Spring Hill Dental Team
Specialist Endodontist – BDS Lond 1997, MFDS RCS (Eng) 2004, MClinDent (Lond), MRD RCS (Ed)
Peter is originally from the South West, having gone to school in Cornwall. He qualified in 1997 at Guys Hospital Dental School in London. He went on to obtain his Master of Restorative Dentistry in Endodontology (MRD) from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He is the only mono Specialist Endodontist with these qualifications working in Devon and Cornwall.
Peter is also a postgraduate tutor on the Endodontology Postgraduate programme at Kings College London and holds various lectures at the Peninsula Dental School and conferences. He currently combines his time working the majority of the working week here at Spring Hill with holding weekly clinics at River Practice in Truro.
Dentist, BDS Lond 1996 – GDC no: 72314
Alexia qualified from The Royal London Hospital Dental School in 1996 and has worked in General Practice for 19 years. She has also spent 4 years in Glasgow & Fife Hospitals working under Consultants in Periodontology, Oral Surgery and Oral medicine. Alexia has recently completed a yearlong postgraduate course in Restorative Dentistry in Manchester with Tipton postgraduate training.
Alexia enjoys all aspects of General Practice dentistry but particularly working with young children and nervous patients. We believe very much in early dental visits for children to allow preventative management, acclimatisation and beginning a positive lifelong relationship with dentistry.
When not at work Alexia loves to be with her family, on the moors or the sea!
Dentist, BDS Birm 1980, DPDS Brist 2003 – GDC no: 54741
Linda qualified at Birmingham Dental School in 1980 and worked in general practice in Warwickshire for ten years before moving to the South West.
In 2003 Linda obtained the Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies from Bristol University Dental School.
Throughout practice Linda has had a special interest in prosthodontics and has undertaken extensive postgraduate training in this field. Linda enjoys the challenge of managing the heavily restored dentition and the provision of high quality removable denture prosthetics. She enjoys this rewarding branch of dentistry, working to restore self-esteem, comfort and function!
Linda has been privileged to enjoy the mentorship of Dr John Besford, a pioneer in the personalised denture approach. She also holds a post as Clinical Supervisor at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry.
Specialist Orthodontist – BDS Manc 2001, MFGDP (UK) 2005 – GDC no: 79185
Sean graduated from the University of Manchester in 2001 and subsequently joined the Royal Navy. He has served around the World as a Dental Officer including with the Royal Marines in Afghanistan and on board HMS Ark Royal.
Sean undertook his Orthodontic training at Cardiff University and became a Specialist in 2005 and until recently was the sole Naval Orthodontist. He has now retired from the Royal Navy and is dividing his time between us here at Spring Hill and River Practice in Truro.
Hygienist, Diploma in Dental Hygiene Bristol 2003 – GDC no: 6275
Natasha is one of our Dental Hygienists, she has been with Spring Hill for several years. Having qualified in 2003 at Bristol University she is highly experienced and her kind and caring nature makes her very popular among patients and colleagues!
Hygienist, Diploma in Dental Hygiene, Birmingham 1994 – GDC no: 4629
Alongside working at Spring Hill, Lynn works at other dental practices as well as being a Clinical Supervisor at the Peninsula Dental School.
Specialist Orthodontist – BDS, MScD, FDS, RCS (Eng), M Orth RCS (Ed) – GDC no: 64835
Jeremy graduated in 1989, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1993 and completing orthodontic specialist training (including study in the U.S.A) in 1997. He has been an invited speaker in the UK and overseas, published articles in international dental journals, and won several major national awards.
Jeremy has a special interest in adult orthodontics and multi-disciplinary cases. Having established River Practice in Truro in 2008, Jeremy now divides his time between Truro in Cornwall and Better Smiles based in Spring Hill Dental, Tavistock, Devon.
Dentist, BDS Peninsula Dental School 2013 – GDC no: 244894
Matthew qualified in 2013 from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry. Further to joining us here at Spring Hill, Matthew has been appointed as a Clinical Supervisor at the Peninsula to trainee dentists.
He has gained considerable experience working on complex dental cases at Torbay Hospital. Matthew can offer a wide range of treatments in all areas of general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
Specialist Restorative Consultant – BSc (Hons),BDS (Bristol), MFDS RCS, FDS (Restorative Dentistry) RCSEd, FHEA (Plymouth)
I qualified in dentistry at Bristol University in 1999 and completed my Fellowship in Restorative Dentistry in 2006 (Royal College Surgeons, Edinburgh). I provide management of patients with head and neck cancer and developmental disorders. My specialist interests include multidisciplinary care of patients with orthodontic-restorative needs and the rehabilitation of cancer patients with dental implants. As the Managed Clinical Network chair in Restorative Dentistry for the Southwest I am developing a network across the region to help provide specialist services to all patients and improve quality of care.
I have a passion for education. I am clinical lead for the Exeter Education Facility and Associate Professor in Clinical Education in Plymouth University. I have played an active role in the development of the dental virtual patient a tool to develop treatment planning skills and I am responsible for the implant dentistry modules for the postgraduate cert/diploma/masters in Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology. I am the Training Program Director for Restorative Dentistry in the Southwest and Honorary Secretary of the British Society for Restorative Dentistry both of which allow me to share my enthusiasm for my specialty.
After spending over 10 years in hotel management I moved back to Devon and started working as a receptionist in a Specialist dental centre in 2003.
Over the following years I worked up to practice management and in 2015 I was approached by Peter Davis to join his practice and given 2 objectives; firstly to manage the practice on a day to day basis and secondly to help develop Spring Hill into the dynamic general and Specialist dental practice it has now become.
With the support of my fantastic team I am looking forward to the exciting future that lies ahead for Spring Hill Dental Practice.
Dental Nurse Team
Clinical Manager/Lead Dental Nurse – Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 2014, BDA Radiography 2017 – GDC no: 254674
You will see Sophie working alongside our specialists. She divides her time between being in surgery and managing the clinical side of the practice dealing with the compliance and CQC matters.
Sophie is also a BDA qualified radiography operator within the practice.
Dental Nurse – Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 2013, BDA Radiography 2018 – GDC no: 248699
Jordan qualified in 2014. She is recently qualified in Dental Radiography meaning she is now a qualified operator. You will see Jordan primarily working alongside Dr Peter Davis and our General Dentists.
Dental Nurse – Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 2013 – GDC no: 250686
Harriet qualified whilst working here in 2014. You will see her working alongside our General Dentist Alexia Hutton and the Specialists when required.
Frankie has successfully completed her Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing 2019. You will see her working mainly alongside all our General Dentists and Specialists on occasion.
Dental Nurse – National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2016, BDA Radiography 2018 – GDC no: 266035
April works alongside our general dentists and specialists. She is also a qualified radiography operator within the practice.
Julie is our front desk receptionist and your first point of contact with a welcoming smile on arrival.
Sally is your main contact for referrals to the practice and managing the diaries.
Jan also deals with referrals and she is another kind voice you will hear on the telephone to help you with booking appointments.
Lesley deals with referrals and telephone calls within the practice and is on hand to help with any queries you may have.