News about Staff

Meet our Dental Therapist – Louis Sparling

19th August 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

What can Louis Sparling do for you? essential oral hygiene care and advice maintenance or restoration of gum health fluoride application extractions and fillings tooth whitening skin smoothing dermal fillers First and foremost Passionate about oral health,  prioritises the needs of his patients. He understands how important it is to build a trusting, friendly relationship…

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Dentist Aryaan Khalid takes Saturday appointments

15th July 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

We are delighted to let our patients in the Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye region of Herefordshire know that our popular dentist is booking Saturday appointments. Aryaan welcomes patients in SpaDental Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye. He is dedicated to helping patients achieve their best oral and dental health and especially enjoys restorative work. We know that quite often people…

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Can qualified dentists from overseas work in England?

27th April 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

SpaDental is aware that talented dentists from around the world would like the opportunity to work in the UK. We already have some associate dentists in our practices who have trained overseas and found their own way to us. Now we are actively inviting applications from overseas qualified dentists seeking employment in England. We’re inviting…

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SpaDental Whitchurch dentist: Adindu Etugo

29th March 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Since he began at SpaDental Whitchurch over a year ago, has become a firm favourite with his patients. Working as much as allowed throughout the pandemic, Adi has helped his patients access the care they need to feel comfortable. What happens during a new patient appointment? Read more about the Whitchurch team Adindu Etugu provides…

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Choose to challenge – women in dentistry

8th March 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

The theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is #Choose to Challenge. Today is a good day to look at the important role women play in dentistry. Choose to Challenge Throughout the last century, most dentists were men. Indeed, if we look at the percentage of male to female dentists over 55, it’s still predominantly male….

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SpaDental Group Clinical Director Appointed

22nd February 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Dentist appointed Clinical Director of the SpaDental Group. Lucy joined SpaDental several years ago as a talented and forward-thinking member of the SpaDental Plymouth team. Subsequently she moved to our Somerset practices, SpaDental Chard and SpaDental Glastonbury. What does a clinical director do? Ensuring that our patients receive the most appropriate treatment for their individual…

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What’s fluoride varnish? And why do children need it?

18th February 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Featuring expert advice from dental surgeon Lucy Smith, to help protect your children’s teeth. We all want our children to have the best – and that includes wanting them to have the healthiest teeth possible. Taking good care of children’s teeth from when they’re very small helps them to have stronger teeth as adults. Which…

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Why healthy gums can help save your life

9th February 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

With growing evidence of a link between gum disease and life threatening complications of COVID-19, there has never been a more important time for us to look after our oral health. Please read our advice and guidelines from , dental hygienist at SpaDental Chard. She explains why gum health is more important than ever, and…

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Safe oral hygiene appointments and aerosols explained

30th November 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

Adaptations for oral hygiene safety this year include increased infection control and prevention. It means that even your regular dental hygiene appointment is not quite the same as it used to be. As we adjust to new ways of working, we thank you for your patience and understanding. Please continue to read our advice and…

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Meet Laura Watson – Practice Manager

10th November 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Practice Manager has recently joined the SpaDental teams in SpaDental Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye and Tewkesbury. Laura grew up on the outskirts of Birmingham and then lived in North Wales before settling in Gloucestershire. With over ten years of experience in the dental sector as a nurse and as a practice manager, she brings experience and enthusiasm,…

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Meet Nader Botros – SpaDental Ledbury and Ross on Wye

5th October 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We’re delighted to welcome dentist to SpaDental. Nader joined SpaDental earlier this month, and he’s enjoying getting to know his new patients in Ledbury and Ross on Wye. A skilled hand, an aesthetic eye Two qualities that make a great dentist! Nader has been working as a dentist for over twelve years. Developing his general…

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Answering patient enquiries, meeting your needs

9th July 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We’re pleased to be able to introduce you to who will be helping answer your telephone and email enquiries, as well as booking appointments. Grace joined the team just before the country went into lockdown, and has now resumed work. She has been to meet with the  staff of SpaDental Chard to observe the new…

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Essential precautions to keep safe during the pandemic closure

27th May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Even while we are closed for face-to-face services, our teams take phone calls and respond to emails from our patients. While many staff can work from home, some are also coming into the practices. Two of the team explain the necessary precautions they take to keep safe working on site. In the video below you…

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SpaDental Plymouth team at home

6th May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

For us all, patients and staff alike, we haven’t been spending our time as we’d expected! Here’s a snippet of what a few of the Plymouth team at home are getting up to. A common theme is caring – for family member or others in the community. As you know our staff from your visits…

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Assistant Practice Manager Tanzy Cronshey

8th November 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Assistant Practice Manager is already a firm favourite with patients who know her as a dental nurse. Not only is she a calm and reassuring presence, she’s also a driving force for getting things done.  Congratulations! Our very best wishes to Tanzy as she begins her new role as Assistant Practice Manager as SpaDental Chard…

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A warm welcome to implant dentist Kalina Borska

25th October 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental is delighted to welcome implant dentist to the practice. Kalina chose to focus professionally on the area of implant dentistry because of the difference she knows it can make to her patients’ lives. As well as placing and restoring implants, Kalina is available to deliver orthodontic alignment with clear braces and facial rejuvenation treatments…

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Meet implant dentist James MacDonald

8th October 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental is delighted to offer patients the opportunity to have implant treatment with a respected dentist in either Glastonbury or Tewkesbury. Implant dentist James MacDonald joins the SpaDental team.  James has been successfully placing and restoring implants for over ten years. Meet James James took time out of his busy schedule to answer a few…

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41% of people snore. Often a dentist can help.

1st October 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

It’s a fact – people snore. But, while most of us snore from time to time, for some people snoring is a chronic problem. It can affect the health and wellbeing of the person who snores, as well as affecting other family members, and even work colleagues. If you’re concerned about your snoring, or someone…

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Paula’s jumping for joy and helping children as well

31st August 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Paula’s got a lot to celebrate and wants to give too …so she’s skydiving! By jumping for joy she’s actually helping disadvantaged children too! Paula says, “I’ve reached the age of 36 and done nothing exciting in my life. Mid-life crisis? Maybe so! But here’s my chance to make a huge difference.” “PLEASE SPONSOR ME…

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Multi-tasking Practice Manager Paula Thompson

21st July 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

It’s coming to the end of ‘s first month as practice manager of three SpaDental practices: SpaDental Chard, SpaDental Glastonbury and SpaDental Tewkesbury. And she’s loving it! Meet practice manager Paula Thompson Q: You qualified as a dental nurse in 2001. Why did you choose dental nursing as a profession? Paula: “As part of my…

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Are dental x-rays safe? What patients need to know.

12th July 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Are dental x-rays safe? Recently a patient at SpaDental Plymouth questioned why the dentist did not offer a shield during a dental x-ray. Practice Manager shares her expert knowledge with us, as an experienced dental nurse: “In the past, the patient and the clinical staff used to wear lead aprons when taking an x-ray. This…

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Book now to meet your new Glastonbury dentist

11th July 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Exciting changes are going on in 3 Lambrook Street since Spadental acquired the practice. We hope you’ll come in soon to meet your new Glastonbury dentist, and find out more about what we can offer you, and how we can support your oral health. During July and August, SpaDental Glastonbury is offering new patient appointments…

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I know flossing helps. How can I do it well?

3rd June 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

We know that flossing helps to maintain a healthy mouth, but some of us worry we may do it wrong, or we’re just not certain we’re getting it right. Dental hygienist at SpaDental Glastonbury has put together useful tips to help us with daily flossing. Expert advice so your time spent flossing helps keep your…

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Part-time work opportunities in Tewkesbury

28th March 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

As more patients are joining the practice, we’re hiring new staff. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to join a thriving practice offering a high standard of care. Now’s the time to join the team! Meet our practice manager SpaDental Tewkesbury is centrally located in this active Gloucestershire town that offers valuable services to the wider…

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Warm thanks to practice manager Sarah Trout – Glastonbury

23rd March 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Last week we wished Sarah all the very best as she moved on to new opportunities. Including, we hope, extra time for walking with her lovely dog! For the last five years, practice manager has been a friendly, welcoming and efficient presence in the practice in Glastonbury. Sarah joined the James Main Dental Partnership in 2014,…

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Testimonials

Top Class Dentistry at SpaDental Whitchurch

We're delighted to share with you this thoughtful and informative testimonial from a patient, Mr Paul Robinson, who has recently completed several appointments with dentist at SpaDental Whitchurch. As you can read below, he's pleased he joined the practice. Top Class Dentistry "Spadental Whitchurch is located in Corser House, a 16th century grade II listed building which retains much of its original charm. It’s just off the main one-way street, that runs through the centre…

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SpaDental Chard - thank you for your kind support

It hasn't been an easy year, but our patients have been so understanding. Thank you all so very much for your kind support and the lovely feedback we've received. Your kind support is very motivating It means a lot to the SpaDental Chard team to read your feedback. Your feedback is important to us as it helps us work on continual improvement of our services. Our sincere thanks to all of you have taken the…

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SpaDental Whitchurch - your understanding is appreciated!

We've been catching up with our patients to find out how their treatment has been over the last months. This has been such a hard year for many of us, personally and professionally, and access to dental care has been affected in many ways by the pandemic. We'd really like to take this opportunity, therefore, to thank you for your understanding. We know that you have had to cope with cancellations and changes to our…

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SpaDental Tewkesbury reviews - thank you!

With the ups and downs of the last year, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patients for your support and understanding. Your thoughtfulness is reflected in the considerate comments we've received in response to our request for feedback. We truly appreciate your kind thoughts. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews of SpaDental Tewkesbury. A selection of your reviews: "The service during the last few months has…

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SpaDental Whitchurch dentist "kind and gentle"

SpaDental Whitchurch dentist is accepting new private patients. A new patient testimonial After the closure of my local dentist in Whitchurch I telephoned Spa Dental who made me an appointment. Unfortunately I had an abscess on my tooth before my appointment date, for which I was given an emergency appointment.   I am a very nervous patient and it took a long time to build confidence with my old dentist , therefore my nerves were bad and I…

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Plymouth dentists "excellent care" and "professional service"

Kind words from our patients mean a lot to us. Thank you! We're very happy to read reviews that commend the  Plymouth team and the dentists "excellent care" and "professional service". Recent patient reviews commend our excellent care: "In safe and caring hands - Without exception the treatment I have received has been outstanding. From the reception staff through each of the individuals involved, their focus is on you and you're fully involved in any…

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Fantastic Saltash patient reviews - thank you!

We very much enjoyed reading the lovely Saltash patient reviews we've received in response to our recent request for feedback. On behalf of all the staff, thank you so much for your lovely comments. We sincerely appreciate your kind words, and will also use your recommendations in our planning. SpaDental considers your review comments carefully. We read them all, and use the information we gather to guide our practice so we can keep on improving…

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Thank you for SpaDental Chard patient reviews

A very appreciative thank you to our patients from the clinicians and staff at SpaDental Chard. It has been a pleasure reading your comments because if our patients are happy, then we're happy. Feedback about the team and treatment from SpaDental Chard reviews "Everyone in the practice is efficient, professional and knowledgeable." - HCG  "5 Star Dental Care - Being in the centre of Chard, [the SpaDental] surgery is easily accessible for most patients. The…

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Plymouth patient reviews and suggestions - thank you!

SpaDental Plymouth sincerely thanks everyone who responds to our request to review the practice. We love reading all your positive comments. That said, we also take on board the suggestions you make. Because we take Plymouth patient reviews seriously, we read them carefully to see if anyone is less than satisfied with their experience and we use that information to guide our practice. Our review rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) highlights Plymouth patient…

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Reviews Tewkesbury - thank you for your appreciation.

This last week we asked our patients who have visited the practice in the last few months to submit their comments online. We truly appreciate your kind comments. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews. Read about our new treatment for patients who have breathing difficulties while they're sleeping. Your opinion is important. Amongst other questions, we ask patients whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends.…

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September, 2021

Yes, we're open!

Some practices may need to prioritise appointments for urgent and essential treatment.

Thank you for showing your understanding to our staff.

We kindly remind patients to contact us at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule an appointment if it's not possible to attend.

Please note:

  • Entry to the practices is by booked appointment only.
  • Dental practices must still follow strict infection prevention controls. 
  • Please help us to keep staff and patients safe.