MEET THE TEAM
Dr Andrew Smales BDS - Practice Principal
Since qualification in 2000 from King's College London, Dr Smales spent 4 years as a dental officer in the British Army.
After leaving the army Dr Smales went on to work in general practice eventually taking over the Kea Dental Health Centre in 2007 which then became Innovate Dental Studio in 2011.
Dr Smales has a special interest in Implant dentistry as well as cosmetic treatments including facial aesthetics.
Outside of dentistry, Dr Smales is a very keen cyclist and enjoys running, he also has a young family.
Wide variety of treatments
- Ceramic crown & bridge work
- Teeth whitening
- Sunflex dentures (flexible)
- Quick straight teeth
- Facial aesthetics using dental fillers & Botox®
Diane Robinson - Practice Manager
Lisa Pearce - Associate Dentist
Diane Robinson has worked at the practice now for 21 years, she has been a dental nurse for 31 years. She is a Senior dental nurse, and is fully qualified in dental radiography. 5 years ago she was promoted to practice manager.
Diane holds the national certificate in dental nursing & has a special interest in the placement of implants.
Lisa graduated from the university of Bristol dental school in 1998 and since then has worked in general practice. She has a wide range of interests including periodontology, preventative dentistry, restorative dentistry - crown and bridgework, and enjoys treating children and nervous patients.
Kate Pospiech - Dental Nurse
Pavan Baker - Dental Therapist & Hygienist
Kate is a fully qualified dental nurse. She trained at the Harriet Ellis College and qualified in March 2019. She is a caring person with a great passion for other people's well being. In addition, she has a special interest in healthy nutrition.
Pavan qualified at the University of Portsmouth in 2013. Since then she has gained experience with NHS and private dentistry in a range of different surgeries. She primarily works with patients to help manage gum related diseases and improve their oral health. Alongside this she carries out simple fillings and children's dentistry.
Joanna Hope - Trainee Dental Nurse
Alexa Whiting - Reception
I am very excited to be starting my dental nursing career with Innovate. I come from a 20 year long orthopaedic clinical background, working in hospital settings and hold a Diploma in Clinical Healthcare, but am now keen to work in dentistry. I also have an interest in Psychology, mental health and learning disabilities.
In my spare time I look after my step children, we go for cycle rides and woodland walks. We love playing board games together and generally spending time as a family.
Alexa joins us with a wealth of experience and is from a customer faced background. She is our front of house and looks forward to greeting you with a warm welcome.