Meet the team

At Parkdale 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.


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Jonathon Pugh

Principal Dentist
BDS (BIRM) 1987. MSc Implant Dentistry
GDC No. 62663

Jon was born and educated in Birmingham, graduating from the University of Birmingham in 1987 with honours and a distinction in clinical dentistry. His MSc in implant dentistry was completed at Warwick University, again with distinction, and he has been placing and restoring dental implants for over 27 years.

Further post graduate training has included visits to the Center for Continuing Dental Education Bern and the Malo Clinic Lisbon. It was in Lisbon he first experienced the concept of immediate loading of implants with provisional full arch bridges. This allows fixed provisional teeth to be fitted the same day teeth are removed and implants placed.

All aspects of treatment are undertaken from single tooth replacement to full arch rehabilitation but Jon's main area of interest is in helping patients through the process of tooth loss to rehabilitation with implant borne prosthesis. This process involves the placement of multiple Straumann implants with or without immediate loading. Followed by the construction of either implant retained over-dentures or fixed crown and bridgework.

Jon is also experienced in all aspects of Guided bone regeneration including sinus augmentation. These techniques are routinely used to facilitate the placement of dental implants in sites with inadequate bone volume.

The son of a dental technician Jon’s practice is heavily reliant on new technologies and cadcam processes are utilized in the restoration of dental implants. Whilst the surgical techniques learnt at the Malo Clinic have been incorporated in to the Pro Arch concept for treating the edentulous patient Jon’s delivery of the final prosthesis has evolved to offer a wider range of treatment options.

Julian Smith

Julian Smith

Clinical Dental Technician
Dip Clin Dent Tech RCS (ENG) 2015
GDC NO. 130889

Julian Smith’s career in dental technology has spanned over 30-years. During this time, he successfully built a commercial laboratory, with a solid reputation for providing prosthetic solutions for complex dentures cases with removable prosthetics, chrome cobalt frameworks and implant retained removable and fixed prosthodontics.

Furthermore, his breadth and depth of experience has developed through supporting the teaching and learning of post-graduate students in Birmingham, Manchester and Worcester. This has afforded him a unique set of skills and knowledge that enables him to support both clients and patients during the construction of challenging cases.

His own recent continuing professional development has seen him complete a Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology with the Royal College of Surgeons (England), in which he gained a distinction. He believes this training and education will allow him to provide even higher-level care for both his referral clients and patients alike.


Dr Bhavesh Nathwani

Dentist with a Special Interest in Periodontics
BDS (Newc) 1999, MFDS (RCS) 2005, PGC RDP, PGC (Dental Implants), MSc (Perio)
GDC NO. 76463

Bhav has multiple post-graduate qualifications in oral surgery, facial aesthetics, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and periodontology.

Having qualified from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1999, he worked in general practice before embarking on his post-graduate education.

He gained membership to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of England, in 2005 after completing all parts of the MFDS examination, including spending several years as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Rotherham and Newcastle General Hospitals. During this time, he was involved in treating complex dental surgery, plastic facial surgery as well as treating broken jaw bones and head and neck cancers.

This experience now not only allows him to treat most surgeries ‘in house’ but the intimate knowledge of facial anatomy allows him to carry out facial aesthetics, such as anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers.

Following on he has attended the world renowned Eastman Dental Institute in London, for his post-graduate qualification in restorative dentistry which allows for complicated full mouth rehabilitation to be treated as well as cosmetic smile make overs.

Soon after, he completed his dental implant training and now mentors several Dentists and receives referrals from multiple dental practices for implant treatment for their patients. His surgical rotations in the hospitals have also allowed him to place and treat complex implant cases.

His final postgraduate qualification is in Periodontology, where he has completed a Masters, at the University of Central Lancashire and is currently in the process of a publishing his distinction graded paper.

Outside of work, he loves to spend time with friends and family, travelling and attempting to play golf.

Daniel Alteri

Daniel Alteri

Dentist with special interest in Oral Surgery
GDC No. 222051

Baldish Nandra

Baldish Singh Nandra

Dentist with a special interest in Endodontics
BDS (London) 2008
GDC No. 155319

Bal qualified from Guys, Kings and St. Thomas’ Dental School at the University of London in 2008. Following this he went on to gain further experience working in hospital dentistry for a number of years in consultant led departments. Specifically, at King’s College Dental Institute, London, in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Special Care and Sedation, Paediatrics and Restorative Dentistry and at Bristol in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

This gives him a broad range of knowledge and experience to deal with more advanced restorative procedures which he manages in private practice. Specifically, Bal has an special interest in Endodontics.

Bal passed his exams to gain Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons, London in 2010 and Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2011. Currently he is working towards an MSc in Endodontics and accepts referrals for all types of cases in this field in Birmingham, Lichfield, Warwickshire, and now here in Wolverhampton.

As well as being a member of the British Endodontic Society, he is also a member of the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) and has considerable experience in treating anxious and nervous patients priding himself on patients saying he has a gentle touch and calm demeanour.

Bal is extremely passionate about providing comfortable, high quality treatment and care to his patients. His focus is on further education and is dedicating his clinical time fully to patient care in the field of endodontics.

Lisa Tranter Ed

Mrs Lisa Tranter

RDN, NEBDN, 1994. Diploma in Dental Hygiene 2001
GDC No. 5792

Lisa gained her CEBDH Diploma in Dental Hygiene at Kings College Hospital Hygiene School and qualified in 2001. In addition she also successfully completed the Kings College Radiography Module and BTEC Promotion of Oral Health Certificate.

Since qualifying as a Dental Hygienist she has worked in a number of private and NHS Dental Practices gaining valuable experience in non surgical periodontal therapy, implant maintenance and patient care and monitoring and motivating patients in oral hygiene techniques. She is also keen to keep up to date with latest developments and techniques in Periodontal and Implant maintenance and care and regularly attends Continual Professional Development Courses.

At home Lisa’s hobbies and interests include weight lifting, HIIT, playing the guitar and walking her little Cocker Jack Maggie May. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and 14 year old son Lewis.

Helen Garbett

Helen Garbett

Treatment Co-ordinator
RDN. 2004
GDC NO. 137909

Helen is Parkdale's Treatment Co-ordinator and has worked alongside Jon for over 15 years at both Parkside and Parkdale practices. Helen is a registered Dental Nurse and radiographer and has enjoyed many years of nursing before progressing to the Treatment Co-Ordinator role.

Helen is the first port of call with any questions, comments or enquiries about the treatment offered.

Outside of work, Helen enjoys spending time with family, friends and her pet cat.

April Jeavons

April Jeavons

Treatment Co-ordinator
RDN 2013
GDC NO. 248140

April has been a registered Dental Nurse for over 4 years and works alongside a number of our clinicians. April became a qualified Radiographer in December 2017.

Outside of work, April enjoys spending time with family, friends, going to see live music acts and finding new places to eat to fill her love of food.

Lucie Crook

Lucie Crook

Implant Nurse
RDN 2010
GDC NO. 197013

Lucie is a registered Dental Nurse and Radiographer, she has worked alongside Jonathon for a number of years at both Parkdale and our sister practice Parkside as an Implant Nurse.

Lucie enjoys spending her time with friends and family; she has a love of all things Michael Kors.

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Gemma Cooper

Implant Nurse & Oral Health Educator
RDN 2014
GDC NO. 251339

Gemma is a registered Dental Nurse and has worked at Parkdale for over 4 years. Gemma has also worked at our sister practice Parkside before joining us as an Implant Nurse.

Gemma enjoys spending time with her family and pet cats Marley and Maisy.

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Chloe Perkins

Implant Nurse
RDN 2014
GDC NO. 226735

Chloe has been a registered Dental Nurse for over 5 years and joined our team in January 2017. Chloe works alongside Jonathon as his Implant Nurse.

Outside of work Chloe enjoys spending time with family, friends and pet cat Simba.

Codie Dixon

Codie Dixon

Dental Nurse
RDN 2015
GDC NO. 261470

Jordan Howard-Sleigh

Implant nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017
GDC NO. 279011

Bibi Pugh

Bibi Pugh

Business Development Manager

Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson


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