Meet the team

At Bath Dental Excellence our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, our experienced dentists and team of nurses and receptionists, work together, using the latest technology to provide the best dental care, techniques and client care. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


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Edward M Boursin

Dental Surgeon
BChD (Leeds) 1990, FDS RCPS (Glasgow) 1995, MSc (Rest Dent), Dip Imp Dent(Advanced Cert) (RCS Eng)
GDC No. 65870

Edward qualified from Leeds University in 1990 and since has been committed to further post-graduate education, acquiring the highly respected additional qualifications:

* Fellow of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Physicians, and Surgeons in Oral Facial Surgery
* Master of Science Degree in Restorative Dentistry
* Masters Level Diploma in Implant Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons England
* Advanced Certificate in Bone Grafting related to Implant Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons England.

He has also attended numerous post-graduate courses around the world, receiving tuition and gaining vast experience from some of the world’s leading clinicians in the fields of Implant, Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. In addition, Edward regularly lectures and provides mentoring for dentists, who wish to gain greater understanding and experience in these areas.

The basis of Edward's care is always patient-centred. Upon getting a clear understanding of an individual’s wishes and requirements, the possible solutions are fully discussed, following which treatment is then undertaken.

Edward has been providing Advanced Restorative, Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry since 1996 and the excellent results he achieves has produced a loyal following from patients and referring dentists alike.

Edward is one of the most highly qualified and experienced restorative dentists in Bath and the surrounding area. He runs two referral clinics in Bath and Winchester, accepting referrals for all aspects of Restorative, Implant and Surgical Dentistry, from many dentists across the South West and beyond.

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Grahem Meharg

Dental Practitioner - General, Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry.
BDS (Lond) 1986, LDS RCS (Eng.) 1986, DPDS
GDC No. 61007

Grahem qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1987 and worked as a general dentist in London before moving to Bath in 2009. Grahem joined Portman Healthcare in Bath in 2015. In 2012 Grahem completed a three year Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies in Bristol, and enjoys keeping up to date with the latest techniques and developments in materials and treatments while regularly attends training courses to further his abilities, improve his skills and be able to offer a wider choice of treatments to his patients. Grahem’s special interest is in providing a friendly, stress-free dental environment for both adults and children alike. Whilst Grahem offers all aspects of general dental care, sound preventative dentistry is the cornerstone of his approach.

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Ines Forte

Dental Practitioner with specialist interest in Periodontology
Specialist in Periodontics LMD (Lisbon) 2006, MClinDent Perio, MRD RCS (Eng)
GDC No. 105393

After graduating from the Egas Moniz Health Sciences Institute in Lisbon, Portugal in 2006, Ines gained invaluable experience in general dentistry as a General Dental Practitioner for 3 years in Birmingham.

Thereafter Ines undertook 3-year specialist training focusing on Periodontology and Implant dentistry at the world renowned Eastman Dental Institute, UCL (University College London), gaining the Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Ines was also awarded a Certificate in Periodontology by the European Federation of Periodontology.

In the field of advanced gum disease treatment Ines has extensive experience in non-surgical and surgical treatment of periodontal disease. Part of her expertise in this field includes conventional and regenerative periodontal surgery using the most advanced, scientifically tested and safe biomaterials. Ines is also experienced in the re-constructive and cosmetic aspects of periodontal (plastic) surgery.Ines’ passion and commitment to practicing the highest level of dentistry based on her experience, qualifications and academic background has earnt her a loyal following of patients and referring dentists.

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Peter Dzhurkov

Dental Practitioner
DDM (Sofia) 2001
GDC No. 113156

After completing his Master of Dentistry at the Medical University of Sofia in Bulgaria, Peter returned home to start a private dental practice, working alongside his wife Pavlina. The running of their successful family practice from 2001 until 2007 was only briefly interrupted when Peter joined the Arms Forces as National Service.

In 2007 Peter was head-hunted for the ADP dental practice in Tewksbury, Gloucestershire. With a love for all things English, he accepted the position and relocated to the UK with his family. A year later he was offered a role in Bradford on Avon. Peter and his family made the city of Bath their permanent home and Peter took on the role at the Associate Health Centre Dental Practice in BoA, where he stayed on as a practitioner for the next decade.

Alongside his work in Bradford on Avon, Peter oversaw the NHS Dental Mentoring Programme at Rodden Road Dental Practice in Frome between 2011 and 2014. There, he offered training, supervision, and support to newly qualified dentists and those relocating to the UK from abroad.

With over 13 years of general dentistry in the UK under his belt, Peter has acquired invaluable and versatile experience.

Since 2019, Peter’s skills and expertise have benefitted patients at Diplomat House Dental Practice in the market town of Blandford Forum in Dorset and now we are delighted to welcome him to our team at Bath Dental Excellence.

Peter has a keen interest in Orthodontics and Restorative Dentistry. Over the years, he has undergone extensive training in these fields and has worked with different systems like ‘Six Month Smile’, ‘Clear Step’ and ‘Quick Straight Teeth’ ‘Clear correct'.

He loves working with vulnerable and anxious patients, dealing with preconceived fear and negative associations with dentistry which may stem from past events or traumatic childhood experiences.

In his spare time, Peter is an outdoor enthusiast and Bath Rugby supporter. Among his favourite pursuits are surfing, paddleboarding, Kickboxing and mountaineering.

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Jacqueline Simpson

Dental Hygienist
RDH (Cardiff) 1987, Dip DHE
GDC No. 3315

Jacqueline studied dental hygiene at Cardiff University Dental Hospital where she qualified in 1987. Jacqueline has since gained a Diploma in Dental Health Education and a teaching qualification. Jacqueline has worked with the Bath Dental Excellence team since 1991.

Jacqueline is dedicated to continuous professional development and regularly attends courses to keep up to date with the latest techniques and ideas in dentistry. Her wealth of experience in all aspects of preventive dentistry and her dedication to patient care has earned her a loyal following of patients.

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Kate Field

Dental Hygienist
EDH Dip DH 1997
GDC No. 5302

Kate joined the Royal Army Dental Corps in 1994 and qualified as a registered Dental Hygienist in 1997. During her 22 years in the Army she has served worldwide and treated patients of all nationalities and backgrounds, sometimes in the most demanding of situations.

She has been the driving force in the implementation of Oral Health Programmes for Forces children across Germany and has a keen interest in sports dentistry.

Kate is a great believer in the continuation of learning and has been busy qualifying in all aspects of dental hygiene skills including a BSc (Hons) in Dental Studies at the University of Central Lancashire which she hopes to gain by July 2016. She has worked closely and has extensive knowledge in the care and maintenance of all aspects of dentistry including Periodontics, Orthodontics, Oral surgery, Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Kate is particularly dedicated to providing oral health for the elderly and in particular dementia care and strives to provide a safe and happy environment for their dental care. She believes that every patient is an individual and as such no patient will have the same approach or treatment plan.

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Paula Jay

Dental Hygienist
EDH Dip DH RCS (Eng)
GDC No. 6455

Paula entered dentistry in 1994 after successfully replying to a job ad to become a Dental Nurse.

She moved to London in 2002 to further her career to become a Dental Hygienist and has since gained invaluable experience across General, Private, Hospital based, Domiciliary Care and Speciality practices.

She has a wealth of experience working with Children, patients with Implants & extensive restorations, Orthodontic patients, patients with Dental Phobia/Anxiety, Advanced Periodontal Disease, Oncology care & Oral Surgery, and those with Special Needs.

Paula calls upon her years of experience to holistically care and support her patients and their oral health, tailoring treatment specifically to an individual. She continually attends courses and workshops for professional development.

In addition Paula is a Smoking Cessation Advisor.

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Karen Little

Dental Nurse
Verified experience in Dental Nursing 1979
GDC No.119138

Karen studied to become a Dental Nurse in Durban, South Africa qualifying in 1979 and has been working at Bath Dental Excellence since 1994.

Karen is a highly experienced dental nurse within advanced restorative cosmetic dentistry and Implantology, and has completed advanced courses in Endodontics. Karen also has a keen interest in Periodontics and currently works alongside our Periodontist here at Bath Dental Excellence.

In her free time Karen is a keen gardener and enjoys cooking and baking and spending time with her family.

Natalie Ireland

Dental Nurse
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2011
GDC no. 218147

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Julie Boyette

Dental Nurse
National certificate NEBDN 2008
GDC No.136781

Julie trained to become a dental nurse in Bath.

Having worked at Bath Dental Excellence for over 20 years Julie provides both Grahem and the hygiene team with invaluable support during all aspects of routine and complex cosmetic treatment.

Kelly Spreadbury

Dental Nurse
National certificate 2010
GDC No.187998

Kelly Qualified in 2010 Bristol dental hospital. She Joined the practice Dec 2022 after gaining experience in London and Kent working with specialists in endodontics, restorative, periodontics and implantology. Kelly has also gained further qualification in radiography. Kelly works part time, the rest of the week is spent running around after her two year old.

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Helen Miller

Head receptionist
National Certificate NEBDN 1998

Helen qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1998 having worked in dentistry since 1983. Helen worked as a receptionist at Bath Dental Excellence from 2015 to 2017 and re-joined the team in 2020 as the Decontamination Nurse.

Outside of work Helen enjoys long country walks, knitting, and gardening.

Sharon Noonan

Treatment Planning Coordinator
Verified experience in Dental Nursing 2005
GDC No.141414

Sharon is a highly experienced dental nurse within the fields of implantology, advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Sharon's role at Bath Dental Excellence is primarily, to liaise closely with those patients who are embarking on complex advanced restorative treatments. Working alongside both the dentist and patient, Sharon uses her wealth of dental knowledge to ensure that the comprehensive treatment plans are fully understood every step of the way.

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Hayley White

CQC Registered Practice Manager

Hayley joined the Practice as receptionist in 2016 following some time off to compete her family. She had previous experience working in a Dental setting and had always worked directly with people which is what she enjoys the most. Hayley was promoted to Deputy Manager in 2018 and in 2019 accepted the Practice manager role. Hayley is thrilled to be working alongside such a fantastic team of caring and hardworking people and is excited for what the future may bring running the practice here at Bath Dental Excellence. Outside of work Hayley enjoy spending time with her two children and learning about health and fitness.

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Denisa qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2013 at South Thames College, London. At the moment she enjoys working as a receptionist and is our newest addition to our team. Outside of the work Denisa is the busy mom of two, who enjoys long walks and pencil sketches.

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Sarah Moorcroft-Ware


Sarah has been working in dentistry since 2014 as a receptionist and joined Bath Dental Excellence in 2021. She enjoys interaction with the general public and making sure patients get a welcoming experience when they come into the practice.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and going to the Theatre and Music festivals.

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Alexandra Boulton


Alex joined the reception team at Bath Dental Excellence in 2019 following the birth of her son and brought with her over 10 years of dental reception experience.

Alex enjoys spending time with patients and going the extra mile.

Out of work, Alex enjoys spending time with her son, family and friends.

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