The Team

Dr Damien Allen

Dr Damian Allen - Principal Dentist

BDS Sheff 1986

Damian has been the Practice Principal since he bought the practice in 1989.

Damian Allen full biography

GDC reg no: 61682

Dr Alex Tomlinson

Dr Alex Tomlinson - Dentist

BChD Leeds 2002

Alex graduated with honours from the university of Leeds in 2002 receiving undergraduate prizes in conservative dentistry and orthodontics. Since then she has worked in general dental practice and within the Community Dental Service. Alex has a friendly and caring approach to treating patients and her focus is on providing high quality family dentistry and she will always involve patients in any decision about their care.

GDC reg no: 80687

Richard R Brookshaw

Richard R Brookshaw - Dentist

BDS MMedSci (oral surgery) Dip Imp Dent RCS Ed
Practice limited to implant dentistry

Richard Brookshaw is a highly skilled dental implant surgeon : he has placed more than 5000 implants. He first qualified in 1996 from the University of Dundee. Then in 1999 he gained his Masters degree in Oral Surgery from the University of Sheffield, and further extended his clinical qualification in 2001 by completing an 18 month Implant Training Programme. In 2009, he also attained a highest honors award in the 1 year implant master program from University of California Los Angeles/ Gide program. Richard is both nationally and internationally respected as a lecturer and mentor in Implant Dentistry, immediate same day implants and CT scanning and planning for implant surgery. He is one of only a handful of implant surgeons nationwide who is able to carry out implant surgery in patients with extreme bone loss, using specialized zygomatic implants. He also lectures for Nobel Biocare nationally and internationally on a range of advanced implant techniques. He is a regular lecturer and contributor to their World Tour. Richard exclusively practices all aspects of implant dentistry, including hard and soft tissue augmentation, sinus grafting and same day implants. In 2009, he was one of the first 5 implant dentists in the country to be awarded the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Dip Imp Dent RCS Ed).”

GDC reg no: 72150

Marina Watkins

Marina Watkins - Hygienist

Marina was awarded CEB in Dental Hygiene January 1984, whilst serving in Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, at the Royal Army Dental School Aldershot. Marina served just under six years in the QARANC including two years serving as a Dental Hygienist at the Royal Military Academy (RMA) Sandhurst.

Over the last thirty years, Marina has enjoyed in particular, helping to put nervous patients at ease and will always endeavor to treat, educate, improve and maintain patient’s oral health to the best of her abilities.

GDC reg no: 2720

Marina Watkins

Adelle Morrison - Hygienist

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy University of Liverpool 2012

I started my career in dentistry as a dental nurse before attending Royal Liverpool University Dental Hospital where i was awarded a diploma in dental hygiene and therapy with a distinction in 2012

GDC reg no: 191982

Jill - Practice Manager

Jill Scott - Practice Manager

Jill has been with the practice since 1994, originally employed as a dental nurse , then becoming Practice Manager over 10 years ago and successfully completing a Health Management degree.

Jill endeavours to keep the practice running to a very high standard at all times with patients well being at the forefront.

Jill especially enjoys the one to one contact with all our patients and helping them with any advice regarding their treatment, regardless of time or day Jill is always available.

Abby Parkinson

Reception Team

Our receptionists have over 15 years of experience in all aspect's of patient care and pride themselves with helping patients to feel at ease when attending the practice, no problem is too small.


1 Bacup Road,

Damian Allens Dental Surgery