Cowplain Dental Practice - A smile for life. Telephone 023 9225 2003

Meet The Team

Our dental team consists of four dentists, one clinical technician, four dental hygienists, one practice manager, one practice administrator, three receptionists, and five dental nurses. All of the dental team are motivated and trained to a high standard of care. Courses are attended by all members of the practice to ensure knowledge on all aspects from clinical to customer care.

The Dental Surgeons

Dr Greg WhittinghamDr Greg Whittingham qualified at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1991. From there he moved to the Cornish Coast, working as an associate for his uncle, seeing mainly NHS patients at a busy family practice. Greg joined Cowplain Dental practice in 1998 as a partner. His aim was to provide better quality treatment and preventative dentistry in the private sector, than was possible on the NHS.

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Dr Joe PeroldDr Joe Perold qualified at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in 1985. He immediately went into private practice in South Africa and spent fourteen years in a family orientated practice covering all spheres of general dentistry. He moved to the UK in 1999 and joined Cowplain Dental Practice as a partner in 2003. In 2010 Joe received his Bachelor of Law (Honours) Degree, LLB, through the Open University.

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Dr. Anuschka BenekeDr Anuschka Beneke graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1999.

She worked in England under both the National Health and Private contracts, before joining Cowplain Dental Practice in 2004 as an associate. She received her Membership in the Fellowship of General Dental Practitioners from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2004.

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Dr Ben HenningDr Ben Henning qualified at the University of Pretoria in South Africa 1987. He moved to the UK in 1989 and has worked as a General Dental Practitioner in both NHS and Private practices. He has lived in the Portsmouth area since 1993. Ben joined the Cowplain Dental Practice as a partner in 2014. He prides himself in providing high quality dentistry in a relaxed environment. One of his main interests in dentistry is replacing missing teeth through implants.

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Clinical Dental Technician

Mr. Graham BryantMr Graham Bryant gained a BTEC National Diploma in dental technology in 1997 and has specialized in bespoke replacement dentures and partial denture design.

In 2009 Graham was awarded a diploma in Clinical Dental Technology (Denturist) by the George Brown College (Toronto) and the Royal Collage of Surgeons (Eng) and is credited as a Swiss Denture Concept Clinician

Graham is responsible for our new Dedicated Denture Service.

Qual- National Diploma in Science (DT) BTEC 1997
Dip Clin Dent Tech RCS Eng 2009

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The Dental Hygienists

We have a highly trained, dedicated oral hygienist team which works parallel to our dentists. They are there to implement important maintenance programs and to promote better understanding of preventative techniques. The frequency of your visits will be determined by your individual needs. This is essential to our preventative strategy.


Maryanne Wells CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1983 GDC 2608 (right)

Justine Barton CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1999 GDC 5540 (left)
Justine has been with us since 2005, a member of our team with enthusiasm for everything she undertakes


Ieva Luksaite GDC 239154 (right)
BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene & Dental Therapy Portsmouth 2016
Ieva worked as a qualififed dental nurse before gaining her new qualification. Ieva is keen to impart her knowledge and help improve your health needs

Fiona Boyce GDC 192872 (left)
BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Portsmouth 2010
Fiona is both a Dental Therapist & Hygienist,  enthusiastic and knowledgeable, before undertaking this qualification, Fiona worked as a qualified Dental Nurse.


Lyndsay White CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1999 GDC 5552 (right)
We have been lucky to secure the services of Lyndsay since her retirement from a successful naval career. Lyndsay has a real passion for her work

Rebekah Lemmon Bsc(Hons) Dental Hygiene & Dental Therpahy Portsmouth 2008  GDC 151540 (left)
We are pleased to welcome Becky as part of our team on a permament basis after covering maternity leave.  Becky has a fun personality and brings this to her work along with her passion and drive to improve your oral health.  Becky previously worked as a qualified dental nurse and oral health educator.

The Practice Manager

Mrs Jeanie BrumhillMrs Jeanie Brumhill is a long standing member of our team who has seen many changes in dentistry.

She is responsible for the day to day running of the practice to ensure patient and team needs are met at all times. She is also our main point of contact for any complaints.

The Practice Administrator


Lisa is the main support for the practice manager and ensures that the receptionist team are well coordinated and working together.

Our Receptionists


Our receptionists have all been at the practice for over 10 years and hold a wealth of knowledge.

They ensure the front of house is running smoothly and efficiently, and are continually undertaking courses in Customer Care.

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The Nursing Team

Our team of dedicated nurses, Debbie GDC 122940, Hannah (Trainee), Emma GDC 239398, Cheryl GDC 142199, Emma GDC 249596, Grace (Trainee) and Rachel GDC265802. All have a recognised qualification. Continued education such as emergency procedures and infection control procedures are part of our practice.