Meet the Team


Dr Taylor Pope BDS BSc (Hons). GDC number: 80895
Taylor qualified from The University of Leeds in 1996 with a Degree in Human Anatomy and from The University of Liverpool with his dental degree in 2002, he has since gained a wealth of experience in the dental field - both in the NHS and Private sector nationwide.

As well as being the Principal of Allen House Dental Practice, Taylor also has an NHS/Private practice on the Wirral, Newton-le-Willows and Chester. He is an Educational Supervisor for Health Education North West - entailing training and mentoring newly qualified dental professionals. Taylor also has certification in Clinical Research from the National Institute for Health Research, is a clinical lead for NHS England for Peer Reviews and is currently working towards a Diploma in Postgraduate Clinical Education.

He has a special interest in non-surgical facial aesthetics and has been trained to an advanced level. As Medical Director of Advanced Facial Aesthetics Ltd, Taylor has trained with the famous Dr Bob Khanna (Ten Years Younger). His wealth of experience in the cosmetic industry includes treating Premier League footballers, actresses and models, as well as being Clinical Lead at several large cosmetic establishments.

His treatments include anti-wrinkle injections, treatment for excessive sweating, migraine treatments, treatments for teeth grinding, dermal fillers, lip enhancement, chemical peels and Dermaroller.
He lives on the Wirral with his wife and seven young children and enjoys spending time with his family.

Dr Veselin Bachvarov DDM GDC Number: 190276
Veselin qualified in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2006 where he worked in a private practice until 2010. He and his family then moved to England and started work in Newton Abbot.
Veselin is very experienced in restorative dentistry and has a special interest in Endodontics and Periodontology. These branches of dentistry are responsible for the treatment of dental decay, gum disease and root canal infections. All these treatments aim to provide long term preservation of the natural teeth, helping to retain and improve their aesthetics. Veselin attends many lectures and seminars to always keep up to date with the latest technological development in dentistry. He enjoys working in general dental practice treating all members of the family. He has a conservative approach to dentistry and feels it is important that patients understand their diagnosis and that their expectations are realistically met.

Veselin enrolled in an MSc Endodontic postgraduate program in 2014 and has started a Postgraduate certificate in Periodontology.
Veselin enjoys socialising with friends and family and exploring different cultures.

Dr Teodora Ruscheva DDM GDC Number: 178933
Teddy graduated in 2006 from Sofia Medical University , Bulgaria. She owned a small private practice for three and a half years in Sofia, focusing on predominantly cosmetic treatments as well as general dentistry.
Teddy moved to the UK 6 years ago and since has been concentrating mostly on developing her skills and knowledge in aesthetic dentistry. Teddy regularly attends courses to keep herself updated on new technologies and materials available on the market. She has completed a cosmetic course with ''Advanced Dental Seminars'' and is currently a member of BACD (British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry). You can see examples of some of Teddy's cosmetic cases in our Smile Gallery.
Teddy is also a registered practitioner with Oralign which provides short term orthodontics treatments with clear aligners and fixed clear braces.
In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing with her family, biking, reading dental literature and going to the gym.

Practice Manager

Lynn Birtles
Lynn started her dental career at Allen House in 1993 as a dental nurse and receptionist. She was appointed Practice Manager in 2003. Lynn is in charge of the day to day running of the practice, clinical governance and staffing. Her main priority is focusing on customer care and ensuring the happiness of patients and staff.
Lynn has a keen interest in herbal medicine and is a qualified practitioner in Angelic Reiki, Indian Head Massage and Bars Therapy (Access Consciousness)

Senior Administrator / Receptionist

Janice Lea
Janice has over 25 years experience in finance, accountancy and office management. She joined the Allen House team in 2009. Janice is also our lead receptionist. She is involved in the running of the front desk, booking appointments and answering your email and telephone enquires. Janice is just a phone call away to give you any further information on our products and services.
Janice enjoys the great outdoors including rock climbing, fell walking and camping. She loves cooking and spending time with her family.

Dental Nurses

Francesca Giglia GDC Number: 186765
Francesca joined the practice in 2007 having gained her City and Guilds Level 3 NVQ Dental Nursing in 2009. Fran works closely with both the dentists and therapists and is always on hand to help and support patients. Fran is also our lead clinical governance nurse and involved with our regular audits and patient surveys. She enjoys the outdoor, walking and is a keen dress maker.

Franchesca Perks GDC Number: 143235
Franchesca has over 18 years experience as a qualified dental nurse having worked in both the Private and NHS sector. She has additional certification in radiography, impression taking and has extensive experience in intravenous sedation. Fran is great at putting nervous patients at ease and always ensures the quality of care to her patients. In her spare time she loves spending time with family, reading and keeps fit with Zumba.

Sarah Arden
Sarah is currently working towards her Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing. She is a qualified First Aider and has additional training in Health and Safety. Sarah is a dedicated team member and always on hand to help patients. She loves cooking and enjoys spending time with her young family.