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Meet The Town House Team

Meet our friendly and experienced dental, hygiene and administrative teams at The Town House Dental Practices in Tunbridge Wells and Brighton & Hove. We are always happy to welcome new patients to our practice for general dentistry and for a range of cosmetic treatments.

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Dr. Peter Bell

Dentist | GDC 270959

Peter graduated from Bristol University. Dr Peter Bell is our Principal Dentist at the Town House. Peter has a special interest in implants and cosmetic dentistry. Peter has a never-ending passion for his work, and readily accepts referrals for implant procedures. He enjoys spending time building a trusting relationship with all his patients and providing treatments in a relaxed and pain free way.

Dental education is something that is a major part of Peter’s professional career and he has dedicated thousands of hours to advanced training from the best dentist’s around the world. This has included carrying out a Master’s in Implantology. Further to this, Peter teaches and speaks internationally to other dentists on the topic of Implants.

Peter is married to his Wife Caileigh and when he is not working they spend most of their time walking their dog Hector or braving the British weather and paddle boarding along the coast.  

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Dr. Paul St John Loder

Dentist | GDC 68197

Paul qualified from Manchester in 1992 and has owned MDS Dental Care since 1996. He practises all aspects of general dentistry.

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Dr. Ian Bell

Dentist | GDC 50481

Ian qualifying from Guys Hospital in 1976. Ian has a special interest in root canal after completing a Masters degree in endodontics at the University of Warwick. At The Town House, Ian’s special interest allows him to concentrate solely on root canal and accept referrals in Kent and Sussex. Ian uses a microscope to help him treat complex cases and he readily accepts referrals from other dentists.

In his spare time Ian is an avid runner, painter and even dabbles in brick laying. Ian has enjoyed providing his patients with a high standard of care in a relaxed and friendly manner for over 30 years and continues to enjoy his work.

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Dr Hannah Davies

Dentist | GDC 73411

Hannah qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1997 and gained a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law in 2011. She practises all aspects of general dentistry.

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Dr. Umar Mahmood

Dentist | GDC 289555

Umar graduated from the University of Liverpool and completed his training year in the Midlands, before proceeding to work in general practice in London. Umar is passionate about education and enhancing his skills. He is currently undertaking a year long postgraduate diploma in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry which enables him to stay up to date with the most recent advances in the field of Dentistry. He prides himself on his people skills and has the ability to diligently listen to a patient’s concerns, reassure anxious patients, and clearly outline treatment options in line with the patient’s best interests. Outside of work he has a number of different hobbies including playing squash and badminton, keeping fit at the gym, exploring new countries and socialising with friends and family.

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Dr Emily Tucker

Dentist | GDC 277914

Emily graduation from Bristol University. Emily has spent two years working in general practice across London, Brighton and Eastbourne treating a wide range of patients.

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Omar Tarmohamed 

Dentist | GDC 278049

Omar qualified as a Dental Surgeon from Newcastle University with Merit and completed his foundation training in Kent. He has since benefitted from several years of training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, working in hospitals across Kent and West Sussex as a Dental Core Trainee and subsequently as a Specialty Dentist.

He prides himself on collaborating with his patients to provide high quality, contemporary general dentistry in an environment that is both comfortable and relaxing. He is dedicated to lifelong education with a particular interest in Endodontics, having recently completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in this field. Further to this, he will be starting the 4-year specialty training pathway in Endodontics this year at King’s College London.

Outside of work, he spends his time in the gym, following the ups and downs of Arsenal FC and trying to win the affection of his cat, Tilly.

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Meredith Welsburg

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Brooke Fryer

Dental Hygienist and Therapist | GDC 275528

Brooke started her career in dentistry in 2016 as a dental nurse and achieved her goal of becoming a dental hygienist and therapist in 2021 after obtaining a first class BSc from Cardiff University.

Brooke is passionate about working with patients to improve their oral health and provides hygienist appointments in a calm and relaxed environment. Having been a nervous patient herself, Brooke loves to build patients’ confidence in dental visits and will always go the extra mile.

Outside of the surgery, you will find her weight lifting and exploring new places to eat.

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Karen Thompson

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Amber Wilde

Dental Nurse

We were delighted to have Amber join us at The Town House as a trainee dental nurse in 2021 and after her hard work and training, she is now one of our fantastic full time nurses, who you will meet at your next dentist or hygienist appointment.

Amber is very creative and when she’s not at the practice you can find her learning new songs on her bass guitar, painting, doing impressive makeup and nail art or working on her car.

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Courtney Souper

Dental Nurse

Courtney has joined The Town House Dental Practice as an experienced dental nurse. Outside of the practice Courtney enjoys painting pottery and reading a good book with a cup of tea.

She also volunteers as a first aider at events in her spare time.

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Dental Nurse

Cara joined the practice in July as a trainee dental nurse. She is also currently undertaking an access to higher education course in Biology and Physics alongside her dental nurse training with an ambition of becoming a dental therapist and dental hygienist.

Cara is a keen traveller and has lived in several countries including Japan, Australia and Canada.

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Samantha Martyn

Smile Advisor | GDC 148515

Sammy has undertaken training in dental implants, oral surgery and treatment co-ordination. Sammy is one of our smile advisors and helps patients through their treatment journey. She is happy to meet you for a free consultation at The Town House where she can:

1. Address your concerns and desires
2. Discuss treatment options available to you
3. Show you before & after photos and patient testimonials
4. Discuss interest free finance options
5. Give you an opportunity to book your clinical assessment

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Jo Davison

Practice Manager

Also a dental nurse, Joanne is our exceptional Practice Manager. She can be relied upon to have an answer to any question you may have

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Libby Hunter

Practice Manager

Libby has worked in customer service for 10 years and it has become a passion of hers. At The Town House, Libby is there to lend a helping hand and make the experience as easy as possible for our patients.

Outside of work, Libby enjoys spending time with her three children and walking her dogs.