Our Team

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  • A Little Note from Claudine...

    A Little Note from Claudine...

A little note from Claudine

I would like to claim a little corner of this website to shout loud about the team we have at our practice. They are an eclectic mix of very different personalities. We have a DIY fanatic, some fantastic cooks and a Center Parcs junkie. Everyone has the most amazing sense of humour and all can make me laugh on the greyest of days.

We have a staff ideas board and it's constantly full of multi coloured post-its, the wildest, most off-the-wall suggestions, but they often actually work very well! The things everyone has in common are a consuming passion for dentistry, a drive to make our practice something special and a genuine empathy with people. They work hard and they are professional to the end. They are the most amazing people. I couldn't open the doors in the morning without them.

- Claudine

Meet The Team

Claudine Gourlay

Claudine Gourlay

BDS Birmingham 1990
GDC Reg 66114

Claudine graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1990. She then took a vocational training post in a practice in Gloucester for a year, which included experience at the department of maxillo-facial surgery at Gloucester Royal Hospital. She has continued to have a keen interest in post graduate dental study, including areas as diverse as hypnotherapy and acupuncture, as well as more mainstream subjects. She has more recently undertaken the Invisalign training course in order to provide invisible braces for her patients.

She has a patient husband, three children and a naughty dog, and loves skiing, travelling, chocolate and sunshine!


Ross Wilson

Ross Wilson

BDS London 1997
MFDS RCS Eng 2000
GDC Reg 7370

Ross qualified from Kings College London in 1997 and then was a member of staff at the teaching dental hospitals and district hospital, during which he gained his membership from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Ross has since built on this and has completed his certificate in SURGICAL AND PROSTHODONTIC IMPLANTOLOGY from the Eastman Dental Institute. Alongside this he has a keen interest in treating nervous patients and sedation techniques.

When Ross is not at work, he's happiest spending time with his wife and two children. He's a regular on the rides at Legoland, on his bike at Center Parcs and can cook up a fantastic curry!


Laura Harvey-Cove

Laura Harvey-Cove

BSc (Hons) Natural Science 2008
BDS (Hons) Bristol 2013
MJDF 2015
GDC Reg 244083

In 2008 Laura graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc (Hons) in Natural Science before changing career choice and attending the University of Bristol. In 2013, she graduated as a dentist and honoured her sponsorship with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and attended basic military training at RAF Cranwell. When the opportunity arose to work at CGDP, Squadron Leader Cove resigned her commission after 9 years of active service. With a passion for all things dental, Laura is particularly keen to further her knowledge and skills. She is due to complete a certificate in Restorative Dentistry within the next year. She can also offer facial aesthetics (mainly anti-wrinkle treatments) for a full smile enhancement!

Besides teeth, Laura loves spending time with her family. She also loves (and is good at) most sports and is always looking for a new challenge, particularly long muddy obstacle races!


Kasia Nanowska

Kasia Nanowska

BDS Sweden 1994
PG Dipl 2015 (Bristol)
DwSI (Dentist with Special Interest in Orthodontics)
GDC Reg 73904

Kasia graduated from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm in 1994. In 2015 she gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Studies (Orthodontics and Restorative Dentistry) from Bristol University. She spent part of her Postgraduate course at the prestigious Rosenthal Institute in New York. She has special interests in cosmetic dentistry and her holistic approach includes the use of auricular acupuncture and homeopathic remedies.

Kasia has had particular success with nervous patients and apart from general dentistry some of the other treatments she can offer are:

  • Adult and child orthodontics, including early intervention
  • Homeopahtic remedies and acupressure seeds
  • Oralift facial rejuvenation (visit www.oralift.com)
  • Anti-snoring therapy
  • Teeth whitening

In her leisure time Kasia enjoys yoga, reading and dancing Argentine tango with her husband.


Naomi Maslen

Naomi Maslen

DIP Dental Hygiene Cardiff 2008
GDC Reg 156583

Naomi qualified as a Dental Hygienist in June 2008 at Cardiff University Dental Hospital and joined Claudine's team in September 2008. Previous to her Hygiene training, she was a qualified dental nurse and has worked in dentistry for many years over which time she has gained various further Nursing qualifications. She is hugely enthusiastic about improving the gum condition of our patient's mouths, and she has many really useful tips to help you maintain a healthy mouth after she has finished your treatment.

When Naomi is not looking at teeth, she enjoys long walks in the countryside with her family, going to the gym, meals out with friends, and getting stuck into a good book!


Jacky Prewett

Jacky Prewett

Jacky originally worked as a dental nurse, then progressed onto reception/administration and practice management before returning to her greatest love, reception.

She loves getting to know all our patients and along with the rest of the team helps make your visit a relaxing and positive experience. Jacky continues to attend relevant training courses within the practice and those provided by the Gloucestershire Independent Dentists Group.

Her interests include, reading psychological thrillers, animal behaviour, photography and all things Italian. She loves music especially soul, rock, synth pop and most of all anything by David Bowie and Duran Duran.

This year she is looking forward to catching up with all our lovely patients and welcoming new ones too.


Lorraine Laycock

Lorraine Laycock

NEBDN 2008
GDC Reg 131775

Lorraine has worked in Dentistry for many years. She gained her NEBDN qualification in 2008, since then new avenues within dentistry opened up for her. The desire to help fellow nurses lead her to organising two CPD groups for Dental Nurses, one in Cirencester and one for nurses throughout Gloucestershire.

Now she has ventured into the world of Practice Management. In 2014 she embarked on two management courses and duly qualified. Her role at CGDP varies hugely if she’s not in the office, you may find her tinkering on reception or doing jobs around the practice.

In her spare time, Lorraine loves adventures in her campervan and having a go at anything D.I.Y. A bit of painting and decorating will keep her happy for hours.


Nicky Roberts

Nicky Roberts

NEBDN 2001
GDC Reg 107513
NEBDN 2001 GDC Reg 107513

Nicky gained her NEBDN qualification in 2001, and then took a further course qualifying in Oral Health Education. She attends local Continuing Professional Development courses keeping her up to date with current changes in Dentistry. Like the rest of us she is passionate about dentistry and caring for our patients.

One of her many responsibilities is to make sure our surgeries remain fully stocked and ready for action. Her obsession with crafts and making bunting ensures we always look pretty too!

Outside of the surgery Nicky’s favourite thing are getting jiggy at Zumba, a mean workout at the Gym, red wine with a good film and most importantly Cadbury’s cream eggs.


Hannah Pitt

Hannah Pitt

GDC Reg 126253

Hannah is Head Nurse here at Claudine Gourlay Dental Practice, she started Dental Nursing in 2002 and joined our team in September 2015. Hannah is a wonderful asset to our team and her caring nature means our patients are always well looked after. Hannah keeps up to date with changes within dentistry by attending CPD groups and taking courses on relevant topics.

Versatile Hannah managed to organize the builders during our refurbishment and helps to oversee the smooth running of the practice. If you are lucky, you may visit us on a day when she has brought in homemade cakes, be quick they don’t last long!

When she’s not busy in the surgery, Hannah is in the process of renovating her house. No doubt it will be a masterpiece when she’s finished! She also enjoys live music, weekends at the coast paddle boarding and spending time exploring the Cotswold countryside with her dogs.


Victoria Whitfield

Victoria Whitfield

NEBDN 2011
GDC Reg 218130

Victoria joined the practice in July 2020 and has worked in dentistry for over ten years. Victoria gained her qualification in 2011 and also has a further qualification in fluoride application.

Victoria gained valuable experience volunteering with other dental professionals during the European refugee crisis in 2016. Based in Northern Greece’s various refugee camps she assisted in providing emergency dental treatment and care to many displaced families.

In her spare time Victoria enjoys yoga, reading, dining out and a glass of pale rosè!


Hasina Gurung

Hasina Gurung

NEBDN 2016
GDC Reg 265873

Hasina has always worked in the patient care sector and qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2016.

She is a busy mother with two lovely children. Hasina enjoys nothing more than long walks in the countryside with her family. When she finds a spare moment Hasina likes to spend her time immersed in arts, crafts and fashion design.

She always welcomes our patients with a warm friendly smile and we can't wait for you to meet her.


Yvonne Lines

Yvonne Lines

Some of you may remember Yvonne as she was Claudine's Dental Nurse right back at the start of CGDP.

She has returned to work on reception a couple of days a week, her nursing experience is so valuable in this role.

The best thing about having Yvonne back in the building is she makes exceedingly good cakes and if we behave she brings them in for us to devour!