Meet the team


David Philpott

David Philpott - BDS Bham 1992 (GDC No. 68115)

Hi, I’m David, I qualified in December 1992 and worked for four other practices as an associate before establishing my own practice in November 2001. I have attended numerous CPD courses including Dr Paul Tipton’s condensed MSC. I have a particular interest in crown and bridge restoratives. I pride myself in caring for very nervous patients and children making their experience of dentistry as pleasant as possible. Outside dentistry I enjoy playing golf and have a keen interest in classic cars.





Eloise ButlerEloise Butler - BDS Ncle 2005 (GDC No. 85686)

Hi I'm Eloise and I've worked at the practice since 2011 when I relocated back to the Midlands after several years working in the Gold Coast, Australia. Since I qualified from Newcastle in 2005, I have continued to develop my dental skills, including extended fixed prosthodontics and numerous professional development courses. I aim to provide high quality dental care to all my patients. Outside of dentistry, I like travelling and am an avid skier. In my spare time I also enjoy baking-making use of my chicken's eggs!





Neda Zaman - BDS Lond 2004 (GDC No 83878)










Sarah Hayat  - BChD Leeds 2011 (GDC No 211131)









Nida Hussain -  BDS London 2008 (GDC No 153916)

Nida graduated from King's College London in 2008.  Following her vocational training year in Essex, she gained invaluable experience working in the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Basildon Hospital.  Nida enjoys all aspects of general practice dentistry but has a particular interest in veneers, crowns and teeth whitening.  Keen to further her skills in this field, Nida has completed a year long course in contemporary restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

Nida has also undertaken further extensive training in Invisalign (nearly clear braces) and is an Invisalign Go provider.

Outside dentistry Nida enjoys travelling and chasing after her young children.


Lucy Stratton - BDS Bham 2009 (GDC No 177769) -

Lucy graduated from Birmingham Dental School in 2009 and is GDC registered.  Shen then completed her Foundation year training from the Plymouth scheme in 2010.  She has had experience of working in Melbourne, Australia as an elective periodontal study.  Subsequently she has worked in the UK since then and brings with her a wealth of good clinical experience in providing excellent patient care. In her spare time Lucy likes playing the calarinet and art. 




Patricia DarbyPatricia Darby (GDC No. 2231)

I joined the practice in June 2011 and am a fully qualified dental hygienist. In 1978 I obtained my DSA qualification from Birmingham Dental Hospital and in 1981 I qualified as a dental hygienist at the Institute of Dental Health and Training at RAF Halton, Aylesbury. During my career I feel I have provided a high standard of preventative dental care and encouraged my patients to develop good oral hygiene.

Hayley Cook

Hayley Cook (GDC No. 149992)

I qualified as a dental nurse in 2001 and then qualified as a hygienist/therapist in 2008 in Oral Health Science BSC at Manchester University, I have worked at South Road Dental Practice since 2009. I am passionate about my work and work well with children and nervous patients, and am dedicated to providing good quality care for my patients.

Janice McElhone

Janice McElhone (GDC No.3866)

I qualified as a dental nurse in 1985 from the Royal Dental Hospital in London. I worked in Great Ormond Street Hospital and the community service until entering training as a dental hygienist at Cardiff Dental Hospital in 1990. I qualified in 1991 and have worked in general practice until joining South Road Dental Practice in 2003 where I have stayed ever since.

Julie Hill




Julie Hill - Practice Manager

I joined South Road Dental Practice in July 2009 as a receptionist and assistant to the Practice Manager. I took over as Practice Manager in January 2012. I have an employment background in office administration and management.


Dental Nurses

Lynn Cotton

Lynn Cotton (GDC No. 136354)

I am a fully qualified Dental Nurse and joined the practice on the first day of establishment in 2001.

Sally Howell

Sally Howell (GDC No. 219498)

I joined the practice in May 2009 as a trainee dental nurse and qualified in 2010.

Julie Kane

Julie Kane (GDC No. 246177)

I joined the practice in July 2007 as a receptionist. I took maternity leave from November 2008 to September 2009 and am now a qualified dental nurse completing my qualification in 2013. I also assist the Practice Manager with practice compliance.

Tessa Parsons

Tessa Parsons (GDC No. 255027)

I joined the practice as a Trainee Dental Nurse in early 2013, initally i was covering  maternity leave,  but have joined the practice on a permanent basis.





Jodi Brewin (GDC No. 243495)


I joined the practice in November 2016 


Sophie Woodhouse (GDC No. 269659)


I joined the practice in April 2017 after qualifying as a dental nurse in January 2017


Claire Marsden (GDC No. 245930)


I joined the practice in January 2018 





Debbie Goodaker

I joined the practice in July 2013, I previously worked in the hospitality industry.

I am on maternity leave for 12 months from 16/9/2016


 Nicola Butler


I joined the practice on 31/7/17