By offering quality care with greater treatment choices and at reasonable prices we are hoping to attract new patients and expand the practice whilst providing a real alternative to both NHS and private dentistry.
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Erika Koundouros BDS MSc
Erika qualified from University College London in 1990.
She went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Periodontology from Guy's Hospital in 1995 and had a year of clinical teaching experience there. Although periodontology is her special interest, she enjoys all aspects of dentistry and aims to achieve optimal dental care for adults and children in a friendly and supportive manner.
Erika has many years of experience working in general practice, mainly in Hertfordshire.
She is now very much enjoying working in a family practice with a happy working environment again.
Hugh Ponsford BDS
Hugh qualified from Guy's King's and St. Thomas's Medical and Dental School (KCL) in 2002.
Hugh started working in Romford, Essex, before moving back to Hertfordshire, and working in Hemel Hempstead. Since 2006 Hugh has worked in Haprenden, mostly with Bob in Southdown. He enjoys looking after families, and the relationships he has built with his patients, so finds general dentistry ideally suited to him. He is an elected member of the Hertfordshire Local Dental Committee, and member of the British Dental Association.
When not at work, Hugh tries to spend as much time as he can skiing and mountain biking.
Bob qualified as a
dentist at UCH in 1986 and practiced in Harpenden
until 2016 when he retired from clinical practice.
His role is now one of an
advisory nature and also as the practice manager. He is responsible for all compliance, equipment, property & staff matters.
Ms Sam Burton
Sam has been in the dental field for over 25 years starting as a Dental Nurse. She earned her BSc (hons) at The
Portsmouth Dental Academy in 2011 qualifying as a Hygienist and Dental Therapist.
She is particularly fond of
helping anxious and nervous patients overcoming their fear.
When Sam has free time she spends it cooking up culinary delights with her two boys and climbing mountains with her Daughter.
Ms Michelle Elise Coles (GDC:3641)
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene
After leaving school at seventeen Michelle worked as a trainee dental nurse in a local family dental practice. She then went on to train and qualify at Eastman Dental Hospital as a dental nurse in 1986 and as a dental hygienist in 1988. Michelle has worked in London and Hertfordshire, and first work with Bob in 1993 at his practice in Hertfordshire. Treating patients holistically with a kind and gentle approach, Michelle gained a lot of experience from treating dental phobic patients while working at a dental sedation clinic in London.
Michelle keeps up to date by attending regular hygienist scientific meetings and is a member of the BSDHT (British Society of Dental Hygienist and Therapy).