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What makes us different

At Johnson and Whitehouse Dental Surgery, we are committed to providing our community in Chester and the surrounding areas with the highest quality of care. That ethos extends to our building, our team and our comprehensive range of treatments.

Why choose us?

At Johnson and Whitehouse Dental Surgery, we’re passionate about providing quality dental care and extensive services for the whole community, and we welcome both NHS and private patients.

As well as focusing on prevention and maintaining excellent oral health, we can provide a wide breadth of elective treatments, including cosmetic procedures.

Our highly qualified team

At Johnson and Whitehouse Dental Surgery our team is committed to postgraduate education and between them hold a host of qualifications which enhance their skills and experience. Our highly qualified team includes dentists who have special interests in key areas including:

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We take the stress out of dentistry

At Johnson and Whitehouse Dental Surgery, we want to make visiting your Chester dentist a pleasure, not a chore. With our focus on preventive care and hygiene, we’ll support you to aim to get your oral health in top condition. And by equipping our experienced team with the latest dental technology, we promise that when you do require treatment, we will make it as comfortable and quick as possible. Finally, with our payment plans and finance options, we make it easy for you to afford the best possible care and enjoy a smile you can be truly proud of.

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The patient journey

At Johnson and Whitehouse Dental Surgery, we make it our mission to ensure every patient has a relaxed, calm and positive experience at our practice. From the moment you step through our door to the moment you leave and beyond, you should expect nothing less than the highest standard of care from a warm and welcoming team. If you’re a new patient, we thought it would be useful to outline what you can expect from being a patient at Johnson and Whitehouse Dental Surgery.

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First impressions

We extend a warm welcome to all patients even before they step through the door at Johnson and Whitehouse Dental Surgery. When you get in touch to make your appointment, our friendly reception team will help arrange a suitable appointment time and deal with any queries. And when you arrive, you’ll be greeted by pleasant, compassionate staff and an environment that’s inviting and relaxing.

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First appointment

You’ll be given a medical questionnaire to fill out, and have an opportunity to adjust any personal details on your file. You’ll also receive a full examination by the dentist, which may include digital photographs and x-rays, along with lots of questions about your lifestyle, general health and oral hygiene habits. If a dental problem is identified, this will be discussed fully.

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Treatment planning

If further treatment is required, a plan will be drawn up that details clearly everything you can expect from our service, and the costs involved. You will have as much time as you need to ask questions and consider your options – including dental finance. You’ll also be advised of the aftercare you can expect, and if you’ll need to take any time off to recover from treatment. Once you have confirmed you’re happy with your treatment plan, treatment can proceed – in some instances during the same appointment, especially if the dentist needs to eliminate pain. In other cases, you may need to return for a future appointment at a convenient time.

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Post treatment

We won’t send you home after treatment without a clear understanding of what you need to do to keep your teeth and gums clean and infection-free. We will recall you for follow-up checks and hygiene appointments, and will endeavour to see you as soon as possible if you have any concerns following your treatment.

Meet the team

Rana Alrawi

GDC Number: 171391

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Kalpana Kunday

GDC Number: 185095

Kalpana Kunday qualified from Chennai, India in 2003. Following her graduation, she ran her own practice for about 5 years along with her husband. After she moved to the UK in 2008, she cleared her Overseas Registration Exam and since then she has worked in private and NHS practices in various parts of UK. She is currently doing her MSc in Endodontics (root canal treatment) with Chester University and her special interests include root canal treatment and minimally invasive aesthetic restorative treatments. She attends various courses to update her general dental skills and knowledge. Outside work, Kalpana loves cooking, dancing and reading books.

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Emilia Luk

GDC Number: 74919

Emila joined the practice in 2006 and enjoys all aspects of general family dentistry. She has a special interest in dental implants and has undertaken advanced courses in this area. Emila is trilingual in English, French and Chinese and gets by in Italian. She enjoys foreign travel, cooking, music, swimming and keeping fit.

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Samantha Shroder

GDC Number: 258457

Keeley Smith

GDC Number: 104016

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Dr Giedre Valantine

GDC Number: 100002

2010-2012 MSc (Dental Implants, Manchester)
2005-2006 Vocational Training (N.Wales, UK)
2004-2005 Vocational Training (Military Hospital, Kaunas)
1999-2004 MSc (Odontology, Kaunas)

Daiva Zaronskyte


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Tracey Clare

Practice Manager

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Leanne Pogue
Lead Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 174134

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Jessica Crelin

Dental Nurse

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Sally Dobson
Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 272528

Katrina Neild

Dental Nurse

Monique Rimmer
Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 282986

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Natalie McLean


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Jude Crossen


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Susan Crocombe


We want to make the world a better place

Whether it’s getting involved in our community or working to help others further afield, we take our social responsibility seriously. After all, what’s the point of providing a service in Chester if we don’t engage with everything else that’s going on here? We’ve found that giving our team the time and means to volunteer and raise money for good causes – together or individually, at home or abroad – makes them feel great about giving back, and creates bonds that no office party can compete with! As well as volunteering and fundraising for Bridge2Aid, our team aims to make a regular commitment to local causes, too.