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Philip Jenkins

Philip Jenkins

BDS (U.Wales) DPDS (U.Bristol)

DENTAL SURGEON GDC No 52532

I set up Jenkins Dental in 1985 but due to a fire had to move to our current premises in 2000. 

Our logo is the “phoenix” which symbolises rising from the ashes.

My specialist interest is in placing of dental implants in which I have trained extensively in Sweden, Switzerland, Cardiff, London and Bristol.

When I do manage to have time away from the practice I escape to my yacht, which I have moored in Plymouth.  I spend my weekends sailing whenever I can.

Annie Bedford

Annie Bedford

BDS (U.Bristol)

DENTAL SURGEON GDC No 103393

I graduated from Bristol University in 2006, and after working in Somerset for seven years, I joined Jenkins Dental Practice in 2013. I am passionate about my work, and I pride myself on the quality of my dentistry, as well as my kind and gentle manner. I enjoy caring for patients from all walks of life, but my speciality lies in treating children and very nervous patients.

I am very creative, so outside of work I enjoy getting to grips with all manner of projects, including creating new recipes in the kitchen; interior design; creating artwork; and knitting and sewing.

Being from the south coast I am a true water baby and I am never happier than when I am either in or on the water. I swim regularly, and when I get the chance, I love to venture out on the sea in my kayak.

Noushad Rahim

Noushad Rahim

BDS MDS MFGDP (UK) MJDF RCS (Eng)

DENTAL PRACTICE LIMITED TO ENDODONTICS GDC No 111437

I obtained an MDS in Endodontics and Conservative dentistry from Manipal University (India) in 1998. I have worked as an endodontist in the United Arab Emirates and was the course co ordinator and internal examiner for clinical enododontics at Ajman University.

 I have also lectured and conducted hands on courses in endodontics in the UK and internationally for many general dental practitioners.

 I  continue to enjoy treating patients in a kind, gentle and reassuring manner.

Outside of dentistry, I am a life long supporter of Liverpool FC and have a keen interest in photography.

Mark Vardon

Mark Vardon

BDS (Lond) MClinDent (Lond) FDSRCS (Eng) MRDRCS (Eng)

REGISTERED SPECIALIST IN ORAL SURGERY AND PROSTHODONTICS GDC No 68498

I graduated in 1992 from the Kings College Hospital Dental School and trained as an Oral Surgeon in several hospitals during which I obtained a surgically based Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1996.  Following this, I held both Staff Grade and Registrar positions in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and gained entry onto the General Dental Council Specialist in Surgical Dentistry.  In 2000 I undertook specialist training in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute in London during which I obtained a Masters in Clinical Dentistry.  In 2004 I obtained the Specialist Diploma of Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was awarded the GDC Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training.  I also hold double specialist recognition on the General Dental Council List.

Specialities include: Surgical extractions, Impacted teeth, Implants, Bone grafts, Sinus lifts, Surgical endodontics, Oral surgery and Intra-venous sedation.

Tracy Edwards

Tracy Edwards

DIP DENT HYGIENE RCS (Eng)

HYGIENIST GDC No 6246

I qualified from the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2003 with distinction.

 Since joining the Jenkins Dental Team in 2008 I have continued to develop my professional skills and have enjoyed a variety of courses and training days.

I enjoy working closely alongside our clients to improve overall dental health in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Outside work I enjoy spending time with my young daughter and socializing with friends and family.

Lynne Thumpston

Lynne Thumpston

DIP DENTAL HEALTH RDH

HYGIENIST GDC No 1776

I qualified with the Royal Navy in 1978 and have worked in London, Home Counties and extensively in Somerset and Dorset. I joined this practice in 2015.  I really enjoy the friendly atmosphere of all the staff and the light modern practice, welcoming patients with all different needs in oral health.

Spare time is spent running which is my passion, and I will hopefully be running my 40th marathon in London 2017.

 

Dianne Richardson

Dianne Richardson

NCDN Dip Hyp (ETUK) Adv Dip (CPCAB)

PRACTICE MANAGER AND HYPNOTHERAPIST GDC No 128212

I started work as a dental nurse in my hometown Hull, Yorkshire.  I moved to London for a few years before settling in Street with my family. 

I have been practice manager at this practice since April 2000.

I am also a trained counsellor and hypnotherapist. 

My interests out of work are walking, cycling and keeping fit.  Whenever I can I love going on holiday especially skiing ones.

Karen Gymer

Karen Gymer

NCDN

DENTAL IMPLANT AND COSMETIC NURSE GDC No 128206

I started my dental nursing career in High Wycombe at the age of 16.  I continued this career path in London until moving down to Somerset with my children.

I worked for a short period as a nursery nurse before joining Jenkins Dental in September 2000. 

I am a trained Dental Implant and Cosmetic Nurse.

Outside work I enjoy going out for meals and socializing, keeping fit and spending time with my family.

Beckie Stockham

Beckie Stockham

NCDN

DENTAL NURSE GDC No 119289

I started my dental nursing career at 17. After qualifying I joined the RAF for a short while then came back into general practice.

I started here in March 2009.

My interests are reading and socializing with friends and looking after my pet chinchilla.

Liza Barnett

Liza Barnett

NCDN

DENTAL NURSE AND ORAL HEALTH EDUCATOR GDC No 128208

I have been involved in dentistry since 2000.  I gained the national certificate in dental nursing in 2005 and since then have qualified as an oral health educator.

Since a young age I have enjoyed a variety of sports, including basketball and athletics.  However my main sporting passion was always rowing, achieving a final place in the Henley Regatta and competing at national level obtaining a silver medal in 2000.

I have two young children who now take up most of my time.  I enjoy days out and walking my dog.

Amy Speakman

Amy Speakman

RECEPTIONIST

I have worked at the practice since 2001, starting as a full time receptionist and then changing to part time after getting married and having my two children.

They keep me very busy but when I do have time for myself I enjoy street dancing and spending quality time with my husband.