Our Team

Our team of receptionists are here to help and welcome you to our practice.

Rosemary Cooper has been part of the reception team for more than 40 years and oversees the day to day running of the Green Arbor appointment book and reception duties.

Leanne Mace works alongside Rosemary as Green Arbor’s managerial receptionist dealing with most aspects of running a modern, private practice.

Your Dentists

Monika Redding (SWEDEN BDS) –  GDC No: 71510

Monika is a Swedish dentist with Polish roots. She qualified at Karolinska University in Stockholm, and after a few years working for the Swedish NHS, she took the opportunity to expand her horizons, coming to England in 1996 with a group of friends to practise British dentistry. The plan was to stay for two or three years … but she met her future husband, and is still here with the added bonus of two sons fast approaching adulthood!

As a general dental practitioner Monika pursues an interest in most aspects of everyday dentistry. She takes a holistic (complete) and preventative approach to oral problems, and considers herself a family dentist: she enjoys treating both adults and children in a relaxed atmosphere where she tries to strike a balance between your treatment needs and your wishes.

Monika prefers to see dental care in terms of solutions rather than problems, so if you have a question, just ask her. She can offer help, provide information and advice whether you come to see her with toothache, abscess, bleeding gums, jaw ache, smile concerns, or dentures etc. If your concern is outside of her area of expertise both our dentists can draw on the resources of excellent colleagues in specialist practices. Monika is enthusiastic about continuing education and always make an effort to keep up with the latest advances in dentistry  developing  and challenging existing skills (and it’s also a good excuse to get some new gadgets).

When not looking after your teeth, Monika’s passions are reading and travelling. She also plays badminton for a local village club, and enjoy tennis and good skiing. She  also enjoys furthering her knowledge of the English culture, which means getting to know all about Shakespeare, cricket, rugby, golf, etc.

Dr Sandra Bedford – GDC No: 185716

Sandra graduated in 1991 and ran her own private practice in Beirut for 12 years before marrying her husband, a British diplomat. She moved to the UK and started a family before returning to dentistry in 2010.

In parallel to working as a dentist, Sandra also completed a Master of Science in Restorative Dental Practice at The Eastman Institute, University College London, graduating with honours in 2015.

With anxious patients, Sandra has a calm and reassuring approach and always takes time to listen and explain. She adopts minimally invasive techniques when restoring teeth and has a holistic approach to oral health, helping to prevent dental disease.

Sandra speaks four languages, enjoys travelling and playing tennis.

Our nurses …

Saffron Mead (GDC No: 261620) joined the practice in November 2021 and comes with 7 years of nursing experience having qualified as a dental nurse in 2015. She especially enjoys working closely with patients helping them feel at ease and comfortable. Since joining the practice, Saffron has become an invaluable team member, taking on the role as infection prevention and control lead.

Outside of work Saffron tutors new dental nurses and in her free time enjoys being outside, travelling and drinking coffee with friends.

Emmi Latham (GDC No: 278484) joined the practice in June 2022 and comes with 15 years of nursing experience.

Your Hygienist

Jo Crossman BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene – GDC No: 171046

Jo joined the team as our hygienist at Green Arbor in July 2017 having completed her degree in Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene from the University of Portsmouth (2017). Working as a dental care professional for over 15 years, Jo brings a wealth of experience and has particular interests in oral health education, paediatric dentistry and smoking cessation.
When not at work Jo enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, running and reading.