11 About us | Southam Dental

About us

We have been established here in Warwickshire since 1979 and in that time have worked hard to provide consistently excellent dental care, which contributes to the reputation we are proud to have today.

We endeavour to ensure that even the most nervous of patients feel comfortable and at ease with us, and constantly aim to provide a relaxed and friendly environment that might even make your visits to the dentist somewhat enjoyable!

Meet the team

Simon Gibson-Sexton

Principal Dentist – BDS Lond (2013). GDC: 244101

Simon received his dental qualifications from the Dental Institute at Kings College London, and is now the owner and principal dentist at Southam Dental.

Aside from treating patients on an everyday basis, Simon’s responsibilities also include leading the team and “changing the light bulbs”! When he’s not restoring the practice illumination, Simon works to restore patients’ dental health and particularly enjoys seeing them smile after a successful treatment.

Outside work, Simon has a busy lifestyle. He is a keen gardener and enjoys watching rugby matches, coaching youth cricket and U7’s rugby, as well as keeping tropical fish.

Jassanjot Banwait

Associate Dentist – BDS Lond (2016). GDC: 264834

Jassanjot graduated from Guy’s Dental Institute at Kings College London and completed her Dental Foundation Training in Coventry. She enjoys General Practice as it brings with it a variety of patients, all with different challenges but all ending with similar outcomes; patients leaving the surgery with a smile on their face.

New to the practice, she is looking forward to meeting her patients and providing the best treatment possible.

Outside of dentistry, Jassanjot enjoys spending time with friends and family, and has a keen interest in travelling, hiking and reading.

Jane Schofield

Dental Hygienist – CEB Dip Dent Hygiene (1995). GDC: 1626

As Southam Dental’s Hygienist, it is Jane’s job to help educate patients about maintaining good oral health, and also to provide thorough teeth and gum cleaning. She likes helping people improve their oral care, and ultimately ensuring they keep their own teeth rather than losing them to damage and decay.

When she’s not at work, Jane likes to spend time crafting – particularly knitting and quilting. She frequently goes on walks to keep herself fit, but her stamina levels are also boosted by regularly looking after her granddaughter!

Nicola Knott

Practice Manager – NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City and Guilds (2008), Cert. in Dental Radiography (2010), Cert. in Advanced Impression Taking and Photography (2016). GDC: 154625

Nicola qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2008 and has post graduate qualifications in Dental Radiography, and Impression Taking and Photography.

Nicola is the cog that keeps our wheels turning, motivates staff, deals with the day to day issues of running a successful practice, and makes sure the day runs smoothly. Nicola is always on hand to help and advise patients with whatever they need.

In her spare time Nicola plays volleyball and enjoys reading, baking and walking her dog.

Janet Braun

Senior Dental Nurse – NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City and Guilds (2004). GDC: 156475

Janet’s job as a dental nurse not only involves providing assistance to the dentists with their treatments, but also making sure the surgery runs smoothly and stock levels are maintained.

Like many of her colleagues, Janet is a people person. She loves meeting the clients and helping them to achieve and maintain healthy smiles.

At home, Janet likes to spend her spare time with her friends and family, and walking her chocolate Labrador Zac. She also enjoys cross-stitch, and is a keen gardener.

Denise Lowe

Dental Nurse & Treatment Co-ordinator – Cert. in Dental Surgery Assisting NEBDSA (1991), Cert. in Dental Radiography (2008), Cert.in Advanced Impression Taking and Photography (2016), Cert. in Oral Health Education (1997). GDC: 142200

Denise qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1991 and has post graduate qualifications in Dental Radiography, Impression Taking and Photography, and Oral Health Education, she is also our Implant Nurse.

Denise is available to welcome all new patients to the practice and discuss any worries or concerns they may have. She helps the patients understand the various treatments they have been offered and is on hand to answer any questions about the practice helping the patients through their dental journey.

In her spare time Denise is busy with her 2 dogs, loves shopping, and visiting friends across the country.

Jessica Hayes

Dental Nurse – Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 (2014). GDC: 254057

Jessica is the newest member of our team but has been a qualified dental nurse since 2014. Jessica has previously worked in general dental practice, and has developed a passion for providing care and comfort to all patients.

Jessica has recently moved to the area, and enjoys going to the gym, socialising with friends and family, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.


Esther Birch

Dental Receptionist

Esther has a long history in the dentistry world, having worked in dental practices since she left school over 20 years ago!

As a dental receptionist she is responsible for the day-to-day running of the practice ‘front of house’, including taking phone calls, booking appointments, taking payments and administrating the practice health plan.

Every day is different in a dental practice, and Esther enjoys the variety of her work – particularly when patients are happy with the results of their treatment.

Outside of work she likes to participate in a range of activities, including travelling, reading and running. She’s also a keen cook, enjoying both preparing food and eating it too, and even drinking wine in the garden with friends when the weather permits!