• Lucy Conrad

    Dentist BDS GDC No.67023

    Lucy Conrad qualified as a dentist in 1991 from the University of Birmingham. After qualifying she worked in general practice in Cornwall, London and Cheltenham before joining the Bupa Dental Care team in 2007. Lucy also works at Bristol University Dental School as a clinical teacher.

    Lucy has always enjoyed the variety of dentistry general practice has to offer. She is a member of the British Dental Association, Gloucestershire Independent Dentists and the British Society of Restorative Dentistry.

  • Gulcan Gok

    Dentist BDS MFDS (Edin) MSc Dental Implantology, GDC No.191637

    Graduated from Gazi University Faculty of Dentistry in Turkey in 2001. Following four years private and hospital experience in Turkey, she began working in England. 

    In the hospital Gulcan has been working in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department as a specialist dentist since 2007. Gulcan has recently joined Bupa Dental Care Cheltenham. Her main interests are oral surgery and dental implants as well as endodontic (root filling). Gulcan is currently a member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

  • Dr Erlind Pepla

    Dentist DDS, PhD, MsC | GDC reg no. 257266

    Erlind completed his initial dental qualification at the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) in 2010 and then achieved a Master’s Degree with honours’, in Endodontics, (root canal treatment) from the same university. He has continued studying and working in hospitals completing his PhD with honours’ in Oral Surgery in 2016.

    Erlind has many international publications and as well as working at our Leckhampton practice he works as a Clinical Teacher in Restorative Dentistry at the Bristol University, where he is runs basic and advanced courses of Endodontics for under-graduated students.


  • Trudy Beaumont

    Hygienist GDC No.2700

    Trudy Beaumont qualified as a Dental Hygienist from The Royal Dental Hospital, London in 1983. She started working as a dental nurse in 1978, after deciding at age 13 that this was the profession she wanted to be involved in.

    Trudy joined the team at Bupa Dental Care Cheltenham in 2005, after moving from the South East with her family. Previously she had worked in both mixed NHS and private practices. Trudy has undertaken further education courses to maintain and update her clinical skills, and is a member of the BDHST and Gloucestershire Independent Dental Hygienists. She regularly attends the meetings to keep up-to-date with current trends and innovations.

    Over the years Trudy has built up a loyal patient base due to her calm, caring and gentle manner, and takes great satisfaction from working within the team at Bupa Dental Care Cheltenham.

Dental Nurses

  • Rebecca Shoesmith

    Dental Nurse GDC No.223710

    Rebecca Shoesmith began training as a dental nurse in Bristol in the beginning of 2010 for an NHS practice. Rebecca Joined Oasis Dental Care in March 2013 in our sister practice in Bristol and has since transferred to Cheltenham in May 2014. As a qualified dental nurse Rebecca has subsequently trained in dental implants and completed training courses on sedation allowing her to nurse for sedation and implant treatment. 

    Rebecca understands the importance of continuing professional development and tries to incorporate it into her spare time as much as possible. Outside of work Rebecca enjoys an active life attending the gym, enjoying camping weekends and socializing with friends.

Practice staff

  • Jaqui Nash

    Practice Manager

    Jaqui has over two decades experience managing in the health care sector.  Taking over the Leckhampton practice in October 2017, Jaqui and her team will ensure you receive a friendly welcome and a bespoke, caring approach to your dental care needs.

    Jaqui is known for her frequent hair colour changes – what colour will it be next we wonder?!! As well as spending time with her family and friends, Jaqui enjoys going to Zumba and writing short stories.

Bupa Dental Care Cheltenham

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