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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 Sheffield 1979
GDC No. 53413
Originally from the Midlands, Colin Taylor studied dentistry at Sheffield University, qualifying in 1979 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree. After a period of time working around various practices in Birmingham, he became a partner in College Street Dental in 1983, growing the practice from 3 to 4 dentists in 1989. Following a period of part time study he was awarded the post graduate diploma in dental studies in 1996 from Bristol University.
Married to Jill, with 2 grown up sons and a daughter, Colin has been happily settled here in Somerset since 1983. Being well versed in the skills necessary to be a general dental practitioner, he particularly enjoys treating the very young and the very old, with all the problems particular to those age groups. In his spare time, he skis once a year, plays golf as much as he can get away with, and the rest of his time is spent gardening or on his half allotment. He enjoys a good chat and likes to get to know his patients.
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.
BDS (Belf) 2005
GDC No. 85954
I graduated from Queens University in Belfast in 2005. Initially, I worked in a well-established family practice in London until my move to Bath in 2016. Whilst there I gained extensive experience focusing on all aspects of restorative and cosmetic dentistry, including short term orthodontics and composite bonding. I also went on to qualify in Dental Implants in 2010 and since then have continued to to learn the latest techniques in implant placement and restoration.
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.
Diploma Hygiene 2016
GDC No. 137642
Emma after qualifying in 1993 as a dental nurse and has spent many years adding to her professional qualifications. She has worked in sedation and with people who have special needs and paediatric patients at Weston General Hospital. She then retrained as a Dental Hygienist at Bristol Dental Hospital. She works hard to promote oral health prevention and enjoy all aspects of the job, working in several practices in and around the Bristol area.
Outside of works she is an active member of the Burnham and Highbridge Brass Band as first tenor horn which takes up a lot of spare time. She is married with 2 children and enjoys camping, swimming and cycling.
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.
Chelsea has been working at College St for a year and a half, after being a patient here for 25 years. Chelsea has 6 years experience in Reception/Administration roles. She lives locally with her husband, son and dog.
Chelsea is currently studying an English Literature and Language Honours Degree so a lot of her spare time is taken up studying. If she is not studying she enjoys reading, cooking and going on long walks with her family.
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2018
GDC no. 277738
Hannah joined the Portman family June 2016 as a trainee and has been qualified as of end of Feb 2018. She has a keen interest in Implant nursing and assists our Implantologist who visits once a month as well as our Oral Surgeon. Outside of work she is a busy mum of 2 but she manages to make time for her interesting hobbies, which include Aerial Hoop & Flying Trapeze.
Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing 2016
GDC No. 267850
Kate has been nursing at College Street for 3 years, before this she worked as a beauty therapist.
Kate enjoys family days out and visiting new places.
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.
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.
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