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.


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.

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


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.

Charlotte Whitfield

Orthodontic Therapist
GDC No. 125203

Hayley Grey

Orthodontic Therapist
GDC No. 118616

Lynsey Potts

Senior Dental Nurse
GDC No. 125207

Victoria Maddison

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
GDC No. 125205

Heather Cullum

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 119186

Emma Anderson

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
GDC No. 191358

Sherri Stobbart

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 160449

Sara Richardson

Student Orthodontic Therapist
GDC No. 231040

Amy Kidd

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 238030

Lian Coxon-Cummings

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 235994

Lisa Morris

Student Orthodontic Therapist
GDC No. 151204

Chloe Hurst

Orthodontic Nurse
GDC No. 283992

Emmaline Gleason

Orthodontic Nurse
GDC No. 159227

Jack Gleason

Orthodontic Nurse
GDC No. 134737

Amy Taylor

Practice Manager
GDC No. 204628

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