Excellent care requires excellent people

Every person in our Practice is essential to your care so we endeavour to recruit, train and retain the best people. Everyone who joins us understands our expectations and receives regular training and personal development to ensure we all share the same ethos of putting our patients at the heart of everything we do.

By providing a caring environment for everyone, we engender loyalty. As the saying goes – we don’t expect loyalty, we earn it. Our practice is part of Rodericks Dental, a company with over 70 practices across the country. We are different because our company is run by dentists – for patients.

Clinical Team
Jessica Clifford (Dentist)
BDS Cardiff Wales GDC No. 251430 (F)
Parita Jaitu (Dentist)
BDS Maharashtra 2010, Statutory Exam GDC No. 255462 (F)
Anju Patole (Dentist)
BDS Bombay 1991 Statutory Exam 2008 GDC No. 157121 (F)

I qualified in 1991 in India and did my masters in Oral Surgery in 1997. Along with practicing Clinical Dentistry, I also pursued my interest in academics by working as a lecturer in the dental faculty in a medical school in India. I resigned in 2005 as an associate professor and head of dentistry to pursue a career in the UK. I qualified in the UK with the statutory exams in 2008 and have been practicing in Somerset since 2010. It’s a pleasure to work here with a friendly, professional team. Outside of work I spend my time reading, travelling and spending quality time with my family.

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Beverley Lewis (Dental Therapist)
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Leeds 2013 GDC No. 245479 (F)

My name is Beverley, I qualified in Leeds in 2013 and relocated to the South West. I am dual qualified as a dental hygienist and also as a dental therapist undertaking restorative work. Currently I am also involved in dental research for the NHS. I have a keen interest in inhalation sedation and am hoping to further my skills in this area, often treating anxious patients. In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my family.

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Simon Russell (Dentist)
BDS Sheff 1998 GDC No.74739
Virjinia Manova-Ratcheva
DDM Sofia 1992 GDC No. 115717
Practice Support Team
Angela Burton

Hello, my name is Angela and I have started working at Chard House Dental Practice in May 2016, and I am settling into my new reception role which I really enjoy. When I am not at work I enjoy reading, trips to the theatre and keeping up with my family here in Chard and in New Zealand.

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Kirsty Love
Trainee Dental Nurse/Receptionist
Rachel Grater
Trainee Dental Nurse/Receptionist

My name is Rachel. I have recently joined the team as a Trainee Dental Nurse / Receptionist and I am very much looking forward to starting my training towards gaining my nursing qualification. In my spare time I enjoy travelling around the country supporting my partner in his mountain biking. I also have 2 pugs named Dylan and Teddy, I enjoy taking them for walks.

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Robyn Jeffery
Trainee Dental Nurse/Receptionist
Annabelle Collins-Balland
Trainee Dental Nurse
Carly Board
Trainee Dental Nurse
Chloe Sharpe (Senior Dental Nurse)
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017 GDC No. 270277
Gemma Hartnell (Qualified Dental Nurse)
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016 GDC No. 268826
Christiana Miller
Trainee Dental Nurse
Practice Manager
Emma Willoughby
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2009 GDC No.176043