Meet the Team

At Courtyard Dental Practice in Saffron Walden we aim to provide the highest standard of care in a safe and relaxed environment. Each member of our team is committed to ongoing education, and providing the most up to date techniques and information for our patients.

Our Dentists

Carla Jones

BDS Newcastle. GDC No. 66959

Carla qualified in Newcastle in 1991. She has worked in Saffron Walden since 1997 and started Courtyard Dental Practice in 2007. She is interested in all aspects of dentistry but particularly in preventive and minimally invasive dentistry. If aesthetic improvements to teeth are desired, most healthy, beautiful smiles can be created using a combination of straightening, whitening and edge bonding, leaving teeth looking their best whilst preserving tooth tissue. We need our teeth to last for life and communicating the importance of prevention of dental disease - tooth decay, gum disease and also tooth wear and tear - is a key part of Carla's work with her patients. Carla also provides Invisalign and facial rejuvenation techniques.

Lewis Wagner

BChD Stell 1980 GDC 57904

Lewis qualified in Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1980 and went on to complete his B.Ch.D (Hons.) in oral medicine. In 2008 Lewis completed his MSC. in implant dentistry at Warwick university. In May 2012 Lewis joined The Courtyard Dental Practice full time. Lewis is an experienced dental surgeon, particularly concentrating on cosmetic dentistry, endodontics (root canal treatment) and restorative work.

Harriet Taylor

BDS Lond 2014 GDC 252360

Harriet qualified from Barts and the London in July 2014 as well as obtaining a degree in physiology from the University of Bristol. Harriet enjoys providing patient care throughout all aspects of dentistry and has a good understanding of patients needs.

Heulwen Williams

BDS Wales 2000, GDC No. 77573

Heulwen qualified in 2000 from University of Wales, Cardiff. After practising in Australia for two years, she returned to complete her MFDS in 2006. Heulwen is experienced in all aspects of general dentistry, and enjoys treating patients in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. She has continued to gain knowledge in orthodontics and aesthetic dentistry.

Maija Whittingham

BDS LOND GDC No. 63920

UCL London 1988 , Locum dentist. Caring general dentist with many years of experience in both NHS & private practice. She enjoys helping anxious patients cope with dentistry.

Our Hygienists

Shelley Belgrove

BSc Oral Health Science University of Manchester 2003, GDC No. 6311

Shelley qualified with a degree in Oral Health Science from Manchester University Dental Hospital in 2003. After qualifying, she stayed in Manchester working alongside inspirational periodontal specialists, hygienists and therapists. Shelley joined Courtyard Dental in 2008, and her interests range from oral health maintenance to treating patients with advanced periodontal and peri-implant disease (gum disease) with non-surgical treatment. She has a very gentle and calming nature and enjoys treating anxious patients and children. Being an active member of The British Society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists, she regularly keeps up-to-date with current changes in the dental industry. Shelley has also trained in GBT (Guided Biofilm Technology) and is a certified EMS airflow GBT practitioner.

Helena Crowe

Foundation Degree Oral Health Science University of Essex 2017, GDC No. 239639

Marina Meirane

Riga Stradins University, GDC No. 254623

Marina is a lifetime learner. After originally gaining dental nurse qualification and then becoming dental hygienist at Stradins University Riga, Latvia, she then also went to West Suffolk College to regain dental nurse’s qualification valid in UK. On top of that she also successfully went through the GDC registration and was accepted as Dental Hygienist. She constantly strives to gain new knowledge related to her profession. Marina especially loves working with kids and anxious patients, but really every patient is special to her, and she tries to establish long lasting and friendly relationship to each one of them. Outside of work Marina enjoys photography and is well known in her local town and outside of it as a family photographer. She’s also mom of two brilliant kids and loves spending time with them. As many others, Marina loves travelling whenever possible, whether it’s local and international.

Dental Nurses

Freyja Wilkins

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2021, GDC No. 296137

Emilija Karpiciute

Dental Nurse

Katie Chapman

Dental Nurse

Daisy Banks

Trainee Dental Nurse

Practice Management

Jazzmine Bradford

Practice Manager, GDC No. 268210

Jazz joined us in September 2014 as a trainee dental nurse. Since gaining her qualification in 2016 (Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City and Guilds), she has continued to develop her role at our dental practice. Jazz has furthered her knowledge and completed radiography for dental nurses, enabling her to take different X-rays within the dental practice. Jazz is now our Practice Manager.

Zoe Bragg


Come and Meet Us

Many of our patients come to us through referrals by others who are impressed by our facility and level of care. We’re always accepting new patients at our dental practice and would love the opportunity to show you why we’re an amazing dental practice.