Dr Simon Clavell-Bate BDS MJDF(RCSLon) DipImpDent (RCSEd) FCGDent, GDC:103410:

Simon is a ‘local lad’ who has grown up in the area before graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2006. His first job was working in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, where he worked until December 2007 when he purchased Clavell- Bate & Nephew Dental Surgeons along with his Uncle, John Clavell-Bate. Since qualifying Simon has continued his dental education by studying advanced cosmetic treatments. He then spent a further two years studying orthodontics (Braces) part time. These along with many other smaller courses allow Simon to devise treatment plans using a full range of techniques from simple white fillings right up to full rehabilitations and smile makeovers using implants, braces, whitening, veneers and crowns. Simon spends four days per week working at the practice and is a true family dentist treating four generations of some Whalley families.  Simon focuses very highly on patient care and is very good with nervous patients. He also makes sure that every one of his patients has his personal mobile number in case of an out of an hours emergency.

When not at work Simon enjoys spending quality time with his family, his wife Elaine who is also a dentist and his two sons Freddie and Pip. He enjoys running, mountain biking, music, reading, good company and has a passion for cars and all things motorsport.

Dr Elaine Bate BDS MJDF RCSLon, GDC 85633:

I qualified from Sheffield University in 2005 and worked in Nottinghamshire before moving over to Lancashire when marrying Simon.

I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, especially treating children, which was the focus of charity work that I undertook as a student in the Cook Islands several years ago.

Since qualifying I completed a one year post graduate course in advanced restorative dentistry learning advanced techniques in fields such as advanced crown and bridge work and cosmetic fillings. At the end of this course I was awarded a special commendation for the high level of skill and understanding demonstrated during the course.

As Simon’s wife I work part time in the practice and outside of work our two sons and black Labrador keep us busy.

Since moving to Whalley in 2007 I have completely fallen in love with its many charms. We live locally and our boys attend the local school. We try to support local businesses and events and are often seen out and about enjoying dog walks.

There is nowhere nicer to both live and work.

Adam Parkinson BDS, GDC 244951:

Adam is originally from Blackpool and qualified from Cardiff university in 2013. He completed his final training year at Clavell bate and nephew in 2013 before starting to work at a practice back in Blackpool. Since then, Adam has completed multiple courses including The Chris Orr Cosmetic Dentistry & Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry 1 year course, Invisalign, Quick Straight Teeth and SmileFast. Adam has also worked in the emergency dental service for Blackpool for multiple years.

Adam re-joined the team at Clavell bate and nephew February 2021 and has been working here ever since.

When not at work Adam is a keen footballer and plays for Anchorsholme Football club as well as multiple 5-a-side teams.

David Reed BDS, GDC 251404:

David is originally from Blackpool and qualified from Glasgow university in 2014. He is highly experienced in all aspects of general dentistry with particular interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

When not in work David is a keen rugby player and is the captain of Fylde RFC, he also enjoys playing golf.

Rory Kennedy BDS, GDC 176815:

Rory, originally from Essex, qualified as a dentist in 2009 from Liverpool University and has stayed up North ever since. He has worked in Practices in Liverpool and on the Wirral prior to joining us this year.

He has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Implantology and is currently studying for a Diploma in Oral Surgery.

Outside of work, Rory enjoys films (although trips to the cinema are rare since having kids!) and spending time with his family and friends.