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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Dora Lengyel

Dental Practitioner
BDS (Plym) 2011
BSc (Hons), Cert MOS RCS (Eng)
GDC No. 212461

Dora came to the UK to study Science at the University of Bristol. Looking for a challenging, hands-on career she moved to Plymouth to complete her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at Peninsula Dental School in 2011. Her restorative skills shone through and she won the Undergraduate prize for crown and bridge: this continues to be an area of keen interest.

Dora has been with Portman group since 2016 and her passion lies in providing minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry, enhancing smiles additively without damage. Not only is Dora interested in making smiles beautiful, Dora has furthered her training to provide facial aesthetics through anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Providing Facial aesthetic treatments complement Dora’s skills and knowledge as a dentist. Dora believes nobody is too old to improve the way they look if they wish. A natural smile and more youthful appearance improve anyone’s confidence which can transform people’s lives.

People often think invasive treatments are always necessary to improve their smile but it is often not the case. Dora’s keen interests is transforming smiles and straightening teeth without the need for conventional wire braces through Invisalign treatment. This is a popular, minimally intrusive way to improve the smile with barely visible aligners.

Further Advanced post graduate training by the Dawson Academy in Functional Smile Design has enabled Dora to achieve predictable aesthetic results through digital modelling and imagery. Allowing her patients to glimpse that ultimate transformation even before it has begun.

Dora’s other main skill is oral surgery, improving her surgical skills gaining a certificate in Minor Oral Surgery department from The Royal College of Surgeons. Then continued to develop her skills further still by gaining her Foundation in Implant Dentistry.

Dora enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. Having gained valuable experience working in several successful dental practices in Cornwall she brings a wealth of experience to Portman and our patients.

Outside of dentistry, Dora enjoys spending time with her horse competing with the local riding club in dressage, showjumping and eventing.

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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.

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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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.

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Helen Miller

Decon Dental Nurse
National Certificate NEBDN 1998
GDC no. 111232

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

I joined the Practice as receptionist in 2016 following some time off to compete my family. I had previous experience working in a Dental setting and had always worked directly with people which was what I enjoyed the most. I was promoted to Deputy Manager in 2018 and last year accepted the Practice manager role. I could not be more happy to be working alongside such a fantastic team of caring and hard working people and am excited for what the future may bring running the practice here at Bath Dental Excellence.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my two children and learning about health and fitness.

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Georgina Smedley

Receptionist

I have been working at Bath Dental Excellence since May 2016 as part of the reception team. I enjoy the chance to engage with our patients, some of whom I get to know really well as the months go by. I feel lucky to work alongside a great team of professionals.

Out of work I enjoy making use of my art studio, putting to use my experience and qualifications in art and illustration. I enjoy pen and ink sketching and painting in most mediums, the bigger the canvas for me the more exciting!

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Alex Boulton

Receptionist

Alex joined our Reception team at the end of August 2019 after returning to work following the birth of her son.

She has worked as a dental receptionist for over 10 years and enjoys working within a team to provide excellent customer service to every patient

Outside of work, Alex enjoys spending time with her family, socialising with friends and horse riding.

Rosie Kerr

Receptionist

Rosie joined our Reception team in September 2020. She is based across two Portman Healthcare practices in Bath so spends her working week with us as well at Edgar Buildings Dental & Implant Clinic.

Rosie loves welcoming all of our patients and getting to know them all. She is passionate about working in a dentistry setting alongside our team of professionals.

Outside of work, Rosie enjoys socialising with friends and family. She has two cats called Pickles & Rocket, who keep her busy outside of work.

Denisa Bandrabur

Receptionist

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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