Dentist in Charlbury, Oxfordshire

Charlbury Dental Practice
The Spendlove Centre, Enstone Road, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3PQ

meet the team

All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".

We pride ourselves on our excellent patient care from beginning to end from our dedicated team of dentists, hygienists, oral health educator, practice manager, receptionists and nurses.

We all love our work and are proud to be part of Charlbury Dental Practice. Read more about us and you will find out that some of us cannot stay away! There must be something special about Charlbury Dental Practice which keeps us here and wanting to learn more to provide the best care for our patients.

Dentists

Dr Kam Patel

Dr Kam PatelPrincipal Dentist
BDS (Lond) MFGDP (UK) Dip.Imp.Dent
GDC No. 73401

Kam qualified from Kings College London and then held a hospital post in Restorative and Children's Dentistry at Kings College Dental School. She has taken a 4-year post-graduate course in Implant Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital's International Centre for Excellence in Dentistry in London, and has been awarded a Diploma with Distinction. Kam has been a Vocational Trainer, a member of her Local Dental Committee for 10 years, and a Dental Advisory Committee Member at Kings College Hospital. When she is not at work she keeps fit by running circles around her baby daughter Maya and she enjoys boxing training.

Dr Mary Robson

Dr Mary RobsonBDS (Lond) DGDP (UK)

Mary opened Charlbury Dental Practice in Thames Street in Charlbury in 1978, since then, and through two relocations, she has enjoyed the privilege of caring for the oral health of the people of Charlbury and the surrounding areas of Oxfordshire, and many from much further afield.

Even though Mary has stopped practising and has retired, we aim to fulfil our founder's vision of offering relaxed and friendly preventative dental care and oral health education. We will always remain true to her philosophy of making "anything possible.

Dr Ailsa David

Dr Ailsa DavidBDS (Bristol), Cert Imp Dent
GDC No. 228303

Ailsa qualified from the University of Bristol in 2012 and has been working in general practice since then. She has gone on to obtain a Certificate in Dental Implants at the University of Bristol, as well as attending various post-graduate courses in orthodontics. Ailsa enjoys all aspects of dentistry, particularly helping anxious or phobic patients to improve their confidence when coming to the dentist and cosmetic dentistry such as tooth whitening or straightening teeth.

Outside of work she can often be found playing hockey, socialising with family and friends or at the gym.

Dr Samantha Cottam

Dr Samantha CottamDentist
BDS (Birm), MFDS RCSEd
GDC No. 270984

Sam qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2017. Since graduating, Sam has been working in general practice and in Oral and Maxillofacial Departments in both Southampton and Swindon. She has a passion for oral surgery which she developed further through her hospital roles. Sam is also trained in intravenous sedation which enables her to help her anxious patients. Building up a good rapport and relationship with her patients is something which is very important to Sam, particularly anxious patients to help with their confidence. When not at work Sam enjoys sewing, crochet and cross-stitching as well as tap dancing and skiing which she has done for most of her life. She also has a great love of dogs, especially her family dog, Merlin the Beagle.

Hygienists

Alanna Bridgman

Alanna Bridgman Dental Hygienist and Therapist DHT
GDC No. 129651

Alanna qualified in 2012 from Kings College Hospital, London with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy. She is an extremely enthusiastic dental care professional with a great passion for her role. She is prevention driven and takes a holistic approach in her treatment of dental disease. Alanna is committed to providing attentive care in a calm, relaxed environment. She is trained to not only perform the duties of a Dental Hygienist but also undertake routine restorative work for adults and children as well as being able to extract primary teeth. Outside of work she enjoys walking her dog.

Carly Seely-Haines

Carly Seely Haines Dental Hygienist and Therapist DHT
GDC No. 172607

Carly qualified in 2018 from Barts and the Royal London University. Whilst studying she won the future of dentistry award, for Student Dental Hygiene and Therapy of the year UK. She was also awarded the Oral-B and Dentsply award from her university for both her final clinical and written exam results. Carly started her career in dentistry over 13 years ago and has grown increasingly passionate about her role in patients' oral health. She strives to provide the best possible treatment and preventative advice for each individual patient in a relaxed and friendly manner. Out of work Carly enjoys spending time with friends, family and her dog, Jenson.

Joanna Mann Bsc (Birm)

Joanna Mann Bsc (Birm) Dental Hygienist and Therapist DHT
GDC No. 267881

Joanna graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2016. She has a deep interest in assisting her patients to take control of their oral health, both in a surgical setting and their continued maintenance at home. Joanna understands the difficulties that the continued maintenance of oral health can pose. Therefore, she sees a big part of her job is to motivate her patients, teach oral hygiene maintenance techniques and to provide diet advice. Joanna prides herself in her abilities to help and support anxious and phobic patients by providing the best quality care tailored to each individual. Her particular area of interest is tooth whitening and skin rejuvenation including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. In her spare time, she enjoys high-intensity training and walking her dog.

Elena Baravi Bsc (Birm)

Elena Baravi Bsc (Birm) Dental Hygienist and Therapist DHT
GDC No. 248092

Elena qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2013. She has established herself as a friendly, personable and gentle hygienist who loves working with her patients to overcome their fear. Over the years, Elena has continued to keep up with the latest and most advanced skills and developments by continually attending courses. She has completed a Dental Hypnosis course which enables her to make her patients feel at ease. She is also trained to provide a range of facial aesthetic treatments, such as wrinkle relaxation, natural filler enhancements and facial rejuvenation. Outside of work, Elena is an avid Latin dancer and enjoys a variation of salsa, bachata and kizomba.

Nursing Team

Sam Nevey

Sam NeveyDental Nurse
GDC No. 237907

Sam has been a dental nurse since 2010 and enjoys getting to know our patients. She recently completed her radiography course enabling her to take x-rays. She has also worked as a dental technician in the past. When she is not at work she enjoys playing with her cat, Harris and reading as she is a complete bookworm.

Stephanie Bass

Stephanie BassDental Nurse
GDC No. 121632

Stephanie has been working as a dental nurse since 1994. She qualified here at the Charlbury Dental Practice under Mary Robson and worked for this practice 6 years. She has just recently returned after a long spell of working in different dental practices in Oxfordshire. She also holds a radiography qualification.

Stephanie is married with two daughters and enjoys listening to music, pottering around in the garden and aspires to take up line dancing again.

Agi Csigi

Agi CsigiTrainee Dental Nurse

Agi is from Hungary and has been living in the UK since 2010. She joined us in September 2018 as a trainee dental nurse. She is one the smiliest of our team members and has significantly improved her dental nursing skills since she joined us. In her spare time she likes to practice her English to improve her knowledge of the language. She really enjoys reading; particularly Tolstoy.

Alexandra James-Hiscock

Alexandra James HiscockTrainee Dental Nurse

Alix joined our practice at the end of December. She has recently moved to Oxfordshire from the West Country where she worked in hospital theatres as an Operating Department Practitioner. Alix is an enthusiastic learner and is enjoying learning a new speciality in dentistry. She has three children and in her free time, she loves going running with her husband and getting her lashes done.

Administration and Reception Team

Carolyn Ramsay

Carolyn RamsayAdministrator

Carolyn first joined the reception team on a locum basis in November 2011 before heading off to explore New Zealand. Since January 2013 she has been assisting with the practice management on a locum basis.

She brings a great wealth of experience in Dental Practice Management and customer care to our surgery and is well equipped to deal with any challenges thrown her way.

Lesley Sherbourne

Lesley SherbourneSenior Receptionist

Lesley first joined the practice in August 1998 and left in 2001 only to re-join in January 2004! Being at the front desk is a lovely way of meeting and greeting people and she hopes her role within the practice helps all our patients to feel at ease and happy to be in our care.

She has 4 children and 4 grandchildren and considers herself to be the "mother hen" of the practice!

Katie Harris

Katie HarrisReceptionist

Katie now works with us part time, alongside being a mummy to her daughter Darcey. She is very much enjoying motherhood and is of course still baking cakes, as well as a new hobby of making pom poms!

Lou Clark

Lou ClarkReceptionist

Lou joined the practice after having worked in retail for 20yrs. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, having weekends away and exploring new places. She likes keeping fit, however, all of this is about to change as she is just about to become a grandmother.