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Our Team

We have a great team here at Caversham Heights Dental Practice who are highly experienced and committed to making your visit as comfortable as possible whilst providing you with the highest quality of dental care.

Dentists

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Katy Sansom BDS

Katy qualified from Cardiff Medical School in 2005, after which she completed her vocational training year in Barry. In 2006 a hectic July saw her get married, move house (to Woodcote) and start a new job at Wallingford. She began working at Caversham Heights Dental Practice in December 2011. Katy enjoys all areas of dentistry and is happiest when a patient is smiling too.

Katy has two energetic little boys, Matthew and Finlay who tend to occupy most of her time outside of the surgery. If she does manage to find a few minutes Katy enjoys going to boot camp, mountain biking and especially loves a fast horse ride in Windsor Great Park.

Katy Strongly believes in a preventative and minimally invasive approach to dentistry and enjoys improving her patient’s smiles with these principles in mind

GDC registration – 85244

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Karen Wright BDS

Karen trained at the Royal Dental School of Copenhagen, qualifying in 1990. Since then she has travelled widely, gaining experience in many areas of dentistry. On settling in England, she registered with the General Dental Council in 1998. When she moved to Henley in 2001 we were delighted to welcome her to the practice. Karen and her husband have two young boys who all enjoy outdoor activities and are regular skiers.

GDC registration – 75288

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Stephanie Brown BDS

Stephanie has been working in general practice for more than twenty five years: her strengths are good communication and putting people at ease; she is particularly good with anxious patients. Stephanie is experienced in all aspects of dentistry: from tooth whitening and cosmetic work to white fillings and root treatments, but the most rewarding part for her is when the patient has had a pleasant experience and is pleased with the final result.

When at home, Stephanie goes for long walks with her labradoodle Sammy and has recently acquired an allotment. She exercises at the gym regularly and enjoys running and yoga. Stephanie has 2 teenage children that keep her on her toes and a very tolerant husband.

GDC registration – 58494

Hygienists

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Nikki Billinness GDC registration – 3806

Rosemarie Hewett GDC registration – 2834

Daniela Reynaga GDC registration – 6345

 

 

 

At Caversham Heights dental practice we have 3 experienced hygienists to look after all your oral hygiene needs. Nikki, Rosemarie and Dani have over 50 years’ experience between them to ensure you receive the highest quality care and advice. Our hygienists work alongside all 3 dentists to support your care and treatment needs, working various shifts to offer morning and evening appointments.

Nurses

Jennifer Donaldson GDC registration – 202036

Lauren Wheeler

Tracy Tyson

 

 

 

Our nursing team is led by Jennifer and supported by Lauren and Tracy. Always here to assist our dentists in the surgery and to offer you some reassurance if needed, our team of nurses work hard to ensure you receive the highest level of care, regularly undergoing training and development in all areas of Continuing professional development.

Reception Team

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Louise Piercy GDC registration – 121397

Amanda Clarke

Carol Woodward

Jeanette Johnson

 

 

 

You can always be assured of a warm welcome at reception from Carol, Amanda and Jeannette when you arrive or call the practice. Our reception team have a wealth of customer service experience and endeavour to cater for all your needs from treatment booking, arranging insurance plans and sometimes a reassuring hug. The reception team is overseen by Louise, Practice Manager, who joined Caversham Heights in 2013 after being a dental nurse for over 13 years. She is always ready to lend a helping hand on reception or in the surgery too.

Management

Peter Sansom BSc (Hons)

Pete went to Cardiff University to study maths and now works as an Actuary. Having always wanted to run his own business he jumped at the opportunity of helping his wife Katy run a dental practice, hoping that his love of spreadsheets would help!

Pete plays squash in the Berkshire county leagues, loves to mountain bike and play football – in fact any sporting activity Pete is sure to enjoy! When he is not outside getting muddy you can find him teaching his two boys the offside rule!

 

Standards for the Dental Team

The GDC have just published new guidance relating to the standards you can expect from our Dental team. There are 9 principles:

  1. Put patients’ interests first.
  2. Communicate effectively with patients.
  3. Obtain valid consent.
  4. Maintain and protect patients’ information.
  5. Have a clear and effective complaints procedure.
  6. Work with colleagues in a way that is in patients’ best interests.
  7. Maintain, develop and work within your professional knowledge and skills.
  8. Raise concerns if patients are at risk.
  9. Make sure your personal behaviour maintains patients’ confidence in you and the dental profession.

Please follow this link for the pdf of this document.