Meet The Team
We are The Dentist @ Tupsley an independent and modern dental practice based in Hereford. Our caring and professional team are here to take care of you from your very first point of contact with us, whether you give us a call or pop in to visit. We endeavour to ensure each and every visit to The Dentist @ Tupsley is both as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Would you like to know more? Meet our team…
Dr Teresa Jelley
BDS (Birm) 2008, GDC Number – 6280
As the owner of the practice Jaye is enthusiastic to encourage self development and try to inspire people to achieve their dreams. Having left school without formal education, Jaye worked in various care homes then found a full time job as a dental nurse. This inspired her to return to collage to gain GCSE’s and then A’Levels and apply to do the BDS course. Unfortunately, she didn’t quite obtain the grades so she went back & took some more A’Levels! Again, unsuccessful so she decided to embark on the diploma in dental hygiene, a two year course. Jaye explained this experience as amazing but still wanted to become a dentist, so reapplied. Finally, after completing two years of hygiene training Jaye graduated in July 2003 and then commenced the BDS degree (a further 5years of study) in September 2003.
Determination and tenacity is the key to success & having the end goal in sight always.
I am passionate about all things dental and aim to provide affordable family dental care to the people of Herefordshire, in luxury surroundings with cutting edge technology.
Mr Michael Betteridge
BDS (Glasg) 1977, FDS RCPS (Glasg) 1992, GDC Number – 51029
Michael Betteridge is our oral surgery specialist. He moved to Hereford in 1992 to work in the Oral Department of the Hereford County Hospital till 2005 when he started to work part time at the Birmingham Dental Hospital working as an Associate Specialist in the Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine Departments. The rest of his time was spent providing oral surgery care and a dental implant service in the primary care environment. He is on the Oral Surgery Specialist List and able to provide a caring and convenient oral surgery service, under sedation if needed.
Beyond dentistry Mike is an avid F1 fan and can often be found on a Sunday afternoon perched on the sofa watching the race. Of course the other reason why Mike can be found on the sofa on Sundays is because he is a massive roadie. That’s right Saturdays are often filled with peddling the roads of Herefordshire on his specialised road bike.
Dental Nurse, GDC Number – 248652
Helen has worked as a dental nurse for more than 3 years. She is enthusiastic about all aspects of nursing and hopes to gain further specialist training in the future. Outside of work, Helen can usually be found enjoying the outdoors with her dog, Emma.
She is adventurous with a passion for travelling and enjoying different cultures. Helen also enjoys exercising and regularly attends her local gym and participates in circuit training and aqua aerobics.
On a quieter front, she is fond of reading crime and adventure novels or indulging in her love of superhero, supernatural or action movies.
Dental Nurse, GDC Number – 194615
Kat has recently joined us here at The Dentist @ Tupsley, however Kat has been a enthusiastic dental nurse for over ten years now. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters and two Labradors, Poppy and Honey.
Receptionist and Trainee Dental Nurse
Also a newbie here, Amy is currently working here as our receptionist. However, Amy will be embarking on her dental nurse training in September, which she is super excited about. Outside of work she spends a lot of time fussing her two retrievers, Gus and Bea.
Sedation Trained Dental Nurse, GDC Number – 150333
Dentistry wasn’t Sarah’s first choice however after a quick career change she decided that the world of dentistry looked interesting. Sarah originally starting within Orthodontics,which she really enjoyed and then went in to general dental nursing where she qualified as a dental nurse and now has over thirteen years experience. After having children, her role expanded over the years and gained extra qualifications in dental radiography and conscious sedation.
Sarah holds a special interest in oral surgery and gets a huge amount of satisfaction from helping people overcome their fears and gain confidence having dental treatment.
Oral Health Educator, GDC Number – 151816
Becky is a married mother of two fabulous boys and has been a dental nurse for nearly 24 years. She gained her qualification of oral health educator in 1999 and has since worked in a varied field of dental nursing from private, NHS and also MOD practices. Her passion is oral health, especially periodontology and working with and educating people on good old fashioned tooth brushing. People are amazed at how something so simple can change their whole life. Becky has seen some amazing results through her years and expresses great job satisfaction from seeing the difference a bit of advice and instruction can bring not only to an individual’s oral health but also their self-esteem and confidence.
She hopes that by working with the team at The Dentist @ Tupsley she can spread the news far and wide on why oral health is her passion and why she feels it is so important to everyone.
Therapist, GDC Number – 147312
Jemma qualified in 2008 with a dipDHT. Since graduating she has worked for the DAC. When not in the surgery Jemma enjoys keeping fit which is vital for her passion for dancing. Jemma is an active member of the Hereford Academy for Dance and has participated in a wide range of shows.