About Us

We’re Country Dental - a modern, independent, family dental practice.

A team of four experienced dentists allows us to offer a wide range of dental treatments.

We use the latest technology and techniques.

We concentrate on preventative measures to ensure your teeth have a long life.

Holistic care is central to our philosophy. It means we always treat your dental problems in the context of your overall systemic health.

Sometimes, we use homeopathic and naturopathic remedies as an adjunct to more traditional treatments.

We always care for the individual and we seek to offer the highest standards at all times.

Meet the team responsible for delivering that care.

First, our Dental Surgeons:

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SALLY HARVEY-HENDLEY

BDS (London) LDS.RCS.(Eng), LFHom (Dent) GDC 63992

After qualifying at Kings College, London University, Sally worked first as an associate and then as a principal in local practices in Kent. In response to patients’ requests, she set up Country Dental in 2005.

Over the years, Sally has undertaken a great deal of postgraduate work and is a member of The British Dental Association, The Royal College of Surgeons, The Dental Defence Union, International Toxicology Association, Mercury Free Dentistry Association, and holds licensed membership of The Faculty of Homeopathy.

She has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry, adult orthodontics, naturopathic health care, homeopathy and treating nervous patients.

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CHRISTOPHER SHAW

BDS (Uni. Liverpool), GDC 59586

Chris studied dentistry at Liverpool University and remained in the city for the next six years working as an Associate Dentist before he moved to London in 1990.

He has worked in private practice ever since, including a spell in the corporate world with Boots Dentalcare. His particular interests include cosmetic dentistry, root canal treatment and adult orthodontics, and he always aims to create a relaxed clinical atmosphere to help put patients at ease.

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PRIYA RASALAM

BDS (Tamil Nadu Dr MGR) MFDS RCS Eng, GDC 111258

After graduation in 2003, Priya worked first as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery departments in North London.  In 2007 she moved to East Kent to pursue a career in general practice.  

Priya has continued her professional development through regular postgraduate courses and seminars. She enjoys working with nervous patients and her particular interests include cosmetic dentistry, the treatment of gum disease and adult orthodontics.

Priya also works alongside Sally on the removal of mercury, having completed the IAOMT training in the fundamentals of delivering mercury-free biological dentistry.

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ROSHITH VALIYAMANNIL

BDS (Mangalore), MDS (Oral Surgery), MFDS (RCS, Eng London), GDC 155938

Rosh is both an Oral Surgeon and an Implant Surgeon and has 20 years’ experience in the field. After finishing his training in general dentistry in 1996, he went on to do a Master’s degree in Oral Surgery in September 2000.

He then worked in a number of countries around the world before moving to the UK in 2005. For the next five years he worked as a Senior House Officer in the Maxillofacial Surgery Departments of various NHS hospitals across the country.

He then completed his Master’s programme with the Royal College of England in London, doing further training in Implants, Intravenous Sedation and Inhalation Sedation.  With his extensive experience, he is now fully equipped to perform a variety of oral surgical procedures.

Our Practice Manager:

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JULIA COMBER

Practice Manager

Julia joined us at the beginning of 2014. She has extensive administration experience and is responsible for the overall running of our expanding practice. Julia is the first point of contact for patient concerns and queries about practice management.

Our Dental Hygienists: 

Meet our dynamic team of Dental Hygienists who are here to help you improve and/or maintain your oral health. They are all strong supporters of our preventative advice programme.

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CLAIRE SOUTHEN

Dip Dent Hygiene RCS Eng 2012, GDC 187410

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ALISON CASTLE

Foundation Degree in Oral HealthScience Essex 2018, GDC 234286

Anthea Nutbeam
ANTHEA NUTBEAM

CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene Eng 1989, GDC 3819

Next, our Dental Nurses:

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SAL BERESFORD

GDC 189164

Sal is an experienced and qualified dental nurse.  She is also the practice’s Treatment Co-ordinator and sees patients for free consultations to discuss the treatments we offer. She is currently undertaking several courses, and is experienced in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

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CHARLOTTE WARWICK

GDC 249341

Charlotte is one of our experienced dental nurses. She is the decontamination lead for the practice and is a qualified  sedation nurse.  She assists Rosh in his work as an Oral Surgeon in the practice.

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GAY TOWNDROW

Gay has recently joined the team as our Trainee Dental Nurse. She has enormous experience both as a medical nurse and as a nurse practitioner.  She assists chairside and is a great asset when it comes to supporting our dentists in surgery and sedation.

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HANNAH WYER

Hannah has recently joined the team as our Apprentice Trainee Dental Nurse. 

And, finally on Reception:

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NOREEN JONES

Noreen has worked with Sally for over twenty years and is our longest standing member of staff. 

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NADIA CARTER

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JULIA (Hen) HAMILTON