Meet the team

At Ferndale 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 Devizes 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.

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

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Martyn Cox Devizes

Martyn Cox

Dental Practitioner
BSc (Hons), BDS, PG Cert Implantology, Cert MOS RCS (Eng), MFDGP RCS (Eng), FRSM, PhD (Oral Cancer)
GDC No. 66930

Dr Martyn Cox grew up in Devizes and attended Devizes School before studying for an Honours Degree in Cell Biology and Immunology at Plymouth University. His PhD thesis at Bristol University covered research into the molecular biology of virus infections and human oral cancer. Martyn has been awarded numerous research prizes in the UK and has published widely in both the UK and international peer reviewed journals including several oral cancer textbooks and has lectured on oral cancer and human papilloma virus genetics both in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Martyn then undertook his BDS dental degree at Bristol University. After qualifying as a Dental Surgeon from Bristol University in 1991, Martyn relocated to Devizes establishing Ferndale Dental and Implant Clinic.

Martyn leads the clinical team at Ferndale and over the past 26 years has developed a specialist interest in the fields of oral surgery, cosmetic and implant dentistry with a focus on CT guided 3D `key hole’ implant surgery. Martyn has carried our surgical placements in IV sedation and oral surgery at RAF Wroughton, Royal United Hospital Bath and is currently an Honorary Oral Surgeon at Solihull Hospital, Birmingham.

Martyn has been placing and restoring dental implants since 2000 and has trained in advanced dental implant techniques (including guided bone regeneration and sinus lift techniques) in the USA, Europe and Harley Street, London. He is currently an implant mentor/teacher for both Bredent, Bicon and Implantium implant systems having placed and restored in excess of 2500 implants with a 99% success rate. Martyn is also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (England), the International Team for Implantology and lectures at the Royal College Oral Surgery course and sits on the editorial board of Special Care in Dentistry.

Dr Martyn Cox believes strongly in developing a personal relationship with his own patients and since all advanced implant and cosmetic treatments are carried out in house, his patients receive the ultimate in co-ordinated dental treatments resulting in long lasting, safe treatment options.

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Hayley Webb

Dental Practitioner
BDS (Lond) 2013
GDC No. 244390

Dr Hayley Webb is originally from Devizes and has returned to the town having been working in practices in Dorset and Somerset since qualifying as a dentist.

Hayley studied dentistry as part of the graduate professional entry programme at King’s College, London having previously read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge.

Hayley enjoys all aspects of her profession and practices patient-led, minimally invasive dentistry. She particularly enjoys building confidence in young and anxious patients. Hayley is very passionate about preventative dentistry, educating people in the best ways to care for their teeth and gums. Hayley has previously taken part in outreach projects bringing oral health education to children in inner city schools in London, and also in Peru.

In her spare time, Hayley enjoys baking, horse-riding, and canicross so you might see her running around the countryside with my rescue dog, Inca.

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Dora Lengyel

Dental Practitioner
BDS (Plym) 2011
BSc (Hons), Cert MOS RCS (Eng)
GDC No. 212461

Dora came to the UK to study Science at the University of Bristol. Looking for a challenging, hands-on career she moved to Plymouth to complete her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at Peninsula Dental School in 2011. Her restorative skills shone through and she won the Undergraduate prize for crown and bridge: this continues to be an area of keen interest.

Dora has been with Portman group since 2016 and her passion lies in providing minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry, enhancing smiles additively without damage. Not only is Dora interested in making smiles beautiful, Dora has furthered her training to provide facial aesthetics through anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Providing Facial aesthetic treatments complement Dora’s skills and knowledge as a dentist. Dora believes nobody is too old to improve the way they look if they wish. A natural smile and more youthful appearance improve anyone’s confidence which can transform people’s lives.

People often think invasive treatments are always necessary to improve their smile but it is often not the case. Dora’s keen interests is transforming smiles and straightening teeth without the need for conventional wire braces through Invisalign treatment. This is a popular, minimally intrusive way to improve the smile with barely visible aligners.

Further Advanced post graduate training by the Dawson Academy in Functional Smile Design has enabled Dora to achieve predictable aesthetic results through digital modelling and imagery. Allowing her patients to glimpse that ultimate transformation even before it has begun.

Dora’s other main skill is oral surgery, improving her surgical skills gaining a certificate in Minor Oral Surgery department from The Royal College of Surgeons. Then continued to develop her skills further still by gaining her Foundation in Implant Dentistry.

Dora enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. Having gained valuable experience working in several successful dental practices in Cornwall she brings a wealth of experience to Portman and our patients.

Outside of dentistry, Dora enjoys spending time with her horse competing with the local riding club in dressage, showjumping and eventing.

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Aneta Bugnar

Dental Practitioner
DDM (ROM) 1999, Cert MOS RCS (Eng)
GDC No. 183669

Aneta graduated from the University of Targu Mures, Romania in 1999.

She established a private medical centre where she worked until 2010 before taking up the challenge of practising dentistry in UK. She completed postgraduate courses in implantology and minor oral surgery, gaining membership of International Team of Implantology and Faculty of Dental Dentistry.

Since 2015 Aneta has been offering intravenous sedation for anxious patients as a member of Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia. She is very patient and kind to nervous patients with fear of dental treatments. Aneta has joined us from a busy dental practice where she gained experience in routine dentistry and implants.

In her spare time Aneta enjoys walking, cycling and swimming with her children.

Olivia

Olivia Nixon

Dental Practitioner
BDS (Bris) 2013, MJFD RCS (Lond)
GDC No. 244030

Olivia grew up in Buckinghamshire and studied dentistry at Bristol University. After graduating she gained experience in a busy NHS practice providing general dentistry to all ages. Olivia then spent time working at the Royal United Hospital as a Senior House Officer in the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department gaining experience in surgery and oral medicine, it was during this time that she was awarded membership to the Royal College of Surgeons in London. Since Olivia’s hospital position she has gained certification and experience in sedation for treatment of nervous patients in private practice, whilst undergoing a Masters Degree in general dentistry. She is enthusiastic about providing quality and up-to-date cosmetic dentistry to her patients and has extra training in clear aligners to straighten teeth, composite bonding, and facial aesthetics.
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and enjoys walks in the Wiltshire countryside with her spaniel and dachshund.

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Phil Wood

Hygienist
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 2001
GDC no. 5900

Phil Wood is one of the hygienists here at Ferndale. He trained in the Army and graduated in 2001 with qualifications in Oral Health promotion, Radiography and Diet and Nutrition in addition to my diploma in Dental Hygiene. Phil has a particular interest in treating nervous patients and helping people with gum (periodontal) disease.

During his time in the Army he worked all over the world but left the Army in 2009 and settled in Wiltshire, moving to Devizes in 2017.

Outside of work he plays golf badly and enjoy entertaining my friends with cooking, scalextrix or flawless dance moves. He also runs a local airsoft (a bit like paintball) site at Yatesbury because you can take the man out of the army but not the army out of the man!

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Naho Fujii

Hygienist
Registered under s36C of Dentists act 1984 2014
GDC no. 248478

Naho was born and grew up in Japan and after graduating as a dental hygienist from Ogaki Women's College she worked for six years in general and specialist clinics in Japan.

Following completion of an adaptation course at the University of Essex she gained with registration with the General Dental Council. She has joined Ferndale Dental Clinic in 2014.
She has a lot of experience treating nervous and advanced gum diseases patients. Her passion is helping patients prevent gum disease and making sure they have a confident smiles.

Outside work, she is busy with her children and enjoys exploring the English countryside with her dog.

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Mel Stokes

Hygienist
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene
GDC no. 3700

Mel started in Dentistry in 1983 where she joined an excellent Dentist as a hygienist, she very quickly became interested in the preventive side seeing the problems both emotional and physical associated with tooth loss. She took her Dental nurse exams which enabled her to apply for Dental hygiene. Mel was very privileged to be accepted at the EASTMAN DENTAL SCHOOL of excellence in London, a post graduate hospital recognised world wide for its research, and was fortunate to train and work under the supervision of the worlds leading periodontists. Mel qualified from the Eastman in 1989 EDH.

Mel worked in a variety of practices over the years , with the guidance of some excellent oral surgeons and periodontal ( gum) specialists, learning all the time . She's been working at Ferndale since 2010 , where we have a team approach to the patients needs.

Mel is very passionate about her work ,tries to work in an informative, light hearted manor, providing as much information and help her patients as much as she can ,so that they can enjoy the benefits of keeping their teeth longer.

Outside of work Mel exercises with her Spaniel and Jack Russell, has two older children at Uni, and is very artistic. Mel is also a joint junior Devizes young farmer leader, which keeps her busy.

Elaine Willis

Hygienist
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1994
GDC no. 4738

Emma

Emma Evans

Practice Manager

My career in dentistry started in 2001 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire as a trainee dental nurse, and over the years I have expanded my knowledge and experience upon qualification working as a Head Dental Nurse, then progression to dental practice management in 2014.

I hold a degree in Language and Communication which enables great team building skills and service to our patients and colleagues alike, and am experienced in all aspects of people management and business development.

As a CQC Registered Manager I have delivered outstanding results at inspections, and I look forward to the future working alongside this exceptional team.

In my spare time I enjoy live music events and spending time with my two daughters and our two kittens, bearded dragon and rabbit.

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Jackie Hodder

TCO

Jackie grew up in Devizes and has subsequently raised her family here.

Now Jackie has taken on the role as Patient Care Co-ordinator. This role involves building relationships, working through treatment plans and any concerns that patients may have. She is also able to create financial plans to suit all needs.

Her particular passion is working with anxious patients gaining their confidence to enable the team to create the smile these patients desire.

In her spare time she enjoys walking, cooking and spending time with her growing family.

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Emma Webb

Head Nurse
Verified experience in Dental Nursing
GDC no. 10963

Emma started her career in dentistry as a dental receptionist in 1994, Emma quickly decided that her passion was for nursing and became a dental nurse in 1996.

Emma took a year and a half out of work to travel around Australia and south East Asia, when she returned in 2005 she joined Ferndale Dental and Implant Clinic. As Head Dental Nurse Emma oversees the day to day running of the nursing team, supporting and mentoring new nurses and ensuring they keep up to date with any relevant training.

Emma is a trained implant nurse, infection control lead and holds her radiography certificate. She is passionate about her role in dentistry and enjoys the relationships she builds with patients. In her spare time, she enjoys running half marathons with her husband and spending time with her daughter, Hollie and her dog, Maggie.

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Felicity Slater

Dental Nurse
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2009
GDC No: 196032

Felicity began her career in Dentistry in 2006 as a trainee dental nurse in her home town of Devizes. In 2009 she obtained her National Certificate in dental nursing passing the National Examining Board for Dental Nurse’s exam with Merit.
Felicity joined the team at Ferndale Dental Clinic in January 2015. As well as general dental nursing at the practice she has attended the SAAD Dental Nurse Course in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry enabling her to assist the clinician with dental treatments involving sedation. In 2016 Felicity passed the BDA dental radiography exam which allows her to take dental radiographs.
In her spare time Felicity enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters.

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Gemma Berry

Dental Nurse
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2010

GDC no. 206373

Gemma started at Ferndale Dental and Implant Clinic in 2008. Gemma joined the team as a receptionist but quickly expressed an interest in the clinical aspect of the practice. Gemma began her dental nurse training and gained her qualification in 2011. Gemma has continued her training and is now qualified to take radiographs. Gemma enjoys all aspects of dentistry but especially enjoys nursing for implant surgery and orthodontics.

In her spare time Gemma loves days out with her Husband, their 1 year old son and dog Coco.

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Kiran Thapa

Dental Nurse
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2018
GDC no. 279863

Kiran began her career in dentistry in 2016 as a trainee dental nurse and qualified in 2018. She is keen to undertake further training to enhance my knowledge.

Kiran enjoys providing support to Clinicians in all aspects of a patient's dental care.

She likes to spend time with her family and friends. Reading books, listening to music and walking are things she does to relax.

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Caroline Thynne

Head Receptionist

After working in Optics for 4 years, Caroline decided to move to dentistry and started at Ferndale Dental Clinic in June 2015. As Head Receptionist she ensures a smooth running of day to day clinics and welcomes patients into the practice.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, enjoys long walks and eating out.

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Michelle Taylor

Receptionist

Michelle began her career in dentistry as a trainee Dental Nurse after leaving school in 1980. She worked her way up to become a Head Nurse, and then went on to be a Practice Coordinator.

Since relocating to Wiltshire from London, she enjoys the countryside with her husband, family, their two horses, two dogs, as well as spending time with their grandchildren.

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Melissa Colyer

Practice Secretary

Melissa joined the practice in 2011 having spent 23 years working for Wiltshire Police in a variety of roles. Melissa works as our Practice Secretary dealing with all correspondence to our patients from all of our clinicians. She also deals with all of our referrals out of the practice and the sending of clinical notes to patients and other practices. She also covers Reception duties. Out of work Melissa enjoys watching her husband, son and daughter play cricket, walking and holidays

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Lyn Hillier

Practice Cleaner

Lyn has been a member of the team since the practice opened. Lyn looks after everyone at Ferndale and keeps all smiling when she arrives at the end of the day. Lyn keeps Ferndale clean and tidy and even does a spot of DIY from time to time! When Lyn is not at the practice she enjoys taking care of her family and grandchildren.

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