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Welcome to Tavistock House!

We are a dental practice in Aylesbury offering a full range of services to our patients. We aim to provide the highest quality dental care to enable you to maintain a healthy mouth and an attractive smile for life. From the moment you walk through the door, our staff will aim to make you feel completely at ease. We have an informative approach and consider your comfort to be paramount.

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Established in 1973, Tavistock House has seen a number of changes over the years, both to the building and now (more recently) to the surgeries themselves. What has remained consistent, however, is the high quality of the work carried out within the practice, the level of professionalism of the dentists, the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, and the relaxed and informal atmosphere of the practice as a whole.

We are all here for our patients and will endeavour to make what is potentially an anxious experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Tavistock House became independent in 1990; this enabled us to continue to provide our patients with a combination of quality and value, and, equally importantly, to see and treat our patients in an unhurried and relaxed manner, using the very best and most appropriate materials and techniques for each type of treatment.

Some of the services that we offer include:

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New patients

At Tavistock House, we have an ethical approach to the provision of our services. Following your initial appointment, we will discuss and explain all of your options with you, to give you the best chance of maintaining your teeth, and give you a full estimate and itemised treatment plan. Occasionally, your treatment plan may change, in which case you will, of course, be advised & a new treatment plan and estimate created.

Existing patients

We always welcome new patients; most of our patients in fact come to us by way of recommendation from happy existing clientele! If you are happy with the treatment you have received, please recommend us to your friends and family.

Mission statement

To provide the highest quality dental care across the whole spectrum of dentistry.

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We plan to continue providing a range of very high quality dental treatments and services; fillings, extractions, crowns etc. to our patients of all ages, in a long established practice. We plan to continue providing diagnostic and screening procedures to allow for treatment of dental disease, disorder or injury, as well as dental surgical procedures to the best of our ability. Where appropriate and necessary, if diagnosis or treatment lies outside the realms of our expertise within the practice, we will always refer patients to an external provider, to ensure that suitable treatment is subsequently carried out.

BDA good practice member

We are proud to have been awarded membership of the British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme since 2011 and we are constantly trying to improve the quality and range of services we can provide to our patients.

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Family dentistry

At Tavistock House dental practice our team of dental professionals are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care using the most modern materials and techniques for you and your family.

We aim to preserve the health of your teeth and gums for life by giving first-class preventative care provided by our team of dentists and hygienists. And of course our reception and nursing staff are there to look after you throughout your dental experience.

As a family practice we take great pride in helping our younger patients grow up with healthy teeth and gums. To protect them from the risk of decay, we offer some highly effective treatments such as fissure sealants and topical fluoride applications.

Why not call us on 01296 481615 and arrange an appointment for you and your family?

Tooth whitening

If the colour of your teeth is not to your liking, have you considered tooth whitening? You may, or seen celebrities in the media who have undergone it, but wondered what exactly it is, what it involves, and whether it would be suitable for you!

At Tavistock House, we can provide you with everything you need to whiten your teeth safely and effectively. An impression is taken of your top and bottom teeth, and we obtain close-fitting trays, specifically made for your mouth, from our laboratory. We then supply you with syringes of whitening gel to fill the trays with, and these would be worn for several hours per night. We would expect a noticeable change within the first couple of weeks.

A small degree of sensitivity during the procedure is not uncommon and would be expected to settle following completion of the whitening course. Crowns, veneers and white fillings will not be affected by the whitening agent – please speak to one of our dentists for further information about what can be done about these.

We would recommend a hygienist appointment prior to commencing home whitening in order to remove surface stains and tartar deposits which could compromise your result by restricting the closeness of the fit of the trays.

On completion of the course, we would expect the colour to remain lighter for at least a year, often more. Extrinsic stains (from smoking, red wine, coffee, etc.) can cause surface discolorations (but one of our hygienists can remove this quickly and effectively).

Philips Zoom!

Teeth now whitened in-house in about an hour using a Philips Zoom system.

Dental implants

Implants are the revolutionary way to replace missing teeth and can make the lifelong desire for a wonderful smile real.

Implants are basically titanium cylinder screws that are placed in the gums, which over the course of a few months, the body accepts as a new root. A porcelain crown is then attached to the root to give you an artificial tooth that looks, feels and functions like your natural tooth.

You may have lost teeth for a number of reasons - decay, gum disease or sometimes after an accident. Missing teeth can lead to feelings of self-consciousness.

What does treatment involve?

At the first consultation, impressions and x-rays will be taken of your teeth and mouth . Your dentist will make a thorough assessment to ensure that this really is the best course of treatment for you. If it is, treatment starts with the placing of a titanium root with a simple operation under a local anaesthetic. This is then left undisturbed for three to six months during which time the titanium root integrates with your jawbone. Impressions are then taken and a porcelain tooth is constructed. The procedure is complete when your dentist connects the porcelain crown, via an abutment to the implant root.

Implants are long lasting and being free-standing, don’t require drilling into adjacent teeth. They are cleaned and flossed between just like your natural teeth. Implanted teeth are actually stronger than natural teeth and many patients report the renewed ability to eat all sorts of foods when once they could only manage soft foods.

Ask at the practice for more details.

Preventative dental care

At Tavistock House dental practice, preventative dentistry is at the heart of everything that we do. More time spent on hygiene visits and education will mean less time having teeth filled or removed and less cost to you, the patient. Something we're sure that you will welcome!

Better oral health is increasingly recognised as important to the body as a whole and not just the mouth. So, what are our 8 top tips to help you enjoy better oral health?

  1. Stop smoking. As well as the well known problems in relation to lung cancer and heart disease, smoking is a major contributory factor in oral cancer. It can also cause gum inflammation and leads to periodontal disease, which leads to gum recession and eventually tooth loss.
  2. Enjoy alcohol in moderation. Alcohol is another contributory factor to oral cancer.
  3. Avoid fizzy drinks and sugary snacks. These lead to a massive increase in plaque which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
  4. Try and restrict food intake to mealtimes. Oral bacteria benefit from the constant nourishment that snacking can provide. If you must snack, then try and choose foods like fresh fruit or cheese which are better for your teeth, and rinse your mouth with water straight after.
  5. Eat a well balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. This will lead to healthier gums and supporting tissues for your teeth.
  6. Brush your teeth for a full 2 minutes twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste. (Children under 7 should only use a pea sized amount of a low fluoride toothpaste).
  7. Floss every day. Ask us how to if you are not sure - don't worry - a lot of people don't know how to do it properly until they are shown!
  8. Visit Tavistock House dental practice regularly for hygiene appointments.

Cosmetic dentistry

These days, cosmetic (or 'aesthetic') dentistry is very often in the news and beauty sections of the press.

You may have heard certain terms and wondered, 'What does that mean?' We hope that this brief guide will go some way to answering your questions.


Bridges are porcelain teeth attached at one or both ends to your natural teeth. They can be used to replace one or more teeth. When missing teeth are replaced with a bridge, the adjacent teeth will need to be reshaped in order to support the bridge.


Veneers are thin coverings of porcelain shaped to fit over your teeth thus covering any imperfections and delivering a 'perfect smile'. They come in many shades and are very long lasting.

White Fillings

If you have unsightly 'black/silver' amalgam fillings these can now be replaced with white fillings. They are long-lasting, natural looking and are very strong, and a great alternative to traditional silver fillings.


A crown is an artificial shell used to replace missing portions of a tooth. The crown 'caps' a tooth in order to restore or improve the shape, size and appearance of the tooth. Crowns are increasingly used in cosmetic dentistry where they may be used to cover badly shaped or discoloured teeth.

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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 Morris

BDS (U.London)

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 Gellatley

BDS (U.London)

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 Fuller

BDS (U.London)

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.

Henrietta Bors

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.

Simon Wombwell

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.

Oral Surgeon

Simon Moore

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.

Margaret Treadaway

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.

Karen Ward

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.

Susan Loftus

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.

Liam Hargraves

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.

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12 December 2013



Tavistock House have now purchased a 'Zoom' whitening unit by Philips so you can now have instant whitening treatment carried out at the practice.

Please call reception for more details, or pop in and pick up a leaflet.

12 August 2013

Peter Gellatley Kilimanjaro Challenge

In September 2013 Peter Gellatley plans to complete his third sponsored Charity Challenge by climbing 'Mount Kilimanjaro'.In 2000 he helped  raise £7,500 for Macmillan Cancer Relief, in 2004 £14,000 for a number of children's charities.

This challenge is to raise money for three charities, the Florence Nightingale Hospice Aylesbury, Help for Heroes and the Puzzles Centre, if you would like to sponser him in this major challenge, please visit his 'Just Giving' website page:, or donate via JustText by texting PSJG50 plus the amount you wish to donate to 700700, or contact Tavistock House for a sponser form.    


Peter Gellatley and the team reach the summit of Mt Kilimarnjaro at 07.00 on Saturday 21st September the amount of money raised to date is £28,000, the money has been divided between the three charities £9,200 to the Florence Nightingale,£9,500 to Help for Heroes and the £8,500 to the Puzzle Centre, thanks to everyone for the support they have been given.  

Thanks from all the team.


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If you would like to arrange an appointment, then please contact us:

Tavistock House Dental Practice
77 Tring Road
HP20 1LE

Tel: 01296 481615


We are on the RED bus route, 5 minutes from Aylesbury railway station, and just 10 minutes walk from Aylesbury town centre. There is ample free parking for our patrons at the back of the practice.

We look forward to seeing you!

Early and late appointments

We are open from 8.00am, and although our 1st appointment is usually from 8.30am, with prior arrangement, you can be seen at 8.00am. In addition, three of our dentists work to cover late evening appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays (these appointments are obviously very popular and tend to book up several weeks in advance). Our hygienist service covers these late nights too, for the convenience of our patients.

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