Meet our Dental Therapist – Louis Sparling

15th February 2023 | Posted by: Vanessa Giraud

What can Louis Sparling do for you?


portrait of dental therapist Louis StarlingPassionate about oral health, Louis Sparling prioritises the needs of his patients. He understands how important it is to build a trusting, friendly relationship with his patients who appreciate his caring, empathetic approach. He works enthusiastically to help patients achieve their long-term oral health goals, coaching and encouraging them to success.

About Louis

Louis grew up in Devon and began his career as a dental nurse, before qualifying as a dental therapist. The University of Sheffield and the British Society for Dental Hygienists and Therapists (BSDHT) recognised his outstanding professionalism. 

A dental therapist’s skill

Dental therapists support patients’ oral hygiene and deliver some dental treatments too. A key role of a therapist is to work with patients to establish regular oral hygiene appointments and establish effective at-home routines promoting healthy gums.  Within his scope of practice, Louis is also qualified to perform tooth whitening, as prescribed by a dentist, place fillings and extract primary teeth.

Patients can see Louis without having to see a dentist first

Booking an appointment with a dental therapist helps make regular preventive dental care affordable.

SpaDental practices in the Southwest offer direct access to appointments with a dental therapist. This means that so long as you are not experiencing dental pain, you can make an appointment with Louis without having the additional expense of seeing a dentist first. 

Of course, if Louis spots a concern that needs a dentist’s attention, then he refers his patient to a dentist. 

What our patients say:

First time that I have been treated by a dental therapist. I was very impressed, as I was with all the staff.”

 “The therapist was very professional and we are both pleased with the results.”

 “I had reservations about getting a filling done by a dental therapist but actually I found him excellent. Really good.”

Patient care

Sensitive to how people feel, Louis always puts his patient’s needs first. Louis takes time to get to know his patients, and asks a lot of questions for better communication and understanding. He likes to understand how his patients think to build a positive approach to oral health. His approach to dental therapy is holistic because working together is important so patients achieve their goals.

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