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
Poppy Evans - Dental Nurse
Diane Robinson has worked at the practice now for 19 years, she has been a dental nurse for 28 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.
Poppy is a fully qualified Dental Nurse.
She trained at Eastleigh College. Including a year working in Special Care Dentistry, and is now nursing for placing implants.
Jean Hey - Hygienist
Pavan Baker - Dental Therapist & Hygienist
Jean began her career as a Army hygienist before moving into general practice. She has now worked at the practice for over 10 years and has built up a solid relationship with many of our patients in that time. With many years experience and continued professional development, we can offer a thorough and effective treatment in the prevention of periodontal disease.
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.
Alexa Whiting - Reception
Kate Pospiech - Trainee Dental Nurse
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.
Kate is a trainee dental nurse. She currently trains at the Harriet Ellis College. 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.