• Andrew Girling

    Dentist GDC Number 57281 - BDS, LDS, RCS (Lond)

    Andrew qualified from Guys Hospital in 1982. He became a Practice Principal at Oakdene in 1986, and then in 1993 established The Mews Dental Practice in Lymington to create Group Dental. Canterbury House opened in June 2011 as a bespoke Implant Referral Centre. He has worked part time in Harley Street, and has an interest in Implantology, is a member of the ADI (Association of Dental Implantologists), and the ITI (International Team of Implantology).

  • Shadwala Surendra

    Dentist GDC Number 100348 - BDS (India), DRDP (Lond)

    Shadwala is a very experienced and enthusiastic dentist and is liked and respected by her colleagues and patients. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a special interest in root canal treatments. Shadwala has had more than a decade of dental experience in the UK and is very patient centered in her practice. She is particularly adept at putting nervous patients at complete ease and strives for the very best outcome for all of her patients.

    She has completed a post graduate diploma in restorative dentistry from the prestigious Eastman institute in London and completed an MSc in Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment) in India. She constantly keeps abreast of latest developments in the field through continued professional development.

  • Raquel Valentim

    Dentist LMD 2010 Portugal - GDC 212682

    Raquel is very passionate about dentistry in general and provides a calming and positive journey to her patients. She has completed a year training with renowned Dr Paul Tipton in Restorative Dentistry in 2014 and is currently through the process of becoming a Member of the Joint Faculties from the Royal College of Surgeons whilst still a student of the MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry at the King’s College London.

    Raquel believes a smile can change a life and has seen if first hand since becoming certified provider in teeth straightening with Six Month Smiles, Quick Straight Teeth, Inman Aligner and Clear Smile Aligners and allying those great techniques to the best whitening brands in the UK (award winning Enlighten Smiles and Zoom Whitening) and facial aesthetics such as Anti-Wrinkle Therapy and Dermal Fillers.

    In her spare time, Raquel is an avid motorsports fan and enjoys travelling with friends and spending time outdoors and cooking delicious Portuguese treats. Raquel is currently working at our practice every every Thursday and alternate Fridays attending to both our NHS and private patients.

  • Leona Bailey

    Associate Dentist GDC Reg No. 244569 | BDS Lond 2013

    Leona graduated from University College London with a first class honours degree in Biomedical sciences in 2009 before studying dentistry at Kings College London. After completion of her vocational training she pursued further skills in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Queen Alexandra Hospital before enhancing her skills in general practice in Winchester over the past few years.

    Leona enjoys every aspect of general dentistry with particularly emphasis on minimally invasive techniques to improve smiles. She uses a combination of Invisilign therapy and composite bonding techniques to give mini smile makeovers complimented by a range of tooth whitening techniques. Leona promotes oral health through easy to adopt techniques and has a special interest in facial aesthetics including line reductions, dermal fillers and facial contouring.

    In her spare time Leona explores the South Downs near to her home in Winchester with her husband and dog. She is looking forward to spending more time learning good walks the New Forest. She also enjoys reading and watching crime thrillers and welcomes any good recommendations.

  • Jasper Westhuizen

    Dental Surgeon GDC Reg No. 68662 | BChD Pretoria 1990

    Jasper qualified in 1990 from Pretoria University South Africa. After spending three years in the Medical Corps he immigrated February 1993 to the UK

    He has since completed numerous international post graduate courses and has several certificates in Implantology, Surgical Management of advance Implantology, Bonegrafting, Orthopaedic Orthodontics and Sedation to name but a few.

    Jasper likes to put all 30years of his dental experience to work in finding the best solution tailored to individual needs.


  • Aimee Tostevin

    Hygienist GDC Reg No. 228280 | BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Portsmouth 2012

    Aimee graduated from Portsmouth University in 2012 with a combined honours degree in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy, and was awarded the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy prize for student of the year. She is enthusiastic about modern approaches to periodontal maintenance and disease management, and enjoys building trusting, professional relationships with her patients.

  • Gillian Cox-Tugwell

    Hygienist GDC Number 6457 | Dip Dent Hygiene RCS Eng 2004

    Gill qualified as a Dental Hygienist from the Eastman Dental Hospital with a Merit in 2004 and has worked within the dental field for over twenty years. She has worked at the practice since 2009 and has built great rapport with the patients which is very important to Gill. During appointments she strives to deliver informative, caring treatment tailored to each individual patient’s needs, all within a calm, friendly environment.

    Gill is married with three young boys who keep her busy when not at work. Together, they enjoy all that Lymington and the surrounding area has to offer, with regular visits to the beach, the Isle of Wight and the New forest.

Dental Nurses

  • Molly Hartwell

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 270217 | Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017

    Molly joined the practice as a trainee dental nurse in September 2015 and qualified in January 2017. Molly completed her impression taking course in February 2018 and is currently undergoing her radiography course. She has picked up numerous skills from working with the orthodontist, endodontist and general dentist and is keen to develop her skills further in orthodontics.

    In her spare time she enjoys visiting new places and looking after rescue animals.

  • Sophie Ritchie

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 255239 | Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2014

    Sophie started nursing in 2011 and qualified in 2014. She has worked with us since November 2016, Sophie has an interest in Dental Implants and works full time with Andrew Girling our implant dentist.

    In her spare time, she enjoys running, fitness classes and spending time with her friends.

  • Verity Shelley

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 246508 | National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2013

    Verity first registered with the GDC in 2013 after completing the National Diploma, she has over 5 years chairside experience and is keen to gain further qualifications in orthodontics. In her spare time, Verity likes walking her whippet dog, Soccie, and is busy planning her wedding. 

  • Holly Ritchie

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 274443 | Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017

    Holly started her dental nursing career in 2016 & qualified as a GDC registered dental nurse in November 2017. Holly joined the practice in July 2018 and thoroughly enjoys working alongside our dentists, specialists & hygienist’s. She loves to be hands on and is very keen to gain more qualifications within dentistry.

Practice staff

  • Claire Randall

    Practice manager GDC Reg No. 221668 | NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2011

    Claire joined the practice over 17 years ago as a full time receptionist; she quickly progressed as Assistant Practice Manager helping run three Practices. During this time she gained her NVQ 3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing through City & Guilds 2011. She then went on to do her Diploma in Management and has been working as Practice Manager for over 10 years. In her spare time Claire enjoys spending time with her family and friends, horse riding and running.

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