Our dental team is expertly trained and is devoted to providing personalised attention and unparalleled dental care to every patient. All our team members are trained to a high level with the skills and experience to accomplish your dental goals. They are also trained and have knowledge of the most up-to-date general and cosmetic dental procedures. They are committed to lifelong learning and constant improvement of their clinical skills and practices.


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Christopher Manlow

BDS LOND 1989, MFGDP(UK) 1998, MGDS RCS ENG 2000(UK) GDC 65164

Mr Manlow qualified from Guy's Dental Hospital in 1989, and has had experience in all fields of general practice since. He has further qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons reflecting his special interest in general practice dentistry, and has recently been awarded the Royal College of Surgeons Diploma in Implant Dentistry. He taught both restorative dentistry and primary care dentistry to undergraduates of Kings College London between 2010 and 2017, both at Guy's Dental School and the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy.  He is also a qualified coach mentor for dentists.

He enjoys continuing to develop and add to his dentistry skills, and maintains memberships in the Faculty of General Dental Practice of the Royal College of Surgeons, the British Society of Periodontology and the British Dental Health Foundation.

Providing practical solutions for dental health is a passion with him, as is seeing his patients' mouths transformed in health, function and beauty. He now provides non-surgical facial treatments in addition to general dentistry.

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Andrew Pugsley


Mr Pugsley qualified in 1996 from University of Witswatersrand Johannesburg. He has practised in general dental practice since, and has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry.

He attends many postgraduate courses in order to keep up with latest developments and innovations in dentistry. He enjoys providing a high quality of dentistry in as a relaxing and stress free environment as possible. He is married and has two children and enjoys kite surfing.

Dental Nurses

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Kerrie Vacher

National Certificate NEBDN 1998 GDC 135058

Kerrie began dental nursing in 1992 and qualified in 1996 and has worked in both NHS and private practices. 

She has found private practice more enjoyable and has broadened her knowledge and skills within dentistry. 

Kerrie has been part of the Ocean Dentalcare team since it's first day!

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Molly Robinson

Diploma Level 3 Dental Nurse GDC 303458

Molly has been qualified since 2022 as a dental nurse and may be found with us Monday - Thursday when you may see her using her receptionist skills as well as dental nursing. Molly particularly enjoys chairside nursing putting patients at ease. She hope to eventually move to become a Dental Hygienist. Molly is an pub quizmaster and avid baker and enjoys producing culinary delights to rival the GBBO!

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Gemma Woodford

NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2011 GDC 213114

Gemma began her dental career in 2008 and qualified in 2011. She has been working as a receptionist in a fast-paced NHS practice for 12 years.

Gemma joined us to enhance her dental nursing skills and take a more patient focused approach and enjoys all aspects of dentistry.

Outside of work, Gemma enjoys travelling, socialising with friends and family, and weight training.

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Jessica Harding

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015 GDC 261929

Jessica has experience with anxious and nervous patients and very much enjoys ensuring this experience is used to make them feel comfortable.

She enjoys going to Cornwall, surfing and paddleboarding.


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Kayley Wells

BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Portsmouth 2016
Qual- Cert of Higher Education in Dental Nursing Portsmouth 2012
GDC 238744

Kayley works at Ocean Dentalcare on Tuesdays.  

Kayley started her career in dentistry as a Dental Nurse in 2011, working in both the NHS and Private dental sectors before pursuing her dream of becoming a Dental Hygienist and Therapist. She successfully completed her training at The University of Portsmouth with a BSc Hons in 2016. Kayley always strives to achieve outstanding dental hygiene care and oral health advice for all of her patients. In her free time, she enjoys going to local comedy and music shows as well as swimming to keep fit.

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Kelly Taylor

Dip Dent Hygiene Lond 2003
GDC 6298

Kelly works at Ocean Dentalcare on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Kelly trained at King's College, London and qualified as a dental hygienist in 2003, achieving the 'Best Clinician' Award in her graduating year.  Kelly is also qualified to take dental radiographs and has an NVQ in Oral Health Education.  Kelly regularly attends hygiene meetings and conferences and has continued her professional development. Kelly is registered with the GDC and is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy.  Kelly enjoys family life and enjoys netball, skiing, cycling and dog walking.

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Donna Hicks

Diploma Dental Hygiene Lond 2005
GDC 6715

Donna worked a dental nurse originally for 9 years within general dental practices and community dental.  It was after working with a Hygienist in community that Donna decided this was the job for her. She went back to college and then off to Uni and trained as a dental Hygienist at King's Guys and St Thomas's London where she qualified in 2005.

In total Donna has 26 years working within dentistry and has a wide range of experience, she also worked with a gum specialist just after qualifying for a few years this seems to be her special interest.

She lives in Dorset with her Husband Tim and two dogs Albert and Basil. Her interests are walks with her dogs, music and she has a special interest with art and is currently doing a water colour botanical art course which she enjoys very much.

She looks forward to welcoming you for your Hygiene appointment and is enjoying being a part of the team at Ocean Dentalcare.

Gabrielle Craddock

Diploma in Dental Hygiene London 1995
GDC 4821

I started my career in dentistry as Dental Nurse in 1991 in Bournemouth, coming straight from school to work in the private sector. In 1993 I moved to London to train as a Hygienist at the Royal London Hospital which I successfully completed in 1995.

Since then I have worked in General Practice for 29 years whilst bringing up two boys and a short break working for Public Health England as Health Practitioner.

I consider myself to be dedicated and specialise in the care and treatment of nervous patients.

In my spare time I love the outdoors, travelling, walking and socialising with friends and family.


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Laura Foice

Laura joins us with experience in customer care, both in the NHS and Private sector of dentistry. She enjoys the challenge of ensuring our patients are satisfied with their experience at Ocean Dentalcare from initial contact onwards.

In her spare time Laura enjoys exercising and dance. She is currently on maternity leave enjoying her new family!

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Jessica Harding

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015 GDC 261929

Jessica joins us with extensive experience as both receptionist and a qualified dental nurse and may be seen both in and out of surgery! She enjoys going to Cornwall, surfing and paddleboarding

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Victoria Logan

Victoria has plenty of reception experience and very much enjoys her face- to -face role as part-time receptionist. In her free time she enjoys sea swimming, walking and spending time with her family.