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Our Team

Across both locations, our dedicated team of highly qualified dental professionals have been valued members of the Argo team since 1996. All strive to deliver outstanding service and achieve excellence in dentistry.

All four of our dentists currently work across both practices and have over ten years post-graduation experience. They are actively committed to developing their skills with post-graduate training, which enables them to deliver the latest dental techniques for our patients. Whether you require a routine examination or more specialised treatments, one of our clinicians will be able to assist you to achieve the smile you desire.

Our Dental Nurses and Receptionists are continually updating their training so that our patients are always receiving the highest standard of care as possible.

GDC No. 71760

GDC No. 73044

GDC No. 251793

GDC No. 5887

GDC No. 5649

GDC No. 162008

GDC No. 5700

GDC No. 6239

GDC No. 229961

Practice Manager

Dental Nurse

Receptionist / Dental Nurse Apprentice

Receptionist

Receptionist

Receptionist

Receptionist

Dental Nurse

Team Bios

Jerry Elison

GDC Number71760
Speciality(Zoology) BDS (Hons, Clinical Dist.) (Birmingham) 1996.
ClinicsShrewsbury & Telford
Work daysMon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

Jerry qualified with Honours and Clinical Distinction, winning special acknowledgements for Best Clinical Case in her year, alongside several other prizes for clinical, research and other academic achievements from the University of Birmingham Dental Hospital in 1996. Popular with patients of all ages due to her enthusiastic and friendly nature she treats many families, her progressive approach to dentistry ensures Jerry keeps up to date with all the latest techniques in order to provide the most comfortable and best solutions whilst maintaining and maximising her patients’ dental health. She especially values an overall preventive approach at all times. Jerry has a keen interest in helping her patients improve the appearance of their smiles by providing affordable aesthetic treatments and suitable cosmetic alternatives. Always happy to listen and discuss available options to reach a mutual treatment best suited to the individual, she aims to ensure all your concerns will be addressed with an individually tailored treatment plan. With her gentle approach and many years of experience, she also provides excellent treatment for dentally anxious patients using sedation. Jerry is able to provide all aspects of general dentistry, from cosmetic white fillings, restoring missing teeth, the latest restorative crowns and bridges, root canal therapy and denture solutions, to non-invasivetooth whitening. Jerry continues her professional academic development by attending the latest courses relevant to keeping her knowledge at the leading edge of dentistry, so newly emerging techniques directly benefit her patients within the surgery. She has a keen interest in orthodontics and aims to provide the treatment of simple cases and the innovative use of lasers to diminish postoperative discomfort into her repertiore in the near future. For your convenience Jerry works at both Telford and Shrewsbury.

Estelle Edgington

GDC Number73044
SpecialityBDS (Hons. Clinical Dist.) (Birmingham) 1997
ClinicsTelford
Work daysMon – Wed

Estelle qualified from the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry in 1997 with honours and clinical distinction, gaining several prizes for both her academic and clinical cases.

Estelle joined Argo in 1998 and is based at our Telford Practice. She is a very experienced dentist offering all aspects of general dentistry as well as more advanced treatment. Estelle uses the latest technology with nervous patients and is experienced at helping patients feel at ease.

She is committed personally to her own continuing professional development to ensure she can offer her patients the very latest in treatment options. She has undergone advanced implant training courses and is involved in both the surgical placement of dental implants (both conventionally and using the latest guided techniques) and the restoration of dental implants.

Her further post graduate studies involve the Schottlander – Personalised Dentures – “The True Cosmetic Option”. Estelle has a special interest in short term orthodontic treatment and can offer both Six Month Smiles® and Invisalign® treatments.

She also offers facial rejuvenation treatment after completing the anti-wrinkle injection and dermal filler training at the highly acclaimed Bob Khanna training institute in Reading. She will continue to take this postgraduate development further to pursue her passion in facial aesthetics, Implantology, and cosmetic dentistry.

Outside of dentistry Estelle is married with 2 children and enjoys running and fitness.

Thomas Hobbs

GDC Number251793
SpecialityThomas Hobbs BChD (University of Leeds 2014).
ClinicsShrewsbury

Tom Graduated from the University of Leeds in 2014, where he was awarded the prestigious Watssman Prize In Clinical Dental Practice. This honour recognised Tom’s excellent clinical skills in restorative dental treatment, evidenced by him presenting the best clinical cases in his graduating year.

Since graduating, Tom has worked in general practice in Chester, where he has enjoyed treating patients in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Tom enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and takes great pleasure in helping his patients take steps towards a healthier, more aesthetically pleasing smile. In order to improve the services he is able to offer to his patients, Tom has undertaken further study in ‘natural’ white fillings and next-generation all-ceramic crowns.

Tom enjoys volunteering and particularly putting his skills to practical use in a charitable context.  Whilst studying, he was elected Dental Charity Officer of Leeds Dental Society. He has also travelled to Uganda with the charity Dentaid, with the aim of operating free dental clinics in rural locations.

Tom is married to Lucca, a trainee teacher, and in his spare time enjoys listening to live music and playing golf.

Chantelle Weeks

GDC Number5887
SpecialityCEB Dip Dent Hygiene.
ClinicsShrewsbury
Work daysMon, Weds, Thurs

Chantelle has been working at Argo Shrewsbury since 2010. She has vast experience in the treatment of periodontal disease, along with the oral hygiene care of patients who have undergone extensive oral rehabilitation in the form of dental implants and specialist restorative dentistry.

In her spare time, Chantelle enjoys spending time with her family, travel and photography.

Karen Baddley

GDC Number5649
SpecialityCEB Dip Dent Hygiene 2000, Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2010.
ClinicsShrewsbury
Work daysTues and Fri

Karen is a registered dental hygienist and nurse with over 15 years of experience.

Karen has been working at Argo Shrewsbury since 2011, and is focused on the patient experience, with a special interest in implant care.

In her spare time, Karen enjoys long walks with her dogs and competing in dog agility.

Tina Nielsen

GDC Number5700
SpecialityCCEB Dip Dent Hygiene 2000.
ClinicsTelford
Work daysWednesdays, Fridays

Tina qualified as a professional dancer and dance teacher before changing direction into dental nursing.  In 2000, Tina qualified as a Dental Hygienist at Guy’s Hospital and was awarded the Michael Maberley Shield for being the highest attaining student.

Tina worked in central London before relocating to Shropshire in 2002. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Karen Sherriff

GDC Number6239
SpecialityDip HE Dental Hygiene
Dundee University 2003
ClinicsTelford
Work daysMonday

After qualifying from Dundee, Karen served as a Dental Hygienist within the Royal Air Force. Karen is very passionate about helping and motivating patients to achieve and maintain the best Oral Health as possible.

Liam Alsop

GDC Number229961
SpecialityMChem (Hons, Oxon.), BDS (Hons, London)
ClinicsArgo Shrewsbury

Liam graduated with First Class Honours in chemistry from the University of Oxford in 2002. After a few years working at Pfizer in research and development, he had a change of plan and decided to pursue a career in dentistry.

Liam qualified with Honours from Barts and The London in 2012. He did vocational training in London and then worked in general practice near Wolverhampton for four years.

Liam starting working at Argo in August 2017. He is a provider of short-term cosmetic braces for adults (Six Month Smiles), tooth-whitening and treatment under IV sedation. He hopes to complete Part 2 of the MJDF post-graduate qualification and begin training in implant placement and restoration.

Liam is married to Amanda and has two beautiful daughters, Maya and Paloma. Apart from spending quality time with his family, he likes playing golf, eating out and going back home to watch Manchester United!

Gina Tennant

GDC Number162008
SpecialityDiploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Lpool 2012, Dentist - Oracle
ClinicsShrewsbury
Work DaysTuesday

Gina is originally from Shropshire where she worked as a dental nurse for 7 years. Striving for more, she moved to Liverpool, where she graduated as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist from the University of Liverpool in 2012 and has since additionally gained many more post grad qualifications.

Gina has a particular interest in anxious patients. She understands that everybody is different, so tailors all treatments to each individual patient.

Gina says that she takes great pride in her work and enjoys her job most when she can make patients feel more confident and comfortable, not only with dental treatment but with their smile too.

Cherelle Coxon

GDC NumberN/A
SpecialityPractice Manager
ClinicsShrewsbury

Cherelle trained as a dental nurse at Newcastle Dental Hospital, and upon qualifying worked in a variety of practices, including NHS, Private, hospital and military, before deciding in 2002 to concentrate on the administrative side of dentistry. She has worked at Argo since relocating with her family to Shrewsbury in 2011.

In her spare time, Cherelle enjoys spending time with her family, walking her two Jack Russell Terriers, and going to watch and cheer on her home football team, Sunderland.

Rachel Stanley

GDC Number134435
SpecialityDental Nurse
ClinicsShrewsbury

Rachel has been a dental nurse for 12 years and has experience in various areas such as implants and cosmetic dentistry.  Rachel really enjoys dental nursing, especially when helping patients improve their smiles or the function of their teeth, as she sees them gain so much confidence and happiness from the result.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, especially her little girl, and baking.

Zoe Reade

GDC NumberN/A
SpecialityReceptionist / Dental Nurse Apprentice
ClinicsShrewsbury

Zoe joined Argo Dental Practice as our apprentice receptionist in August 2014. Zoe previously studied health and social care at college, and is now training to be a dental nurse.

When not working Zoe enjoys going to the gym and socialising with friends.

Donna Tomley

GDC NumberN/A
SpecialityReceptionist
ClinicsShrewsbury

Donna has been with Argo Dental for a number of years both at Argo Shrewsbury and Argo Telford. She was initially employed at Argo Shrewsbury before moving to Argo Telford 2 years ago. She enjoys working on reception and meeting new patients to make them feel at ease.

Donna is thoroughly enjoying being a Mum, and also enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter.

Viv Thomas

GDC NumberN/A
SpecialityReceptionist
ClinicsTelford

Viv works at our Argo Priorslee practice, having previously worked at our Oracle practice in Shrewsbury on reception. She is enjoying her current role at Priorslee.

She lives with Mike, and in her spare time, Viv enjoys going to the gym and socialising. She also enjoys travel and holidays, and she is a keen member of the National Trust.

Becky Francis

GDC NumberN/A
SpecialityReceptionist
ClinicsArgo Shrewsbury

Becky is originally from Wiltshire, but moved to Shropshire at age 18. She started at Argo August 2017 after being in another customer-facing job role. She’s a lover of gin, Game of Thrones and all things Disney. She has two cats that she adores, and is enjoying being engaged and saving for her first home.

Laura Trevor

GDC NumberN/A
SpecialityReceptionist
ClinicsArgo Shrewsbury

Laura joined Argo Shrewsbury in March 2017. She enjoys working on reception and meeting new people. Laura lives with her fiancé Mike and is currently busy planning for their wedding in 2018. In her spare time, Laura likes attending music concerts and festivals, going to the cinema and spending time with her friends, family & fiancé.

Aimee Cooper

GDC Number
SpecialityDental Nurse
ClinicsArgo Shrewsbury

Aimee joined Argo in January 2015 as a trainee dental nurse. She particularly enjoys the interaction with patients in the surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé Mark and their young son.