Meet our team

Upen Vithlani

Dr Upen Vithlani

BDS (Birm), MFDS RCS (Ed)

Principal Dentist (GDC number: 112861)

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Viren Vithlani

Dr Viren Vithlani

BDS (Birm), MFDS RCS (Ed)

Principal Dentist (GDC number: 113471)

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Tony Stacey

Dr Tony Stacey

BDS (Newcastle)

Associate Dentist (GDC number:  50910)

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Debby Stacey

Dental Practice Manager and Dental Nurse

  • GDC number: 150620
  • Joined The Grove Practice in 2004 having worked in customer service for 15 years
  • NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing 2007
  • Diploma in Dental Practice management 2005
  • Debbie is equipped to understand both the business and the practical side of running a dental practice. She is happy to make herself available to answer any questions or concerns ranging from finance and payment plans to Implants and Invisalign.
  • “I enjoy riding and caring for my Andalusian horse, spending time with my family, and attending weekly gym classes”
Lorraine Whitehead

Dental Hygienist

  • GDC number: EDH 3634
  • Re-joined the practice in 2009 having worked alongside us previously.
  • Lorraine graduated from Glasgow University in 1998
  • Lorraine has successfully completed a local anaesthetic course which enables her to carry out comfortable extensive treatment. Lorraine loves her role and finds it extremely rewarding to see the improvements in her patients oral health
  • “I enjoy gardening, cycling and spending time with my grandchildren”
Chris Atkins

Dental Hygienist

  • GDC number: EDH 937
  • Joined The Grove Practice in 2007
  • Chris graduated from the Birmingham School of dental hygiene in 1972
  • She previously worked in the community dental service for 11 years treating adults and children with special needs and has a particular interest in oral hygiene education.
  • “ I enjoy long walks with my two dogs and reading everything and anything”
Tracy Wheeler

Senior Dental Nurse

  • GDC number: 119232
  • National certificate in Dental Nursing 1992
  • Completed a Dental Implant nursing course
  • She has a wide range of nursing experience in all fields of dentistry and she has a keen interest in the welfare of younger patients. She has also attended a further course on Safeguarding children.
  • “I enjoy spending time with my family and going to music concerts“
Hannah Feeney

Dental Nurse

  • Trainee dental nurse / started training in February 2015
  • Has a beagle called Bertie that she loves walking
  • Enjoys shopping and the latest fashions
  • Successfully completed her Implant Nursing course October 2015
  • Along with the rest of the staff she also completed her Level 2 qualification in Safeguarding Children
  • Plans to complete her nursing qualification 3 months early due to her commitment and dedication
  • Areas of dentistry she particularly enjoys are implants and minor oral surgery
Jessica Davies

Dental Nurse 

  • Qualified as a dental nurse in 2013
  • Successfully completed her Implant Nursing course October 2015
  • Enjoys theme parks, music, weekends away and attends Lakeside Darts every year!
  • Loves all aspects of dentistry, including implants but mostly enjoys the opportunity to put a smile on people’s faces following cosmetic treatments
  • Her most treasured achievement is her son, Dylan
Hannah Middleton


  • Joined The Grove Practice in 2013
  • Hannah is due to go on maternity leave for the arrival of her second child due in January
  • Level 2 qualification in Child Care
  • “I enjoy baking cakes, gardening and spending quality time with my little girl”
Julie Tubb


  • Joined The Grove Practice in 2013
  • Completed a course in Invisalign support and development
  • NVQ Level 2 in Customer service and currently studying towards a Level 3 NVQ in Customer Service
  • “I enjoy watching rugby, family time, eating good food and drinking fine wine”
Jackie Perryman

Practice Cleaner

  • Joined The Grove Practice in 2004
  • Jackie has been our practice cleaner for almost 10 years, and has always been extremely dedicated and hardworking.
  • Jackie takes enormous pride in maintaining extremely high standards of cleanliness, which is essential in a healthcare environment