Our Team

Mr Finley Paul Bason

Mr Finley Paul Bason
BDS
GDC No. 73315 (09/07/1997)

  • Qualified Liverpool 1997
  • Practice Principal
  • Award for Oral Surgery
  • Clinical Tutor
  • Dental Representative for the Local Dental Committee

Finley qualified from Liverpool University in 1997. Finley moved to Cornwall in 2002. He has been practice owner/principle dentist since 2006.  Finley has extensive oral surgery and general dental experience; his special interests are Implants, Sedation, Alignment solutions , Oral surgery, Facial and Dental aesthetics .  Finley is also a trainer for newly qualified dentists and Clinical Dental Technicians.

When Finley is away from the practice, his hobbies are skiing, mountain biking and spending time with his wife Nikki and 3 children, Lauren, Alfie and Arlo.

Mrs Nicola Louise Chambers

Mrs Nicola Louise Chambers
BDS
GDC No. 82113 (03/07/2003)

  • Qualified in Bristol 2003
  • Dental Associate

Nicola qualified from Bristol University in 2003 and has worked in general practice since then . Nicola joined Lostwithiel Dental Surgery in 2010. Nicola in particular likes treating nervous patients and endeavours to provide gentle and caring dentistry to her patients.

Outside of the practice Nicola enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and 3 small children . She loves walking the dog on the beach and going swimming.

Miss Demelza Bowden

Miss Demelza Bowden
GDC No. 171054 (07/01/2009)

  • Qualified in Dental Hygiene and Therapy in Cardiff 2008
  • Dental Therapist

After completing her degree in Marine Biology, Demelza returned to her home town and retrained and qualified as a Dental nurse in 2004 with Finley Bason.  To further her career, Demelza went to study at Cardiff University and qualified as a Hygienist and Dental therapist in 2008, she then returned to work for Finley.

Demelza also works for the Community Dental group, working with children, dental phobics and special needs patients.  Demelza teaches the (NEBDN) National diploma in Dental Nursing in her spare time. She is currently training in relative analgesia to offer concious sedation in practice to nervous patients.

Alison Royes

Alison Royes
GDC No. 5400 (24/01/2000)

  • CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1998
  • Dental Hygienist

Ali qualified in 1998 at Leeds Dental Institute. She has worked for more than 15 years in fantastic practices of varying sizes in Oxford, London and now in Cornwall and is passionate about treating patients with periodontal conditions. Ali firmly believes that we can make a difference to patients with periodontal conditions by treatment given at the surgery but more importantly by motivating patients to take interest in their own dental health. Ali’s patients are aware that periodontal disease is an ongoing problem but can be stabilised and managed effectively. This will have a positive impact on the patient’s dental heath and well being.

Dominic Kavanagh

Dominic Kavanagh
RDT CDT Dip. Clin. Dent. Tech - FdSc Dent. Tech
GDC No. 178667 (18/08/2009)

  • Qualified from Wales 2009
  • Clinical Dental Technician

Dom started in dentistry in 2003 as an apprenticed dental technician, graduating from Cardiff in 2009 as a Dental Technician. Dom continued to study part-time, completing a BSc (Hons) in Health Sciences with City University London focused on Patient Centered Dentistry in 2011 and becoming one of the first 14 students in the UK to complete the Higher Education Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology in 2013 with The University of Central Lancashire, undertaking all clinical placement training with Lostwithiel Dental Practice.

Dom is a licentiate of the British Institute of Dental and Surgical Technologists, an institute dedicated to the advancement of the science and craft of dental technology and aims to support this in his clinical, technical and academic working with training technicians and postgraduate dentists.

Dom’s focus is the design and construction of highly personalised dentures from an individual patient centered approach, ultimately aiming to replicate function and form imperceptibly from natural teeth.

Chris Yelland

Chris Yelland
BDS
GDC No. 264503 (29/06/2016)

  • Graduate from Peninsula Dental School 2016
  • Foundation Dentist

Chris grew up in Cornwall and previously qualified as a Paramedic, working throughout South East Cornwall for 15 years.  During this time he undertook a part-time BSc in Emergency Care which expanded his skills in pre-hospital and urgent care.  After deciding on a change of direction, he returned to study dentistry and qualified from the  Peninsula Dental School in 2016.  He is delighted to be joining the team at Lostwithiel for his foundation training year.

In his spare time Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, Rhys and Evie.  He also enjoys swimming exploring the rivers and waterways of the area on a kayak.  He has retained a link with Plymouth University and is currently a member on the Alumni board, which helps past graduates to stay in touch with the university, to further their development.

Alex Pollard

Alex Pollard
BDS
GDC No. 251931 (15/7/2014)

  • Graduated from Peninsula Dental School in 2014
  • Dental Associate

Alex originally qualified with first class honours in Physiotherapy (2007). He then went on to qualify as a Dentist at Peninsula Dental School in 2014, where he won academic and clinical prizes. Since graduation Alex has completed Dental Foundation Training and has also worked as an SHO in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Derriford Hospital. In 2016 Alex was awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. He now plans to undertake further study to widen the range of skills he has to offer.

Alex’s core values are of openness, honesty and patient centered decisions. He is approachable and encourages patients to ask him any questions that they have; nothing is too silly.

Alex loves to be in or on the water in his free time and is a keen surfer. He also plays the drums in a local band and gigs regularly throughout the south west.

Danielle MacIsaac

Danielle MacIsaac
BDS
GDC No. 227512 (27/6/12)

  • MJDF December 2016
  • Dental Associate
  • BMAS dental foundation course

Danielle qualified from Liverpool University in 2012, After completing her foundation year at a practice in Truro was made an associate dentist the following year.

 

Danielle then moved to the Middle East and practiced dentistry for a year in the Oman,Relocating back to Cornwall in May 2016. Danielle feels her strengths lie treating nervous patients and endeavours to provide gentle and caring dentistry to her patients. As well as recently passing her Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) Danielle has also gained a qualification in basic dental acupuncture. Outside of dentistry Danielle enjoys spending time at the beach kitesurfing or walking her dog that she rescued while out in Oman.

Our Dentists are backed up by our committed support team, who are:

  • Practice Manager: Debbie Morley
  • Dental Nurses: Jessica Hancock, Sue Wood, Kellie Gooch, Kirsty Wilby, Joanne Gardiner, Kelly Bailey, Kim Philp and Tammy Jewell, Charlotte Oleszynski
  • Trainee Dental Nurses: Yasmin Rawlings, Tamsyn Commons and Beth Rawlings
  • Receptionist: Sherry Walker