Helen Ferns - Practice Manager

Helen has been a dental nurse since 1979 and has worked at Woodseats for the past 25 years.. She trained as a dental nurse, gaining the National Certificate, the dental nurse qualification. Helen has been Practice Manager for the last 15 years and is a familiar and friendly face to our existing patients. She has a BTEC in Dental Practice management, holds a Dental Radiography certificate and has gained numerous hours of continual professional development skills.

Julie Coffey - Operations Manager

Julie qualified as a dental nurse in 1979. After a short period in general practice and the Community Dental Service she joined Woodseats Dental Care and has been here for the past 23 years. Julie has gained many other qualifications including the Chartered Institute Risk assessment certificate, a Dental Nurse Vocational Assessors Award, a City and Guilds Certificate in computerised accounts and a Dental Radiography Certificate. Julie also holds a BTEC in Dental Practice Management , which she gained with distinction.

Katie Jepson - Receptionist

Katie's background is in customer service. Before joining Woodseats Dental Care she worked in membership sales at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre.

Dental Hygienists

Caroline Armitage - Hygienist

My career in dentistry began in 1984 as a trainee denal nurse at a practice in Chesterfield. Following further study I successfully applied to join the advanced Diploma course for Dental Hygienists in Sheffield and qualified in 1996 at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital. I joined Woodseats dental Care as a part-time member of staff in 1997.


Rebecca Lee – Hygienist and therapist

I qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2009 with a Combined Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, and have been with the practice since April 2010. Before studying at university, I worked as a dental nurse for 8 years during which time I gained extra qualifications in radiography and oral health education. In the future I am hoping to pursue future qualifications in hypnosis and dental whitening.

Dental Nurses

All our dental nurses are either qualified or in training and are registered with the General Dental Council. They are (l-r) Jenny Wilson, Senior Dental Nurse Natalie Neale, Millie Holmes and Natalie Rodgers.