Tewkesbury Dental are delighted to welcome on board our newest team members: Herbert, Natasha and Gemma. Herbert has joined the practice to provide nurse support to both Mr Ruparelia, our principal dentist and Karen Noy our dental hygienist. Herbert brings a calm and philosophical, yet deeply caring approach to the practice. Outside of work he enjoys keeping fit and active, basketball and football and is about to become a father for the first time. Gemma will be starting with us in July as a part-time nurse. She is really looking forward to joining the team and being able to focus on quality patient care. Natasha (Tash) has joined the team as our receptionist on Friday’s and Saturday’s when Cat is off. Tash has returned to work part-time following the birth of her Son, Oscar. When not in work, she enjoys taking care of her family and helping out on the family farm. She even breeds pedigree sheep. Tash is bright and bubbly, and her natural flair for admin tasks is a such a relief – easing some of the pressure from Cat’s role. (updated photos of the team to follow, when I can get everyone to stand still long enough…) We firmly believe that the right team makes such a difference to the patient experience and we hope that when you visit us next, you can see how passionate we all are, whilst maintaining a truly relaxed environment. On more than a few occasions we have questioned whether some of our patients really have a toothache, or whether they just wanted an excuse to come in and see us… ha, ha! We pride ourselves on being different and enjoy challenging the stereotypical stuffy environment that many other dental surgery’s have. We trust that you will be well looked after from the moment you walk through our door, to when you leave. We also looking for another qualified part-time nurse, who can provide extra support and flexibility as the practice grows. If you know anyone that would be a good fit, we would welcome any suggestions and/or applications for this role.