Meet the Team

meet THE team

Principal Dentist

General Dental Council Number: 56023. I am John Roberts, the principal dentist and dental coach at Cote Royd Dental Practice. I’ve been a dental practitioner since December 1981, set up my first practice in Rochdale in 1987 and have been based in Huddersfield since 2003. I believe patients education and patient choice is paramount to building a partnership and trust between the patient and all of the team at Cote Royd Dental Practice. The whole team looks to work with you to deliver a dental care journey you will appreciate and enjoy. I understand the connection between someone’s dental health their previous dental care and how this could affect a person’s health. I’ve been attending and teaching alternative medicine and dentistry courses in the UK, Europe and the USA and have incorporated my knowledge into my dental work though out the 25 years of my career. The team are committed to improving and helping maintain a patient’s general dental health. Advice is given, from helping parents of new born babies on breast feeding and its influence in the growth of the jaws, to helping older people who want to avoid dentures or have a toxin free mouth. There are treatments, protocols and materials we do not use at Cote Royd Dental Practice. This is because of our concerns about the safety to myself, our staff, our patients and also the environment. We offer dental alternatives to all of these or can refer patients if they chose treatments we do not provide. The emphasis of the practice was on preventive and holistic dental care treating the patient’s wellbeing as well as their teeth. John Roberts BChD

Associate Dentists

Satish Chapatti
Satish Chapatti

Satish Chapatti

General Dental Council Number: 70744

Satish graduated from Manchester in 1995 and is happily married with 2 wonderful children. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has experience working abroad as far away as India & Singapore. He used to be a successful practice owner for 12 years and was the first practice along the south coast of Hampshire to acquire a CEREC cad/cam system in 2006. Satish has very quickly become a fantastic member the team and the team at Cote Royd love having someone with such as wealth of knowledge to bounce ideas off. Outside of Cote Royd Satish loves travelling the world, exploring new cultures and ways of life and where ever he goes he always takes his family with him.
Ellen Newton
Ellen Newton

Ellen Newton (BDS)

General Dental Council Number: 103389

Ellen qualified at Sheffield university in 2006 and has worked in general dentistry since then developing her skills and understanding in many areas of general dentistry including aesthetic dentistry, smile design, gum disease, orthodontics, jaw joint problems, sleep apnoea, and full mouth rehabilitation. She joined the practice in September 2017 and since then has embarked on a journey with the guidance of John Roberts towards providing a “whole-body” approach to dentistry. Her methodology includes consideration of:
  • diet and nutrition
  • microbiome management
  • the immune system status and underlying health issues
  • the biocompatibility of dental materials, implants and root treated teeth
  • the function of the jaw joints, bite and facial muscles, their development and relationship with the neck, face and therefore the rest of the body
  • the patency of the airway and its effect on sleep and overall health
  • new techniques for optimising healing and regeneration
Ellen works closely with Functional Medicine doctors and will refer patients if she sees something in the mouth that could indicate an underlying problem. “The effect of body chemistry and mechanical and biological function is of paramount importance in overall health and we must respect this in dentistry also. Making things look as beautiful as they are healthy is what I aspire to!” She practices biological dentistry, is SMART certified for the safe removal of amalgam fillings, and also uses the PRGF treatments for after extractions for improved healing and regeneration. Ellen provides simple aesthetic orthodontics at present but is looking to start providing functional orthodontics in the future for optimising good jaw relationship development, airway health and beautiful smiles. Outside of dentistry she is a keen climber and enjoys mountain biking and walking with her husband in the Peak District where she lives with her 2 children.

Hygienists

Tracey Chambers

Tracy Chambers

Hygienist
Tracey Chambers
Lucy Wilcock

Lucy Wilcock

Hygienist
Lucy Wilcock

Support Staff

Alex Roberts

Alex Roberts

Practice Manager
Alex Roberts
Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson

Practice Coordinator
Melissa Johnson
Holly Kilburn

Holly Kilburn

Dental Nurse
Holly Kilburn
Emma Wilcock

Emma Wilcock

Dental Nurse
Emma Wilcock
Annalea Staples

Annalea Staples

Dental Nurse
Annalea Staples
Georgia Wilkinson

Georgia Wilkinson

Dental Nurse
Georgia Wilkinson