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About Us

At Chagford Dental Practice we pride ourselves in the quality of our patient care. We are members of the BDA Good Practice Scheme assuring you of the highest standards of dental care. Follow this link for our Patient Safety Charter. For our opening times click here

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Our Team

Chagford Dental Practice has evolved and grown over the past few years. With Sally and Simon at the helm, they have developed a culture of friendly professionalism.  Patients receive the very highest quality of care in the very friendliest manner and the team all attend regular Continuing Professional Development courses as required by the GDC.

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Dentist- Dr. Sally-Anne Button BDS LDS RCS 1991 – GDC 67312

Sally trained at University College London and qualified in 1991.  She then worked in Surrey for 4 years before moving to Australia for 7 years, which included some time with the flying doctors service practising dentistry in remote aboriginal communities.  On returning to the UK, Sally joined Boots Dental where she became regional clinical director covering the South of England before moving to Devon and opening Chagford Dental Practice. 

  • BDS Bachelor Dental Surgery; London LDS Licentiate of Dental Surgery; RCS Royal College of Dental Surgeons
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Dentist- Dr. Simon Channing BDS LDS RCS 1991 – GDC 67303

Simon trained at University College London and qualified in 1991. He then worked in Sussex. Whilst there, Simon also spent some time in Romania helping to set up dental surgeries in orphanages.  In 1995 Simon moved to Australia for 7 years which included time with the flying doctors service practising dentistry in remote aboriginal communities.  On return to the UK, Simon worked in private practice for four years in Hampshire and completed a part time post-graduate restorative dentistry course before moving to Devon and opening Chagford Dental Practice 2006.

  • BDS Bachelor Dental Surgery London; LDS Licentiate of Dental Surgery; RCS Royal College of Dental Surgeons
IMG_2469 Dentist- Dr Andrew Robertson BDS BSc 2014 – GDC 251824             

Andrew joined the practice in August 2015.

He was born in Scotland but grew up in a small village in north Wiltshire. He has always loved the countryside and has now made his home in Devon. Before dentistry he studied Biochemistry at the University of Warwick, and graduated with first class honours. He soon realised however that teeth and gums were far more interesting so moved to Devon to study at Peninsula Dental School, where he graduated with honours and won four end-of-year awards.

Andy enjoys all aspects of general practice dentistry, with a particular interest in restorative techniques.

clip_image002 Specialist Prosthodontist- Dr William Beare BDS MSc DRDRCSEd MRD FDS RCS Eng FDS(Res Dent) RCSEng Specialist in Restorative Dentistry 1974 – GDC 48439

Bill joined the practice November 2012 as a Specialist Implantologist and holds a clinic at Chagford Dental Practice once a month.  He qualified at Guys Dental School in 1974 and became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1987. In 1992 he obtained a Masters Degree in Periodontolgy. Bill holds 3 postgraduate Diplomas in restorative dentistry and was, until recently the Senior Consultant in Restorative Dentistry for the Defence Dental Agency.  Accredited as a Specialist in Restorative Dentistry in 1996, Bill has become widely experienced and respected in all aspects of restorative dentistry including implantology, fixed and removable prosthodontics, maxillofacial prosthodontics, periodontology and aesthetic dentistry.                   

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Dental Hygienist – Nicola Kinsman Dip.Dent.Hygiene 2016 GDC 184676

Nikki started with the Practice back in 2006 at first as a Receptionist/Nurse and later as the Practice Manager. Nikki left the practice to study Dental Hygiene at Bristol Dental Hospital and returned shortly after qualifying in 2016.

Nikki feels a solid dental regime can prevent a multitude of dental problems, prevention is always better than cure! Nikki prides herself on her calm and caring attitude.

Outside of work Nikki has 2 children and breeds Siamese Cats.

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Hygienist – Abigail Whiteway Dip.Dent.Hygiene 2014 GDC 216818

Abi qualified with a distinction at Bristol Dental Hospital in July 2014 and joined us at the end of that month. Prior to her training as a hygienist Abi worked as a dental nurse.

To ensure Abi gives her patients the best treatment and advice she keeps up to date with the latest developments in dentistry. She believes that patient education is the key to preventing the majority of dental health issues and enjoys working with patients to find solutions to their own personal oral health problems.

Patients seeing Abi will be guaranteed a broad, happy smile, and a caring, compassionate nature. Abi is especially empathetic with our nervous patients.

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Emma joined the practice in February 2016. Emma has a wealth of experience with computers and administration, and holds a level 3 accountancy qualification.

Emma the Practice Manager, is committed to maintaining and supporting our highly dedicated, motivated team so that we can continue to deliver consistent dental excellence.

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Head Dental Nurse – Tamsyn Radford – GDC 139204

Tamsyn joined our practice in March 2007 and has over 30 years of Dental Nursing experience.

Tamsyn is our Head Dental Nurse and Specialist Implant Nurse. Tam is also our decontamination lead ensuring that all current cross infection methods are in place providing first class protection to patients and staff.

Tam has a very creative streak too and is often the ‘ideas person’ when we run a promotional event or participating in Chagford activities.

Dental Nurse - Zoe Francis – GDC 233111

Zoe joined the practice in April 2010 and qualified as a Dental Nurse in November 2011 with the NEBDN. Zoe’s favourite parts of Dentistry are Endodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry. Zoe has worked in many areas of dentistry and also Facial Aesthetics. 

When Zoe is not assisting in treatment rooms she is in charge of compliance and CQC within the practice.

Zoe lives in Chagford with her daughter, Lottie.


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Dental Nurse – Holly White – GDC 271425           

Holly joined the practice in August 2017, she qualified as a Dental Nurse in February 2017.

Holly enjoys all aspects of Dental Nursing, she shows great compassion to patients with her caring and understanding nature.

Outside of work Holly enjoys swimming and following her husband in his cycling career.


Dental Nurse – Rachel Hawking – GDC 268269           

Rachel joined the practice in October 2017, she qualified as a Dental Nurse in January 2017.

Rachel enjoys all aspects of dentistry especially cosmetic dentistry.

Outside of work Rachel enjoys meeting with friends and travelling.

Receptionist - Sandra Hill         

Sandra joined the practice in February 2008, after she moved to Devon from Surrey. Before moving to Devon Sandra spent many years as a Doctors receptionist, the skills she learnt at the Doctors have been a valuable asset to our practice.

Sandra enjoys greeting the patients and welcoming them to the practice. She is great at making patient feel at ease and reassuring nervous patients


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