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The Gentle Dental Team

The team at gentle dental look forward to welcoming you to our practice. We’re a small and friendly Salisbury dentist team, so you’ll be seeing the same faces every time you visit.

All of our team are knowledgeable, and have years of experience putting our clients at ease and calming any nerves people may have about visiting a dentist.

Rob

Salisbury Dentist RobRob is our dentist; he qualified in 1984 at the Birmingham Dental School and since then has worked in various practices around the south before setting up Gentle Dental with his wife Niamh in 2004. Gentle Dental is renowned for being patient, calm and caring dentists in Salisbury. On top of dental health reviews, (routine dental check-ups), and general dentistry. Rob has dedicated a lot of his time to learning everything he can about cosmetic dentistry.

Rob’s sense of humour and calm, friendly manner will instantly put you at ease, and he always takes the time to talk through your dental health and treatments in plain English.

Rob has a special interest in the appearance of teeth and how they fit together (the ‘bite’).  His desire to continually improve the quality of his work this has led to him regularly attending dental courses in the US where many of the latest treatments originate from, studying under the best tutors like Larry Rosenthal, with John Kois at the Kois centre in Seattle and other top cosmetic dentists.

There are always new cosmetic dentistry techniques coming out and Rob works hard to make sure he is always offering what he believes are the best and most up to date treatments.

You know that Rob’s work will always look great as he carefully mixes the colour for each filling and details every veneer and crown so they perfectly match your natural teeth. His attention to detail also means that he will ensure that your bite is perfect, so you won't damage your teeth or be uncomfortable.

This attention to detail also extends to the laboratories we use, we hand pick only the ones we feel are the very best dental laboratories from across the globe, so we can be sure of the results.

GDC Registration Number 59980

Niamh

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Niamh is our dental hygienist, she qualified in 1989, working in other practices before founding Gentle Dental with her husband Rob.

With years of experience Niamh can often flag dental issues early, meaning that you can get treatment before it becomes a more serious problem.

Niamh works hard to stay up to date with all the latest oral hygiene practices and techniques to ensure that Gentle Dental offer you a high quality service.

Our appointments are 40-60 minutes long, twice as long as a typical NHS hygienist. This isn't so we can prod you for longer, but so we can be more gentle and use slower more pleasant treatments such as airflow.

Niamh is deeply passionate about dental hygiene and for many years was a member of the executive board of the British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy a national association for dental hygienists and therapists. She has helped to bring younger members onto the executive committee and having passed on her wealth of knowledge has now stepped down to allow younger minds to help to shape the future of the society and the world of dental hygiene.

GDC Registration Number 3745

Karenn

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Karenn is our dental therapist. This is a qualification that has been around for many years but is little know about outside of the profession. As a therapist you do all of the training for dental hygiene but you also train to do fillings and other basic dental treatments. Unfortunately for many therapists the profession is not forward thinking enough just yet, to use their skills other than for hygiene treatments.

Karenn qualified from Plymouth University in 2019 and was so passionate about her skills that she is one of the few who has managed to find positions where all of her skills as a therapist were utilised. Karenn is passionate about learning and passing on her skills and writes articles for many dental journals as well as presenting webinars to undergraduates at Leeds University.

 

 

 

Victoria

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Victioria has been with us since 2016, She had worked in retail as a manager for many years with big names such as Disney and White Stuff. So although she doesn’t bring the wackiness of a Disney store she certainly bring many customer service and organisational skills to the team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy

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Lucy joined the practice in February 2020 and did a lot fo training online during lockdown to get herself up to speed with our systems. Her background in dentistry is varied from nurse to manager of a multi practice business; sales rep; compliance officer; delivering lectures to team. Her wealth of knowledge keeps us on our toes and up to date on everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jodie

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Jodie did her work experience with us in 2013 when she was just 16 and followed that up with training as a dental nurse. Sadly not with us as we were not looking to take on staff at that time. A decision I certainly regretted. Thankfully she eventually found her way back to us in 2019 having gained a wealth of knowledge from working in different practices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia

Patricia was one of our first team members joining the practice in 2006. She was the backbone of the practice running the reception, the general admin and all the communication with clients about treatment options and costs. She retired in 2017 but missed the clients so much that she came back part time but is taking a slightly less arduous role this time.

Anuradha (Anu)

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Anu arrived in the UK from Nepal in May 2021 with her husband who is a gurka in the British Army. Her background is in ecology and biodiversity but she felt she wanted a different challenge and to work with people rather than habitats. She is currently undertaking her training to become a qualified dental nurse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taryn

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Taryn is a trainee with us having moved to the area recently. Her background is in hospitality but she felt it was time to do something where there was the possibility of qualifications and potential to progress. She will be completing her qualification alongside Anu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachael

Portrait of rachael.Rachael is joined the practice in October 2021. She previously worked as a dental nurse and having worked in an office decided she missed the contact with people so returned to her roots.

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