Knedall - Dental Nurse

GDC 285827 - Dental Nurse

Kendall has been working at Hockerill since 2016, during that time she has studied towards gaining a Dental Nursing qualification. She has a keen interest in all aspects of dental nursing, especially implant dentistry. Kendall is currently the decontamination lead within the practice. You may also find her helping out on reception now and then!…

Diane - Administrator - Hockerill Dental


Diana has worked in Dentistry since 1989 both as a Dental and Orthodontic Nurse and Receptionist. She joined Hockerill in 2018 and loves being part of a friendly professional team. She enjoys walking in her spare time and has climbed Snowdon. She has an interest in wildlife and conservation in the local area.

Samantha Chilcott - Practice Manager - Hockerill Dental
Samantha Chilcott

Practice Manager

After leaving college, Samantha stumbled upon a dental nursing position in Cheshunt Hertfordshire, thinking this would be a good ‘stop-gap’ – she remained there for 25 years! Samantha started as a dental nurse in 1993 and gained a National Certificate qualification in 1995. Just before the birth of her son, she changed position to reception,…

Dr Thinus Oelofse - Dentist - Hockerill Dental

GDC 53087Dentist B.Ch.D (Pret)

After finishing his education, Dr Oelofse completed a year of National Service in the South African army. The following year he began training as a dentist at the University of Pretoria and completed a dental degree (BChD) in 1977. In the same year, he started working for a dental group treating patients employed by several…

Dr David Nolte - Dental Surgeon - Hockerill Dental

GDC 70172 B.Ch.D (Pret), Dental Surgeon

Dr David Nolte achieved his degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and subsequently developed an interest in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. Following his qualification, Dr Nolte furthered his studies in implants and occlusion before working in practices based in St Albans, Stevenage and London. He has gained a wealth of experience…

Dr Shivam Patel - Clinician - Hockerill Dental
Shivam Patel

GDC 258195 - Bristol University 2015 (Distinction) - Clinician

Dr Shivam Patel graduated from Bristol University in 2015 with a Distinction. Upon graduating, he was also awarded the Pitt-Ford Endodontic prize for a root canal treatment case-based presentation. In 2016, he went on to complete his Foundation year in Peterborough winning the award for “Best Case Presentation” out of his peers. He has since…

Dr Manie Opperman - Principal Dentist - Hockerill Dental

GDC: 70239 Principal Dentist B.Ch.D (Pret)

Dr Opperman graduated in 1983 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. After finishing compulsory national service for two years, he re-joined the army as a Captain where he served for an additional two years. Dr Opperman bought his first dental practice in 1987 in Centurion, South Africa, where he practised as a general dentist…