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. Grace Chia

Dental practitioner
BDS Lond 2010
GDC No. 193420

Grace qualified as a Dentist in 2010 from Kings College London and became a member of The Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) in 2015. Before this she studied pharmacy, and uses the experience she gained as a pharmacist when assessing patients.

She is constantly keeping up to date with changes in dentistry, having particular interest in minimal intervention dentistry and removable prosthodontics, such as dentures. She enjoys providing dental care that is conservative and improves the dental health of her patients, with a gentle approach.

When she's not being a dentist, she's a busy mum of a young family. She likes running and has done several 5-10km runs for charity.

Lauren Skornia

Dental Hygienist
NEBDN 2011, Dip Dent Hygiene, (Card), 2014
GDC No. 224097

Lauren joined our practice in December 2019. Lauren first qualified as a dental nurse in March 2012, and then went on to further her career as a dental hygienist.

Lauren completes work to the highest standard and is happy to offer Oral health advise and support.

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.

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 is one of our newest team members joining Dental Dimensions in January 2022, qualifying 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.

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 is our newest team member, joining 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.

Tami Perree-Jones

TCO / Lead Receptionist

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

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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