Meet the team
Dr Andre Louw B.Ch. D (Stell) D.P.D.S (Bristol) (GDC. 69075)
Andre graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town in 1993. What started as a year of travel in the UK, turned into more than 20 years of dentistry in mixed and private practices all over Somerset. He opened his first practice in Minehead in 1998 and has since expanded to Williton and Bridgwater. He gained a Diploma in Post-graduate Dental Studies from the University of Bristol in 2002. He has developed a special interest in the placement of Dental Implants to replace and restore missing teeth. He enjoys Aesthetic Dentistry and has a special interest in the treatment of cranio-facial pain (head and neck aches) associated with temperomandibular joint dysfunction. He is currently studying a Masters degree in Orthodontics at the University of London. He is involved in various dental committees, which included roles as Chairman of Somerset British Dental Association and Secretary of the Somerset LDC. He has been appointed as a Foundation Dentist Trainer for the Southwest for more than 10 years. He is an avid rugby and cricket supporter and enjoys playing tennis and golf. He also loves travelling, hiking and fine wines.
Dr Helen Biddle BDS (Bristol) (GDC. 85725)
Helen studied dentistry at the University of Bristol where she qualified in 2005 with a distinction in Restorative Dentistry. Since then she worked in both NHS and mixed practices in Somerset. Helen joined Taunton Road Dental Practice in 2013. She has a special interest in Restorative Dentistry, Tooth Whitening and the treating of children. Outside work, she enjoys horse riding and spending time with her young family.
Dr Detlev Tomaka Zahnarzt Bonn (GDC. 84044)
Detlev qualified at the University of Bonn in Germany in 1989. He has been working in England for the past 10 years working treating both NHS and Private patients. Detlev joined Taunton Road Dental Practice in 2011. He has a special interest in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry. Away from work, he enjoys sailing and football (Bayer Munich and Arsenal).
Dr Esther Angseesing BDS (Bristol), DPDS (Bristol) (GDC. 67730) Esther qualified in Bristol in 1992, where she also did her postgraduate diploma. She has worked in family NHS practices in the South West ever since, moving to the Bridgwater practice in 2014. Esther is interested in family dentistry, restorative dentistry and treating anxious patients. She is also the Foundation Dentist Trainer for the Bridgwater Practice, and has been a trainer since 2011. When not working, Esther enjoys allotment gardening, photography, rock music, travel, food and drink, and the great outdoors.
Helene comes with 25 years of experience in general dentistry. Qualifying from the University of Stellenbosch South Africa in 1993, she has mainly been practising in Taunton and gained her DPDS from the University of Bristol in Orthodontics, Oral surgery and IV sedation and treating nervous patients.
Helene is particularly good at putting patients at ease and has built up a good rapport with her patients over the past 25 years. She has a special interest in Orthodontics offering the Damon system and also enjoys all aspects of cosmetic dentistry.
Outside interests include travelling and outdoor pursuits with her children.
Hayley Skuse Dent Hygiene
Hayley joined our practice in 2012 as our Dental Hygienist. She qualified as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist at Bristol University in March 2010. Soon after qualifying Hayley went on to work in the hospital environment caring for oral cancer patients, before, during and after their treatment. Her experience here had led to a keen interest in the field. Hayley is also interested in implant management and providing whitening treatment. In her spare time she has a keen interest in baking (her beetroot brownies are delicious!) and going on long bicycle rides with her husband. Hayley works on a Thursday and every other Monday.
- Zoe Neal RDN (NVQ L3) (GDC. 188660)
- Lianne Rawle (GDC. 238950)
- Lelanie Van Rensburg (GDC. 247894)
- Courtney Bellis (Trainee Dental Nurse)
- Charlotte Skuse (Trainee Dental Nurse)
- Jessie Garland (Trainee Dental Nurse)
- Emily Poole (Trainee Dental Nurse)
- Bernadette Lovell
- Juliet Wellings
- Deborah Granville