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)


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.

DM06-min Dave



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,

Mark Mark

Dr Mark Fullarton BDS, MFDS RCS(Eng) MJDF


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.

Jacqui Sankey

Dr Jacqui Sankey BDS (Hons), BSc (Hons)


GDC Number: 283673

Jacqui qualified from Peninsula Dental School in 2019 where she went on to complete a training year in Essex in a Dental practice which specialised in Aesthetic dentistry and smile design. During the pandemic she was re-deployed into hospital to aid with the treatment of patients who were hospitalised with COVID-19 which has broadened her knowledge into general and respiratory medicine.

She then went on to work as a Senior House Office in a Maxillofacial department at Luton & Dunstable hospital where she was involved in the management of oral cancer and facial & dental trauma.

Jacqui has often been described as a calm and gentle dentist with excellent skills in helping anxious patients. Jacqui likes to involve patients in every decision during their treatment.

She has an interest in Aesthetic dentistry and smile design. Her plans for the future involve short-term braces and implants.

Outside of work Jacqui is not one to sit still. If she isn’t at the practice she can often be found in the gym. Prior to the pandemic she competed in both figure skating and trampolining. Since moving to the Southwest she has become a water-sport enthusiast in both paddle-boarding and surfing.

Charlotte D

Charlotte Daly BScDHT


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 children.

Jane Hindle

GDC Number: 2085

Jane qualified as a Hygienist from the Royal Navy with Distinction in 1980.

Jane is known for her friendly, gentle and caring manner and has many years of experience working with dental phobic and nervous patients.



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.



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 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.



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.



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 three beautiful children with her husband Warren. When Jeffi is not working and being a mum, she performs in an Acoustic Duo called Tuesdays Child.


GDC Number: 110012



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.



GDC Number: 133282

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.



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.

Page last updated: 26/01/2023 12:33 am

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