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, MFGDP ( part 1).
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.

Manuel Launceston

Dr. Manuel Saraiva-Geraldes

Dental practitioner
LMD Lisbon 2003
GDC No. 102720

Manuel joined Dental Dimensions as a clinician in 2009.

Dr. Geraldes first qualified as a dentist in Lisbon, Portugal in 2004. He has been working in the UK since 2006 which means he has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure his patients are in safe hands. Dr. Geraldes regularly undertakes training and continued professional development to ensure that his techniques and clinical knowledge is up-to-date.

An area of special interest to Dr. Geraldes is the field of endodontics and he has completed his Master of Science degree in endodontology. Dr. Geraldes is also currently working towards completing his Master of Science in Periodontology. Dr. Geraldes is very passionate and enthusiastic about these subjects and is seeing great results with his work. Many of Dr. Geraldes patients compliment him on his gentle treatments and his calm and pleasant manner.

Dr. Geraldes takes referrals from across Cornwall and Devon for Periodontal Disease and Endodontics.

Lauren Skornia

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

Lauren recently 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.

Sharon Stanley

Dental Hygienist
Dip Dent Hygiene,1994
GDC No. 4692

Sharon joined our practice in January 2020 as a Locum hygienist. After working at the practice for a few months we are pleased that she has taken on the role permanently.

Rhianne Tait

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

Rhianne is our newest member of the team, after joining us in March 2020. She has worked as a dental nurse in hospital setting and as great leadership skills.

Amelia Coldman

Dental Nurse
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2019
GDC No. 282623

Amelia joined Dental Dimensions in mid-2016 as a trainee dental nurse and qualified in April 2019.

As your dental nurse, Amelia will be coordinating much of your treatment behind the scenes as well as greeting you and providing chair-side assistance during your treatments.

Amelia has an incredibly warm character. She has previously worked in customer service and is very approachable.

Louisa Bostock

TCO/Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013
GDC No. 248806

Louisa joined Vital Dental Service in 2011, and trained as a Dental Nurse here.

Having gained her GDC registration in 2014 Louisa fast developed a keen interest in developing her dental skills even further.

Since registering, Louisa went on to undertake a radiography course (x-rays). This means that Louisa can take referrals from Dentists to take any radiographs that are requested from your clinician. Having gained this qualification Louisa further developed her skills in plaque scoring and impression taking. On occasion, the dentist or hygienist may refer you to Louisa in order to score your plaque levels, if this is required for any certain treatments that you may be undertaking.

Louisa has now taken on the role of our Treatment Co-ordinator. If you have been issued with a complex treatment plan from your dentist, or you simply want to speak to her about treatment options available to you, Louisa will be happy to advise.

Bethany Christie

Trainee Dental Nurse

Beth started at our practice in April 2019 and is currently training as a dental nurse with the support of the rest of the team. Beth is a quiet member of our team and is working very hard to complete her qualification as a dental nurse.

Shannon-Harvey-Parker

Trainee Dental Nurse

Shannon started at our practice in February 2019 and is currently training as a dental nurse with the support of the rest of the team. Shannon is a confident trainee and is always available to help if needed

Lyn Hutchings

Sterilisation

Lyn has been with Dental Dimensions since 2014. She has an integral role in ensuring patient safety as sterilisation operator. We are constantly reviewing our sterilisation procedures to ensure that we are compliant and up-to-date. It is Lyn’s responsibility to ensure that these are carried out diligently.

Jayne Spencer

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

Jayne started as a trainee dental nurse in April 2006 and qualified in November 2007. She joined our practice in November 2018 after a long career managing various Dental practices across the country. Jayne finally became practice manager in November 2019, and is very patient focused and always happy to help.

Rachel Iggulden

Receptionist

Rachel has been at the practice for over 12 years, at which she joined and did various roles. Rachel found a career in reception, and is our longest serving member of staff.

Tami Perree-Jones

Receptionist

Tami has worked at the practice since October 2015, when she joined as our receptionist. She is a valued member, by both the team and the patients. Tami has a lot of knowledge within the practice and will always be available to help.

Kerry Williams

Receptionist

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.

Statement of care

The care of our patients is always our primary concern.

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