I have undertaken dental courses across the globe so that I can offer my patients a vast range of treatment options.
I like to spend time with family and friends, enjoy holidays and sports. Combining them is the ideal for me (Skiing in the sunshine 😊)
Christy Rush - Operations Manager
Christy qualified as a therapist where the study of the anatomy and physiology sparked her interest in the medical field. She has been working in the dental industry for over 10 years.
Christy recognises that dental anxiety can be an issue for some. She is a qualified Hypnotherapist and is able to help with these fears. She enjoys managing the patient journey from start to finish and watching the life changing transformation in people. Christy ensures that all patients are well looked after throughout their journey.
In her spare time she enjoys riding motorcycles, reading, kite boarding, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.
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.
Lauren Bryant - Head 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.
Shannon Brown - Head Dental Nurse
Shannon started with Affinity Dental Care & Implant Centre in 2019. She has helped lead the team and implement the changes Covid 19 has brought to the way we operate.
Shannon enjoys learning new techniques in dentistry and helping patients gain confidence in their smile.
Shannon enjoys reading, keeping fit, long walks in the countryside with loved ones and her dog Jess.
Victoria Young - Dental Nurse
Tori joined Affinity Dental Care & Implant Centre in 2021. She has been in the dental industry for over 10 years. She is currently completing her sedation training to expand her knowledge. Tori is keen to learn and keep up with the latest technology.
In her free time, she loves to explore the countryside on her new KeeWay motorcycle. She is also loves long walks with her Partner and her dog called Bolt.
Sana Moolla - Apprentice Dental Nurse
I'm Sana, I am the new apprentice dental nurse, and enjoying being part of the team.
In my free time i love to watch different shows and i love baking.
Roslyn Bennett - Patient Care Coordinator
I’m Roslyn, I have 15 years experience as a dental receptionist. I'm married with two grown up children. Outside of work my passion is for my large garden, looking after my 3 lovely horses and playing with my old Jack Russell dog. My husband and I enjoy cooking and socialising with our friends.
Jackie Webb - Environmental Operative
Jackie joined our team in 2020, she helps us to maintain our high standards of cleanliness around the practice. She has come highly recommended, and we are proud to have her as part of our team. She has brought a sparkle to the practice.