All our dentists bring their own strengths to the practice; all have their own special interests, and our practice is, as a consequence, stronger as a whole. Our staff attend courses, both external and organised in-house to ensure that we are able to provide the newest and safest treatment to our patients.
Tap below to meet our dentists.
Carlton qualified from Guy's in 2000, and subsequently worked in East London for a year and in Bromley in Kent for a further five years, before working at Tavistock House in 2007 and subequently taking over as principal dentist in 2008. Whilst in general practice, Carlton has furthered his skills by gaining additional training and certification in a wide range of disciplines including cosmetic veneer and aesthetic restorative courses, as well as successfully completing a year long course in Implantology at Manchester Trafford General Hospital from 2003-2004, learning to place and restore Dental Implants using four different implant systems. Carlton lists as his professional interests Oral Surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry and few years ago he went on a voluntary trip to Tanzania with Bridge2Aid, to teach local clinical officers how to take teeth out without access to electricity or running water!
Away from work, Carlton likes to read, travel, and enjoy quality family time.
Peter qualified in 1969 from the Royal London Dental Hospital. He subsequently joined the Royal Navy for a five year short service commision, during which he undrtook a one year postgraduate course in Periodontology (treatment of gums). Leaving the Navy in 1973 he took over the practice in Tring Road (which would later become known as Tavistock House). He has a Special Interest in Endodontics (root treatment of teeth) together with Crown, Bridge and Cosmetic Restorations.
Outside of dentistry, Peter enjoys skiing, walking, golf and travel, and is an active member of Winslow Rotary, raising money for various cancer charities and is presently training for a gruelling climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in late 2013.
Paul qualified in 1972 fro the Royal London Dental Hospital. He worked in Cornwall and Plymouth, Devon, in general practice for three years, before moving back to the home counties in 1975 and joining Peter Gellatley at Tavisock House as a practice partner. Paul has developed an interest, and his skills, in various disciplines over the past thirty years, and has a Special Interest in Crown, Bridge and Cosmetic Dentistry. For several years he worked closely with the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, furthering his skills in sleep apnoea and anti-snoring appliances, and is currently expanding his experience in the field of Dental Implants.
Away from the practice, Paul enjoys playing golf, travelling around England and spending quality time with his family.
DMD (Semmelweis U.)
Henrietta is the newest addition to Tavistock House, joining us in 2014. She qualified from Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary, in 2005 and subsequently worked as an assistant lecturer whilst she carried out extensive postgraduate training in Prosthodontics and Conservative Dentistry, before working in practices in Buckinghamshire, Yorkshire and Budapest. She has a special interest in Prosthetic and Cosmetic dentistry and is a certified Inman Aligner provider and a member of the British Dental Association.
Away from work, Heni enjoys skiing, hiking and visiting animal farms with her young daughter.
BSc, BDS (U.London), MSc
Simon qualified from the Royal London Dental Hospital in 1991. He obtained an MSc in 1995 in Prosthodontics (dentures) and lectured at Guys from 1995 to 1999. He worked as the principal dentist of a successful single-handed practice in Winslow for several years, before making plans to move and work in West Berkshire and the south coast. He is now working back in the area at Tavistock House. Simon enjoys all aspects of dentistry, in particular endondontics, but he has a Special Interest in dentures.
Away from dentistry he enjoys spending time with his family, driving his daughters around the country on their various sporting pursuits.
BDS (U.London), MSc, FDSRCS (Edin), MSurgDentRCS (Eng), MSNDRCS (Edin)
Simon qualified from Guy's in 1987, gaining a Specialist accreditation as an Oral Surgeon in 1999. He has many years of experience which include posts in various local hospitals including Stoke Mandeville.
Simon has been visiting our practice on a regular basis since 1995, and attends Tavistock House to carry out the more complex surgical procedures, including Wisdom tooth removal and apicectomies (removal of root tips and surrounding infected tissue of abscessed teeth).
We have always regarded dental hygiene as the cornerstone of our practice. Tavistock House was certainly one of the first practices (if not the first practice) in the area to recommend and provide a full hygienist service. We presently have four hygienists working with us, covering a five day week and two evenings between them. On some days we even have 2 or 3 hygienists in the practice! This enables our patients to potentially see a hygienist any day that we are open.
Seeing a hygienist on a regular basis, in conjuction with your routine check ups, will maximise the chance of you maintaining your teeth for as long as possible (hopefully for life!). Our hygienists achieve this by removing calculus (scale) and attached debris from above and below your gum-line, as well as motivating you and discussing with you ways you can improve the effectiveness of your home cleaning routine. Our hygienists will also be able to discuss with you your diet, as well as any activities/ habits which may cause deterioration of your teeth or gum health. Regular visits with the hygienist have also been shown to increase the lifespan of both your teeth and also any existing fillings, etc., that you may have.
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1977
Maggie qualified in 1977 from Guy's Hospital in London. Maggie and Peter have worked together, both at Tavistock House and at The Old Vicarage in Winslow for over 30 years! Away from the practice, Maggie enjoys walking and gardening.
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1994
Karen qualified in 1994 from Manchester Dental Hospital and started working part-time at Tavistock House in July 1995. Karen enjoys attending various postgraduate courses to keep up to date with current technology and has her hands full outside work looking after her two young children.
Dip Dental Hygiene Lond 2003
Sue qualified from King's College, London in 2003, where she won a patient care/ motivation award from Oral B. She previously worked at Tavistock House in the early 1990s as Mr Fuller's dental nurse. In her spare time Sue enjoys eating out, walking, looking after her menagerie of chickens, ducks, sheep, pigs, dogs and a cat(!) and spending the remainder of her time with her husband and two children.
Dip Dental Hygiene RCS Edin 2012
Liam qualified in 2012 with the Royal Air Force at the Defence Dental School. He has completed many additional courses to ensure his patients receive the most relevant and up to date advice he can provide. He has qualifications in smoking cessation and diet and nutrition. Liam’s wife is also a dental hygienist and they live locally with their dog Dougal. In his spare time Liam has a keen interest in horology and enjoys cruising.
Dental Nurses and Receptionists
All our staff take part in Continuing Professional Development, are registered with the General Dental Council, and are encouraged by the practice to improve their skills and further their knowledge in this exciting and ever changing field we are priveliged to be working in. Each year we hold in-house training for all our staff in Infection Control, CPR and Basic Life Support, amongst others. We have sent our nurses on implant training and other courses, and we are always on the lookout for new materials and technology to enable us to deliver the best possible dental care to our patients.