Meet The Team

Here at Dental Dimensions we work as a team; we are friendly and we care about your dental needs. Our commitment to you is: honest, considered, and appropriate. We take time to discuss your different options and find the right solution for you.

Dr. Andrew Crighton – Principal Dentist

Dr. Andrew Crighton, Principle Dentist

BDS (Bristol 2000), MPhil, BEng, MFGDP ( part 1). GDC: 77675

Andy is the principal dentist and a director of dental dimensions. He is responsible for all of your clinical requirements. Andy is experienced, enthusiastic and is committed to remaining at the forefront of his profession through continuing training and development. He aims to provide a comprehensive dental service to all patients. He has a special interest in implants, root canal treatment and periodontal disease. He takes referrals from many dentists across Cornwall and Devon for endodontics and periodontal disease. He has implant patients from across the Southwest and the Midlands.

Andy graduated, as a multiple prize winner, from Bristol Dental School in 2000. He is a dentist with a biomechanical engineering background (BEng and MPhil) which he feels gives him an advantage in complex reconstructive dentistry. He has experience in maxillofacial surgery (Derby) where he has carried out complex surgical procedures. He has been a member of the Oxford Society of Implantology, and has completed a 4 year postgraduate implant course. In addition he has been a member of British Society of Periodontology and the British Endodontic Society. He has completed a post graduate diploma from Bristol University which included all aspects of restorative dentistry (2014). He graduated from the Eastman Aesthetic Advantage Course in 2006 which focused on smile design and cosmetic dentistry. He is also a member of the British Dental Association. He regularly attends courses and conferences around the country to keep updated.

Andy feels that Dentistry is evolving rapidly at the moment and it is an exciting profession in which to be involved. With new treatment possibilities and materials we are now able to provide comprehensive, long term treatment solutions in general practice.

Andy has a young family and enjoys sports and outdoor activities.

Dr. Manuel Saraiva-Geraldes – Associate Dentist

GDC: 102720

 

Dr. Geraldes has worked for Dental Dimensions since 2008.  In that time he has gained a wealth of experience dealing with patients privately.

Patients report that Manuel has a calm and relaxing manner which helps towards putting them at ease.

Manuel is currently working towards his masters of science in endodontics (root canal treatment) and is rapidly gaining a reputation for his enthusiasm and special interest in this specific area of dentistry.

Manuel currently works for Dental Dimensions on Fridays, but other days and times can be pre-arranged on request.

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Jeanette – Registered Manager

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BA (Hons), M.Sc

Jeanette is the registered manager here at dental dimensions.  She is responsible for, and committed to maintaining clinical excellence within the practice and ensuring that all procedures are kept up to date in line with current regulations.  Jeanette has a commitment to patient satisfaction and is always available to assist patients with any questions regarding your treatment choices.

Jeanette can discuss and arrange the financing of dentral treatment for you (Dental Dimensions Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as a Credit Broker, not a Lender).  If you require an appointment with Jeanette on any of these subjects, please do not hesitate to contact our reception and we would gladly book you a free consultation to suit your individual needs.

Bethan – Dental Therapist

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Dale – Assistant Manager

GDC: 223658

Dale joined dental dimensions in April 2012, and is an enthusiastic member of the clinical team.  Dale is a qualified dental nurse, but you may also see him managing patients’ needs as a treatment co-ordinator, or assisting our patients with oral health advice, or assisting with the taking of dental radiographs.  Behind the scenes, Dale assists the practice manager in dealing with queries and complaints and is responsible for training new members of staff, ensuring practice policies and training is up-to-date and that the practice is compliant with current legislation and directives.

Dale underwent his training in a privately run practice in Kent and gained experience in both NHS and Private dentistry.  He gained his qualification and moved to Cornwall to advance his skills by achieving two additional post-qualifications, enabling him to deliver oral health education and take dental radiographs on patients under a prescription from a dentist.

Dale takes time to explain available options, so that you can decide on the best possible care.  Dale is happy to see patients for free to discuss treatment options or how to maintain or improve your oral health.  If you have any questions about how to maintain your mouth, address gum disease, how you can best compliment your periodontal treatment at home, or have any questions about the treatment plan provided by your dentist, then please book yourself in for a free consultation.

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Louisa – Head Dental Nurse

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GDC: 248806

Louisa joined dental dimensions in August 2011.  Since then she has developed her skills in private dentistry and has become a very capable dental nurse.  Louisa underwent her nurse training here and is now a fully qualified and accredited dental nurse.

Before joining us, Louisa worked as a carer before undertaking a dental nurse qualification and working for two years in NHS dentistry so brought with her skills in caring which make her an invaluable member of the team.

Louisa is articulate and able to explain dental treatments to patients.  Her welcoming and kind manner allows the patients to feel at ease and confident that they will receive the very best of treatments.

Louisa now works full time with Dr. Crighton and is friendly and happy to help with any questions or queries that you may have.

From time to time you may see Louisa helping out on reception. Her chair-side experience gives Louisa a broad knowledge of treatments provided at dental dimensions.

Recently, Louisa has undertaken a post qualification in Dental Radiography.  This means that you may see Louisa taking radiographs under supervision from time to time.

Tami – Receptionist

Tami joined dental dimensions in October 2015 as a receptionist. In the short time that Tami has been with us she had developed her skills as a competent and friendly Care Coordinator.

Tami has a friendly and approachable manner and a wealth of knowledge and experience in Customer Care.  She cares deeply about patient satisfaction and welcomed the opportunity to develop even further the personal touch that we strive for at dental dimensions.

Tami can assist you with the booking of your appointments, coordinate the treatment put together by your dentist and care for your refreshment needs in our waiting area.

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Amelia – Trainee Dental Nurse

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GDC: In Training

Amelia joined dental dimensions in mid 2016.

It has been Amelia’s goal to train as a dental nurse for some considerable time and we have been pleased to offer that training.  Under the supervision of Dr. Crighton and Louisa, Amelia is quickly becoming acquainted with the very challenging, but rewarding job of assisting the dentist and managing her own surgery.

As your dental nurse, Amelia will be coordinating much of your treatment behind the scenes, as well as greeting you and providing chair-side assistance during your treatments.

Amelia has an incredibly warm character.  She has previously worked in customer service and is very approachable.  Please feel free to speak to Amelia in the building if you pass her.

Lyn – Sterilisation

Lyn has been with dental dimensions since 2014.

Lyn has an integral role in ensuring patient safety in her role as sterilisation operator.  Lyn’s role is one of the most crucial in the building.  We are constantly reviewing our sterilisation procedures to ensure that we are compliant and up-to-date.  It is Lyn’s responsibility to ensure that these are carried out diligently.

Lyn works part time for us and you may see her popping in and out of surgery from time to time.

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