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Meet our Team

Our Team looking after your needs

Val Cook

Practice Manager

My working life started in the hotel/hospitality industry, where I was a receptionist. Then I became assistant manager for many years with a popular hotel chain. Fed up with long unsociable hours I made a career change when I was 40. I successfully applied for a receptionist position at a dental practice in Romanby, which is now OHDC. It’s a really nice, well working team.

Being Practice Manager in such a friendly warm environment makes my day to day job an absolute pleasure. Having been there so long, many of the patients are more like friends. I would like to think that new patients pick up on this and soon feel relaxed in, what are often, not so pleasant reasons for their visit. Our reception desk, where I feel most at home is in the heart of our waiting room. It’s a lovely way to really get to know you.

My family is spread all over the country from Glasgow to Devon, but we are still a close knit bunch. This leaves me little time for hobbies. My spare time is spent on the A1 or the Trans Pennine Line visiting family but every moment spent travelling is worth it when I get there.


More of the team!

Sarah Braybrook

Dental Nurse & HydraFacialist

GDC No. 297637

I qualified as a GDC registered dental nurse in 2021, and joined Orchard House Dental Care wanting to progress in Facial Aesthetics as well as Dental Nursing.

I have recently completed Hydrafacial training and have carried out a number of Treatments. My development plan is to train to offer micro needling also.

In my spare time, I like to detail my car, work at 111 and go to the gym.

Becca Smith

Dental Nurse 

GDC No. 313127

Having worked in retail for 10 years I was more than ready for a career change!

I have always enjoyed working with people so I was over the moon to be given the opportunity to join the team here at Orchard House.

I am really enjoying my time here so far and I have learnt so much. I feel like I have been welcomed to the team and every day I am continuing to learn new things.

I am a busy mum of three so at the weekends I spend time with my children and my little sausage dog.

Dr. David. M. Banks

BDS (Liverpool, UK) B.Eng (Hons) Plant Engineering
GDC Number 209602

Dentist, Six Month Smiles & Facial Aesthetics Practitioner

David completed his first degree in Engineering and was originally a Power Station Operations & Maintenance Engineer.

He then re-trained for a degree in Dentistry from Liverpool University and has completed clinical training at the Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Oral Surgery & Orthodontic placements at Lancaster Royal Infirmary.

At Blackpool and Morecambe Dental Access Centres, for many years he provided Emergency Dental Care sessions, for those who could not access or did not have a regular dentist.

David provides Six Month Smiles short term Adult Braces and Clear Aligners, Composite Bonding, Mini Smile Makeover and Enlighten teeth whitening. He has also completed advanced Facial Aesthetics training to enable him to provide Toxin injections, Dermal Fillers, Profhilo, Plasma Filler & iPRF.

Toxin is a very effective treatment for teeth clenching/jaw pain/TMJD and 'Gummy' Smiles. Dermal/Plasma fillers can be used effectively to support the peri-oral area and reshape lips/ lip lines without them looking un-natural.

More recently he has completed training in Cryotherapy, so he can treat Skin Blemishes and Pigmentation, such as Skin Tags, Solar Lentigo and Actinic & Seborrheic Keratosis etc. In addition he has trained to treat with Exosomes for prevention of Hair Loss and promotion of new Hair Growth

David’s hobbies include Gardening & Sport. He has recently 'caught' the fishing bug and goes whenever he can, although at the moment is still a fair weather fisherman!

Eleanor McGregor

Dental Nurse

GDC No. 297164

Orchard House is the first Dental Practice I have worked at and it is where I became qualified as a Dental Nurse.

OHDC is an amazing environment to learn and grow as a nurse. As a result, it has further fuelled my passion to progress in the dental industry. While working part time here, I am now studying to become a dental hygienist at University. I am loving my Degree Course and everyday I learn something new that can further help me in my role as a Dental Nurse.

Between lectures and nursing there is very little free time for hobbies. However when I can I love to spend time in the gym and looking after my animals on the farm.

Dr. Stephanie. M. Phillips

BDS (Liverpool, UK) BSc.(Hons) Biochemistry, MSc. Dietetics PG.Dip. Enhanced Skin Sciences
GDC Number 209720

Dentist, Specialist Dental Advisor to the CQC. Advanced Facial Aesthetic Practitioner, Skin Health Specialist

Dr. Stephanie qualified from Lancaster University in 2002 with a First Class Honours degree in Biochemistry. She has worked as both a clinical biochemist and a dietitian before graduating in Dentistry from Liverpool University.

She has worked in both mixed NHS and private dental practices in Greater Manchester, Belfast, Lytham St. Anne’s & now co-owns Orchard House.

Stephanie has been providing Facial Aesthetic Treatments, such as Botulinum Toxin A & Fillers for over a decade. She has had extensive training at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, training on Harley St., and with numerous international specialist practitioners.

She has trained to be able to provide, amongst other things; Morpheus8, Hydrafacial, Skinpen Precision, Lumecca laser, Profhilo, Sunekos, Viscoderm Hydrobooster and PDO thread treatments.

After training from the National Migraine Centre, Stephanie can provide treatments for Jaw problems and Migraine.

In 2022 Stephanie represented HA-Derma at the IMCAS World Congress in Paris. She was also invited to the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh for a 2 day Masterclass in precise filler placement with anatomy dissection on cadavers.

She completed a Level 5 Diploma in Enhanced Skin Sciences & Advanced Skin Resurfacing, alongside a Professional Diploma in Dermatology in 2023.

Stephanie has held the roll of Specialist Dental Advisor to the Care Quality Commission too. The CQC monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and they publish what they find, to help people choose care.

Out of the dental surgery, Stephanie is a Grade 8 Pianist and has a black belt in Taekwondo! She is also a keen cook & has attended cookery classes with James Martin, at the Michelin starred ‘Northcote’ - and of course Betty’s!