Our team

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in dental healthcare. Our dental team have a wealth of experience and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.


Bruce McLoughlin
Principal Dentist

BChD Leeds 1989
GDC registration number: 64758
CQC Registered Manager ID: 1-153063209

After qualifying at Leeds University in 1989 Bruce initially worked in Yorkshire before moving to Cumbria. Through regular postgraduate education he ensures that the practice continues to provide quality dental care for all his patients. Outside of work Bruce enjoys time with his family and makes the most of our beautiful locality through mountain biking, kayaking and walking.


Stuart Crook
Principal Dentist

BDS Dundee 2009
GDC registration number: 176345

Stuart qualified from Dundee in 2009, before moving to Aberdeenshire and he is currently half way through the prestigious MClinDent at King’s College London, enabling him to provide a wide range of care, including the treatment of tooth wear and aesthetic dentistry. Stuart and his wife are looking forward to bringing up their daughter in this beautiful part of the world.

Hawys Watkins

Ruth Crook
Associate Dentist

BDS Dundee 2009
GDC registration number: 177629

Ruth has joined our team with a special interest in periodontal care. She moved down to Kendal from Aberdeen with her young family. She's studying for her MSc in Periodontology at UCLAN and as part of her degree she treats patients at the dental hospital in Preston. Ruth enjoys photography and crime novels but most of her free time is spent chasing her very active toddler!

Claire McLoughlin

Jacquie Bamber
Dental Hygienist

RDH Edinburgh 1991   OHE BA Ed
GDC registration number: 4085

Jacquie qualified from Edinburgh University Dental Hospital and went on to obtain a certificate in Oral Health Education and a degree in Educational Studies. She lives in Silverdale with her 2 daughters and 3 dogs and loves running, cycling and travelling. She has been with KDC for 6 years and strives to maintain the strong preventive ethos within the practice.

Claire Maloney

Claire Maloney
Practice Manager

NEBDN 2003
GDC registration number: 118937

Claire Maloney joined Kendal Dental Care in August 2003 after qualifying as a dental nurse in May of that year. She has also gone on to gain her qualification in impression taking and is also one of the team's qualified first aiders. Originally from Lancashire, Claire moved to Cumbria in the early '90's. She enjoys cooking, reading and buying shoes!

Sue Jamieson

Sue Jamieson
Dental Nurse/Receptionist

NVQ OHC L3   C&G DN 2008
GDC registration number: 161669

Sue was born in Kendal and has lived here most of her life. She is married with 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren - 2 girls and a boy. She joined Kendal Dental Care in June 2006 and qualified as a dental nurse in 2008. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog Rastas, swimming and reading.

Lisa Hine

Lisa Hine
Dental Nurse/Receptionist

GDC registration number: 259865

Prior to joining Kendal Dental Care Lisa worked in customer service and as a receptionist. She is married and has lived in Kendal all her life. She enjoys walking, running and travel – especially to the USA!

Jane Baxendale

Lauren Thompson
Dental Nurse

GDC registration number: 244399

Lauren was born and raised in Kendal and has been a dental nurse since 2012. Outside of work she loves spending time with her children, friends and family. She also enjoys attending excercise classes.

Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones
Decontamination Technician/Receptionist

Originally from west Cumbria, Lisa has now settled in Kendal with her husband. In her spare time she loves cooking, floristry and as a keen gardener enjoys exploring historic gardens.

Lisa Jones

Emily Gardner
Trainee Dental Nurse

Emily joined Kendal Dental Care in November 2017 as a trainee dental nurse shortly after completing her A levels. She was born in Kendal and has lived here all her life. In her spare time Emily enjoys shopping sprees and spending time with her family and friends.

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