Meet the team

Here at The Practice at Willington, we’re a friendly bunch. Our mission is to to provide top quality family dental services – and beautifully effective cosmetic treatments. From our dentists and aesthetics experts through to our committed, caring nursing team, we’ll welcome you with a smile and look after you with kindness and care.

Dr Donna Mills

Dr Donna Mills BChD Principal Dentist

Our founder, Dr Donna Mills, started her career in general practice, but soon realised the difference cosmetic orthodontic procedures can make to people’s lives. A straighter, brighter smile is about more than looking great in a wedding photograph. It can be truly life-changing, an everyday confidence boost that helps you be truly you. This interest led to ongoing training in advanced facial aesthetic procedures, including non-surgical ‘thread’ face lifts, anti-wrinkle injections and fillers. She began her journey in 2008, and has become a celebrated, industry-renowned clinician. Donna is now a key opinion leader for Galderma. GDC Reg No: 85487

Dr Naila Khan

Dr Naila Khan Associate Dentist

Naila qualified as a dental surgeon in 2011. Since then, she has expanded her skills in adult orthodontics, facial aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry – Naila really understands the difference a beautiful smile makes to both your day and your confidence, and loves the transformation dentistry and aesthetic medicine can deliver. She is currently training in implantology, and in her spare time enjoys travel and adventurous activities. GDC Reg No: 210125

Dr Adam Steventon

Dr Adam Steventon BDS MFDS RCSEd Implantologist

Adam qualified from Birmingham University with honours and distinction in 2011. He won five university prizes in dentistry, has been admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, passing the prestigious MFDS examinations. Adam supports The Practice on a referral basis for all of our implant and restorative cases, and has been leading the field in implant dentistry since 2013. In his spare time, Adam is studying for Masters Degree in Restorative Dentistry, and loves spending time with his young family. GDC Reg No: 210536

Dr Cara McCracken

Dr Cara McCracken Dentist

Cara has been practising for over 25 years, having qualified from Leeds University in 1995. Warm, reassuring and friendly, she quickly builds a calming rapport with patients of all ages. Cara really enjoys seeing her patient’s delight after an anti-wrinkle treatment or teeth whitening course – but is just as happy doing fillings, carrying out extractions and providing dentures. Cara is originally from Northern Ireland but now lives in Derbyshire with her husband and three children. GDC Reg No: 70726

Dr Sarah Hutchinson

Dr Sarah Hutchinson Dentist

Sarah began her dental career in 2012, when she qualified from Leeds University. Having spent time in hospital and general dental practice, she moved to private dentistry to focus high quality aesthetic work. Her main interest is Invisalign which she uses to create bright and straight smiles – Sarah has been registered as an Invisalign provider for over 7 years. Sarah also completed a prestigious year-long aesthetic cosmetic dentistry course in 2017. She also enjoys helping anxious and nervous patients overcome their fears and helping them through their dental journey. She has two young children and a little black pug who definitely keep her busy when she’s not caring for patients. GDC Reg No: 229765

Dr Alexandra Cantor

Dr Alexandra Cantor BDS Dentist

Alex qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2011. After working as a general dentist, she found she most enjoys aesthetic dentistry, and its power to transform how people feel about themselves. Alex has expanded her skill set by completing additional training in cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic restorative dentistry under Dr Chris Orr, extending her interest in smile makeovers. She is also able to offer orthodontics and facial aesthetics treatments. Alex likes getting to know her patients and has a friendly and gentle attitude. In her spare time, when she isn't running around after her two young children, she enjoys baking and getting out and about. GDC Reg No: 211690

Abbey Watson

Abbey Watson Head Dental Nurse

Abbey is our Head Dental Nurse. She started working as a Dental Nurse back in 2013, and is now working towards an Implantology Nursing qualification with us here at The Practice. Organised, efficient and caring, Abbey mentors our nurses, and is a musician in her spare time, enjoying playing in local bands around the area. GDC Reg No: 275089

Megan Warren

Megan Warren Dental Nurse

Megan started working as a trainee Dental Nurse back in 2014, and fully qualified in 2018. She loves putting our patients at ease and having a good natter while helping them through their patient journey. Outside of work, Megan loves taking her dogs for a walk, and is Disney obsessed. GDC Reg No: 278393

Jade Clarke

Jade Clarke Dental Nurse

A much-valued member of our team, Jade started dental nursing in 2014 and qualified in 2018. Upbeat and caring, she puts patients at ease with her friendly approach. Outside of work Jade loves walking her dog and spending time with friends and family.

Sarah Lander

Sarah Lander Dental Nurse

Sarah started working as a trainee dental nurse back in 2010, and qualified fully in 2013. She loves working with the team, supporting patients through their journey. Outside of work, Sarah spends her time taking care of her horse and enjoying the countryside. GDC Reg No: 245342

Amelia McMahon

Amelia McMahon Dental Nurse

Amelia started dental nursing in 2013 and qualified in 2016. Never one to stand still, she’s working on her degree in Biomedical health – as well as being a much-valued member of The Practice team. Outside of work, Amelia loves to head off on adventures with her daughter and partner. GDC Reg No: 262892

Neelam Hussein

Neelam Hussein Trainee Dental Nurse

Neelam is our Trainee Dental Nurse having started her training in June 2018 – she joined us from the sales and marketing sector! Neelam loves her job and is enjoying her time training at the Practice and has a great future planned for progressing her career once qualified. She’s also a devoted mum, with a secret talent for baking.

Laura Cornforth

Laura Cornforth Trainee Dental Nurse

Laura is an enthusiastic member of our team who, having spent many years working for Rolls Royce, has opted to retrain as a dental nurse. Laura is mum to two young children and enjoys running, swimming and family time.

Opening hours

Monday 9am – 6pm
Tuesday 9am – 6pm
Wednesday 9am – 7pm
Thursday 8am – 6pm
Friday 9am – 4pm
Saturday 8am – 12pm
(by appointment only)
Sunday Closed