Dentists

Dr David Trawford - GDC 51811 BDS (U.Lond) LDS.RCS

David was born is Spalding the son of local veterinary surgeon Roy Trawford. David qualified from The London Hospital Medical College in 1978 and worked initially as an associate in Buckinghamshire and then Stamford.

In 1986 he came home to Spalding with his wife Jenny and set up his own practice in Victoria House on London Road where it remained for ten years .In the early years Jenny worked as both nurse and receptionist but as the practice grew quickly more staff and more space were soon needed.

In 1996 the practice moved to a custom built surgery in Camelgate and has continued to grow with Jenny's eldest son James becoming a partner 8 years ago followed by 3 further associate Dental Surgeons and 3 Dental Hygienists joining the team.

David and James agree that the only way for a practice to grow is to stay in touch with the changing face of techniques and technologies as they develop and advance with those changes. They continue to reinvest in the practice to ensure that it is able to offer the best facilities available in those areas. David still enjoys the practice and challenges of day to day dentistry as well as attending many courses. The use of lasers in dentistry, being one particularly exiting interest recently.

With four grown up sons family life remains busy with spare moments filled with motorcycling, falconry and caring for a large garden.


Dr James Shorrock - GDC 74687 BDS (Hons) (U.Lond)

James qualified from The London Hospital Medical College in 1998 with a distinction in restorative dentistry. He has worked full time as a general dental practioner at the Spalding Dental Surgery since then. Keen to further his post graduate training and experience he has attended well over 70 courses in a wide range of dental subjects. In 2007 James completed the Advanced Dental Seminars one year comprehensive course in advanced restorative and aesthetic dentistry. He has found this of great practical use in many aspects of day to day dentistry, as well as for planning the more complex aesthetic makeover cases.

James has particular interests in the application of technology in dentistry. He has greatly enjoyed computerising the practice, helping set up the exciting CAD/CAM manufacturing techniques, laser based treatments and the latest 3D radiographic treatment planning services we are now able to offer. James is a registered Invisalign (invisible braces) provider and uses this to provide a range of orthodontic treatment options. He is a member of The British Dental Association and works hard to promote sound preventative dentistry to help keep treatment as simple and easy for his patients as possible.

James is married with a 1 year old son, and until he arrived enjoyed snow/kite boarding but now admits that gardening is safer and probably more sensible.

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Mrs Nicola Marr - GDC 71929

(GDC 71929 BDS Sheffield UK) qualified from Sheffield University in 1996. She completed a one year contemporary aesthetic and restorative course between 2007- 2008 with Dominic Hassell. Recently she completed the UK Dawson Academy Course 2009-2010 which teaches cosmetic dentistry in relation to temporomandibular joint stability and function. Nicola is a member of the British Society for the study of Craniomandibular Disorders. I have a special interest in tooth wear and grinding and have been using NTI appliances to treat grinding and clenching problems. These can help to relieve headaches and migraines.

Nicola believes it very important to further her education and take pride in learning the most current techniques and dentistry from clinicians at the forefront of their particular fields.

She can also offer early orthodontic treatment in children to correct crowding, known as orthopaedic orthodontics. She is also a registered Inman Aligner practitioner.

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Dr Luke Smith - GDC 82540 BDS (U.Lond)

Luke qualified from King's College London in 2003 and whilst being based in Norfolk for most of the time, has taken up positions as a clinical teacher at Guy's King's & St Thomas's as well as James Cook University in Queensland Australia.

Luke enjoys all aspects of clinical work with particular emphasis on advanced aesthetic and neuro-muscular dentistry which is an effective approach to treating a multitude of chronic symptoms associated with a less than perfect bite. Symptoms such as recurrent headaches, migraines, jaw pain and ear problems like tinnitus and pain can be managed with non surgical, scientific treatment. Luke also sees the relationship between sleep medicine and dentistry as very important and can assess for the risk factors of certain sleep disorders and work with local physicians to manage these conditions. Luke continues to learn and grow throughout his career, not restricting himself only to developments here in the UK but further afield in the United States and Australia.

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Visiting Dental Specialist

Dr Jeremy McCahill - GDC 68389 MSc (Hons) BChD (Leeds)

Jeremy qualified from Leeds University in 1992 and has been fully employed as a General Dentist ever since. He gained experience in minor oral surgery with a part time honorary contact at St Lukes Hospital, Bradford in 1999 – 2001. He has attended courses regularly in a wide range of subjects and in recent years has attended multiple day courses in occlusion, aesthetics and implant dentistry. Having worked as part of a team within a multi-discipline specialist practice, he has rapidly gained experience in planning and treating patients with challenging dental issues. Jeremy’s main interests in dentistry lies in complex restorative rehabilitation including smile design and implant treatments.

Jeremy is a member of the British Dental Association and the Association of Dental Implantology. He has now also obtained an MSc with distinction in Dental Implantology from Warwick University.

Jeremy is married with three children and has hobbies including family life, sport, keeping fit and motorbikes..


Our Hygienists

Victoria Downing... details and picture coming soon


Debbie Chandler... details and picture coming soon


Erika Ayres... details and picture coming soon