Batheaston Practice

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211 London Road East, Batheaston, Bath, BA1 7NB

Welcome To

The Little Dental Co.

We are a team of dental professionals dedicated to getting it right for you!

COVID Update

Following the latest Government guidelines, we would like to reassure you that at Batheaston Dental Rooms it is still pretty much business as usual. As an essential service, we will continue to see our patients over the coming weeks as planned.

Whilst we appreciate that once again, these are unsettling times for everyone, you can rest assured that we have every precaution in place to provide a safe and secure environment for everyone. Therefore, if you have an existing appointment and you have NOT been contacted to advise it needs to be cancelled, then please attend as planned.

We are also still happy to make new appointments so please do continue to call our Receptionists on 01225 895 394.

Batheaston Practice

Whatever your needs may be, whether you require a routine check-up, something more advanced, or just an honest opinion, we use the most up to date techniques and materials to provide the highest quality treatment.

We strive to achieve a healthy, functional, and attractive smile for all of our patients, all within a caring and compassionate environment.

We command ourselves to stay at the top of our field in disease prevention as well as conservative and minimally invasive treatment options.

Our goal is to build a long-term relationship with our patients and enable them to become part of our exclusive family at Little Dental Co.

Your Dentistry Problems Solved

We offer a comprehensive range of dental treatments to solve dental problems

Teeth Whitening


For Appointments

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 13:00 | 14:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 13:00 | 14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 13:00 | 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 13:00 | 14:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00
Saturday & Sunday Closed

Meet our Team

Maxine Caine

Practice Manager
With a previous Civil Service and HR background, Maxine made the transition into Dentistry in 2008. Having worked as a Practice and Regional Manager in both Corporate and Independent, Private and NHS practices, Maxine joined the Little Dental Co in July 2018. Maxine manages both Little Dental Co practices (Batheaston and Larkhall) for owner Chris Park and is also the Practice Manager at Chris’ shared practice, Welshmill Dental Practice in Frome, dividing her time equally between the 3 sites.

Vanessa Vaughan

Associate Dentist – GDC 61944
Vanessa graduated from Kings College London in 1986 and spent 6 months in the dental school periodontal department as a house surgeon. Following that, she spent 3 years in Kent, then moved to Bath and worked from 1989 until 2002 in Warminster. From January 2002 she practiced at Batheaston Dental Practice, as owner up until March 2018. Vanessa prides herself on the quality of her patient care especially with nervous or reluctant adults and children with whom she works hard to create a bond of trust allowing her to make their dental care experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, travel and most things musical. If not listening at home, then you’ll find her wandering the muddy fields of Glastonbury or on the floor in a tiny (probably not jazz) venue rocking out with the best of them!

Gillian West

Associate Dentist – GDC 59185
Gillian qualified from Guy's Hospital in London in 1984 and has been working in Bath since 1998. She has gained wide experience of providing NHS, Denplan and Private dentistry with the emphasis on gentle, considerate, individually tailored care. She joined Vanessa and the dedicated and happy Batheaston team in 2013. Gillian has a passion for general health and well-being and helping patients to achieve a stable and healthy mouth life-long. Her emphasis is on prevention and minimal intervention, enhancing smiles with whitening and composite bonding, with quality long-lasting restorations when required. Now a resident of Batheaston, she can be seen out walking or pedalling across the meadows on her bicycle.

Lesley Shergold

Dental Hygienist - GDC 3366
Lesley qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Bristol Dental School in 1987, having previously worked as a dental nurse in general practice & four years at the RUH in Oral Surgery & Orthodontics. Lesley has worked in various dental practices in Bath & Bristol, still working in the practice she joined on qualification 31 years ago. Lesley joined the Batheaston practice in 2005 and loves working there as part of what she describes as a brilliant team & it’s a great family practice. Lesley is committed to her patients, lots of whom she has been treating for many years, hopefully helping them to improve and maintain good oral health. Lesley believes it’s also very important to reassure nervous patients, helping them to gain confidence with dental care. In her spare time, she enjoys walking & generally keeping fit, singing in a choir & travelling as much as she can; walking part of the Camino way in Spain in September 2018 she now has only 500 miles to go to complete it!

Anna Williams

Dental Hygienist/Therapist – GDC 174112
Having previously provided short term locum cover at both Larkhall Dental Rooms and Batheaston Dental Practice, Anna finally gave in to the team’s constant requests and decided to join Little Dental CO as a permanent member of the teams in September 2019. Anna qualified as a dental hygienist and therapist from Bristol University in 2009, she also holds a degree in dental technology. Before relocating to Bath at the beginning of the year, Anna lived in Toronto for 2 years and in New York for 6 months. In her spare time Anna likes travelling, reading, knitting and is a wine connoisseur.

Kristy Gurung

Dental Nurse – GDC 68077
Kristy joined Batheaston Dental Rooms in October 2020. She brings experience of nursing in both NHS and Private practice and Orthodontic Practices. Kristy enjoys her role and sees it as a chance to help people improve their oral care and takes pride in helping her nervous patients remain calm and comfortable. Kristy is an enthusiastic learner interested in keeping up to date with different dental techniques and always looking for the next new thing to study.

Rachel Wales

Head Dental Nurse Infection Control Lead – GDC 227422
Rachel has worked in dentistry for many years and finds it to be very interesting and rewarding work. She has been employed at Batheaston Dental Rooms since July 2011 and enjoys working with the dedicated team. Rachel likes to mix things up a little and nurses for both Gillian and Lesley you may also see her working on Reception occasionally. In her spare time, she loves to go roller skating and walking her dogs.

Anna Nowak

Dental Receptionist
Anna joined Batheaston Dental Rooms in October 2020. Anna is one of our 2 Receptionists working Tuesdays, Wednesdays &Thursdays. Anna brings with her 3years of Dental Receptionist experience having previously worked as Dental Receptionist and then Head Receptionist in mixed NHS and Private practices. In her spare time Anna enjoys Music, cycling, gym, and spending family time with her family.

Dawn McHugh

Dental Receptionist
Dawn also joined Batheaston Dental Rooms in October 2020. Dawn is our 2nd Receptionist working Mondays and Fridays. Dawn has previous experience of dental reception work but also brings a wealth of customer service experience with her. Having previously being a sole trader, she understands the importance of delivering excellent customer care. Dawn has a wide range of interests, but main passions are gardening and entertaining. She enjoys walking her 2 dogs loves music. She is currently learning the piano and mandolin and attends a weekly folk group.

Beth (Mils) Vaughan

Occasional Dental Receptionist
Mils has been known to provide occasional Dental Reception cover at Batheaston in the past. Between travels, she is happy to be called upon and offer a helping hand wherever needed. So, you may see her covering reception at either Batheaston or Larkhall Dental Rooms. She graduated from Northumbria University in 2014 but has since spent most of her time travelling and working around the world. When she’s actually in England she loves spending time going to muddy music festivals, spending time outdoors and cooking recipes inspired by her travels. And, of course, helping out our teams.

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