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21 Old Exeter Street, Chudleigh
Newton Abbot, Devon  TQ13 0LD

Dentists 

Laura Akast
 

I qualified from Bristol University in 2002.

After completing my dental foundation year in Gloucester I worked in both private and NHS practice treating a wide variety of patients with differing needs in the Bristol and Bath area for 5 years. In 2007 myself and my husband decided to relocate to Devon with all it has to offer for a better quality of life.

I purchased Salisbury Villa Dental Surgery in December 2007 and after an extensive refurbishment it reopened in the summer of 2008 to provide a 4 surgery modern high quality treatment centre with a relaxed atmosphere providing access to all.

I have a keen interest in restorative dentistry including crown and bridge and endodontics. I have great empathy for anxious patients and look to offer the best experience possible with a kind and gentle approach.

In addition to my own clinical dentistry I am a South West Postgraduate Deanery Educational Supervisor for a foundation dentist who is placed within the practice every year. This provides the opportunity to share my knowledge and skills I have developed over the years and ensure I keep abreast with modern techniques and changes within dentistry.

I am currently enrolled on Invisalign, a clear braces course, to gain this additional qualification and will be offering this treatment from the summer of 2016 onwards.

Outside of dentistry I have 2 young girls who occupy most of my free time along with enjoying the outdoors with my husband and making the most of Devon whether it be Dartmoor or the beautiful coastline we have.

 

Kimberly Yiend

 

I began my dental career in Bristol Dental Hospital where I graduated with Honors in 2005. I then undertook my vocational training year in a local dental practice in Exeter. I decided to further my education under the General Professional Training (GPT) scheme in Cardiff where I embarked upon a senior house officer (SHO) position in Oral Medicine, Restorative and Prosthetic dentistry in the University Dental Hospital Wales; followed by a role in the community dental service. During this time, I began to study for my Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) qualification.

I obtained a post as a Maxillofacial SHO in the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in 2007. Here, I spent time treating patients with acute dental and facial injuries, gaining experiencing in a variety of oral surgery procedures and supporting consultants in their treatment of patients with oral cancer. I completed my MFDS RSC England qualification in that year.

In 2008, I began working in Chudleigh Dental Practice where I have been practicing ever since. During this time I have married and now have two young daughters (and a dog) who keep me very busy. I enjoy working in this friendly, caring, community centered dental practice where I have had the privilege of providing continuing care to patients over the past seven years.

 

   

 

Nuria Paris

 

I qualified from Barcelona University in 1998 and worked as a private dentist until we moved to the UK in 2012. After gaining a year post-graduate certificate in 2004 on Implantology, Periodontics and Prosthetics I moved forward to perform more surgical and restorative treatments for a further 7 years. 

Prior moving to Chudleigh, I have been working in several NHS/private dental practices in Exeter, Honiton and Sidmouth. I am a dedicated, committed and skilled general dental practitioner with a special interest in Implants and Periodontics, who always strives to provide treatment to the highest quality standards, putting patients' interest first and trying to ease them to the dental chair. 

I enjoy continuing to develop my skills as a dentist by attending various courses every year to keep up-to-date all my clinical knowledge and experience, therefore I am currently enrolled on post-graduate implant course which will allow me to sit the RCS Edinburgh Diploma in Implant Dentistry in a near future. 

Outside of dentistry I enjoy spending time practicing yoga,  skiing in winter and making the most of Devon alongside my 2 boys and my husband.