We are proud of our collective professional strengths but also consider that it is the relationship between the staff and the patients that ensures we practise consistently good dentistry. This is where we would like to define ourselves.
Ashley Dental takes the issue of continuing our education and professional development very seriously. We have a Practice Training Agreement and every single member of staff is regularly reviewed and agrees a personal development plan.
Most of us are local to the area and have been working at Ashley Dental for many years. The majority of our patients are familiar faces, many of whom we now count as friends, and this makes our team especially close-knit.
I qualified in 1989 from Kings College Dental School in London. After working at Birmingham Dental Hospital and general practice in Central London I came to Walton-on-Thames where I have been since 1991.
Dental techniques and equipment keep improving all the time but I believe in keeping my underlying philosophy the same. I believe professionalism can be blended with humour, compassion and patience to help my patients achieve healthy mouths and smiles. I enjoy meeting people of all ages and hope to always put them at ease.
When not spending time with my family, I enjoy running, tennis and Chelsea Football Club.
I qualified from Marseille Dental School in 1992 and worked in general practice, both in France and the UK. In 1997 I joined my brother, Chris, and the team at Ashley Dental.
My patients enjoy my quiet, efficient ways of working and find they can relax in my surgery. I try hard to put nervous patients at their ease and always enjoy seeing children.
I speak fluent French and, as an enthusiastic cook, I love to entertain friends and family. I love the outdoors, nature, animals and travelling.
After graduating from King’s College London, I worked as an Oral and Maxillofacial Senior House Officer in Basildon Hospital gaining additional surgical experience. I then moved to London where I have since been working as a General Dentist.
I have always been interested in further developing my clinical knowledge and postgraduate skills and went on to gain Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012. I completed a Master’s degree (Distinction) in Restorative Dental Practice at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute.
As a qualified Invisalign provider, I have been straightening teeth for adults and teenagers for many years. Whilst I enjoy all aspects of dentistry I have a particular interest in providing aesthetic restorations and restoring implants. I take pride in the quality of my work and always try to ensures that I make my patients feel at ease.
Outside of dentistry I enjoy spending time with my family and doing DIY around the house.
I qualified in Budapest (Hungary) from the Vincotte Academy in 2010.
I have experience working in both private practice and general practice. I always enjoy meeting new people and getting to know my patients.
I have a calm and gentle approach which puts even the most nervous patients at ease. As well as being an enthusiastic oral health promoter I also enjoy the challenges of treating patients with complex periodontal needs.
I have travelled extensively, living and working in Hungary, Australia and now settled in the UK. In my free time I like gardening and swing dancing.
I have been working in dental healthcare for over 15 years, I have honed my skills in optimising operational efficiency while maintaining a patient-centric approach. My commitment to providing compassionate and comprehensive care has been the cornerstone of my career.
I am passionate about making a meaningful impact in the lives of patients and am eager to continue driving excellence in healthcare delivery as a Practice Manager.
Outside of work I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family & friends.
As a key part of the care team, Dental Nurses and Receptionists need to be professional and friendly. We work closely with the Dentists to ensure that our patients’ experience is a positive one.
We always look forward to welcoming new patients. If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.
In Reception we work hard at greeting patients, answering the telephone, making appointments, handling queries and taking payments from patients – very often all at the same time! We are the “face of the place” to all our visitors.
In addition to these very visible activities we are also an important part of the administration team, handling recall notices, filing patients records, following up dental laboratories, hospitals or other referrals, if necessary.
We are all fully qualified and registered with the General Dental Council (GDC).
Dentistry is constantly changing and so it is important that we are kept updated and trained in the latest procedures and thinking within the profession. We all participate in a formalised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) system – we complete a minimum of ten hours independently verified training and revision every year, on an ongoing basis.
Thank you so much for all your care and attention to my family and I. It really is most appreciated- Mrs W
Thank you to you and your colleague for your kindness and patience with Imogen and her ‘stubborn tooth’ extraction ... you both couldn’t have been kinder or more patient, with us all- Imogen’s Mum
... the relief of having the pain managed by such a great team made it so much easier- Mrs B
Thanks to you (and your lovely staff) for all the wonderful support and service you give us. We sing your praises to all our friends. The professional, caring and rapid way you try to help is sadly rare. We are very, very lucky- Mrs Y
I cannot thank you enough ...- Mrs H
Thank you for my lovely two front teeth!- Ms J
Just to say a very big thank you for your kindness to me this morning.- Ms C
Thank you for showing such interest in the toothbrush that my daughter insisted on bringing into the surgery today! It is taking the time over such simple things that can really make a difference. I am so glad that she is growing up with none of the fears I had about visiting the dentist!- J’s Mum
Karen is an excellent dentist and a great people person... I can’t fault her gentle and speedy approach to fillings!” Patient Survey response- Patient Survey response (Anonymous)
As a patient I feel very relaxed and not at all nervous. Treatment and costs are explained fully and nothing is forced upon you. Best dental practice I have ever been to!- Patient Survey response (Anonymous)
… very lucky to have found him!- Mrs C
He took his time to explain all my options … together we made a decision and the results are above and beyond my expectations. My smile is back to stay.- Anonymous
Very friendly and professional- Anonymous