Meet the team

At Manor House 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.


Canda Hedges2 Manor House

Canda Hedges

BDS Wales 1990
GDC No. 65157

Canda qualified from Cardiff University in 1990. Canda has worked in St Austell for more than 10 years, carrying out high quality private general dentistry. Canda joined the practice in 1997.

Canda has a very loyal following of patients who appreciate her dentistry skills and upbeat attitude to life in general.

Clare Hartley

Clare Hartley

BDS Wales 1990
GDC No. 65141

Clare qualified from Cardiff University in 1990 and joined the practice in 2006. Whilst happy carrying out all aspects of general dentistry, she has a passion for facial aesthetics, cosmetic and implant dentistry. She has a caring, but perfectionist approach to her patients and work.

Clare is married with three children and has thrown herself in to life in Cornwall. Amateur dramatics, surfing and an ambition to cycle across America fill her time outside of dentistry.

Bridget Simspon2 Manor House

Bridget Simpson

BDS Birm 1987
GDC No. 62093

Bridget qualified in 1987 from the University of Birmingham. Bridget joined the practice in 1998, having completed an MA in Complementary Health Studies, Bridget came to do a 3 month maternity cover for Canda – she is still here!

Bridget enjoys providing quality dentistry for the different needs of all age groups. She has attended courses to extend her skills enabling her to provide patients with appliances to prevent snoring and to advise on the role of nutritional supplements in dental health. Bridget doesn’t do “spare time”, but enjoys unusual holidays (eg walking with donkeys in the Pyrenees), going to concerts, online genealogy and writing, but, most of all, being a mum.

Nathalie Orasnjak Manor House

Nathalie Orasnjak

BDS Wales 2007
GDC No. 114328

Nathalie graduated from Cardiff University in 2007 when she was awarded First Prize for her undergraduate project for the prestigious Premiere Awards in London. Since then she has continued to excel in her Post-Graduate training by balancing General Dentistry with completing courses in Implant dentistry, Facial Aesthetics, and becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons after passing the vigorous training for the MJDF qualification.

Nathalie also spent a year at The Royal Cornwall Hospital where she gained valuable skills whilst working with the Oral Surgery team, which enhanced caring approach with patients. Her work keeps her very busy, but in her spare time you will probably find her playing tennis or making the most of the beautiful Cornish surroundings at the local beaches.

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Richard Winstone

BDS Wales 1985
GDC No. 60411

Richard qualified from Cardiff University in 1985. He then spent five years serving as a Royal Navy Dental Officer, before entering General Practice.

He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has developed a particular interest in the restoration of worn teeth. Richard is noted for his calm, compassionate demeanour much appreciated by nervous patients. Richard is married and the proud father of teenage triplets – all girls. In his spare moments he enjoys gardening and caring for his bees.

Alison Weller2 Manor House

Alison Weller

BDS Manc 1999
MFDS RCS Eng 2002
GDC No. 75769

Alison interests include MI dentistry, Orthodontics, Aesthetics and Perio. She enjoys spending her weekends on the beach with her husband, daughter and family dog.

Kate Manor House

Kate Friend

BDS Glasgow 2000
GDC No. 77600

Kate enjoys cosmetic dentistry- tooth whitening, veneers, orthodontics (including 6 month smiles and clear aligners) and particularly composite veneers (aka bondings, resin veneers) which can dramatically improve appearance painlessly and easily and reversibly.

Nick Coley

Nick Coley

BDS Lond 1982
GDC No. 57269

Nick Coley qualified at Kings College Hospital Dental School in 1982. Always keen to improve his knowledge base he has attended numerous courses throughout his career both in the UK and abroad.

Nick has attended a number of year-long certificate courses at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London studying Restorative Dentistry, Periodontology, Material Science, Implantology and Advanced Implantology.

He has recently passed the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, which is recognised as a leading implant qualification worldwide and has attended the Malo Clinic in Lisbon where Nick studied the All on 4 technique with professor Paulo Malo who originally developed it.

Nick is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology and the International Team for Implantology both of which are rich sources of up to date knowledge in the field of Implantology.

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Diane Parkinson

Dental Hygienist
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1983
GDC No. 2616

Quite often, sensitive teeth resolve completely after a course of hygiene treatment and patients often comment that their mouths have never felt so clean since coming to the Manor House.

Aimey Ackner

Aimey Ackner

Dental Hygienist
Combined Diploma in Dental Therapy & Hygiene Cardiff 2008
GDC No. 171016

Aimey qualified in 2008 from Cardiff university with a diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy. She joined the Manor House in 2009, left to experience the bright lights of London in 2011 and then returned home 3 years later with her husband Ben.

She takes great pride in the work she carries out on a daily basis and especially enjoys helping anxious patients to overcome their fears.Out of work, Aimey enjoys spending time with her family and friends and her Border Terrier puppy!

Alison Oliver

Alison Oliver

Dental Hygienist
Dip Dent Hygiene, Cardiff, 2010
GDC No. 133362

After working as a dental nurse for 6 years Alison decided to further her studies and qualified as a dental hygienist at Cardiff university. Returning to Cornwall she joined the Manor House team in 2010.

She enjoys helping nervous patients and outside of work loves spending time with her husband and young son making the most of the beautiful Cornish coast and countryside and visiting her Australia whenever possible!

Jovita Rumsiene

Jovita Rumsiene

Dip Dent Hygiene Lithuania 2005
GDC No. 161559

Jovita Rumsiene qualified with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Kaunas College in Lithuania 2005.

She is registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) and a member British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy. Jovita is passionate about oral health and is constantly seeking to renew her learning in dental hygiene and prevention.

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Jade Hutchison

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Sheff 2016
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2010
GDC No. 198656

Qualified at the university of Sheffield in 2016 after many years as a dental nurse including serving in the royal navy. Jade spends most of her time walking her three dogs Ben, Lad and Gin.

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Sarah Eastwood

Dental Nurse

Sarah has been with the practice for over 4 years. In her spare time she enjoys exercising and walking her dog.

Jeanette Taylor Gdc 114575

Jeanette Taylor

Dental Nurse

Jeanette has been with the practice over 21 years, and is one of our radiographers. In her spare time she looks after her granddaughter and enjoys going the watch her son perform in dance performances.

Jessica Rawlings Gdc 263012

Jessica Rawlings

Dental Nurse

Jessica has been with the practice over 4 years. She enjoys walking, exercises classes and raising money for charity by entering running races.

Elizabeth Blamey Gdc 114585

Elizabeth Blamey

Dental Nurse

Elizabeth has been with the practice over 12 years.

Machaela May Gdc 110179

Machaela May

Dental Nurse

Machaela has been with the practice over 16 years, she one of our radiographers. She enjoys spending time with her husband and little girl.

Jan Wevill Gdc 246026

Jan Wevill

Dental Nurse

Jan has been with the practice over 3 years. She enjoys reading, baking and walks with her family.

Stephanie Bassett Gdc 246822

Stephanie Bassett

Dental Nurse

Stephanie has been with the practice over 3 years. She enjoys spending time with her family visiting different National Trust properties and being a creative.


Nicola Hoar

Practice Manager
Level 5 in Management through UMD Professional

Nicola has been working at the Manor House for over 30 years and has overseen some dramatic and exciting changes to the practice.

As well as dealing with the day to day smooth running of the practice, Nicola aims to ensure that every patient is entirely happy with their experience at the Manor House. If you have any queries or have been disappointed with any aspect of your treatments, then let her know promptly and she will try her utmost to put things right.

In her spare time, Nicola enjoys running and baking.

Carolyn Clayton Dpm

Carolyn Clayton

Deputy Practice Manager

Carolyn has been with the practice over 10 years. She enjoys coastal walks, and singing in the local choir.

Greta Nicholls Receptionist

Greta Nicholls


Greta has been with the practice over 20 years. In her spare time she loves reading and walking the family dog.

Gail Grose Receptionist

Gail Grose


Gail has been with the practice over 17 years. In her spare time she enjoys walking and spending time with her family.

Debbie Hickling Receptionist

Debbie Hickling


Debbie has been with the practice over 11 years. She enjoys looking after her rescue ponies, goats and varies birds, plus making delicious cakes.

Jo Scarle Receptionist

Jo Scarle


Jo has been with the practice over 3 years. In her spare time she enjoys walking her 2 dogs.

Sarah Copplestone Receptionist

Sarah Copplestone


Sarah has been with the practice for over 2 years. She spends her spare time looking after her husband and 2 children.

Jodie Morcom Receptionist Gdc 122184

Jodie Morcom


Jodie has been with the practice over 2 years. In her spare time she is busy looking after her 3 children and helping out at the local Brownies.

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