Knockhundred Row, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DQ

The Team
Our Dentists


It is essential to find a dentist that you can trust.

All of our staff aim to achieve excellence.

Our three receptionists, Jane, Amber and Chloe will be glad to tell you about the practice and help you decide which of our four dentists would suit you best.

In the unfortunate event of an emergency, we have a policy of always seeing patients in pain on the same day. On those occasions, it is not always possible to be seen by the dentist of your choice.


Mark Coppen

B.D.S.(Guys), L.D.S. R.C.S.(Eng.)

GDC Number: 52688

Mark has worked in Midhurst since 1982. He qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1978 and worked briefly in Haywards Heath before moving to Midhurst.

He has a wealth of experience in all aspects of dentistry and finds routine family dentistry as satisfying as the complex cosmetic cases. Mark enjoys the variety of being able to care for all types of patient, from the youngest to the oldest and from the confident to the apprehensive.

He regularly attends courses and receives training in all the disciplines of general and aesthetic dentistry.

Mark lives in Midhurst. He has three children, one of them Edward, is a practicing dentist who occasionally works at St. Oswald’s.


Maureen Gilpin


GDC Number: 57830

Maureen qualified in 1983 from Queen’s University. Before coming to St. Oswald’s more than twenty years ago, she gained experience in prestigious practices in Belfast and Lancashire.

She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but takes particular satisfaction from the challenge of making dental care a more comfortable experience for her patients. Her ethos is to treat every patient as she would a member of her own family. Maureen adds to her ability in this objective by participating in courses on a wide range of dental subjects including hypnosis.

Maureen lives just outside Petersfield with her husband David. She is a committed Christian and enjoys golf, tennis and Badminton in her spare time.


Jill Forrester

B.D.S. M.F.G.D.P.

GDC Number: 70565

Jill qualified from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1995 gaining her Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice two years later.

Since then, she has attended a broad selection of courses in general and more specialist areas of dentistry.

Jill enjoys family dentistry and has a special interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She has also received training in homeopathy and acupuncture.

She has lived with her husband Matt and their two young children in Haslemere for almost 20 years. In her spare time, she is an enthusiastic member of her local hockey team.


Neil Wain


GDC Number: 60469

Neil qualified at Bristol University in 1985, moving to Midhurst in 1986 to work with the Woodcroft Dental Practice, (formerly Fleetwood & Partners).

Neil has always attended a wide variety of training courses. This enabled him to become a Dental Trainer and in 1995 he was the mentor of a young Jill Forrester!

In 2015 Neil left the Woodcroft Practice to work in Petersfield, but in 2017 the opportunity to work at St. Oswald’s arose. He has now returned to Midhurst as a valuable addition to our team.

Neil has lived in Eastbourne with his wife Julia for over 20 years, they have two grown daughters. His interests outside dentistry include cycling, gardening, squash and skiing.

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