The Team

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)
Dentist and Principal of the practice (GDC No. 69398)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

  • Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.
  • Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.
  • Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.
  • Special interest in Orthodontics.
  • Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.
  • I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.
  • Special interest in Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder including Bruxism).

I have a busy family life but in my spare time I teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body. I also swim regularly, and play classical guitar to relax.

My team are very dedicated and help me greatly in maintaining your dental health, and keeping the practice running smoothly. I highly value the great team that we have at the practice, encouraging and motivating each other and ensuring the best possible care for you, the patients.

Patient’s comments about the Team

Jenny King Dip DH/DT(Sheffield)
Dental Hygienist & Dental Therapist (GDC No. 114410)

I’m from South Yorkshire. I’ve been working in the field of dentistry for over 20 years and have continually developed my knowledge and training along the way.

I have qualifications in dental nursing, dental hygiene and dental therapy,  making me an adaptable member of the team.

Weekends are generally filled with adventures. I like to get outdoors as much as possible either running or horse riding. I love music and theatre.

Amy Prescott Dip DH/DT(Leeds)
Dental Hygienist & Dental Therapist (GDC No. 278161)

I’m from Northumberland. I joined the practice as a dental hygienist. I graduated with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy from University of Leeds. I also work at several other practices in the area.

I am experienced in both dental hygiene and therapy (fillings, extractions, whitening and other types of dental treatment) and enjoy staying up to date with the latest advancements in oral health practices.

Outside of work, I enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family

Vanessa Stainsby
Practice Administrator & Qualified Dental Nurse (GDC No. 122280)

I’m Vanessa Stainsby the Practice Administrator at Manor House Dental Practice. I am also a qualified Dental Nurse.

I joined the practice in September 2006 as a dental nurse, and was promoted to practice administrator in 2014. After 22 years as a qualified dental nurse, I do on occasion still offer support in surgery.

I am married to Paul, we enjoy walking and exploring the Yorkshire Dales.

Nicky Clark
Dental Nurse (GDC No. 121172)

I’m Nichola Clark. I am a qualified dental nurse and in charge of decontamination within the practice.

I joined the practice in April 2007 having qualified as a dental nurse in 2002. I went on to complete my dental radiography training in 2004. My role within the practice is decontamination lead, providing you with the highest standards of cross infection control, meeting best practice requirements required by the CQC.

Out of work I love biking, walking and travelling to Far East Asia. I enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Jo Adamson
Dental Nurse (GDC No. 120807)

I’m Joanne Adamson. I am a qualified dental nurse and have worked at the practice since 1989, previously with Mr Peter Wright.

As a member of the team, my aim is to make your visit to the practice as comfortable as possible and to put you at ease. I am currently receiving training to improve my reception skills.

I have a grown up family, we like eating out and traveling. I also enjoy looking after my great nephew once a week.

BDA Good Practice Award

I am very proud of my team. Their hard work has helped us to achieve and maintain the annual BDA Good Practice status since 2009. This recognises dental practices which consistently meet the high standards set by the British Dental Association.

Ensuring the highest standards

We adhere to the rules governing the dental profession, the General Dental Council’s Standards for Dental Professionals as well as meeting the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) requirements.