From our receptionists, dental nurses to our fully-qualified dental professionals, there is no denying that we have experience on our side here at Castleton Dental.

Dr Peter Johnston BDS (Edin), DPDS (Bristol)

GDC No 67704

Peter qualified in 1992 from Edinburgh. He moved south after qualification working in three practices before setting up Castleton Dental Practice in March 1998 with Ulla Morrison who retired from practising in 2017. In 2000, he obtained a second degree from Bristol providing advanced treatment in root canal therapy (endodontics) and restorative dentistry. He also studied oral surgery and prosthodontics (dentures and implants).

Dr Matt Golightly BDS Lond 1993

GDC No 69698

Matt graduated from Kings College in 1993. After a couple of years working in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Kings and St George’s Hospital in London, he moved to general practice in 1995. Over the years he has obtained accreditation in adult orthodontics, sedation and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. He has taken further training in implants with the Royal College of Surgeons and orthodontic training with IAS Academy on their advanced programme.

Katy Gandhi – Dip Dent Hygiene Wales (2004)

GDC No 6541

Katy qualified as a hygienist at Cardiff Dental Hospital, University Hospital of Wales in 2004. She joined Castleton Dental Practice in 2014 and has a special interest in patients with periodontal disease, dental implants and those undergoing orthodontic treatment. She provides individually tailored oral health advice in a relaxed and friendly manner and keeps up to date with current General Dental Council requirements for continued professional development. She is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

Andrea Jay CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995

GDC No 4125

Andrea qualified as a Dental Hygienist at Birmingham Dental Hospital in 1991. She began working at a practice in Guildford and joined Castleton dental practice in 2007. She has a non-lecturing and respectful approach to helping her patients, and is particularly skilled in treating nervous patients by gaining their trust and helping them overcome their fears. She enjoys keeping up to date with ongoing CPD (Continued Professional Development) and attending courses.

Diane Etherington – Dip Dent London 2003

GDC No 6350

Diane has recently joined the team as one of our hygienists. Glowing reviews from all patients who have seen Diane so far. We all look forward to working along side her.

Francesca Stoneman – NEBDSA 1973

GDC No 15491

Francesca has been a qualified dental nurse since 1974 and has worked in the practice for over 40 years. She is our longest serving member of staff and continues to work at the practice in different roles as needed.

Lucy Archibald Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 2013 RDN

GDC No 247959

Lucy started her dental career at Castleton Dental and quickly achieved her dental nursing qualification. She has also completed a radiography course and is undertaking further training to be able to assist Matt in his advanced dentistry.

Nicola Garwood RDN

GDC No 152002

Nicola has been a dental nurse for 30 years and brought her vast experience to Castleton in 2016.

Tanya Teixeira Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016

GDC No 262073

Tanya joined the practice in 2018. Tanya has not been with us long, but has bonded with us very well and very quickly become part of the team. She mainly nurses with the hygienists so if you haven’t already you will meet her when you come for a clean!

Laura Musgrove NEBDN 2001 RDN

Laura has been a dental nurse 20 years and has also spent many years managing practices in the local area. Her main focus is practice marketing and is currently still working with us one day a week.

Jo Hounsham – Diploma in dental practice management, practice administrator

Jo has been with the practice since 2001. Since then she has obtained a diploma in dental practice and is the full-time practice administrator. She still helps on reception when needed and over the years has enjoyed watching young patients grow into adults with every routine visit.

Elizabeth Grant – Receptionist

Elizabeth joined the Castleton team as the main receptionist, she is the youngest member of our team and has taken to the roll very quickly. In her spare time, she can be found taking photos, walking her dogs or socialising with friends. She also has achieved her MSA racing licence.