“Kathy is very much a local lady having grown up in Gosport where she still lives with husband and business partner Mike Cottrell and their 3 children.
Kathy studied dentistry at the Dental School in Birmingham , one of the UK’s leading dental schools where she graduated with a BDS and husband to be Mike.
Kathy’s probably one of only a few dentists in the UK who has been a ‘Flying Dentist’ in Western Australia. Like her better-known counterparts the ‘Flying Doctors’ Kathy would hop aboard a light aircraft with a pilot , dental nurse and dental equipment to set up her dental surgery in the Outback of Western Australia in dining rooms , motel rooms or any other rooms available to treat patients who couldn’t travel the 1500 miles to Perth for regular dental care. She worked with the aboriginals establishing dental health programmes in their camps with great success.
Before joining Mike at Parkway in 2008 Kathy had been a practice owner for several years until she decided to focus her considerable energies on bringing up their three children as well as spending time cycling and ‘’shopping for shoes’’.
Kathy has now taken over the Business Management of the whole practice as Parkway has grown so rapidly – Kathy hopes to achieve ‘BDA Expert’ status which is great news for patients as it demonstrates her commitment to achieving an extremely high standard of care for both her patients and her staff in an excellent working environment.
Kathy believes that a combination of fantastic staff, outstanding NHS dental care and an ultra-modern patient-focussed environment is what makes Parkway so unique.
‘’I am very lucky to be leading such a fantastic team who will always give my somewhat ambitious ideas the support they need to succeed’’