Our Dentists

Josephine Hassan BDS (Sheffield) GDC number:  51247 (PRINCIPAL DENTIST / OWNER)
Danusia Nicklin BDS (Sheffield) GDC number: 64711 
Elizabeth Cockerton BDS (London) GDC Number: 278111
Stephen Manson BDS (London) GDC number:  71373 
Maija Whittingham BDS (London) GDC number:  63920 (LOCUM DENTIST)

Our Practice Manager

Laura Lane BA(Hons) GDC number:  255253 

Laura graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Business Economics in 2008.  She has worked in the practice since 2013.  In order to understand fully the running of the practice she trained as a dental nurse and is registered with the GDC. Laura ensures the smooth running of the dental practice and is the first contact for any advice on any practice related issue.

Our Hygienist

Gemma Ralfe GDC number:  201975 

Gemma qualified as a dental hygienist in 2015. Prior to qualifying as a Hygienist she worked as a Dental Nurse. She is passionate about educating and improving patients’ oral health and joins Hopton Dental Surgery as a part time Hygienist.  Her clinic runs on a Thursday.

Our Dental Care Professionals

All our Dental Care professionals are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) and are committed to ensuring the principles on which Hopton Dental Surgery are founded are respected to ensure that the patient journey is of the highest quality.

Julia Hatten GDC number:  110106 

Julia joined the practice in 1997 after working in Bury St Edmunds. Julia is our Senior Dental Nurse and is involved in many aspects of the dental surgery including completing audits and training.  Julia has a wealth of knowledge and can answer any queries particularly about patient experience.

Lindsay Wray GDC number:  140803 

Lindsay joined the practice in 2019 after working in various practices in Norfolk and Suffolk. LIndsay is an experienced dental nurse and is involved in many aspects of the dental surgery including completing audits and cross infection.  Lindsay’s calm but efficient manor helps the team run smoothly

Dawn Fulcher  GDC number:   151802

Dawn joined the practice in 2020.  She works part time in the surgery and is an experienced, knowledgeable and efficient dental nurse.   Dawn has a bubbly and sympathetic nature and has quickly settled into the team at Hopton Dental Surgery.

Support Staff

Chloe Clark  GDC number:

Chloe joined the practice in 2021.  Chloe is our receptionist and your first point of contact when visiting the surgery.  Chloe is also a fully qualified and experienced dental nurse.  Chloe’s calm and efficient manor paired with her knowledge and experience of dentistry means she is able to efficiently run the front desk.