Meet The Team
We strongly believe that having a great team has been the key to our success. Each member of our team has been hand-picked for their enthusiasm, skills and expertise and we commit ourselves to making our patients’ orthodontic and dental experiences pleasant.
Our specialist orthodontist, Peter Douglas and his team are passionate about their work, and find it extremely rewarding to be able to give people stunning smiles and greater self-esteem.
Our orthodontic therapists, Rebecca Knighton and Aimee Smith are similarly enthusiastic and play a vital role in the success of our practice. They deliver a range of treatments including placing and adjusting fixed braces, as well as helping to ensure a positive experience for all patients.
Dentist / Specialist Orthodontist
BDS Sheffield 1983
I am the practice owner who qualified at Sheffield University and set up Raynesway Dental in 1988. I have built up a fantastic, friendly team and together we provide high quality dentistry at prices that represent excellent value for money. I am very proud of the team we have and many staff have been here for over 10 years, some over 20.
I am a specialist orthodontist, which means I have undertaken additional training to a dentist to enable me to provide orthodontic treatment. I am passionate about my work and find it extremely rewarding to help my patients feel more confident in themselves by improving their smiles. I have trained extensively and studied around the world with some of the most respected orthodontists and actively seek out ways to increase my knowledge.
I am married to Barbara and have two grown up children Jemma and Michael. I enjoy family life, outdoor pursuits and travelling, especially around Europe in our ‘ fun bus’ motorhome.
BDS Bristol 1980
I have been straightening teeth at Raynesway since 1997. After completing over 3,000 children’s treatments under the NHS, plus a similar number of non-NHS children and adults, both here and in Spain, I certainly have the necessary experience to help give people great smiles. I am one of a few Diamond providers of Invisalign braces in Derby.
With many years left in the old dog yet, my enthusiasm for work shows little sign of abating. There is nothing more thrilling than revealing a gorgeous straight smile for the first time – it could be you next!
BDS London 1997, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guys and St Thomases
I have been part of the team here at Raynesway for ten years. I have previously worked in Derby, Edinburgh and London.
I am a kind and sympathetic person and always make an effort to make my patients feel comfortable and at ease when visiting the practice. I like to spend my time listening and discussing any concerns that you may have and aim to offer treatment that is tailored to your needs.
I find that my patients appreciate this approach; we all like to feel we’re treated in a personal way yet it happens so infrequently today.
Apart from regular dental treatments, I offer cosmetic solutions for treating lines on the face, areas such as the forehead and around the eyes can be treated and volume can be added to areas where there may be deficiency, such as fine lines around the lip lines.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and love my food and cooking.
HCPC Reg N. CH21274
Qualified in 2000 in Berkshire
I have been a member of the Raynesway team since May 2001 and enjoy meeting existing patients as well as welcoming new patients to our chiropody service. As a chiropodist I maintain fit, active, pain -free feet and improve mobility for members of our local community. I provide a range of treatments including general & diabetic foot care, orthotics & corrective insoles, nail abnormalities, verruca treatments and post nail removal restorative techniques so please pop in, meet me and find out more.
Dr Ravi Talati
BDS Birmingham 2000
I qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2000. During my VT training, I won prizes for the best clinical audit and for case presentation. Since then, I have undergone extensive postgraduate training in implants, in the UK, Europe and the USA and have been placing and restoring implants for over 13 years.
I also have a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and have trained other dentists in both the art of smile design using veneers and in dental implantology. I am also an invisalign, Inman Aligner and Six Month Smiles certified dentist.
Outside of dentistry, my hobbies include playing tennis and golf. I am an avid traveller and love exploring different parts of the globe with my family.
National Certificate NEBDSA 1990
I have been at Raynesway Dental since 1999. I work hard while I am here and play hard when I’m not! I come to work on a motorcycle and when not biking or lost, I can be found at home relaxing.
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995
I have been at Raynesway for 15 years. I thoroughly enjoy the work I do and have two boys who are football fans of DCFC!
Dip Orth Therapy RCS Edinburgh 2009 / NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City & Guilds 2006
I have been working here for 12 years. I started as a nurse and progressed to becoming an orthodontic therapist. I absolutely love working here: we are like a family.
Dip Orth Therapy RCS Edinburgh 2009 / National GDC: 141632
I am a fitness freak and am always doing something active. I enjoy holidays, air ballooning and water sports.
BSc in Oral Health Sciences (university of Manchester) 2003
I have been at the practice since qualifying in 2003 as a dental hygienist and therapist although I have worked in the dental industry for 17 years. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, reading and looking after my three sons.
National Certificate NEBDN 1998
I am proud to be the longest serving member of the Raynesway team with 24 marvellous years under my belt! My hobbies include bird watching, horse racing, watching England cricket team and outdoor activities. Everyone calls me a geek!
I love meeting new patients and warmly welcoming our existing customers many of whom are keen to hear about my latest exploits.
National Certificate NEBDSA 1985
I have been working at Raynesway dental practice for 20 years and enjoy being part of a team committed to patient satisfaction with quality care. I enjoy being outdoors in my spare time and my hobbies include horse riding and walking my jack russell terrier. I regularly compete my horse Charlie at weekends, which includes long distance riding.
I enjoy eating out and my favourite cuisine is Italian followed by Indian. I like to listen to music of all eras and enjoy going to concerts. I always enjoy the Raynesway social nights, which are great for team building. We have a wonderful mix of professional clinicians who strive to provide an excellent service for our patients. It is always a happy, welcoming environment.
Assistant Manager, patient co-ordinator, head nurse, radiographer, receptionist
National Certificate NEBDSA
I started in dentistry from the early age of 15 but took 12 wonderful years off to bring up my children (or as my husband would say ‘being a lady of leisure’). I joined the Raynesway team in 2008 and quickly become classed as one of the oldies.
Receptionist / Dental Nurse
Verified experience in Dental Nursing
I have been here since the beginning of time! I love socialising and the movies.
Treatment coordinator & Dental Nurse
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City & Guilds 2007
I just love being part of this awesome team. My favourite things to do are travelling and laughing – and we do a lot of the latter here at Raynesway. I wouldn’t be without Lola (my cat) and my huge collection of shoes (typical woman).
Verified competency in Dental Nursing
Have grown up whilst working at Raynesway: moved house, got married, had a child. My family, like my colleagues, are like fudge; mostly sweet with a few nuts. Live, laugh, love. The Rams are going up!
Transferred from BASN Voluntary Register
I have been here for nearly 9 years. I started working full time but I am now working part time since having my daughter. Outside work I enjoy socialising with my friends and family.
National Certificate 1998
Love coming to work, fantastic fun times every day and great friends.
Dental Nurse / Radiographer
Verified competency in Dental Nursing
I have been at Raynesway for 7 years so am almost a new team member! I am called the chatterbox of the practice. My hobbies include walking my beautiful dogs, gardening and eating things.
I have worked here for 14 years and the team loves me on pay day! I am a vegan astrologer.
“No complaints at all, everyone at the practice has been lovely and made the whole process far easier and way more comfortable than I could have thought.”
“I am very satisfied with the result, I am amazed at how straight my teeth are and how quickly it has happened.”
“I am proud of the result and would definitely recommend you to others.”