The Team

Dentist and Hyg BW GDC (2)

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.
  • Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.


I am very proud of my team. They are very dedicated and help me greatly in maintaining your dental health, and keeping the practice running smoothly.

Patient’s comments about the Team


Rachel Hammond RDH (Leeds)
Dental Hygienist (GDC No. 2998)

I’m Rachel Hammond. I am a qualified hygienist and have worked at the practice for 30 years.

As a member of our dedicated friendly team my aim is to help you gain and maintain excellent oral health.

I am a qualified Yoga teacher and currently run 4 classes a week in the York area. My husband Steve and I love hiking in the Alps and regularly visit Austria and Switzerland.


Angela Coates RDH (Glasgow)
Dental Hygienist (GDC No. 3189)

I’m Angela Coates. I joined the practice in September 2014. I am a qualified dental hygienist and work at the practice on Mondays.

I previously worked mainly in private practice including a specialist periodontal practice. Rachel and I work closely together here at Manor House Dental Practice to provide you with the highest standards of dental care.

I enjoy cooking for family and friends and have a passion for fashion and shoes.


Reception Staff bw GDC (2)

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

I’m Vanessa. I am the Practice Administrator, as well as being a qualified Dental Nurse.

I joined the practice in September 2006 as a dental nurse, and was promoted to practice administrator in 2014. After 18 years as a qualified dental nurse, I do on occasion still offer support in surgery.

I am married to Paul and have two dogs, Millie and Reef. I enjoy upcycling items along with arts & crafts.


Shirley Wilson
Receptionist

I’m Shirley. I can be found in reception on Fridays and very much look forward to meeting you.

My main role is to welcome you into our practice and make sure you have all the information you need.

I’ve have worked in dentistry for many years, but now I like to spend time in the garden and renovating my new home.

Nurses BW GDC (2)

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.

 


Karen O’Connor
Dental Nurse (GDC No. 125219)

I’m Karen O’Connor. I am a qualified dental nurse.

I joined the practice in January 2017 having qualified as a dental nurse in 2007.  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.

A keen badminton player who loves to rock and roll with her husband David, when not at work her time is taken up with her new addition to the family – her dog Meg: watching her learn, play and grow beats any form of TV!


 

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.


BDA Good Practice Award

We’ve worked hard to become a BDA Good Practice. The award is designed to recognise practices who 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.