Christopher J R King BDS MSc (Implants) Specialist in Periodontics (GDC number 59072)
Chris has been a partner in the practice since 1991 and the principal partner since 2008. He is a general dentist offering both private and NHS treatment. Chris has been on the specialist periodontal list since 1998 and accepts new patients on a private basis. In November 2011, Chris achieved an MSc in Implant Dentistry from Warwick University and offers this treatment to patients within the practice, also accepting referrals from other practices. Previously Chris has been a Vocational Trainer, guiding and mentoring newly qualified dentists through their first year of practice and the Vocational Training Scheme.
Louis Gaigher BChD (GDC number 69082)
Louis qualified in 1993 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He joined a busy NHS practice in London as an associate, before relocating to Hertford in 1999. He became a partner in the practice in 2000 and offers both private and NHS treatment.
Alison Chastell BDS (GDC number 85530)
Alison qualified from the School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham in 2005. She has worked at the practice since qualifying and completed her Vocational Training within the practice. She became a partner in 2008 and offers both private and NHS treatment.
Melanie graduated from Liverpool University in 1995. She has spent many years working in practice, joining our practice in January 2011. In 2011 she completed a course in Restorative Dentistry. She offers both private and NHS treatment.
Chrystall-Lena qualified from Kings College Dental Institute, London in 2008. She completed her vocational training at a practice in Hoddesdon and continued working there for 2 years. She then joined our practice and offers both NHS and private treatment.
Savan carried out his undergraduate training at Cardiff University and completed his vocational training within the practice. In 2012/13 he completed a hospital DF2 post in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the QEII and Lister Hospitals.
Fabrizio is a General Dental Practitioner with a special interest and further training in endodontics (root canal treatment). Fabrizio qualified from the University of Messina, Italy in 1996 and completed an MSc in Clinical Endodontics at the University of Bologna, Italy in 2011. Fabrizio works with us on Wednesdays and treats patients on a private basis. He accepts referrals for endodontic treatments and offers invisible braces (invisilign).
Hiral qualified from Bristol University in 2003. He has since worked in general practice, offering both NHS and private treatments. In 2014 he completed a course in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry. He joined the practice in August 2016.
Sarah joined the practice in 1984 shortly after qualifying at University College Dental Hospital, where she also worked as a tutor hygienist (FAETC). She works at the practice 3 days a week.
Sharon qualified at University College Dental Hospital in 1979. She also has a Diploma in Dental Health Education. She has worked at the practice for many years and now works with us 2 days a week.
Fiona has worked at the practice for over 30 years, initially as a dental nurse and receptionist and for the last 25 years as our practice manager.
Dental Surgery Assistants
Julie Husband (GDC number 128559)
Amanda Thorne (GDC number 128555)
Katie Smith (GDC number 235166)
Kelly Newsome (GDC number 261025)
Kirsten Ibbetson (GDC number 275602)
Dental Surgery Assistants currently in training: