Simon graduated from the University of Manchester in 1999. He then joined the Royal Navy as a Dental Officer where he served a short commission in the UK and overseas with both the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Commandos.
He then moved back to Manchester and has worked in private clinical practice in the Altrincham and Hale area since. He returned to the University Dental Hospital to teach Clinical Restorative Dentistry to students preparing for their final examinations from 2004-2008.
Simon joined Grays Dental Care in 2006 and took over the practice from the retiring Robin and Jayne Gray in 2009.
Over the years, he has undertaken numerous courses in endodontics, prosthodontics and periodontics and uses his extensive knowledge and experience in restorative dentistry to treat a wide range of dental problems from the simple to the very complex.
More recently, Simon completed a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in Healthcare Law and Ethics) at the University of Manchester, further enhancing the ethical bias in his clinical practice, which has always been to act in his patients’ best interests.
He maintains several professional memberships, including, the British Dental Association, the Institute of Medical Ethics, the Association of Dental Implantology, the International Team for Implantology, the British Endodontic Society and the British Society of Periodontology.
In his spare time Simon is a keen gym-goer, road cyclist and motor-biker and at weekends will usually be in the gym or on two wheels of some description.
Jason is originally from the Altrincham area and graduated from Leeds Dental Institute in 1996.
He returned home to South Manchester and gained much valuable experience in a busy practice where he remained for 13 years.
Jason joined Grays Dental Care team in 2011 and with his caring, patient-centered approach to general dental practice he is committed to our long-term aims of providing the highest quality of clinical care.
He passed MFGDP and gained membership to the Faculty of General DentalPractitioners at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1999. He continues to pursue an active interest in post-graduate education. His particular interests are in preventative dentistry.
Away from the surgery, Jason is a keen artist, plays classical guitar and enjoys learning languages. He also enjoys hill-walking.
Peter qualified at Queens University, Belfast in 1979 and after working as an associate for four years, set up and managed two dental practices. During this time he has helped many patients look after their teeth and overcome their dental fears, he dedicates himself to treating nervous patients painlessly and comfortably.
Peter has a particular interest in direct composite resin dentistry (also known as composite bonding), which means bonding tooth coloured restorations to natural teeth to make them look great and function comfortably.
Another area of interest for Peter is the treatment of Occlusion (how your teeth bite together) this includes problems such as grinding or clenching of teeth.
Peter has carried out many full mouth rehabilitation involving crowns, bridges, fillings, implants and veneers.
Peter practices all aspects of dentistry and aims to provide excellent dentistry in a relaxing environment and his patients enjoy the friendly rapport.
Peter has two sons, Jack who has an equestrian business and Alec, an account manager for a furniture manufacturer.
In his spare time he is a keen golfer, and enjoys cycling and skiing. In his younger days was a keen rugby player and still enjoys watching the game.
After training at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, Alex was awarded the Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh, in 2002. She then went on to complete Dental Therapist training at Liverpool University in 2006. More recently she completed a BSc in Dental Studies at the University of Central Lancashire.
Alex brings a wealth of experience to the practice, having experience in military, community and prison dentistry.
Alex has a caring nature and is particularly good with nervous and sensitive patients and enjoys helping people look after their mouths more effectively. She has a particular interest in restorative work and enjoys this aspect of her role as well as treating complex periodontal cases (gum disease).
Alex has completed post qualifications in radiography and teeth whitening.
Alex is also the Practice Manager.
In her spare time Alex can be found either in the gym, dance studio or on the country lanes on her road bike or motorbike.
Fran trained at Liverpool Dental Hospital, qualifying in 1986, after which she worked in a mixed NHS/Private practice in Chester before returning to Manchester where, for the next 5 years, her time was spent in a large NHS practice.
After a short career break, Fran returned to general practice working for 7 years in Stretford, prior to joining Grays Dental Care in the summer of 1999.
Fran has undertaken post qualification education in Local Infiltration Analgesia, Theory and Practice of Dental Radiography and Placement of Temporary Restorations.
As a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, she regularly attends post-graduate meetings and training courses run by and in conjunction with other professional dental associations.
Emily qualified as a dental nurse in April 2018 and loves all aspects of dentistry and the variety that each day brings. Emily is patient focused and has a friendly nature, she likes to complete tasks to the best of her ability.
Emily has completed post qualification training in dental impression taking & dental radiography . Outside of work she likes to spend time with friends and family & also enjoys going to the gym.
Rahil qualified as a dentist in the Russian Federation in 2003. She then relocated to the UK and her international degree was not transferable.
Rahil then completed an NVQ level 3 in Dental Nursing 2009. Since this time she has undertaken post qualifications in Dental Radiography, Oral Health Education, impression Taking, Orthodontic Nursing and Application of Fluoride Varnish.
Laura qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2007 and joined the team in 2010. Laura has a special interest in implant therapy and works alongside oral surgeon Dr Jonathan Rees. She is a valuable team member who takes pride in everything she does.
Laura has developed her qualifications and skills over the years which include Intravenous & Conscious sedation along with radiology & CBCT Scans. In her spare time she likes to carry out sporting activities and also enjoys dog walking.
Linsey completed the NEBDN certificate in Dental Nursing and qualified as a dental nurse in 2002. Since then she has gained post qualifications in cross infection control and fluoride application.
Linsey relishes the team work associated with being a dental nurse, being organised and thinking ahead but also having think on her feet. She enjoys meeting different people as part of the role.
In her spare time, Linsey enjoys hill walking, camping and going to the gym.
Joanne is a polite and conscientious member of our team and joined the practice in June 2019.
She qualified in 2009 having gained an NVQ level 3 in Dental Nursing. During her many years of nursing she has gained experience in various areas including orthodontics, dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. Jo takes pride in her work and is a valued member of the team.
In her spare time Joanne enjoys the outdoors and loves walking in the countryside. She is very family orientated and enjoys spending time with those closest to her.
We currently have 2 dentists at Grays Dental Care supported by a team of hygienists and nurses. Detailed below is a detailed profile of each of our amazing team.