Meet the Team

Dr Taylor Pope BDS BSc (Hons). Principal Dentist. GDC number: 80895

Taylor qualified from The University of Leeds in 1996 with a Degree in Human Anatomy and from The University of Liverpool with his dental degree in 2002, he has since gained a wealth of experience in the dental field - both in the NHS and Private sector nationwide.

As well as being the Principal of Smiles by Design, Taylor also has an NHS/Private practice on the Wirral and in Crewe. He is an Educational Supervisor for Health Education North West - entailing training and mentoring newly qualified dental professionals. Taylor also has certification in Clinical Research from the National Institute for Health Research, is a Clinical Lead for Peer Reviews for NHS England and is currently working towards a Diploma in Postgraduate Clinical Education.

He is a registered practitioner for Zoom! whitening and Oralign clear braces.

He has a specialist interest in non-surgical facial aesthetics and has been trained to an advanced level. As Medical Director of Advanced Facial Aesthetics Ltd, Taylor has trained with the famous Dr Bob Khanna (Ten Years Younger). His wealth of experience in the cosmetic industry includes treating Premier League footballers, actresses and models, as well as being Clinical Lead at several large cosmetic establishments.

His treatments include anti-wrinkle injections, treatment for excessive sweating, migraine treatments, treatments for teeth grinding, dermal fillers, lip enhancement, chemical peels and Dermaroller.

Taylor has been interviewed on both television and radio with regard to his Facial Aesthetics expertise, as well as contributing to several large Press releases in this ever expanding cosmetic industry.

He lives on the Wirral with his wife and seven young children and enjoys spending time with his family.

Dr Trevessa Newton BDS, LLM. Senior Clinical Associate. GDC number: 67037

Trevessa gained extensive experience in all aspects of General Dentistry since graduating from Birmingham University in 1991, working in a number of different practices throughout the Midlands and Cheshire including owning her own practice in Staffordshire.

After selling her Practice in 2000, she re-trained as a Legal Barrister before joining a Legal Practice specialising in Professional Negligence and Fraud.

Her sense of humour and gentle nature will put the most nervous of patients at ease, with her priority making your visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Trevessa has a particular interest in cosmetic smile make overs and teeth whitening. She is also a registered practitioner for Oralign invisible braces.

Her interests outside dentistry are many and varied; she enjoy Ashtanga Yoga and recently qualified as an Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle Consultant. In her spare time she enjoys running, cycling, roller-blading and visiting the gym.

And finally, if you were wondering about the origins of her first name- her parents discovered it on a gravestone whilst holidaying on the Isles of Scilly!

Dr Andrew Ullathorne BDS. Senior Clinical Associate. GDC number: 77940

Andrew qualified from The University of Liverpool in 2000 and has worked extensively over the North West since qualifying in mixed NHS and private practices. He is currently a dental principal in Greater Manchester being instrumental in the development and management of the practice.

He has a wealth of experience and is committed to oral health education and health promotion. Within his provision of general dentistry he enjoys helping nervous patients overcome their fear of the dentist.

Dr Giju George MBBS, MD FCARCSI. Consultant Anaesthetist. GMC number: 6038076

Giju is our consultant medical anaesthetist with a special interested in dental anaesthesia. He works in the dental hospitals in Liverpool providing intravenous sedation and general anaesthesia for a range of dental procedures.

We are very fortunate to have his expertise in providing our intravenous sedation in a controlled, safe environment. Giju is also a council member of the Association of Dental Anaesthetist. He lives with his young family on the Wirral.

Dr Ashok Reddy BDS, MFGDP RCS Eng, MSc Endodontics. General Dental Practitioner with Specialist interest in Endodontics. GDC number: 85978

Ash qualified from Liverpool University in 2005 and has worked in both the private and NHS sector. He continued his post graduate training gaining an MFGDP RCS Eng in general dentistry before focusing on the field of root canal treatment where he received an MSc in Endodontics from Manchester University.

He has worked across the country providing root canal treatments and accepting referrals from many other dental practitioners. Using the latest technology and up to date endodontic techniques Ash can provide predictable, successful root canal treatment at a very affordable price.

Sally Dyment CEB Dip Hygiene. Dental Hygienist. GDC number: 5497

Sally qualified in 1999 with a CEB Diploma in Dental Hygiene. She has worked both in the NHS and private dental practices. She takes every opportunity to further her knowledge through continual professional development to deliver the highest level of service.

She is committed to providing patient specific preventative and educational services to ensure patients know the best ways to improve and maintain good oral health.

We are now introducing air polishing, this fantastic drill-less method of polishing removes stubborn teeth stains and surface discolouration. Sally is also Zoom trained and accredited.

Sally is a keen gardener and enjoys reading and keeping fit in her spare time.

Claire Carroll. Practice Manager. Senior Dental Nurse. GDC number: 123424

Claire has the very important role of the day to day running of the practice. Her main priority is focusing on customer care and ensuring the happiness of patients and staff. She qualified as a dental nurse in 1996 and went on to be a practice manager in 1997.

She has worked extensively within the general dental service, community dental service and orthodontic departments gaining a wealth of experience in all areas. Claire has also been involved in the out-of-hours emergency community dental service in Chester for a number of years.

She really enjoys spending quality time with her family and is a keen walker and theatre goer.

Jenna Griffiths. Lead Dental Nurse. GDC number: 258520

Jenna started training as a dental nurse in 2013 and qualified in 2014 having worked in a busy NHS practice before moving to Smiles by Design. Jenna also works on reception and is involved in answering your email and telephone questions. She is just a phone call away to book an appointment or to give further information on our products and services. Outside of work Jenna enjoys socialising with friends and is a real animal lover.