I would not hesitate to recommend Nina and her team to anyone requiring anything from simple hygiene appointments to more complicated surgery.


Established in 1989, Roger Metcalfe and his team at St Mawes Dental have the pleasure of caring for patients living on The Roseland Penninsula, Truro and St Austell areas. St Mawes is also easily accessible from Falmouth and Penryn.

We invest more time in you than other dentists because we think it’s the only way to guarantee the best care possible, and that starts with getting to know you properly.

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"After years of difficult root canal and orthodontic work with NHS, private practice and specialist hospital care I found myself fortunate and grateful to be recommended to St Mawes.

A clear code of practice, methodology, care and after-care have contributed to a cure and relief that other dentists said was not possible; all supported by a relaxed and professionally informal atmosphere.

I would not hesitate to recommend Nina and her team to anyone requiring anything from simple hygiene appointments to more complicated surgery". R.M.

Nina Khaira, dentist




BSc BDS (Hons) MFGDP(UK) MFDS RCS(Eng) MJDF LFHom (Dent), MSc (Aesthetic Dentistry)  PGCert Clinical Education (Merit)

GDC No. 81137

Nina is a dentist with Special Interest in Aesthetic Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry. Nina graduated with Distinction in 2002 from King's College, London, having already been awarded a variety of undergraduate prizes as well as a BSc in Anatomy in 1999 (completed in 1 year in the middle of her dental studies). In 2004, Nina became a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and in 2009 became a Licensed Associate of the Faculty of Homeopathy for the use of homeopathic treatments within the dental setting. Nina is also trained in Invisalign® and Inman aligners and to assess, plan and administer Botox and Dermal Fillers. Recent courses include Dental Hypnosis (The Eastman Dental Hospital) and Conscious Sedation (SAAD). Nina has recently completed an MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry at the King's College, London.


Nina is an all-round dentist with a wealth of experience. She is enthusiastic and positive putting nervous patients at ease. Since 2003, she has been providing dental treatment to adults and children, concentrating on high-quality aesthetic metal-free restorations, crowns and bridges, removal of amalgam fillings using rubber dam tooth-isolation, and using homeopathic remedies as an adjunct to conventional medicine. Nina has a caring and holistic ethic to her work and aims to provide each and every patient with an individual treatment plan to achieve and maintain both dental and general health.

In June 2021, Nina was appointed as an Associate Non-Executive Director for the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.

Nina has been working in Cornwall since 2003. She is fluent in Spanish and Punjabi. She loves fine dining, travelling, nature, music concerts and to ski and snowboard. Her biggest enjoyment is to spend time with her young daughter, Vega.





BDS, DRDP, Level 7 in Facial Aesthetics

GDC No. 76084


Claire qualified as a dentist from Manchester University in 1999 and holds a variety of postgraduate certificates and diplomas. She has joined to team to help St Mawes Dental become Cornwall's leading centre for cosmetic dentistry. Her facial rejuvenation training is in Aesthetic Medicine by the Harley Academy in London and is fully trained to provide anti-wrinkle treatments and facial rejuvenation therapies.


Her view on dentists carrying out facial aesthetics is that dentists have a great foundation knowledge of head and neck anatomy including a sound awareness of the muscles, nerves and blood vessels. The study of dentistry yields an appreciation of the skeletal relationship of the jaws, tooth position and lip support, which all complement healthy attractive teeth. Her aim is not to eliminate people’s character lines, but instead create a natural, subtle rejuvenated appearance.

Claire holds a monthly facial aesthetics clinic at St Mawes Dental.




GDC No. 186447





GDC No. 226776

Kellie moved from London to Cornwall in 2001 with her family. She is a very accomplished dental nurse with 27 years experience in both private and NHS practices.

Kellie has a very impressive list of qualifications. As well as her dental nursing qualification, Kellie is qualified in advanced implant nursing, conscious sedation and decontamination.

More recently, she has been dental nursing for foundation dentists; offering a wealth of her knowledge and skills. Kellie loves making a difference to people’s lives; giving them confidence and helping anxious patients feel at ease.

In her spare time Kellie enjoys spending time with her friends and family, walking her dog and the occasional G&T.


​"Thank you Nina for doing such an amazing job ‘rebuilding’ my front teeth, and for being such a lovely personable person throughout my treatment".