Meet the team
Mr Justin Nuttall
General Dental Practitioner (GDC: 71730)
Justin qualified 1996 from Cardiff University and was a co-founder of Axminster Dental Practice in 1999. He has been involved in training newly qualified Dentists for 15 years and also undergraduate teaching for the last 4 years at The Peninsula School of Dentistry. In 2012 he gained a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
He believes in treating people as you would like to be treated yourself. To provide treatment in a calm and relaxed way, helping to reduce dental anxiety. He has an interest in more complex dental cases including tooth wear and problems with dentures.
- 1996 | BDS Wales
- 2012 | Dip Rest Dent RCS London
- 2012 | PGCDE Bedfordshire
Dr Timothy Hodges
General Dental Practitioner (GDC: 176431)
Tim qualified from Cardiff University in 2009 and immediately joined the Axminster Dental Practice. In November 2011 Tim became a partner with Justin and together they designed and had built the state of the art premesis they are in today. He also works as Secretary for the Local Dental Committee and since 2014 has been a trainer for newly qualified dentists.
Born in Honiton and grew up locally, Tim understands the importance of our community and looking after their best interests. His main aim is pain free dentistry; he has a firm belief that with the correct technique and patience, visiting the dentist should not need to be an unpleasant experience.
Tim is also trained in Invisalign for straightening teeth with clear, comfortable aligners. If you are interested in this please ask at reception to book in for a free Invisalign consultation.
2009 | BDS (Hons) Cardiff
2013 | PGCME Wolverhampton
Dr Parth Patel
General Dental Practitioner
Parth graduated with a BSc (honours) in Medical Biochemistry at Leeds in 2013 and continued his studies in Hungary to gain his DMD, Doctor of Dental Medicine, in 2018. He joined the practice in the summer of 2018, and has since then enjoyed life in the South West and decided to continue on with the practice in a more permanent position.
Parth is very interested in honing various skills throughout his career. He especially enjoys restorative and cosmetic dentistry. His interests in keeping up with new literature and technology allows him to provide his patients with the high-quality care they deserve. His jolly attitude and giggle are not only recognised everywhere in the building but also brighten his working environment for everyone he interacts with.
Dr Ellis Pheasant
General Dental Practitioner (GDC: 295608)
Ellis qualified from Plymouth University in 2021and joined the practice in the same year.
She prides herself for her compassionate approach to put patients at ease. She understands that dental appointments can be difficult for some but has a proven track record of alleviating anxiety with her gentle and friendly manner.
Ellis plans to complete further training in operative dentistry, to complement her passion for general dentistry.
Dr Josh Chappelow
General Dental Practitioner
Dental hygiene and therapy
Mrs Anna Messom
Anna has worked in dentistry for 10 years, graduating from the University of Bristol in 2020 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene (Distinction). A local girl who has lived in the South West for over 30 years Anna joined the practice in August 2020.
Anna has a keen interest in developing her skills through continued online learning and face to face teaching, as well as keeping up to date with research and techniques which allow her to support her patients with their oral health in an understanding and patient manner.
2020 | Dip Hyg Bristol
Miss Jemma Sparks
Jemma originally worked as a Dental Nurse for a number of years before securing a placement at Plymouth University to study Dental Hygiene and Therapy.
Jemma graduated with a BSc Hons (Merit) in Dental Hygiene Therapy in 2023. Since then Jemma has joined Axminster Dental Practice, working 4 days a week.
In Jemma’s spare time she enjoys exploring the countryside with her Spinger Spaniel – Mango, and renovating her first home with her fiancé.
2023 | BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy University of Plymouth
Axminster Dental Practice
Weycroft Avenue, Axminster, Devon. EX13 5HU
Monday: 08:45 – 18:00
Tues – Thurs: 08:45 – 17:00
Friday: 08:45 – 16:00
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
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