Meet the Team

All our dentists and clinical staff are registered with the General Dental Council - our registration details can be viewed on the GDC website.

Dr Arun Thomas BDS, MFDS RCPS (Glasg), MSc.

GDC No: 117462

Dental Surgeon

Dr Thomas graduated with a Bachelors degree in Dental Surgery in 2003.He has worked as a teaching resident in prosthodontics, Oral & maxillofacial surgery before joining a general dental practice in Gainsborough in 2008 . 

Arun is a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons,Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow.

Arun has a special interest in Cosmetic & Advanced Restorative Dentistry (which involves Smile Make-Overs, Dental Implantology and Orthodontics for adult patients)

He has a Masters Degree in Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry form UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire) and has undergone further post graduate training in the field of Dental Implantology.

Arun is a full member of BACD(British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) and a certified Inman Aligner Dentist .He maintains his memberships with AACD(American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry), BDA(British Dental Association) and ADI(Association of Dental Implantology) and has been accepting treatment referrals for cosmetic restorative dentistry cases over the last few years from fellow dentists in Lincolnshire and Humber region.

In his spare time he is a keen photographer and enjoys playing cricket.

Dr Sharon Jacob

Dr Sharon Jacob BDS, MFDS RCPS (Glasg).  

GDC No: 204865

Dental surgeon

Dr Jacob graduated with a Bachelors degree in Dental Surgery in 2007.She was awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow in 2014 and is currently studying towards a masters degree in general practice

Sharon is a caring person and has a wonderful way with our elderly and nervous patients and continues to maintain an excellent rapport with them.

She is a great listener to her patients and all our patients find her very approachable and understanding.

She has completed a yearlong postgraduate course in cosmetic and restorative dentistry with the renowned dentist, Dr Paul Tipton. She maintains her keen academic interests in the fields of Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology. Sharon is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the University of Birmingham.

On the days she is not working, she is busy with her little girl, Nandita .

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Dr Rajashri Lakshmipathi BDS  

GDC No: 185089

Dental surgeon

Dr Lakshmipathi, popularly known as Raj, is a general dental practitioner with a special interest in maxillofacial surgery. Following her graduation in 1996 she did extended training in maxillofacial surgery and has been working as a dentist for over 15 years.

Raj provides a warm persona and welcoming attitude which helps to put people at ease. She has managed to turn around patients' anxieties and phobias surrounding dentistry and many nervous patients have been transformed by Raj.

Straight talking, she involves patients in the decision making process and will give all the information necessary to help patients improve their dental health and hygiene through self care.

She is mum to two boisterous boys, who keep her busy enough so that she has no need to join any fitness classes. She is an excellent cook and always there for family and friends when in need. If she has any time after all of this she enjoys gardening and a stroll down the village.


Clare Padgett CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995

GDC No:  4923

Dental Hygienist 

Clare Padgett CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995

GDC No:  4923


Clare qualified from the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital Sheffield in 1995 and now has over 21 years’ experience as an Extended Duties Dental Hygienist.

As apassionate oral health educator, she has attended several courses further expanding her clinical skills and knowledge.

Clare is a warm and enthusiastic member of our team who takes pride in the care of the oral hygiene needs of all our patients and staff. She takes time to treat, empathise and educate all her patients, making them feel comfortable, particularly those who may at first feel nervous.

Outside of work, Clare manages her son’s school Parents & Teacher Association, she is a keen gardener and enjoys visiting the North Yorkshire Moors for adventures with her family.


Jackie Stockdale RDN (National Certificate)

GDC No: 149431

Practice Manager

Jackie started working as a Dental Nurse in 1999 and qualified in 2003, she went on to complete a Dental radiography for Dental Nurses course in 2005 and Oral health in 2006. 

Having worked as a Dental Nurse at various practices in Lincolnshire covering NHS, Private and Independent she progressed into management in 2008. She completed a level 3 certificate in leadership and management skills in 2013 and is currently studying towards a degree in business management. Jackie’s focus is patient journey from start to finish and supporting the team to provide a first class service. Jackie keeps her clinical skills up to date so you may see her nursing from time to time.

In her spare time Jackie is training for the 2018 London marathon and enjoys spending time with her two sons and slightly bonkers Cocker Spaniel, Leo. 


Janet Linfoot


Janet comes from a management background and has been in the Dental sector for 7 years. Janet is the face of the practice and always endeavors to put patients at ease at their first port of call. Empathetic and caring, Janet is patient centered and strives to offer a first class service to anyone who attends Blyton Dental. 

In her spare time Janet likes to walk her two lively dogs and spend time with her husband.

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Emily Eccleston

GDC No:215843

Dental Hygienist & Therapist

Emily qualified as a Dental Hygienist & Therapist at the University of Sheffield in June 2017. During her training, she has completed several placements in dental practices accross Sheffield and provided dental treatments regularly for patients at Charles Clifford Dental Hospital. Emily has received the most up to date training to enable her to become a confident competent Hygienist/Therapist.

She started her dental career in 2009 as a Dental Nurse, completing her NVQ at Lincoln College in 2010. Emily went on to enhance her career by gaining qualifications in Dental Radiography, Oral Health Education, Fluoride Application, Sedation Nursing, First Aid, Shade taking, Construction of Bleaching Trays and Clinical Photography.

Outside of work Emily enjoys shopping, socialising and keeping fit at the gym. Emily has recently adopted a British short haired cat which has become a much loved addition to the family.

Having worked with Emily in her nursing role previously- We know she has the professional and caring nature we insist on at Blyton Dental to enhance our team.


Leanne Fox RDN. (NVQ Level 3)

GDC No:255093

Dental Nurse/Clinical Co-ordinator

Leanne qualified in 2014 with a level 3 NVQ in dental nursing  and then furthered her knowledge with a BDA Education Certificate in Dental Radiography the following year.  

Leanne started with us in April 2017 after working at a practice in Grimsby. Since qualifying, she has had experience with general dentistry and assists with surgical procedures and implant placement. She particularly enjoys working with children increasing their confidence and reducing anxiety if they have any. In her capacity as Clinical co-ordinator, Leanne maintains stock levels, mentors our junior nurses and takes responsibility for cross infection prevention at the practice.

Leanne is keen to gain experience and further knowledge within the adult orthodontics field we provide here at Blyton

Outside of work Leanne likes to spend time with her partner and keeps busy with  her four legged family . If that doesn't sound busy enough, Leanne also is undertaking the renovation of a 200 year old farmhouse!