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 ).
Rebecca Phillips - Practice Manager
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 began working my way towards being trained as the Practice Manager.
I have now took on the responsibility of the Practice Manager and thoroughly enjoy this.
In my spare time, I thoroughly enjoy cooking and spending time with my family.
Christy Rush - Patient Care Coordinator
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.
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.
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.
Abigail Lewis - Dental Nurse
Hi I’m Abbie, I joined Affinity in 2018 as a Qualified Dental Nurse after moving to Gloucester in 2017.
In my spare time, I love to take my puppy for long walks with my boyfriend. socialise with friends and visit family.
Brittany Ellis - Receptionist
Hi i'm Brittany, I am the receptionist at Affinity Dental Care and have been here since July 2018. I enjoy the different aspects that my role has to offer especially meeting new faces and interacting with patients on a daily basis.
In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym and spending time with my family and French Bulldog Gizmo.
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.