Introduction to the team

The General Dental Council is our regulatory body. The GDC standards are adhered to by all Dental professionals in the practice and all qualified staff are registered with the GDC. This can be verified via the GDC Website All our team regularly attend courses to ensure our knowledge is relevant and current. We are registered with the Care Quality Commision. Our registered manager is John Hume-Spry.

John Hume-Spry



John qualified from Newcastle University (UK) in 1996 and prior to establishing Delph Dental Practice worked in Ilkeston and Nottingham. After leaving university John gained his MFGDP qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1998. He successfully graduated, alongside Laura, with the University of Bristol’s Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies in 2003 . This course involved 3 years of postgraduate study.

John then spent 3 years in part time study at the Eastman Dental Institute at UCL in London and graduated with a Diploma in Restorative Dental Practice in 2010.

John is interested in all aspects of general practice, with particular emphasis on restorative dentistry and dentures.

John is very keen for his patients to maintain their own teeth for the long term, with the minimum of intervention where possible. He also enjoys visiting local schools and groups to promote the importance of a healthy mouth and providing education on oral health.

Away from work, John enjoys keeping fit and playing badminton. He enjoys watching live music and sport, and spending time with Laura and their 3 kids.

GDC Number: 71847

Laura Barr

BDS (Hons), DPDS


Laura qualified from Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK) in 1998 gaining her degree with honours and a merit in child dental health. After leaving university Laura worked at 2 practices in Derby and gained a Denplan Excel accreditation in one of these posts. Laura also achieved the DPDS from Bristol with John in 2003. Particular interests are in gum health and maintaining healthy mouths with minimal interventions. Having worked at Delph Dental practice since its opening in 2002, Laura has enjoyed treating the multi generations the practice looks after. It is important to Laura that visiting the dentist shouldn’t be intimidating and she strives to create a calm surgery experience.

Out of work, Laura and John have 3 kids, and a Jack Russel they all adore. She is a yoga fan, an enthusiastic but poor tennis player and loves the theatre and a good box set!

GDC Number: 74376

Claire Bevan

BDS Newcastle University 2005


Claire qualified as a dentist from Newcastle University in 2005 and joined our team in December 2021. Claire also enjoys having Qualified Teacher Status; having worked previously in secondary school education in the field of Chemistry including teaching A-Level. Since university, Claire has worked in dental practices in and around the Nottingham/Derby area and has developed a particular interest in oral surgery, treating anxious adults and children and general dentistry at large.

Claire's approach is one centred on creating a warm and welcoming environment in what, for some, can be an understandably stressful and overwhelming experience.

Claire endeavours to go the extra mile to ensure patients feel safe, relaxed and are fully-informed as to their treatment plan. She believes passionately about listening to and engaging with patients.

GDC Number: 85681

Rikita Bansal

BDS University of Manchester 2020


Rikita qualified from Manchester University in 2020 and joined out team in February 2022. Rikita is a warm and welcoming dentist who loves to make every patient feel comfortable.

Her aim is to change people's perspective of dentistry as one which is very pleasant and enjoyable and will go above and beyond to do this, tailoring her approach to each individuals needs.

In her spare time Rikita loves to spend time with friends and family and loves to travel. She looks forward to meeting you all!

GDC Number: 290574

Satvinder Sangar

BDS University of Birmingham 2020


Sat qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2020. Sat enjoys working as a general dentist where he provides care in all aspects of dentistry, including aesthetic and cosmetic treatments on both front and back teeth.

Sat completed his Invisalign training in March 2020 which provides patients the option to improve both the function and aesthetics of their teeth and smile. Invisalign is a clear and removable alternative to fixed braces in most cases; and works to straighten misaligned teeth with the aid of advanced digital software- which can show you the steps of your journey before even starting.

Sat enjoys taking his time to educate his patients on how to improve and maintain their oral health so that each individual has their own tailored experience; helping them to feel comfortable and at ease.

Outside of work Sat enjoys walking his dog, spending time with his family and keeping active through a variety of exercise.

GDC Number: 290057

Practice Manager

Amy Aldrich

NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2009

Amy has been with the practice since 2014. Amy is a qualified dental nurse, who you may see working from time to time in surgery, reception or the decontamination room. She has additional diplomas in management and a degree. She also has other qualifications including risk assessment and health and safety.

Amy is responsible for the smooth running of the practice and to ensure we comply with all the relevant regulations, to the highest standard. Amy enjoys work and is proud of the team at Delph Dental Practice. In her spare time Amy enjoys spending time with her husband, son, stepchildren and dogs.

GDC Number: 176038

Support Staff

Marie Ball

Dental Nurse

Marie joined the practice in 2008 having worked in retail since she had left school. Marie achieved her certificate in dental nursing in 2010, having studied at Burton College. Marie works mainly in surgery. Marie's favourite past time outside of work is spending time with her family, she has 2 daughters who she is devoted to and are her world. When Marie gets time to herself, she enjoys watching television, especially the soaps. She enjoys sitting down to watch a good film and every now and again reading a good book.

GDC Number: 198078

Abbie Jones

Dental Nurse

Abbie is a qualified dental nurse and joined us from school. She has been with the practice since 2010 and has proved a very valuable and able member of the team. Abbie works in both surgery and on reception, she will usually be one of the first people you might speak to when you contact us and she maintains the smooth running of reception throughout most days of the week.
Abbie enjoys interacting with patients, creating a friendly rapport to ensure they feel at ease during their visit to the practice. Outside of work Abbie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, enjoys dining out and going on holiday, lots of holidays!!

GDC Number: 248614

Chloe Simpson

Dental Nurse

Chloe joined the practice in October 2015 and qualified in February 2018. Chloe enjoys working on reception and in surgery. She loves to interact with patients and strives to make them feel more comfortable, especially when patients are nervous. Chloe gets great job satisfaction from putting patients at ease and making their experience more pleasurable. Chloe brings a lot of fun to the practice, whilst being an integral part of making the team work. Chloe loves working at the practice as she enjoys working as a team and she describes her work colleagues as a family. Outside of work Chloe enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

GDC Number: 278799

Libby Eyley

Dental Nurse

Libby joined the practice in 2017 after training as a beauty therapist. Libby enjoys working in all areas of the practice including the decontamination room, surgery and on reception. Libby likes to make patients feel at ease when they come to the practice and helps ensure that the practice has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Outside of work Libby enjoys holidays, shopping and spending time with her friends and family.

GDC Number: 286976

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Ele Abley

Dental Nurse

Ele joined the practice from school in August 2019 and qualified in October 2021. Ele loves working in all areas of the practice and enjoys making patients feel at ease. Ele enjoys shopping, watching films and walking her dog in her spare time.

GDC Number: 299587

Donna Gray

Dental Nurse

Donna joined the practice in February 2023, having qualified in 2004. She enjoys all aspects of dental nursing, especially making our patients feel at ease during their visit. Outside of work, Donna enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking her dog, travelling and cooking.

GDC Number: 306899

GDC Number: 299587

Melanie Williams

Dental Nurse

Melanie has returned to work at the practice, having had a change in career working in education for 9 years.

GDC Number: 155644

Jo Shaw

Trainee Dental Nurse

Jo is returning to the profession after perusing other interests and having a family. She enjoys working with nervous patients, helping to put them at ease and making their experience more enjoyable. In Jo's spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog and watching films.

Mona Patel

Trainee Dental Nurse

Mona joined the practice in October 2023, after working in childcare and education over the last 10 years. She recently just moved into my first new home in Burton upon Trent, and have always wanted to become a dental nurse. I am studying to become a dental nurse at derby royal hospital. I enjoy baking, swimming and spending time with family.

Lily Gavacs

Trainee Dental Nurse

Lily joined the practice in 2022 as a trainee dental nurse. She is combining her dental training with a degree in Pharmacology at Nottingham Trent University

Alisha Wileman


Alisha works hard to maintain the cleanliness here and does it well. She enjoys going on holiday where the sun shines for some rest and relaxation. She also has a big heart looking after her husband cats and puppies.

Patient Reviews

On time, polite and patient oriented.
The dentist kept you informed about the ongoing procedures at all times and was constantly concerned about my comfort.
When all was finished I could not feel any rough bits or unevenness, that has to be a good sign of a "job well done".
Restored my faith in Dentists, thank you all.

Martin Wilson

By far the best dentist I've ever seen. Extracted 2 teeth very quickly and with no pain. Were very reassuring regarding my anxiety and explained everything as they went along. All in all, everything was perfect!

Doktress Melange

Wow, Ratna and the dental nurse were absolutely awesome, so careing and understanding and although I was still nervous I have been 3 times now and had all the treatment I needed, I have joined the silver monthly plan and I will definitely be going back every 6 months. Thank you The Delph.

Elizabeth Makin

I always see John for any treatment and he’s amazing. I’ve always been frightened of seeing the dentist in the past due to very bad experiences, but with John he always puts me at ease and the treatment is spot on.

Amanda Smith

Best experience I’ve ever had at a Dentist. Laura and her team were fast and efficient and made me feel right at ease.

Matt Bettany

Always recieve excellent care and service by John and I am more than happy to recommend
this dental practice and give an easy and well deserved 5 stars.

Ian Watson