Somerset Scheme Educational Supervisors 2020 - 2021

Robert Snelling
164 Milton Road
Weston-super Mare
BS23 2YG
Practice Tel: 01934 622824

Educational Supervisor:
Robert qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2004. During Robert’s time in general practice he has had the opportunity to enjoy and further his skills in many areas of dentistry. He will provide you with the personalised support that you require throughout your year in all areas of clinical dentistry, administration and your e-portfolio to help you gain successful completion of your FD year.
Robert has a particular interest in endodontics and is an active member of Avon Local Dental Committee which represents and supports local dentists at various functions. He  is also involved in managing the Dental Performers List. 
Away from work Rob is usually found trail running and on the golf course.

Practice Information:
This friendly supportive practice was recently remodelled and your surgery is modern and well equipped. You will benefit from central sterilisation, 2 full time decontamination nurses, R4 computerisation, on site ceramic and prosthetic laboratories, digital radiography, OPG, CT scanner, hygienists and a team of cheerful, helpful staff, including colleagues at varying stages in their careers, an experienced dental nurse and a receptionist to look after you and your patients.
The practice aims to support and provide for a wide range of experiences during your FD year including in house CPD events and training, and access to observational sessions with dentists who have additional skills in oral surgery, implantology, facial aesthetics , cosmetic dentistry and endodontics.

Location and Living:
Weston-super-Mare is a Victorian seaside resort town that has expanded considerably and been revitalised in recent years with many new housing, business and tourist developments. There are both sea and land based leisure opportunities in the area. The practice is easily accessible from Bristol by road (M5) and rail.
Accommodation can be provided close to the practice if required.

Further Information:
For further information or to visit the practice please contact the Practice Manager on 01934 422324 email Rob at enquiries@houstondentists.co.uk or visit our website www.houstondentists.co.uk 

 

Mike Biccard
13 Parkfield Road
Taunton
TA1 4RL
Tel: 01823 284 843

 

Educational Supervisor:
Mike Biccard started working at Parkfield Dental Surgery in 1993 and then in 2007 he took over and became the Practice Principle. After graduating from dental school in South Africa, Mike gained his Diploma in Postgraduate studies at Bristol University, with modules in Oral Surgery, Orthodontics and Sedation and Anxiety Control. He gained the Diploma in Implant Dentistry at Bristol University recently. He has been a DF Educational Supervisor for the last 12 years. Mike is married with two sons, and in his spare time he is a keen polo player and also has a passion for flying where he held both a fixed wing and rotary pilots licence.

Practice Information:
Parkfield is a purpose built dental practice, situated in a quiet residential area within walking distance of Taunton town centre. We are busy, friendly, welcoming, family run practice offering a wide range of treatments including implants and orthodontics. There are six surgeries, one of which is a dedicated DF surgery with its own allocated experienced and friendly nurse used to working with newly qualified DF’s. All surgeries have a high standard of equipment including computerised records, digital radiographs, fibre optics handpieces, rotary endodontics and air-conditioning.

Location and Living:
Taunton is a busy medium sized market town, with a wide range of activities on offer from high street shopping with the latest big named brands though to bars & restaurants. For those that enjoy outdoor pursuits, Taunton is surrounded by beautiful countryside for mountain biking or walking, which includes the Quantocks Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is easy access to the M5 motorway, Exeter city centre is less than 40 minutes away by road, whilst London is less than 2 hours away by rail.

Further Information:
For further information, or if you would like to come and visit the practice and meet the team please contact the Practice Manager Nicola Drake on 01823 284 843 or email nickid@parkfielddental.co.uk


Jon Stenson
North Petherton Dental Practice
46 Fore Street
North Petherton
Somerset
TA6 6PZ
Tel: 01278 663333


Educational Supervisor:
Jon has been full time at North Petherton for 7 years. Since qualifying from Bristol Dental Hospital he has worked in both the NHS and private sector performing general dentistry as well as removable braces. Away from work he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter as well as being a keen footballer.

Practice information:
North Petherton Dental Surgery mainly treats NHS patients; it is a busy and popular village practice. Rodericks acquired the practice in 2012 and has refurbished and extended the facilities. The practice has three surgeries, all of which are computerised with digital radiographs, and a hygienist. Rodericks has a fantastic clinical support structure and a wealth of experience training foundation dentists.

Location and Living:
North Petherton is a village situated between Bridgwater and Taunton. It is conveniently located just off junction 24 of the M5. The area has access to some of the country’s best mountain biking (Quantock Hills), areas of natural beauty and finest ciders! Just a short walk from the practice we have the famous Pynes butchers and farm shop. Commuting from Bristol is possible (50 minutes) but most members of staff live in and around Somerset. Taunton is particularly popular with young professionals. Great high street shopping, bars and restaurants. Plenty of rented accommodation can be found in Taunton within good reach of the motorway and the rail links.

Further information:
For more information please contact the practice manager, Stacey Moore, by phone or email, petherton.manager@rodericksdental.co.uk or visit our website. 


Timothy Hodges
Axminster Dental Practice
Weycroft Avenue
Axminster, Devon
EX13 5HU
Tel: 014297 33733 

Educational Supervisor:
Tim qualified from Cardiff in 2009 and became a partner in the practice in 2011. He enjoys all elements of general dental practice but particularly enjoys aesthetic dentistry including Invisalign. Outside of work he plays drums with a local gigging band and also enjoys squash, golf and recently taken up bee keeping. He takes a fairly relaxed but supportive role as a foundation trainer and has been a trainer since 2014. He is always available to help out no matter what the problem or question.

Practice Information:
The practice opened the doors of its brand new purpose built premises in January 2012 which provided a modern light and spacious environment in which to work. All six surgeries are fully computerised along with digital radiography. Each year we have two foundation dentists and have a surgery for right and left handed operators. We have a dedicated and experienced team of nurses who have several years of experience assisting foundation dentists and are happy to offer support and advice when needed.

Location and Living:
Axminster is located a short distance away from the World Heritage Jurassic coast and is easily commutable from both Taunton and Exeter which is where most of the previous FD’s have lived. It is advantageous to have your own transport but not essential. We are happy to help you find suitable accommodation should you wish.

Further Information:
Please feel free to contact the practice if you would like any further information. We would be delighted to meet you before you make your choices so please get in touch to arrange a visit. Phone: 01297 33733, Website: axminsterdentalpractice.co.uk, Email: info@axminsterdentalpractice.co.uk


Andrew J Curtis 
Castle View Dental Practice,
9 Park Hill, Tiverton,
Devon, EX16 6RRTel: 01884 253040


Educational Supervisor:
Andrew Curtis qualified at Cardiff in 1996. He has been a trainer for 11 years. He is a GDP with particular interest in conservation and endodontics. To preserve his sanity, outside of dentistry he enjoys rural pursuits and singing.

Practice information:
Our practice provides a wide range of treatment to around 14,000 patients. The 6 surgeries are used by 6 dentists, a therapist and a hygienist supported by an experienced, friendly and social team. We are fully computerised, with digital intra and pan-oral radiography, NiTi rotary endodontics and apex location and a dedicated decontamination room. We are currently participating in the NHS Prototype scheme.

Location:
Tiverton is a small market town 7 miles from the M5 at Junction 27 with excellent rail services from Tiverton Parkway station and within easy reach of Exeter, Taunton, Exmoor, Dartmoor and the North and South Devon coasts. Most previous FDs have lived in Exeter, approx 15 miles away.

Further information:
For further information or to visit the practice contact our practice manager Nicola Thorne or 01884 253040.




Justin Nuttall
Axminster Dental Practice
Weycroft Avenue
Axminster
EX13 5HU
Tel: 01297 33733


Educational Supervisor:
Justin Nuttall qualified from Cardiff in 1996 and has been involved in Foundation training since 2001. In 2012 he gained a Diploma is Restorative Dentistry from The Royal College of Surgeons England. Outside work he enjoys wacthing Rugby.

Practice Information:
The Practice is located in a modern spacious purpose built unit which is spacious and light. We are computerised with Exact software, digital radiography. The surgeries are very spacious and air conditioned, we have been a training practice for over fifteen years and our staff know what support the Foundation Dentists require.

Location and Living:
The practice is located in a market town in East Devon on the Dorset and Somerset border. There is accommodation available within the town but previous Foundation Dentists have commuted from both Exeter and Taunton

Further Information:
Please email the practice for further information or to arrange an informal visit. info@axminsterdentalpractice.co.uk



Andre Louw
Exmoor Dental Centre, 7 Bancks Street
Minehead, Somerset
TA24 5DJ
Tel: 01643 702317


Educational Supervisor:
Andre Louw qualified near Cape Town in South Africa and has been a Dental Foundation Educational Supervisor for 12 years. He achieved the DPDS. qualification at the University of Bristol with modular studies in Crown and Bridge, Restorative treatment, Periodontics and Tooth Wear. He has a particular interest in Oral Surgery, Aesthetic Dentistry, invisalign and Implant Placement and Restoration.

Practice Information:
The practice has just relocated to a brand new converted building consisting of six individually designed surgeries. The FD surgery has a new Adec ambidextrous chair and cabinets The practice is fully computerised and the surgeries are well equipped with Kavo equipment, Digital Radiography, Reciprocating Rotary Endodontics and Air conditioning. The FD is supported by an experienced qualified dental nurse, dental colleagues and an hygienist.

Location and Living:
Minehead is a popular coastal town 20 miles from Taunton and forms the gateway to the Exmoor National Park. The Practice is in the town centre and about 300m from the beach. The town is popular amongst holiday makers and forms part of the South West Coastal Pathway.

Further Information:
For further information or to visit the practice, please contact the area manager Zoe Neal on 07912871741.

 


Karl Granger
Berrow Health Campus,
Brent Road,
Burnham on Sea,
Somerset,
TA8 2JU
Practice Tel: 01278 781064

 


Educational Supervisor:
Karl Granger qualified at Leeds University in 1986. He has been an educational supervisor for the last 6 years and has a wealth of experience and enthusiasm. Outside dentistry he enjoys hill walking and is an avid supporter of Leicester City Football Club.

Practice information:
Parkfield Dental Berrow is a purpose built practice which opened 8 years ago. There are three surgeries, one of which is a dedicated FD surgery with its own allocated experienced and friendly nurse who is used to working with Foundation Dentists. The practice is fully computerized and all of the surgeries have a high standard of equipment including digital radiography, fibre optic handpieces, rotary endodontics and apex locator.

Location and living:
Burnham on Sea is a busy seaside town that attracts many visitors each year. It is in close proximity to the M5 making travel from Bristol or Taunton relatively easy. The practice is situated on a health campus with a Doctor’s surgery, pharmacy and large car park. The practice occupies a rural location with stunning views from each of the surgeries.

Further Information:
For further information or to visit the practice contact the practice manager Amie Martin on 01278 781064 or email amiem@parkfielddental.co.uk.


Esther Angseesing
Quantock View Dental Centre
Bridgewater Road
North Petherton
Bridgwater, TA6 6PR
Tel: 01278 664345

Educational Supervisor:
Esther Angseesing qualified in Bristol in 1992, where she also took her DPDS, and has worked in the South West ever since. She has been an Educational Supervisor for 9 years. Esther's approach is to provide a supportive training environment, where the FD can flourish. The FD is encouraged to develop and learn but can rely on the backup of the whole practice team. When not working, Esther enjoys photography, rock music and food & drink (especially from her allotment).

Practice Information:
Quantock View Dental Centre moved to its brand new, state-of-the-art facilities in April 2017. It's a friendly, five-surgery practice that offers a mixture of NHS, private and Denplan treatment. Like its sister practice in Minehead, the practice is fully computerised, with new, well-equipped surgeries featuring Kavo equipment, Digital Radiography including OPG and Reciprocating Rotary Endodontics. The FD will have the support of a dedicated, qualified and experienced dental nurse, as well access to a hygienist.

Location and Living:
Bridgwater is a busy town on the South West coast, with fast road and rail links to Taunton to the South, Bristol to the North, and easy access to the whole of the South West. The practice is just a few minutes from the motorway, M5 junction 24, at the Bridgwater Gateway business hub. Some dentists live in or near Bridgwater, but recent FDs have all commuted from Taunton.

Further Information:
We are very proud of our new surgeries, and would love to show you round. For further information, or to visit the practice, please contact the Practice Manager, Lianne Rawle on 01278 664345


Selina Pestaille
Dulverton Dental Practice
Oldberry House
Fishersmead
Dulverton TA22 9EN
Practice Tel: 01398 323436


Educational Supervisor
Selina graduated from Birmingham in 2008 and has worked at Dulverton Dental Practice since then after completing her Vocational Training year there. She is a new trainer this year and is looking forward to supporting you in all areas of the Foundation Training Curriculum. Selina has a passion for restorative dentistry, having recently completed a Diploma in Restorative dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute in London. Outside dentistry, she is married with 3 children and she enjoys painting, hiking and time at the beach with family.

Practice Information
The practice has been serving the dental needs of the local towns and surrounding rural communities for over 40 years. The practice moved to the first floor of a new, purpose-built medical center in 2009. The practice has 4 surgeries that are modern and well equipped and a central sterilisation area. There are currently 3 dentists at different stages in their career, one recently having completed FD and 2 more experienced. There is also a hygienist and an DwSI in orthodontics who provides NHS and private orthodontic treatment at the practice. We are proud to offer an enthusiastic, friendly and experienced support team and Selina will be an approachable and encouraging Trainer. The practice has previously been a training practice and is well placed to offer an encouraging and enjoyable Foundation year.

Location and Living
Dulverton is a pretty and historic town and a gateway to the beautiful Exmoor National Park. The local area offers unrivalled access to plenty of outdoor pursuits and is within easy reach to the wonderful coast. Public transport is limited so you may feel having your own transport is essential. Previous FD’s have tended to commute from around the Taunton area, Exeter is possible though a slightly longer commute.

Further Information:
For any further details and to arrange a visit please contact our friendly Practice Manager Claire Govier on 01398 323436 or email us at exmoordentalservices@gmail.com


Ajith George Behanah
Holloway House Dental Surgery
Minehead
Somerset
TA24 5PB
01643 703071 


Educational Supervisor:
George qualified from Bangalore University in 2001. He worked as an associate for 6 years before he bought Holloway House Dental Surgery in 2013 as the principal dentist. George was first appointed as an Educational Supervisor in 2017. George gained his MSC In Orthodontics in 2011.

George has always worked in general practice and especially enjoys his role in Orthodontics and Oral Surgery , He enjoys the variation of NHS Dentistry and the provision of excellent and support to our large patient base.


Practice Information:
The practice has been established since 1990, and over the years has gradually expanded to 4 surgeries, having 4 dentists and a hygienist. The practice offers NHS and some private quality dental treatment in a homely , friendly and charming practice. Our support staff are very friendly and we pride ourselves in a welcoming , family atmosphere .


The practice is fully computerised and all surgeries are fully equipped with digital x-rays, and rotary endodontics. The practice is easily accessible to wheelchair users. There are three spacious ground floor surgeries and one surgery on a first floor. There is also a DPT machine, a dedicated decontamination room and on-site parking.


Location and Living:
Minehead is a beautiful unspoilt seaside town with an increasing population . Minehead has plenty of essential amenities and is surrounded by quaint villages. The nearest large town to us is Taunton which has a major railway connection and bus service. There is plenty of accommodation available in this peaceful town.

Further Information:
For further information or to visit the practice please telephone the practice on 01643 703071 0r email on rosie.bodley@nhs.net http://hollowayhousedentalsurgery.co.uk/


Jenny Albiston
7A Church Street
Wincanton
Somerset
BA9 9AA
Tel: 01963 33930


Educational Supervisor:
Jenny qualified from Liverpool Dental School. Jenny has worked predominantly in General Practice but also for the Community Service, as an ACF and Clinical Supervisor at Peninsula Dental School. Jenny offers facial aesthetics and Invisalign at the practice. She has 4 children and enjoys running, baking and drinking wine.

Practice Information:
The practice is very well established with a Private and NHS list, taking on new patients every week. It is a BDA good practice and has three surgeries, welcoming staff and friendly patients. It offers a new modern air conditioned surgery with fibre optics, fully computerised and digital radiography. It has an OPT, digital SLR camera, rotary endodontics, fully trained and qualified support staff with a part time Hygienist.

Location and Living: 
Wincanton is a rural town with excellent road links just off the A303. It makes London a 2 hour road trip, with Bath and Bristol just 50 mins away. They are commutable but this will add to your working day. It has close rail links, but ideally your own transport is recommended.

Further Information:
For further information you may contact Jenny or Simon at the practice on 01963 33930
www.facebook.com/churchstreetdentalcentre.


Simon Albiston
7A Church Street
Wincanton
Somerset
BA9 9AA
Tel: 01963 33930


Educational Supervisor:
Simon qualified from Liverpool Dental School and has a specialist interest in orthodontics. He places implants and enjoys and excels in oral surgery. He has 5 children and enjoys playing golf and watching rugby.

Practice Information:
The practice is very well established with a Private and NHS list, taking on new patients every week. It is a BDA good practice and has three surgeries, welcoming staff and friendly patients. It offers a new modern air conditioned surgery with fibre optics, fully computerised and digital radiography. It has an OPT, digital SLR camera, rotary endodontics, fully trained and qualified support staff with a part time Hygienist.

Location and Living: 
Wincanton is a rural town with excellent road links just off the A303. It makes London a 2 hour road trip, with Bath and Bristol just 50 mins away. They are commutable but this will add to your working day. It has close rail links, but ideally your own transport is recommended.

Further Information:
For further information you may contact Jenny or Simon at the practice on 01963 33930
www.facebook.com/churchstreetdentalcentre.