Welcome to our new therapist

We are delighted to welcome back Sophie Sheen in her new role as a dental therapist. We feel very fortunate to see her return to our team but in a much more skilled capacity.

Sophie is a familiar face at Goldsworth Road Dental Centre and many of you will remember her as Andrew’s nurse who used to take impressions and remove stitches.

Three years ago Sophie embarked on a dental therapy course leading to a BSc (Hons) degree. She has now graduated with 1st class honors and also won a prize for outstanding contribution to the department at the University of Portsmouth.

Much of a dental therapist’s training is alongside and to the same standard as a dentist’s. Dental therapists strictly adhere to the GDC’s standards of dental care, as do all members of our clinical team.

Sophie is qualified to place fillings in children’s and adults’ teeth, carry out dental hygiene treatment, take x-rays and impressions and extract deciduous teeth, among other things.

Andrew will continue to prescribe your treatment but he will engage Sophie to provide the more routine dental care so that he is able to focus on complex dentistry, such as dental implants.

Sophie and Andrew and the other members of the dental team work closely together to ensure continuity of care and your complete satisfaction.

We know Sophie is really looking forward to seeing you and we would welcome your feedback.