Meet the team

Simon Austin

Principal Dentist
GDC No. 62596

Simon qualified from Manchester University in 1987.

He has experience in most aspects of general dentistry having attended many postgraduate courses including the Paul Tiptons year long private dental course.

Simon has worked in a practice in Blackburn for the last 20 years and achieved Denplan excel status at his previous practice.

He took over Littleborough last year and is looking to provide high quality private dentistry to both existing and new patients alike.

Outside dentistry Simon enjoys playing golf and is a member of a weekly badminton club. He spends time at weekends with his new wife Emma and their 4 year old German shepherd rescue dog.

Along with his caring friendly team he will provide you with an efficient professional service to fulfil all your dental needs.


Emma Austin

Administrator
GDC No. 121624

Emma has been a dental nurse for the past 11 years,after gaining her NEBDN in 2004 at Manchester Dental Hospital.

After qualifying as a dental nurse she then went on to study Dental Radiography at Manchester University where she gained the National Diploma.

For the past year Emma has taken on a more administrative position within the practice, and dealing with the day to day running of the practice.

Emma regularly attends courses to maintain her knowledge and professional development.


Victoria Barron

Practice Manager
GDC No. 124762

My name is Vikki and I am Practice Manager at Church Street Dental Care.

After leaving school I started work in the Oral Surgery Department at Rochdale Infirmary as a trainee dental nurse.

I left after 14 months, after being offered a permanent placement in general practice where I could continue my dental nurse studies.

I qualified as a dental nurse in November 1993 via The National Examination taken at Manchester Dental Hospital.

I have worked at Church Street since 2001 firstly as a dental nurse and receptionist then as practice manager.

Previous to that I worked at Church Streets then sister practice for 7 years.

On a personal note I met my partner Carl on a blind date in 2010 and we now have a beautiful daughter Olivia who was born in September 2012.

As a busy mum I dont have too much time for any hobbies, but I like to read when I get some time to myself!


Elizabeth Hall

Hygienist
GDC No. 5533

I am originally from Middlesborough and moved to Halifax to be with my now husband.

I qualified from Liverpool Dental School in 1999 and have worked in the area for the last 14 years.

I am a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy since qualifying and attend courses regularly to update my knowledge.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three children and our dog Poppie.


Lauren Diggle

Nurse
GDC No. 201012

I have been a qualified dental nurse for the past 6 years, gaining my NVQ level 3 in dental nursing from Oldham college, after completing my 2 year cadet apprenticeship in June 2010.
My other qualifications I have gained are NVQ level 2 in health and social care and NVQ level 2 in business and administration. I am also a qualified first aider. I enjoy continuing to learn and develop further.

I recently joined Church Street Dental Care and I am thoroughly enjoying my role within the practice.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my partner Daniel. We are saving to buy our first house together, and also spending time with my family and friends, and of course my little puppy Dougie.

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