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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 BDS 2018
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 Owers BDS
Sarah grew up in Cornwall. She studied biomedical science prior to studying Dental surgery at Bristol university. She graduated 2014 and since then has been practicing in general dentistry.
She enjoys spending time with her family, walking and yoga.
Jen Ailes BDS
Having been born and brought up in Cornwall Jen has enjoyed being able to complete her dental training in the South West with Peninsula Dental School, graduating in 2019. Jen completed her foundation year at the practice and after 3 years has now returned to Carriage Works. She enjoys working with people and creates a relaxed atmosphere for her patients.
Outside of work Jen enjoys spending time on the coast taking part in activities such as stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking
Hygienist and Dental Therapists
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.
Jade Campbell Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy 2016
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 Plymouth, 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 Paediatric treatments.
In her free time Jade likes to walk her three dogs and enjoys multiple activities such as CrossFit, running and hiking.
Elloise Craig BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy University of Plymouth 2022
Oyara Da Costa Santos De Mello
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.
Lead Sedation Nurse
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.
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.
Dental Nurse/Sedation Nurse
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.
In my spare time, I enjoy long walks, being at the beach and spending quality time with my family and friends.
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.
Dental Nurse/Sedation Nurse
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.
Beth completed her SAAD National Course in Conscious Sedation for Dental Nurses December 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.
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
Sarah Bartlett Dental Nurse
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.
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.
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
Cath joined the team in June 2021 as a trainee dental nurse. In February 2023 Cath passed her NEBDN dental nurse qualification and will be registering with the GDC.
Ashley joined the team in June 2021 as a trainee dental nurse. In February 2023 Ashley passed her NEBDN dental nurse qualification and will be registering with the GDC.
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 joined the practice in March 2022 as a trainee dental nurse.
In March 2023 Zoe passed her dental nursing qualification
Trainee Dental Nurse
Zoe joined the Carriage Works team in March 2022 and is currently working towards achieving her dental nursing qualification
I joined the practice in November 2022 after working in another practice for 3+ years. I completed my NEDBN in dental nursing qualification in June 2021.
I have always worked in a clinical background as I am passionate about patient care. I love working within a team and being in a patient facing role.
I am eager to further my career at this practice, and I am excited for the opportunities that are ahead.
Outside of work I love to inspire healthy living, ride my horse and spend time with my partner, family and canine child.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Lauren has recently joined the practice as a trainee dental nurse. She will be starting her apprenticeship with St Austell College in September.
Lucy Geal Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2022
Administration and Reception Team
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) and ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management (2019)
India joined the Carriage Works Team in June 2022
‘After working in hospitality for the last 10 years, I know the importance of giving a high level of customer service and treating every one with a smile and an understanding attitude. I am excited to now be starting in a new career, I really enjoy being on reception and interacting with lots of new people and within such a lovely team of staff.
In my spare time I really enjoy exploring Cornwall with my boyfriend and family, and finding lots of new places to eat out.’
Samara joined the reception team in September 2022
‘I’ve worked in hospitality since I was 16 and decided it’s time for a career change. However I have many skills that I knew I could bring along with me into this new role of Dental Receptionist. Can’t wait to see how my skills list can grow here at Carriage Works’
I’m so pleased to join the amazing team at Carriageworks. I come from a Banking & Dental reception background- too many years to mention 😊 – now looking forward to sharing my passion for customer service with you all.
On a personal note – I live totally off grid in a cabin in woodland with my partner Lee & lots of lovely rescue animals – so we have Nubian goats – Ant & Dec, sheep – Thelma & Louise, mini Shetland pony, plus chickens & scary territorial geese! & Bea the lurcher.
Have 2 grown up daughters & a step-son who I’m so proud of.
Oh & I love to cook, especially cakes & walk Bea on our beautiful Cornish beaches with hopefully a pub & lunch at the end !