Penroses Dental Practice Non Clinical Staff

Karenza Stribley, RDN, OHE, RAD: Dental Nurse

(GDC Registration Number: 125442)

Practice Manager


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 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 boys.

      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.

Wendy Hart, RDN: Dental Nurse

(GDC Registration Number: 110508)



Wendy joined the team in 2013. She is the welcoming face of our private practice and assistant to the Practice Manager as well as co-ordinating the domiciliary service.  Wendy first worked as a dental nurse at Penroses in the 1970s.  Since then she has gained lots of experience as a dental nurse and receptionist at dental practices in Tavistock and Okehampton.  Wendy has two

                            grown up sons and four beautiful grandchildren.