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Tamsyn Commons, Dental NurseRead more

Tamsyn Commons

Dental Nurse
GDC: 292115

I joined the team in March 2016 to begin a career in dentistry , since then I have completed my training and gained my dental nurse qualification. Since gaining nursing experience I have developed a special interest in cosmetic dentistry , surgical procedures and periodontal treatment which is something I hope to continue learn more about in the future .

Before joining Lostwithiel Dental surgery I gained a health and social care NCFE and I have also worked in customer service industry so I have a lot of confidence with dealing with the public.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends and family , eating out and costal walks

Beth Rawlings, Dental NurseRead more

Beth Rawlings

Dental Nurse
GDC: 282261

I joined the surgery in October 2016 after working in another NHS practice for 6 months , I have now completed my NEBDN dental nursing qualification.

Since joining the practice I have getting lots of experience nursing with several of the clinicians improving my confidence and flexibility to nurse with different dentists.

I am now enrolled to start the SAAD National Course in Conscious Sedation for Dental Nurses start in 2022

I enjoying working in a team environment and feel one of my strengths is helping nervous patients feel more comfortable in the surgery.

Outside of work I enjoy clay pigeon shooting and spending quality time with family and friends.

Jo Gardiner, Dental NurseRead more

Jo Gardiner

Dental Nurse
GDC: 259528

I joined Lostwithiel Dental surgery in September 2012 and gained my NEBDN qualification in dental nursing in January 2015.

I enjoy working in a caring environment, something I have  gained a lot of experience in during my time working as a health care assistant at Mount Edgucombe hospice from 2010-2017

You will find me either nursing in surgery or helping out on reception.

In my spare time I enjoy taking my son Harrison swimming and spending time with my husband and family.

Charlotte Oleszynski, Dental Nurse/Sedation NurseRead more

Charlotte Oleszynski

Dental Nurse/Sedation Nurse
GDC: 232546

I gained my NEBDN qualification in dental nursing in 2012 and since then have worked between a mixture of NHS and private practices with a range of nursing and reception experience.

I joined Carriage Works back in February 2017, shortly after joining I began working along side our principal dentist Fin.
I assist Fin in complex treatments such as, implant placements, bone augmentation, sinus lifts and surgical extractions.
In 2021, I gained my SAAD National Course in Conscious Sedation for Dental Nurses.
As well as working closely with Fin, I also assist Ali who is our hygienist and facial aesthetic practitioner at Carriage Works.
I have a huge interest in facial aesthetics and enjoy getting involved with treatments such as chemical skin peels, micro needling, fillers and anti wrinkle injections.

In my spare time, I enjoy long walks, being at the beach and spending quality time with my family and friends.

Yasmin Allen, Dental NurseRead more

Yasmin Allen

Dental Nurse
GDC: 273488

I started working at Lostwithiel dental surgery in February 2015 and began my dental nursing training soon after. In July 2017 I gained my NEBDN qualification in dental nursing

I really enjoy all aspects of dentistry & generally love working with people, especially due to my background in customer service.  My favourite areas in dentistry are surgical but mostly aesthetics as I like to see the difference it makes in the patients happiness & to watch their confidence boost due to the improvement made to their smile.  Recently I have taken an interested in the facial aesthetic side of dentistry especially now the industry is growing & with my knowledge of beauty from previous qualifications.

Recently I have taken an interested in the facial aesthetic within the practice ,before my career in dentistry I have previously gained a level 3 VTCT in beauty therapy as well and an NVQ level 3 diploma in customer services.

My hobbies outside of work consist of keeping fit & healthy & socialising with family & friends.

Kim Philp, Senior Dental Nurse/Sedation NurseRead more

Kim Philp

Senior Dental Nurse/Sedation Nurse
GDC: 251871

I started working at the practice in May 2012 and gained my NEBDN qualification in dental nursing in 2014, Soon after I started working alongside Fin, assisting in complex treatment such as implants and minor oral surgery as I have a practical interest in these types of dentistry. In the past few years I have gained additional qualifications in sedation nursing , implant nursing and minor oral surgery. I am also now one of the practice first aiders.



Sherry Walker, Head ReceptionistRead more

Sherry Walker

Head Receptionist

I have a solid background in Dental nursing, administration and receptionist duties (both Dental and GP Surgery), working in both these environments since1982, before joining Lostwithiel Dental Surgery in February 2017.

During my career I have gained my Diploma in Health Service Reception, NEBDN qualification in dental nursing in 2002 and a diploma in Medical Terminology.

In my leisure time I enjoys long walks, running and Canicross harness running with her chocolate Labrador Millie. I also ran the Bournemouth marathon in 2015.

Jess Sweeney, Assistant ManagerRead more

Jess Sweeney

Assistant Manager
GDC: 238875

I gained my NEBDN qualification in dental nursing in 2012 and joined Lostwithiel Dental surgery in 2013 , over the years I have seen my role develop within the practice from dental nurse/receptionist to treatment coordinator and have now moved into the assistant manager role.

In January 2022 I completed my level 4 ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management.

I love working with a big team and seeing my colleagues meet their full potential.


Debbie Morley, Practice ManagerRead more

Debbie Morley

Practice Manager

Debbie qualified as a dental Nurse in 2005. She joined Lostwithiel Dental Surgery as practice manager in 2010. Since joining the team, the practice has put in a considerable investment into the future of the practice by relocating to larger premises in 2011 and expanding in 2017, to include a new private and referral suite.

Debbie is responsible for the day to day running of the practice and is the registered manager with the Care Quality Commission. Her aim is to ensure all patients and staff have a positive experience at the practice.

Qualification’s: BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Dental Practice Management (2013), CIEH Level 2 Award in Conflict Resolution and Personal Safety (2016)CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (2017),CIEH Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment(2018)

Demelza Bowden, Dental TherapistRead more

Demelza Bowden

Dental Therapist
GDC: 171054

After completing her degree in Marine Biology, Demelza returned to her home town and retrained and qualified as a dental nurse in 2004 with Finley Bason. To further her career, Demelza went to study at Cardiff University and qualified as a hygienist and dental therapist in 2008, she then returned to work for Finley.
Demelza also works for the Community Dental group, working with children, dental phobics and special needs patients. Demelza has taught the (NEBDN) National Diploma in Dental Nursing in the past.

Alison Royes, HygienistRead more

Alison Royes

GDC: 5400

After graduating from Leeds Dental Institute in 1998 Ali worked in general practice and private clinics in oxford and London before joining us at the Carriage Works 5 years ago.

She has worked for more than 15 years in fantastic practices of varying sizes in Oxford, London and now in Cornwall and is passionate about treating patients with periodontal conditions. Ali firmly believes that we can make a difference to patients with periodontal conditions by treatment given at the surgery but more importantly by motivating patients to take interest in their own dental health. Ali’s patients are aware that periodontal disease is an ongoing problem but can be stabilized and managed effectively. This will have a positive impact on the patient’s dental heath and well being.

Those of you that have met Ali will know that her professionalism , attention to detail and patient care is second to none which is why we are delighted that she will now be working alongside Finley Bason providing facial aesthetics.

Ali has spent the last few years studying dermatology , skin remodelling to MSc level and injectables.

Ali is also able to offer treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) with a simple procedure lasting up to 6 months.

Danielle MacIsaac, DentistRead more

Danielle MacIsaac BDS 2012 MJDF 2016

GDC: 227512

Danielle qualified from Liverpool University in 2012, After completing her foundation year at a practice in Truro was made an associate dentist the following year.

Danielle then moved to the Middle East and practiced dentistry for a year in the Oman,Relocating back to Cornwall in May 2016. Danielle feels her strengths lie treating nervous patients and endeavours to provide gentle and caring dentistry to her patients. As well as recently passing her Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) Danielle has also gained a qualification in basic dental acupuncture and can also provide sleepwell devices for patients with sleep anpoea and snoring. Outside of dentistry Danielle enjoys spending time at the beach kitesurfing or walking her dog that she rescued while out in Oman.

Kelly Bailey, Lead Sedation NurseRead more

Kelly Bailey

Lead Sedation Nurse
GDC: 226493

I gained my NEBDN qualification in dental nursing in November 2011 joined Lostwithiel in 2014, Since then I have achieved additional qualifications in impression taking and plaque and debris scoring and sedation dental nursing.

When I’m not in surgery nursing you will often find me organising visits to and from local schools for educational sessions which include teaching correct tooth brushing techniques, oral hygiene and healthy eating.

In my spare time I enjoys walking my dogs with my husband, renovating our house and volunteering with St John Ambulance.

Nicola Chambers, DentistRead more

Nicola Chambers

GDC: 82113

Nicola qualified from Bristol University in 2003 and has worked in general practice since then . Nicola joined Lostwithiel Dental Surgery in 2010. Nicola in particular likes treating nervous patients and endeavours to provide gentle and caring dentistry to her patients.

Outside of the practice Nicola enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and 3 small children . She loves walking the dog on the beach and going swimming.

Jack Skelton, Dentist Read more

Jack Skelton BDS 2018

GDC: 277577

Jack grew up in Plymouth, also living in Brighton and Truro briefly. He studied biomedical science before going on to study dentistry at Plymouth University. He graduated in 2018 and completed his foundation training in Lostwithiel in August 2019 . After a successful year Jack stayed with us as an associate dentist.
When not studying Jack has spent a lot of time travelling around the world. This included some time in Africa where he volunteered in providing dental treatment to remote communities.

Jack has now started a postgraduate certificate in restorative dentistry, become a supervisor at the dental school and is also supporting Cath with her dental nursing qualification ( A very busy 2021 for Jack! )

Jack enjoys hiking, cycling, rock climbing and surfing. He is interested in paddle boarding and scuba diving and would like to improve on these.

Sarah Bartlett, Dental NurseRead more

Sarah Bartlett Dental Nurse

Dental Nurse
GDC: 195459

I gained my NEBDN qualification in dental nursing in January 2010 and I joined Lostwithiel Dental Surgery in July 2018. I enjoy all the different areas of dentistry so you will find me helping in the surgery on reception and in the central sterilisation room. In my spare time I enjoy baking and spending time with my husband, little girl and family/friends.

Lois Cotillard, Dental NurseRead more

Lois Cotillard

Dental Nurse

I started here in the practice in November 2019 as a trainee dental nurse. I’ve always been interested in working in a clinical environment, and I’m looking forward to learning all aspects of dental nursing. I take pride in working hard, and with previous experience in customer service I understand how important it is to treat everybody how you would like to be treated.

In my spare time I like socialising with my friends and also walking my German Pointer.


Lois completed her dental nurse qualification in May 2022.

Hayley Brooks, ReceptionistRead more

Hayley Brooks


I started working here at Carriage Dental in August of 2019. Before that I worked within the Education System for many years and later Customer Care. I have a strong administration back ground with various qualifications within this. Since starting work here I enjoy being part of the team and the work ethic within it.

Outside of the work place I enjoy spending time with my two children, I’m a keen sailor and enjoy my time on the water, my 2 Jack Russells and cooking. Although it doesn’t always turn out to look like the picture in the cook book!

Robyn Taylor, Dental NurseRead more

Robyn Taylor

Dental Nurse

After working within varying customer service roles over the past 10 years as well as completing my BSc Hons degree in 2016 . I started at Lostwithiel Dental as a trainee dental nurse in November 2019. I am very excited for this new career venture and am keen to develop my knowledge within dental nursing at this fantastic practice.
In my spare time I am an avid horse rider with a flare for eventing , I also enjoy the coast and paddle boarding , spending time with my partner , friends and family.


Robyn passed her dental nurse exam in April 2022

Stacey Ford, Treatment CoordinatorRead more

Stacey Ford

Treatment Coordinator

Having moved to North Yorkshire after graduating from Bournemouth University in 2015, I began a career in Pharmacy where my passion of patient centred care began. I met my husband whilst living in North Yorkshire and would frequently visit family in St Austell and the surrounding areas. In 2019 we decided to finally move down to Cornwall and settle down.
The big move was also perfect for the change in career; I had always enjoyed learning about dentistry during my degree in Biological Anthropology and its implications into the analysis of human life, past and present and so was the perfect opportunity to combine my love of biological sciences, pharmacy science and dentistry. I started at Lostwithiel in February 2020 as a trainee dental nurse and in the short time I have been here, I have learnt so much and am excited to continue the development of my dental knowledge and to provide the best possible patient care.

Nikki Bason, Decontamination Assistant

Nikki Bason

Decontamination Assistant

Viva Nidds, Dental Nurse

Viva Nidds

Dental Nurse
GDC: 255159

Catherine Flitney, Dental Nurse

Catherine Flitney

Dental Nurse
GDC: 231906

Sarah Mayes, Receptionist

Sarah Mayes


Catherine Tyrrell, Trainee Dental Nurse Read more

Catherine Tyrrell

Trainee Dental Nurse

Cath joined the team in June 2021 as a trainee dental nurse and is currently working towards gaining her NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing

Freya Allen, Receptionist/Trainee Dental Nurse

Freya Allen

Receptionist/Trainee Dental Nurse

Ashley Smith, Trainee Dental Nurse Read more

Ashley Smith

Trainee Dental Nurse

Ashley joined the team in June 2021 as a trainee dental nurse and is currently working towards gaining her NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing

Jade Campbell, Dental Hygienist/TherapistRead more

Jade Campbell Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy 2016

Dental Hygienist/Therapist
GDC: 198656

Jade started her dental career as a dental nurse in 2008 before qualifying as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist in 2016 from the University of Sheffield. Her career has included working for the Royal Navy, supervising students at the university of Sheffield, working in both NHS and private dental practices and she is also on the committee for the British Society of Dental hygiene and Therapy for the south west.
Jade particularly enjoys motivating patients to improve their oral hygiene and is passionate about treating periodontal disease (Gum disease). As a dental therapist she is also able to carry out restorative work and cover a range of pediatric treatments.
In her free time Jade likes to walk her three dogs and enjoys multiple activities such as CrossFit, running and hiking.
Emily Chown, Trainee Dental NurseRead more

Emily Chown

Trainee Dental Nurse

I joined Carriage Works Dental  in February 2022 as a Trainee Dental Nurse. In 2020, I graduated from the University of Plymouth with a degree in Human Biosciences and then went on to work in a COVID testing laboratory. Since moving back to lovely Looe, I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in Dental Nursing, allowing me to combine my love of human biology and working with people of all backgrounds. I am looking forward to continuing my training and expanding my knowledge of dentistry and patient-centred care.

In my spare time I enjoy yoga, going to the gym, drawing, and spending time with my family and friends.

Zoe Croft, Trainee Dental Nurse

Zoe Croft

Trainee Dental Nurse

Zoe McMunn, Trainee Dental Nurse

Zoe McMunn

Trainee Dental Nurse

India Perkin, Reception/Trainee Dental NurseRead more

India Perkin

Reception/Trainee Dental Nurse

India joined the Carriage Works Team in June 2022