Meet the team


Danusia Nicklin BDS (Sheffield)

GDC number: 64711

Elizabeth Cockerton BDS (London)

GDC Number: 278111

Christopher Naylor LDS,RCS(Eng) (Birmingham)

GDC number: 55145

Gemma Ralfe

GDC number: 201975

Josephine Hassan BDS (Sheffield)

Clinical Lead / Owner
GDC number: 51247


Julia Hatten

Dental Nurse.
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

Dental Nurse.
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.

Michelle Alexander

Dental Nurse.
GDC number: 275666
Michelle joined the practice in 2023 after working as a dental nurse for the Royal Air Force for many years. Michelle is an experienced dental nurse and is involved in many aspects of the dental surgery including completing audits and cross infection control. Michelle's calm but efficient manner helps the team run smoothly

Martina Shotbolt

Dental Nurse. GDC number: 268388
Martina joined the practice in March 2023 after working in a mixed dental practice in Eye. Martina's kind and reassuring personality combined with her wealth of experience as a dental nurse ensures that she is an adaptable and efficient dental nurse who puts patient care at the forefront of everything she does .

Nadine Buck

Dental Nurse. GDC number: 309872
Nadine joined the team as a trainee dental nurse in 2021. Now a fully qualified dental nurse, Nadine is involved in all aspects of dental care as well as working on reception and managing our membership scheme. Nadine is an invaluable member of our team who works tirelessly to ensure that all patients are cared for and respected.

Support staff

Laura Lane

Practice Manager

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.

Karen Warby

Receptionist Karen rejoined the practice in 2023 having previously worked for us for many years. Karen's calm and efficient manner paired with her knowledge and experience of dentistry means she is able to efficiently run the front desk while providing a friendly and welcoming presence in reception.