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Meet Our Experienced Team

When you visit the Dentist you want to know that the people caring for you are qualified, highly experienced and have your best interests at heart.

At Netherton Dental Practice we have been caring for the oral health of our patients for many years and invest heavily in our modern practice whilst upholding the highest level of care for you.

Our highly qualified practitioners and staff work closely together, as a team, to treat you competently, thoroughly and with the traditional values of consideration and care.

Before you even sit in the dental chair you will be given the opportunity to discuss your dental problems.   In this way we can understand any concerns that you may have. Every patient is individual and will be treated with respect and dignity.

Careful and individual treatment plans are designed and estimated fees provided so that you are confident that we have addressed all your issues.


Dalia Odeh BSc, MSc, MFDS (RCS, Eng). GDC 84248

Dalia qualified with her BDS degree in 1997. Her first job was at the Royal Medical Armed Forces in Jordan, where she worked for 5 years, during which time she finished 2 years as a senior house officer in Restorative Dentistry.

Dalia moved to the UK in 2002 with her husband. After achieving her IQE exam with the General Dental Council, she started her first job in the UK at a general dental practice in Bury St Edmunds, with the Suffolk West PCT. She gained a wide experience in many disciplines of dentistry. Moreover, Dalia attended the Oral Surgery Department at the Ipswich Hospital for further experience in this field.

In 2004 Dalia gained her MFDS degree from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, which recognises her ability to competently diagnose different clinical cases, prescribe the correct treatment plan and treat them with high standards.

In 2007 Dalia joined a general dental practice in Felixstowe where she worked till 2016. During that time, Dalia achieved her MSc degree (with Distinction) from King’s College London in 2013. Her MSC is in Aesthetic Dentistry. This course has helped Dalia in her aim to improve the patient’s smile, both functionally and cosmetically. Whether it be a simple case involving one or two teeth, or whether it be a complex case involving the whole dentition, Dalia has gained as a result of this degree the competence and confidence to tackle and manage many of these cases. This includes severe cases of tooth wear, TMJ problems and improving any smile as conservatively as possible.

Dalia also worked at a general dental practice in Stowmarket from 2012 until 2016. Working in different practices allowed her to expand her knowledge of the different dental materials and gave her an insight into how other dentist work, which has further enhanced her clinical experience.

Dalia became a member of the Royal College of General Dental Practitioners in 2014, and she is also a member of the British Dental Association. Dalia attends many courses, both in the region and away, and is always keen to learn from other dentists, as well as help and support other colleagues. She has recently attended a course in London for Pascal Magne, who is a renowned world expert in Aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

Dalia believes a lot in Biomimetics in Dentistry and restoring teeth to their natural form. Bonding has played a big part in the last few years in advancing dentistry, and it has changed how dentists tackle compromised teeth and treat complex cases. With the newer ceramics and composites on the market now, Dalia believes they provide treatment modalities for much more cases than in the past, especially with the right bonding systems to go with them.




Practice Manager – Rachel Hume  (GDC 246634) 

Rachel’s main responsibilities are ensuring the practice runs smoothly which includes ensuring full compliance, overseeing the procedures and systems within the practice.  Rachel is also a fully qualified experienced nurse who assists chair side when required.




Ann Symonds (GDC 121480) Tina Seeley (GDC 121491)

  Ellie Whiting (Trainee Nurse) Emma Hempstead (GDC 261571)

All our nurses are fully qualified. Several nurses have undertaken additional training to expanded their duties. These additional courses enable nurses to carry out additional procedures such as taking impressions, removing sutures, advising and supervising dental whitening techniques, taking photographs etc.


Receptionist – Debbie Ashford 

Debbie is our ‘front of house’ Receptionist who answer’s the phone to you, ‘with a smile in her voice’! She reminds you by phone, text and e-mail of your appointments and has an active recall/maintenance system in place. Debbie also manages interactions between the practice and our various laboratories.



staff photos march 2014 (6) Peggy
Jo Sharpin (GDC 6078)  Peggy Kaplanidou (GDC 223604)

Our Team of Hygienists are responsible for professionally cleaning and polishing your teeth (scaling and polishing). They offer a programme of oral care which is appropriate to your needs and lifestyle.

Visiting the hygienist regularly is important to monitor and help maintain good oral health.