Meet the team at your local Launceston dental practice

At Portman Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door of our dental practice.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.

Andy Crighton Launceston

Dr. Andrew Crighton

Principal Dentist
BDS Bristol 2000, MPhil, BEng, DPDS
GDC No. 77675

Andy is responsible for all of your clinical requirements. Andy is experienced, enthusiastic and committed to remaining at the forefront of his profession through continuing training and development. He aims to provide a comprehensive dental service to all patients and has a special interest in Implants and restorative dentistry. Andy takes referrals from across Cornwall and Devon.

Andy graduated as a multiple prize winner from Bristol Dental School in 2000. He is a dentist with a biomechanical engineering background (BEng and MPhil) giving him an advantage in complex reconstructive dentistry. He has experience in maxillofacial surgery (Derby) where he has carried out complex surgical procedures. He has been a member of the Oxford Society of Implantology and has completed a 4 year postgraduate implant course. In addition he has been a member of British Society of Periodontology and the British Endodontic Society. He has completed a post graduate diploma from Bristol University which included all aspects of restorative dentistry (2014). He graduated from the Eastman Aesthetic Advantage Course in 2006 which focused on smile design and cosmetic dentistry. He is also a member of the British Dental Association. He regularly attends courses and conferences around the country to keep updated.

Andy believes that Dentistry is evolving rapidly at the moment and it is an exciting profession in which to be involved. With new treatment possibilities and materials we are now able to provide comprehensive, long term treatment solutions in general practice.

Andy has a family and enjoys sports and outdoor activities.

Dr. Fabrizio Pagliarini

NHS Dentist
Dr Med Dent University of Debrecen 2022
GDC NO. 303231

Fabrizio is our newly qualified NHS clinician who joined the practice in January 2023. Fab is working under the guidance of Andy Crighton and is eager to progress in his career.

In his spare time Fab has an interest in cycling and rugby.

Sharon Stanley

Dental Hygienist
Dip Dent Hygiene,1994
GDC No. 4692

Sharon joined our practice in January 2020. Sharon is a very experienced hygienist with a bright bubbly personality to make you feel at ease.

Sharon has a family and enjoys living life to the full.

Lara Megan

Dental Hygienist/Therapist
BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy University of Birmingham 2007
GDC NO. 113686

Lara joined the practice in May 2022 having relocated to Cornwall from Northamptonshire. Lara has many years’ experience and is passionate about delivering oral health advise.

Lara has a young family and is enjoying life by the sea.

Jayne Spencer

Practice Manager
Dental Nurse
Verified Competency in Dental Nursing
GDC NO. 122531

Jayne started her career as a trainee dental nurse in April 2006, and qualified in November 2007. Since qualifying Jayne has progressed her career into practice management and has successfully managed various dental practice countrywide.

Jayne relocated from Yorkshire to Cornwall in May 2014 and joined our practice as Practice Manager in November 2018. Since taking over the role Jayne has implemented our Portman values into everyday running of the business. She is very patient focused and a warm and welcoming personality.

Jayne loves to keep her family close and loves to travel the world whenever possible.

Rhianne Tait

Lead Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3, QCF City & Guilds, 2017
GDC No. 273247

Rhianne joined our team in March 2020 as our lead nurse. Rhianne previously worked as a dental nurse in a hospital setting for emergencies.

Rhianne has great leadership skills and an extremely positive attitude making her an asset to our team.

In her spare time Rhianne likes to socialise with her family and friends.

Brooke Rowe

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2019
GDC No. 287363

Brooke joined Dental Dimensions in November 2021 as a dental nurse, qualifying January 2020.

As your dental nurse, Brooke will be coordinating much of your treatment behind the scenes as well as greeting you and providing chair-side assistance during your treatments. She has incredible customer service skills and has a very approachable manner.

Her other interests outside of work include Netball for which she is an avid participant and she loves to spend time with her family.

Melissa Bennett

Dental Nurse
NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2011
GDC No. 210539

Melissa joined Dental Dimensions in January 2022, and qualified in August 2011.

Melissa has a lot of experience and has a very positive attitude to work.

She enjoys spending quality time with her children in her spare time.

Gemma Gallant

Dental Nurse
Qual-National Certificate NEBDN 2010
GDC NO. 191370

Gemma joined the practice in April 2022 as a qualified nurse with many years’ experience. Gemma has a cheerful personality and lives life to the full.

Gemma’s other passion is her dogs and when she is not working, she enjoys long walks.

Sarah Kellaway

Trainee Dental Nurse

Sarah joined Dental Dimensions in August 2021 as a trainee dental nurse.

She has progressed well under the supervision of our Senior members, with a view to being fully qualified early 2023.

Sarah has travelled extensively and has a positive outlook on life.

Saskia Charnock

Trainee Dental Nurse

Saskia joined us as a trainee dental nurse in February 2022.

She has progressed well during her initial training period, showing a lot of enthusiasm towards her role. With a very positive outlook.

Saskia adores spending time with her family who give her great strength and support to succeed.

Bethany Brown

Trainee Dental Nurse

Bethany has joined us in January 2023 as a trainee dental nurse. Bethany is eager to learn and has already become an integral part of the team. We look forward to supporting Bethany’s career in dentistry.

Tami Perree-Jones


Tami has worked at the practice since October 2015, she has expanded her role into Treatment Co-Ordinator.

Tami is available to talk you through your Treatment plans or options available to you should you require. Tami has a young family which she enjoys going on adventures with, she also enjoys spending time with her friends.

Rachel Iggulden


Rachel has been at the practice since 2008 working as one of our receptionists. Rachel has a wealth of knowledge and experience as one of our longest serving members of the team. She would normally be the face that greets you and is happy to guide you through your patient journey.

Rachel enjoys walking the Cornish countryside and spending time with her family.

Kerry Williams


Kerry has been with us since November 2018, when she joined to be one of our receptionist. She will be one of your first point of contacts and is always ready to meet you with a smile.

Kerry enjoys the great outdoors with her dog, she enjoys paddle boarding and various other activities.

Statement of care

The care of our patients is always our primary concern.

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