Abbey Mead Dental Practice & Implant Centre A first class team.
On this page we have included short descriptions and photographs of our team. We look forward to seeing you in the surgery.The team from 2009 at the Annual Dental Awards Ceremony
Teresa Ford – GDC 118979
Hi, my name is Teresa Ford. I have been a dental nurse for far too long; since the age of 16. I qualified in May 1996 and furthered myself with Radiography in September 1997 and Implantology in September 2005. I have been at Abbey Mead since October 1999. My family and 2 children take up all my social time.
Katherine Milligan – Receptionist
Hello, my name is Katherine, this is my first job in a dental practice and I am enjoying working with the friendly staff and patients. My interests are running and keeping fit. I am a qualified florist and will be using my talent to create a weekly arrangement for the surgery. Please admire in the waiting room!
Niciola Hendry – GDC 107759
My name’s Nicola, but I usually go by Nic.
My dental nursing journey began in 2004 when I joined the Royal Air Force. That is where I gained the best possible training to become a dental nurse. I qualified and gained my GDC registration in 2007 – a proud moment
I left the RAF in 2008, after I met my now husband, to settle down. We now have 3 children together so perhaps not so settled!
I have since had various experiences in dental nursing including locum nursing, NHS settings and being a dental nurse assessor. After my maternity finished in early 2017 I contacted Abbey Mead in the hopes that they had a position available, luckily for me they did!
When I am not working I enjoy spending my time with friends and family.
Emma Saunders – GDC 3508
Emma started her dental career at University Dental Hospital London where in 1983 she qualified as a Dental Surgery Assistant. After working as a member of hospital staff for several years she trained and qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 1988.
Since then she has worked in both NHS and private practice. For 15 years she worked for renowned Periodontologist and Implantologist Dr Alan Sidi in the West End of London. In 2003 Emma moved to Devon. Abbey Mead was lucky to have Emma join the team at this time.
Emma’s hobbies include a love of horses, animals and the countryside. She also enjoys walking and reading.
(Our customers regularly say that Emma is the most gentle and motivating hygienist they have come across!)
Richard Aldridge – GDC 81086
Richard qualified in 2002 from Guys Hospital London and then in 2005 gained Membership to the Royal College of Surgeons. He moved to Devon in 2007 to be nearer to the coast. In addition to quality general and cosmetic dentistry he provides treatments such as teeth straightening (with Invisalign) and Botox and fillers.
Corrina Daymond – GDC 173123
Hi, I joined Abbey Mead in 2004 as a trainee nurse. After gaining my NEBDN qualification in dental nursing, I went on to pass the NEBDN oral health education qualification.I enjoy the variety a day in the dental practice can bring. I am happily married with 2 beautiful children. In my spare time I enjoy reading, walking my dog and supporting my children in their various sporting activities.
Lia Goodhead – GDC 166494 RECEPTION/DENTAL NURSE
Hi, my name is Lia and I’ve been working as a dental nurse since 2006, qualifying in 2009.I started off working in an NHS practice, have worked in a hospital maxillofacial department and then transferred to fully private practices. I worked in Liskeard when I became pregnant in 2012 and gave birth to a very “BIG” healthy baby called Thomas. After 9 mths maternity leave I wished to return to work but living near Tavistock, I preferred to work closer to home and to Thomas. I had heard lots of lovely things about Abbey Mead so I decided to phone to enquire about a job. I couldn’t believe my luck, they were just about to advertise a post. A member of staff was leaving after over 10 years: sadly due to illness. I was successful at interview and the rest is history. I now work on reception and as a dental nurse.
When I am not working I love to take Thomas out for walks (preferably when its not raining!), to shop (ideally for sparkly things) and to simply spend time with my family and friends.