• Murray Hawkins

    Lead Clinician GDC Reg. No: 59465 | B.D.S., D.G.D.P.R.C.S - Manchester

    Murray Qualified in 1984 and was voted Britain's Dentist of the Year in 2002. His special interests are cosmetic dentistry (his smile transformations were shortlisted for the 2009 and 2012 UK Aesthetic Dentistry Awards),'invisible' orthodontics and the treatment of nervous patients. He offers drill-free dentistry and comfortable 'Vibraject' local anaesthesia (see to learn more about this revolutionary system)

    His interests include - cooking, fishing, running, painting and growing vegetables.

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  • Bethan Fletcher

    Dentist GDC Reg. No: 72148 | BS(c) Hons Microbiology–Cardiff BDS–Cardiff Dent School

    Graduated in 1996 and completed my vocational training in 1997. I have worked in general practice since and have special interest in endodontics and orthodontics

  • Theo Tamas

    Dentist GDC Reg. No: 208068 | DMD, DipImpDent RCS (Eng)

    Theo is an experienced dental surgeon with a special interest in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. This led him to pursue two years of advanced training in Implantology at the Royal College of Surgeons London, in 2012. On graduation he has been awarded the prestigious Advanced Implant Diploma, considered to be the ‘Gold standard’ qualification in Implant Dentistry. This higher-level qualification covers bone grafting, sinus lifts as well as placing and restoring dental implants.

    Theo is extremely committed to his profession and has undertaken many years of post-graduate education. He keeps up with the very latest techniques and products to help ensure his patients receive the highest standards of clinical and personal care.

  • Jessica Speller

    Dentist GDC Reg No: 103876 | BSc (hons) BDS

    Jessica Speller qualified from Guys, Kings and St. Thomas’ in 2006 and was awarded the Jack Wheatley Carlton Hunter prize for outstanding patient care. Having lived and worked in Essex for a number of years she moved back to Wiltshire with her young family in 2014. Jessica has a calm and reassuring manner and has a keen interest in children’s oral health.


  • Philip Laws

    Dental Technician GDC Reg No. 112350 | Dip Clin Dent Tech RCS Eng 2007

    Philip qualified in 1986 with a BTEC National Diploma with Merit in Dental Technology from Southampton Tech. Then in 2003 he received a Diploma with Honours in Denturism from George Brown College of Arts and Technology and then Royal College of Surgeons London in 2007. Philip is experienced in both the clinical and technical aspects of denture production. He was born and bred in Poole, he enjoys family life with his wife and 3 grown up daughters.

    His interests include: Walking, DIY, cooking and motorcycling in the summer.


  • Valerie Cockell

    Hygienist GDC Reg. No: 693 | (RDH) Enrolled/registered Hygienist (1969), City and Guilds Further Adult Education Teaching certificate (1980), Corrective and preventive Body work: Spinal Touch and Orthobionomy (1986), Licentiate College of Homeopathy (LCH) 1990

    I live in Gillingham, Dorset with my husband.  We have two children and four grandchildren. 

    We moved to Dorset from London in 2003. Since 2005 I have enjoyed working with Murray Hawkins and the team.

    I graduated as a Dental Hygienist in 1969 from The Royal Dental Hospital/ St. Georges London.

    After graduation I worked in a London Periodontal practice.  I have also worked in the Periodontology Department at the London Hospital Whitechapel and other NHS and private practices in London and locally.

    In addition to hygiene, I am a qualified Homeopath and registered bodywork therapist.

    I like people.  I enjoy being happy, being with my family and friends, listening to music and going to the Theatre.  I keep fit by, walking, swimming and practicing Pilates.



  • Christy Lush

    Therapist GDC Reg. No: 258949 | Degree in Dental Hygiene and therapy BSc ( Hons) Cardiff University 2015

    I started working at the practice after completing a 2 week work experience program with Gillingham Comprehensive School in 2008.  Observing the dentists, Murray and Bethan, was extremely fascinating and rewarding it sparked my passion for a career in dentistry.  Whilst studying for my GCSEs and A Levels,

    I continued working part-time as a trainee dental nurse and later qualified with a Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2012. I have since graduated from Cardiff University with a Degree in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, this allows me to carry out treatments such as management and prevention of gum disease, fillings and tooth whitening.

    I keep up to date with the latest treatment methods by attending regular courses and reading dental journals.

Dental Nurses

  • Eve Stone

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg. No: 167668 | Nat Cert NEBDN 2008 – Passed with MERIT

    I have been a dental nurse for many years.  I am trained to do reception, CS and nursing and I have also spent a few years stock ordering and training (on and off) new staff. I feel I am a competent and very knowledgeable Nurse and have a great rapport with patients and staff alike.

    I have a sales background and I spent 5 years travelling the world where I learnt to be independent, organised and adaptable.

    My Hobbies include baking, walking and spending time with my family.

    I feel I am a confident, happy person, not scared of hard work and prepared to go the extra mile.

  • Zack Caunt

    Trainee Dental Nurse

    Currently, I am a Trainee Dental Nurse with an aim to go on to become a hygiene and therapist. I really enjoy talking to patients and having the chance to work with a great team.

    I have a passion for sport and music, and love going to a variety of sports events and festivals. I also enjoy relaxing and socialising with my friends.

  • Charlotte Snook

    Trainee Dental Nurse

    I have recently started an apprenticeship with Bupa as a trainee dental nurse and am looking forward to becoming a qualified dental nurse.

    Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends and travelling.

Practice staff

  • Jayne Delbridge

    Practice Manager

    I am a psychology graduate who joined Bupa in May 2016 after working in banking for 10 years. My focus has always been to maximise customer service and deliver a high standard always.

    In my spare time I instruct indoor cycling classes and love to socialise.

Bupa Dental Care Gillingham

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