Meet the Team

Meet our highly dedicated team members

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in dental health care. Together our team brings a wealth of experience to the practice and maintains a commitment to professional development. This enables us to offer our patients an enviable choice of treatments from simple routine care and new porcelain crowns in one visit, to complex rehabilitations utilising our skills in placing crowns, bridges and implants.

We had our CQC visit in September 2012 and had a glowing report.

Colin Sutton BDS Dentist

Mr Colin Sutton BDS

GDC Number: 63906 Position: Dentist

Mr. Sutton qualified in Birmingham in 1988. He came to Grantham to first work in general dental practice as an associate before starting The Dental Health Centre in August 1995. He worked in the Orthodontic department at Grantham Hospital for 7 years before leaving to concentrate on growing the Dental Health Centre into a centre of excellence.

Since starting this practice he has strived to provide a service based on clinical excellence and has completed numerous advanced courses to help him in this aim. He studied with Paul Tipton over 2 years to complete his advanced restorative theory and practical courses, and with Cemal Ucer to complete his dental implant training. Several hundred implants have now been successfully placed by Mr. Sutton since he started providing dental implant treatments in 2001. We currently have a dental implant success rate of over 99%.

He is a highly experienced CEREC user and can provide advanced CEREC treatments including Smile make overs in a day.

He is married with 2 children.

Francy Jose Puthussery MFDS

Position: Dentist

Education: Francy qualified in 2002 and completed a year training in maxillofacial surgery, prosthodontic and endodontic in South India. In 2005 he completed an MSc in Dental Public Health from King’s College London. He was awarded MFDS from RCS Edinburgh in 2011. He is currently studying for a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from FGDP RCS, London.

Experience: Francy has worked as a Senior House Officer in Maxillofacial Surgery in 2008, at the Salisbury District Hospital. He entered into general dental practice in 2010. He has worked as a general dentist in NHS, mixed and private practices in Wiltshire between 2010-15. Francy has a strong foundation in restorative dentistry.

Professional Interests: Francy’s treatment approach is evidence based, minimally invasive and patient centered. He is calm, relaxed, empathetic and a good listener. He has a special interest in preventive dentistry.

Personal Interests: Francy enjoys yoga, badminton, cycling and photography. He enjoys travelling and spending time with his family and friends.

Mr Ian Brodie BDS

GDC Number: 47860 Position: Dentist

Mr. Brodie qualified in Newcastle in 1974 and is well known around the Grantham having worked in a large practice here for many years before setting up his own successful private practice. Mr Brodie is a very capable dentist with several years’ experience of providing single-visit CEREC restorations. He is also experienced in facial rejuvenation treatments such as Botox and fillers that help reduce wrinkles and the signs of ageing.

Elisa Lago Garcia Lic Odont Dentist

Miss Elisa Lago Garcia Lic Odont

GDC Number: 173722 Position: Dentist

Miss Lago Garcia joined our Grantham practice in June 2015. Having moved to England from Seville a number of years ago, she enjoys providing private dental care, with added interests in orthodontic and periodontal treatment. Elisa has taken over much of the NHS children’s orthodontic contract at the practice and has very quickly settled into life here at the Dental Health Centre.

Out of work Elisa enjoys salsa dancing, cooking and spending time with her friends.

Mrs Julie Stewart

GDC Number: 3556 Position: Dental Therapist / Hygienists

What a great team member. Before joining us Julie trained in the RAF, where she worked for 14 years. Julie has a lot of experience to offer the practice and is very dedicated to her profession.

She has been with the Dental Health Centre now for over 8 years. More recently Julie completed her training at Bristol Dental School where she qualified as a dental therapist in 2011. This means she can now provide some of the treatments that only the dentists could do such as fillings and some extractions.

‘She works on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.’

Mrs Diane Mckeown

GDC Number: 2478 Position: Dental Therapist / Hygienists

Another great team member who has lots of experience and works with a caring understanding of patients’ needs.

She joined the team in September 2005 and works on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Paula Parkes

GDC Number: 120851 Position: Practice Manager

Paula has worked here at the Dental Health Centre for 13 years and whilst she is practice manager now, her career began as a dental nurse.

An interest in administration and management of a dental practice led Paula to achieve a BTEC qualification in Dental Practice Management before then going on to gain the ILM Level 5 in Dental Practice Management.

As a rule you will usually meet her at the practice reception alongside Tracey, our receptionist. She is always happy to help answer any questions you may have about the practice, your individual treatments or any aspect of your visit here. Paula particularly enjoys discussing patient treatment plans. In her other role as treatment coordinator she takes pride in guiding and advising patients on the best possible treatments available to them.

When not at work, Paula is at home with her son Jake, who is also a familiar face at the dental practice! Paula enjoys socialising, especially with the members of the team because not only are they work colleagues but great friends too.

Tracey Lagden

Position: Receptionist and Orthodontic waiting list manager

Tracey has worked at the Dental Health Centre for over thirteen years on reception. Sitting with her very good friend Paula everyday for so long hopefully makes the patients feel they have two friendly faces who make them feel welcome. Tracey says that she thoroughly enjoys her job and the people she works with.

Over the years Tracey’s knowledge has grown, and she particularly enjoys helping patients decide which treatments , explaining and arranging Finance options, and coordinating our orthodontic waiting list. You will find that there isn’t much Tracey can’t help you with.

She is married with 2 grown up children and a granddaughter. She also enjoys gardening and yes believe it or not a night of bingo

Jessica Whitbread

GDC Number: 121102 Position: Dental Nurse

Jess has been at the Dental Health Centre since January 2004. She works alongside principal dentist, Colin Sutton and enjoys the challenge of keeping the dental surgery clean by fulfilling stringent decontamination protocols and ensuring the surgery runs efficiently so patients have the best possible experience. In particular, Jess enjoys the variety of work that Colin undertakes from dental implants to fitting orthodontic braces it makes every day interesting!

Outside of work Jess likes spending time with her young son and enjoys cooking and making cakes for friends and family.

Precilla Renshaw Dental Nurse

Precilla Renshaw

GDC Number: 262430 Position: Dental Nurse

Precilla qualified in 2015 gaining her NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing. Since then she has gained her radiography qualification and is responsible for the quality control measures we have in place at the practice. Precilla enjoys working with Mr Sutton, enjoying his more complex treatments such as implants and root canal treatments.

Outside of work Precilla enjoys horse riding, shopping, make up, spending time with her friends and travelling. More recently Precilla has purchased her first home.

Shannon Powell Dental Nurse

Shannon Power

GDC Number: 272329 Position: Dental Nurse

The youngest member of our team, Shannon joined the practice in July 2015 as an apprentice trainee dental nurse. Shannon very quickly settled into the working world works qualified in May 2017. Shannon is able to put her theory knowledge in place here and is enjoying her role very much. You will usually find Shannon with Julie the hygienist or working in the decontamination room. Shannon also enjoys working alongside Elisa and Manu providing orthodontic treatment.

It’s been a busy year for Shannon, passing her dental nursing examination, passing her driving test and is now busy saving for a house deposit. Shannon enjoys horse riding and spending time with her friends and family.

Sophie Carley Dental Nurse

Sophie Carley

GDC Number: 272051 Position: Dental Nurse

Sophie completed her training this year and is now a qualified nurse. Previously working as a fitness instructor, Sophie wanted a change of career. Having developed excellent communication skills in her previous role, Sophie brings a very calming and always happy smile into the practice.

Sophie still enjoys going to the gym and eating healthy and is often a great source of motivation for the rest of the team! She enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Sophie Carter Dental Nurse

Sophie Carter

GDC Number: 261990 Position: Dental Nurse

Sophie joined our practice in April 2013 as a trainee dental nurse. She gained her NVQ Level 3 In Dental Nursing in 2015. Sophie enjoys working with our hygienist and the dentists but has found more recently that she enjoys working on reception. Sophie’s friendly and bubbly personality makes her perfect as the first contact patients may have with our practice. With her dental nursing knowledge Sophie can answer many of the questions patients may have and looks forward to meeting you.

Out of work Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, socialising, and music.

Manu Cherian BDS

GDC Number: 117446 Position: locum dentist providing maternity leave cover

Manu qualified in 2000 and has been practicing in Lincolnshire since 2010. He joined the Dental Health Centre in 2017 to provide locum maternity cover for Elisa. His ethos is to create beautiful smiles without compromising the long-term health of teeth. He has a special interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics.

He did a 2-year postgraduate orthodontic training course in Moscow State University of Medicine after his graduation and is a registered Invisalign provider. He studied with Prof Paul Tipton to complete his advanced restorative course and with Dr Goran Urde to complete his dental implant training.

In his spare time he enjoys gardening and spending time with his family.

Leanne Bevan

GDC Number: 208482 Position: Dental Nurse

Leanne joined the practice in January 2017. Leanne qualified  in 2010 and is an asset to our nursing team. Leanne enjoys putting the patients at ease and is always smiling. She generally works alongside Francy, and together they enjoy delivering excellent patient care. Outside of work Leanne is busy preparing for her upcoming wedding and enjoys spending time with her family.