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The Team

We took over Spring Shaw Dental in September 2014 when it was known as The Dental Spa, Westerham. We are happy to say that the focus of the practice from the day we took ownership has always been that of high quality, modern dental treatment and prevention of dental disease.

We are a small friendly team and believe that this is definitely the most positive aspect of our practice. Research shows patients like to see the same faces when they attend for their appointments. It builds trust and confidence as time goes by thus reducing anxiety. All members of staff at Spring Shaw Dental are seen as equals, but each with their different roles. We hope you find us approachable when you need to speak to us and, rest assured, there will always be someone in the practice who can answer your questions.

We take feedback and complaints seriously and always try to improve our services by listening carefully with a sympathetic ear to what you have to say. Please approach any member of staff if you have suggestions or need to make a complaint of any kind.

Chris Pottle - Principal Dentist

These days, telling people that we provide excellent, every-day general dentistry doesn't seem very exciting in this world of White Bright Smiles and 'Makeovers' - but we understand that for some people just crossing the threshold of a Dental Surgery is a major step. To progress to the chair and have a simple treatment, such as a filling, would be a real achievement.

In our practice we pride ourselves on ensuring that our patients are taken care of right at the start of their journey. Whether you are confident or verging on the phobic you will treated with respect in a caring and gentle environment.

We will not try and persuade you to have high end, expensive treatment; instead you will be given the time to consider the options and choices available without pressure.

Fortunately, Chris is also highly experienced in the more advanced areas of dentistry and, apart from very specialist services, can carry out most treatments here within the practice.

COVID-19 POLICY:

And, just to let you know, the COVID-19 situation changes daily. New information is always being released and the Government guidance for Dentistry is no different. It is constantly being updated to reflect the latest situation to ensure people are kept safe and well. We will actively update this message accordingly.

LDS RCS (Eng.)-GDC No: 55409

Rob Weavers - Experienced Associate Dentist

We are extremely honoured to welcome Rob into our team here are SpringShaw. Like Chris, Rob brings with him many years of experience covering almost all areas of general dentistry but also including  the more advanced treatment available today  such as Veneers, Bridges and Crowns.  

He believes in our ethos of care, gentleness and fairness for all patients. We know you will be very comfortable seeing Rob for an appointment.

BDS (Hons) (Lon) - GDC No: 49594

Will Andrews - Associate Dentist

Will graduated with honours from Kings College London, undertaking training at the prestigious Guys hospital where he was awarded the Tom Pitt-Ford prize in Endodontics. Following on from this, he gained his postgraduate certificate in primary dental care.

Will likes to take time getting to know his patients, to fully understand their dental needs and focuses on preventative and minimally-invasive dentistry. He is particularly keen on non-invasive cosmetic techniques. Will is also an Invisalign provider, helping to straighten and whiten teeth through a simple sequence of clear aligners.

BDS, (Hons.) PG Cert - GDC No: 271870

Jan Pottle - Manager

Jan is married to Chris and has nearly 30 years as a Dental Practice Manager behind her. Jan endeavours to make sure every patient is treated with respect and will enjoy their experience at the Spring Shaw Dental.

You will meet Jan at reception and as a registered Dental Nurse also in the surgery.

GDC No. 133632

Robyn - Dental Nurse

Robyn is one of our fully qualified Dental Nurses having completed her Diploma in February 2016. Robyn is wonderful at helping you to relax during your dental appointment, she is friendly and confident and will always put your needs first.

GDC No. 263482

Sara Garrett - Dental Nurse

Sara is so close to being a fully qualified Dental Nurse now. She should have all the certificates in 2020, but you would think from the way she helps each individual patient here at Spring Shaw that she has been qualified for many years already. Sara is another invaluable and helpful member of our Team who you will get to know when you join us.

Chloe Hewitt - Apprentice Dental Nurse

Chloe is the newest member of our team of Dental Nurses. She is, at present, working through the rigorous exams and training needed to qualify in this worthwhile profession whilst, at the same time, being a full-time Mum to her beautiful daughter. We are pleased to have her as a valuable member of staff.

Jane Wade - Hygienist - CEB Cert.Dental Hygiene (1984)

Jane joined our Team in 2018 and has played such an important part in helping keep our patient's gums in good health. A highly skilled hygienist, she has a passion for maintaining your mouth and teeth in tip-top condition in a kind and sensitive manner which our clients appreciate. In fact she has many patients who have followed her to Spring Shaw Dental from miles away.

GDC No.2776

Kym James - Hygienist – CEB Cert. in Dental Hygiene

Kym qualified as a Dental Surgery Assistant in 1977 from UCH London. She went on to qualify as a Dental Hygienist at RAF Halton and has since worked in both NHS and Private practices including Harley Street.

She has had many years of experience working with orthodontic patients or those who have had dental surgery including implants. She works closely with Gum Specialists (known as Periodontologists) and has previously worked with Specialist Teams treating both adults and children with learning disabilities. In her spare time Kym enjoys salsa dancing, interior design, reading and spending time with friends and family

 

GDC No. 2130

Amanda - Receptionist

You'll get a welcoming smile from our receptionist, Amanda. She is probably going to be one of the first faces you will see when you arrive and will help register you into Spring Shaw Dental with the minimum of fuss and the maximum care and attention.