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The Tewkesbury Team

Dentists

Gregory Martin

(Greg)

Dentist, BDS Lond 2001

GDC Number: 79784

Greg enjoys the variety of different types of dental treatment in general practice, but is particularly interested in cosmetic dentistry and dental implant restoration. He treats his patients in a gentle, caring manner, taking time to address any questions they may have. Greg’s aim is to ensure his patients are comfortable before, during and after any visit.
He trained at Guy’s Hospital in London and qualified in 2001. Greg completed his postgraduate vocational training in Gloucester and worked in Cheltenham before settling in Tewkesbury in 2007. He is a longstanding season ticket holder at Gloucester Rugby.

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Pamela Higgs

(Pam)

Dentist, BDS Manc 1991

GDC Number: 67152

Pam enjoys all aspects of dentistry and likes to build strong relationships with her patients. She aims to make dentistry as pleasant an experience as possible.
Prior to joining High Street Dental Practice, Pam worked in High Wycombe. She qualified from Manchester University in 1991

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Therapist

Bianca O’Loughlin

(Bee)

Therapist, Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Leeds 2013

GDC Number: 248483

Bianca or “Bee” as Bianca likes to be referred as; joined our Team in September 2016. Bianca graduated as a Dental Hygienist Therapist in 2013 and was awarded the Dental Therapist of the year award; the paediatric prize for her year group.
Since then Bianca has worked in Luton, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire and still works in Worcestershire on a Monday.
Bianca loves her job as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist and says she can't imagine doing any other job. Bianca especially loves building relationships and trust with patients and attending courses to keep up to date with all the new exciting developments in dentistry.

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Hygienists

Christine Greensmith

Hygienist, Dip Dent Hygiene Cardiff 2006

GDC Number: 104192

Christine has been working at the High Street Dental Practice in Tewkesbury since Qualifying from Cardiff University in 2006, where she was awarded the General Dental Council Professionalism Award. Christine remained for several years working at Cardiff Hospital as a Staff Hygienist working on Periodontal, Special Needs and Conscious Sedation Clinics.
Before qualifying as a Hygienist, Christine worked for 11 years as a Dental Nurse in Herefordshire.
Christine really enjoys working with patients to improve and maintain their Oral Health and loves increasing her own knowledge through courses and conferences.

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Sophie Kent

Hygienist, Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016

GDC Number: 207075

Sophie enjoys learning about gum disease and its links to other health conditions. Sophie’s paper on “stress and gum disease” was published in the professions Dental Health Magazine.
Sophie worked as a Dental Nurse before training at Bristol University. Sophie has a keen interest in dental implants and enjoys building a good rapport with her patients.

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Practice manager

David Waters

Practice Manager

Dave joined the Practice in December 2017. He has been a professional manager for over 30 years having worked in the public sector and with a number of professional service companies and partnerships.

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Nurses

Amy Cater

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 173325

Amy has been working at High Street Dental Practice since 2014, having previously worked in another local dental practice. She qualified as a dental nurse in 2008.
To keep up to date with the latest developments and techniques, Amy is a member of Gloucester Independent Dentists, which provides postgraduate training for dental professionals in the county.

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Emma Holliday

Dental Nurse, Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2010

GDC Number: 189971

Emma trained as a dental nurse with High Street Dental Practice and qualified through the NEBDN in 2010. She re-joined the team for the second time in July 2017 having taken time off to spend with her daughter. Since returning to the Practice she has qualified as an extended duty dental nurse, allowing her to take impressions and choose shade guides.
In her spare time, Emma enjoys family days out, trips and holidays.

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Lindsay Hudson

Dental Nurse, Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2008

GDC Number: 144140

Lindsay completed her training as a dental nurse at High Street Dental Practice and qualified in 2008. She enjoys the variety of her role, with no two days being the same.
Prior to training as a dental nurse, Lindsay worked with pre-school children.

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Jane Woodhouse

Dental Nurse, Verified competency in Dental Nursing

GDC Number: 149306

Jane is a very knowledgeable member of the High Street Dental Practice team. She has been a dental nurse for over 25 years and has worked at the practice since 2000. She is experienced in every aspect of general dentistry and dental implants. Jane has completed a first aid course and regularly attends training to keep abreast of the latest protocols in dentistry.

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Receptionists

Jean Bellamy

Receptionist

Jean enjoys greeting patients and helping to put them at ease. She joined High Street Dental Practice in 2004 after working for 30 years in finance for a large local company.

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Sally Morris

Receptionist

Sally has worked at High Street Dental Practice since 2013, having moved from another local dental practice. She likes meeting our patients and helping to make their experience as relaxed as possible.

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Linda Portman

Receptionist

Linda is the longest serving member of the team, having worked at High Street Dental Practice since she was 16 years old. She spent many years as a dental nurse before moving to reception in 2000. Linda has enjoyed the new challenges that her different roles have demanded over the years.

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Helena Thomas

Receptionist

Helena’s smiling face is one of the first things patients see when they arrive at the practice. She is always ready to answer questions and knows everything there is to know about Torplan, the practice dental plan.

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Testimonials

"Absolutely delighted" with veneers - SpaDental Whitchurch, Shropshire

A glowing testimonial for Dental Surgeon - veneers SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire. Veneers SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire "Excellent treatment! Absolutely delighted! Dr Jindal replaced two veneers for me, providing throughout brilliant treatment. He advised me of the options for the veneers and I opted for the better quality ones. The whole process was methodical and precise, keeping me informed step by step during the whole procedure. Great attention to detail was given to myself and the implants…

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High praise for Lucy Smith and Maria Shrigley, Plymouth.

Dental Surgeon and her assistant are helping anxious patients to manage dental visits more easily. High praise for the team! We know that it can be hard for people to come in to see the dentist. Here's one message: "I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your care at my recent dental visit. Lucy, I know because of your care and attention to my needs I feel so much better attending an…

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A great dental service to Plymouth patients.

We really appreciate all the reviews we're getting from patients who visit SpaDental Plymouth. Your feedback helps us feel confident we give good advice and offer a great dental service to Plymouth patients. Thank you! Here are some recent reviews: These two reviews highlight the importance of regular examination of the soft tissues in the mouth. "I feel... grateful to [my dentist] for referring me to Derriford hospital for a lump to be removed from…

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Approval ratings are high for Ledbury! Thank you for your reviews.

At SpaDental Ledbury we're enjoying reading your reviews! In April, we asked you to share your experiences with us. We've been emailing our patients to ask you to fill in on-line forms so that we know how your appointments went. It's been heart-warming to read the kind things that you've said about us in your reviews. Thank you! Here are a few of the comments that we've received: "Very professional. Always polite and helpful. Easy…

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More Plymouth patient appreciation for SpaDental - thank you!

Since we piloted the online feedback form for Plymouth patient appreciation or dissatisfaction with our practice, we've had over 300 responses. Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your views. Our review rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) highlights Plymouth patient appreciation for the work we do. We're smiling with pride, and happy that you're happy! Here are two recent reviews: "Fantastic experience - I was on the NHS waiting list for over…

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High praise for the Plymouth team

Earlier this week, one of our patients sent this lovely message to the Plymouth team. We really appreciate your praise! "I have been a patient at the Hyde Practice [SpaDental Plymouth] for some 46 years, so have seen many changes of staff etc. I have today, been compelled to email you as a result of my latest visit. Far too many people are quick to complain hence this email. I suffer a bit from arthritis. At…

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Nervous patients in Plymouth reassured

Our dental surgeon is expanding her list, so nervous patients in Plymouth can feel confident they will receive sympathetic, effective treatment. One of Lucy's patients had this to say: "I am extremely nervous/phobic when visiting a dentist. This was my first visit to SpaDental - I can honestly say I couldn't have been looked after better! From the receptionist to the nurse, to the dentist (Lucy) and the hygienist, everyone was so kind, gentle and…

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My Invisalign journey - a patient experience.

SpaDental patient, Laura tells us about her Invisalign journey and how it's going: Laura's Invisalign journey is easier than she'd expected! "I've always been paranoid about my front teeth. Whenever I went to smile I had my hands over my mouth, and I never felt confident in photos. I didn't think I could do anything with them. And I was over the moon when my dentist suggested it." Laura began her Invisalign journey with SpaDental…

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"Invisalign helped my confidence," our smiling patient says!

We'd like to share with you a really positive testimonial from one of our SpaDental Whitchurch patients. He recently finished his Invisalign treatment and feels confident with his new smile. 'When I was young I had metal braces and I didn’t want to have them again when most people my age don't. I'd heard Invisalign treatment was convenient and wouldn't affect the way I looked at all, so it sounded a good choice.  I work…

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Friends and Family Form online a success!

Each month, dental practices with an NHS contract return patient feedback to the NHS using a standard questionnaire. Patients state whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends. As we know, a recommendation is the best sort of reference! So that the administration team at SpaDental could gather patient feedback more efficiently, we ran a trial with the Plymouth and Whitchurch practices. We sent patients who came to the surgery in…

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