More about our highly qualified, professional team
We are proud of our welcoming, experienced dental team and the quality of our work. We aim to make your visit a pleasant, unhurried and relaxing experience. All of our clinicians adhere to the strict professional guidelines set out by the General Dental Council. To find out more about GDC standards of dental care visit www.gdc-uk.org
- Our Dentists
- Gareth MorrisB.Ch.D | GDC No. 59353
Gareth qualified from the University of Leeds, UK in 1984 and is the Principal of the practice. He took over this practice in 1989 having spent five years in Camberley. A well-respected general practitioner, he has particular interests in dental implants, advanced restorative dentistry and adult short-term orthodontics.
He has undertaken further training in all these areas. He is married to Anne, our senior practice manager. He enjoys travelling, scuba diving and walking his dog.
- Karen LorenzenBDS | GDC No. 59891
Karen qualified at Adelaide University in 1985 and after a brief period working in her native country, came to the UK in 1986. She has lived and worked here ever since. With over 25 years as a general practitioner with 8 years at Hook Dental, Karen is a well-liked dentist and continues the high standard of care we aim to provide at Hook Dental.
Karen’s main hobby is microlight flying and when not in the skies she is a keen walker and loves her garden and cat.
- Nik RugglesBDS MJDF RCS (Eng) | GDC No. 191906
Nik Qualified from the University of Liverpool UK in 2010 and in his first six years in practice has worked in the community and general practice, while also completing a research masters degree. He joined Hook Dental in September 2016, broadening the skill base here as he started a 2 year diploma course in advanced dentistry. Nik has a lot of experience treating patients with dental anxieties and enjoys all aspects or restorative dentistry. Nik is a keen runner, cyclist and triathlete and also plays lead guitar in a band.
- Amir SavageBDS MFGDP DPDS MFDS MClinDent MRD MCGI EDS RCS | GDC 289245
Amir graduated from Edinburgh University in 1992 and gained his periodontal specialist status from the Eastman Dental Institute in 2004. He has followed a career in general practice as well as the armed forces and was most recently Clinical Director of the Military School of Dental Training in Aldershot.
Having completed his forces career in 2012, Amir is now working exclusively in private practice as a specialist periodontist.
Our talented, gentle dentists all provide a high level of professional care and each have their own particular interests.
- Our Hygienists
- Darren HutchinsonEDH | GDC No. 5293
Darren qualified as a Hygienist in Dec 1997 at the Military School of Dental Hygiene and joined the practice after retiring from the Royal Army Dental Corps having served around the world for 22 years. As a qualified Practice Manager, Dental Nurse he was in charge of training Dental Nurses in Germany.
He likes to take time to put all patients at ease before treatment and is happy to see the most phobic of patients. Darren has two daughters and he is a keen motorcyclist but combines this with charity work with the Royal British Legion Riders and other Forces Charities.
- Denise Dooley
Denise joined the practice in April 2017 and works on Thursdays and Fridays. Denise is originally from Co. Galway, in the West of Ireland and qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Cardiff University in 2010.
Since then she has worked in various private dental practices in Cambridge prior to moving to Farnham, where she currently lives with her husband.
Denise enjoys travelling and sightseeing.
Our hygienists have extensive experience in maintaining healthy teeth and gums and providing constructive advice on preventive dental care.
- Our Nurses
- Christine SuddersRDN | GDC No. 113923
Chris is a UK-registered dental nurse, qualifying in 1981 and is our senior nurse in the practice. She provides close chair side support for Gareth, with whom she has worked for over 27 years! A qualified dental radiographer and assessor for NVQ training, she is also responsible for the continuing training of new and existing practice nurses. Christine joined the practice with Gareth when he took over in 1989. She hales from Lancashire but spent most of her youth in Cornwall.
Chris is a keen gardener, cyclist, rambler and cat lover.
- Jane HorneRDN | GDC No. 111617
Jane is a UK-registered dental nurse, having qualified in 1992. Jane works with all of our Dentists as well as our periodontal specialist Amir. Jane has been working with us for over 17 years.
Jane enjoys family camping holidays and working on her allotment.
- Sarah RichardsonBSc RDN | GDC No. 111613
Sarah is a UK-registered dental nurse having qualified in 2001 and as a dental radiographer in 2003. She gives nursing support to Karen. Before taking up dental nursing she obtained a degree in computer science from Bristol.
She enjoys boating holidays and is a keen walker.
- Susan McCormackRDN | GDN No. 111615
Susan joined our practice in December 2003 and has worked as a fully qualified dental nurse with all of the practices dentists. Since having her two children, Susan has returned to work part time assisting Anne in running the practice, with a particular interest in compliance. She also still enjoys nursing with Karen on Saturdays.
- Wendy HallRDN | GDC No. 111616
Wendy joined the practice in August 2004 and qualified for her UK Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2005 and radiography in 2011. Wendy is now principally working as a receptionist and occasionally assisting Nik in the surgery.
She is a keen gardener, enjoys walking and spending time with her granddaughters.
- Sophie NolanRDN | GDC No. 269673
Sophie joined the practice in September 2016 after moving down from Yorkshire with her husband who is in the army. Since joining us, Sophie has successfully completed her UK dental nurse training and works with Karen and Nik. She is keen on fitness training and has a dog and two rabbits.
Our nurses provide valuable chair side support to the dentists as well as ensuring that your visit to Hook Dental is comfortable and stress free.
- Our front of house team
- Anne MorrisEDH | GDC No. 3072
Anne is married to Gareth and has worked at Hook Dental since they took over the practice in 1989. Firstly as a hygienist and more recently as the Senior Practice Manager. Anne now oversees the management and reception team. She has two grown up children, a cat and a dog. Anne enjoys spending her spare time pursuing craft projects and walking the dog!
- Vicky Knox
Vicky joined the practice in September 2016 initially as a Receptionist. She has now expanded her role to become our Practice Manager. Vicky previously worked at the University of Reading, after having graduated there with a degree in Management and Business Administration in 2008.
Vicky has two children who keep her very busy and two dogs who she enjoys taking for walks.
- Emily Morris
Emily joined the practice in September 2016 as a Receptionist. She has now also expanded her role and supports Vicky as her Assistant Practice Manager. Emily graduated from Lampeter University in 2014, with a degree in Archaeology and after working as a Commercial Archaeologist and Assistant Manager in a local pub, joined the family business. Emily enjoys walking the dog and is enjoying setting up her new home in Bramley.
Our receptionists provide a friendly welcome for you at every visit.