• Dr Andrew John Pugsley

    Associate Dentist (Monday and Thursday) BDS University of Witwatersrand 1996 | GDC Reg No. 72725

    Academic: Qualified in Johannesburg, South Africa 1996
    Previous practices: South Africa, New Milton and Bournemouth
    Previous positions held: Associate in general practice in South Africa, New Milton and Boots Dentalcare in Bournemouth. Locum for Optical Express/The Dental Clinic all over the UK.Other positions: Partner in private practice in Bournemouth.Andrew moved from South Africa to England in 1997 and lives in East Dorset with his wife and two young children. He enjoys spending time with his family, walking the dog, camping, BBQs, tennis and motorcycling.

  • Dr Serena Mary McKenna

    Associate Dentist (Tuesday and Friday) BDS (London) 1990 | GDC Reg No. 65592

    Academic: Qualified at Guy’s Dental Hospital in London in 1990.
    Previous practices: Serena has been working in General Practice since she qualified, firstly in Bromley and then Cranleigh. She returned to Bournemouth, where she grew up, in 2001 and worked in a busy practice there for several years. For the last five years Serena has been working in a private practice in Poole. Serena is committed to adding to her skills and knowledge and regularly attends postgraduate courses. She finds treating anxious patients especially rewarding and enjoys watching them become relaxed and confident about having dental care. Serena is married with two sons who keep her busy but enjoys cooking, walking, films and playing the piano.

  • Dr Shahin Sheykhzadeh

    Specialist Orthodontist (Wednesday Only) DMD Bucharest 1997 | GDC Reg No. 233633

    Academic: Qualified as a dentist in Romania in 1997 and as a Specialist Orthodontist in 2000. Registered as a dentist and a Specialist Orthodontist with the General Dental Council, London.
    Previous positions held: Apart from working as part of our team, Shahin also works at a dental practice in Poole and has previously worked in Romania and Iran, and was for some years the Head of Orthodontics at a dental clinic in Tehran.

    We are delighted to have Dr Shahin Sheykhzadeh working with us as our new Specialist Orthodontist. Shahin is Persian and comes from northern Iran close to the Caspian Sea. He speaks several languages including English, Farsi, Romanian and some Turkish. With 15 years of experience in both the private and public sector, Shahin offers his patients high quality orthopaedic and orthodontic therapies, which include fixed and removable braces to treat crowded teeth, deal with functional problems, skeletal anomalies and Orthosurgical issues. Where appropriate, he is happy to include unobtrusive Invisalign and Lingual systems as treatment options. He is confident of being able to resolve orthodontic problems in people of all ages and where necessary, adopt new methods or complicated treatment plans. Currently living in Bournemouth, he is an animal lover, enjoys interior design and cooking international cuisine and whilst in Iran, was involved in charities supporting poor, disadvantaged and abandoned children.

  • Dr Sue Evans

    Dentist (by appointment only)

  • Dr Theo Tamas

    Implant and Oral Surgery Dentist (Thursday and Friday) DMD Timisoara 2006, DipImpDent RCS (Eng) Adv Cert | GDC Reg No. 208068

    Dr Tamas qualified as a Dentist in Timisoara in 2006. After working for a while in Romania he moved to the UK and has been practicing in the South West of England since 2012 consolidating his skills in general dental practice.

    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 from 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.


  • Julie Pardoe

    Dental Hygienist CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1984 | GDC Reg No. 2784

    Academic: Qualified at Bristol Dental Hospital as a Dental Nurse in 1981, senior Dental Nurse on the Othodontic department 1982-1983. Qualified as a Dental Hygienist 1984 and worked as staff Hygienist at Bristol Dental Hospital until moving to Weymouth in 1987.Postions held: Julie works in various local dental practices and enjoys helping patients to achieve and maintain good oral health. She regularly attends national conferences and local postgraduate courses.Julie has been a member of Preston Pantomime Group since 1993, which raises money for local charities each year. She also is a member of Dorchester Rock Choir, enjoys ballroom dancing, walking and badminton.

  • Dawn Michelle Williams

    Dental Hygienist Registered under S36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2009 | GDC Reg No. 183150

    Michelle originates from Texas where she qualified in 2003 at Texas State Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene.

    Her passion is nutrition and she believes in a more holistic approach to dental diseases, i.e. putting the mouth back into the body. She has a reputation of having a very calming manner, is excellent with the nervous patient and can offer varying forms of anaesthetic, thus making the hygiene experience more comfortable. She is a member of the British Society of Periodontology and the British Society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists.

    Michelle enjoys participating in amateur dramatics, loves all kinds of music, taking long walks with her husband and dogs, cooking fresh, clean, healthy food and reading extensively both about nutrition as well as fiction. At the moment Michelle is undertaking a certification in Primal/Palaeolithic nutrition and health.

  • Casey Murphy

    Hygienist GDC Reg No. 205311 | Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2011, Foundation Degree in Oral Health Science University of Essex 2017

Dental Nurses

  • Emma Smith

    Trainee Dental Nurse

    Emma has been working at the practice since November 2015, and is training to become a full qualified Dental Nurse. She hopes to complete her training and pass all of her exams by December 2017. Emma enjoys many sports such as Badminton and Netball as well as Travelling and catching up with friends.

  • Gemma Flower

    Dental Nurse & Receptionist National Diploma in Dental Nursing 2017 | GDC Reg No. (TBC)

    Gemma joined the practice in 2015 & has very recently passed her National Diploma in Dental Nursing. Gemma has really enjoyed her studies so far & hopes to continue with her studies in different areas of dentistry. When not at work Gemma loves shopping, spending time with family & friends & attending fitness classes. 

  • Helaina Kelly

    Dental Nurse GDC No. 259900 Qualification: Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2014.

    Helaina has been at the practice since September 2013. She enjoys walking her dogs, going to the gym and travelling as much as possible.

  • Barbara Scaglione

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 115565 | Verified experience in Dental Nursing

  • Lydia Roberts

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 269253 | Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017

  • Victoria Barnes

    Dental Nurses GDC Reg No. 275418 | National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2017

Practice staff

  • Suzanne Gillett

    Practice Manager

Bupa Dental Care Poundbury

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