Meet The Team
Council, October 2017
- Sue Adams
Sue Adams was appointed Registrar of the Dental Technicians Education and Training Advisory Board (DTETAB) in August 1992. Since that date she has been instrumental in developing the organisation into the Dental Technologists Association (DTA).
She initially trained as an orthopaedic nurse on leaving school and then found dentistry where she has pursued a career for more than 40 years! Sue is passionate about the role of dental care professionals in the dental team, particularly dental technicians.
Sue is Chief Executive of DTA
- Tony Griffin
Tony is based in the East Midlands. He is now a self-employed business consultant having spent much of his career in the education sector providing and developing dental technology qualifications. He qualified in Nottingham and has City & Guilds Intermediate, Final and Advanced certificate, a Degree in Business studies and other qualifications e.g. QA assurance.
He has worked in the private, public and voluntary sectors in a variety of roles and has previously held positions as: Faculty Director of Health Sciences, Trustee to two charities, a management role in a voluntary organisation; Quality Reviewer for Pearson PLC; FtP panel member and currently provides various business development support in the private sector.
Tony was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours in recognition of his services to Dental Technology.
As well as being the DTA Treasurer, he is the political portfolio holder for the Association and a member of the Editorial Panel.
- John Stacey
John lives in Gloucestershire. He is now retired after a career spanning more than 43 years as a Dental Technician in the Royal Air Force. In addition to his City & Guilds Final, Advanced Prosthetics and Advanced Maxillofacial Technology certificates John has business management qualifications.
He is the education portfolio holder for the Association and provides administrative support for CoDTEI.
- James Green
James is a maxillofacial and dental laboratory manager at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, Broomfield Hospital in Essex and the North Thames Cleft Centre, a supra-regional network for patients with clefts of the lip and palate from North London, Essex and South and West Hertfordshire which is run from both hospitals.
He trained at Barts and the London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry in association with Lambeth College and qualified in 2001. After a vocational training year at the Royal London Hospital he spent the following two years at the Eastman Dental Hospital, part of the University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, before transferring to Great Ormond Street in 2004.
James has written articles for peer-reviewed journals and is an invited speaker both nationally and internationally. He has also served as a lecturer at Lambeth College.
He has been the recipient of several awards including the Quintessence Book Prize for the best student from a London teaching hospital, the British Orthodontic Society Technicians Award and the Fellowship of the Orthodontic Technicians Association.
James is also a member of the British Institute of Dental and Surgical Technologists and the Orthodontic Technicians Association.
- Delroy Reeves
Delroy is based in London where he runs a private dental laboratory. He gained his City and Guilds Final and Advanced BTEC at South London College in 1983 and 1986 respectively.
Delroy is the current Deputy President of DTA.
- Marta Wisniewska
Marta is based in Gloucester and is a laboratory owner.
She qualified in Poland as a dental technician and is registered with the GDC (254044).
Marta is the DTA social media co-ordinator
- Gerrard Starnes
Gerrard Starnes in based in Gloucester and is a laboratory owner.
He qualified in 1997 with a City and Guilds Final in dental technology.
He is registered with the GDC (156300).
- Ian Simpson
Ian Simpson spent over 20 years in leadership roles within the financial services sector, including five years as Managing Director of specialist insurer, Ansvar Insurance Company Limited based in East Sussex, and has experience in both strategic and operational management.
Ian now provides consultancy services as a Report Writer and Funding Bid Writer for public, private, and voluntary sector organisations including University of Gloucestershire, Royal Agricultural University, Gloucestershire County Council, Gloucestershire Growth Hub, and GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership.
For several years Ian was Editor of a monthly publication providing non-clinical advice and guidance to dental practice managers and has been Editor of DTA's e-publication, Articulate, since it was launched in 2014. He is Trustee and Company Secretary of local charity Gloucestershire Gateway Trust and was previously School Governor at Millbrook Academy and Deputy President of Gloucester Chamber of Commerce.
- Vikki Harper
Vikki Harper left corporate life in 2002 to pursue her passion for writing. She launched her own copywriting business, Good As My Word, soon after. Having had a varied career and with a marketing bias, Vikki's breadth of experience and sound business knowledge helped her to understand and translate the needs of her new clients to words that connected to their audiences.
Her copy has supported everything from computer consumables to couture; construction to cosmetic rejuvenation; and stationery to style and it eventually led Vikki to the dental industry, which is where she met DTA and began working with the team to launch The Technologist (TT) in 2008.
Almost ten years later, the publication continues to develop and deliver core CPD and information to dental technicians across the UK.