Our Team

At Maelor Dental Care our team are the most important asset we have. We aim to give our patients complete satisfaction and we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Practice DirectorSara Taylor

Sara oversees all of the practices in the group to ensure they are delivering the quality services our patients expect. She works with each of the practice managers in their day to day roles of practice management.

Sara is also a fully qualified dental nurse and can sometimes been seen covering for staff absence in the surgery, nursing or on the reception welcoming patients to the practice.

Sara firmly believes that all team members should be willing to ‘roll up their sleeves and do whatever is necessary to ensure we provide a continuous quality service to our patients’.


Practice Manager – GDC: 111534Rhian Evans Brock

Rhian is the practice manager at the practice and qualified as a dental nurse in 2004.

She later became an oral health educator in 2008 before taking the position of Practice Manager at Maelor Dental Care in 2012.

She also likes to spend time with her family and loves to travel.


Dentist – GDC: 76335Dr Lorne Whitmarsh

I played ice hockey all through my teenage years. I enjoy tennis, golf. I studied classical guitar. I’ve tried my hand at oil painting. I’m interested in computer programming and have made some dental software. I enjoy travelling and spending time with my family and friends.

I like to think of myself as a friendly dentist, trying my best to make patients feel as relaxed as possible as well as providing a high level of dental care.

I enjoy and carryout a range of dental treatments from routine dental care to cosmetic solutions. I like to provide patients with options for their dental needs so that they can make an informed decision on how to proceed.


Dentist – GDC: 64750Dr Gillian Whittingham

I qualified 32 yrs ago from Liverpool. The time has flown. I still enjoy the whole range general practice offers, but especially enjoy enabling patients to make changes for themselves to improve their oral health.

I also enjoy treating anxious patients. Outside work I love spending time with my family, and love a good party!


Dentist – BDS, GDC 83240Dr Niraj Patel

Niraj graduated from the University of Manchester in 2004. He enjoys providing a variety of treatments, with a particular interest in minimally invasive and preventative dentistry, as well as dental prosthetics.

In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor pursuits, and is often out exploring North Wales.


Hygiene Therapist – GDC: 245504 Rebecca Driscoll

I have been working at a dental therapist since December 2013. I trained at the University of Liverpool, previous to this I worked as a dental assistant in various practices including general practice, orthodontics and within maxilla-facial departments in Northampton. Since qualifying as a dental therapist I have worked in both NHS and private practice.

I’ve taken part in several charity runs including a 10km race, managing to raise money for the dental charity Dentaid. On Saturdays I work at a local vet, and in my own time I like to play badminton, enjoy running and socialising with friends.