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 Newton-le-Willows. 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, a member of the Primary Care Group Managed Clinical Network and is currently working towards a Diploma in Postgraduate Clinical Education.

He is a registered practitioner for Zoom! whitening.

He has a special 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 eight 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 and Zoom! whitening practitioner.

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 Laurence Masters BDS, MSc (Orth), BSc. Consultant Orthodontist. GDC number: 101147

Laurence sat Biomedical Science at King's College, London where he graduated in 1999 before qualifying as a general dentist in 2005. After a period of general dentistry practice he trained for a further 3 years at the University of Barcelona, Spain where he gained a Masters degree in Orthodontics.

Laurence is on the General Dental Council's Specialist list and is an active member of the British Orthodontic Society (BOS), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), International Association of Orthodontist and Implantologists (iAOI) and Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO)

Laurence is a certified provider of Invisalign, Incognito and WIN lingual braces. He is constantly enriching his orthodontic knowledge. He sat the prestigious FACE/Roth-Williams advanced  multidisciplinary postgraduate course in San Sebastian, Spain. He is one of the only specialists in the UK to have had the honour of being part of this illustrious group of orthodontists.

He regularly attends conferences and courses to keep up to date with all latest developments in orthodontics. He has a special interest in digital orthodontics and new contemporary technologies associated with the speciality.

Laurence has lived in 3 different continents, in five different countries. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

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Dr Kranthi K.Nasani (Associate Dental Surgeon)
BDS. (India, 2002), MSc Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry (Manchester), Cert.Implantology (Salford) GDC No. 145446

Dr. Kranthi Kumar Nasani,(KK.) graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India in 2002. After completing his Rotatory Internship in the College of Dental Sciences and Hospital he gained a wide range of experience in General Dental Practice with a special interest in Surgical Dentistry and Endodontics.

He registered with the GDC in 2008 inspired by the modern yet conservative and preventive way of practising dentistry in the UK. KK continued his training gaining an MSc in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry from Manchester University and a Certificate in Implantology from Salford University.

KK is particularly focused in the specialised area of Dental Implantology and is establishing this as his main area of practice. He takes real pride and personal satisfaction in delivering the highest standards of treatment to his patients and always strives to provide excellent care and a fantastic dental experience.

KK also has certification in provision of conscious sedation.

KK likes to socialise, travelling within the UK and abroad and keeping fit.

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.


Gary Moore. CDT. GDC number: 118911

Gary was one of the first CDT's to qualify in the country gaining his Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2006.

His philosophy is simple, to provide the very latest in denture techniques , the very best craftsmanship and the highest levels of denture care . Patients can benefit from personalised aesthetics , optimum fit and maximum comfort which are assured at all times with all our hand crafted true to life dentures.



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. 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.

Laura Pridding. Dental Nurse/Decontamination Lead. GDC number: 224225


Coleena McGill. Dental Nurse. GDC number: 139049