Meet the team

At Newland Dental Care 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.


Dr Alexander Gemmell

GDC No. 69696

Brought up in Woodhall Spa

I graduated from Guy’s Hospital in London in 1993. After spending six of years working in London at Guys and then in general practice in Chichester in West Sussex I returned to Lincolnshire.

I have worked in practice in Woodhall Spa since 1999. I have a keen interest in training dentists and have mentored graduates for the past 16 years. I strongly believe in a caring, preventative, patient focused approach to dentistry and have an interest in orthodontics.

I am married to Vicki and have two children in secondary school as well as Woody and Bella the family dogs.

When not working; I enjoy watching Lincoln City with my son, cooking and the odd game of golf.

Dr Fiona Patterson

Associate Dentist
BDS (University of Wales 1997)
GDC No. 73002

Helen Clarke

Dr Helen Clarke

Associate Dentist
BDS (University of Newcastle 2003)
GDC No. 81830

Having graduated from Newcastle University, I joined the practice in 2003. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry and promote a preventative approach to dental care and help patients achieve a healthy smile! I am a strong believer that you should be comfortable when you see the dentist and have many long-standing patients. After having 3 children I now work part time. Outside of work when I’m not busy running around after the girls I am a keen tennis player.

Dr Catherine Anyanwu

Associate Dentist
GDC No. 79859

Dr Arej Elmangoush

Associate Dentist

BDS Garyounis University 1999 MDentSci in Restorative Dentistry University of Leeds 2004

GDC no: 155951

Dr Katarina Stead

Associate Dentist

BDS London 2013, MFDS Edinburgh 2015

GDC no: 245080

"Since graduating in dentistry from 'Barts and the London' University in 2013, I have moved from London to Lincoln and in 2015 achieved my RCSEd. As a healthcare professional I aim to prevent, diagnose and treat oral diseases and problems that affect the mouth and teeth. In addition to helping promote oral health, as part of a team I really enjoy caring for a wide range of patients, providing a patient-centred, friendly and relaxing therapy.

Since moving to Lincoln I have started horse-riding weekly embracing the new and exciting opportunity to develop and enjoy different experiences. I thoroughly enjoy swimming and go regularly to the pool and have in recent years competed and won numerous medals and certificates. I take pleasure in my work and have a keen interest in cosmetic treatments including: white fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges and teeth whitening. I have also completed the first stage of Toxins (Botox) and Dermal Fillers training. I like to use my life gained knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding of scientific and clinical principles toward the prevention, alleviation and management of oral diseases, to help improve the oral healthcare of the future!"

Dr Josephine Odozor

Associate Dentist

BDentSc Medunsa 2000

GDC no: 80129

I've been in the UK for over 20 years, spending a lot of time in East Yorkshire, I've joined the team in Newland in April 2022, I love all aspects of dentistry and very keen on minimally invasive dentistry and a firm believer in a preventative approach. I strive to help patients get the smile they dream of. I'm a keen student and love to do extra courses to help build my knowledge. In the near future I'm hope to do an anti-wrinkle and dermal filler course and a root canal therapy course. When I'm not busy with work, my 3 girls keep my hands full.

Abigail George

Dr Abigail George

Associate Dentist

BDS University of Sheffield 2018

GDC no: 278512

I love all aspects of dentistry but I am especially passionate about cosmetic dentistry and smile transformations. I provide gentle dental care and love to work with nervous patients, changing their perceptions of dentistry in a positive way! My favourite treatments to offer are: Invisalign, composite bonding and facial aesthetics. I'm happy to have a chat about your goals and how I can help achieve that. I live in Newark, where I was born and raised. In my spare time I love walking my Labrador named Stuart and baking. I look forward to see you all at Newland.

Rachel Bailey


BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy University of Birmingham 2017

GDC no: 271017

I'm one of the dental therapist here at Newland Dental Care. I qualified from Birmingham University in 2017. I worked for a year in Birmingham before moving back to my home town of Lincoln. I am very passionate about dentistry and promoting good oral health, I provide many treatments under the prescription of a dentist. I carry out restorations and gum treatments. In my spare time I love to host dinners and socialise with friends and family and play board games around the fire! I am currently renovating my first house and discovering the world of DIY.

Melissa Thompson

Dental therapist

GDC no 237764,
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy University of Sheffield 2020
NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2012

Jane Speirs

Dental Hygienist
EDH 1995
GDC No. 4925

I’ve been in dentistry since I was 17 years old. I first qualified as a dental nurse in 1985. I spent those years working as nurse. I then went on to qualify as a dental hygienist in 1985 from Liverpool University. I love my job looking after patient’s oral health! Outside of work I love reading, sewing and knitting.

Alice Gibson

Practice Manager

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