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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 2014 I gained an additional plaque and debris scoring qualification. I joined lostwithiel in February 2017 and I am keen for develop my knowledge in facial aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry. I take a lot of pride in my work and really enjoy working in friendly team environment.
In my spare time I enjoy taking my two lively springers on long walks and spending quality time with friends and family.
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.
Senior Dental Nurse
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.
My hobbies outside work include baking , going to the gym as well as exploring the countryside with my two beagles.
Treatment Co-ordinator/Assistant Manager
I gained my NEBDN qualification in dental nursing in 2012 and joined Lostwithiel Dental surgery in 2013 , over the past few years I have seen my role develop within the practice and have now taken on the role of treatment co-ordinator as well as over seeing reception and administrative duties which I really enjoy.
I am extremely organised and passionate about what I do , seeing the positive effect that a new smile can give someone makes all the hard work so worthwhile.
Working closely with Finley Bason , I enjoy taking a patient right the way through from booking that first appointment to completion of treatment.
In my spare time you will find me spending time with my husband , socializing with friends and doing a fair amount of retail therapy!
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)
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.
Dai Jones BDS
Dai gained his B.D.S. from Bristol University in 1983. This was followed by maxillofacial hospital posts. In 1994 Dai gained his F.D.S. from the Royal College of Surgeons in London. Over the years Dai has been an Associate, a Partner, and a Practice Owner as well as being a both a Trainer for foundation dentists and has been a Clinical Supervisor at the Peninsula Dental School. Dai has a special interest in Orthodontics and Implantology and has been placing implants since the mid 1990’s.
Neil was born and grew up in Truro. He qualified from Cardiff in 2003 and subsequently completed his vocational training and a number of house officer jobs gaining experience in sedation, oral surgery, restorative dentistry and prosthetics. Neil returned home in 2007 to work in a private practice in the west of Cornwall. Since then Neil has completed a MSc in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry and has been a clinical supervisor at Peninsula Dental School. Neil also provides Invisalign at the practice.
Away from Dentistry Neil is kept busy by his wife and four children. In his spare time, Neil enjoys running, cycling and open water swimming.
Finley Bason BDS (Hons)
Finley qualified from Liverpool University in 1997 with honours and spent a number of years working in hospital based oral and facial surgery departments. After a year working in New Zealand at University of Otago Dental school and in private practice Finley moved to Cornwall in 2002 and has been practice owner/principle dentist since 2006. Since then he has put considerable investment into the future of the practice by relocating to larger premises in 2011 and in 2017, completing the expansion to include a new private and referral suite due to the high demand over the past few years.
Finley has extensive oral surgery and advanced restorative and cosmetic dental experience. He has been placing and restoring dental implants since 2002 and providing facial aesthetic solutions since 2004 and orthodontic treatments since 2012. He regularly attends training seminars nationally and internationally to update his skills.
Since 2011 Finley has been an approved Foundation Dentist trainer where he has been keen to share his experience as a mentor for newly qualified dentists with the practice proudly helping them in the first stages of their careers.
Finley is also actively serving on the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Dental Committee and is a dental advisor to NHS England (Southwest) where he supports colleagues and is helping to secure and develop NHS services in the region.
His special interests are Implants, Alignment solutions , Oral surgery, Facial and Dental aesthetics, Sedation. Finley has been treating phobic patients for many years. He is a dental phobia certified dentist.
If Finley gets time away from the practice, his hobbies include mountain biking, skiing, walking his dogs, spending time with his wife Nikki and chasing around after his 3 children, Lauren, Alfie and Arlo!
Natalie Dunn BDS (Birm), MJDF RCS (Eng), MSc Endo (UCL Eastman), AFHEA
Special Interest in Endodontics
- British Endodontic Society
- European Society of Endodontology
- British Society for Restorative Dentistry
- Royal College of Surgeons of England
Natalie is a dentist with Special Interest in Endodontics. Natalie qualified as a dentist from Birmingham University in 2007, where she won the James Youngson Prize for Introductory Clinical Dentistry and completed a voluntary special study module in endodontics. Following this, Natalie gained experience working in dental practices throughout Cornwall and during 2016-2017 went on to complete her MSc in endodontics at the prestigious UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London. Natalie presented her endodontics MSc research poster at the British Endodontic Society Spring Scientific Meeting in London in March 2018.
Natalie also works as a Clinical Supervisor at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry in Truro and as an MFDS examiner with the Royal College of Surgeons Faculty of Dental Surgery in London. She has provided endodontic lectures and practical teaching to undergraduate dental students and general dental practitioners.
Natalie is passionate about providing the best possible endodontic care to her patients, attending conferences and reading journals in order to keep up-to-date with the latest research and techniques. She also has a very calming manner with her patients.
Outside of work Natalie enjoys paddle boarding, scuba diving, sea swimming, running and yoga and has recently taken up learning aerial silks and hoop, with a local circus group.
Dentist ( Specialty registrar in Periodontology)
Imogen is a specialty registrar in Periodontology at Guys Hospital, and visits the South West to see patients with gum disease and gum problems around once a month. Imogen graduated from the University of Bristol Dental Hospital in 2012, and has since then gained experience in general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery and Dental research. Imogen has taught undergraduate dental students, and continues to grow through attending lots of Dental conferences and courses. Outside of dentistry, Imogen enjoys tennis, running, travelling the world and exploring the South West.
Miklos qualified in Hungary from Semmelweis University Budapest in 2010 and started his career in private implant and TMJ practice where he worked for 7 years.
To deepen his knowledge and learn more about comprehensive and patient centred approach he finished a postgraduate specialist training as Conservative dentist and Prosthodontist and entered a Hungarian specialist register in 2017.
He is a great believer of minimal invasive dentistry, where highly aesthetic and functional smiles could be created with minimal amount of intervention. As it could be achieved only if the teeth are in a proper position and in a right angle, he has taken courses from all around the world in aesthetic teeth straightening and worked with systems such as Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, Fast Braces, Inman Aligners. Working with this systems he soon realized how easily achievable, small changes in smile could boost ones self-esteem and confidence, ability to socialize, smile on pictures, especially if done before special occasions such as weddings.
To be able to replace missing teeth and provide fixed and aesthetic solutions, restore the chewing function for those who would like to smile and enjoy food again without wearing dentures or without sacrificing healthy tooth material needed to fit a bridge, he certified as an implantologist from Cambridge in 2019. He decided to continue his studies in same academy and now he is doing a Postgraduate Diploma degree in implantology.
When not working you can find him jogging, riding his bike or doing water sports in summer and skiing in winter. Miklos is a great believer of an active and healthy lifestyle.