Meet the team

At Ilchester Dental Care our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


Hilary Quinlan

Dental Practitioner
BDS Liverpool 1982
GDC No. 57083

Hilary is a General Dentist and has a particular interest in early intervention Orthodontics and the treatment of bite and jaw joint (TMJ) problems, including the treatment of headaches and facial pain.

Hilary Qualified in Liverpool in 1982 and after a six month house job at Birmingham Dental Hospital, she embarked on a five year commission in the Royal Navy Dental Branch. Since then she has worked in private dentistry including owning her own practice.

In her spare time, Hilary enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children and keeping fit.

Nick Coley

Dental Practitioner
GDC No. 57269

Nick Coley qualified at Kings College Hospital Dental School in 1982. Always keen to improve his knowledge base he has attended numerous courses throughout his career both in the UK and abroad.

Nick has attended a number of year-long certificate courses at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London studying Restorative Dentistry, Periodontology, Material Science, Implantology and Advanced Implantology.

He has recently passed the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, which is recognised as a leading implant qualification worldwide and has attended the Malo Clinic in Lisbon where Nick studied the All on 4 technique with professor Paulo Malo who originally developed it.

Nick is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology and the International Team for Implantology both of which are rich sources of up to date knowledge in the field of Implantology.

Amit Ruparelia

Associate Dentist
BDS Cardiff 2015
GDC No. 259208

Sharon Read

Practice Manager

National Certificate for Dental Nurses 2001

BDA Dental Radiography 2015

BDA Oral Health Education 2017

GDC No. 128609

Sharon started her dental career as a Dental Nurse in July 1999. Over the years Sharon has gained experience in many roles including clinical, administrative and practice management; working in both NHS and private practices.

More recently Sharon has focused her attention and worked in Orthodontics (teeth straightening) and has extensive knowledge of the Invisalign system. Sharon is patient care focused and is always on hand to answer enquiries.

Sharon is a Mum of two almost secondary school aged children and in her spare time can be found in a rehearsal room or treading the boards at local theatres in amateur productions.

Tara Newton

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City and Guilds 2017
GDC No. 275798

Tara has been with us since January 2017 and works closely with our other two Nurses Louise and Emma.

Working on a rotation system, Tara plays her part in ensuring our Surgeries and Decontamination room are working to the highest possible standards.

Tara is very caring and loves spending time with her partner and caring for her cat "bear". She is also a keen baker.

Emma Pinkham

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2018
GDC No. 276019

Emma joined us in October 2015 following a recommendation from her sister, Louise.

After recently qualifying, she too plays a big part in maintaining our high standards within the Surgeries and Decontamination room.

In her spare time she loves going to the theatre and spending time with her partner.

Amanda Foster

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 178763

Emma Belben

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 158882

Elizabeth Longworth

Dip Dent Hygiene Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2002
GDC No. 6068

Michelle Burrows


Diploma Dental Hygiene Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2006

GDC No. 105943

Louise Pinkham

Trainee Dental Nurse

Louise has been with us since July 2015 and is currently undergoing her National Qualification in Dental Nursing.

Along with Tara and Emma, Louise plays a big part in ensuring our high standards are kept up in Surgery and the decontamination room.

In her spare time Louise enjoys socialising and enjoying walks with her dog, Nala.

Louise is currently on Maternity leave.

Min Worner


Our lovely Min joined us in April 2015 and has a background in working as a PA. Min works Monday to Wednesday and previously ran the reception full time.

If you have any queries, she will be more than happy to help you at all times.

In her spare time Min loves to be with her family and enjoys walking, cooking and socialising.

Wendy Hart


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