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
Christopher Naylor LDS,RCS(Eng) (Birmingham) GDC number: 55145 

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  Hygienist.  Her clinic runs Monday to 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 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.
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.

Nadine Buck  - Trainee Dental Nurse   

Nadine joined the practice in 2021.  She is currently training to become a dental nurse studying for her Diploma in Dental Nursing

Michelle Alexander  GDC Number: 257666   

Michelle joined the practice in 2023.  She is our lead dental nurse, working chairside as well as assisting with many other tasks that ensure the dental surgery runs smoothly.  Michelle has a calm approach and is a very experienced dental nurse

Support Staff

Karen Warby    

Karen rejoined the Hopton Dental Surgery team in 2023.  She is a familiar face to some of our patients as she used to work on reception.  Karen’s calm and efficient manor paired with her knowledge and experience of dentistry means she is able to efficiently run the front desk.