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At Ilchester Dental Care our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.
Find out more about each of our practice team members below.
BDS Liverpool 1982
GDC No. 57083
Hilary is a General Dentist and has a particular interest in early intervention Orthodontics and the treatment of bite and jaw joint (TMJ) problems, including the treatment of headaches and facial pain.
Hilary Qualified in Liverpool in 1982 and after a six month house job at Birmingham Dental Hospital, she embarked on a five year commission in the Royal Navy Dental Branch. Since then she has worked in private dentistry including owning her own practice.
In her spare time, Hilary enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children and keeping fit.
BCHD Pretoria 1999
GDC No. 75913
Joanne Joined our Practice in April 2018 after recently relocating to the West Country and is a General Dentist with 18 years experience in the UK.
Joanne works Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her family.
BDS (lond) DIP IMP DENT RCS (Eng)
GDC No. 57269
Nick Coley qualified at Kings College Hospital Dental School in 1982. Always keen to improve his knowledge base he has attended numerous courses throughout his career both in the UK and abroad.
Nick has attended a number of year-long certificate courses at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London studying Restorative Dentistry, Periodontology, Material Science, Implantology and Advanced Implantology.
He has recently passed the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, which is recognised as a leading implant qualification worldwide and has attended the Malo Clinic in Lisbon where Nick studied the All on 4 technique with professor Paulo Malo who originally developed it.
Nick is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology and the International Team for Implantology both of which are rich sources of up to date knowledge in the field of Implantology.
DipDS Athens 2006
GDC No. 221966
George is a dentist with a special interest in Clinical Periodontology (DWSI) and joined the practice team in September 2020.
He is very knowledgeable in the treatment of the 'soft tissues' and 'gum disease'. Your first consultation with George will include a very thorough assessment of your gum health.
A consultation with George is always unhurried and informative. He will explain all the options for treatment so that you can make an informed decision. He will advise you regarding your Oral Healthcare techniques and will explain clearly the solutions to any periodontal problems.
He will always take the time to be sure that every concern has been discussed and every question answered.
George is very careful to ensure that all his treatment is carried out painlessly, using very effective local anesthesia. He has a kind, gentle and encouraging manner, and his patients find his explanations and instructions easy to follow.
George qualified from the University of Athens, Greece in 2007 and as a dental surgeon and then worked in a private practice. George started working in the UK in 2011 and since has worked as an NHS and private dentist. He pursued his interest in gum disease and qualified in clinical periodontology at the University of Central Lancashire in June 2019.
George has worked for many years in general dental practices and the hospital service before gaining a special interest in clinical periodontology.
George is currently available in Ilchester one Friday a month.
BSC Oral Health Science Dundee 2013
GDC No. 244294
Selina, our sole Hygienist, joined our Practice in September 2015 and currently works Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays.
Selina treats all patients as individuals and will support each patients specific needs.
Selina is also qualified to complete whitening for patients. If you have enquiries regarding this, she will be more than happy to help.
Tom joined the practice in January 2017 and has brought a fresh dimension to our all Female team. He has previous Dental Practice Management experience and 10 years experience in managing various Banking Branches.
If you have anything you wish to discuss with him, he will be more than happy to spend time with you.
In his spare time he enjoys a variety of sports such as Snooker and Cricket and socialising with friends.
Sarah is our treatment coordinator and has been with the practice for 12 years and currently works Tuesday's and Thursday's.
During this time, she has worked very closely with the colleagues in practice and is very knowledgeable on all treatments provided and is happy to discuss all of your options in detail.
In her spare time she loves to spend time with her husband and her two children and when possible loves getting away in her camper van.
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City and Guilds 2017
GDC No. 275798
Tara has been with us since January 2017 and works closely with our other two Nurses Louise and Emma.
Working on a rotation system, Tara plays her part in ensuring our Surgeries and Decontamination room are working to the highest possible standards.
Tara is very caring and loves spending time with her partner and caring for her cat "bear". She is also a keen baker.
Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2018
GDC No. 276019
Emma joined us in October 2015 following a recommendation from her sister, Louise.
After recently qualifying, she too plays a big part in maintaining our high standards within the Surgeries and Decontamination room.
In her spare time she loves going to the theatre and spending time with her partner.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Louise has been with us since July 2015 and is currently undergoing her National Qualification in Dental Nursing.
Along with Tara and Emma, Louise plays a big part in ensuring our high standards are kept up in Surgery and the decontamination room.
In her spare time Louise enjoys socialising and enjoying walks with her dog, Nala.
Louise is currently on Maternity leave.
Our lovely Min joined us in April 2015 and has a background in working as a PA. Min works Monday to Wednesday and previously ran the reception full time.
If you have any queries, she will be more than happy to help you at all times.
In her spare time Min loves to be with her family and enjoys walking, cooking and socialising.
Pamela joined our practice in September 2017 and has fitted in perfectly. Pamela works on a Thursday and Friday and was brought on to support Min's change of hours.
After coming from a customer service background, she will greet you with a warm welcome and help you with anything you may need.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and son and is also a keen baker.
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