Meet the team

At 32 Whites Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


Peter Mantel

Dr Peter Mantel

Principal Dentist
GDC No. 53161

Hi, I’m Peter and I would like to give you a big welcome to 32 Whites Dental and Implant Clinic.

I qualified at Queens University, Belfast in 1979 and after working as an associate for 4 years, John and myself decided to set up two practices one in 1983 and our present practice in 1985.

During this time we have helped many patients look after their teeth and overcome their dental fears, along with everyone at the practice I am dedicated to treating nervous patients painlessly and comfortably.

I really enjoy direct composite resin dentistry, which means bonding tooth coloured restorations to natural teeth to make them both look fantastic and function perfectly, as well as minimal invasive all ceramic restorations.

I am a member of the association of cosmetic dentistry. I continue to update and extend my knowledge within dentistry so that I can provide my patients with the most up to date treatments using the most advanced materials.

I also have a keen interest in treating occlusion and helping patients who have a problem with their bite. This is particularly so for people who suffer from migraine and tension headaches. I have carried out many full mouth rehabilitation involving crowns, bridges and fillings, implants and veneers.

I, like my brother John, practice all aspects of dentistry and my aim is to provide excellent dentistry in a relaxing environment and because of this many of our patients have been coming to see us, since we opened and we enjoy a relaxed and friendly rapport.

I have two boys Jack who has an equestrian business of which I enjoy helping him out and Alec whom is at university and enjoys travelling the world. In my spare time I enjoy playing golf, cycling, skiing and in my younger days I was a keen ruby player and still enjoy watching the game.

John Mantel

Dr John Mantel

Principal Dentist
GDC No. 54366

Hi I’m John and I would like to welcome you to 32 Whites Dental & Implant Clinic. I have a special interest in treating patients whose teeth have undergone extensive breakdown and wear. In many cases these patients will now have both compromised function as well as poor aesthetics. The later causing them to sometimes feel very self- conscious about their smile. All patients are assessed with both care and empathy prior to commencing any treatment and are given all the information they need to make an informed choice about their treatment. The over-riding objective is to achieve predictable longevity in the treatment with the emphasis on function, comfort and good aesthetics.

I also have 20 years experience in placing and restoring dental implants.

I am experienced in re-aligning teeth which have either moved or drifted using both the Invisalign and Inman Aligner systems. Invisalign is a clear aligner treatment unlike fixed braces using removable near invisible clear aligners to gently move teeth into a better position.

I regularly attend advanced seminars and hands-on courses both in the UK and internationally both to further my knowledge and training as well as to keep up to date with new developments. I also lecture and provide training to dentists on the treatment of broken down and worn teeth and the re-building of dentitions and smiles using minimally invasive dentistry where possible.

Outside of dentistry I keep fit through trekking and cycling. Yoga helps me to maintain balance within my life. I enjoy the arts as well as travel to the various corners of the globe. I value and enjoy the company of my close friends ,wife and three children.

An important part of my life is helping the people that I meet through my work. I am well aware that many patients who come to see us for the first time are nervous or apprehensive. Some people may have lost their confidence or self esteem. All I ask of you is that you trust that first step. I will always do my best not to let you down. That is my promise to you.

Ian Wellings

Dr Ian Wellings

GDC No. 55720

Hi I am Ian and I graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1981 and for the next five years I was a junior surgeon in the RAF at Cranwell and the RAF Germany.

After leaving the Air Force, I gained experience in private practice in Germany where I trained in German dental technology. This interest led me to an invitation to join a training programme in the developing field of dental implantology at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, USA. During this time I was introduced to O. Hilt Tatum Jnr, one of the most highly respected pioneers in the implant field. He then mentored me in my development, at the Edward White Memorial Hospital Complex, St Petersburg, Florida.

I now support Dr Tatum as a clinical tutor at the Tatum Institute in Birmingham, England.

In 1994 I became committed to a full time private practise. With 20 years of clinical experience in this field, I pride himself on being able to restore those patients who have poor function or extreme dental needs back to total health, function and aesthetics.

I now play an integral part of the surgical function at 32Whites and feel that I am a valued member of the team.



Dental Hygienist and Therapist
GDC No. 141487

Hi I’m Helen. I joined 32 Whites Dental & Implant Clinic in May 2008 after gaining a diploma in both Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy from the Greater Manchester School for Professionals Complimentary to Dentistry.

I have a particular interest in preventative dental care and get great satisfaction from helping anxious patients and I have a special interest in periodontics (gum treatment). I especially enjoy treating more advanced cases helping people with the correct home care, helping patients to keep their gums and teeth healthy. I pride myself on keeping my knowledge up to date, providing a high standard of dental care in a friendly and relaxed way.

When not in surgery I enjoy spending time with my little boy. I especially enjoy keeping fit at the gym, tough-mudder challenges and horse riding.



GDC No. 5243

My name is Susan, I became part of the team at 32Whites in June 2016 and i work on Tuesday and Wednesday.

I qualified with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Eastman Dental Hospital in London and a Certificate in Radiology from the City University in London, 1997

I thoroughly enjoy assessing each patient and tailoring their needs accordingly. I keep up to date with courses and I am an active member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

In my spare time I love spending quality time with my family and friends. i enjoy walking our two dogs and keep fit by cycling both road and mountain.



GDC No. 6356

I’m Alex and I qualified as Dental Hygienist in 2003 from Glasgow University and Dental Hospital. I then undertook further training at Liverpool University to become a Dental Therapist in 2006. I am hoping to complete a BSc in Dental studies in the Summer of 2018.

I work at 32 Whites on Saturdays. Here patients are really well looked after by the team and benefit from a wealth of experienced practitioners, all working well together.

I have an interest in treating more complex periodontal patients and I love to help people learn how to look after their own teeth and gums.

I am a member of the British Society of Dental Hygienists, Therapists, British Association of Dental Therapists and British Society of Periodontology.


Taz Babar

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 256637

Hi my name is Taz and I have been working part-time at 32 Whites Dental & Implant Clinic since April 2013.

During my time here I have passed my Dental Nurse Diploma in 2015 and also my Radiography course, this is all Thanks to the support of everyone at 32 Whites Dental & Implant Clinic.

I mainly work with John, which I thoroughly enjoy, as the treatment plans that he offers to the patients and seeing the end result, especially the smiles that the patients have once all the work is completed, gives me such job satisfaction.

Outside work, I have my hands full with my twin boys and girl but I still try to find time to socialise with friends and family. My hobbies are swimming, reading and cooking.

Myles Thomas

Myles Thomas

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 242145

Hi I’m Myles; ‘the man, the myth, the legend’…

You can often find me whizzing around surgeries cruising in 5th gear as I love a fast paced and busy surgery. I’m a big advocate of being a team player and always have a smile on my face. With over 10 years of experience, no question is too big or small; just ask as I’m always happy to help! I’m passionate about what I do and love making patients feel at ease. I love a good patient journey and find it very rewarding to help achieve that perfect smile.

I enjoy playing guitar when I find the time and I’m compared to ‘Garfield’ at the practice over my love of food and the fact I dislike/don’t work Mondays.

Isabel Ridd

Isabel Ridd

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 310615

Hi I’m Isabel!

I’m a dental nurse and gained my qualification here at 32 Whites. I love a good practical joke, especially on Peter or Myles. But, don’t worry; you’re safe with me in the surgery!

I love assisting the dentists with their cosmetic cases to help transform someone’s smile.

Look forward to seeing you!

Holly Brogan

Holly Brogan

Trainee Dental Nurse

Matha Holland

Martha Holland

Trainee Dental Nurse


Ellie Hilton

Treatment Co-ordinator
GDC No. 241530

Hi I’m Ellie! I’ve been working as the treatment co-ordinator at 32 Whites since December 2022. I had worked in NHS dentistry for over 10 years before making a switch to private dentistry in 2021 gaining knowledge and experience before coming to 32 Whites to assist the team and help enhance the patient journey. Outside of work you’ll find me with my head in a book, baking, or penning my next story. I look forward to seeing you soon!



Practice Manager
GDC No. 150750

Hi I am Deborah and I joined 32Whites in March 1994. During my time here I have become a qualified dental nurse. Working for such a dynamic company means that I am continually attending courses and learning more about dental nursing, so I will be able to offer you the highest level of service during any aspect of your dental care and treatment.

My wealth of experience in both dentistry and 32Whites will allow me to tailor a care plan exactly around your needs, so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions with regards to your dental health check or achieving your perfect smile

I work part time here at 32Whites and spend the rest of my spare time with my husband looking after our three daughters, Hannah, Olivia and Isabelle. In my free time I play competitive netball and like to go jogging and dancing.


Denise Maddox


Hello, my name is Denise. I have worked in the dentistry industry for several years and enjoy my work immensely. During my time in dentistry my roles have varied from trainee dental nurse, receptionist, and assistant practice manager. I have been with 32 Whites Dental & Implant Clinic since May 2017 employed as a receptionist, part of a very motivated team.

My role is critical because a patient’s first point of contact when entering our dental clinic will be the reception area. My duties are to make patients feel welcome and relaxed before they see the dentist and other professionals. As a Receptionist I help to provide a warm, calming, and friendly atmosphere, whilst listening to patients and my colleagues alike. As a practice we take our patients oral health seriously and one of my roles is exercised to remind you of your appointment by ringing or sending you a text the day before it is due.

Away from work I love to spend time with my husband, Joseph, and my family. I enjoy going to the theatre and have a huge passion for music being a student once myself. My favourite musicians although chalk and cheese are Bruce Springsteen and Andre Rieu.


Louise Bartlett


Hi I’m Louise!

I have worked as a receptionist for 32 Whites since February 2018. I really enjoy working with the team at 32 Whites. It’s a big change for me after working within veterinary practices for 16 years; the conversation in the waiting room usually turns to cats and dogs, so I don’t feel I miss out. I love anything animal-related, and I look forward to meeting you and hearing about your pets.

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