Our team makes Arundel Dental special.  We are committed to providing excellent dental care in friendly and relaxed surroundings.  From the warm welcome by our reception team, through to treatment from our clinicians, ably support by our nurses, we are here to help you achieve and maintain excellent oral health.

All our Clinical Team are registered with the General Dental Council and have professional indemnity insurance.  All members of our team have enhanced DBS checks.

We are committed to Continued Professional Development and upholding the GDC Standards of Practice.

Christopher Needham BDS

Dental Surgeon - GDC Number 82403

Christopher graduated from University of Liverpool Dental School in 2003.  After spending time working in an NHS practice in Glossop, he joined Arundel Dental Practice in 2005. Following Charles Brown's retirement in 2008, Chris became Practice Principal here at Arundel.  

Since 2008, Chris has been implementing his vision for a friendly, well respected and welcoming practice.

As well as providing general dental care, Chris has completed several post graduate courses in endodontics and restorative dentistry.  The Aesthetic Restorative Course, learning new restorative techniques and adhesive dentistry (bonding), has been particularly beneficial.


Chris likes to keep up to date with new technologies and is currently undertaking an 18 month implantology course.

Chris' focus is always on minimal intervention and minimally invasive dentistry and has a keen interest in the treatment of tooth wear.  This is an increasing problem as patients retain their natural teeth for longer. He uses modern minimally invasive techniques and adhesive dentistry (bonding) which minimises the risks to the natural teeth.


Chris is married with 2 ever growing children and enjoys spending his free time with them.  Chris also enjoys going to the gym, playing football and taking part in the occasional triathlon.

Michael Clark BDS MSc (Endo)

Dental Surgeon - GDC Number 150444

Michael graduated from the School of Dentistry at Birmingham University in 2008 and spent 6 years working in a mixed NHS/private practice in his hometown of Northampton. He moved to the North West in 2014, joining Arundel Dental as an associate, initially working 2 days a week. After 12 months, Michael was asked to become Principal dentist, taking over from Clive Oldham who was happy to retire in the knowledge that he was leaving the practice and his patients with a safe and caring pair of hands.

Michael has a keen interest in all aspects of general dentistry from simple fillings, to more complicated crown, bridge and cosmetic treatments. His calm and relaxed manner will put you at ease from the moment you walk in the door. This has enabled even the most anxious of patients to undergo advanced procedures.

Michael’s passion within dentistry is endodontics (root canal treatments and he completed a 3 year postgraduate MSc in endodontics in October 2016, graduating with Merit. Michael accepts endodontic (root canal treatment) referrals from other practices.  

Michael lives with his wife, young son and their cat Louis. He finds time to relax by running, walking, swimming, climbing, cycling or doing anything else that gets him out in the great British countryside.

Amanda Lynam

Practice Manager - GDC Number 157408

Amanda gained her NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 1989 and NEBDN Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing in 2013.  She joined Arundel Dental in 2019 and became Practice Manager in April 2022.

You can contact Amanda directly at pm@arundeldentalpractice.co.uk

Lauren Hammond

Dental Therapist/Hygienist - GDC Number 194944

Lauren qualified as Dental Therapist/Hygienist from University of Manchester in 2012.  She joined the practice in 2013.

Nicola Roe

Dental Hygienist - GDC Number 4700

Nicola qualified as a Dental Hygienist from University of Liverpool in 1994. She joined the Arundel Dental in 2016.

Barbara Woodall

Dental Hygienist - GDC Number 3929

Barbara qualified from University of Liverpool in 1990.  She joined Arundel Dental in 2002.

Zoe Tierney

Receptionist - GDC Number 138499

Zoe joined Arundel Dental in 1999 and is a GDC registered Dental Nurse.  She is our Denplan Champion and will be delighted to discuss Denplan memberships with you.

Ashley Carson

Receptionist / Dental Nurse - GDC Number 259593

Ashley joined Arundel Dental in 2014 and gained her NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2015.

Sarah Beech

Dental Nurse - GDC Number 136874

Sarah gained the NEBDN National Certiicate in Dental Nursing in 1992 and joined Arundel Dental in 2012.

Natalie Hunter

Dental Nurse - GDC Number 266965

Natalie joined Arundel Dental in 2015 and gained her NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2016.

Rebecca Sherlock

Dental Nurse - GDC Number 127307

Rebecca gained an NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing in 2006.  She was also awarded the Oral Health Education certificate in 2010.  Rebecca joined Arundel Dental in 2019.

James Stafford BDS MFDSRCS(Edin) MSc (distinction)

Dental Surgeon - GDC Number 85654

James is an award-winning dentist with practice limited to implant dentistry and oral surgery.  James periodically visits Arundel Dental Practice to perform oral surgery procedures.

He gained his undergraduate BDS degree from the University of Sheffield, winning the prestigious national “Heraeus Kulzer” prize awarded by the British Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry for work on the replacement of missing teeth.

James began his post-graduate training in implantology in 2008 at the University of Warwick where he completed a Masters degree, achieving both distinction and also the prize for highest clinical and academic marks.  Further post-graduate studies have been undertaken at respected institutions such as Cardiff University, the Eastman Dental Institute, and the Malo Clinic in Lisbon. This extensive training has provided a solid background for advanced techniques such as autogenous bone grafting and sinus floor elevation, as well as graftless solutions such as the Nobel Biocare All-on-4 concept. James also uses modern computer-aided digital concepts to improve diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment outcomes.


In addition to focusing on implant dentistry, James has spent several years in hospital based Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and has been accepting referrals for oral surgery in Cheshire for almost 10 years. He has performed over 1000 procedures using intravenous sedation, and several thousand more with local anaesthetic.


James acts on the GDC (General Dental Council) list of experts and advisors for oral surgery and implant dentistry, using his extensive experience to give opinions and advice to the regulatory body that governs the dental profession. He is also a mentor for students undertaking the post-graduate Masters Degree programme at Edge Hill University.

James says:

“I enjoy implant dentistry so much because it is evolving all the time. New techniques and materials are constantly being introduced to give the best and most predictable results, although successful outcomes have always been based on biological principals which will never change.


Being able to provide a wide range of surgical and restorative implant treatments and combining this with a current knowledge of research gives the best chance of the optimal solution being found for both the patient and the clinician.


I enjoy presenting current research through public speaking, and am always keen to share knowledge and experience through teaching and mentorship to other dentists with an interest in implant surgery.”


Michelle Oldham

Admin Support

Michelle joined the practice in 1996 and gained her NEBDN National Certicate in Dental Nursing in 2001. In 2017 she completed an advanced BTEC diploma in Business Management.

You can contact Michelle directly at michelle@arundeldentalpractice.co.uk