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Meet the Friendly Team at Railway Dental

All the members of our staff are committed to continued professional development. Only by continually updating our knowledge of new techniques, materials and by using evidence based dentistry can we ensure that you receive the most up to date dental care and advice.

Philip Garbutt BDS

Philip Garbutt BDS - Dentist - GDC 61145


Philip graduated from Newcastle upon Tyne University in 1986. After gaining experience in a large group practice in Coventry, Philip decided to acquire his own practice and moved to Staffordshire. He practiced in the neighbouring village of Brewood for 24 years. In 2015 he moved premises to Penkridge.

Philip is a keen photographer and has provided many of the photographs to be found in the practice and on this website.


Charlotte Garbutt - Hygienist - GDC 1318


Charlotte has over 30 years experience in general practice and has worked in volunteer projects overseas. She comes from a dental family background, both elder brothers and her father were dental surgeons.

Her organisational skills led her to become council representative, then secretary of the Midlands branch of the British Society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists for several years.

Charlotte Garbutt Hygienist
Joanne Sleeuwenhoek Senior Dental Nurse

Joanne Sleeuwenhoek - Senior Dental Nurse - GDC 136429


Joanne has worked with Philip Garbutt for over 21 years both in the neighbouring village of Brewood and Penkridge. Her strengths are her organisational and communication skills. Prior to joining the practice Joanne was a full time ward administrator at New Cross Hospital Wolverhampton.

Joanne has a flair for interior design and was involved at a senior level in the restoration and refurbishment of the practice.


Kerry Hales - Dental Nurse - GDC 136306


Kerry qualified in Dental Nursing in 1999 and has been part of the team since 2002. In 2003 Kerry gained her Certificate in Dental Radiography from Keele University.

Kerry Hales Dental Nurse
Karen Briggs Dental Nurse/Receptionist

Karen Briggs - Dental Nurse/Receptionist - GDC 130601


Karen qualified in Dental Nursing in 2007 and has been part of the team since 2012. In her spare time Karen is a keen floral design artist.


Nina Porter - Dental Nurse - GDC 170279


Nina gained her Dental Nursing qualification in 2008 and joined the practice in 2013. Nina is kept busy in her spare time with her two small children.

Nina Porter Dental Nurse
Maisie Morris Dental Nurse

Maisie Morris - Dental Nurse - GDC 276830


After qualifying in Dental Nursing in 2018 Maisie joined the practice in April 2019. Maisie is a representative for student dental nurses for The Society of British Dental Nurses. Her responsibilities for the society are to ensure students are supported both in studies and placement training. She hopes to progress with the help, of Railway Dental to become a Dental Nurse tutor.


Charlotte Dyke - Dental Nurse - GDC 289750


Charlotte also qualified in Dental Nursing in 2018. And for a short while both Maisie and Charlotte worked together in general dental practice in Stafford.

Charlotte is a keen half marathon runner and enjoys walking, baking and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Charlotte Dyke Dental Nurse