Our Dental TeamThe Village Dental Practice at Clapham
Dentist – GDC Registration 71603
Doug and the team founded The Village Dental Practice in 2007. The area just outside of Bedford is rapidly developing and has continued to grow ever since, and the practice with it....
Implantologist and Prosthodontist – GDC Registration 61996
Dr C.A.E. Slade B.D.S.(Lond). L.D.S R.C.S. Eng. M.F.G.D.P. (UK). M.Clin.Dent.(Prosth). Prosthodontist / Implantologist Dr Slade qualified from Guys Hospital, London in 1986.
Dentist – GDC Registration 252208
Jennifer Elliott BDS Kings College London 2014, BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Radiography Leeds 2005. GDC 252208
Jennifer grew up locally before moving to Leeds and then London to study and work, beginning her career as a Radiographer at Charing Cross Hospital. A change in career was prompted by wanting a more sustained and active involvement with her patients. Kings College London prides itself on being at the forefront of dental research and minimally invasive techniques, and is an “amalgam free” institute as far as possible. Therefore she did a lot of training in composite (white) fillings.
After qualifying as a Dentist she returned home and has worked both in General Dentistry and in Maxillofacial Surgery. She also held a post at Kings College London (Guys Dental Institute) as a Clinical Teacher in Dental Radiography to Undergraduate Students.
Jennifer’s interests in Dentistry are focussed on prevention techniques and patient education, but when dental treatment can’t be prevented, she tries to provide minimally invasive dentistry. A self-confessed nervous patient herself, she tries to provide treatment that patients walk away from thinking “that was so much less stressful than I was expecting!” She has recently completed a PGCert in Implantology and is now building a mentored case log in preparation for Royal College of Surgeons exams.
At home, it’s all about the dog, the garden and other selected furries on the small farm she helps with. Never a dull moment! And when Covid is over she can finally marry her fiancé Geoff.
“I am so excited to be joining the Village Dental Practice family and working with Doug and the team. I look forward to meeting all my new patients and working towards their dental goals.”
Hygienist – GDC Registration 4825
Carol joined The Village Dental Practice in March 2014. She is from Bedford and has worked in and around the surrounding area all her life. She worked as a Qualified Dental Nurse 1989 -1993 and then attended The Eastman Dental Hospital where she qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 1995 obtaining the award from for Oral B Patient Management and Motivation. She worked with Doug and his team for years at Boots Dentalcare, and is delighted to have the privilege and opportunity to do so again at The Village Dental Practice.
Dental Nurse – GDC Registration 133828
Hayley began her career as a dental nurse in Northampton 1992. She qualified in 1994, after passing her last examination on her 22nd birthday. In 1998 she gained her qualification in dental radiography. She joined Boots Dentalcare in 2001 at their Bedford branch. It was here that she met and worked with Doug. Over the years her roles and responsibilities have included Stock Control, Cross Infection Control audits, Radiography Quality Assurance and the development of practice systems and protocols. She has also mentored and trained student dental nurses and became an NVQ assessor. Hayley married Rob in 2002 and they have two wonderful sons Morgan, born in 2004 and Mason, born in 2005. Phoebe Joy arrived in November 2008.
Dental Nurse – GDC Registration 159565
Sally began her dental nurse training in 1986 and passed the NEBDSA in 1987 whilst working in Bury St Edmunds. Following on from this she passed her dental Radiography qualification in 1994.
After marrying Nick in 1995 they have two children, Eleanor born in 1997 and Harry born in 1998. Nick’s work brought them to Milton Keynes in 2001 and after a career break to bring up the children and 8 years in the pathology dept at NGH, she has been back in the work she loves since 2010. With plenty of experience in her 20 years in dentistry she enjoys all areas of dental nursing and thrives on learning new techniques and procedures with patient care her top priority.
Outside of work she enjoys baking, reading and walking their miniature dachshund called Humphrey.
Sarah joined the practice in June 2011 having had the previous 10 years at Optical Express|The Dental Clinic formally Boots Dentalcare, where she worked with Doug in 2003-04. Prior to that her trade is actually Beauty Therapy and spent many years treating people at The Sanctuary in Covent Garden. Later, becoming the Spa Manager. And so has a passion for exceptional customer service, and particularly thrives in her Dental Practice Manager role, ensuring all the latest techniques and policies are applied to comply with ever changing and improved legislation. She is married to Ian, and they have one son Oliver born 2005 whom they delight in!
Tina always looks forward to offering you a warm welcome.
Dental Nurse – GDC Registration 289743