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The Chard Team

Dentists

 Karine Mota Faria

Dentist, LMD Instituto Universitario De Ciencias De Saude 2019

Particular interest in: General dentistry

GDC Number: 287136

After qualifying as a dentist in Portugal, Karine moved to England and has gained a wide range of experience working in busy mixed practices.

Karine especially enjoys the artistic aspect of dentistry, completing attractive, long-lasting restorations. She enjoys welcoming her patients and helping them feel comfortable in her care.

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Lucy Smith

Dentist, BDS Peninsula Dental School 2015

Particular interest in: General dentistry, helping nervous patients

GDC Number: 258244

After qualifying from the Peninsula Dental School in 2015 and working in Bristol, Lucy joined SpaDental Plymouth in 2017. Lucy now divides her time between SpaDental Chard and Glastonbury.

Lucy believes it is important for her patients to feel at ease during their treatments, and believes with care and time most patients can be comfortable. To manage high levels of anxiety, Lucy has undertaken additional training in intravenous sedation to help patients access essential treatment.

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Dental Hygienists and Therapists

Madhumathi Krishnavadanan

(Madhu)

Dental Therapist, Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2023

GDC Number: 310926

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Christine Sutcliffe

Hygienist, CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene, 1985

GDC Number: 2978

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Heather Tanner

Hygienist, Certificate of Proficiency in Dental Hygiene, 1982

GDC Number: 2505

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SpaDental Group Operations Manager

Caroline Beston

Operations Manager

After working as an accountant for eight years, Caroline moved into the hospitality industry where she honed a wide range of valuable skills. She enjoyed a successful career as a regional manager in hotels and restaurants, working all over the South West before joining SpaDental. Caroline guides and supports the teams working in the practices to ensure patients have an excellent experience. She devotes herself to her work with drive and positivity.

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Practice Manager

Tracy Coath

Dental nurse, National Certificate NEBDN 2001

GDC Number: 186896

Tracy joined the Chard team in 2010. Her enthusiastic and energetic manner ensures she is a valued member of the team. Previously Tracy worked in both NHS and private practices. She is an experienced nurse who takes pride in maintaining high standards.

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Dental Nurses

Margarita Kostadinova

Dental Nurse, National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2019

GDC Number: 285506

Margarita enjoys meeting patients and helping everyone feel at ease. She believes in continuous learning to enhance her skills and has trained in fluoride application.

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Robyn Tedder

Dental Nurse, Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2023

GDC Number: 306790

Robyn brings the experience of eight year working in entertainment management to her position as a dental nurse. She particularly enjoys her daily interactions with patients and her keen attention to detail ensures a high quality of care.

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Emily Willmington

Dental Nurse, Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2022

GDC Number: 304750

A qualified dental nurse, Emily’s chair-side manner is founded on respect and understanding for her patients. Emily helps her patients to relax and feel comfortable.

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Trainee Dental Nurses

Cally Webb

Cally brings her experience in child care, hospitality and customer service to her role in dentistry. An enthusiastic and active learner, she enjoys the variety of each day in practice.

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Receptionists

Susan Dexter

(Susie)

Receptionist

Over fifteen years in the practice Susie has developed a strong rapport with patients. She has a talent for putting patients at ease and is the friendly face that welcomes everyone into the practice. Her commitment and efficiency is appreciated by both staff and patients.

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