Meet the Team


Gillian Johnson


Gill qualified as a dentist in 1998 from Newcastle University and worked in general dental practice for a further two years.

Gill then practiced in community dentistry and public health dentistry for a few years prior to starting her orthodontic specialist training, in 2004, in Sunderland and Newcastle, qualifying as a specialist orthodontist in 2007.

  Orthodontist Therapist

Lauren Graham

Orthodontic Therapist Dip, GDC Number 187528

Lauren started her career in dentistry as a dental nurse in general practice. She then worked at the orthodontic practice for 3 years. Following this Lauren trained as an Orthodontic Therapist at the University of Warwick and qualified in July 2015 with a diploma in orthodontic therapy. Lauren works at the orthodontic practice as an orthodontic therapist and helps manage some aspects of clinical governance.

  Dental Care Professionals

Our Nursing Team


Sally Penner

General Dental Council Registration number 112804

Sally has been a qualified dental nurse since 1976 and worked in both general practice and the hospital environment, home and abroad. She has taken further training in Endodontics and now finds her interest is in Orthodontics.

She is the practice Infection Prevention Control Lead.


Danielle Russell

General Dental Council number 126806

Danielle started working as a Dental nurse straight after finishing school in the year 2000. Working towards and gaining her Dental Nurse Radiography Qualification in 2009. Mainly working in the private sector of dentistry providing a high standard of care and moving on to working within specialist Orthodontics.


Jo Simpson

Jo is our lead receptionist and administrator and most likely the first person you will encounter at the practice. Jo joined in April 2019 having spent most of her career in the beauty industry. Jo is passionate about patient care and supporting patients throughout their treatment.


Rob Johnson

Rob is the co-owner of the practice focussing on the operational and financial aspects of the business.


All Dental Care Professionals must adhere to the GDC’s Standards for Dental Professionals. These are the rules governing the profession. To find out more please visit

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  • 8:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Tuesday :
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  • Wednesday :
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  • Thursday :
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  • Friday :
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  • *Thursday late evenings

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  • Smiles of Wight,
    Specialist Orthodontic Practice
    30 Dover Street Ryde,
    PO33 2AG
  • 01983 566 405
  • For out of hours emergencies call 111