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At College Street Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.
Find out more about each of our practice team members below.
DPDS BDS Witwatersrand 1984
GDC No. 59214
George Slabbert qualified at the University of Witwatersrand in 1984. Following qualification and has worked in general practice until he joined College Street Dental in 1988 as a partner. He completed his postgraduate DPDs at Bristol University in 1997. While he was South West coordinator for the Anaphylaxis Campaign, with his interest in allergies, he obtained his Part 1 in the Mechanisms and Management of Allergic Disease at Southampton University in 2001.
Outside interests are long distance road cycling, dinghy sailing and trying to complete walking the South West coastal path. He is also involved with helping his wife look after a number of pet sheep and lambs. George has an interest in all aspects of general dentistry with emphasis on crown and bridgework. Also interested in providing quality dentures. He attends numerous postgraduate courses to keep up to date with the latest techniques in dentistry.
GDC No. 244846
Tinashe graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2013 and is dedicated to providing high quality general dental care. After spending some time working in Sheffield and Newcastle he later moved to Australia to undertake work as a Private dentist in 2015.
Tinashe has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, including facial aesthetics. He is committed to furthering his knowledge and is currently undertaking postgraduate Restorative and short-term Orthodontics training. Outside of work Tinashe is an avid writer of children’s books and enjoys keeping fit
BDS (CARD) 2015, MCLINDENT(PERIO), MFDS RCS(ED), MPERIO RCSED.
GDC No. 194463
College Street Dental & Implant Clinic are very pleased to welcome Dominic Sinson to our experienced team. Dominic qualified with honours from Cardiff University in 2010 and has spent the last eight years gaining experience and an excellent reputation.
Dominic has a keen interest in Periodontics as in 2014 he began training as a specialist in Periodontics. Dominic is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for Periodontics and is also a member of the British Society of Periodontology.
Dominic also has in interest in Dental Implants and Oral Surgery.
Specialist in Oral Surgery
BDS (Bris) 2005
GDC No. 85741
Carla is new to the team and has a wealth of experience in carrying out oral surgery for a range of patients. Carla currently teaches at Bristol Dental School and has been training in the specialty of Oral Surgery for the last 7 years. Carla has a calm and gentle approach and can offer treatment under local anaesthetic as well as sedation. She looks forward to offering her services to patients.
Implantologist and Smile Makeovers
BDS (Sheffield) 1976, DPDS Diploma in Implant Dentistry (Bristol), 2000
GDC No. 50160
André Philip Pettemerides (Philip) graduated from The University of Sheffield in 1976. He has since gained enormous experience in the fields of restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry. In particular he is recognised for his work on immediate loading of implants, aesthetic cases, the use of computer guided placement, Nobel Guide and the All on 4 Concept.
He has achieved the Certificate, the Advanced Certificate and the Diploma in Implant dentistry with distinction from The Eastman Dental Institute at the University of London. He has continued his postgraduate education in France, Malta, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland and the USA.
Philip is an Executive Committee member of The British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, an affiliate member of The European Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, a member of the Association of Dental Implantologists and in addition to his clinical work Philip has taken a keen academic interest and has had several articles published in scientific journals including the British and European Journals of Orthodontics.
Philip currently runs implant courses at Edgar Buildings Dental Care and is a senior lecturer at the Portman Academy. He has lectured on dental implants at home and in Sweden and has lectured for Nobel Biocare including the World Conference 2007 in Las Vegas and as the lead presenter for The Nobel Biocare Procera Roadshow.
Philip has an holistic approach to dentistry, always with the patient's best interest at heart. He attends regular postgraduate conferences to keep abreast of the latest innovations in all aspects of dentistry and when possible to introduce them to Edgar Buildings Dental Care.
Philip has also taken on an additional new role as Regional Lead Clinician for Portman Dental Care in Wales and the South West of England.
BDS University of Bristol 2006
GDC No. 103393
Originally from Bournemouth, Annie moved to the area to study Dentistry at the University of Bristol, and has lived and worked in Somerset since graduating in 2006. She joined College Street Dental in June 2020. Annie has a wealth of experience as a general dental practitioner, and a passion for providing the highest quality care. She enjoys treating patients of every age and need, and she is particularly skilled at looking after very anxious patients. Beyond general dentistry, Annie has a strong interest in aesthetic dentistry, but with a minimally destructive approach. As an extension of this interest she trained to become an Invisalign provider in 2018, so that she could provide virtually invisible short-term orthodontic treatment that is minimally intrusive for her patients. She is dedicated to her ongoing personal training and development in this field.
Annie lives on the Mendip Hills with her Husband and young daughters. She has lots of creative interests, from cooking and baking, to sewing, knitting and interior design, although much of her time is taken up with entertaining her daughters these days. Outside of the home, when she can find the time, Annie loves to swim, and to hop on her kayak with her husband and get out for a paddle on the coast.
Zoe has worked as Practice Manager at College Street since 2018, but has worked for the group since 2013, managing two other sites in Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Zoe has a wealth of experience in dentistry, having worked in the industry for over 20 years.
Zoe was named Portman Practice Manager of the year in 2019 and was also a finalist at the national Dentistry Awards 2019. Zoe is passionate about delivering excellent patient care and particularly enjoys mentoring and developing her team in order to enhance the patient journey.
Zoe has a young family and spends the majority of her spare time caring for them, alongside her black lab puppy.
Diploman in Hygiene.
GDC No. 230814
Margarita qualified as a Dental Hygienist with distinction from Regency Dental Hygiene Academy in Toronto, ON, Canada. She has published a research based article in The Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene in 2012. As a conscientious and highly motivated Dental Hygienist, Margarita takes pride in using her professional training and expertise to help her patients improve and retain their long-term dental and oral health.
Margarita enjoys photography and film-making, spending time with her family, country walks and genealogy.
Diploma in Dental Nursing 2014
GDC No. 254673
Jo has been nursing since 18, getting into dental nursing through her sister, who is also a dental nurse. Jo worked in Weston for 6 years before moving to College Street, and has been here since December 2015. Jo has completed further courses as a dental nurse, including the ability to take impressions on patients, apply fluoride and to complete plaque scoring. Jo has also recently completed the Oral Health Education course. In her own time, being an avid Newcastle United supporter, she like to travel and attend football matches on the weekends but more recently Jo is tied up being pregnant, with her baby boy due in November. Jo is to depart temporarily for maternity leave in October 2019.
GDC No. 128477
Janet has been nursing at College Street for over 22 years and is now seeing the third generation of some families. She said she likes interacting with the patients, working with such a great team and that she has made some great friendships over time with work colleagues.
Janet has two grown up daughters, and two grandchildren who she loves spending her spare time with as well as attending the theatre and walking her two dogs.
GDC No. 120789
Carol started working as a Dental Nurse when she was 16 and joined the team at College Street in 1992. Carol works part time but provides cover to the nursing team as well as assisting with implants which she really enjoys.
Carol says she loves working at College Street and hopes to continue to do so for many years to come. In her spare time she enjoys cryptic crosswords and painting, as well travels with her husband on his motorbike around Europe.
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing& Indp Asses City & Guilds 2007
GDC No. 162318
Heidi began working at College Street as a Dental nurse in 2004, obtaining her qualification in 2007. Heidi then had a period of time off to raise her lovely family.
She has now returned back to College Street recently after having her third child, completing her family.
Heidi has as special interested in cosmetics and aesthetics’ which have enabled her to run her own beauty business from home as well as assisting with dental nursing here.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Lucy joined our practice in March of this year and is currently training as a Dental Nurse working alongside Dr Slabbert, who she has seen as his patient for 25 years. Before joining our team Lucy worked as a Teaching Assistant in a behavioural school in North Petherton, where she supported young boys with Autism and behavioural problems. She found a passion to work with children after returning home from America, working in a rustic summer camp in Maryland, called Echo Hill. Lucy worked at the camp for 12 weeks as a camp counsellor and was lucky enough to experience many new things such as sailing, archery, water skiing and much more.
Jeanette has been a receptionist at College Street Dental since June 2007, before that I spent 25 years working as a customer service adviser.
I am married with two grown up children and one dog. My hobbies include reading, walking the dog and spending time with family and friends.
Receptionist & Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013
GDC no. 245526
Charlotte joined Portman in February 2018 as a dental nurse/receptionist. She has been working as a dental nurse for 7 years, previously working at the Dental Access Centre dealing with phobic patients. She has previous experience of assisting with Relative Analgesia (RA) sedation and general anaesthetic. In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys spending time with her young family and is currently studying with a view of progressing into management.
Wendy has been a receptionist at College Street dental since January 2020.
She has lived in Burnham-on-Sea for 22 years since re-locating from the Midlands, and has been a patient here for over20 years.
Wendy enjoys spending time with her family, friends and two grandchildren.
In her free time she enjoys running, and researching her family ancestry.
Emma joined our practice as a receptionist in late November 2019. Emma has been in administrational roles since leaving college and has always enjoyed her positions. Emma has always worked with in the health sector from a Medical Practice to a Care company and she is now enjoying her role within Portman at College Street Dental & Implant Clinic.
Emma in her spare time enjoys spending time with her close friends and family, and she also enjoys exploring the world and spending lots of time in the gym and also some retail therapy.
Nicky has been a receptionist at College Street Dental & Implant Clinic since September 2019, this was after leaving a 20 year career as a general nurse. Nicky continues to also work as therapist specialising to stress management, relating for women.
Nicky has a three year old daughter whom she loves spending time with, as well as also seeing friends and also being very active. She also loves spending time with her Pony.
Portman Dental Care Awards