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 Manor House Dental & Implant Clinic for more than 23 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.

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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.

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Alison Weller

BDS (Manc) 1999
MFDS RCS Eng 2002
GDC No. 75769

Alison qualified from Manchester University in 1999. She completed further hospital training, and gained further postgraduate qualification to become a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons of England in 2002.

Alison has enjoyed working in private practice for nearly 20 years, and provides all aspects of general dental practice. She particularly enjoys Minimally Interventive dentistry, which helps to conserve as much of your own teeth as possible, and providing holistic care. She also has experience in adult orthodontics and aesthetics.

She endeavours to ensure all her patients are treated in a caring and gentle manner, helping patients to be comfortable and informed throughout.

Away from the practice Alison embraces the Cornish lifestyle, where she is most often found on the beach with her husband, daughter and dog. She also enjoys gig rowing and paddle boarding.

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Kate Friend

BDS (Glas) 2000
GDC No. 77600

Kate graduated from Glasgow Dental School with Honours in 2000. After 7 years 'cutting her teeth' in Portsmouth she returned to her home town in Dunfermline as a private dentist. She considers cosmetic dentistry, including free-hand composite bonding and veneers to be her favourite aspect of dental treatment but it is the face to face interaction with patients that she finds the most satisfying part of the job. Taking an anxious patient and transforming their smile can transform their life. And getting someone out of pain is rewarding for patient and dentist!

Kate moved from Scotland to Cornwall with her family in 2016 and has been a part of the Manor House team since. She is still discovering new beaches to explore with her two children and dog.

Nick Coley

Nick Coley

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.

Rachel Duffie


GDC No. 192443


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.

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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

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.


Laura Smith

Dental Therapist
BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy (Birm) 2017, National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2012
GDC no. 234593

Laura started dental nursing in 2011 and then went on to train as a Dental Therapist, qualifying with honours and distinction from Birmingham University in 2017.

Since qualifying she has worked in both general practice and the community dental service, gaining valuable experience treating anxious patients and those with special needs.

She is passionate about oral health education and holistic care. Her focus is on ensuring patients have the knowledge and motivation to maintain a healthy mouth.

In her spare time she enjoys surfing, camping, paddle boarding and exploring Cornwall.

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Jessica Rawlings

Lead Nurse


Sarah Eastwood

Lead Nurse


Jodie Morcom

Treatment Co-ordinator


Jeanette Taylor

Dental Nurse


Elizabeth Blamey

Dental Nurse

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Machaela May

Dental Nurse


Jo Scarle


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Justine Snelson


Zena Carlyon


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