Dr Richard Brookshaw

BDS MMedSci (oral surgery) MPhil (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) DipImpDent RCS Ed

Clinical Director. Practice Limited to Implant Dentistry

GDC: 72150

Richard Brookshaw is a peripatetic surgeon who exclusively practices all aspects of implant dentistry, including hard and soft tissue augmentation, sinus grafting and immediate loading. Richard is both nationally and internationally respected as a lecturer and was one of the first five implant dentists in the country to be awarded the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (DipImpDent RCS Ed). He is also one of the few advanced zygomatic implant surgeons worldwide, implementing a specifically adapted protocol developed with his team.

Please visit www.rbimplants.com for more information on Richard and his treatments.

Dr Sophie Parker

BDS MSc (Endo)

Diamond Invisalign Provider and General Dentist

GDC: 83348

Having graduated from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 2004 with a Distinction in Restorative Dentistry and a Merit in Child Dental Health, Sophie went on to further her skills and knowledge with postgraduate courses and qualifications. This included completing a Masters Degree in Endodontics (root canals) with a Merit, finishing the CADE one year Implant Course, and the Michael Wise year Restorative Course and Study Groups.

A Full member of the BACD (The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry), Sophie regularly attends training courses around the world, ensuring her knowledge is at the forefront of modern dentistry.

Sophie also has extensive experience with many short term orthodontic treatments (cosmetic braces) such as Six Month Smiles, Fast Braces, the Inman aligner and Lingual braces.

As a Diamond Invisalign provider, Sophie has over 15 years experience in Invisalign Invisible Braces.

Sophie is a validated provider of facial rejuvenation treatments such as wrinkle reducing treatments and Fillers. This validation award is from Allergan, in order to recognise highest standards of training. She is also trained to use Dermapen, the amazing skin rejuvenation treatment.

Please visit www.sophieparkerdental.com for more information on Sophie and her treatments.

Dr Hannah McKinnon


Oral Surgery Lead

GDC: 85526

Dr Hannah McKinnon graduated as a Dental Surgeon (BDS) from Birmingham University. She has worked in both general dental practice and hospital based surgical dentistry since qualification in 2005.

Hannah has a special interest in oral surgery (MOS) and sedation (use of medicines to safely relax and calm patients for a dental procedure).

After her initial surgical training as Junior Doctor at University Hospital Birmingham, Hannah became a staff grade in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She worked alongside leading OMFS consultants in military trauma and head and neck cancer clinics while running her own oral surgery list. She also mentored newly qualified dentists and doctors.

During this time, Hannah completed her MFDS qualification to become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

Nina Ainsworth

Dip.D.H. Hygienist


GDC: 4991

Nina qualified as a dental hygienist from Manchester University Dental Hospital in 1995 and has worked for the last 15 years in a wide range of dental practices including NHS, private and specialist fields.

Working alongside general practitioners, holistic dental practitioners, orthodontists, oral surgeons, endodontists, implantologists and primarily, periodontists, she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience establishing a reputation for excellence in dental disease prevention, but especially in the treatment and management of all types of periodontal disease and peri-implantitis.

Since qualification Nina has constantly updated her skills and likes to keep abreast with new advances and techniques as they become available. Amongst other things, she has had training and has gained experience in the use of Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy (a P.D.T.) with the Helbo laser, periodontal endoscopy, subgingival bacterial sampling and periodontal ozone therapy.

Nina is, however, acutely aware that her clinical skills alone, are not sufficient to resolve the patients periodontal problems, and that the patients abilities in thorough plaque removal at home are paramount to the success of her treatment. Over the years she has seen countless patients who feel as though they are fighting a losing battle with their periodontal health despite their continued efforts, and who are now beginning to lose hope. Her abilities in being able to devise an easy and yet effective home care routine tailored individually to each patient, enables them to go home with not only the necessary information and ‘tools’ for the job, but also a renewed optimism about their periodontal health and a fervent passion to get started in making a real difference themselves.

Both the combination of Nina’s clinical skills and her ability to enthuse and motivate patients results in an excellent improvement in her patients’ periodontal health.

Nina is an active member of both the B.S.D.H.T and the B.S.P.

Louise Whiteside

Practice manager and Implant co-ordinator

Louise has a total of 29 years experience in the dental profession to date, covering nursing, accounts, reception and managing a practice. 
Her wealth of experience has now placed her as practice manager at Hale Dental Clinic, PA to Richard Brookshaw and Course Coordinator for C.A.D.E. 

Bernadette Robinson

Head Receptionist

Bernadette has worked in dentistry for over 40 years. She started work as an office junior and worked her way up to be the practice manager of a busy city centre practice. She also ran the successful one day course “The Perfect Receptionist “ for a number of years. She worked as a treatment co-ordinator for Specialist Referral clinic until, she was asked to join some of the Specialist Dentists she had worked with previously, at Hale Dental Clinic 4 years ago. In a reference provided by a dentist she was described as “Superlative “. She is married and is the very proud mum of son Samuel. She enjoys walking, cooking and the odd glass of Sauvignon Blanc !!

Megan Hart

Head Nurse

I began my dentistry career back in 2016 where I became an apprentice dental nurse at Hale Dental Clinic. A year later I qualified and haven’t looked back since.

Now, in my role as head nurse I supervise various elements of the dental practice, from behind the desk on reception to providing support and direction to enhance the performance, skills and knowledge of the nursing team.

I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, particularly orthodontic, cosmetic, oral health education and providing chair side attention to patients. I love building relationships with patients, making them feel at ease and giving them confidence when visiting the dentist.

Outside of work I enjoy visiting different parts of the world and spending time with friends and family.

Jessyca Winstanley

Trainee Nurse

I could not have found a better practice to train with and a better team to work with at hale dental clinic. Every single person makes every day  enjoyable and I truly love working with everybody. I love my job and I am so excited for the future and what it holds for me, I work every day to become better and stronger, the success feels amazing.