Meet the Team
Dr Peter Johnston
GDC Reg: 67704
Peter Johnston is our principal dentist and owner here at Castleton. Having taken over the partnership in 1998, there is no denying Peter has experience on his side.
Peter qualified in 1992 and went on to complete further qualifications (DPDS) in Restorative dentistry and Endodontics in 2000. Peter has a special interest in and is passionate about Endodontics enabling a perfectionism to take form through thorough and intricate root canal fillings. In recent years, Peter has taken over sole ownership of the practice as we saw his colleague, Ulla Morrison, retire after 30 years at the practice. Peter’s sheer talent, hand in hand with his professionalism and knowledge of the industry, contribute to his long established and adoring patient base. Despite 2017 marking Peter’s 20th year at Castleton Dental, word of mouth around Farnham still serves Castleton well, reflected by our ever-growing list of patients.
Peter is an avid sportsman, with interest in playing squash and golf. He enjoys skiing with his family and is always paying close attention to what’s happening at Wimbledon. Peter is married with 3 children and loves spending quality time with them– even though he feels his children are growing up too fast!
Dr Lara Kriek
GDC Reg: 243998
Lara Kriek has been a hugely successful addition to the team here at the Castleton Dental Practice, having joined in April 2021. We are thrilled that Lara is working exclusively with us. We expect that this will be welcome news to Lara’s patients, as the feedback we have received is faultless. Lara is a prime example of setting exemplary standards in regard to patient care and efficiency, with a calm and gentle approach, tailoring each treatment plan individually, contributing to a trustworthy patient-dentist relationship. Lara has completed a Masters in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry with Distinction, from the University of Manchester, enabling her to improve patient’s confidence through their smile. This paired with her success in being a Elite Invisalign provider, contribute to her transformational smile makeovers. During her studies, Lara was awarded the Academy of Operative Dentistry, for consistent excellence in clinical dentistry. She also received the Alfred Woodhouse prize for academic excellence, awarded by Guys Kings St Thomas. Lara was also nominated by the Private Dentistry Awards as a finalist for the Best Young Dentist in the Southeast. In her spare time, Lara has recently developed a love for woodwork, undertaking workshops to widen her knowledge in carpentry. Lara also enjoys keeping fit at the gym and loves nothing more than spending time with her family. We are incredibly pleased to welcome Lara to our team.
Dr Lovepreet Heer
GDC Reg: 284623
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Dr Caoimhe Doherty
Implantologist & Oral Surgeon
GDC Reg: 176521
Caoimhe Doherty is the newest member of our clinician team, joining in October of 2021, she has a special interest in oral surgery, intravenous sedation, and implants, and is currently working one day a month with us, with her main focus being implant and extraction cases. Caoimhe graduated from Queens University Belfast in 2009 with distinctions. She then went on to undertake 3 years training in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery before going into general practice. Caoimhe has a Master’s degree in implantology and continues to expand her knowledge, in order to provide the most innovative treatment to her patients. In her spare time, Caoimhe enjoys travelling to experience different food and culture, especially to countries where she can bring a snowboard or kayak.
Dr Nancy Girgis
Dental Surgeon with Special Interest in Periodontology
GDC Reg: 224329
Dr Nancy Girgis graduated in 2000 from the University of Ain Shams in Egypt, with awards in General Medicine, General Surgery and Operative Dentistry. Nancy is an experienced Dentist with over 20 years of clinical experience and 10 years of academic experience in the UK. Over the years, she has covered different roles within the dental profession, both clinical as a General Dentist and academic as a Senior Honorary Lecturer. Nancy has recognised the importance of periodontal health and how much it has an influence on her patients’ quality of life. She developed a passion for treating all forms of gum disease and this led her to start her Masters degree in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute, the world-leading, academic centre for postgraduate dentistry and translational research, based in London UK. Her clinical expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal and peri-implant diseases. She provides an array of different treatments that could prevent the loss of teeth as a result of gum disease. Currently, she is training to enhance her skills in plastic periodontal and peri-implant surgery such as the treatment of gum recession, and in regenerative periodontal treatments. Nancy’s approach to care is to focus on the patient’s wellbeing and long-term interests. She will consult her colleagues and wider experts to ensure optimal treatments. Nancy considers trust a primary driving factor in her ethical approach to treatment.
GDC Reg: 4125
Meet Andrea Jay, our longest serving hygienist at the practice, having started with us in 2007.
She qualified from Birmingham Dental School in 1991, and was awarded the Ash Instruments/Dentsply Prize for The Best Clinical Performance. She lives locally with her husband and 2 grown up daughters.
She is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygienist and Therapists and The British Society of Periodontology.
She enjoys keeping up to date with CPD and attending lectures. She has thoroughly enjoyed learning the new latest in EMS AirFlow technology which is now on offer here at Castleton. She has a non lecturing, friendly approach when treating her patients here at Castleton. She enjoys keeping fit with pilates and “slow jogging” 5K regularly around her local area! Cooking and gardening also keeps Andrea busy now her 2 daughters have flown the nest.
GDC Reg: 6541
Katy Gandhi is one of our hygienists here at Castleton. 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.
GDC Reg: 2183
We are thrilled to announce that our highly skilled hygienist, Lucy Rogers, has returned to our dental team. Lucy is a vital member of our team and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our practice.
With her expertise in dental hygiene, Lucy is dedicated to helping our patients maintain healthy teeth and gums through regular cleanings and preventative care. She works closely with our dentists to provide personalized treatment plans that address each patient’s unique needs.
Lucy is known for her gentle and thorough approach, and our patients have come to appreciate her kind and caring demeanour. Her passion for oral health and commitment to patient care have made her a valued member of our team, and we are delighted to welcome her back.
Practice Manager/ Registered Dental Nurse
GDC Reg: 209678
Laura Musgrove is our lovely practice manager at Castleton. Laura registered as a dental nurse in 1998 and has thrived in the dental industry ever since. Laura has also spent a number of years managing practices in the local area. On top of running the daily happenings within the practice, Laura can also be found working on both the reception desk and still carries out clinical duties to keep her clinical knowledge up to date. Some of our long standing patients may remember Laura as she was with us at Castleton as Peter’s nurse in 2002.
Laura became our practice manager in April 2021, and despite the wrath of COVID-19 and its implications, Laura has done an exceptional job in response, of keeping our patients’ and staff members safe and continues to exude compassion and guidance to those who need it.
Despite having two young children, Laura is one of our full-time team members, and loves being able to spend time with her children and her partner when she gets home. With any spare time, she gets, Laura is a keen sports woman, playing netball and a regular at the gym and body combat classes.
Treatment Coordinator / Registered Dental Nurse
GDC Reg: 119150
Holly Bolsover is a registered dental nurse and receptionist on our team here at Castleton. Holly qualified as a dental nurse in 2005 and has years of dental experience on her side – with dental nursing and reception duties both coming naturally to her, she is a favourite amongst our clinicians for her efficiency and dedication in practice. Holly will be a familiar face to our existing patients as she is one of the first lovely faces you see on coming to your appointment. Holly has recently been made Castleton’s treatment coordinator! She has been appointed to this role because she approaches every patient situation with empathy and kindness and always goes above and beyond for every patient. When Holly isn’t spending time with her husband and children, she likes to sing and act, enjoys keeping fit at the gym and loves to socialise with friends.
Registered Dental Nurse / Receptionist
GDC Reg: 280931
Molly Marshall has been part of our team here at Castleton since October 2021 and is a highly registered dental nurse. Despite loving her nursing career, Molly can be found both in surgery and on the reception desk, helping out in every way she can. Molly trained to be a dental nurse at the Dental Hospital in Bristol in 2016, learning every aspect of dental nursing and worked there for two years prior to entering general practice. Before joining our team, she worked at a mixed NHS practice and private practice in Bagshot.
Molly is trained in implants, and she utilises this knowledge by nursing with our implantologist when she’s in. Molly has just bought her first house with her partner and spends her spare time renovating it and socialising with friends.
Registered dental Nurse/ Receptionist
GDC Reg: 300249
Despite being a new member of the team, Neave has settled into the practice very well and we are delighted to have her. Neave qualified as a dental nurse in 2022 and holds a Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2021. Neave can be found both in surgery and at reception, helping in all areas of the practice.
Outside of work, Neave enjoys looking after her 9 month old baby boy.
Registered Dental Nurse
GDC Reg: 152002
Nicky Garwood is our longest serving nurse, who has got years of dentistry experience behind her.
Nicky joined Castleton in 2013, but has been a dental nurse for 33 years, meaning she has worked with many dentists in her career and now continues in this style by working with Peter, Lara and Andrea.
Living locally, Nicky fills her free time with catching up with her two grown up daughters, who are both nurses, and as Nicky is newly engaged, she enjoys spending time with her fiancée. Nicky also likes to keep fit and healthy going to her Zumba classes and enjoys travelling
Head Dental Nurse
GDC Reg: 285116
Geraldine Coomber is our head dental nurse here at the practice. She is a registered general nurse in the Philippines as well as being a dental nurse. Before joining the team, Gerry used to work in a private practice in Epsom specialising in implants where she gained her training as an implant nurse, which she now puts to use, working alongside our lovely Caoimhe.
Gerry is also sedation trained, enabling her to work closely with our nervous patients, helping to put them at ease. Gerry is always working her hardest to ensure a seamless working environment for all staff. In her spare time, Gerry likes attending comedy nights with her husband.
Registered Dental Nurse
GDC reg: 156156
Kim Boswell is one of our registered dental nurses here at Castleton. She joined us in October 2021 as she moved down to Farnham from London. As she is used to the fast-paced dental world in Central London, Kim is an efficient and well organised individual, which resonates in the way she works. You will usually find Kim in the hygienist surgery nursing with our lovely hygienist Katy. In her spare time, Kim loves socialising with friends and enjoying days out with her two sons.
Registered Dental Nurse
GDC Reg: TBC
Kaytie has joined Castleton after gaining experience as a receptionist at a practice in Sandhurst, during her time there, she grew increasingly interested in the dental nursing side of the industry and has now completed her training here at Castleton. She has been a valued member of our team since January 2021. We are excited to announce that Kaytie completed her Diploma in Dental Nursing in July 2023. In her spare time, Kaytie enjoys spending time with her family, she has twin daughters, who inspired her to start her own bow making business and she enjoys nothing more than walking her 2 dogs: Perry and Winnie, on the beach.
Registered Dental Nurse / Receptionist
GDC Reg: 297268
Sumi Gurung is the newest member of our team here at Castleton and qualified as a registered dental nurse in 2021. You will see Sumi both in surgery and on the desk, helping in every way she can.
In her spare time Sumi enjoys baking and water painting.
In Demand Services
Here at Castleton, we offer highly sought after services including Invisalign, composite bonding, implants, Airflow hygiene treatments (GBT), and many more.
Latest Innovative Technology
Our new iTero scanner, originated in San Jose, California, is our latest technological advancement in the practice. This method enables us to minimise patient discomfort by almost eliminating the need for impressions, unlike previous technologies. This time-saving and safe process, enables you to see your digital dental images.
The Best Qualified Team
Every member of the team here at Castleton, including our receptionists, are fully qualified and registered with the General Dental Council, ensuring a seamless experience throughout your dental journey.
Why Choose Us?
Here at Castleton Dental, we pride ourselves on efficiency and competence. Enabling all patients’ to have a comfortable, satisfiable and stress-free experience with every visit.
No matter the appointment, whether it be a routine checkup, hygiene appointment or as part of a detailed treatment plan, each and every visit to Castleton Dental will be personally tailored to your every need and requirement.
Despite us being proud of our established practice and its staff, this is only reflected in our Facebook and Google reviews, which is how most of our prospective patients’ find us.
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