Our team


John O’Gradyjohn-ogrady

Qualified as a dentist at University College London in 1989 and held a number of hospital training posts before working in general practice. In 1994 he completed a Masters Degree in Prosthetic Dentistry. John works as a part time lecturer at Guys Hospital and is accredited by the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Prosthodontics. Prosthodontics is the science and art of replacing missing, damaged or unsightly teeth.

John is the senior partner and practice principal and accepts referrals for Prosthodontic treatment.

John is a member of the British Dental Association, the British Prosthodontic Society and the British Society for Restorative Dentistry.

John O’Grady
BDS U London 1989, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry U London 1994.
Specialist in Prosthodontics.
GDC Number 65032

United Kingdom

15-05-26-claire-rogersClaire Rogers

Qualified as a dentist at University College London in 1990. Claire is a part time lecturer and associate specialist at Barts and the London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry. In 1994 she completed a Masters Degree in Paediatric Dentistry with distinction. She has won an international award for her research in children’s dentistry and is accredited by the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Paedodontics.

Claire chose the Speciality of Paediatric, or Children’s Dentistry as she loves working with children. Paediatric Dentistry allows Claire to practice her skills in both clinical dentistry and behavioral management. Claire accepts referrals for children requiring specialist Paediatric Dentistry at the practice.

By providing treatment focused on the needs of each individual child, she aims to make dental visits a pleasant and care free experience for both children and their parents. In this way the commonly held fear of going to the dentist should become a thing of the past. As well as providing care as kindly and gently as possibly, preventative advice and care can be focused effectively to reduce the risks of dental problems occurring in the future.

Claire is a partner and practice principal at Berkhamsted Dental Practice.

Claire is a member of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry

Claire Rogers
BDS U London 1990, MSc Paediatric Dentistry U London 1994
Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry
GDC Number 66226

United Kingdom

15-05-05-giles-kidner-smallGiles Kidner

Qualified as a dentist at University College London in 1989 and worked in a number of hospitals before undertaking specialist training in Orthodontics at St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospital. He then undertook Senior Registrar training at the Eastman Dental Hospital and the Royal Surrey County Hospital. In January 2000 he became Consultant Orthodontist at Stoke Manderville Hospital, Aylesbury and the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He is happy to see patients at the practice for private orthodontic assessment and treatment, whether they are registered at Berkhamsted Dental Practice or are referred by other dentists.

Giles is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and the British Dental Association.

Giles Kidner
BDS U London 1989,LDS RCS 1989, FDS RCS 1993 Orth 1998,
MSc Orthodontics U London 1995, M Orth 1996
Specialist in Orthodontics
GDC Number 64164

United Kingdom

phil-mitchellPhil Mitchell

Philip qualified as a dentist from University College Hospital in 1989 and subsequently completed a Master’s degree in endodontics at Guy’s Hospital in 1996. He has been on the specialist’s list for endodontics (root canal treatments) since 1999 and has had a practice limited to endodontics since 1997. He has lectured widely in the UK and abroad and has contributed to endodontic text books.

Philip is a member of the British Dental Association and the British Endodontic Society. He is a part-time consultant and an honorary senior lecturer at King’s College Dental School.

Philip Mitchell
BDS U London 1989
LDS RCS Eng 1989
MSc Endodontics U London 1996
MRD RCS Edin 1999
GDC Number 64453

United Kingdom
Specialist in Endodontics

Fleur Mumford

Fleur qualified as a dentist at King’s College London in 2004. She went on to complete her speciality training in Oral Surgery at the Royal London Hospital. Fleur is accredited by the General Dental Council at a specialist in Oral Surgery. She combines her time at Berkhamsted Dental Practice with working as a Consultant in Oral Surgery at Queen Mary College, University of London, where she is involved in both under-graduate and post-graduate teaching. Fleur is also an examiner for the General Dental Council and is a member of the British Association of Oral Surgeons.

Fleur Mumford
BDS U London 2004
United Kingdom
GDC Number 83960
Specialist in Oral Surgery

ellie-headshotEleanor O’Grady

Eleanor is John & Claire’s daughter. Having worked as a Dental Nurse at the practice in the past she has gone on to follow in the family footsteps, qualifying as a dentist from Sheffield University. Eleanor has held hospital training posts in Children’s Dentistry and Oral & Maxillo-facial surgery and has gained Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). She plans to go on to complete specialist training in Children’s Dentistry.
Eleanor is a member of the British Dental Association and the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry.
Eleanor O’Grady
BDS University of Sheffield 2019
MFDS Edinburgh 2021

PGCert (Dental Education) University of Newcastle 2022
GDC Number 255032
United Kingdom

Dental Hygienists

jane-shrowderJane Shrowder

Jane completed her training as a hygienist in 1980 whilst serving in the RAF and has a broad experience both in the RAF and in general practice. Jane has been involved in running clinical trials of innovative treatments for gum disease.

Jane Shrowder
CEB Certificate in Dental Hygiene 1980

GDC No 2344
United Kingdom
Dental Hygienist


estelle-eliasEstelle Elias

Estelle qualified as a dental hygienist at London’s Eastman Dental Hospital in 1998. She has been an important part of the team at Berkhamsted Dental Practice since we first opened in 2001.

Estelle Elias
CEB Certificate in Dental Hygiene 1998

GDC No 5342
United Kingdom
Dental Hygienist


Caterina Picariello

Cate trained as a dental hygienist in Cardiff. She is passionate about preventing Oral Diseases and assisting patients to develop a home care plan suited to their individual needs. Cate also has written articles for various dental journals.

Caterina Picarellio
Diploma Dental Hygiene University of Wales 2003

GDC No 6339
United Kingdom
Dental Hygienist


Dental Nurses


Louise Futcher

City & Guilds 2013
GDC No 245913

United Kingdom
Dental Nurse





Hollie Payne

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2020
United Kingdom
GDC Number 289271
Dental Nurse


Always friendly, reassuring and efficient but most of all approachable. Sam, Victoria and Kerry will help arrange appointments at times that are convenient for you.

sam-headshotSam Willcox


Berkhamsted-Dental---Kerry-LawrenceKerry Lawrence