About us

Wathen Road Dental Practice is a family run dental practice located within the heart of Dorking, Surrey.

Our Practice

At Wathen Road Dental Practice, we promise to look after you. We will advise you on a treatment that we feel is in your best interest, in order to maintain a healthy smile.

Disability Access

The practice is located on the ground floor with full disabled access to the surgeries and all toilet facilities.

The Wathan Road Dental Practice team

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Meet the team

We have five dentists working part-time. Our two hygienists are available privately or under Denplan.

Our Dentists

Neil Douglas

Dr Neil Douglas BDS (Sheff)

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Dr Neil Douglas BDS (Sheff)

Practice Principal, Neil qualified from Sheffield University School of Clinical Dentistry in 1989. Since qualifying, Neil has gained wide experience of NHS and private dentistry, including a year in private practice in Auckland, New Zealand. Neil and Sarah have owned the practice since 2001.

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Dr Ruby Ali

Dr Ruby Ali BDS (Lon)

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Dr Ruby Ali BDS (Lon)

Qualified from Guys, Kings and St Thomas Dental School in 2004, Ruby is experienced in working in practices which have other specialists on-site. This multi-disciplinary team enables her to provide complete patient care and collaborative treatment planning.

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Dr Hugh Cowley

Dr Hugh Cowley BDS

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Dr Hugh Cowley BDS

Qualified at the University of Bristol in 2002, Hugh has a special interest in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He attends Wathen Road Dental Practice once every two months in order to do extractions. Hugh has worked extensively in hospitals and now works in general practice.

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Dr Antonio De Vivo

Dr Antonio De Vivo BDS

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Dr Antonio De Vivo BDS

Antonio graduated from the University of Witwatersand (South Africa) in 1991, where he also lectured for 5 years. He has an FGDP (UK) Diploma in Implant Dentistry and is the practice Implantologist. He comes in on a Wednesday.

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Dr Hannah Taylor

Dr Hannah Taylor BDS

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Dr Hannah Taylor BDS

Hannah qualified from St Bartholomew and the Royal London Hospital's School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2015. She spent her first year after qualifying working in London in order to gain experience in oral surgery, then moved to North Wales to work in a maxillofacial department and a community dental setting. She has now been working in general practice for the last 3 years.

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Dr Gurpreet Athwal

Dr Gurpreet Athwal BDS

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Dr Gurpreet Athwal BDS

Gurpreet qualified in Sheffield in 2013 and has since worked in general practice and hospitals, taking a special interest in restorative dentistry and oral surgery. She recently undertook a masters programme in restorative dentistry, ensuring her skills are attuned to the most advanced techniques in dental surgery.

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Our Hygienists

Dr Jenny Carrington

Ms Jenny Carrington

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Ms Jenny Carrington

Jenny has been a hygienist at the practice since 2001. Like all of our hygienists, She will gently and thoroughly clean and polish your teeth, then go through individual dental hygiene instruction to help keep a healthily mouth, free of tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath.

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Karen Parker

Ms Karen Parker

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Ms Karen Parker

Karen is our latest hygienist who is returning to practice after a career break to raise two young children. She is highly experienced and friendly.

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Ms Cathy Miles

Ms Cathy Miles

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Ms Cathy Miles

Cathy has lived in Dorking for over twenty years with her family. She enjoys pilates and walks in the local countryside, as well as visiting London exhibitions with her grown-up children.

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