• Waiting room at Wingham Dental Practice

Meet the Team

Karin Lewis

Practice Partner

BDS (Lond) 1988. GDC no. 64003

Meet the team - Karin LewisKarin grew up and was educated in Bromley, South London. She completed her dental training at University College Hospital, London, qualifying in 1988. After graduating she moved to Canterbury and started working at the practice in 1989, just a few months after it opened. Over the past 25 years she has worked in a number of general practices locally in both the NHS and private sector and as a result has built up considerable experience. She has particular experience in treating very nervous patients. Karin has been an expense sharing partner in the practice since 1995.

My philosophy is that ‘prevention is better than cure’ and I encourage and educate my patients to keep their mouths healthy. The atmosphere in the surgery is relaxed and informal. You will often hear more laughing than drilling! I am particularly interested in tooth whitening and using tooth coloured fillings to improve the appearance of your teeth. Sometimes changing something quite small will make a significant difference to your smile.

Karin lives in the village and is married with two teenage children, two cats and five chickens! She enjoys, among other things, being in her garden, cooking, travelling and reading.

Hayley Owers

Practice Partner

BDS (Lond) 1988. GDC no. 64084

Hayley Owers

Hayley grew up and was educated locally before embarking on her dental training at Guy’s Hospital in 1984. Following graduation in 1988 she was invited to stay as a House Officer in the Paediatric and Orthodontic Department before entering general practice in 1989.

She has worked in general practice ever since, predominantly in the private sector since 2002 and joined the practice in 2012. She became an expense sharing partner in April 2017.

I am particularly interested in cosmetic dentistry and enjoy restoring and maintaining healthy smiles. 25 years of experience have given me invaluable experience in all aspects of general dentistry and I relish the variety that this brings.

Outside dentistry, Hayley is married and spends her time in her vegetable garden as well as taking long walks and keeping up with her two teenage children.

Martin Southon

Associate Dentist

BDS (Lond) LDSRCS (Eng) 1987. GDC no. 62995

Martin Southon

Martin is a life long resident of Canterbury. He went to Simon Langton Boys Grammar School before studying dentistry at Kings College Hospital in London. He qualified in 1987 with BDS from Kings and then LDSRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1988.

Since qualifying 26 years ago I have dedicated myself to providing high quality, up to date dental care. I pride myself on running to time and rarely keep patients waiting. I have a professional attitude whilst maintaining a good sense of humour.

Away from work, Martin has lived in Petham since 1992, married to Lucy, an ex dental nurse. They share their house with Ruby, as extremely vocal and loving Siamese cat. They have a large garden, which Lucy tries to get Martin involved in maintaining. He is fascinated by cars, from model, slot car and radio control to the real thing. He tries to keep fit and enjoys cycling especially off road on his mountain bike.
Martin is a keen supporter of cancer charities, particularly CLIC Sergent (formerly Cancer and Leukeamia in Children).

Joanne Jackson

Dental Hygienist

RDH (UK) 1983. GDC No. 2692

Joanne Jackson Dental Hygienist at Wingham Dental PracticeJoanne grew up and was educated in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. She completed her dental hygiene training at Newcastle University Dental Hospital and qualified in 1983.

She moved to Kent in 1986 and has worked in a number of local practices in the NHS and private sector.

I have always thoroughly enjoyed being a hygienist and am dedicated to helping my patients achieve a healthy, confident smile. I am especially interested in the connection between poor oral health and the overall health of your body. Major studies have shown the links between gum disease and cardiovascular disease, respiratory infections and complications with diabetes. So the message is clear; proper dental care and good oral hygiene is more important in many ways you might not of thought of before.

Outside of dentistry Joanne is married, has a grown up daughter and in her spare time enjoys cycling, walking her dog, watching sport and supporting Chelsea Football Club!

Ellie Bradley

Dental Nurse

GDC No. 262256

Ellie Bradley

Ellie joined us as an apprentice in January 2014 and completed her training to become a qualified dental nurse in December 2015. She has proved to be an incredibly hard working, competent member of the team showing a natural aptitude for nursing along with a permanent smile!

I am really enjoying my time at the practice and looking forward to my career as a dental nurse.

Camille Anderson

Trainee Dental Nurse


CamilleCamille Anderson - Trainee Dental Nurse at Wingham Dental Practice Anderson - Wingham Dental Practice

Camille joined us in 2016 as a trainee dental nurse and has proved to be a great asset to the practice. She is now about to start an exciting new adventure by embarking on a three year Hygiene and Therapy degree course at Cardiff University this September.

We wish her the very best of luck!

Jessica MacDiarmid

Dental Receptionist

GDC No. 258134

Jessica Macdiarmid Wingham Dental Practice

Jessica joined the practice in February 2015 as our new dental receptionist and has immediately proved to be a fantastic addition to our outstanding team. She has been working within the dental industry since 2010 and achieved her dental nursing qualification in 2015.
Jessica took an interest in dentistry after a family member who worked in the profession mentioned how enjoyable and rewarding the job can be.

Working at Wingham dental practice is fantastic. The whole team is wonderful and combined with lovely patients the atmosphere is great. I am able to work towards furthering my strengths at the reception desk and love supporting all of our patients throughout their visits with us.