Meet the Donovans Dental Care team

At Donovans Dental Care our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Michael Donovan



GDC No. 60315

Michael qualified from University College Hospital London, Dental Hospital in 1985, and spent seven years working as an associate before buying the practice in Petworth in 1992. He began studying orthodontics in 1991 and, since then, he has continued to develop this aspect of his practice. Michael believes orthodontic treatment should be carried out without extractions, wherever possible, to maintain the correct shape and size of the jaw, and to improve the final facial profile. He also works closely with osteopaths and chiropractors in this regard.

In 1997, Michael gained his Diploma in General Dental Practice from the Royal College of Surgeons in London, being one of the first in the country to attain this qualification. In 2006, he moved the practice from Market Square to its current modern premises, located on the corner of Middle Street.

He has a special interest in orthodontics and restorative dentistry, and continues to broaden and update his knowledge by committing to further postgraduate training.

He is married to our Practice Manager, Jayne Donovan, and they have two children. When not hard at work, Michael enjoys playing and watching rugby, golf, cycling and skiing.

Laurie Goddard



GDC No. 60474

After qualifying from Bristol University Dental School in 1985, Laurie gained surgical experience while working for four years as a Senior House Officer in Maxillofacial Surgery units of general hospitals. She moved into general dental practice in 1990 and joined Donovan’s in 2002.

Laurie completed a foundation course at the Royal Homeopathic Hospital in London in 1997, and regularly attends dental courses in a full range of subjects to keep her skills fresh.

Laurie believes prevention is the key to success in dentistry and works with this in mind every day. She enjoys the rapport she achieves with patients during treatment and the delight they experience when they achieve their goals.

Laurie is married with two children and enjoys sailing and walking.

Anne Steele



GDC No. 85358

Anne qualified as a Dental Surgeon from Cardiff University in 2005. She is also a qualified Dental Technician and achieved a BSc (hons) degree in Dental Technology.

With over 15 years’ experience, Anne is passionate about delivering high quality dentistry in a friendly and caring environment. Anne has a sensitive and caring manner which enables her to build an excellent rapport with children and nervous patients.

Anne is an experienced Invisaline provider and joined Donovan’s with the aim of expanding the already extensive orthodontic options provided at the practice. She also performs facial rejuvenation procedures using Botox and Fillers.

Anne lives locally with her husband and 2 children. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor pursuits, travelling and spending time with her family.

Harry Donovans Dental Care

Dr. Harry Davis


BDS King's College London 2017

GDC No. 271869

Dr Harry is passionate about delivering the highest standard of care, which has built him a loyal following over the years. When not at donovans dental practice he works in London. He trained at the World’s leading King’s College London Dental Institute and furthered his education by working and training alongside internationally renowned cosmetic dentists and implantologists. Harry offers both invisalign and implant treatments.

Dr Harry believes in a minimally invasive approach which means providing beautiful results whilst preserving his patient’s natural teeth wherever possible.



GDC No. 116512

Nicky has been providing hygiene services for the practice since 2008, having qualified as a hygienist at the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2007.

Nicky has two daughters and also has a particular talent for making greeting cards.


Dental Nurse

GDC No. 3966

Jayne trained and qualified as a Dental Nurse in Torquay in 1984 and has worked in Petworth since 1997. She also works as a dental nurse and provides the practice’s Chaperone service after completing her Level 2 in Chaperone for Health & Social care.

Her hobbies including renovating old properties and she was involved in the design and build of the present surgery. She also loves skiing, keeping fit and cookery.

She is married to our Principal, Mike, and they have two children who are now at university.


Dental Nurse

An exciting change for me after 20yrs of life on the road in sales and customer service. I joined the practice in February and have settled in nicely. Most people describe me as “full of energy & upbeat”, I channel some of this into the outdoor sports I love. I cycle and race both road and mountain bikes, slightly less occasionally these days moto cross and enduro riding too! When I am not on two wheels it’s horses or obstacle races, Muscle Acher or Tough Mudder!

These activities keep me calm and focused while at work, so I am very much looking forward to meeting more of the lovely patients here at Donovan’s Dental Practice.


Dental Nurse

GDC No. 155965

Debbie Standen

CQC Registered Practice Manager

GDC Number 152506

Debbie trained and qualified in Portsmouth in 1996 where she gained the National Certificate from the National Examining Board of Dental Nurses

Debbie then went on to into Management in 2017 and has been at Donovan’s Dental Practice since September 2021.

Debbie alongside her team aims to ensure that all the patients in their care receive the best treatment and service that they can provide in a safe happy environment nothing is too much trouble for her and her team.

Debbie is married and has a large family circle and when she is not sorting the family out, she loves to spend time walking, swimming, help veterans in her local community and spending time with friends

Debbie is also a member of the Royal British Legion and helps to support the local veterans in Hampshire and will always stop and say hello to any she sees.



Along with fellow receptionist, Nicola, Amanda is likely to be your first point of contact at the practice. She will help you with any problems or questions you may have, as well as taking care of practical matters such as booking appointments.

Amanda has enjoyed working as a receptionist for over 15 years and has a calm, welcoming manner.

Her hobbies include socialising with family and friends, long weekend walks in the countryside and creative arts and crafts.

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