All dentists at Brixham dental practice qualified in the UK, Dr Richardson at Edinburgh University, Dr Green at Bristol University and Dr Kate Richardson at Cardiff University. Our practice has over 30 years experience in general and cosmetic dentistry and have an understanding of how to provide the best treatment available to our patients. Throughout the dentists careers they have attended courses that have given them the opportunity to further their interests in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

We also have a dedicated support team of nurses and they have qualified to NEBDN standard for dental nurses. We have members of staff that have also undertaken further training and achieved additional qualifications which enables them to provide the best quality care for our patients.

Brixham Dental Practice has a well earned reputation from providing an exceptional service that delivers outstanding results, so come and visit us to see why local people have chosen us to look after their dental health for over 30 years.

 

Dr Paul Richardson GDC Number: 55658

Paul Richardson qualified at the Edinburgh Dental School, Faculty of Medicine at Edinburgh University in 1981 and has since been the principal practitioner at the Brixham Dental Practice.

Throughout his career he has regularly attended higher post-graduate courses. This has given him the opportunity to further his interests in advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry. In turn this has helped to ensure that his patients receive the very best that today's modern dentistry can offer.

Paul Richardson has a wide range of experience when dealing with difficult and complex dental treatments. He has designed and created hundreds of beautiful smiles for patients, in addition to undertaking general dentistry.

In his spare time Paul enjoys hill walking and horse riding. He has three daughters, the eldest Kate has just qualified as a dentist.

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Dr Anne Green BDS. Univ. Bristol MFDS. RCS GDC Number: 209569

Anne qualified from the University of Bristol in 2011. Since this time she has worked as an Associate Dentist in general practice and as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Torbay hospital. She joined Brixham Dental Practice in March 2014.

Her interests are in general and aesthetic dentistry, using orthodontics, implant dentistry and restorative dentistry in order to provide many options for a great cosmetic result while preserving the natural teeth as far as possible. She is currently developing her skills in advanced complex aesthetic and cosmetic cases by undertaking an extensive course in London, alongside working in Brixham.

In 2015 Anne developed an interest in orthodontics, that lead her to gaining her Invisalign registration. This new technique is a great way to be able to provide CLEAR ALIGNERS to help straighten teeth, Anne has already helped many patients achieve their desired Smile

She is keen on putting her dental skills to good use elsewhere and in 2013 worked as a locum in a dental clinic in Tanzania, working for a charity Bridge2 Aid which trains local healthcare workers to carry out vital dental procedures. In October 2017 she visited rural Panama with ‘floating doctors’ to volunteer with the indigenous tribes, going to their villages by dugout canoe and carrying out dental extractions & fillings using equipment which was carried on foot in backpacks.

When not working, Anne is very active, she enjoys sailing, Water skiing, surfing and skiing.

Dr Kate Richardson BDS. Univ. Cardiff GDC Number: 194495

Kate has over 10 years experience in dentistry having graduated from Cardiff University, School of Dentistry in 2010. Since qualifying, Kate has worked in general dental practice both in South Wales and in Houston, Texas, widening her dental knowledge and experience. Kate came to us in 2019 part-time but in September 2020 made the decision to move back to Devon and take a full-time position here at the practice.

Since returning from The United States in 2015, Kate has undertaken several courses to broaden her experience and skill set. She is adept to offer a full range of dental restorative treatment and cosmetic options, Invisalign and facial aesthetics treatments. In June 2021 Kate will be developing her orthodontic skills by undertaking an extensive course in London, whilst working at the practice.

Kate has a natural empathy for treating and caring for nervous patients, giving them reassurance and confidence. Her passion for dentistry started in her teens when she worked here as a dental receptionist and nurse. Patients who are nervous and anxious about going to the dentist are especially happy with Kate: "We like to take things slow, explain everything in detail, and make sure our patients are truly comfortable in our practice.” Kate said.

When not in the dental surgery, Kate enjoys being active by running, practicing Pilates, and walking her dog, Olive. Kate grew up in Torbay, with her two younger sisters and is happily married.

Clare Edwards Dip DH GDC Number: 6088

Clare gained her diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2002 from Birmingham Dental Hospital, with distinctions in Clinical Dentistry & Radiography. She was also awarded Hygienist of the Year. Since qualifying Clare has worked in both NHS and private dental practices. In 2004 she relocated from Bristol to Torquay. Clare joined our practice in 2009 and has become a very valuable member of the team. The hygienist plays a fundamental role in helping you to achieve a healthier mouth. Clare is very passionate about providing a high standard of patient care and making your Hygiene appointments a positive experience.

Clare aims to help individuals establish a daily cleaning routine, with preventative advice tailored towards each person. It is also necessary to gently remove the deposits and stains that may have built up on your teeth over time. Working in a kind and caring manner Clare strives to make each appointment as comfortable as possible for you. To achieve this we can discuss the use of Desensitizing agents and anaesthetic gels. For some time there has been much clinical research on the relationship between Oral health and General health. So improving and maintaining your Oral health is as important as a healthy diet and regular exercise in achieving good general health and well-being.

As tooth-brushing alone only removes 60 % of the plaque bacteria responsible for causing tooth decay and gum disease. So cleaning in between your teeth is crucial to improving plaque control. Clare is able to provide helpful dental hints and tips, but also work with patients to find which tools are right for you.

As well as weekday appointments, Clare will also see patients on Saturdays mornings.

When not working Clare likes to make the most of living in the beautiful Torbay area, especially kayaking & paddle boarding with her husband and daughter.

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Dr Ian Seddon Implant Surgeon BDS. Manchester GDC Number: 64868

Ian qualified as a dentist in 1989 at Manchester University and then undertook a postgraduate period of elective study at UCLA.

Ian attends the practice on a part-time basis and works alongside Dr Richardson and Dr Anne Green, to provide a full range of dental implant procedures. Ian dedicates his entire clinical life to implant surgery and with his skills and high level of experience he is a highly valued and welcome addition to our clinical team.

If you would like more information about Dr Ian Seddon who carries out the procedure please Click here.

Steph & Abbie (GDC number: 183486) - Practice Managers

Steph and Abbie work together as the practice managers to ensure that every patient we see at Brixham Dental Practice has the best experience possible.

They have been valued members of the team for many years, combining over 30 years of experience between them. As they have worked together since 2007 they have an extensive understanding of how to provide support to both the practice and team members.

Steph and Abbie both come from a dental nursing background, having achieved their dental nursing qualification and Abbie also holds her qualified in oral Health education.

Working together they continually strive to make sure every patient has an enjoyable journey, from the first point of contact with the practice and throughout their dental care. Steph & Abbie can discuss any part of your treatment, organise any finance arrangements and generally ensure every patient we see has the best experience possible and leaves with a smile.

Steph and Abbie keep the practice up to date with current regulations and guidelines by attending regular courses and training to ensure the practice adheres to all standards.

You will see Steph in the office on a Monday, Tuesday & Thursday and Abbie on a Wednesday & Friday, so please stop by and say hello. They have both lived in Brixham all their lives and when they are not at the practice they love spending time with their young families & walking their dogs.

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Head Receptionist

Avril has just joined the team in December 2017. Avril is usually the first person you will see when coming to Brixham Dental Practice. She works very hard to keep the desk in order and organises the appointment book so all our patients are happy. We know that many people can be anxious when visiting the dental practice but Avril's genuine nature & smile will help put you at ease and any problems that you have she will only be happy to help you. Avril enjoys spending time with her husband and three children and in her spare time loves to watch Plymouth Argyle.

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Harriet – Senior Dental Nurse & Treatment coordinator GDC Number: 263318

Harriet has been with us since September 2013 and is a great team member, she has recently been promoted to treatment coordinator where she works very hard to support the dentists with organising treatment plans and referrals. Upon this she helps makes sure the dental surgeries are kept up to date with current guidelines and policies & procedures. She is very passionate about doing the best she can and we know with our support she will go far. In her own time Harriet is a volunteer member and re-enactor at Battery Heritage Museum in Brixham.

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Saffie – Qualified Dental Nurse GDC Number: 276164

Saffie has been part of the team since August 2014. Saffie works with our principal dentist Dr Richardson and helps our hygienist Clare. Saffie has recently passed her dental nursing examinations in 2018 and is now a fully qualified dental nurse. Saffie works hard to help assist Dr Richardson in providing the best treatment available. She also works with Clare to help promote oral health and her calm nature helps puts patients at ease whilst in the surgery. Saffie enjoys skiing in her spare time and exploring the world on her travels.

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Lucinda – Qualified Dental Nurse GDC Number: 234952

Lucinda joined the practice in November 2015 and has been a very valued added member to our team. Lucinda works with our Principal Dentist Dr Richardson, working together on Monday and Tuesday, and also helps assists our hygienist Clare. Lucinda qualified in 2012 and already had two years experience under her belt. Lucinda brings with her knowledge of dentistry, a friendly calming personality that fits in perfectly with our team. She has recently returned to us in 2017 after having a baby girl called Mila.

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