BdaWe may be a small team but we can assure you that we are committed, dedicated and passionate about dentistry.

With a British Dental Association Good Practice Award under our belts and a well-earned reputation for enviable levels of customer service, we are proud to boast of our achievements.

Our clinical team is headed by Giles Saxon BDS MFGDP(UK) DPDS, GDC no. 65829, who qualified from Sheffield University in 1990 and has since worked in the Sheffield and north Derbyshire areas. Giles’ pursuit of continued professional development has resulted in his membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners alongside the development of additional skills in new areas of dentistry such as implantology.

Giles is enthusiastic and passionate about what he does and his technical competence, clinical skills and in-depth understanding of the dental profession immediately puts patients at ease. This is dentistry as it should be done – and has earned him a well-deserved reputation to which others aspire.

The Hygienist Team

We understand that keeping your mouth in great shape and being given a clean bill of health is of paramount importance and it is our job to look after you, your teeth and your gums. During your session with one of our three excellent hygienists, we will undertake a thorough cleaning of your mouth to remove the bacterial plaque that builds up between visits, contributing to decay, gum disease and bad breath. The result is a healthy mouth that is spotlessly clean and smells fresh.

Diane Green

CEB Dip Dental Hygiene 1995

GDC no. 4908

I qualified from Sheffield as a dental hygienist in 1995, also winning the Stafford Miller award for best clinical achievement. I have worked with the Aspire team for over 15 years. I enjoy zumba, walking my mini schnauzer Bree, reading and lots of holidays.

Sara Stenton

CEB Dip Dental Hygiene 1995

GDC no. 209994

I originally started at Aspire in 2009 and worked as a Dental Nurse for five years. In 2016, I gained my Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy from the University of Sheffield and have been at Aspire as a Hygienist ever since. I love my job and enjoy motivating patients to improve their oral hygiene and achieve fresh, healthy smiles.

In my free time, I enjoy nothing more than a cosy night in with my husband, house bunny and a box set. I love to travel and also try to drag myself to the gym a few times a week.

Andrea Wheeldon

BSc Oral Health Science, University of Manchester 2005

GDC no. 6664

I began my dental career by working as a trainee Dental Nurse from 1999 to 2002. During this time, I gained my National Dental Nursing and Oral Health Education qualifications. In 2002, I went to the University of Manchester to further my studies, graduating in 2005 with a BSc degree in Oral Health Science, for which I achieved honours and distinction. Since graduating, I have worked as both a Hygienist and Therapist, and I thoroughly enjoy my work.

In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and walking my little dog, Ebony. I also love to cook and try to run regularly. In 2019, I completed both the Sheffield and Manchester half marathons.

The Nursing Team

Angela Shawcroft

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
Dental Surgery Assisting NEBDSA 1986, Cert in Dental Radiography 2001

GDC no. 143314

I started dental nursing in 1984, qualifying in 1986 and have been with the practice ever since. I gained my certificate in dental radiography in 2001.

Outside of work, I like spending time with my family and friends, reading and making wine (occasionally drinking some too).

Joanne Taylor

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds

GDC no. 246229

I started dental nursing in 2011 back at home in Suffolk, and qualified in 2013 with a Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 from City & Guilds. I joined the team at Aspire Dental in 2017 after moving to the area.

Outside of work I enjoy travelling, spending time with family and friends and playing with my two cats Frodo and Luna.

Practice Manager

Lisa Boyce

National Certificate NEBDN 1988

GDC no. 104778

I started dental nursing in 1986 and qualified in 1988. I began practice management in 2007. I enjoy helping to train new dental nurses and gained a teaching and assessing qualification in 2012.

I started working at Aspire Dental as the Practice Manager in 2016 and oversee the day to day running of the practice. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, running my guide group and baking.