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.


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.

Martyn then studied Dentistry at Bristol University whilst at the same time obtaining his PhD into the molecular biology of virus infections and human oral cancer. He also completed post-doctoral research into Human Papilloma virus Oncology during this time before gaining his Dental degree in 1991. Martyn has been awarded numerous research prizes in the UK and has published over 40 papers in both UK and international peer reviewed journals including several oral cancer textbooks. He has lectured on oral cancer, human papilloma virus genetics and Implantology both in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Martyn leads the clinical team at Ferndale and over the past 30 years has developed a specialist interest in the field of Implantology and Oral surgery with a detailed knowledge and experience in CT guided implantology. 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.

Dr Cox has been involved in placing, restoring, and teaching Implantology for over 25 years and has placed over 5000 implants dental implants during this time with an audited 99% success rate. He is trained in, and teaches other clinicians, advanced dental implant techniques including guided bone regeneration and sinus lift techniques. He currently mentors around 50 other UK dentists and has been an implant mentor/teacher for Bredent, Bicon, and Implantium implant systems, and the VSS MSc Implantology course. 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, logical dental implant treatments resulting in long lasting, safe treatment options. His experience both clinically and academically afford his patients the knowledge that they are in very capable hands.

Hayler Webb Devizes

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.

Ferndale Devizes Aneta

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 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.


Melanie Daykin

Dental Practitioner
Dentist BDS University of Manchester 1991
GDC No. 67135

Melanie qualified at Manchester Victoria University in 1991. She spent the next 12 years developing skills in and around sunny Manchester before venturing south to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Stints in Henley and Swindon followed, adding further experience of both paediatric and geriatric dental care.

Practicing in all areas of general dentistry for over 30 years, she is a keen advocate of MI (minimal intervention) with extensive experience (since 2006) of using air abrasion instead of a rotary drill for removal of decay; it’s a revelation compared with conventional dentistry and greatly favoured by patients.

Alongside this, Melanie prefers a Bioclear system (since 2018) for optimal composite filling technology, which is also coincidentally currently being adopted for teaching in Manchester.

Outside of work, Melanie is a big fan of murder mysteries whether it be book or film from classics (Christie – Poirot or Marple) to contemporary (Osman, Horowitz), but also enjoys cooking with her daughter and meeting the never satisfied needs of Linus the cat.

Ferndale Devizes Phil

Phil Wood

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!

Ferndale Devizes Naho

Naho Fujii

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.

Ferndale Devizes Mel Stokes Hygienist

Mel Stokes

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

CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1994
GDC no. 4738

Jackie Hodder Devizes

Jackie Hodder


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.

Felicity Slater Devizes

Felicity Slater

Head 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.

Gemma Berry Devizes

Gemma Berry

Head 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.


Kirsty Waters

Dental nurse


I started my career in dental nursing in 2016 and qualified in 2019.

I joined the team at Ferndale in July 2021. So far, I have really enjoyed my time here and am learning lots of new things.

Outside of work I like to go for long country walks, read and go to my allotment.


Ava Britton

Dental Nurse

I started my role as a trainee Dental Nurse in March 20 for a dental practice in Portishead. I joined Ferndale after moving from Bristol into my first home in Devizes.

I’m really enjoying working with such a lovely team, and getting to know the patients here. I like learning all the different aspects of dentistry through my course and practically in surgery.

In my spare time I enjoy cooking, baking, decorating and trips away.


Freddie Peck

Dental Nurse

I began my role at Ferndale as a trainee dental nurse in December 2021.

Since joining, I have loved every minute of it, working with a friendly and professional team and meeting patients to take good care of them.

I enjoy learning all about dentistry and keen to work towards my qualification.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, visiting new places and trying new things.


Martha Shepherd

Trainee Dental Nurse

I joined as a trainee dental nurse in March 2022 and have loved every minute of it. The team is so friendly and caring, it has been a pleasure to work alongside such amazing individuals.

In my spare time I enjoy playing netball, going to the gym and cuddling my 2 sausage dogs.

Fiona Ferndale Dental

Fiona Cox

Practice manager

Fiona has lived and worked in Devizes for much of her life, and has worked in Dental Practice management for over 25 years. After a short period away from dentistry, Fiona has returned to Ferndale recently and is looking forward to working with the whole team to create the best possible experience for our patients.

Away from work, Fiona has a menagerie of dogs, cats and horses to care for, and also enjoys her demanding but rewarding role as Freddie’s granny!


Jody Holloway

Administrative Support Assistant

Prior to working in dentistry, I worked in health care for 5 years.

I am looking forward to my career progressing with Ferndale Dental Clinic.

In my spare time I enjoy being with my family making memories. I also love to travel.

Debbie Hopgood Ferndale Dental

Debbie Hopgood


Debbie grew up in Trowbridge, moved to Devizes when she got married and has raised her extended family and own family in Devizes. Debbie started at Ferndale Dental and Implant Clinic in October 2023. Debbie has joined the team as a Receptionist.

Since joining, I have loved every minute of it, working with a friendly and professional team and meeting patients to take good care of them. I enjoy learning all about dentistry and keen to continue updating my knowledge.

Prior to working in Dentistry, I worked as a Nursery Nurse and in the NHS as a Medical Secretary. In my spare time I enjoy making memories with my family. I love to travel, go on dog walks and socialise with friends as well as hide away at our allotment.


Linda Morgan


Having only just joined the friendly Ferndale Practice Team in December 2022 as a Receptionist/Administrator, I am still learning the ropes, but I believe my previous office roles have given me the necessary administrative experience required to provide support to my colleagues and the Patients here at Ferndale Dental Clinic.

In my spare time, I like to keep fit, enjoy gardening and country walks, being creative and particularly enjoy travelling.

Joanna Gould

Joanna Gould


I have a strong interest in dentistry and have undergone various treatments myself. My goal is to support our patients and their families throughout their dental journey, helping them achieve healthier smiles. I moved from London to Devizes in 2021. You can find me at the stables or enjoying outdoor pursuits in my free time.

Ferndale Devizes Lyn Hillier

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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