Meet the team

At Dunelm Orthodontic Centre in Durham our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


Mike Stedman

Michael Stedman

GDC No. 53075


Specialist in Orthodontics

Mike qualified as a General Dental Practitioner from Newcastle Dental Hospital in 1979, and then completed his DOrth speciality qualification in 1985. Between 1979 and 1983 Mike was a Community Dental Officer working in Sunderland Hospital. Between 1985 and 2001 he was a Senior Dental Officer helping to develop and run the dental clinics.

Between 1980 and 1993, Mike worked part-time as a dentist working primarily evenings and weekends.

In 2001 Mike set up Dunelm Orthodontics, originally based on North Road. In 2010, the practice expanded and relocated to The Crossgate Centre. In 2017, Dunelm Orthodontics became part of the Portman Dental Care group, but Mike remains here as Senior Orthodontist.

Mike is also a Member of British Orthodontic Society and British Dental Association.

Manveer Basati

GDC No. 212451


Specialist in Orthodontics

Manveer joined Dunelm Orthodontics in October 2017 following his speciality training at the Eastman Dental Hospital and Institute, University College London. Following his general dental training, Manveer has completed hospital posts in oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as a paediatric surgical post at Alderhey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool. Manveer has built a keen interest in team development and clinical education and consequently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education. He is a current fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK.

Committed to evidence based research, Manveer will be commencing a doctorate exploring the orthodontic workforce within the NHS at the University of Oxford from October 2019.

Manveer enjoys all aspects of orthodontics and treats patients both within the National Health Service and privately.


Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Peninsula Dental School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth

MClinDent in Orthodontics, University College London

Membership in Orthodontics, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, University of Dundee

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK

MSc in Biochemical Engineering, University College London

BSc (Hons) in Medicinal Chemistry, University College London

Bill Ip

GDC No. 69308

BDS, FDS RCSEd, MOrth RCSEd, IMOrth RCS(Eng), MPhil (Ortho), FDS(Orth) RCSEd

Specialist in Orthodontics

Bill trained at Liverpool and Birmingham.

He is a member of the British Dental Association (BDA), British Orthodontic Society (BOS), European Orthodontic Society (EOS), British Society for the Study of Orthodontics (BSSO), British Society of Paediatric Dentistry

He started with Dunelm Orthodontics in the Spring of 2017 as a locum orthodontist, and came on board fully in October 2017, working here two days per week and remaining in his consultant post at Newcastle Dental Hospital also.

Hamza Parvez

GDC No. 269371


Specialist in Orthodontics

Hamza qualified as a dentist in 2009 and holds the licence to practice dentistry in 3 different continents. He has been working in hospitals and private facilities in Asia, Africa and the UK. He further specialised in the field of Orthodontics at the prestigious King’s College London and worked at both King’s College Hospital and Guy’s Hospital, where he received his Masters in Orthodontics. He is also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, where he earned his MOrth degree. He also holds a Masters degree in Dental Public Health from King’s College London.

Hamza joined Dunelm Orthodontics in October 2018, offering both NHS and private orthodontic treatment options.

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Charlotte Whitfield

Orthodontic Therapist
GDC No. 125203

I’m Charlotte. I’m an orthodontic therapist at Dunelm orthodontics, I have been here for 15 years so far and love my Dunelm family!

I’ve met lots of wonderful patients over the years and have enjoyed helping make an amazing difference to people’s confidence by transforming their smiles!

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Hayley Grey

Orthodontic Therapist
GDC No. 118616

My name is Hayley and I am an Orthodontic Therapist at Dunelm.

I joined the team almost 5 years ago.

Before I qualified as an Orthodontic Therapist, I was a general dental nurse for about 4 years and an Orthodontic nurse for about 7 years.

The part of my job I enjoy the most is meeting new people every day and helping them to smile again.

All of my spare time is taken up by my 2 year old little girl; keeping her entertained by going on long walks, bike rides and looking for new adventures.

Lynsey Potts

Lynsey Potts

Senior Dental Nurse
GDC No. 125207

Hi, I’m Lynsey. I have worked at Dunelm Orthodontics for 16 years and I still enjoy seeing the transformation in our patients at the end of their treatment.

In my spare time I like to go out with my son, my partner and his children.

Heather Cullum

Heather Cullum

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 119186

I have been a dental nurse for 21 years of which the past 12 have been at Dunelm Orthodontics.

I really enjoy my job as the team we have here are amazing it's like a little family rather than just work colleagues and you cannot say that about a lot of places!

My favourite part of this job is seeing all the lovely smiles when all the treatment is complete.

Emma Anderson

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
GDC No. 191358

Sherri Stobbart

Sherri Stobbart

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 160449

Hi my name is Sherri. I've been a qualified dental nurse for many years now and have picked up a good few extra qualifications along the way.

In my spare time I love being outdoors. Either walking, mountain biking, clay pigeon shooting or camping but especially training my working cocker spaniel Luna. I love a good practice joke too.

Sara Richardson

Student Orthodontic Therapist
GDC No. 231040

Amy Kidd

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 238030


Lian Coxon-Cummings

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 235994

I am one of the dental nurses at Dunelm Orthodontics and have been a registered dental nurse since 2012.

I appreciate all aspects of my role. However, working alongside the Orthodontist in clinic is what I enjoy the most.

The key focus for myself and the practice is patient care.

I love to see the patient journey and how happy patients are at the end of their treatment.

Outside of work I adore travelling and visiting family. I also like to eat out at my favourite restaurants.

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Emily Morley

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2019
GDC no. 282712

My name is Emily. I started Dental Nursing in 2016 and gained my qualification in 2019. I joined Dunelm in January this year; having come from a general dental background. I love to be part of a patient journey and I love to work with the general public.

In my spare time I like to visit new places, go shopping and walk my dog.

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Lisa Morris

Student Orthodontic Therapist
GDC No. 151204

I started my life in dentistry back in 1999 as a trainee Dental Nurse, in a private dental practice, in the centre of Durham City. In my 21 years in dentistry I have spent 15 years in general dentistry and 6 years in Orthodontics.

After completing me NEBDN certificate in Dental Nursing. I progressed on over the years to gain as much knowledge as I could to help be journey through my dental career. I went on to complete a Diploma in Dental Practice Management, NEBDN in Orthodontic Nursing, impression taking course in 2017 allowing me to have my own records clinics. I have now completed my training at University of Central Lancashire to achieve a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy RCS (Edinburgh). I am currently waiting for a date to sit my final exams.

I love being an Orthodontic Therapist. It is an amazing job as I get to see my patients from the beginning of treatment, through to the end. It's a journey I love to take with all of my patients.

I love being the person who gets to see the patients amazing smiles at the end of treatment.

It is so rewarding to know you have been a part of changing someone's smile and confidence.


Sara Richardson

Student Orthodontic Therapist
GDC No. 231040

I started my career at a dental practice in Birtley and I qualified as a dental nurse in 2012 after I completed my training at Newcastle College. I then decided I wanted to move into orthodontics and I joined Dunelm in July 2013.

As a dental nurse I underwent additional training which allowed me to take radiographs and impressions.

In late 2018, I was offered the opportunity to train as an Orthodontic Therapist, and after a successful interview at UCLAN School of Medicine & Dentistry, I began my course in the Summer of 2019.

The best part of working in orthodontics is seeing patients end results and how it changes them into confident people.

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Emmaline Gleason

Orthodontic Nurse
GDC No. 159227

My name is Emmaline I am an Orthodontic Dental Nurse for Dunelm Specialist Orthodontic Centre.

I joined the Dunelm family in 2019 after a long career of 28 years in general dentistry and clinical management. I decided to specialise in orthodontics, as I love making a difference to people’s lives, giving them the confidence to smile and being part of the patient’s treatment journey.

I gained my national certificate in dental nursing back in 1994. Over the years I have gained many dental and non-dental qualifications, including dental radiography, dental health education, impression taking and an advanced qualification in dental decontamination. I am also a qualified beauty therapist.

It's great being part of the Dunelm family. I’m loving orthodontic dentistry, I particularly enjoy dental health education and our records clinics, where I take impressions and carry out photography for our patients, as part of their orthodontic treatment.

In my spare time I love spending time with my family, I enjoy gardening, genealogy, as well as walking and camping around the country with my family and whippet Indy.

Jackie Gleason

Jackie Gleason

Orthodontic Nurse
GDC No. 134737

My name is Jackie.

I have been a dental nurse for over 20 years, qualifying in 2000.

After working many years in NHS and Private general dentistry, I was lucky enough to join the Dunelm team in 2019.

I have thoroughly enjoyed specializing in orthodontics, which I have always wanted to do.

It is extremely satisfying to see our patient’s complete treatment and leave with a new found confidence and smile proudly.

As well as assisting the clinician in surgery, I also work in our busy decontamination room to prepare sterilized instruments for all of our patients.

I also give our patients oral health advice and help them to make a difference to their dental regime.

Outside work, I am kept busy with my 8-year-old son. As a family we look forward to weekends and spending time together, which includes walking and eating out.

Amy Taylor

Amy Taylor

Practice Manager
GDC No. 204628

I have been working within dentistry for almost 12 years. I was a dental nurse for almost 10 years when I decided that the time had come for me to further develop my skills and aim to progress into management.

Emma Anderson

Emma Anderson

Assistant Practice Manager
NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2009
GDC no. 191358

I qualified as a dental nurse in 2010 after completing an apprenticeship in a general dental practice. Soon after qualifying an opportunity arose at Dunelm and 2020 marks my 10th year here. Since starting at the practice as a dental nurse I have now progressed into the role of Assistant Practice Manager. I enjoy seeing our patients and helping them in their journey to achieving the smile they want. In my free time I like to visit my family and go on holiday.

Lynn Roberts

Lynn Roberts


Hi, my name is Lynn and I am the receptionist at Dunelm Orthodontics. I became a member of the Dunelm Team at the start of the year. I am very much a people person and I continuously strive to provide our patients with a great care experience, as the first point of contact for the practice.

I am looking forward to helping you all and being a part of your orthodontic journey.

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