About Us

Newquay Dental Centre provides both NHS and private dental care in Newquay, Cornwall.

About Us

Newquay Dental Centre provides both NHS and private dental care.

Committed to making you feel at ease

Our practice is run by a dedicated team led by Stuart Williams BDS and Maria Gonzalo GDP together with their highly trained and caring dental nurses and support staff. The whole team is actively committed to ongoing professional development.

Our surgery is comfortable and modern, it is well equipped with up to date equipment to ensure a high standard of treatment for all patients.
At Newquay Dental Centre we offer comprehensive NHS care for the whole family, together with specialised care. We are a patient orientated practice and appreciate that anxiety about dental care is not uncommon.

We aim to help you overcome any anxieties you may have, help you achieve a healthy mouth and give you the essential knowledge to prevent problems arising in the future.

Accreditations & Associations

Meet our team of experts

Dentists

Dr Maria Gonzalo

GDP, Dentist

GDC Number: 175318

Country of Qualification: Spain

Maria qualified as a dentist in 2006 in Madrid. She loves to travel, and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English. After spending three years in London, Maria joined our Practice in September 2011, becoming a partner of the practice in 2015.

Maria is very good with nervous patients and is passionate about giving her patients confident smiles. To this end, in 2017 she expanded her skill set to become an Invisalign provider, giving all our patients the choice of a more discreet orthodontic treatment.

She is married with a little boy. In her spare time, Maria loves to walk and socialise with her friends and family.

GDC Number: 75895

Country of Qualification: UK

Stuart qualified in 1999 at Manchester University. Following his one year’s vocational training he began work in Manchester before moving to Australia. He has worked in NHS and Private practices both in Australia and the UK. Stuart is a keen sportsman, having played rugby professionally. He enjoys surfing and is married with two daughters.

Stuart started working at Newquay Dental Centre in 2009, and in 2013 he became a partner in the business. He has gained additional skills and is now able to place dental implants.

Dr Stuart Williams

BDS, Dentist

Dr Christopher Munn

BDS, Dentist

GDC Number: 82243

Country of Qualification: UK

He qualified in 2003 from Dundee University and also works as a Speciality Doctor in Oral and Facial Surgery at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro.

Christopher practices all aspects of general dentistry and has particular interest in oral surgery, oral medicine and implants. He also enjoys getting into the sea when he can, and is fortunately much better at dentistry than he is at surfing.

Dental Therapists

Michaela Skewes

Dental Therapist

GDC Number: 175488

Country of Qualification: UK

Michaela has worked in dentistry since 2006. She started as a dental nurse and gained her National Certificate in 2008. She then gained extra qualifications in Oral Health Education and Radiography.

She studied dual diplomas in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy in Salford Dental School. She qualified in March 2017 and was awarded the highest academic achievement award in her year group.

Once qualified, Michaela moved back to Cornwall and started working as a dental therapist and hygienist in private practices in Penzance and Camborne, before joining Newquay Dental Centre in August 2017.

In her free time, Michaela likes walking with her dogs and partner, keeping fit and socialising with her friends and family.

GDC Number: 242617

Country of Qualification: UK

Clare started dental nursing in 2011 and then went on to train as a dental therapist, qualifying with honours and distinction from Birmingham University in 2017. Since qualifying she has worked in both general practice and the community dental service, gaining valuable experience in treating patients with special needs.

She is passionate about oral health education and holistic care. Her focus is on ensuring patients have the knowledge and motivation to maintain a healthy mouth.

In her spare time, she enjoys camping, walking, paddle boarding and spending time with her family.

Clare Briggs

Dental Therapist

Victoria Augier

Dental Therapist

GDC Number: 171264

Country of Qualification: UK

Victoria started dental nursing in 2001 before attending Newcastle Dental School. She gained the dual qualification in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, qualifying in 2008. Since then, Victoria has worked in a number of NHS and private practices around Cornwall. She has also worked as a dental therapist for the Community Dental Service, mainly treating patients with severe dental anxiety and phobias.

Victoria is very passionate about creating a positive dental experience for her patients, in a more relaxed way, whilst also giving patients the tools and knowledge to have a healthy mouth.

When Victoria is not at work she is kept very busy with her young family and dogs, enjoying the great Cornish outdoors.

Dental Nurses / Reception

GDC Number: 215922

Country of Qualification: UK

Sara has been working at Newquay Dental Centre since August 2009. She gained her Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2012 and then qualified as a TAQA assessor in 2013.

Sara is now the practice manager and she enjoys keeping the busy dental practice running smoothly.

In her spare time Sara loves reading, watching films or walking on the local beaches with her partner and their two dogs.

Sara Collins

Practice Manager

Keri Bowles

Senior Dental Nurse RDN

GDC Number: 142880

Country of Qualification: UK

Keri started working at Newquay Dental Centre in March 2013. Since the age of 16 Keri has worked in many practices across the south of the country gaining experience and knowledge in many aspects of dentistry. Most recently spending 5 years working alongside a high end cosmetic dentist based in Truro.

Following a 3 year break from dentistry Keri is glad to be working within the NHS again providing a service for the local community. She has now taken on extra responsibility to become our senior dental nurse.

When not running around after her little boy George, Keri enjoys playing tennis, trips to the theatre and relaxing with a good book.

Michelle joined the practice as a dental receptionist in April 2019.

After 8 years in retail management, she is really enjoying the change of career and is keen to train as a dental nurse with us in the future.

She loves living in Cornwall, spending time on the beach and exploring the beautiful county. In her spare time, she sees herself as a bit of a global gypsy. She loves to travel far and wide, experiencing different cultures and surfing (really badly!)

Michelle Marks

Receptionist

Casey Cater

Casey Cater

Receptionist

GDC Number: 276492

Country of Qualification: UK

Casey joined the practice as a dental receptionist in March 2022.

Casey started her career in the dental industry in 2016 as a trainee, qualifying as a level 3 registered dental nurse in 2018. Casey has recently made the move from dental nurse to dental receptionist as she feels this is where her strengths lie and where she is happiest.

When Casey isn’t sat behind our front desk, she will be found spending time with her young son, at the gym or sipping cocktails in the sun.

GDC Number: 267842

Country of Qualification: UK

Becki joined our team in January 2017 She started working as a dental nurse in 1993 and successfully qualified with the National Examining Board. After taking time out to have a family and a career change, Becki returned to dental nursing in 2012, qualifying again with a Level 3 City + Guilds Diploma in Dental nursing. She is also a qualified first aider.

Becki enjoys spending time with her husband, their 4 children and dog, as well as coastal and beach walking and socialising with friends.

Becki Eason

Dental Nurse RDN/Cert Rad

Victoria Hawken

Dental Nurse RDN/ Cert Rad

GDC Number: 252769

Country of Qualification: UK

Tori started working at Newquay Dental Centre in February 2011 and completed her qualification in Dental Nursing in August 2014.

She enjoys socialising with family and friends and has a variety of hobbies including Zumba, horse riding and walking. She also loves taking her Westie Hugo to dog agility classes.

GDC Number: 246364

Country of Qualification: UK

Louise joined our Newquay Dental Centre team in August 2018.

She qualified as a dental nurse in 2012 whilst working in Nottingham. She then moved to Cornwall in 2014 and has worked in several dental practices, gaining lots of experience in her chosen career.

In her spare time, Louise loves to sew, read and spend time with her family.

Louise Wheeldon

Dental Nurse RDN

Kim Tattersall

Dental Nurse RDN

GDC Number: 292841

Country of Qualification: UK

Kim is a true local, having lived her whole life in the St Columb Minor area. Since leaving school she has worked in the hospitality industry, but wanting a change of career and fresh challenges, Kim joined our Newquay Dental Centre team in September 2018.

Kim is married with two young children. She has a special interest in children’s dentistry and hopes to use her Early Years qualification to help put our younger patients at ease.

In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as listening to music and visiting the theatre.

GDC Number: 250265

Country of Qualification: UK

Gemma joined our Newquay dental centre team in September 2021 after recently moving to Newquay from Suffolk. She started working as a dental nurse in 2012 and qualified with a level 3 city and guilds diploma in 2014.

Gemma enjoys spending her free time with her husband, their 2 boys and their dog and they are all very much enjoying exploring their new home town.

Gemma Aschettino

Dental Nurse RDN

Alicia Brown

Trainee Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 

Country of Qualification: 

Alicia joined Newquay Dental Centre in July 2021. She started her dental nurse apprenticeship in September 2021 and is keen to gain her level 3 Diploma. She loves working in surgery and putting her studies into practice.

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