Meet the team

At Hawkins Dental & Implant Clinic 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.


Keeley Nicholas

Keeley Nicholas

BDS (Birm) 1996, MFGDP (UK) 1998
GDC No. 72052

Hawkins Dental Care was Keeley’s first dental practice as a child, and inspired her into a career in dentistry. Now enjoying all aspects of general dentistry, Keeley has a holistic approach to patient care. She is a conscientious and caring with a gentle approach, gaining the trust and respect of all her patients, including those who were initially anxious. There is no doubt that her clinical ability and standards are very high with the aim of creating and maintaining a healthy functioning dentition for all her patients.

Keeley qualified from Birmingham University in 1996 with honours and a clinical distinction. She was awarded the Member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (MFGDP) postgraduate qualification in 1998, and more recently a Master of Science degree (MSc) in nutritional therapy.

Keeley continues to update her dental knowledge with lectures, seminars and conferences and has completed extensive aesthetic and restorative courses, covering all aspects of general dentistry.

Keeley is passionate about health and fitness. She enjoys yoga, pilates, running, and swimming. She also works as a Nutritional Therapist in Worcestershire. She cares for her young daughter, Freya, a fiendish cat called Daisy, and two crazy chickens.

Baldish Nandra

Baldish Singh Nandra

BDS (London) 2008
GDC No. 155319

Bal qualified from Guys, Kings and St. Thomas’ Dental School at the University of London in 2008. Following this he went on to gain further experience working in hospital dentistry for a number of years in consultant led departments. Specifically, at King’s College Dental Institute, London, in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Special Care and Sedation, Paediatrics and Restorative Dentistry and at Bristol in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

This gives him a broad range of knowledge and experience to deal with all aspects of oral health offering a full range of general dental treatments as well as more advanced restorative procedures, cosmetic procedures, simple orthodontics and takes on referral cases for endodontics (root canal treatments).

Bal successfully passed his MJDFRCS(Eng) and MFDSRCS(Ed) examinations to gain Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons, London in 2010 and Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2011. Currently he working towards an MSc in Endodontics (Master’s degree in Root Fillings) having passed the PGCert level with merit.

Bal is extremely passionate about providing comfortable, high quality treatment and care to his patients. As well as being a member of the British Endodontic Society, he is also a member of the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) and has considerable experience in treating anxious and nervous patients priding himself on patients saying he has a gentle touch and calm demeanour.

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Mark Lester

Specialist in Prosthodontics
BDS, MFDS RCS (Ed), MSc, MPros (Ed).
GDC No. 77686

Mark graduated from Bristol Dental School in 2000 and after gaining experience in a number of different dental specialities has focussed on Prosthodontics which is the branch of dentistry concerned with the replacement of teeth.

In 2005 he was accepted onto the prosthodontic postgraduate programme at Manchester University. He completed his Master degree in 2007 and his Membership of Prosthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2011. This has enabled Mark to be entered onto the prestigious General Dental Council’s Prosthodontic specialist list and his clinical practice is now almost entirely dedicated to the placement and to the restoration of dental implants.

Whilst studying in Manchester, Mark was able to fulfil his other passion of teaching and was a clinical lecturer for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The teaching aspect within dentistry is something Mark still enjoys and regularly teaches on dental implant courses for dentists wanting to enter this field of dentistry.

On a personal note Mark is married and lives in Birmingham with his wife who he met at Bristol University and his two young children. He enjoys family walks and holidays to Gran Canaria to relax and re charge.

Janki Solanki

BDS Kings College London 2018
GDC No. 278178

Aisling Byrne


BDS (Hons), MFDS RCS Ed, M Orth RCS Ed, M Phil Orthodontics, FDS Orth RCS Ed

GDC No. 77672

Aisling graduated from Bristol Dental School in 2000 achieving first place in her year. She was awarded both the prestigious Gold Medal as well as the British Dental Association Medal for her academic and clinical successes.

After gaining experience in a number of different dental specialties, she joined the Orthodontic Specialist Registrar Training Programme at the Birmingham Dental Hospital. During this time she undertook a Masters in Philosophy research degree. She completed her training in 2007 and gained her Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons. At this examination she was awarded the distinguished British Orthodontic Society Cases Medal for her outstanding quality of orthodontic treatment.

Aisling undertook additional higher training in orthodontics, centred on the treatment of the most complex cases. She was awarded her Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons to gain Consultant status. Aisling is a registered Orthodontic Specialist on the GDC Register and has been working as a Consultant Orthodontist at Walsall Manor Hospital since 2010.

She is an Educational Supervisor and is responsible for training and mentoring trainee orthodontists. She is an invited lecturer on the West Midlands Deanery Orthodontic Training Programme. She has lectured both regionally and nationally and has presented her research at conferences.

Aisling is an experienced Invisalign Provider (Platinum Level) and now treats most of her orthodontic patients with Invisalign aligners, including children. She is a great advocate of Invisalign Teen, an Invisalign aligner specifically tailored for the treatment of children and adolescents.

Jenna Hewitt

Jenna Hewitt

Dental Hygienist/Therapist
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Sheff) 2008
GDC No. 152182

Jenna is a longstanding member of the team, originally providing nursing support to Stewart Hawkins and Anthony Meixner. Returning to the practice after qualifying in dental hygiene and dental therapy in 2008 from the University of Sheffield. Jenna is passionate about providing the highest standard of treatment and care for her patients. Giving them all the help and support they need enabling them to grow and their dental health thrive.

Jenna enjoys updating her skills and knowledge.

Outside of work Jenna has three boys who keep her and her husband very busy.

Victoria Richards-Carter

Dental Hygienist/Therapist
BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy University of Birmingham 2009
GDC No. 177231

Teresa Yardley

Teresa Yardley

EDH (Bristol) 2000, CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 2000
GDC No. 5694

Teresa joined the practice in 2000 after qualifying from Bristol Dental hospital. In this time she has built up a loyal patient base inspiring patients to reach excellent oral hygiene. Teresa enjoys updating her skills and knowledge by regularly attending educational courses.

Her passion is visiting Primary schools supporting local children to understand the importance of good oral health.

Outside of work, Teresa enjoys spending time with her two sons.

Pamela Hill

Pamela Hill

Dental Hygienist / Dental Therapist
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Sheff) 2008
GDC No. 152206

Pam started dentistry in 1982 as a Dental Nurse working with Stewart Hawkins and Tony Meixner early in her career before taking a break a few years later to bring up her 4 children.

Pam qualified as a Dental Hygiene / Therapist at Sheffield University in 2008.

In her spare time Pam enjoys travelling, cycling the canal and spending time with her family.

Sally Montgomery

Sally-Ann Montgomery

Dental Hygienist
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995
GDC No. 1924

After qualifying in the RAF, Sally went to work in Bermuda where she lived and worked for 8 years. On her return to the UK she continued to practice in the local area whilst bringing up her triplet children.

Sally originally joined the practice in 2000 working here until 2008 and returning in 2017 where she is enjoying imparting her many years of knowledge to enable her patients to attain the highest standard of oral health.

Jenna Morris

Lead Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2019
GDC No. 293914

Jenna qualified as a Dental nurse in 2019 and joined the practice in July 2021 and as she wishes to build on her career in Dental Nursing.

In her spare time Jenna enjoys discovering new music artists & bands and swooning over Shawn Mendes! She also enjoys watching a good Crime Documentary, and spending time with her family and partner.

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Sheryl Collett

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 160775

Sheryl joined the practice originally in 2004 just working Saturdays with the hygienist, then started full time at the practice in 2014. She left in 2016 and then we were happy to welcome her back in July 2020. Sheryl qualified as a Dental nurse in 2004 and has obtained many qualifications since.

Sheryl works with Baldish Nandra assisting alongside him doing many varied treatments including general dentistry, orthodontics and root canal treatment, Sheryl also works with Mark Lester our prosthodontist.

Outside of work enjoys spending time with her parents and their dog Sox, she likes going to the gym, long walks and seeing friends.

Alison Beeston

Dental Nurse
Verified competency in Dental Nursing 2002
GDC No. 1628266

Alison joined the practice in January 2021 and qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2002. Alison is dedicated and attended a Dental Implant course in 2015. In Alison’s spare time she loves to spend time with her son, pottering around in her garden and going on long walks. Alison is also knits and crochets for various charities.

Chloe Tilley

Trainee Dental Nurse

Chloe joined Hawkins Dental & Implant Clinic in February 2021 as a trainee dental nurse. Chloe left school in 2016 and went straight into college to study Health and Social Care from their Chloe started studying Paramedic Science. Chloe has also qualified as a nail technician which she does in her spare time. Chloe likes to spend time with her family and friends.

Jenna Coldwell

Jenna Coldwell

Practice Manager
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City & Guilds 2008
GDC No. 151630

Jenna joined the practice in 2005 as a Trainee Dental Nurse and qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2008. In 2020 Jenna became our Practice Manager.

Jenna is a longstanding member of the team, originally providing nursing support to Anthony Meixner and the Dental Hygienists. She thoroughly enjoys meeting new people and has built some very good relationships with patients.

Jenna's job is to ensure the smooth running of the practice. She loves to hear from patients with feedback, whether good or bad, to help improve customer service.

Outside of work Jenna loves spending time with her family, friends and cat Alfie.

Deb Whittington

Deborah Whittington

Head Receptionist

Deborah joined the practice in 2005.

Deborah is our Head Receptionist, first aider, fire marshal and really enjoys her job because every day is different.

She thoroughly enjoys meeting new people, which is why she is so suited to be our front of house representative. As Deborah has been working at Hawkins Dental & Implant Clinic for such a long time, she has built some very good relationships with patients.

Outside of work Deborah enjoys outside activities with her son Mason. She is also a keen gardener.

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