The dentists, hygienists and dental nurses at Forestside Dental in Dibden Purlieu are committed to your family’s oral health. Our friendly and stress-free environment ensures a relaxed and safe experience.
We have been serving the local communities of Dibden Purlieu, Fawley, Hythe, Blackfield, Holbury and Southampton for many years and we know our patients by name. We use the latest techniques in preventive dentistry to give our patients the best chance of keeping their teeth for life and we approach your care with the same enthusiasm and passion as if we were treating a member of our own family. We meet – and surpass – strict guidelines set by the General Dental Council.
As a team we really do love working together and that makes for a great patient experience – pop in and discover the difference for yourself.
I graduated from King’s College London in 1997. I realised after spending many weekends visiting the New Forest, whilst working in Kent, that I would be better suited to relocating altogether to Hampshire, so the Forest could be on my doorstep. I began working at Forestside in 2005 and became the owner of the practice in 2007. I am very fortunate to be practicing in such a lovely area, with nice patients and a fantastic team supporting me.
I have a broad interest in many fields of dentistry, and particularly enjoying caring for local and families, and helping children grow up with healthy teeth. I have a special interest in the use of highly aesthetic all ceramic restorations and Invisalign orthodontic treatment.
My spare time is spent as a dedicated family man and I am heavily involved I my children’s sports and hobbies. I like to keep fit and active, and enjoy running, cycling and hiking. When possible I like to travel with my family to places which are a little off the beaten track.
I gained my DDS in 2001. I have worked as a Senior House Officer in the Maxillofacial Department in the Salisbury district hospital and have worked in dental practice in Southampton since 2010. I joined Forestside in 2015.
I like keeping up to date by attending courses and seminars on cosmetic dentistry and other subjects. I have a special interest in facial aesthetics including Botox® and dermal fillers.
I am a full member of the British Dental Association.
In my spare time I enjoy painting on canvas, reading, theatre and skiing and I am also interested in learning languages.
I started as a dental technician when I was 17 and then studied dentistry at Bristol University, graduating in 1996. Since then I have completed certificates in restorative dentistry and practical restorative and aesthetic dentistry. I joined Forestside Dental Practice in 2008 and most like the team I work with and the quiet and beautiful New Forest location.
I am particularly interested in complex restorative and cosmetic cases and achieving good periodontal results. I enjoy doing well the things that patients cannot see but which are important for their dental wellbeing.
In my spare time I enjoy playing the guitar, going to the gym, reading, DIY and cooking.
I qualified as a dental hygienist from Eastman Dental Hospital in London in 2005 and joined Forestside Dental Practice shortly afterwards. Previous to this I was a qualified dental nurse for seven years with qualifications in dental radiography, oral health and conscious sedation.
My favourite part of my job is when a patient listens to the advice I have given them and their mouth changes from diseased to healthy. I enjoy working with the staff at Forestside because they are all kind and friendly.
I decided to go into dental hygiene because I enjoyed human biology at college and I like knowing how the body works. Teeth and oral health have always interested me and I enjoy meeting people, so dentistry is an ideal job for me.
I was born in Southampton and I have lived here all my life because I love the New Forest and beaches. Outside work I enjoy swimming and walks in the forest with my two girls. To relax I like gardening.
I love many things about Forestside; it’s family oriented, the team works fantastically together, and the dentists and nurses are all very supportive and are willing to help each other.
I particularly enjoy patient care and dental assisting, which give me great satisfaction. There’s no part of my role that I don’t enjoy! It’s rewarding every day.
When I left school my best friend got a job as a dental nurse. She told me all about it and I became interested. Years later a position became vacant locally. I went for an interview and ended up being offered the job. I really enjoy it, especially interacting with patients and the dentists. I feel from then on I found my vocation. Every day is different and every patient is different – I love it.
I was born in Hythe and have stayed here all my life. I enjoy the New Forest and the beach. Outside of work I enjoy walking my dog, spinning exercise classes and carting for my family.
I qualified as a dental nurse in 1999 and gained a qualification in oral health in 2000. I joined Forestside Dental Practice in 2002 and I most enjoy the variation each day brings, such as meeting and helping patients, the pleasant working environment and my colleagues, as we are all friends.
I was born in Southampton and although we moved away while my husband was in the RAF, we came back to settle 12 years ago. I love the New Forest and the coast, as well as dog walking, gardening, spinning classes, running, retail therapy and spending time with my family.
I first became interested in dental nursing after having orthodontics (braces) as a teenager. I joined Forestside in 2009 and completed my diploma in dental nursing in 2013 at Kings College Hospital. I really enjoy meeting new patients and gaining their confidence if they are nervous. The whole team here is friendly and caring - working with a good team is important to me.
I’m originally from Kent but I like living close to the forest and the beach. I enjoy spending my spare time with my family, travelling, reading and running.
I qualified as a dental nurse from Eastleigh in 2000 and joined Forestside Dental Practice the following year. I particularly like the team here – we all get on well and have a giggle. I also enjoy the interaction with patients. We have a lot of lovely patients who have been coming here for a long time. I have got to know them and have updates on their lives every six months.
I decided to go into dental nursing because I wanted to have a career that could work around having a family. In my spare time I like having fun with my husband and our four sons.
In 1988 I gained my national certificate in dental nursing and I joined Forestside Dental Practice in 2008.
I originally started my career in dentistry as a dental receptionist but found working in the surgery as a nurse interesting and more satisfying. We all work really well as a team and this is something I haven’t experienced at previous practices I have worked at. I really enjoy working with my colleagues here and seeing the outcome of treatment plans that can really change patients’ lives; I find this rewarding and satisfying.
I have always lived in this area and I consider myself very lucky living in the New Forest. Outside of work I enjoy spending quality time with my family, going to the gym and swimming.
My favourite part of my job is running a reception area for patients and staff with consistency, helpfulness and continuity. I joined Forestside Dental Practice in 2001 and I most like that we are all team members who are willing to help where needed.
In my spare time I enjoy swimming, walking and spending time with my family and friends.
I joined Forestside Dental Practice in 2002 and enjoy meeting and helping people. I particularly like how friendly and professional all the staff are here.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, going to the gym and going on holiday.