Select Dental & Denture Centre

About us

We are a friendly dental and denture practice based in Exmouth, East Devon, established in 2000 by Rob Gosling. We are a small
and friendly team focused on providing a welcoming and caring environment for our patients.

We are one of the few dental practices in the UK to have an on-site dental laboratory and Clinical Technician on-site. This is especially important if you are having cosmetic dentistry where the clinician and technicians must work closely together to achieve the best natural results for you.

We often include our dental technicians in patient consultations so that they can explain the options and help you make the right choice. Bringing together the whole team in this way guarantees you will get the result you want.

Many of our first time patients are nervous about visiting the dentist. We understand that you might feel like this and will go out of our way to help put you at ease. We won’t rush your appointment. We will give you all the time you need to express your concerns and for us to explain what is happening.

Meet our team

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Rob Gosling

ClinDentTech Royal College of Surgeons (Eng)

Rob is a highly qualified Clinical Dental Technician, of which there are less than 100 in the UK. He was one of the first to qualify in the UK.

He obtained his Dental Technician degree at the University of Wales, Cardiff and then qualified as a Dental Technology Instructor. He gained his second degree at the George Brown College of Denturism in Canada.

Rob specialises in full and partial dentures and implants. He designed the patented Palette Advanced Denture System, which is unique to Select Dental. It is the closest we can get to the function, performance and appearance of natural teeth. We believe it is the most comfortable and natural-looking denture you can buy.

Rob crafts dentures that look totally natural, fit to perfection and will restore total confidence in your smile. He understands how important it is to get dentures right and takes time to get the perfect fit.

General Dental Council number: 109468

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Dr Andrew Butcher

BDS.LDSRCS.DGDP

Andrew is a highly experienced Dental Surgeon with over 20 years’ experience. He qualified with a degree in Dentistry from Birmingham University in 1988 and was awarded The Diploma in General Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1994.

Andrew has a special interest in improving people’s smiles and has undertaken further post-graduate training courses in this area at Manchester University, Salzburg and San Francisco.

Andrew believes in treating patients in a calm, kind and caring manner. He takes time to explain each stage of the treatment to our patients so that they are comfortable with what’s happening. Many of our patients comment on his excellent ‘chair side’ manner.

General Dental Council number: 63112

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Lauren

Lauren joined our team in 2013 and has quickly become a valuable member.  She has recently gained her NEBDN Dental Nursing qualification. She provides chairside support for Andrew and is excellent at putting anxious patients at ease. She also heads up our infection control  practices to ensure we meet the standards set for us.

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Jane Hindle

Hygienist

Jane qualified as a Dental Hygienist (with Distinction) in the Royal Navy in 1980. She gained a Diploma in Health Education in 1996. Jane works closely alongside Rob and Andrew to detect, prevent and treat gum disease.

Jane professionally cleans teeth by removing plaque and tartar (a ‘scale and polish’) to give patients a cleaner and brighter smile. She also advises our patients on oral hygiene.

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Andy Thompson

Dental Technician

Andy has been a Dental Technician for over 20 years and has worked alongside Rob in our dental laboratory since 2003. He helps Rob to design and create the high quality, bespoke dentures associated with our practice.

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Karen Cotter

Practice Manager

Karen ensures the day-to-day smooth running of the practice. She firmly believes in creating a warm and friendly environment for all our patients particularly children. Karen is always keen to receive your comments and feedback regarding the service you have received at the practice and how it might be improved.

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Sarah

Practice Receptionist

Sarah is our receptionist and the friendly face that greets our patients when they walk in the door. Sarah is in charge of booking in patients, helping with patient enquiries and managing treatment plans.

Hours & Dental Emergencies

Monday – Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Weekend – please call 01395 225 600

Emergencies (Dental or Denture) please call 01395 225 600