01934 742259 Cheddar Dental Practice, Holmleigh, The Barrows, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3BE cheddardentalpractice@btconnect.com

BDS B’Ham 2003 - Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri - GDC 82031

Vinay joined the practice in 2003 and completed his postgraduate foundation year in Cheddar. He since stayed on and eventually, with his wife, took over the practice in 2015. Vinay is a member of the Somerset Local Dental Committee. He is also a foundation dentist trainer and has been mentoring and supporting young dentists since 2009.

Vinay enjoys all aspects of general dentistry.

In his spare time he is kept busy with his young family.

MR VINAY SHAH Dentists holding NHS Contracts

BDS Bristol 1998 - Mon to Wed - GDC 74323

Associate dentist working 3 days per week. Lucy qualified from Bristol University in 1998 and came to Cheddar in 2002 having worked previously in Bath and Bristol. Lucy lives with her husband and two children.

BDS  Bristol 2009 - Thurs and Friday - GDC no. 178049

Emily qualified from Bristol University in 2009. She previously worked at a practice in Keynsham. She is very understanding and caring towards nervous patients. She especially enjoys treating children. Emily’s interests include film and graphic novels.

BDS Bristol 2002 MFGDP(UK) 2006 - Mon to Fri - GDC 80548

Warren first joined our practice in 2012 as a locum and in 2016 he returned to us on a permanent contract. He is a keen amatuer cook in his spare time away from the practice.

BDS Bristol 2016 - Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri - GDC 265158

We were delighted that Lacie decided to stay with us after her year as a Foundation Dentist. Having previously worked as a dental technician Lacie enjoys all aspects of restorative dentistry, and also works as a Forensic Dentist for the Avon and Somerset area.

DDH & T - Tuesdays and Fridays - GDC 189201

Lynne qualified as a dental hygienist / dental therapist in 2010 from Bristol University School of Dental Hygiene. She believes in using a “gently, gently” approach when cleaning teeth and together with her calm, quiet manner Lynne has convinced many nervous patients of the benefits of having regular appointments with a hygienist.

Mrs Jane Bardle - Experienced - GDC 107603

Mrs Jacqueline Rees - NEBDN 2005  -  GDC 108633

Mrs Caroline Craddock - NEBDN 2011 - GDC 225212

Mrs Karen Haskins - NEBDSA 1990 - GDC 137039

Mrs Kayleigh Bushell - NEBDN 2010 - GDC 202103

Tanisha Birch DN Level 3QCF - GDC 293061

Beverley Martin NEBDN - GDC 216095

Claire Hargreaves NEBDN - GDC 157675


Registered Dental Nurses

Diane, Caroline and Sally share the week on the front desk. Their smiles and cheerful attitude help to make patients feel welcome. Trudy and Jacqui may also be seen on reception when the regulars are away.

Dental Hygenists

“ The dentists and staff adhere to the rules governing the dental profession and all clinical staff are registered with the General Dental Council”

Registered Dental Nurses Reception Staff


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DDH  - Mondays - GDC123189

Sandra qualified as a dental hygienist in 2019 after studying at Bristol University, having spent many years in the dental profession. Sandra believes that it is never too late to discover the benefits of excellent oral hygiene. Her thorough and enthusiastic approach encourages patients to maintain a high standard of oral care within their own homes. 

DDH & T - Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays - GDC 174120

Hannah qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2005 winning the Gold Award as the “outstanding candidate of the year”. She has a dual qualification as a hygienist /dental therapist from Bristol University School of Dental Hygiene (2009). Hannah strives to help her patients achieve a good level of oral health and believes every patient should be taught how to care for their mouths properly. Outside of work Hannah is kept busy with her young family.