Meet The Team


Keith Grey

- BDS. (Lond.) M.Clin.Dent (Prosthodontics) Hons.
GDC No. 57284

I qualified in 1982 from University College Hospital London, and have worked in London and Brighton for 15 years prior to setting up Somerhill Dental Practice in 1998.

In 2007 I embarked on a 4 year double masters degree in Prosthodontics at Kings College Hospital, which I completed in 2011 with a distinction. I have a special interest in removable prosthodontics (denture provision). Married with 3 children I live in Hove; I have a keen interest in sports..

Adam Tabor

- BDS (Manc)
GDC No. 74589

I qualified from the University of Manchester in 1998. Apart from a spell working in New Zealand I have spent the rest of my time working in General Dental Practice on the South Coast.

I have a wide range of skills meaning that treatments can be tailored to patients' individual needs. I have a special interest in implant dentistry since having completed a course in Harley Street in 2007. I am a member of the Association of Dental Implantology.

I live in Sussex with my wife and 2 children.

Emma Hutchinson

- BChD, BSc (Hons) Physio
GDC No. 153681

I qualified from Leeds University in 2008 and have completed postgraduate qualifications, gaining Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties in 2010. I have worked in Australia in a private clinic and in the dental hospital setting. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, particularly cosmetic treatments and am able to offer the Inman Aligner and Clear Aligners to straighten teeth.

Outside of dentistry I enjoy spending time with my husband, 3 young children and all sports.


Clair Irving

- Hygienist
GDC No. 3016

I qualified as a Dental hygienist/therapist from the Royal London Hospital in 1985.

After working all over the world, I moved to Brighton in 2000.

I bring a wealth of experience from working in a variety of private and cosmetic practices and enjoy the continuing development of my role.

Erika Massey

- Hygienist
GDC No. 2299

I qualified fiom St Georges London in 1981, with a CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene.

I currently work Fridays at Somerhill and my role is treating gum disease and the prevention of periodontal disease using appropriate oral hygiene instruction techniques.


Kate Newman

I have worked for Somerhill dental Practice since it opened in 1998 as Practice manager.

My background is in dental nursing. I have wealth of dental and administration experience and along with the team aim to provide the highest possible standard of care and customer service for all patients.

I enjoy the challenges that running a dental practice brings.

I live in Surrey with my partner and daughter, and enjoy spending time on my allotment.

Jackie Dearing

I have worked with Somerhill Dental Practice since 2003, I have extensive experience in customer service and administration based roles.

I am looking forward to extending my skills base and knowledge in the future dealing with the challenges an expanding business will bring.

I live in Hove with my husband and have two grown up daughters.

Dental Nurses

Lucie Burton

GDC No. 273973

Originally from the West Midlands, I have nine years experience in dentistry. I trained at Birmingham Dental Hospital then gained experience in specialist clinics, hospitals and general dental practices. I moved to Brighton a couple of years ago and am enjoying working at Somerhill Dental Practice.

What gives me most satisfaction in my job?Happy patients and a neat clean efficient surgery.

What would I do if I wasn't working here?I would be a chef in a Michelin-starred hotel (I might win Masterchef first!).

Tamara Jones

GDC No. 257367

I started work at Somerhill in November 2012, as a trainee dental nurse. I qualified in 2015 gaining a diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 City and Guilds 2015. I live in Sussex with my young son.

What gives me job satisfaction? Being there for nervous anxious patients, increasing my knowledge and learning new skills.

What would I be doing if I wasn't working here? Working in another dental practice or a hospital setting.

Wendy Clegg

GDC No. 181424

I have worked at Somerhill Dental Practice since 2007, and qualified from Central Sussex College in 2009 with an NVQ level 3 in dental nursing.

I am the current Oral Health Champion and enjoy all aspects of my role.

I live in Sussex with my partner.

What gives me job satisfaction? Knowing that I have done my best when I get home

What would I be doing if I wasn't working here? I would be a lady of leisure

Sophie Martin

GDC No. 256652

I started at Somerhill in 2012 as a sterilisation nurse. I have recently completed my formal training and gained my National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2015.

I live in Hove with my partner and enjoy watching Brighton and Hove Albion play.

What gives me job satisfaction? I enjoy doing aesthetic procedures such as white fillings and crowns, and seeing the patient happy with the results, this shows our hard work pays off and gives me job satisfaction.

What would I be doing if I wasn't working here? To be honest I have no idea what I would be doing if I wasn't a dental nurse, I would probably be working with my dad within his company.

Jane Thornton

GDC No. 124110

I qualified in 1991, and was awarded the National Certificate for Dental Nursing. I am married with two children and two pugs called Lulu and Archie. I look forward to saying "hello" when you next visit the practice.

What gives me most satisfaction in my job? Seeing patients leave happy

What would I be doing if I wasn't working here? I would open a home for unwanted pug dogs