About Wessex Dental

The Wessex Dental Laboratory has been established for many years now and the last 22 of those have been under the partnership of Philip Laws and John Stoodley. Over these years the laboratory has built an excellent reputation for quality of products and services to the Dental Profession.


Since 2000, the Wessex Dental Laboratory have been members of the British Association of Clinical Dental Technicians and for the last several years under going training with the George Brown College in Toronto, Canada and the Royal College of Surgeons, London.

They are now qualified as Clinical Dental Technicians and registered with the General Dental Council. This enables the Wessex Dental Laboratory to become the newest member of the Dental Team and along with established routes of referrals with various dental surgeries in the Dorset area, are able to offer a professional approach to the provision of private denture care.


For more information on Clinical Dental Technicians and what we are all about, go to www.bacdt.org.uk



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Meet the Team

Employing qualified and experienced technologists that are accredited by DAMAS (Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme) and registered with MHRA, Medical Devices Regulations 2002 and Members of the Dental Laboratories Association.


Philip Laws

BTEC National Diploma Dental Technology with merit Southampton Tech 1986. George Brown College of Arts and Technology Diploma Denturism 2003 with honours. Royal College of Surgeons London 2007.

Born and bred in Poole. I enjoy family life (3 grown up daughters), walking, DIY, cooking and motorcycling in the summer.

John Stoodley

Qualified as a Dental Technician in 1981 in Zimbabwe. Came to the UK in 1984. Became a Partner and Joined Philip Laws at Wessex in 1990. Became a Qualified CDT in 2007 through the Royal College of Surgeons.

Enjoys Rugby, Cricket and Golf.

CDT RCS RDT, Diploma Clinical Dental Technology Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) 2007


Lana Shepherd

Worked within Dentistry for 25 Years. Qualified DSA, Practice Manager and Dental Implant Nurse. Director of a Recruitment Company for 10 Years.

Mother of 2 - Lives with Partner who has 4 Children. Likes socialising, travelling, rugby and kayaking.


Karl Jensen

I came to the UK in 2003 after finishing my schooling in Durban, South Africa, taking up an apprenticeship at Wessex. I obtained my BTEC Diploma in Dental Technology in 2006 through Southampton College.

My interests include digital dentistry and CADCAM design and manufacture. Outside work I’m an avid sports fan and play rugby and cricket competitively for local clubs.


Frances Laws

I enjoy gardening, decorating, country walks and reading in my spare time.

Sue Greenhalgh

Qualified Dental Nurse and worked in the Dental profession for many years.  I enjoy reading, knitting and cooking.

My main outside interest is Girl-guiding, running a Guide unit for approximately 14 years having previously been an assistant Brownie leader.



Diploma of Dental Technology 1999. College Of Dental Technology Lublin, Poland.

Hobbies: Cycling, photography, baking, reading, jogging, travelling, socialising with friends. Vintage camera collecting.

David Napier

I have been a dental technician for 39 years this year. I started working for John’s uncle Eric as an apprentice in 1976 and qualified in 1981. I have been working for John and Phil at Wessex for 17 years.

Outside of dentistry I am a keen supporter of Wimborne Rugby Club, where I used to play and coach.

Tony Tsvetanov

Crown and Bridge Department

20 years experience after gaining Diploma in Dental Technology from Medical University, Bulgaria.

My interests in dentistry include implants and working with the various materials such as porcelains and composites. My interests and hobbies outside the dental lab are photography, hiking, hunting and gaming.


Diploma of dental technology, graduated in 2003 in Szczecin, Poland. Qualified in cobalt chrome construction.

I’ve been living in UK since 2008, my passion is water, I’m a licensed scuba diver. I love travelling. In my spare time I also enjoy reading and playing badminton.

Wiktoria Doniec

Dental Technician

Registered Dental Technician at General Dental Council UK 2016. Diploma of Dental Technology Wroclaw, Poland 2014.

Currently studying Law in Bournemouth University. Access to Higher Education Diploma – Humanities: Psychology, Business and Law Bournemouth & Poole College 2015. My passion is sport. I love to ski and play volleyball. I enjoy travelling.

Agnieszka (Aga)

Diploma of Dental Technology 2011, College of Dental Technology, Wroclaw, Poland.

Hobbies: Cycling, reading, socialising with friends. In my spare time I also enjoy making decoupage with my little so Aaron.



I was born and raised in South Africa and moved over to the UK with my wife and son after immigrating in 2005. Before becoming a driver at Wessex, I spent over 30 years in the car industry as a sales Manager.

I enjoy spending my spare time with family and friends as well as playing the odd game of golf.

Bob Tattum

Retired electrician and high security alarm engineer.

Enjoying life with my Harley and spending time with my family and grand children.





Wessex Dental Laboratory. Unit 10, Holes Bay Park, Sterte Avenue West, Poole, Dorset BH15 2AA

Tel: 01202 674486

Wessex Dental is regulated by the General Dental Council and Care Quality Commission.

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