Meet the team

At Beaufort Dental Care 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.


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Clare Ison

Practice Manager
DSA 1994, NEBDN Radiography & OHE 2008
GDC No. 131068

Clare started working in dentistry training to be a Dental Nurse in November 1988.

She has continued to pursue her career for which she has a passion for and gained additional qualifications to become a qualified Dental Nurse in 1994 followed by gaining national post qualifications in Dental radiography, Oral Health Education, Fluoride Application and dental impression taking.

Clare also had a short career break to work in retail management and gaining extra qualifications in Business Studies, plus a Diploma in interior design.

Clare has been the Practice Manager since 2012 and has continued to grow the practice whilst making sure the service and care we offer our patients is always excellent, plus keeping up with current compliance updates and developing the team.


Melanie Moody

BDS Edinburgh 1990
GDC No. 65337

Melanie is originally from Burton-on-Trent. She enjoys providing quality dental care for all, offering preventative advice, routine and cosmetic dentistry including orthodontics.


Gail Cadwallader

BDS Hons Birmingham 1986
GDC No. 61577

Gail is also originally from Burton-on-Trent and her interests are preventative & cosmetic dentistry. She also performs facial aesthetics at the practice.

Out of work Gail enjoys growing her own fruit and vegetables, cooking, interior design, skiing and travel.

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Joanna Jordan

BDS Birmingham 1997, MFGDP (UK) 1999
GDC No. 73046

Jo joined Beaufort Dental Care in November 2014. She enjoys providing comprehensive family dental care ranging from prevention to more advanced and cosmetic treatments.

Outside of dentistry Jo enjoys playing the piano and flute, keeping fit and spending time with her husband and two children.

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Sundip S Patel

Dentist - Advanced Implantologist and Tier 2 level Oral Surgeon
BDS Sheffield 2005, MFDS RCS Edinburgh
GDC No. 85641

Sundip graduated from The University of Sheffield in 2005 and completed his training in Leicester. Following this, he moved to the North-West where he worked as a Senior House Officer in Maxillofacial Surgery and completed his MFDS Qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).

During his time in the North West he became an Oral Surgery Tutor at the Manchester Dental Hospital and the Salford Royal Hospital and it was during this time, he met his future wife, Hayley. Thereafter, Sundip and Hayley moved back to Leicestershire and have been here ever since.

Sundip has a great interest in Oral Surgery and has been an Minor Oral Suregry Performer for practices in the Leicestershire area for over 10 years. Recently, he was approved as a ‘Tier 2 Level Oral Surgeon’ within the Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire and South Midlands Regions. It is from this passion within Oral Surgery, that his interests in Dental Implants began to grow.

In 2008, Sundip completed his Implant Training at The University of Sheffield on the ‘One-to-One Implant Training’ course and has since successfully placed over 500 Implants. He has also successfully completed over 30 ‘All-on-4’ cases following further Training at the prestigious Eastman Institute in London.

Sundip is also the Lead Clinician for the ‘East Midlands Nobel Biocare Implant Study Club’ which brings together Implantologists from all over the region to discuss and work through more complex Implant cases.

Outside of general dental practice, Sundip is also an ORE Examiner, an Examiner for the Diploma in Primary Care Oral Surgery as well as an Examiner for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry (London).

Outside of dentistry, Sundip loves spending time with his wife and their three beautiful children. His man interests lie in Movies, the 80’s, Music from the 80’s, 80’s Movies and his beloved Arsenal.

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Nick Lathbury

BDS (Manc) 2018
GDC No. 277612

Nick joined the Beaufort team in February 2021, but has been a patient at the practice himself for many years. Nick qualified from Manchester in 2018 and since then have worked in practices in Wolverhampton and Derby. What he likes most about dentistry is being able to help people, from getting them out of pain to improving someone’s smile. His main interest within dentistry is root canal treatment and hopes to gain additional qualifications in this in the future so that he can provide my patients with even better outcomes.

In his spare time, he likes playing sport- although this hasn’t been possible for the last 10 months! Instead of squash and hockey, he's tried to stay fit by cycling and running. Other than keeping fit and healthy, he enjoys reading and spending time with his family.

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Amy Dawson

Dilploma in Dental Hygiene and dental Therapy June 2017
GDC No. 271483

Amy graduated as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist from The University of Sheffield in 2017, shortly after graduating she joined our team. She is passionate about working with our patients to achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums, tailoring her advice and treatment to all individual needs.

Amy is trained in the hygiene treatment Airflow, a pleasant and comfortable cleansing therapy. As a Dental Therapist she is able to complete simple fillings on both adults and children, as well as extractions of baby teeth. She also provides tooth whitening.

Outside of dentistry Amy enjoys the outdoors, walking, cycling and running.

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Becky Eames

Lead Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing 2014
GDC No. 259693

Becky joined the Beaufort team in April 2018 and has 19 years of experience in Dentistry. She has recently gained a qualification in infection, prevention, and control lead, which has helped her with her role as lead decontamination nurse. Becky is looking forward to developing her skills further at the practice.

Becky is a mum of two boys and she enjoys walks and spending time with friends and family.


Taylor Kendall

Dental Nurse/Compliance Lead
Dental Nurse Level 3 Apprenticeship – Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
GDC No. 287166

Taylor joined the team in June 2019.

She is a qualified nurse and has now gained her qualification in Radiography. Taylor is keen to develop her skills further within dentistry and always applies herself to the best of her ability. She has recently taken on the role as compliance lead, keeping the practice up to date with policies and regulations. In the upcoming year she will be taking an infection control lead course.

Outside of work she enjoys going to the gym and having a pamper. She also loves to spend time with her family, especially her niece and nephews.

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Joanne Shilton

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2021
GDC No. 299907

Jo joined the team in November 2022.

Since joining the practice Jo has enjoyed learning new skills such as using new equipment, and learning about different treatments. She has settled in well at the practice and said the patients are lovely. We agree!

Outside of work she enjoys nature walks, listening to music, reading tarot and socialising with friends.

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Elise Smith

Trainee Dental Nurse

Elise started Beaufort in January 2022. So far she has enjoyed learning about teeth and the general field of dentistry and also why it is so important to look after the teeth. Elise enjoys assisting with the variety of treatments and likes being able to work with all the clinicians in the practice. She says that her training so far has been really enjoyable as everyone has been so helpful and supportive with teaching her all she needs to know and showing her the way the practice works. Outside of work Elise like to relax and enjoys shopping.

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Ellen Chilaka

Trainee Dental Nurse

Ellen has been working as a trainee dental nurse at Beaufort Dental Care since November 2021. What she enjoys most about working at the practice is the range of treatments we offer and the amazing team we have. She loves working alongside the clinicians in surgery and being hands on. She says everyone has made her feel so welcome and encouraged her from day one. Ellen started her dental nurse course in March 2022 and already has learnt so much in addition to her training on the job. Outside of work Ellen enjoys spending time with her family, meeting with friends and relaxing.

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Bethany Bentley

Lead Receptionist
NEBDN 2017
GDC No. 273426

Beth is part of the reception team but she is also a qualified Dental Nurse, giving her the knowledge to assist patients with dental issues.

Beth's main focus is patient care and she enjoys meeting new people and helping them feel at ease.

In her spare time Beth enjoys spending time with her friends and family and going out for walks with her English Bulldog Hank.

Laura Carter

Laura Carter


National Diploma in Dental Nursing

GDC No. 250124

Laura has been at Beaufort Dental Care now since March 2022, but has been in dentistry since 2011.

Her last role was doing telephone triage for the NHS111 service which she enjoyed but knew she wanted to go back to being patient facing. Laura missed the face-to-face contact with patients, which is one of her favourite aspects of the job.

Outside of work you’ll find Laura with her family, enjoying holidays and doing hot yoga.

Laura is also a qualified dental nurse and is extremely knowledgeable so will be on hand to answer any enquiries you may have.

Becky Smith

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Becky has been working at Beaufort since July 2021. She had a complete career change from her previous job but has absolutely loved learning about all the different dental treatments available and being a friendly face to all the patients coming through the door. She has enjoyed getting to know our patients and Iooks forward to meeting those of you she hasn't yet met. In Becky's spare time she enjoys travelling, especially to Thailand as well as socialising with friends and spending time with her three children

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