The Holsworthy NHS Dental Care Non Clinical Staff

Karenza Stribley, RND, OHE, RAD: Practice Manager (GDC Registration Number: 125442)


Karenza started working at Penroses as a Dental Nurse in 1990 and is now the Practice Manager although sergeant major is probably a more appropriate title.  As well as being a registered dental nurse Karenza also holds qualifications in both oral health education and dental radiography.  Karenza is a qualified advanced trampolining coach and judge; she is a busy mum of two young boys and a Kilkhampton Youth Club committee 


      Sue Chope, BSc DipEd: Practice Administrator


Sue is our practice administrator and wife of the Practice Owner, John Chope. She trained as a biochemist and worked for a short time in the laboratories in Khartoum University, Sudan investigating the properties of scorpion venom. She is also a trained teacher working at schools in Bristol and locally at Parkham. It is Sue's steady hand behind the scenes which has provided all the administrative support for the practice for over 40 years.


In her spare time she loves singing and is a member of two local choirs; she has even sung in the Royal Albert Hall. She has a long term project to help the re-introduction of the large blue butterfly to North Devon by re-creating its habitat on her farm in Hartland.

Angie Millman: Receptionist


Angie is a very experienced receptionist having worked for many years at Endsleigh Dental Practice in Holsworthy.  Angie is always smiling and brings a quiet calm to what can be very hetic days.  Angie's spare time is spent with her grandson and she also enjoys quiet time reading and

                                 listening to music.

Wendy Matthews, RDN: Dental Nurse

(GDC Registration Number: 239475)



Wendy is a very experienced receptionist and dental nurse having worked at Penroses Dental Practice for several years before her children were born.  She mostly works with Angie on reception but is invaluable as a dental nurse in an emergency or during staff holidays. Wendy has a couple of very energentic dogs which she loves to walk on the beach.

     Paula Jacobs: Decontamination Assistant

Working in the practice's Central Sterilisation Unit, Paula has the responsibility of ensuring all equipment is fully clean and sterilised before being redeployed to the surgeries or domiciliary service. Alongside this role, Paula can often be seen helping out on reception.  When Paula is not at the practice she enjoys long country walks, trips to the theatre and reading, especially

                        crime thrillers.  Paula is also a qualified therapist in Reflexology,

                        Indian Head Massage and Reiki.