About Us

A welcoming team in a relaxed setting.

The Practice

Gnosall Dental was established in 1975 and has since seen steady growth and development to become a state-of-the-art practice with old-style charm.


The practice is housed within a gorgeous cottage building dating from 1849 on the high street of Gnosall village. We know our local community very well and treat multiple generations within the same families, as well as patients from across Staffordshire.

Meet the Team. 

Our dedicated specialists are committed to providing superb and affordable dental care with a thorough yet gentle touch.

The practice is made up of principal dentist Channa Herath (BDS), hygienist Karen Rawles, nurses Carol Hulme, Kim Shore, Ruth Lasance and receptionist Ruth Lory.

Channa Herath (BDS)

Principal Dentist

GCD: 155699

Channa is passionate about dentistry and committed to providing his patients with the best possible care. He welcomes the chance to build a compassionate and genuinely friendly relationship with everyone who visits and is determined in his quest to make Gnosall Dental a centre of excellence. He is always pushing himself forward to improve his knowledge in the ever-changing world of dentistry and his priority is to make the patient feel calm and relaxed.

Karen Rawles

Principle Hygienist

GCD: 474162A

Karen has been with Gnosall Dental for over 14 years. She has been in dentistry since 1983 starting as a dental nurse and progressing her career by qualifying as a hygienist in 2004. Karen is excellent at supporting our patients to achieve their best with their periodontal health providing excellent hygiene guidance and advice. Karen is extremely friendly and approachable and has a great working relationship with the team and all of her patients.

Carol Hulme


GCD: 109925

Carol has been with Gnosall Dental for nearly 30 years, starting her career as a dental nurse and progressing to manager with the practice. Carols excellent nursing and management skills have ensured the success of our team and continues to ensure our patients receive the best and most effective care. Carol is always happy to spend time getting to know our patients and helping them with any questions they may have.

Kim Shore


GCD: 133329

Kim has worked in Dentistry for over 14 years, she joined Gnosall Dental in 2017 and is a much valued member of the team. She is a highly efficient, hard working nurse with a great bedside manner and sense of humour. Kim brings a smile to all of our faces and our patients really value her work.

Ruth Lasance


GCD: 113372

Ruth joined our practice in May 2018, she is our newest member of the team. Our patients have really taken to her. Ruth is a highly experienced dental nurse with a great deal of new ideas and a great work ethic, we are really excited to have Ruth working with us and look forward to seeing her settle in with the team.

Ruth Lory


Ruth has been with the practice for over 14 years, she has watched our patients grow up and go to university, start work, get married and have children of their own. Ruth takes great pride in knowing all of our patients personally so she is able to ensure all of their needs are met, thus adding the personal touch to our service. Our patients love to call in and see Ruth and catch up at their appointments.

Book an appointment.

Simply give use a call to book an appointment or fill in the form below. We're always happy to help!

Channa originally hails from Sutton Coldfield. He studied Biomedical Science at Durham University and took a masters in Neuroscience at Bristol University. In 2000 he moved to sunnier climes, studying Dentistry at The University of Sydney. He then worked in a private practice in Australia, returning to the UK in 2009 as he missed the British lifestyle.

On his arrival back in England, Channa practised at Chipping Norton Dental Implant Centre. In 2012 he married Nirmani and they decided to settle back in the Midlands, where Channa took the step to take over Gnosall Dental and continue its outstanding treatments combined with friendly service.

Ensuring your mouth stays spotlessly clean and completely free from plaque is the remit of our hygienist Karen Rawles. After a session with Karen, your mouth will feel unbelievably clean and fresh. She will teach you how to keep your teeth and gums healthy and free from bacterial plaque that contributes to decay, gum disease and bad breath.

Teeth whitening with Philips Zoom is guaranteed to give you a whiter, brighter smile.

Private Patient Price Guide

  • Extensive examination (new patient or those not seen for 5 years or more)

    from £33

  • X-ray

    from £8

  • Routine Scale and Polish

    from £41.50

  • Amalgam Filling

    ranges from £45 - £85

  • Composite Filling

    ranges from £35 - £95

  • Simple Extraction

    from £85

  • Full upper and lower acrylic dentures

    from £600

  • Partial acrylic denture

    from £350

  • Partial chrome denture

    from £480

  • Root canal treatment

    from £250 - £450

Cosmetic Treatment

  • Extensive examination (new patient or those not seen for 5 years or more)

    from £33

  • X-ray

    from £8

  • Routine Scale and Polish

    from £41.50

  • Composite Filling

    ranges from £56 - £95

  • Crowns

    from £390

  • Tooth Whitening - Take Home Kit

    from £200

  • Tooth Whitening - Chairside Treatment

    from £380

  • Veneers

    from £250

  • Bridgework

    from £480

  • Adult Orthodontics -

    from £2000

    Consultation fee of £60 payable at the first appointment, and deducted from the cost of any treatment provided.

Alternatively, you can join one of our Denplan payment schemes to help manage the cost of your treatment, ask at reception for more details of how we can help.

Points to note on pricing

  • This list is intended as a guide to costs.

  • These prices will vary depending on the individual (clinical) circumstances.

  • Your dentist will be more than happy to discuss your concerns at your check-up.

  • A full printed estimate and treatment plan will be given following your discussion with the dentist.

For more information about the General Dental Council and to review the registration for our practice and team please visit...


If you would like to make a complaint, please call the above number and speak to Carol. Alternatively, Channa Herath is available on the same number. 

You can also email us at gnosalldental@btconnect.com, fill in the form below or write to us at 15 High Street, Gnosall, Staffordshire, ST20 0EX.

If you are unhappy with the response we have provided, you can contact any of the below.

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For Our Denplan Patients

Denplan's Complaints Handling and Risk Management Department

0800 169 7220


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For Our Private Patients

BDA Advice Sheet B10 'Handling Complaints'; B11 'Handling Private Practice Complaints'

0207 935 0875

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For Our NHS Patients

You can call the NHS dental complaints service on 0300 311 22 33.

Dental Complaints Service

020 8253 0800