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At Portway Dental Care our highly skilled and friendly team share the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We ensure you have the best possible care from the moment you walk through the door.
Find out more about each of our practice team members below.
BDS (Glas) 1982
GDC No. 56765
I grew up in Ayrshire, Southwest Scotland and studied dentistry at Glasgow University, qualifying in 1982.
I held junior hospital posts in Manchester, London and Reading, followed by general dental practice positions in Camberley and Reading. I came to Wantage in 1989 to take over from Doug Ryan and became a partner in Portway Dental Practice in 1990.
I have now lived and worked in Wantage for over 28 years. I feel very fortunate to have been able to raise my own family here and to be part of the continuing development of Portway Dental Practice.
Out of dentistry, I very much enjoy family life. I try to keep fit through cycling and the gym and I have a keen interest in all sport, especially rugby. Other interests include theatre and cinema, and although I am quite at home in the kitchen, the garden is very much foreign territory.
BDS (Lond) 1984
GDC No. 59772
Born in West London, I grew up in Goring-on-Thames and was educated at Goring Primary School, Langtree School Woodcote and King James’ College Henley.
I consider myself very much to be a local!
I studied dentistry at King’s College and King’s College Hospital, London, graduating in 1984. I then held general practice posts in Didcot, Reading, Henley-on-Thames, Sonning Common and Abingdon before joining Portway Dental Care in 1993.
I became a partner here in 2000 and helped negotiate the integration of the practice into Portman Dental Care in 2018, ensuring that we have the resources to continue offering first class dental care well into the future.
I enjoy all aspects of dentistry; there is a lot of variety in general practice, which can be demanding but is also very rewarding.
Outside of dentistry, I enjoy the outdoor life including (but not limited to) competing in Master’s Athletics, walking (I have been trekking in Nepal four times) and cycling. I also enjoy music, theatre and spending time with my family.
BDS (Sheff) 2002, MFDS RCS (Edin) 2004
GDC No. 80948
I grew up in Malaysia. I read dentistry at Sheffield University, graduating in 2002. My first roles were at Birmingham and Bristol Hospitals before doing my vocational training in the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
I have been in general practice since 2005 and have spent the majority of those years in Oxfordshire.
I pride myself in providing excellent dental care for all my patients. In February 2017, I completed a Level 1 Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry.
Outside of work, I am kept busy with my 2 young children. When I am not occupied with the family, I enjoy reading a good book and going for walks.
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1991
GDC No. 4091
I qualified as Dental Hygienist from the Liverpool Dental School of Oral Hygiene in September 1991: having been a qualified Dental Nurse for 10 years. I am a member of the British Society for Dental Hygiene and Therapy and was secretary for the London Group and Chair for the Thames Valley Group of the society. I am also a member of the British Society of Periodontology and enjoy attending the meetings and conferences of both societies as this keeps me up to date with the latest techniques and current thinking’s. I love nothing more than helping my patients maintain a healthy mouth, offering advice on brushing, interdental cleaning and performing a 'scale and polish' I can also help with maintenance of implants. Away for the surgery, I am a Beaver Scout Leader with a local group and an active member of the District Leader team. When not scouting I like to get my walking boots on and get out into the countryside. I am currently walking the Thames Path in sections and have recently completed the Wynchwood Way. I also enjoy cooking, sailing, canal boating and reading. But, most importantly spending time with my husband, son and daughter who together have recently welcomed Jasper - a small Labrador puppy into our family.
Verified experience in Dental Nursing
GDC No. 124574
I have lived in this area all of my life. I grew up on a farm which has given me many happy memories and a love of the countryside. I enjoy reading, theatre, walking and visiting my favourite holiday destination of Cyprus. I started working at Portway in 1975. I completed my dental nurse training and am still here all these years later – having seen many changes in the world of dentistry.
Qual- National Certificate NEBDSA 1990
GDC No. 129887
I began working in dentistry at an Oxford Practice where I stayed for 16 years. During this time I gained my National Certificate for Dental Surgery Assistants. In 1997 I joined Portway and have been very happy here for the last 21 years. I enjoy listening to music and playing along to Radio 2's Popmaster. My lively dog Ziggy keeps me busy and whilst we are out walking together I love looking at the joys of nature.
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2000
GDC No. 250808
I first started dental nursing in 1996 and qualified with merit in May 2000 at Bristol Dental Hospital. I joined Portway in 2014 and thoroughly enjoy working with Peter Brodie, doing my best to keep him running to time ( although not always very successfully!) I have lived on a farm all my life and enjoy nothing more than a long countryside walk when I’m not running around after my 3 boys. My weekend are usually spent either watching my boys play football or cricket and during the football season, on match days you will find me at the Country Ground watching Swindon Town.
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2014
GDC No. 255889
I have worked worked at Portway for 2 years, however, I have been a qualified Dental Nurse for 7 years. Outside of the Practice I am a hardworking but very fulfilled Mum.
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2009
GDC No. 174547
I have been working at Portway since 2007. Although my work keeps me very busy outside of the Practice my children keep me even busier. I would love to find the time to become a real 'Gym Bunny' but due to my lifestyle have to satisfy myself with a visit now and then.
Yvonne and Sue have over 30 years' experience between them in running the Reception and looking after patients. They are always happy to assist with your appointments, dental plan set ups and general enquiries. They will be your first point of call whenever you call Portway Dental Care Wantage on 01235 762 187.
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