Meet the team


David Philpott

David Philpott - BDS Bham 1992 (GDC No. 68115)

Hi, I’m David, I qualified in December 1992 and worked for four other practices as an associate before establishing my own practice in November 2001. I have attended numerous CPD courses including Dr Paul Tipton’s condensed MSC. I have a particular interest in crown and bridge restoratives. I pride myself in caring for very nervous patients and children making their experience of dentistry as pleasant as possible. 

Favourite TV show: Wheeler Dealers or Chasing Classic Cars

Favourite Meal: Lasagne! 

Hobby: Playing golf and classic car hunting!



Eloise ButlerEloise Butler - BDS Ncle 2005 (GDC No. 85686)

Hi I'm Eloise and I've worked at the practice since 2011 when I relocated back to the Midlands after several years working in the Gold Coast, Australia. Since I qualified from Newcastle in 2005, I have continued to develop my dental skills, including extended fixed prosthodontics and numerous professional development courses. I aim to provide high quality dental care to all my patients. Outside of dentistry, I like travelling and am an avid skier. In my spare time I also enjoy baking-making use of my chicken's eggs!






Sarah Hayat  - BChD Leeds 2011 (GDC No 211131)

Sarah will be on maternity leave from 2/8/19 till 1/4/20









Nida Hussain -  BDS London 2008 (GDC No 153916)

Nida graduated from King's College London in 2008.  Following her vocational training year in Essex, she gained invaluable experience working in the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Basildon Hospital.  Nida enjoys all aspects of general practice dentistry but has a particular interest in veneers, crowns and teeth whitening.  Keen to further her skills in this field, Nida has completed a year long course in contemporary restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

Nida has also undertaken further extensive training in Invisalign (nearly clear braces) and is an Invisalign Go provider.

Outside dentistry Nida enjoys travelling and chasing after her young children.

Nida will be on materntiy leave from 16/10/19 till 14/10/20


Lucy Stratton - BDS Bham 2009 (GDC No 177769) -

Lucy graduated from Birmingham Dental School in 2009 and is GDC registered.  Shen then completed her Foundation year training from the Plymouth scheme in 2010.  She has had experience of working in Melbourne, Australia as an elective periodontal study.  Subsequently she has worked in the UK since then and brings with her a wealth of good clinical experience in providing excellent patient care. In her spare time Lucy likes playing the calarinet and art. 


Helen Light - BDS Brist 1995 (GDC No 70525)

Helen joined the team at the beginning of September 2019. Helen qualified from Bristol back in 1995 and has provided high quality dentistry since. She continues to keep upto date with all training and all changes that are regularly happening within Dentistry. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and dogs.

Favourite Meal: Roast Dinner

Favourite TV show: Doctors

Hobby: Dog Walking 




Patricia DarbyPatricia Darby (GDC No. 2231)

I joined the practice in June 2011 and am a fully qualified dental hygienist. In 1978 I obtained my DSA qualification from Birmingham Dental Hospital and in 1981 I qualified as a dental hygienist at the Institute of Dental Health and Training at RAF Halton, Aylesbury. During my career I feel I have provided a high standard of preventative dental care and encouraged my patients to develop good oral hygiene.

Hayley Cook



Hayley Cook (GDC No. 149992)

I qualified as a dental nurse in 2001 and then qualified as a hygienist/therapist in 2008 in Oral Health Science BSC at Manchester University, I have worked at South Road Dental Practice since 2009. I am passionate about my work and work well with children and nervous patients, and am dedicated to providing good quality care for my patients.





  Julie Hill - Practice Manager

  I joined South Road Dental Practice in July 2009 as a receptionist and     assistant to the Practice Manager. I took over as Practice Manager in       January 2012. I have an employment background in office administration   and management.  I like to spend my free time with my 3 dogs and   compete   with them in dog agility







Dental Nurses

Lynn Cotton

Lynn Cotton (GDC No. 136354)

I am a fully qualified Dental Nurse and joined the practice on the first day of establishment in 2001.

I am senior nurse here at the practice and in my spare time I enjoy going out with my two dogs and completing agility competitions with them.

Sally Howell

Sally Howell (GDC No. 219498)

I joined the practice in May 2009 as a trainee dental nurse and qualified in 2010.

I am currently on maternity leave and hope to return in October 2020.

Julie Kane

Julie Kane (GDC No. 246177)

I joined the practice in July 2007 as a receptionist. I took maternity leave from November 2008 to September 2009 and am now a qualified dental nurse completing my qualification in 2013. I also assist the Practice Manager with practice compliance.

Favourite Meal: Chilli and Jacket Potato

Hobby: Hot Pod Yoga

Tessa Parsons (GDC No. 255027)

I joined the practice as a Trainee Dental Nurse in early 2013, initally I was covering  maternity leave,  but have joined the practice on a permanent basis.

 Favourite Meal: Roast Dinner

Favourite TV Show: Love Island

Hobby: Pole Fitness!! 



Jodi Brewin (GDC No. 243495)

 I joined the practice in November 2016. Alongside working at South Road I'm currently undertaking a Earth Science Bsc qualification

Favourite Meal: Anything Mexican

Favourite show: Jurassic Park

Hobby: Fossil Hunting


Sophie Woodhouse (GDC No. 269659)

I joined the practice in April 2017 after qualifying as a dental nurse in January 2017. 

Favourite Meal: Quesadilla

Favourite Film: Mulan

Hobby: Gym and holidays


Charlie Shields ( GDC No 280912)

 I joined the practice in August 2019. Previously worked for another company since 2016 and qualified with Sandwell College.

 Favourite Meal: Steak

Favourite TV show: Ru Pauls Drag Race

Hobby: Gym classes


Jessica Bourne (Trainee)

 I joined the practice in November 2019 when I am currently training as a Dental Nurse with Sandwell College

Favourite meal: Pizza

Favourite TV show: Love Island

Hobby: Dog Walking




Debbie Goodaker

I joined the practice in July 2013, I previously worked in the hospitality industry.

I left for maternity leave in 2016 and returned to the practice late 2017.

 Favourite Meal: Pizza

Favourite TV Show: Any US Crime Drama

Hobby: Dancing


 Jacqui Childs

 I joined the practice in February 2019

Favourite Film: Dirty Dancing

Favourite Meal: Lobster Thermidor!

Hobby: Dancing