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Meet the team

Dentists:

andre-louwDr 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 Master’s 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.

ewa-hawkinsDr Ewa Hawkins BDS (Lond) (GDC. 47627)
Ewa qualified in 1974 from the Royal Dental Hospital in London. She has worked in private general dental practice in both the UK and South Africa. She was owner and principal of a private restorative dental practice in Cape Town for more than 15 years. She joined Stoneleigh Dental Practice in 2011 and enjoys all aspects of dentistry and the variety it brings. She is a loving grandmum with a keen sense of adventure having done two recent motorbike trips round South and Central America.

patricia-vanDr Patricia Van Zyl B.Ch.D (Stell) (GDC. 76813)
Patricia graduated from the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town. She carried on her studies and became a specialist in Prosthetic dentistry in 1996. She has worked in Canada and the UK before heading a specialist referral practice in Cape Town for over 10 years. She was a senior lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch and Western Cape. She has a special interest in dental restorative materials and lectures extensively all over the world on the subject. She also runs a clinic in Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa where she makes prosthesis for head and neck cancer patients. She loves the great outdoors, especially mountain hiking. Previous trips include the Himalayas and the Inca Trail. She also loves building puzzles – the more complicated, the better.

Hygienist: 

Hayley SkuseHayley 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 has 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. 

Area Manager:

  • Zoe Neal RDN (NVQ L3) (GDC. 188660)

Practice Managers:

  • Richard Bailey (NVQ L3) (GDC. 241264)
  • Teresa Knight

Dental Nurses:

  • Annie Dawe (GDC. 262407)
  • Christine Gunns(GDC)

Receptionist:

  • Claire Richards
  • Wendi Hannaford-High