Meet the Team

We are backed by a skilled team, who offer experience, enthusiasm and dedication to the job.

Steve Champion RDT DT EAB

Director / Owner

Steve’s dental career began in in 1989, working as an apprentice technician in a ‘crown and bridge’ lab.  He soon moved to PW Dental Lab in Canterbury, and worked under the tutelage of Peter Wise.  Steve attended Lambeth College on a day release program whilst completing his apprenticeship, obtaining a Btec National Diploma in Dental Technology.  He worked his way up through the company, and following the retirement of Mr Wise in 1998, was offered a Partnership.  He subsequently purchased the company in 2000.

The business has grown steadily, and with Steve’s keen interest in dental Prosthetics, has more lately focused on implant retained and removable appliances.

Steve started ConfiDent Labs in 2011 as a direct response to the growing private market – in particular, the ‘All-on-4 immediate loading concept’.  This work has become the cornerstone of the business’s success.  In fact, having spent many weeks training both in the UK and abroad in Spain, Germany, Portugal and South Africa, Steve has successfully loaded in excess of 1000 arches.

Steve remains passionate about good bench work.  Delegating the day to day business to his office staff allows him to remain hands-on with the work he has spent 30 years perfecting – both in the Canterbury lab, and in dental surgeries and practices nationally.

When not working, Steve enjoys time with his family and dogs.  He is a passionate carp angler, shooter and outdoorsman – equally at home on the river bank, or at his home in Faversham.  Steve and his partner Helen have a daughter, Brooke, and share their home with foster children.


Ash Iddenden RDT

Lab Manager / Dental Technician

Ash joined us in 2004 as an apprentice at the age of 16.  He became a qualified dental technician in 2010 after gaining a Foundation Degree from De Montfort university.  He went on to become Lab Manager in 2016.

In his spare time Ash enjoys golf, which he has played from a young age.  He currently holds a handicap of 4.7 (WHS) and is a member at Canterbury GC.


Emma Luck


Emma thrives in this role and knows how to keep the business running smoothly.  She joined ConfiDent in 2012 as a delivery driver, progressing to administration then Office and Logistics Manager before taking on position of Director in 2023.

When not at work, Emma enjoys walking her dog, socialising with friends, dancing and watching live music and DJ’s.  She also participates in a variety of fitness classes.

Francesca Foreman RDT

Dental Technician

Francesca joined ConfiDent Labs in March 2021 and went on to qualify as a GDC registered technician a few months later.

Since starting Francesca feels that she has learnt a lot of new & different techniques and has enjoyed getting to know her work colleagues.

In her spare time Francesca is dedicated to her role within the army reserves and seeks out anything adventurous. She also enjoys horse riding, musical theatre and finding new hobbies to explore


Patrick Hawkins RDT

Dental Technician

Patrick started as an apprentice Dental Technician in October 1974 (yes he is that old!) at Bradley and Partners dental practice in Canterbury, and he worked there for the following 43 ½ years until he was made redundant.

He started working at Confident Labs in Canterbury in April 2018 until the Covid-19 pandemic took over in 2020 when Dentistry came to a sudden end, he was furloughed until September when he was made redundant due to a total lack of dental treatments.

In October 2020 he was then employed by Boots working with the NHS, as part of the fight against Covid-19 and became an Assisted Testing Supervisor and Tester Trainer, where he trained dozens of testers to perform the test process.

This continued until February 2022 when the call came to return to Dentistry, and he returned to Confident Labs the same month.

Outside of work Patrick enjoys gardening but his main love is music, he produces a Disco, Soul and Funk Music Podcast, which has 15,000+ listeners from all over the world every month.

Brooke Champion

Trainee Dental Technician

Brooke joined ConfiDent Labs in the summer of 2021. She initially started in a part time role but then decided to continue and became an apprentice. Brooke looks forward to starting collage and gaining new skills to add to the team.

Outside of work Brooke enjoys socialising with friends, going shopping and spending time with her dogs.

Bridie Silvester

Administration Assistant

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Jim Rayner


Jim has worked for ConfiDent Labs since January 2016.

Jim enjoys socialising with friends and family.  He also likes the outdoors, walking and camping in his motorhome.  Together with his wife, he is also a foster carer.

Mariusz Rzasa


Jane Clements


Jane joined ConfiDent Labs in July 2018.

In her spare time, she enjoys photography, genealogy research, painting and driving steam locomotives.

Kate Nock