King's Lynn

The Dental Design Studio King's Lynn

7b King Street
 King's Lynn
 Norfolk
 PE30 1ET
 

Telephone:
01553 762909

Opening Times

Monday
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Tue - Thu
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Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
Closed
Kings Lynn office

Meet Our Team

Sandi Neil 
Practice Manager

I joined The Dental Design Studio team as practice manager for the King's Lynn Branch in November 2016. I started in Dentistry over 25 years ago as a dental nurse and progressed my career to practice manager through hard work and dedication.

I very much enjoy my role managing our friendly and efficient team. It is my job to make sure that the practice runs seamlessly and that both staff and patients are happy. I am always available to discuss any concerns patients may have or just for a general chat.

When I am not working I love spending time with my husband, family and our very spoilt dog Rosie. I enjoy travelling to exotic locations, visiting family and friends and reading and listening to music. 

Dr. Stephen Gaines
B.D.S. Edinburgh 1984 
GDC registration number: 58915

After qualifying with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from Edinburgh in 1984, I moved to Snettisham in Norfolk to work as an associate general practitioner at The Grange Dental Practice, a very busy single handed NHS surgery where I quickly gained experience in all the types of dental treatment normally carried out in a general practice.

In 1991 I became a partner at Riverside Dental Practice, replacing Ian Smith when he moved back to work full-time at the Grange. I’ve continued to work at 7b King Street since then, looking after generations of families, many who I have now known for over 30 years.

In 2015, with the retirement of David Moss, the Practice was sold to The Dental Design Studio and I became an associate again, allowing more time to concentrate on patient care rather than the increasing burden of administration.

I continue to have an interest in a wide range of dental disciplines including orthodontics and preventative dentistry.

While still kept very busy at work I like to escape to the mountains of the UK and Europe occasionally to satisfy a passion for rock climbing and winter mountaineering as well as keeping up a lifelong support of the Scottish rugby team, following them around the UK and Europe.

Dr. Bruno Ribeiro
LMD Lisbon 2006 
GDC registration number: 183556

I graduated in 2006, obtaining my DMD degree from the faculty of dentistry in the Portuguese Catholic University. After working for a few years in Portugal I was selected for a implantology course ESORIB at Madrid. Later on after working in the U.K. I applied for a Laser Mastership in Dentistry. This Mastership provided advanced training in all specialties of dentistry including oral surgery and treatment of medically compromised patients.

I worked as an associate dentist in a few NHS practices around Kings Lynn and later as an associate of The Dental Design Studio. 

Outside my professional activities, I enjoy sports, travelling and I have a lifelong passion for photography, I am also fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

I look forward to meeting you and providing your family with the best dental care in a friendly environment. 

Dr. Rita Estevao 
LMD Lisbon 2006 
GDC registration number: 183500

Janet McCarthy
Dip DHT Dental Hygiene/Therapist
Royal London Dental Institute
GDC registration number: 3688

Hi, I’m Janet the practice hygienist. I have been the hygienist at the Kings Lynn branch after moving to Norfolk from Essex with my family. I graduated from The Royal London Dental Institute in 1989.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and gardening.

Rachel Ackers 
Dental Nurse/ Receptionist

I have worked at the practice for 13 years. I started as a trainee dental nurse/receptionist, qualifying as a dental nurse in 2005. In 2005 I went on to qualify as a Dental Radiographer. Throughout the past 13 years I’ve been promoted to lead dental nurse and then 6 years ago becoming practice manager. I became a mummy to our beautiful twin daughters in December 2016, returning to work part time in my original role of dental nurse/receptionist.

In my spare time I love nothing more than enjoying fresh air either by walking or riding my horse, Rosie. I also love to dine out at different restaurants and sleep ……… not really! The latter is a distant memory!

Hilary Speck
Receptionist

I have worked at the Kings Lynn Branch on reception for over 7 years.

I qualified as a dental nurse in 1979. For the last 23 years I have preferred to work as a receptionist in both medical and dental practices.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, going to the cinema and eating out.

Kerry Walker 
Head Dental Nurse

My name is Kerry and I am the head dental nurse at the Kings Lynn practice. I started working at the practice as a dental nurse in 2013. Through hard work I am now head nurse. 

I enjoy my role as head nurse and the extra responsibilities that have been entrusted to me. I work closely with the practice manager to ensure HTM-01:05 is adhered to and to also mentor student nurses at the practice as well as carrying out my chairside duties.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy socialising, travelling and eating out with friends.

Poppie Blyler 
Student Dental Nurse

My Name is Poppie, I am a student dental nurse at the Kings Lynn branch. I started at the practice in 2016. I am currently studying for my dental nurse qualification and will take my dental nurse exam in March 2018. 

I am a happy person and always have a smile on my face. I really enjoy caring for patients and putting them at ease during surgery. It makes me happy and I feel a great sense of achievement when patients leave the practice satisfied and happy.

In my spare time, I love spending time with friends and family. I enjoy socialising at the weekends and going to the cinema.
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