Monthly Archives: January 2015

New Faces at the Mayhill… read more

Recruitment in health care and related services is notoriously difficult. Identifying individuals with the right skill set who are also sympathetic to the needs and sensibilities of others is very difficult. Letters after your name are no guarantee of high clinical standards. I have colleagues who are so busy collecting qualifications that their actual patient contact becomes minimal.

Recruitment can of course be outsourced to an agency and this can work brilliantly in many sectors but in healthcare this can be hit and miss. Often the best clinicians will be contractually tied up or own their practices.

We have been fortunate to be in the right place at the right time on more than occasion when making appointments. At least that is what I thought. Then it began to dawn on me that our reputation was the best means of attracting brilliant staff.

Our specialist orthodontist Justin Evans was recommended to us by a colleague and has proved to be a perfect fit for us. Justin inspires trust and confidence which is so important when making decisions for young people. Achieving excellence is his default position. He works without the constraints of waiting lists or case restriction imposed by the NHS.

We have made two new appointments within the practice, both of whom approached us which bearing in mind the calibre of the individuals is a huge compliment to us.

Jason Hart has joined us purely as a cosmetic dentist. He is an accredited member of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dental Practitioners and has an international reputation. Jason has an amazing portfolio of cases and has a unique method of presentation for new patients who will see their anticipated outcome digitally prior to accepting any treatment. The level of clinical skill required to achieve these kind of results is rarely encountered.

Facial aesthetics and dermal care can only be entrusted to experienced and responsible practitioners. Karen Lockett has over 15 years of experience specialising in the aesthetic industry and is an award winning specialist in injectable treatments.. The environment and setting in which these products are delivered is very important as practitioners are unregulated. Quite simply we would not entrust our patients to anyone else.

We are thrilled that Justin, Jason and Karen are part of our expanding team. If you would like advice on any dental issue please feel free to call 01600 712020 or email

Another Year On at The Mayhill…. read more

As the New Year begins we celebrate our second anniversary and we can reflect on a really eventful two years where our practice has grown and our range of services has increased. Our dentists, nurses, therapists and receptionists have gelled to become a formidable team delivering consistent high standards to our patients.

Most importantly I hope our patients feel part of our practice. We value their support and are committed to building long term relationships which requires us to be really attentive to feedback.
We really enjoyed meeting prospective patients at a number of open days throughout the year. The last one on implant therapy was oversubscribed so we have set another date early in the New Year.

Please contact us if you wish to book a place.

Our practice is pro- active in helping patients achieve solutions to their dental needs in terms of function and cosmetics. However, prevention and maintenance are essential to everything we do.
Catherine Tait our therapist is dedicated to working with patients to achieve dental health. Most importantly she is gentle and sympathetic.

Catherine is also accredited to use the Enlighten Tooth Whitening System.

Facial Aesthetics often complement a beautiful smile. We are delighted to be joined by one of the UK’s most experienced practitioners. Karen Lockett has been working with injectable fillers and botox for over 15 years. She is now available for consultation at the Mayhill.

Justin Evans our specialist orthodontist has now been with us for over seven months and we are now seeing the results of treatment. It is fair say outcomes have been exceptional. It is really satisfying to see how the confidence of a patient grows as the development of a beautiful smile progresses.

We offer a range of orthodontic treatment to suit children and adults. There are no waiting lists and no restriction on scheduling appointments.

The benefits of healthy straight teeth are life-long.

I work very closely with Andy Mathews enabling us to share our skills across a wide range of dental treatment. Andy and I have worked together for many years training literally hundreds of young dentists. Teaching keeps us both up to date and in touch with new innovation.

If you want a truly bespoke patient experience then I invite you to become part of our practice. Please feel free to call the Practice on 01600 712020 or email at for any advice or further information on the services we provide.