Meet the team caring for you
Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in dental healthcare. Our dental team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.
The General Dental Council (GDC) is the regulatory body of the dental profession in the United Kingdom. Their address is 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DQ and their telephone number is 020 7887 3800. Our dentists and staff adhere to the regulations governing the profession by the GDC as set out in their publication "Standards for the Dental Team". You can find out more about the GDC on their website www.gdc-uk.org.
- Dr Robert Gordon
- Principal Dental Surgeon
- BDS (Lond 1975) DPDS
- GDC registration number: 49478
Dr Gordon is the principal dentist at Lion House Dentistry. Having qualified in London in 1975 he has been practicing dentistry for 38 years. He has a DPDS gained at Bristol University in 1998 in orthodontics, oral surgery and crowns and bridges. During his career Dr Gordon has built up a rapport with his patients with many of them regularly returning for over 35 years!
- Dr Mark Milkins
- Dental Surgeon- Special Interest in Dental Implantology
- BDS University of Birmingham 1980
- GDC registration number: 54770
Mark has spent his first five years at Maldon House Dentistry gaining extensive experience in restorative dentistry and minor oral surgery, then went on to run his own practice for nearly 20 years in Pembrokeshire.
Mark has been placing implants since 2002 and has devoted his entire time to implantology since 2009. He places several hundred implants per year mainly in the aesthetic zone.
Treatments range from single implant crowns to complex full arch restorations and various grafting procedures including sinus and block augmentations.
We use Straumann dental implants and Mark is one the first implant surgeons in the UK to place Straumann pure Ceramic metal-free implants.
- Dr Olusesan Popoola
Olusesan joined the practice in January 2020. He has an interest in cosmetic dentistry as well as knowledge of Invisalign
and Implants. He has been practicing in Somerset for 9 years.
- Celia Hofgartner
- Dental Hygienist
- CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1976
- GDC registration number: 1409
Celia graduated from Cardiff dental school as a dental hygienist in 1976, Celia has worked alongside Dr Gordon for 26 years. With great motivational skills Celia enjoys providing her patients with the knowledge to improve their dental health.
- Gemma Bristow
- Practice Manager
- National Certificate NEBDN 2006
- GDC registration number: 142079
Gemma joined the practice in July 2016. She brings with her management experience and the addition of nursing skills.
- Alison May
- Dental Nurse
- National Certificate NEBDN 1995
- GDC registration number: 162369
Alison is a qualified GDC registered dental nurse with many years experience, and works alongside Bob Gordon. She joined the practice in October 2014 and is our infection control lead at the practice.
Alison also accompanies Mark Milkins as the implant nurse.
- Nicola Giles
- Dental Nurse
- GDC registration number: 281444
Nicola is a qualified nurse and joined the practice in April 2019. Nicola brings with her experience in general and Implant nursing.
In her spare time, Nicola enjoys weight training and boxing.
- Tina Morrell
Tina has worked alongside Bob Gordon for many years, previously as a dental nurse.
She returned to work as one of our receptionists after a long break to bring up her family.
- Emma Otway
Emma joined the practice in May 2016 and brings several years of experience with her. She works on reception and also assists Mark Milkins in his diary and patient contact.