- Relaxing atmosphere since the moment you arrive.
- Experienced and friendly dentist and staff.
- Coffee, tea or cold water upon your arrival.
- Hot lavender neck wraps to help you relax during your treatment.
- Selection of quality books and magazines to read while you wait.
- Comfortable and big surgeries with quality SIRONA dental equipment.
- In house dental laboratory for better communication and improved aesthetic results.
- Experienced clinicians and technicians to enhance the quality of treatment delivered.
- State of the art equipment and investment in innovative digital dental technology to improve the comfort and accuracy with which your dentistry is being delivered.
- Mercury free practice.
- Following the latest guidelines in clinical governance and decontamination.
- We have our own private car park right outside the practice.
- We are in the centre of the village and close to other good quality amenities.
- We have a ‘same day crown fit service’ – no need for impressions or a 2nd appointment , thanks to CEREC digital impression taking. (please ask us for more information)
- Convenient, flexible appointments to suit your busy schedule. Late evening appointments available on Mondays until 7pm.
Meet our team…
Dr Sonika Burger – B.Ch.D (University of Stellenbosch) D.P.D.S (University of Bristol)
GDC: 76000 – Cosmetic Dentist and Practice Owner
Sonika graduated from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1999. Her dental career
started in England and she owned a successful Private dental practice in Berkshire and lived there for 10 years before moving to Somerset in 2012 with her husband Ulrich and their 2 small boys. Sonika really enjoys dentistry and being able to help patients towards good dental health and the best aesthetic outcome possible. Sonika’s postgraduate achievements include a Diploma in Sedation, Oral Surgery and Paediatric Dentistry from the University of Bristol in 2005. She has also completed a year course in Advanced Restorative Dentistry with well-known restorative dentist, Dr Chris Orr to further improve her skills and knowledge of complex aesthetic treatments. She also enjoys doing adult aesthetic orthodontic treatment to help create beautiful smiles alongside complimenting restorative treatments.
Apart from dentistry she has also developed a love for Facial Aesthetic treatments. Sonika obtained advanced qualifications in the provision of dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxing treatments in 2009 and she keeps herself up to date with all the new developments in the facial aesthetic and cosmetic dental world through regular ongoing training.
In her spare time she enjoys cooking, playing golf and spending time with her husband and 2 boys.
Ulrich Nieuwenhuis – National Higher Diploma in Dental Technology (Johannesburg, Technical College Witwatersrand)
GDC: 153109 – Ceramist and Owner of Creative Ceramic Art Limited
Ulrich qualified in 1994 from the Technicon Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He moved to the UK in 1998 and worked in Surrey. His passion for aesthetic dentistry and creating beautiful smiles everyday has driven him to start his own aesthetic dental laboratory called Creative Ceramic Art Limited in 2003.
Ulrich keeps himself up to date with the latest developments in aesthetic and digital dentistry by attending training in Lichtenstein, Germany and the UK regularly. His laboratory became one of the first SIRONA InLab laboratories in the UK and has recently become an InLab trainer for SIRONA in the UK. Creative Ceramic Art Ltd is also a Twiny certified laboratory. Ulrich enjoys working closely with colleagues, dentists and patients to form a very important part of the dental team.
We are lucky to have Ulrich as part of our practice to help us deliver a very high quality service alongside his wife, Dr. Sonika Burger and help create beautiful smiles every day for all our patients. Ulrich’s hobbies include playing touch rugby, cricket in the summer and spending time with his family.
Lowri Wall – Associate Dentist – BChD. Leeds
GDC – 244526
Lowri graduated from the University of Leeds in 2013. Following this, she completed a year of further training within the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department at Hull Royal Infirmary. Lowri worked in general practice in Yorkshire for several years before moving to Bristol in 2017, to be nearer to family in South Wales.
Lowri enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and aims to provide quality dentistry for her patients using a conservative approach. Lowri is able to provide tooth whitening treatments and simple adult orthodontics with clear aligners, to enhance patient’s smiles. She is also pleased to offer anti-wrinkle treatments.
Lowri keeps up to date with the latest developments in dentistry by regularly attending courses to advance her clinical skills and ensure her continued professional development.
Outside of work, Lowri enjoys spending time with friends, skiing, swimming and day trips exploring the south west.
Dr Marco Zennaro – Associate Dentist – DDS – University of Padova Italy
GDC – 69260
Marco graduated from the University of Padova, Italy in 1992. Following this he moved to England and worked in general practice for a few years, firstly in Devon and then in Berkshire.
Marco then moved back to his home, Venice, in 1998, with his English wife and became a proud dad of twins. In Venice he owned a very successful private dental practice and during this time Marco developed a special interest in bone regeneration, dental implant placement and subsequent restoration, working alongside several specialists and learning new techniques.
However, in 2004 he decided to return to England, settling in Somerset, where Marco has since established himself as a private dentist and has welcomed the birth of his second daughter.
Marco is very conservative in his approach to dental treatment and believes in high quality care for his patients. He enjoys cosmetic dentistry such as crowns, bridges and veneers but enjoys more how his patients grow in confidence once they have been treated and have a great smile.
Marco believes in continuing his professional development following the most up-to-date courses, to ensure that he can deliver the best treatment for his patients with his trademark gentle, friendly, relaxed manner.
In his spare time, Marco loves playing guitar.
Dr Madeleine Borer – Associate Dentist – Kings College (London)
GDC Number: 194353
Maddy graduated from King’s College London in 2010. She completed her foundation year in South Wales and then spent a further four years working in maxillofacial departments in South Wales before moving to Somerset. She has been working in general practice and alongside this was working as a speciality doctor in the maxillofacial department at Musgrove Park Hospital where she has gained surgical experience.
Maddy enjoys all aspects of dentistry and enjoys the variety of general practice and treating anxious patients.
Maddy is currently enrolled on a year long Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dental course and enjoys keeping up to date with regular continued professional development..
In her spare time, Maddy enjoys cooking, keeping active and spending time with her young family.
Madeline Bagg – Hygienist
GDC – 290350
Madeline Bagg – Hygienist – Diploma in Dental Hygiene, University of Bristol
Madeline qualified as a hygienist from the University of Bristol in June 2020. Prior to this Madeline worked as a dental nurse. During her time both as a nurse and hygienist, Madeline has gained experience in a variety of dental settings such as endodontics, implantology, special care patients and working alongside specialist periodontists.
Madeline is passionate about helping her patients with a practical and positive approach tailoring oral hygiene advice for the individual. She has an emphasis on education helping her patients understand the aetiology of the Periodontal disease whilst explaining links to systemic health.
Madeline has a gentle and caring manner helping nervous patients to overcome dental fears and making them feel as comfortable as possible.
In her spare time Madeline enjoys creating portraiture pen drawings and living an active outdoor lifestyle with her family.
Shona Sala – Hygienist
GDC – 56824
Shona attended the Bristol School of Dental Hygiene and Therapy between 2007-2009, she achieved a double diploma for Dental Hygiene and Therapy with a distinction for both her theory and practical.
Prior to this, Shona worked as a Dental nurse from 1995-2006.
Philippa Barber – Hygienist
GDC – 3844
Philippa qualified from University of Wales Cardiff in 1990 and has practiced in a variety of settings, giving her broad clinical experience. Philippa joined Bridge Dental in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, straight after qualifying and worked clinically for 10 years. She then moved to Canada and pursued her interest in Digital Radiography with Patterson Dental, where she travelled extensively throughout North America, training all levels of Dental Practitioners in the use and benefits of Digital Radiography. Returning to the UK in 2007, Philippa continued her clinical work at Bridge Dental. Fast forward to the start of the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic, Philippa moved to a clinical role with the UK Health Security Agency (HSA), supporting the National response covering both International Travel and Corona Response teams. In May 2021, Philippa relocated to the Cullompton area and moved back into clinical practice. Philippa maintains her professional development by attending regular courses and reading numerous publications. This enables her to remain current with new developments In Dentistry. In her spare time Philippa enjoys walking her dog or horse riding, whilst juggling with a busy family life.
Lucy Clarke – Practice Manager/Receptionist
We welcomed Lucy to the practice in January 2017 as our receptionist. She relocated to Taunton from Barnstaple where she had been the head receptionist in a dental practice for just over 8 years.
Lucy enjoys running, socialising and spending time with her son Charlie.
Jade – Medical & Prescribing Aesthetics Practitioner
Prescriptions and Consultations available
*Coming soon – PRP for skin rejuvenation and treating hair loss
*Coming soon – Profhilo treatments
*Coming soon – Vit B12 IV drips
JADE is an advanced (level 7) Medical and Prescribing Aesthetics Practitioner. She trained with MATA Academy in Harley Street, London.
Jade is HCPC registered MSc level Advanced Clinical Practitioner, with 13 years of experience in emergency medicine. She is fully insured and she can offer treatments in Dermal Fillers for the full face (i.e: lips, cheeks, jawline, chin, etc) and Botox®.
Soon she will also be providing PRP for skin rejuvenation that uses the client’s own platelet rich plasma. The plasma component contains stem cells and growth rich platelets. When injected back into the skin, it accelerates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to provide overall skin rejuvenation and it is used for the treatment of hair loss in both females and males.
She will be offering face hydration treatments and reducing of finer lines with Profhilo® (https://www.profhilo.co.uk/)
“You are 100% my top priority. No pressure and no secrets. I will provide you with everything you need to know, in order to make an informed decision. I’ll be with you every step of the way. I look forward to meeting you.” Jade Foxwell
Laura Brown – Head Dental Nurse/Receptionist
GDC – 239411
Laura is our Head Dental Nurse and part time receptionist, Laura has 10+ years experience and works full time Monday to Friday. Laura is trained in Implant nursing, radiography and sedation. Laura enjoys long walks with her 3 dogs.
Annie – Dental Nurse
GDC – 222659
We welcomed Annie to the practice in April 2019. Annie is a fully qualified dental nurse, with 10+ years experience. In her spare time Annie enjoys caring for her 11 sheep, 2 ponies and 2 dogs.
She also enjoys a coastal walk, with a little pub stop along the way. Annie is currently on maternity leave after the birth of her daughter.
Shannon – Dental Nurse/Receptionist
GDC – 307054
Shannon recently qualified here at CHDC, she works with us full time Monday – Friday. She is currently doing her sedation training course here at the practice.
Shannon enjoys spending time with her family and her beloved dog Frankie!
Zoe – Dental Nurse
Zoe recently qualified here at CHDC. She works with us full time Monday – Friday. Zoe is also going to further her qualifications in the near future.
In her spare time she enjoys CrossFit and holidays.
Saoirse – Dental Nurse/Treatment Co-Ordinator
GDC – 243757
Saoirse works Monday – Wednesday nursing with Dr Lowri Wall. She carries out her treatment co-ordinator duties on a Thursday morning, here at CHDC.
Macy – Trainee Dental Nurse
Macy is our newest member of staff and is also new to dentistry. She works full time Monday – Friday, a mix between nursing alongside our dentist’s and hygienist’s.
Macy will be starting her dental nurse course soon, she is super keen to learn.