Meet The Team
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!
BDS London 1997
MFDS RCS Eng 2000
GDC Reg 73703
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!
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
GDC Reg 126253
Hannah 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.
GDC Reg 218130
The very lovely (and super organized) Victoria is head Nurse here at Claudine Gourlay Dental Practice, she makes sure all the surgeries are in order and takes wonderful care of our patients.
She joined us 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!
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!
GDC Reg 262144
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016
Zoe started her career as a Dental Nurse in 2014. After completing her apprenticeship and registering with the GDC in 2016, she continued to work as a Dental Nurse in an NHS Practice. Zoe took a break from nursing for a little while and worked in a local pharmacy, fortunately for us, her passion for dentistry tugged at her heart strings and made her decide to pick up her aspirator again and join the team at CGDP late 2020.
When she is not working Zoe likes to bake (it doesn’t always go to plan!) and she enjoys taking photographs on walks. She has a massive obsession with sea turtles and enjoys a prosecco or two!