Welcome to The Minster Dental Team

Our dedicated team of over 20 members is here to provide you with the care you deserve. We are proud to have been caring for the population of Southwell and surrounding areas for over 30 years and therefore we have a long-term reputation to maintain. Our 5 dentists and 3 hygienists are all very experienced and UK qualified. We place a strong emphasis on prevention-based care. As such we are very keen to stress the importance of the role that our hygienists play in maintaining not only your oral health but also your general health.

As far as we are concerned the most important thing that we can offer is our time. Time for you to talk about your concerns, time to discuss your treatment options and time taken to make sure those treatments are safe and of the highest quality.


Our Clinicians offer state-of-the-art dentistry for the maintenance and restoration of dental health

Dr Andrew Towlerton

Principal Dentist

Andrew qualified from Birmingham University Dental School in 1991. Two years in General Practice were followed by nine years in the Royal Air Force Dental Branch where he reached the rank of Squadron Leader. Andrew has a special interest in advanced restorative techniques including dental implants and digital smile design.

GDC Number – 67051

Dr Thomas Carr

Principal Dentist

Thomas qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 2002. Brought up in Southwell he has worked in the Nottinghamshire area in both Private and NHS practice before joining the practice as co-owner in 2017. His aim is to provide quality dental care to the highest standard in a relaxed, trusting environment.

GDC Number – 80660

Dr Alistair Dobb

Associate Dentist

Alistair qualified from the University of Newcastle in 1988. He subsequently worked in various practices before running the John Player Dental Surgery at the Horizon Factory. In 2006 he joined Minster Dental Centre bringing with him a wealth of business and dental experience.

GDC Number – 63791

Dr Catherine Dewsnap

Associate Dentist

Catherine joined the team here at the Minster Dental Centre in 2015. Coming from a background in private dentistry, she has experience in all aspects of general dentistry. With her ethos of a preventative approach towards oral disease she fits in very well with the spirit of the practice.

GDC Number – 68058

Dr Helen Reddington

Associate Dentist
Dr Helen Reddington

Helen qualified at University of Newcastle in 2009 and has practiced in Newcastle and London. As well as being an excellent general dental practitioner, she is qualified to straighten your teeth using the invisalign orthodontic system. Her anti wrinkle (BOTOX) clinic is also proving very popular.

GDC Number – 178942

Mrs Jodi Baird

Dental Hygienist

Jodi qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 2012 whilst in the RAF where she was awarded the prize for top exam results in the country. Since the RAF Jodi has worked in hospitals treating head and neck cancer patients and also children undergoing orthodontic treatments.

GDC Number – 15560

Mrs Victoria Jones

Dental Hygienist

Vicky started her dental career in the RAF and qualified as a Dental Hygienist with the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2006. Vicky was awarded the prize for top student and examination results. As well as this she was awarded The Prize for Professionalism by the General Dental Council.

GDC Number – 102910

Mrs Julie Mayers

Dental Hygienist

Julie graduated as a Dental Hygienist with the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2005 whilst in the RAF. Since leaving Julie has been working in civilian practice and is qualified in all aspects of therapy including local anaesthesia, radiography, oral health education and tooth whitening.

GDC Number – 6658

Nursing Staff

Name Job Title GDC Number
Michelle Bates Dental Nurse 107460
Rachel Belfield Dental Nurse 256009
Ana Condeca Dental Nurse 128332
Samantha Ferreday Dental Nurse 174071
Jemma Gibbs Dental Nurse 125997
Lucy Gray Dental Nurse 141660
Christine Hall Dental Nurse 107468
Megan Mulraney Dental Nurse 231348
Susan Phillips Dental Nurse 134110
Alison Pogson Dental Nurse 253097
Lindsay Robinson Dental Nurse 129268
Mandy Dineen Receptionist N/A

Practice Manager

Keeping the practice up and running for you

Anita Thompson

Practice Manager

Anita qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1993 and joined the Royal Air Force the same year. Initially working in Practice Management Anita spent 3 years at the Dental Training School where she trained tri-service dental personnel in Practice Management and Specialist Radiography.

For a large part of her career Anita was heavily involved in Forensic Odontology and was awarded the Order of St John Gallantry Medal for services to Forensic Odontology 2003 – 2013. This role involved dental identification of fallen service personnel, recruitment, training and coordination of the Dental Identification Teams.

BA (Hons) Dip PM MStJ