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 David Nolte - Dental Surgeon - Hockerill Dental

Dental Surgeon, B.Ch.D (Pret)
GDC no. 70172

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

Clinician, Bristol University 2015 (Distinction)
GDC no. 258195

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…



Nicola has worked in various roles, postal franking and outsourcing, pharmaceuticals, and beauty therapy before leaving her work path to be a stay-at-home mum, raising her two children. During that time she discovered an interest in Gardening and Floristry and is currently studying for an online diploma in Floristry with New Skills Academy. Nicola works…



After 10 years’ service with the Metropolitan Police, I left to become a mum and moved to Bishops Stortford.  Having worked in the hospitality industry for the past 4 years I am now looking forward to becoming part of the team at Hockerill Dental in my role as a receptionist. I like to keep fit…


GDC no. 295376

Bio coming soon.

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.