Originally from the Northwest of England, I trained at Guys (UMDS) in London and moved to the South West fifteen years ago. I’ve worked in general practice for most of that time, but did spend a year as an SHO in the Oral Surgery Department in Taunton’s Musgrove Park hospital.
I really enjoy my chosen career, the challenges and the fact that every day is different. The best parts of my job are putting nervous patients at ease and carrying out cosmetic work that enables people to smile again. Shortly after starting work at Trinity House in 2013, I was presented with the opportunity to buy the practice. The sale took a long time to go through but since January 2015 I’ve been enjoying being my own boss.
I love to travel when I get the opportunity, the more out-of-the-way, the better. At home I garden, read, paint scale models and when the weather co-operates, I get my telescope out for a bit of stargazing.
GDC:194997 Qual-National Certificate NEBDN 1998
Hi I’m Tara the practice manager I have been involved in a career in dentistry since my first job as a dental nurse in 1996 and went on to pass my national certificate for dental nurses in 1998. I have enjoyed my time as a dental nurse and am welcoming the new challenges of dental practice management.
I am married to Matt and have 3 wonderful children who between them keep me very busy as chief taxi driver for various activities. We have a cavalier King Charles spaniel called Rosie who has been a part of our family for the last 7 years. Our newest additions are two Red Eyed Green Tree Frogs called Iggy and Ziggy.
When I find time I like to take part in raising money for charity and have taken part in the race for life in aid of breast cancer several times and also The memory walk on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Hi I’m Susie, I have been at Trinity House since 2004. I am the patient co-ordinator and I assist the Practice Manager Tara – I have experienced some changes in my years at Trinity House and believe we have a great team.
I love live music and going to gigs, including going to see my daughter and son-in-law in their band – I love going to Glastonbury too and have been 7 times, an experience everyone would enjoy.
I have two Chug dogs; Chugs are a cross between a Chihuahua and a Pug and they are great company only downside is they love to eat shoes! Usually mine!
GDC:160810 Qual-National Certificate NEBDN 2008
Hi I’m Hayley,I have been a dental nurse for almost 10 years and have been at Trinity House since 2011. I am the Head Dental Nurse and the lead decontamination nurse.
I enjoy walking, eating out “as it beats cooking” and have a lovely cat called Maisie who loves bringing anything she finds in the garden into the house.
GDC:115288 Qual-National Certificate NEBDN 2001
Hi, my name is Julie and I’ve been working at Trinity House since 2013. I sometimes feel as though I’ve been dental nursing for most of my life!! I also have a qualification as an orthodontic nurse (helping the dentist to fit braces).
I am married to Tim, have four grown up children and four grandchildren, all of whom I adore. I also have two cats, a dog and a rabbit to keep me busy in my spare time. I enjoy going on holiday, America in particular. I have a passion for airports and trains, and I never turn down a chance to go shopping.
GDC:4625 CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1994
Helen is one of our qualified dental hygienists who joined our practice in 2015.She qualified as a hygienist in 1994 at Eastman Dental Institute and has continually practiced since. Helen decided to furthered her studies and in 2001 Qualified as a nutritional therapist at Westminster University London 2001.
Helen moved to Somerset 11 years ago and provides hygienist care in practices across the county. Upon identifying a need she founded the “Somerset Dental care professionals Group”. This enables all practitioners from the area to get together to share skills and knowledge.
Helen’s clinical interests not only include prevention of gum disease and customer motivation but she also specialises in the treatment of nervous patients.
Helen lives in Somerset with her husband, 2 children, 2 cats and a dog. Helen enjoys walks in the Somerset countryside, working out at her local gym and meeting up with friends.
Sarah joined us in October 2016 working one day a week. She completed her dental nurse and Hygienist training at Guys hospital London where she qualified in 1995 with the academic award. Sarah enjoys keeping up to date with the latest dental developments and research.Sarah moved to Somerset from the New Forest in 2013 and loves it here.
Outside of work she is busy with her family and enjoys getting lost on long walks with her black Labrador ‘Purdie’ and learning about chicken keeping!
Trainee Dental Nurse
I joined the practice in September 2016 at a trainee dental nurse. I am really enjoying the variety of different people that we see on a daily basis.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my daughter and going on family days out.