Dorset and Wiltshire Scheme Educational Supervisors 2023 - 2024


Revathi Arunachalam 

Dental Centre 

11 The Triangle 


BH2 5RY 

Tel: 01202 291292 


Educational Supervisor: 

Revathi qualified in 2010 from the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, India. She has completed MSc in Restorative Dentistry from University College London. She is a GDP since 2016 with a special interest in restorative, orthodontics, and aesthetic dentistry. She enjoys being involved in DFT and supports FDs.  


Practice Information: 

Located in the centre of Bournemouth, we are a friendly, modern eight-surgery, mixed NHS/Private family practice offering general dentistry, with special interest for aesthetics, oral surgery, implants, orthodontics, and endodontics. 1 FD position is available within the practice, supported by experienced staff, fully computerised with digital radiography. 1-minute walk to town and 10 minutes from the beach. 


Location and Living: 

Bournemouth is a popular seaside town boasting the benefits of a lively, vibrant nightlife as well as its scenic beach and coastal regions. An ideal area for those keen on water sports or those who enjoy the beach life. Public transportation runs 24 hours a day with direct trains to Southampton & London. Rental prices are reasonable away from the town center. 


Further Information: 

Please contact Revathi 


Practice manager Nikki Baker 


William Breen 
Knibbs Dental Surgery 
81 & 85 Wimborne Road 
BH3 7HN 
Tel: 01202 529552 

Educational Supervisor 
William graduated in 2010 from Manchester Dental School and relocated to Bournemouth in 2016. He is the principal partner at the practice, which he runs with his partner Clare. They are in the process of developing and modernising the practice. He has previously worked with FDs between 2011 and 2016 and has seen the benefits of being a training practice on the entire dental team. 

Practice Information 
Knibbs Dental Surgery started out as a single surgery practice in 1976. It is now a 6-surgery practice over 2 sites and is to be extensively refurbished with the addition of a new surgery all on one site this summer. There are currently 6 experienced dentists with 2 hygienists. The practice intends to use the new space to broaden the skill mix by introducing sedation services as well as being joined by a therapist and implantologist. 
As the practice is a partnership it can call on the different attributes of the partners, including one partner who is has dual medical and dental qualifications and has recently retired from medicine. He has also worked as a trainer previously. 

Location and Living 
The practice is located 2 miles from the center of Bournemouth and serviced by public transport links. Bournemouth is a popular seaside resort and university town, with a vibrant night life. As we are located on the coast and a short drive from the New Forest, there are plenty of activities to suit all interests and lifestyles. 

Further Information 
For further information please contact our practice manager Michelle Carroll on 01202 529552 or email 


Danielle Caddy 
My Dentist Bridport
North Allington 
Bridport, DT6 5DU
Practice Tel: 01308 426487 


Educational Supervisor: Danielle Caddy graduated from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Honors in 2011, having previously gained a BSc and PhD in Microbiology from the University of Southampton. 

Danielle previously worked in Liverpool and Coventry before returning home to Bridport where she has been practicing since 2013 


Practice Information:The practice has 4 bright modern surgeries with a central decontamination room. Both generaland cosmetic dentistry are offered.Digital x-rays and rotary endodontic equipment are available in each surgery.Free Parking is available on site. The practice has a team of 3 clinicians including a specialist orthodontist and implantologist supported by an experienced practice manager, 5 dental nurses and 2 receptionists. 


Location and Living:The practice is a short walk from the town of Bridport, which has lots of lovely independent shops, cafes, and restaurants. The town is known for its market which is held twice a week. The beach is a 5-minute drive from the practice so perfect for a lunch break walk. Bridport is located on the spectacular Jurassic coast.  


Further Information: 



Telephone Number – 01308 426487 


Email Address – 


Alastair Hetherington and Karan Ghataaura 
The Savernake Forest Dental Practice 
Marlborough Business Park 
Salisbury Road 
SN8 4FD 
Practice Tel: 01672 512418 

Educational Supervisor: 
Alastair graduated from Bristol University in 2011. He then spent two years working as an SHO in oral surgery and oral medicine at Bristol Dental Hospital and RUH in Bath. He has an MSc in Dental Implantology and is experienced in oral surgery. He enjoys being involved in DFT and helping his FDs through their first year in practice. The practice ethos is to provide great patient care with an emphasis on prevention and high quality restorative care. 


Karan graduated from Queens University Belfast in 2016 and completed his training year on the Salisbury scheme where Judith Denning was his Educational Supervisor. Together Karan and Judith have a joint interest in the management of nervous patients and Karan is in the process of becoming an accredited sedation provider. Karan enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and strives in providing ethical care. Outside of work Karan enjoys travel and culinary exploration. 


Practice Information: 
The practice was purpose-built in 2010 and has a modern, bright atmosphere. There is ample on-site parking. The practice has 9 surgeries and the experienced nursing team supports 10 dentists and 2 hygienists. The practice also has a private orthodontist, a periodontist and a dentist with a special interest in endodontics. All surgeries are well equipped and fully computerised with digital radiographs. FDs will have a dedicated surgery. We aim to give our FDs the same nurses each week so they can have a consistent and supportive working environment. 

Location and Living: 
The practice is half a mile from the centre of the beautiful market town of Marlborough. There is limited public transport but good road links. Previous FDs have happily rented in Marlborough or commuted from Reading, Salisbury or Swindon. 


Further Information: 
For further information visit the website and view our practice video tour. To visit the practice please contact us via email or phone. 


Sharon Jacobs 
Smile Dental Care
49 – 51 Regent Street
Wilts  SN1 1JS
Practice Tel: 01793 530784

Educational Supervisor:
Sharon qualified in South Africa and has lived and worked in the UK for the last 20 years both in salaried services and NHS practices.  Sharon has  been a PVLE mentor since 2015.

Outside of work Sharon enjoys travel, community work and going on long walks


Practice Information:
We have recently relocated to a brand new purpose built 6 surgery dental practice.


Location and Living:
We are located on the high street in Swindon town centre close to the train station and main bus station.  Swindon is a rapidly growing town with good transport links to Bristol, Oxford and Bath.

We have some lovely parks and the Designer Outlet Village for shopping


Further Information:
To arrange a visit please call the practice on 01793 530784


Nigel Jones and Kelly Vickery 
East Street Dental Practice, 
27 East Street, 
Dorset DT11 7DU 
Tel: 01258 452522 

Educational Supervisors: 
Nigel has previously been an ES to 22 FDs. His first job was a Royal Navy Dental Officer, but for many years has been a GDP. For six years he worked part time in a hospital Orthodontics unit. He was also a BDA Director for 10 years. 

Kelly completed her DFT year in Salisbury before moving to East Street where she has worked for 10 years. 

Practice Information: 
Our 4 surgery practice is situated in a charming Grade 2 listed building, right in the heart of town. We are a BDA Good Practice. Nigel and Kelly act as joint trainers. 
Do check out our website at 

Location and Living: 
Blandford is a Georgian market town set in un-spoilt North Dorset. The town is a focus for many smaller villages nearby. Blandford is a market town roughly equidistant from the county town of Dorchester, the harbour of Poole or the Cathedral city of Salisbury. 

Further Information: 
If you want to visit us please email us ( or phone 01258 452522.” 


Sven Kalinda BDS 
Smile Dental Care, Pinetrees 
The Circle, Swindon 
Wiltshire  SN2 1QR 
Tel: 01793 490880 


Educational Supervisor:
Sven Kalinda qualified in Valencia, Spain in 2018. He is a new FD trainer but have been a VTE trainer for 1 year. He is a GDP with a master’s in Dental Implantology from UCLan. Outside dentistry he enjoys cooking, football, volleyball, and food 


 Practice Information: 

The practice is a predominantly NHS practice. The practice has 4 surgeries working between two sites in the town and is staffed by an team of 3 dentists. The surgeries are well equipped and is fully computerized SOE with digital radiographs. 


Location and Living: 

Swindon is a large town in Wiltshire, England. It lies on the M4 corridor, 71 miles to the west of London and 36 miles to the east of Bristol.. There is great public transport links and a train station with direct trains to London (50mins) and Bristol (40mins). Its on the southern edge of the Beautiful Cotswolds. 


Further Information: 

For further information or to visit the practice contact the practice manager Samantha Middleton on 


Teresa Martin and Reg Yeow  
Westbourne Dental Surgery 
116A Poole Road 
Westbourne, Bournemouth 
BH4 9EF 


Educational Supervisors: 

Teresa Martin qualified from Birmingham Dental School in 1989 and has worked continuously as GDP since then, initially in Kenilworth, Halesowen and then Bournemouth from 2004. She enjoys all aspects of General Dentistry and is keen to share her wealth of experience with a newly qualified dentist. 


Reg Yeow qualified from Kings College London in 2001. After a year at Birmingham Dental School working in the Restorative Department, he moved to Dorset in 2002. Reg has an interest in dental implants and has a master’s degree in dental implantology from Bristol university. 


Practice Information: 

Westbourne Dental Surgery (WDS) is a modern 3 surgery dental practice located in the busy high street of Westbourne. We are currently expanding to be 6 surgeries. 

The practice is CQC and HTM10-5 compliant. WDS consists of 3 dentists, 2 therapist, a practice manager, fully trained dental nurses and receptionists.  

WDS provides a wide range of treatments such as prosthodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. 

The surgeries are well equipped and are fully computerized. The practice also benefits from having  digital x-rays.  


Location and Living: 

Bournemouth and Poole are beautiful places to live and work in. With award winning beaches and the New Forest at your doorstep, this area is great for the outdoor lifestyle. 

There are also sensational shops, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, nightclubs, festivals and fireworks to keep people of all ages entertained. 

Finding accommodation is not a problem and public transport links are good.  


Further Information: 

For further information or to visit the practice, please contact the practice manager Lindsey Bentall on 01202 769 174 or email 


Rajan Mehta & Neal Mehta 
Sarum Dental Practice, 
208 Castle Street, 
Wiltshire SP1 3TE 
Practice Tel: 01722 333324 

Educational Supervisors: 
Raj and Neal are brothers who both qualified from Cardiff University. Raj has a particular interest in Restorative Dentistry and Orthodontics. He is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and the young BDA committee and has recently completed his PG certification in Dental education. Neal enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has completed both his PG Certification in Dental Law & Ethics and Dental Education. They both enjoy keeping active and playing golf. 

Practice Information: 
Sarum Dental has been established as a Dental Practice for over 30 years. They carried out a full refurbishment that completed in April 2017. We are fully computerised, and have the latest equipment for digital radiographs, digital photography and rotary endodontics. We have a friendly team of four dentists, four dental nurses, a hygienist and Special Interest Implantologist. 

Location and Living: 
Salisbury is a medieval city famous for Salisbury Cathedral and is only about 9 miles from Stonehenge. There are plenty of flats/houses available to rent in Salisbury walking distance from the practice. If you don’t mind commuting by car or public transport, there are options of living in surrounding locations such as Southampton, Dorset and Bournemouth. 

Further Information: 
Further information on the practice can be found on our website 


Jane Tidmarsh and Keith George  
Wichelstowe Dental Care 
Staldon Court 
East Wichel 
SN1 7BY 
Tel: 01793 864999 



Educational Supervisor: 

Jane has worked as a GDP since qualifying from Kings College in 1990 and has been an Educational Supervisor since 2009 both at her previous practice in Swindon, where she worked as an associate for over 21 years and now here at Wichelstowe Dental Care. She enjoys treating children but mainly enjoys the mix of treatments found in general practice and uses this experience to supervise Bristol Dental students one day a week on their outreach placement. 

Keith has also worked as a GDP for over 30 years since qualifying from Kings in 1990 and has been both a post graduate tutor for the south west dental deanery for over 10 years and taught undergraduate dental students at Bristol Dental school for over 15 years. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry but is particularly good with the elderly population. He is also passionate about Welsh rugby and his beloved Man city football team , whom he started supporting as a child when they hadn’t had so much success.  

Practice Information: 

The practice was opened as a brand new practice in 2018 by Jane and Keith and has 3 surgeries. It is a mixed NHS and private practice, located in a constantly expanding residential area with plenty of patients of all ages. As you would expect from a modern practice the FDs surgery is air conditioned, fully computerized and equipped with digital radiographs, fibre optics and an ambidextrous dental chair. We have a dedicated decon room, scanner and highly experienced staff, use to supporting FDs. We also have a visiting dentist to do our challenging extractions, a visiting implantologist and hygienist that complete the team. 

Location and Living: 

The practice is situated in Wichelstowe, a new development south of Swindon town centre and close to the M4. It has been tastefully developed with plenty of open space, lakes and a canal. There is plenty of free street parking in the neighbourhood. It is within walking distance of Old Town, the historical heart of Swindon, and the village of Wroughton on the edge of the Marlborough Downs. Due to Swindon’s location previous FDs have found it an easy commute from Bath, Bristol, Cirencester and Marlborough. 

Further Information: 

If you would like any more information please contact Jane, Keith or Wendy one of the following; 

Telephone 01793 864999 


Paulin Cynthia Victor 
1 Lanark Villas  
SP8 4QH 
Practice Tel: 01747 822 444 


 Educational Supervisor: 

Cynthia is a key member of the team and is always happy to help any of her colleagues, she has been working in the UK since registering with GDC in 2008. She has been working within the NHS and private practices for 15 years with a wide range of experience in various aspects of general dentistry. She has successfully mentored a VTE dentist within practice. Cynthia has keen interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry and provides clear aligners such as Invisalign and clear correct. She is very passionate about dentistry and strives to provide the best for her patients. 


Practice Information: 

The practice has 5 surgeries and 1 Hygienist room.  

Outside garden space and a large staff room.  The practice is located on the high street. 


Location and Living: 

Gillingham is a small and friendly town, surrounded by beautiful countryside, with excellent rail transport links to London and Exeter. The historic city of Salisbury is 30 minutes away by train and the Jurassic Coast is only an hour away by car. Gillingham has a fantastic leisure centre that offers gym memberships and a swimming pool. There are numerous supermarkets, cafes, and places to eat in town.  


Teona Dobraniste and Dr Arkadiusz Sobota 
Smile Dental Care 
1-3 The Crescent 
Boscombe, BH1 4EX 
Practice Tel: 01202392202 


Educational Supervisors: 

Teona Dobraniste qualified at Carol Davila, Bucharest in 2018. She has been a general dentist for 5 years in UK, providing NHS and private dentistry. She has a particular interest in restorative and orthodontic dentistry. Outside of dentistry she enjoys traveling. 

Arkadiusz (Arek) Sobota qualified in Medical University in Bialy Stok (Poland) in 1998. He is a GDP with a particular interest in endodontics. Outside of dentistry he enjoys cycling. 


Practice Information: 

Smile Dental Care is an experienced practice, established in 1993 as a group. They are keen to invest in the future of dentistry and encourage the use of latest technologies/materials. The practice has 5 surgeries with 5 dentists and 5 dental nurses and a hygienist. The surgeries are fully equipped, computerised with digital radiographs, rotary endodontics and an intraoral scanner. 

Location and Living: 

Boscombe, Bournemouth, is a beautiful town by the beach with very good transport links such as trains and buses. Boscombe has a range of shops down the high street where markets are regularly held. It is home to AFC Bournemouth and walking distance to the Boscombe pier. 


Further Information: 

To contact the practice or for more information contact the Area Manager Jo Pack on 07738 802169 or email