Our Team

Rob Tennet

BDS U.Ncle 1988, Reg 63293

Rob Tennet grew up in Solihull and qualified from Newcastle Dental School in 1988, experience includes honary tutor of Biomedical ethics at Birmingham Medical School and overall responsibility for providing IMI plc’s dental service at the Holford HQ. Today Rob works at both his practices St Johns, Bennetts Hill in Birmingham City Centre and Cadbury Mondelez, Bournville.

Professional Interests include dental implants, endodontics, Densply, Astratech implants and cosmetic dentistry. Memberships include British Association of Cosmetic Dentistry,  the Association of Dental Implantology, British Dental Association, Past member of the British Endodontic Society and the Association of Industrial Dental Surgeons.

His leisure time is spent with family and attempting fly fishing. Recently he has become the owner of a beehive, but is currently without Bees.

Shabneez Mehrali


Shabneez has held previous positions at The Dental Clinic / Optical express and Boots plc Dental clinics. She also works part time in specialist Orthodontic practice in Malvern. Her interests are cosmetic dentistry and tooth alignment (adult orthodontics) Outside dentistry Shabneez enjoys home renovations and socialising with friends.

Ghazanfar Hussain

BDS U.Sheff 1987, Reg 62832

Ghaz Hussain spent his youth in Derby. He Qualified from Sheffield Dental School in the early 1980’s. He has been settled in Sutton Coldfield since 1988. Ghaz Hussain successfully ran his own dental practice for 14 years. Currently Ghaz works in two progressive private dental practices. He has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics.

He is a member of the British Dental Association, the Dental and Facial Aesthetics Association and the Americam Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Outside of work Ghaz enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with his family.

Sue Fernyhough

CEB cert in Dental Hygiene U.Birm1973

Sue Fernyhough has been working in Dentistry since 1968. Sue qualified from Birmingham in 1972. The longest serving member of the team Sue joined the Team at Bennett’s Hill 31 years ago. A short break occurred when Sue took senior teaching post at Birmingham University’s School of Dental Hygiene. During Sue’s time at the dental hospital she set up the 1st ever scientific meeting for Hygenists’ society which has now grown into a nationwide event.

Whilst Bennett’s Hill has always featured as part of Sue’s working life, Sue also has experience of a range practices both Private and NHS. Sue’s hobbies include running a karate club ! Sue took her 2nd Dan in 2004 and teaches and trains alongside her husband at their club of 80 students. Other hobbies include golf and her kids.

Andy Wheeler

LDS RCS U Birm 1988, Reg 63561

Andy Wheeler grew up in Staffordshire and qualified from Birmingham Dental School in 1988. His past dental experience includes a clinical assistant position in orthodontics (tooth alignment) at Heartlands Hospital. Andy was the Principal dentist at IMI’s Dental Practice In Holford.

He has over 8 years experience of occupational dental provision. Andy enjoys spare time with his young family. He is also a keen fell runner, a first aid/ resuscitation instructor.

Gurjit Sonsoy

Gurjit Sonsoy joined St Johns Dental Practice in 2005. She qualified as a Dental Nurse from Matthew Boulton College in 2005. Gurjit works alongside the principle dental surgeon Rob Tennet during implant surgery and has completed the Astra Implant Training course.

She also the mainstay of our reception. She has a keen interest in travel and has been to many exotic places around the world including Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. She has recently joined the “Kindle” Club and now loves e-books.

Kirsty Payne

Kirsty Payne – Dental Hygienst GDC No: 6095

Kirsty grew up in Edgbaston and now lives near Sutton Coldfield with her husband and young daughter.

She started her career in dentistry as dental nurse in 1997, gaining valuable experience in the Community Dental Service and in General Practice.

Kirsty qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Birmingham Dental Hospital in 2002 with a distinction in Clinical Dentistry and Oral Health Promotion. She is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and attends regular courses for continuous professional development and to keep up to date. Kirsty is conscientious, friendly and caring, with a gentle approach.

Out of work her daughter takes up most of her time, but in any spare time she enjoys socialising, shopping, films, cooking, gardening, and traveling.

WELCOME BACK From Tuesday 9th June

The final preparations to welcoming you back are underway and the Team is looking forward to seeing you again. Your safety is our top priority and we are planning a phased return starting with urgent treatment and assessment. This will mean that there will be a transition where protocols will change according to the up to date guidance. The following are part of the first phase guidance

1. The week before any previously booked appointment you must contact us to confirm the details of that appointment .
2. Timings will be staggered to reduce patient waiting
3. You will be required to complete a Covid status declaration and have your temperature taken.
4. Fully charge your phone, hydrate , visit the toilet and minimise personal belongings before setting off
5. Call 10 minutes prior to entering the building (we want to minimise the paths that cross)
6. Don’t bring friends or family members or children that do not have an appointment, Social distancing will be much easier for us to coordinate if the numbers are restricted.
7. We are trialling payment as you arrive, this will mean that future amendments might be required but it will smooth your flow through the practice.
8. Please avoid cash or cheque payments the best payment methods are apple / google pay however card payments and BACS are also fine
9. We love to catch up but right now is not the time. We will ask you to leave the practice once your appointment has finished. Social distancing will be much easier for us to coordinate if we can prepare for the next patient to enter the building.

Please look for the additional and updated guidance.


Dr Rob Tennet
The StJohns Dental Practice


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