Practice Principal James Mehta

James-MehtaJames qualified from Edinburgh University in 1982, and apart from a brief period working in hospitals and in practice in Norwich, moved to Creffield Lodge in late 1983. James is proud to be a general dental practitioner and enjoys offering a full range of treatments to his patients.

James also works part-time in the Oral Surgery Department at Essex County Hospital where he rehabilitates patients who have suffered from head and neck cancer.

James is a member of the board of trustees of the UK’s leading dental charity, British Dental Health Foundation.

Outside dentistry James is a keen target rifle shooter and represents Essex and Scotland.

GDC Registration No 56493



Associate Dentist Tawseef Nazki

Associate Dentist Tawseef NazkiAssociate Dentist Tawseef Nazki qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 2003 before completing his training in general dental practice in Brightlingsea.

Naz joined the practice in September 2005, and is already a firm favourite with the patients.

Naz is a very keen cricketer and hockey player.

GDC Registration No 82895



Dr Carl Manhem

Dr Carl ManhemDr Carl Manhem is a surgical specialist and works part-time at Creffield Lodge. His interest is oral and maxillofacial surgery and implantology, and he is responsible for the management of our surgical cases including the placement of dental implants.

Carl trained in Sweden and Denmark, and normally works in London, where he teaches at the Eastman Dental Institute as well as working in Harley Street. He has lectured on Implantology around the world.

Carl is pleased to accept referrals from other dental practitioners.

GDC Registration No 75322



Clare Fluck Offord

Clare-Fluck-OffordClare is the practice manageress, looking after the paperwork. She has worked in dental practices since 1970, qualifying as a dental nurse in 1974.

Additionally she has worked in estate agents and in the financial services industry. She has worked at Creffield Lodge since 2001, when she moved from a dental practice in West Mersea.

Clare loves her cats, and breeds Birmans.

GDC Registration No 123479



Marie Thompson

Marie-BromfieldHi, I'm Marie, but all my friends and colleagues call me Rie-Rie. I started dental nursing in 1988 and I'm still going strong! I qualified in 1993, and passed the Dental Nurse Radiography exams in 2005.

I've worked in a few practices over the years, and even for the RAF in Cyprus where I was a civilian dental nurse. I've been at Creffield Lodge since 1999 and I enjoy working here more than anywhere else!

GDC Registration No 126191



Jane Parbury

janes 1 Jane qualified as a hygienist from the Royal Dental Hospital in Leicester Square in 1977, and has worked in a variety of dental practices and hospitals.

After a break in her career to raise her family of four, she returned to work in 2000.

Out of work she enjoys spending time with her family especially the latest addition, grandson Jack.



Hannah Tunnicliffe

HannahHi, I’m Hannah! I’ve always had an interest in teeth and after a few years of doing A levels I decided I wanted to go into Dentistry after doing voluntary work in a dental department.

Now, newly qualified as a dental nurse I couldn’t love my job more and every day is different and exciting.

GDC No 253764



Steph Horner

Steph-HornerSteph started work as a dental nurse in 1989 and qualified from Colchester Institute in 1993. During her 22 years she developed a keen interest in Orthodontics and Oral Surgery.

Making a transition from mainly clinical to administrative 6 years ago, Steph still keeps her hand in as scrub nurse assisting our Oral Surgeon and Implant Specialist Carl Manhem.

Steph is currently an examiner for the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses. Steph is a keen runner, having completed the London Marathon in 2012, and numerous half-marathons.

GDC Registration No 129739


Opening Times

We are open at the following times:

Monday to Thursday:
8.30am until 4.40pm

8.30am to 4.00pm

Contact Us

Creffield Lodge Dental Practice
20 Creffield Road
T: 01206 572093