Meet the Team

The Team at Ottery Dental Practice.  See what our dentists get up to in their spare time… hover on their photos!

Vinny Vinny

Dr Vincent Syme BDS, MMedSci DPDS(UK), FFGDP(UK)

(Newcastle)

GDC Number: 69379

Vinny joined the practice in 2010, having qualified from Newcastle in 1993. He has a variety of postgraduate qualifications and in 2018 was made a Fellow of The Faculty of General Dental Practice ( UK ).

Vinny has a special interest in older and anxious patients. He feels time listening effectively to patients and developing a trusting relationship is as important as the technical aspects of dentistry.

Vinny lives in Taunton with his family and enjoys running and gardening as well as time with his children as they become adults.

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Dr Dave Munday BDS, PGCTLHP, DPDS(UK), FHEA

(Newcastle)

GDC Number: 68045

Dave is a longstanding and experienced dentist at the practice having an excellent reputation in the area built on recommendation and word of mouth. He enjoys being a general family dentist striving to build long-lasting loyal relationships with his patients and regularly cares for three generations of the same family. His kind and gentle manner means he takes time to listen, explain and treat.

Having an interest in all fields of dentistry, Dave has a passion for teaching the new generation of dentists and is an honorary lecturer and clinical supervisor at the Peninsula Dental School and examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons.

Away from dentistry Dave loves exploring the Devon coast and countryside with his family, whether it be on foot, bike or surfboard.

Qualified Newcastle upon Tyne Dental School 1992,

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Dr Oskar Mason BDS, MFGDP(UK) MJDF, PGDip (Restorative Dentistry)

(Bristol)

GDC Number: 103273

Oskar qualified from the University of Bristol in 2006. His early career was spent working in practices in Bristol and Somerset as well as spending a year working as a Senior House Officer in the Oral Surgery Department of Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

In 2012 Oskar became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) by examination. He developed a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry including smile design and facial aesthetics and has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry from the University of Warwick.

Oskar joined the practice in 2014 and enjoys building  a strong rapport with his patients through his caring and approachable manner. In 2018 Oskar took further qualifications in facial aesthetics including dermal fillers and wrinkle reduction therapies.

He lives in East Devon with his wife and two young daughters. He enjoys family trips to the seaside and taking macro and landscape photographs. He loves baking his grandmother’s Swedish family recipes and recently started to learn the art of Indian cooking.

Mark Mark

Dr Mark Fullarton BDS, MFDS RCS(Eng) MJDF

(Bristol)

GDC Number: 79270

Mark qualified from Bristol Dental Hospital in 2001.

He has built a strong reputation for his honest, thorough and gentle care for patients of all ages, enjoying personal recommendations from them and has a loyal following from his previous practice in Sidmouth.

Mark is a Member of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons, England.  He is able to draw on his experiences working in the Special Care Dental Service and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

This includes helping anxious patients by being sympathetic, compassionate and understanding, offering gentle encouragement, he lets you take things at your own pace.

“I love my job, giving patients the time they need to achieve a happy, confident smile with healthy teeth and gums”

Mark has a calm and gentle approach to patient care and enjoys all aspects of dentistry.

He has an adventurous outdoor family life with his wife, Mandy, daughter and two young sons. He enjoys snowboarding, biking, camping and is learning to kitesurf in Exmouth.

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Dr Alexander (Sandy) Hodges BDS (Hons)

(Cardiff)

GDC Number: 265275

Sandy qualified from Cardiff School of Dentistry in 2016 and has been working in the South West ever since. Having grown up locally he is happy to be back working in the area.

He particularly enjoys cosmetic dentistry and working with anxious patients. He believes that an open and transparent approach to dentistry is the best way to gaining patients’ trust and is quick to discuss their x-rays and intraoral photos so that his patients can feel confident in their health, treatment and progress.

Sandy is also a trained Invisalign provider (a method of straightening teeth using clear, removable aligners) and would be keen to discuss your perfect smile. Away from work Sandy is a keen skier and has recently taken up kitesurfing and the electric bass guitar.

Isabel

Dr Isabel Kerr BDS

(London)

GDC Number: 271861

Isabel qualified from King’s College London in 2017 and worked in Kent before relocating to the South West in August 2018.  She joined the practice in December 2018 and enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and is keen to continue her dental education over the coming years.

Away from work Isabel enjoys spending time with her friends and family and long walks with her dog Poppy.

Charlotte D

Charlotte Daly BScDHT

(Birmingham)

GDC Number: 192935

Charlotte D qualified as a dental hygienist in 2010, has been with us since Dec 2017 having moved to Devon from Surrey. She enjoys all aspects of her work, from helping nervous patients overcome their fears to improving and maintaining oral health.

Away from work Charlotte enjoys walking in the Devon countryside, home DIY projects and spending time with her husband and gorgeous one year old.

Michelle

Michelle Reid BSc OHS

(Manchester)

GDC Number: 103116

Michelle qualified as a dental hygienist/Therapist from the University of Manchester in 2006. She relocated to Devon in 2017.

In her spare time Michelle enjoys shopping, socialising, keeping fit and spending quality time with her partner and their puppy Cocker Spaniel Ralph.

She is also qualified in Facial Aesthetics, which include the use of fillers and wrinkle reducing injections.

Heidi

Heidi

GDC Number: 139599

Heidi has been a dedicated employee of the practice as a dental nurse for nearly 30 years. She is well known for her cheery smile and sunny disposition.

When she is not working she enjoys cooking for her family and going to music festivals and camping with her partner Phil and their dog Darcy in their campervan.

Louise

Louise

GDC Number: 236203

Louise is one of our longest serving team members having been at the practice since 2009. She qualified as a dental nurse in 2012 and enjoys all aspects of dentistry!

She is a busy mum of four and in her spare time a keen long-distance walker, having completed several challenge walks in the Brecon Beacons and on Dartmoor. Louise loves to travel the world and immerses herself into the different cultures she encounters.

Charlotte

Charlotte C

GDC Number: 249643

Charlotte C qualified as a dental nurse in 2014 and joined the practice in 2015. Since qualifying she has successfully completed courses in radiography and in decontamination and cross infection. Her role is to oversee that the practice is complying with the policies of HTM105 here in Ottery and at our sister practice Apollonia House in Sidmouth.

When she is not working she enjoys baking, running, Disney and travelling the world.

Paula

Paula

GDC Number: 199430

Paula has been dental nursing for 38 years on and off. She is married to Paul and has two wonderful children Toby and Georgie. She relocated to Devon from East Sussex in 2015 and has been at the practice ever since.

Her and Paul love living life and although it has taken a little while to adjust to the slower pace of Devon life, they are embracing everything the West Country has to offer.

Rachel

Rachel

GDC Number: 247271

Rachel has worked with the team at Ottery since 2016, having started her career in dental nursing in 2011.

Outside of the practice you will find her either surfing the Cornish waves or enjoying country walks with her husband Tom and their dog Milo. Rachel’s love for dogs has recently given her the incentive to start her own dog grooming business.

Jo

Jo

GDC Number: 278616

Jo joined us at the end of September and is really enjoying her time at the practice. She has been a dental nurse since 2016 and is very interested in continuing her education with additional nursing courses. Jo works here in Ottery and also at our sister practice Apollonia House in Sidmouth, as both a nurse and on reception.

In her spare time Jo enjoys cooking and burning off those calories by running and exercising at the gym.

Jeffi

Jeffi

GDC Number: 267003

Jeffi has been working as a dental nurse since 2013 and qualified in 2016. She joined the team in Sept 2018 after completing her maternity leave.

She has two beautiful boys aged 3 and 10 months with her husband Warren. When Jeffi is not working and being a mum, she performs in an Acoustic Duo called Tuesdays Child.

Alison

Alison

Alison is our Practice Co-Ordinator. With a previous background in financial planning, Alison has been involved in the implementation, refurbishing and smooth running of dental practices for over 20 years. She knows this is only achievable when you have an exceptional team working together and is proud to be part of the Ottery Practice.

She relocated with her family from Leicester over 10 years ago to enjoy the outdoor Devon lifestyle and is a keen supporter of the The Tigers, The Foxes and of course The Chiefs. Alison enjoys walking, skiing and paddle boarding.

Helen

Helen

Helen is our Practice Manager, qualified dental nurse and first aider with 20 years’ experience.

Helen is the one responsible for the smooth running of the practice and is always on hand to help out with anything and everything.

She is our confidante and our “Mother”. She is a doting wife, mother and Nanny with a love for all animals.

Annie

Annie

Annie is one of our most knowledgeable and experienced receptionists, having been a dental nurse previously. She has been at the practice since 2010.

As well as her reception duties, Annie draws upon her experience in running her own Image Consultancy and Personal Shopping business to manage our social media presence and lead on design aspects at the practice.

Away from work Annie can be found walking her beloved dogs Coco the Labradoodle and Mumford the Cavachon, along the beautiful coastline of Devon and Cornwall.

Claire

Claire

Claire is one of the first friendly faces you will encounter at the practice. She has been a receptionist with us since 2016, she relishes in the interaction with our patients and has an incredibly caring and sincere nature and is very conscientious.

Away from work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Mandy

Mandy

Mandy has a strong background in customer service and has been a receptionist at our sister practice in Sidmouth since 2009. Having now joined us here in Ottery she is very much looking forward to getting to know the team better.

Mandy enjoys spending time with her family and her beloved dogs.

Biddy

Biddy

Biddy now works on reception 1 day a week after retiring last year from being the hygienist here for the past 22 years. She is really enjoying being back as part of the team.

During her time away Biddy has qualified as a florist and runs her own business from her home in the Blackdown Hills. She loves walking her three dogs, swimming and target shooting.

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