Our team

The high quality of the care we provide reflects the expertise and experience of our staff.

We are proud of our dedicated team.

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Aron B. Balkin

BDS, MSc.

GDC no. 56764

Dr. Balkin qualified in 1982 from Glasgow University. He went on to do a postgraduate certificate course at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York, and later gained a master’s degree in Periodontology from Guy’s Hospital in London. He continues to attend postgraduate courses and conferences and completed a year long course in cosmetic dentistry. His special interests include preventative techniques and the treatment of gum disease. He is a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the British Society of Periodontology, and the Alpha Omega international dental fraternity and has been the principal dentist at the practice since 1990. Married, with five children, he comments that ‘home life is never dull!

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Melanie Maher

GDC no. 129444

Before entering the world of dentistry, Melanie had experienced working in a medical practice. When Aron took over the practice, Melanie had already been here a month (and so Melanie is actually the senior member of staff by chronology!) They have been working together as a team ever since. Melanie is invariably the one with the common sense and the one who translates from Aron’s Glaswegian mumblings.

 

Philippa Dredge

RDH

GDC no. 213065

Pippa, our dental hygienist, originally qualified in the Royal Navy. Since then she has worked in both the military services and in general practice and both at sea as well as on land.

A highly talented professional, she is originally from Newcastle and among her skills she includes being fluent in Farsi (learnt after leaving her home town). She has attended many postgraduate courses focusing on preventative dentistry, and is dedicated to updating her knowledge and professional skills. She is gentle and caring, being exceptionally gifted at dealing with nervous patients.

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