Andrew Brown B.D.S. Bristol 81, Principal Dentist. GDC: 55827
Andrew graduated from Bristol University in 1981 and has been practicing general dentistry for over 40 years. As a calm and dedicated professional Andrew endeavours to make every dental appointment both relaxed and positive. With a gentle and confident manor Andrew will take his time at every appointment to ensure you are in control and fully understand everything that is being said. Andrew has an excellent way with anxious or nervous patients and will aim to put you at ease from the moment you enter the practice.
With an emphasis on high-end general and cosmetic dentistry undertaken with an up to date, high tech approach, Andrew focuses on a holistic and preventative approach to dentistry. Helping patients to understand their mouths and work towards maintaining healthy teeth and gums free from disease and decay.
With a special interest in cosmetic dentistry from expertly fitting crowns and bridges to beautiful tooth coloured restorations, Andrew will use his years of experience along with high tech equipment to care for all your dental needs. Alongside advanced intra oral cameras and instant digital x-rays, Andrew also carries out all dental treatments using a high spec dental microscope, meaning he can work in your mouth with absolute accuracy and detailed precision, seeing the smallest of surfaces at a high magnification.
Dr Suresh Somasundaran. GDC MDS MFDS RCS FFD: 180539
At Andrew Browns Dental Practice we understand that having an oral surgery procedure can be an extremely nerve racking and worrying experience. Our oral surgeon Suresh is especially equipped in dealing with nervous and anxious patients and is on hand, alongside Andrew and his team to help you through every step of your oral surgery appointment. Our aim is to make your procedure as smooth and pain free as possible.
Suresh has been practicing oral surgery for over 13 years. He completed 3 years of residency in Oral Surgery and obtained a Masters degree MDS in OMFS in India and moved to UK in 2005 for further training in Oral Surgery. Since then Suresh has worked in several hospitals in the UK including Royal London Hospital and Barnet General Hospital. Suresh now primarily works at Derriford in their Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department but takes one afternoon a month to run a private clinic at our Tavistock Practice.
Sometimes a dental practice may suggest a referral to your local hospital for minor oral surgery procedures, such as tooth extractions. On some occasions, a hospital referral can be avoided and the procedure can be done on a private basis, under local anaesthetic by a highly skilled oral surgeon at an independent dental practice.
If you have been advised you will need a referral to your local hospital for any oral surgery procedures or dental treatment and wish to find out more about your options please contact us and we will be happy to talk to you in more detail about what we can offer you.
Suresh’s private treatments include:
- Simple and complex tooth extractions
- Wisdom tooth extractions
- Surgical Endodontics (root canal)
- Removal of soft tissue abnormalities
Dr Thomas Brew B.D.S Peninsula 2014. GDC: 251922
Originally hailing from Tunbridge Wells in the South-East , Thomas was unable to resist the charm of the West country, undertaking a Bachelors Degree in Biology at Bristol University, before completing a post-graduate degree in dentistry at Peninsula University Plymouth.
Since graduating, Thomas has undertaken a variety of appointments in both general practice and Hospital. This has included further training at Torbay Hospital’s Oral and Maxillofacial department, providing him with the skills required to carry out complex extractions and oral surgical procedures. Thomas regularly treated anxious and phobic patients, who felt unable to proceed with treatment by their regular dentist, with his caring and nurturing approach empowering patients to take control of their dental care.
Whilst working abroad in one of New Zealand’s premium cosmetic dental practices, Thomas was able to expand his interest in modern and minimally invasive restorative techniques, employing the use composite-resin to achieve aesthetically outstanding results. Upon returning to the UK Thomas has upheld his high standards of practice, undertaking further courses in more advanced restorative procedures and gaining membership to the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians by examination.
Outside of Dentistry, Thomas makes the most of the beautiful countryside that Devon has to offer, including trail running, cycling and hiking
Carys Lock BDS. Cardiff 2013. GDC: 244731
Originally from Plymouth, I graduated from Cardiff University in 2013 and have worked in general practice and in a postgraduate training role at Cardiff Dental Hospital. This further developed my skills and interest in oral surgery and children’s dentistry. I spent a year in Australia working in coastal and rural Queensland which was an exciting and challenging experience, with some patients travelling over 100 miles to visit our practice for emergency treatment.
Most recently I have worked in London, but have decided to relocate back to my home county of Devon. As a friendly and personable individual, I aim to create a welcoming environment in which my patients feel relaxed. My effective communication enables me to provide the best possible treatment, especially for children or for those who are anxious. I am excited to be back in my home county; a beautiful part of the world and I will make the most of Dartmoor and the coast being on the doorstep.
Dr Ksenija Zimnikova DDS, Riga Stradins Latvia, 2003. GDC: 181902
Originally from Latvia, I started my career in dentistry while being a student at university, working as a dental assistant and watching the other dentists to gain experience. After graduating from Riga Stradin’s University in Latvia in 2003, I returned to that practice as a fully qualified dentist. I have always been interested in cosmetic dentistry and after attending several courses in restorative dentistry, I joined another practice that specialised in that field, particularly in providing natural looking tooth coloured restorations, where my art hobby came in useful. In my opinion, dentistry is not only about treatment but also about enhancing appearances and creating beautiful smiles.
In 2010, I moved to the UK, where I have been working as a general dentist for over 11 years in a small and lovely town in Cornwall. I am a very calm and patient person and I aim to make every visit as relaxing as possible. Many patients are very anxious about dental treatment but after having their first appointment they forget that they have ever had any fear of needles and other procedures. I always strive to further my skills and knowledge to provide the best treatment options to my patients, therefore, after taking several courses about root canal treatment I decided to attend higher education and obtain Master’s Degree in Endodontics.
Besides being passionate about dentistry, I am a mum of two lovely kids and I am very proud that my daughter chose to follow in my footsteps and is going to apply for a dental degree course next year. I consider this as proof that the work of a dentist is essential.