Your Ivy Dental Team

At Ivy Dental, we embrace an all-encompassing approach to oral health, taking into consideration your history, current circumstances, and future requirements. Our goal is to provide lasting dental solutions that support lifelong dental well-being.

Dr Malc Newsome

GDC Registration Number: 74314

Dr. Malc Newsome, a University of Bristol graduate in 1998, has been the Clinical Director of Ivy Dental for 20 years. With a passion for dental innovation, he pursued advanced training in implant dentistry, joining the Association of Dental Implantology in 2008.

Dr. Newsome exclusively uses the Dentsply PrimeTaper implant system, prioritizing top-quality treatment for every patient.

Whether you are a member or referred patient, the practice is dedicated to restoring smiles with confidence. Alongside implant expertise, Dr. Newsome has extensive training in Botulinum Toxin, Dermal Filler treatments and polynucleotide skin regeneration treatment, ensuring comprehensive dental and aesthetic care.

At Ivy Dental, prevention and patient well-being are paramount. Schedule an appointment today for a transformative smile.


Rachel Newsome

GDC Registration Number: 106211 

Rachel Newsome is the Practice Manager and a Director of Ivy Dental and has worked in the dental industry for over 38 years.

Rachel initially qualified as a dental nurse and then continued to do further development courses in Practice Management, she is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care and communication with all our Patients.


Dr Mahfuza Mannan

GDC Registration Number: 75774

Meet Dr. Mahfuza Mannan, an Associate Dentist at our practice, cherished by patients since 2011 for her dedication to their comfort and well-being. With over two decades of experience, she graduated from the University of Manchester in 1999.

Mahfuza’s exceptional ability to calm anxious patients and children ensures a positive experience for all. She takes pride in her work, particularly in cosmetic dentistry, helping patients achieve their dream smiles and boost self-confidence. Offering Invisalign orthodontics, Mahfuza’s stays at the forefront of dental advancements, prioritizing patients’ comfort and goals.


Dr Ubayda Alshanti

GDC number 290346

Dr. Ubayda Alshanti, a 2020 graduate from Cardiff University, has been dedicated to advancing his skills and expanding his range of treatments since then. His passion lies in smile design and cosmetic dentistry, leading him to complete various courses in short-term orthodontics like Invisalign, as well as cosmetic procedures such as minimally invasive composite veneers and bonding.

Beyond dentistry, Dr. Alshanti enjoys sports and cars, particularly supporting Liverpool and Lewis Hamilton. He’s an avid follower of all sports and recently finds himself immersed in fantasy football.


Dr Priya Mehta

GDC number 251400

Dr. Priya Mehta, a University of Newcastle Upon Tyne dentistry graduate (2009-2014), completed a postgraduate fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons in 2015, entering primary care thereafter. Her focus centers on patient education for dental disease prevention, emphasizing prevention over cure.

Dr. Mehta’s passion lies in restorative and minimally invasive dentistry, with qualifications in orthodontic treatments like Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth. She aims to redefine perceptions of root canal treatments, offering pain-free procedures in a comforting environment. Recently awarded a postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics, she further enhances her expertise in this field.

Outside dentistry, Priya enjoys staying active, spending time with loved ones, traveling, and doting on her dog.


Brigitte Hashmi

GDC Registration Number: 48831

Brigitte is our Dental Hygienist and qualified in 1995. Brigitte will examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. She will skillfully remove plaque and calculus by scaling and polishing teeth. Brigitte can also offer enhanced stain removal with our new air-flow system. 

Brigitte has a lot of experience in advising patients how best to optimise their Oral Health and is extremely knowledgeable in her field of practice. Members of the practice will benefit from Hygiene appointments routinely under the monthly membership plan. Brigitte absolutely loves her job and is happiest when she is at work helping her patients.


Kim Rainey

GDC Registration Number: 249471 

Kim been a Dental Nurse for 11 years and is our Head Nurse. Kim is also an Extra Duties dental nurse, having completed a qualification in Radiography. 

Kim also works to supervise various elements of the dental practice, providing support and direction to enhance the working of the nursing team. Kim enjoys supporting patients whilst in the surgery and gives a high level of care as a Dental Nurse. 


Adele Briscoe

GDC Registration Number: 187131

Adele qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2009 and has worked at the Practice for 15 years. Adele has an additional qualification in Oral Health Education and helps run our Oral Health Clinics.

Adele is our Patient Care Coordinator, she helps to support our patients and enjoys interacting with all the patients she has met over the years.

Adele likes supporting patients whilst in the surgery and has a kind and caring nature. Adele also helps to run the reception desk and enjoys interacting with all the patients she has met over the years.


Kerry Sawyer

GDC Registration Number: 125142

Kerry has been a Dental Nurse for 20 years and is an Extra Duties dental nurse, having completed Fluoride Varnish application and Oral Health Instruction qualifications.

Kerry is a senior nurse and has taken on the role of Receptionist and shares the Patient Care Coordinator role within the practice. Kerry enjoys interacting with all the patients she meets on a daily basis and makes sure they have the best care and experience possible when visiting the practice.


Amy Robert

(awaiting her GDC number)

Amy has been a Dental Nurse at the Ivy for 3 years and has recently passed her Dental Nurses qualification.

Amy delights in assisting the Dentists in surgery and has become competent in all nursing aspects. Amy enjoys meeting and getting to know all of the patients in her care and supporting them as much as possible during their dental experiences. 


Charley Kelly

GDC Registration Number: 294985 

Charley has been a Dental Nurse for 2 years qualifying in May 2021 with City and Guilds. Charley enjoys interacting with all the patients at the Ivy and supporting them through their patient journey making them feel at ease.