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The Wotton under Edge Team


Tim Esau

Dentist, BDS MFGDP(UK)MSc in Dental Implantology (Bristol)

Particular interest in: implantology

GDC Number: 67664

Tim was born and brought up in South Wales and studied dentistry at the University of Bristol, qualifying as a dentist in 1992. Tim was awarded the Bristol Dental Hospital Certificate of Merit in Oral Medicine in February 1992 and was recognised for his study of complex oral surgery and maxillofacial techniques with Dr Lewis Williamson DDS in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1991. He then worked for 14 years as an Associate in general practice in Bristol before becoming the Principal Dentist at Wotton Dental and Implant-Referral Clinic in April 2006.

In 2014, Tim graduated from the University of Bristol after completing an MSc in Dental Implantology for which he was awarded a distinction.

The title of Tim's dissertation was 'An Audit of Patient Understanding and Recall Of Risks and Complications of Dental Implant Treatment Following Written and Verbal Informed Consent'.

In December 2015, Tim published his MSc dissertation research as a paper in The Royal College of Surgeons of England Faculty Dental Journal (FDJ).

In his private life, Tim is a keen skier, having trained in ski-mountaineering with the International School of Mountaineering at Leysin in Switzerland. Tim is a keen cyclist and indoor rower and also enjoys canoeing.

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Fiona Evered

Dentist, BDS (Bristol)

GDC Number: 66925

Fiona was born and brought up in Abergavenny and studied dentistry at the University of Bristol, qualifying as a dentist in December 1991. Her elective study in her final year of study at Bristol involved treating children in the community in Trinidad.

Her varied career has involved working in general practice in Shepton Mallet, Clevedon and Stoke Bishop in Bristol as well being a mobile dentist for a year, covering the whole of the Southwest. She has also worked as a prison dentist.

Fiona is active in amateur dramatics and is involved in local village life.

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Joanna Hayes

Dentist, BDS (Newcastle)

Particular interest in: orthodontics, implantology and cosmetic dentistry

GDC Number: 60163

Jo Hayes graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1985. Her first 2 years were spent gaining valuable experience in Oral Surgery and general dentistry at hospitals in London, Southend and Bristol. She then spent 18 years working in a family practice in Bristol.

In 2006 Jo began a multi-system implant course which was completed in 2007. Her other professional interests include Orthodontics, Implantology and she also offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry.

She is committed to postgraduate education and has gained a Diploma in post-graduate Dental Surgery in 2000 from Bristol University.

She also spends half a day working as a Clinical Assistant in Orthodontics at Bristol Southmead Hospital.
Outside of work Jo is a keen tennis player and likes travelling to far off places.

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Practice Coordinator

Jade Hedges

Practice Coordinator, Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2008

GDC Number: 161536

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Hayley Cook

Clinical Coordinator, Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2012

GDC Number: 232625

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Jo Hirst

Dental Nurse, Verified experience in Dental Nursing

GDC Number: 110634

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Melanie Walker


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"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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