GDC Registration : 84579 – Role : Dentist
I am the principal dentist at Dental 397 Exeter and took over the practice in 2013.
I qualified as a dentist in February 2000 and I have lived in Exeter since 2002. Prior to owning Dental 397, I had worked in dental practices in Taunton, Tiverton and most recently, Cullompton.
I achieved a Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties with the Royal College of Surgeons England in 2009 as well as producing a portfolio of evidence demonstrating “Evidence of compliance with the general dental council core areas, demonstrating continuing professional development and good patients care”. I am highly committed to postgraduate education.
I am enrolled with a number of post-graduate clinical dentistry programmes. This ensures that my patients are always provided with up-to-date treatment choices and have access to the most modern dental treatments available.
I am married with 3 daughters and comfortable in the presence of all things pink!
In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, reading Psychologies Magazine and watching TED seminars.
GDC Registration : 258317 – Role : Dentist
I am Aleks and I’m the newest Dentist at Dental 397. I qualified with a Degree of Bachelor in Dental Surgery from the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth.
I enjoy providing the highest quality of evidence based dental care in a friendly and relaxed environment. My philosophy of dentistry is based on prevention and conservation of tooth tissue and I always work with magnification loupes to ensure maximum preservation of healthy tooth structure.
My special interest is cosmetic white fillings and this has earned me numerous awards in my career as a Dentist so far. I spend much of my free time studying to ensure that my treatments are always in line with evidence based best practice. This gives me the ability to be confident in providing the highest standard of care and guarantee treatment done.
I am very quiet in nature, but sympathetic and conscientious in my work. Dentistry is my passion. I have a rapacious appetite for learning and patient care is very important to me.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my family:- I am married and have two little girls.
I also love sailing, (I used to sail on Baltic sea -Sweden, Norway, Copenhagen, Bornholm), windsurfing, mountaineering and travelling.
GDC Registration : 1518 – Role : Dental Hygienist
My name is Trish. I have been a Dental Hygienist for over 30 years.
I have worked in various practices from London to Devon via Zimbabwe and a few places in between, I am delighted to be back working with Dapo in Exeter as we had worked together for many years in the past.
My role as a hygienist is to enable you to achieve and maintain a healthy mouth. Sensitive encouragement and education is my speciality (I don’t do nagging!) If you are nervous I will work at your pace to achieve that goal.
To relax I enjoy walking my dog, theatre and cooking large amounts of food when my rather large family all visit at once.
GDC Registration : 117958 – Role : Practice Manager/ Receptionist
I have been a nurse at Dental 397 since 2001 and I’m passionate about Dentistry.
I am experienced in assisting for both general dental care and also assisting in Dental Sedation, Dental Implants, Endodontics and other Oral Surgery procedures.
I have recently taken on more reception and administrative roles, which I am enjoying very much as it allows me to bring my nursing experience into play in dealing with patient enquiries.
In my spare time, I love spending time on Dartmoor with my dog- Murphy, a Patterdale Terrier.
My other passion is cars – fast or classic. I love attending car shows and learning the history behind a car.
GDC Registration : 262755 Role: Head Dental Nurse
Hello. I’m Hannah.
I’m a Dental Nurse and I absolutely love it!
I am passionate about my work and I’ve found Dentistry to be more intricate and interesting than I ever imagined. No two cases are ever the same!
In my free time, I love being around and riding my horse, Carrie- a coloured Cob X Arab, and walking my dog Skye, a Border Collie.
They say animals are like their owners. Hmm, what does that say about me?
Role : Dental Nurse
My name is Hannah-May. I’ve been a Dental Nurse since 2013 and I love it as I’m continually learning something new everyday. I joined Dental 397 in 2016 and I’ve really found my place here.
I like getting to know patients and having a lively conversation with them.
In my spare time, I love attending Music festivals. I’m also passionate about travelling and exploring different parts of the world.