Our Dental Team

Our Dental Team

At Birchwood Dental Practice our dentists, dental nurses, dental hygienists and reception staff will always aim to provide a high standard of care and service for patients.

The members of our dental team are:

Dental Surgeons

Dr M Woodger BDS (Partner) – Qualified in the UK GDC No: 79374
Dr A Lambert BDS MFGDP UK (Partner) – Qualified in the UK GDC No: 79421
Dr S Shannon BChD – Qualified in the UK GDC No: 258769
Dr C Samarasekara – Qualified in the UK GDC No: 264022

Our dentists head up the team and are responsible for coordinating your care as well as providing urgent and complex treatment.

Dental Therapists

Miss L Higham Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy RCS Eng 2014 – Qualified in the UK GDC No: 126850
Miss N Sterna Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy RCS Eng 2014 – Qualified in the UK GDC No: 159155

Our Dental Therapists provide most of our routine restorative care such as fillings, also treating children including extractions.  They also look after the periodontal (gum) health of our patients.

Dental Nurses

All of our dental nurses are fully qualified or on an approved training course.  The nursing team are responsible for assisting in your dental care, decontamination of the instruments as well as taking on reception duties.

Regulation of the Dental Team

All Dental Professionals are registered with and regulated by the General Dental Council.

There are nine principles registered dental professionals must keep to at all times.
As a GDC registrant you must:

  1. Put patients’ interests first
  2. Communicate effectively with patients
  3. Obtain valid consent
  4. Maintain and protect patients’ information
  5. Have a clear and effective complaints procedure
  6. Work with colleagues in a way that  is in patients’ best interests
  7. Maintain, develop and work within your professional knowledge and skills
  8. Raise concerns if patients are at risk
  9. Make sure your personal behaviour maintains patients’ confidence in you and the dental profession

General Dental Council, 37 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8DQ
www.gdc-uk.org  |  +44 (0) 845 222 4141 (UK local rate) or +44 (0) 20 7887 3800


We welcome feedback from patients on how well we are meeting these standards, or any other issues.
You can feedback here.


Last updated on December 19th, 2017