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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
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.
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 2014 I gained an additional plaque and debris scoring qualification. I joined Carriage Works in February 2017 and now work along side Fin.
In 2020 Char gained her SAAD National Course in Conscious Sedation for Dental Nurses
In my spare time I enjoy taking my two lively springers on long walks and spending quality time with friends and family.
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)
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.
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.
In 2021 Dai increased his days to 3 days a week.
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 several 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/principal 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 and Facial Aesthetic clinic ‘Dermaworks Cornwall’.
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.
Trainee 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.
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.