Our Team

Our friendly and helpful staff take great pride in caring for our patients and of all your dental needs. Our philosophy is to give you a positive experience during every visit with us. We are a small independent practice and provide only the highest standards of quality care. We particularly welcome nervous patients and we look forward to meeting you so that we can discuss all of your treatment needs in a relaxed environment.

Practice principal Gary Dorman has been at the practice since 1991 and since taking over the running of the practice in 1998, has constantly been improving and updating all aspects of the practice to provide the highest quality Dentistry.

Gary Dorman BDENT SC.

Principal Dentist

(GDC Registration Number 65701)

Gary joined the practice in 1991 and took over as principal/owner of the practice in 1998. He enjoys providing general dentistry for the community and has also been successful providing the In-Line Clear Removable Brace System to treat crowded and misaligned teeth in adults for several years, having been so impressed after he treated himself with the system. He also gives talks to dentists interested in using the system in General Dentistry. It has proved to be both a quicker and more cost-effective form of treatment to alternative clear brace systems.


Our associate dentists all come with several years experience in General Dentistry but also have their own special interests.


Caroline Askew BDENT SC., MFDS, (IRE)


(GDC Registration Number 82609)

Caroline qualified from Trinity College in Dublin with Honours in 2002. She subsequently undertook further hospital-based training in Ireland and England developing a particular interest in Oral Surgery, Dental Implantology and management of nervous patients.

Caroline was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2004.

She obtained extensive surgical training as a Senior House Officer and Staff Grade in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Wiltshire and Kent. She has since undertaken training with Bicon and Nobel Implant systems and is delighted to offer this treatment to her patients in Hartley.

Caroline has been working at Hartley Dental Practice since 2010 and aims to make dental treatment as comfortable and accessible as possible.

She is also trained in providing Botox treatments for facial cosmetics, which is also very successful in treating excessive underarm sweating. This is becoming an increasingly popular form of treatment for this common condition in both men and women. Please ask your dentist if you might be interested in these treatments.


Heidi Ells BDS


(GDC Registration Number 79243)

Heidi graduated in Dentistry in 2001 from Glasgow University with Merit. Since then she has developed a particular interest in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry and completed several advanced restorative courses. Her most recent course was an advanced endodontic course building on her wealth of experience and high level of quality care provided to her patients. She is also qualified to provide orthodontic treatment in In-Line clear brace systems.

Heidi prides herself on her ability to provide the highest level of care to her patients whilst delivering an experience that is as relaxing and pain free as possible.




(GDC Registration Number 243995)

Milan joined our team in 2018 and is a general dentist who has a particular interest in managing nervous patients who have had bad experiences in the past. He has extensive training in this area and provides dental sedation to help with patients needing dental treatment, using a variety of techniques including acupuncture. The sedation helps patients forget about the treatment they have had and can help them become more confident coming to the dentist. Milan’s main interests are root canal, oral surgery and building up worn down teeth using composite bonding.

He has worked at Kings College Dental Hospital under supervision of consultants who are at the top of their game. He qualified in providing anti-wrinkle treatments and is an accredited skin care practitioner. He uses the ZO skin care regime that is used by Hollywood celebrities. He has been providing these treatments to patients at the practice with excellent results. Come and see him for a consultation and see what he can do for you.

Outside of work his main interest is playing cricket and spending time with his wife.


Trudy Parker E.D.H.


(GDC Registration Number 5046)

Trudy has been a hygienist at the practice since qualifying at Kings College Hospital London in 1996 and spreads her week between here and another private practice. Always cheerful and enthusiastic she assists patients to improve their oral health from gum disease to tooth decay and prides herself on giving thorough treatment whilst making the experience as pleasant as possible with great results.


Stephanie Freeman Dip H+T


(GDC Registration Number 126361)

Stephanie graduated as Dental Hygienist and Therapist from Kings College in 2010. She has worked in a number of private dental clinics in her 20 years within the dental profession, as well as running an oral surgery assessment clinic routinely taking radiographs. She has a particular passion in educating patients in the importance of dental health and the prevention of periodontal disease and dental decay. She works hard to provide a comfortable experience for all including the extremely nervous. Her time is divided between a number of practices, with previous experience working at an implant clinic in central London.


Together with our team of fully qualified nurses and receptionists we are now able to provide almost all forms of Dentistry at the practice without having to refer out for treatment. All of our staff undergo Continuing Professional Development through regular courses.