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Dedicated dental surgeons in Dorset

The Principal

Nigel Stribling BChD (Leeds)
Principal Dentist
CQC Registered Provider

Graduated in 1969 in Clinical Dentistry and Orthodontics with distinctions.

Principal dental surgeon for over 25 years. Experienced in all areas of dentistry, special interests in implants, dentures and cosmetic surgery.
GDC registration - 43154

Tony Walshe

Tony Walshe BDS, MFGDP (UK)
MSc with distinction (Advanced Restorative Dentistry) BA

Tony Walshe graduated in 1988 from Otago University, New Zealand. He gained entry into the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 1995. In 2003, Tony completed his Masters (Advanced Restorative Dentistry) at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute. Tony has many years of experience as a practising dentist. His areas of special expertise are implants, cosmetic dentistry, facial aesthetics, crown/bridge work, veneers and teeth whitening.
He is also an internationally published writer in the area of aesthetic dentistry.
GDC registration - 65547

Cristina King

Cristina King BDS

Tina graduated in 1986 and successfully obtained honors and distinction in Clinical Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery, Dental Radiology and Related Subjects.

Tina has gained extensive experience as a General Dental Practitioner and keeps up to date with all modern dentistry.
GDC registration - 61135

David Leigh Van

David Leigh Van As BChd BSc

David graduated in 1985 and has achieved an MSc in Oral Surgery with merit.

David has gained extensive experience as a General Dental Practitioner and is highly committed to ongoing professional development.
GDC registration - 84231

The hygienist team

Tracy Ryan

Tracy Ryan

Tracy qualified as a dental Hygienist in 1999 and joined us in 2003. Tracy has many loyal patients and has a wealth of experience in both NHS and private practices. Tracy works closely with all our dentists in addition to working alongside our Specialist in Periodontics. Tracy can be found at the practice on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
GDC registration - 5520

Evelyn O'Carroll-Benabit

Evelyn O'Carroll-Benabit

Evelyn joined us in 2007. Evelyn qualified as a Hygienist in 1994 and brings with her a wealth of experience from both NHS and private practices in addition to working at the Eastman hospital. Evelyn works closely with all our dentists and also alongside our Specialist in Periodontics. Evelyn can be found at the practice on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
GDC registration - 4731

Pamela Miles

Pamela Miles

Pamela joined us in 2012 as a locum and brings with her a wealth of experience. Pam works closely with all our dentists providing locum cover for hygienist clinics and also provides chairside assistance to Mr Van As.
GDC registration - 2289

Clinical, administration and management support team

Paula Stribling

Paula Stribling - Denplan Co-ordinator

Paula has worked alongside Nigel for many years and previously managed the practice. In addition to working on reception, Paula now deals with the denplan administration and is responsible for looking after all of our denplan patients. Please don’t hesitate to contact Paula should you have a denplan query.


Pam – Receptionist

Pam is our long standing team member having worked for the practice for some 20 odd years. Pam has a good rapport with all our patients having known many of them for several years. Pam is always on hand to help patients and provide support to the rest of team when required.


Diane – Head Dental Nurse

Diane has been with us many years and holds a very demanding position of head dental nurse, ensuring all the dentists and dental nurses are happy and looked after in addition to ensuring the practice is always well stocked with supplies. Diane is also our nurse, working alongside the Opus team within the Opus clinic.

GDC registration - 126073


Sharon – Dental Nurse

Sharon is another one of our oldest team members having worked here for some 20 odd years. Sharon has a good rapport with her patients and works alongside Dr Tony Walshe.
GDC registration - 128031


Gail – Dental Nurse

Gail has also worked here for many years covering nursing and reception duties. Gail works alongside Mr Van As and Mr Graham.
GDC registration - 123311

Andrea – Dental Nurse

Andrea is our latest recruit working alongside Mr Stribling and Mrs King. Andrea is always on hand to assist patients.
GDC registration - 161483

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All our professionals are GDC registered and we have a team of dedicated oral hygienists. Our aim is to provide you with the highest standard of dental care tailored to your needs.

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