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.

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Amrutha Ann Paul Malamel

Special interest in Periodontics

BDS (RGUHS, India), MDS (Periodontics, RGUHS, India), MFDRCS(Ireland)

GDC NO. 267999

Amrutha was awarded Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2010 from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in India. She further specialized in Periodontics and obtained Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontics in 2014.

She relocated with her husband to the UK where she cleared the local registration exams and obtained registration with the General Dental Council in 2016. She completed her Foundation training (PLVE) at Nottingham and continued her dental training by obtaining MFD from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. Amrutha has been working as Associate Dentist with various practices across the West Midlands gaining broad range of experience and skills. She is currently refining her skills in Dental Implants and working towards a PG Certificate in Implantology, and writing the monospecialty MPerio exam.

Amrutha’s special interest continues to be in Periodontics where she provides high quality treatment for complex and uncomplicated problems relating to the gums and bones surrounding the teeth. She is passionate about renewing her patient’s confidence and general improvement in oral hygiene.

Amrutha practices with an empathetic, caring and holistic approach. It is a common feedback that the most anxious patient feels at ease with her. She is now accepting referrals for all cases in Periodontics.

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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

Practice Manager
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 & Dental Radiographer
RDN 2014
GDC NO. 251339

Gemma is a registered Dental Nurse, Oral Health Educator and Dental Radiographer. She has worked at Parkdale for over 10 years and works alongside Jon as one of his main implant nurses. Gemma is an asset to the practice and has a great deal of knowledge and experience regarding all aspects of implant nursing.

Outside of work Gemma enjoys spending time with her family and fulfilling her love of gardening!

Codie Dixon

Codie Dixon

Dental Nurse
RDN 2015
GDC NO. 261470

Codie has been a registered dental nurse for 10 years and joined the Parkdale team in 2019. She is an asset to the team and gets involved in all aspects on the practice from working with a variety of clinicians to looking after our social media.

Outside of work Codie is also an advanced Aesthetic Practitioner and we are so proud that she has been nominated for numerous awards.

Codie enjoys spending time with family, brunches with the girls, going for nature walks and adventuring to new places.

Jordan Howard-Sleigh

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

Jordan has been dental nursing for 9 years and joined Parkdale in 2019. She works across all areas of the practice from reception to implant nursing as well as having a great relationship with patients and the team. During her spare time she enjoys travelling and brunching with the girls.

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Melissa Johnson


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