I would not hesitate to recommend Nina and her team to anyone requiring anything from simple hygiene appointments to more complicated surgery.
"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.
PRINCIPAL DENTIST & CLINICAL DIRECTOR
BSc BDS (Hons) MFGDP(UK) MFDS RCS(Eng) MJDF LFHom (Dent), MSc (Aesthetic Dentistry)
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.
Nina has recently returned to Cornwall with her husband, a successful Spanish sculptor, and daughter, Vega. She is fluent in Spanish and Punjabi. She loves fine dining, travelling, nature, music concerts and to ski and snowboard.
GDC No. 170298
Leena is a general dental practitioner who qualified in 2006. She has been practicing dentistry in Cornwall since 2009. Leena has done a postgraduate certificate and advanced course in Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry and has also attended a variety of postgraduate courses to keep up-to-date with the latest techniques. She is a kind and caring dentist who takes pride in maintaining high standards and is a valuable addition to the team at St Mawes Dental.
Leena lives in Cornwall with her husband and daughter. Aside from dentistry, Leena enjoys dancing, reading, spending time with her family, and on her day off she volunteers at her daughter's school, helping little ones read.
DENTIST WITH ADVANCED SKILLS IN ENDODONTICS
BDS, MJDF RCSEng, MSc (Endo), AFHEA
GDC No. 112931
Natalie is a dentist with Special Interest in Endodontics. Natalie qualified as a dentist from Birmingham University in 2007, where she won the James Youngson Prize for Introductory Clinical Dentistry and completed a voluntary special study module in endodontics. Following this, Natalie gained experience working in dental practices throughout Cornwall and in 2017 went on to complete her MSc in endodontics at the prestigious UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London. Natalie also works as a Clinical Supervisor at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry in Truro.
Natalie has a very calming way with her patients and keeps up-to-date with the latest research and techniques in order to give her patients the highest quality care. Outside of work Natalie enjoys paddle boarding, coasteering, sea swimming and yoga.
CLAIRE SHAW (currently on leave)
DENTIST WITH SPECIAL INTEREST IN FACIAL AESTHETICS
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.
PRACTICE MANAGER & DENTAL NURSE
GDC No. 202567
Hayley joined the team in 2009 after qualifying with an NVQ and VRQ level 3 in Oral Health Care. Hayley delivers exceptional patient care through her empathic and professional attitude. She is continually learning and keeping up-to-date with the latest techniques through many hours of continuing professional development. Hayley is fully trained in first aid, advanced life support, the use of an AED (Defibrillatior).
“I feel privileged to come to work in beautiful St Mawes. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking my dog Molly and visiting new places with my husband and daughter. I also enjoy baking yummy cakes!”
SHARON ROBSON (currently on maternity leave)
LEAD DENTAL NURSE & DECONTAMINATION LEAD
GDC No. 121449
Sharon joined the team in 2018 and has 23 years of experience as a dental nurse. Sharon gained her Dental Nursing qualification in 1999 (N.E.B.D.N) and has also gained her Oral heath education qualification in 2013 (N.E.B.D.N). Sharon enjoys the diversity of dental nursing and the fact that no two days are ever the same! Sharon particulary enjoys surgical procedures and Oral Health Education
“In my spare time I enjoy dining in some of the fantastic restaurants we have in Cornwall. I also enjoy running, walking and paddleboarding.”
GDC No. 129500
Wendy has been a dental nurse for almost 40 years and has worked at St Mawes Dental for almost 30 years. A local girl, Wendy has a friendly and caring attitude towards our patients. In her spare time, she also helps run the community transport service which aids residents to attend medical appointments. Please contact us if you require assistance with transport to a dental appointment.
TRAINEE DENTAL NURSE
Harry has recently joined our team as a Trainee Dental Nurse. His long term goal is to qualify as a Dental Therapist but is yet to decide on his area of expertise. Harry has been living in Cornwall for the last couple of months having relocated from Plymouth. His interests are anything music or sport related but in particular football and rugby. Harry is looking forward to exploring more of Cornwall and what it as to offer.