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To look after you we have a hand picked team of dentists, hygienists, nurses and Receptionists. All undergo Continuous Professional Development training (CPD) to keep their skills up to date. Patients tell us time and again how 'friendly and approachable' everyone is and we consider this to be a key skill when we recruit new staff.
Dr Ruchita Davda
Dr Guy McLellan
Management and Administration
David Hudson, BDS Lond 2000
GDC Number 78172
David qualified in 2000 from Guy’s Hospital, London and after completing his Vocational Training in Grimsby he became an Associate Dentist at what was then his father John Hudson's practice in 2001. David enjoys providing general dental care to all patients and is particularly interested in the concept of minimally invasive dentistry. Since becoming practice owner in 2009 he has become a 'Platinum' Invisalign® Practitioner and, following extensive training and qualification, places a growing number of dental implants.
David is married and has two energetic young sons plus a dog who keep him occupied when he is not at work. He has an enormous affinity for Land Rovers, a passion for Formula 1 racing and enjoys visiting distilleries in Scotland.
Caroline Hayden, BDS Birmingham 2010
GDC Number 192158
Caroline joined as an Associate Dentist in 2013. She studied at The University of Birmingham Dental School and undertook vocational training at Ware Dental Practice. Immediately prior to Hudson's she was as an Associate Dentist at Edward Byrne's practice in Bedford.
Caroline enjoys helping anxious and young patients to overcome their fears. She takes a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and, unhappy with the positioning of a couple of her own teeth, has completed a course of Invisalign. “I can happily vouch for the effectiveness of Invisalign” says Caroline. “It gave me the cosmetic result I wanted and, best of all, nobody could tell that I was doing it!".
Caroline is qualified to perform facial enhancements so if you're worried about crows feet, frown lines or wish to augment your lips Caroline will be happy to help. You can read more about her facial aesthetics clinics via the window on the home page.
Caroline works on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and runs a late night 'Commuter Clinic' on Wednesday evenings for her private patients.
Vasuki Lister (Vash), BDS Manchester 1998
GDC Number 74571
Vash studied at the University of Manchester and qualified in 1998. Following completion of a year's vocational training at a practice in Wallasey on the Wirral she worked for dental practices in Maidstone, Kent and Tottenham before joing David and the team at Hudson's in 2009.
Vash sees her patients privately and on the NHS and works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. She holds an evening clinic for private treatments on Monday.
On her days off and at the weekends Vash and her husband enjoy spending quality time with their three daughters and Vash also loves to chill out with a good book. Keeping fit is a priority too, although Vash is the first to concede that after an exhausting day of dentistry going for a five mile jog is not often front of mind.
Dr Ruchita Davda
GDC Number 209819
Ruchita came to Hudson’s in 2015 to provide cover when Caroline Hayden took maternity leave but such was her popularity and success she has stayed with the practice and now works here four days a week. A graduate of Liverpool University’s Dental School, Ruchita trained and worked at dental practices in Enfield and Milton Keynes. An empathetic communicator, she is especially interested in ‘perio’ which, for the layman, is to do with promoting the importance of healthy gums. “Most people ‘get it’ that they need to go easy on sweets and brush their teeth to prevent tooth decay, but looking after gums is every bit as important" says Ruchita.
Outside of work Ruchita and her fiance love to take far away holidays and she also invests alot of time keeping fit. Always one for a challenge, Ruchita has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and despite already being highly qualified is constantly attending courses to further her knoweledge and skills.
Dr Guy McLellan, BDS FDS RCS (Eng) MBBS
GDC Number 6988
Hudson's Dental Care is delighted to work with Dr Guy McLellan who attends the practice to place more complex implants. He is widely regarded as one of the country's leading implant surgeons.
Guy is doubly qualified in dentistry and medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has over ten year's hospital experience including training in ENT and plastic surgery and currently holds an Honorary Consultant post in Oral Implantology at Charing Cross Hospital where he runs the dental implant clinic.
His experience in implants dates back to 1994 and includes extra-oral implants to retain facial cosmetics / reconstruction following facial cancer surgery as well as intra-oral cancer rehabilitation and facial deformities such as cleft lip and palate. He continues to work as a member of the Cranio-Facial team at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. In private practice he limits his practice to surgical implantology and augmentation procedures inclduing complex intra-oral and extra-oral grafting.
He is a mentor for Nobel Biocare and is actively involved with Implant education. He is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), the European Association of Osseointegration and a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
GDC Number 71344
Dr Paul Pavlou qualified at St Barts & the London School of Dentistry in 1995. He is providing cover for Caroline Hayden who is on maternity leave until July 2018 and works at the practice on Tuesdays and Fridays.
GDC Number 5656
Shelley qualified with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2000 from Eastmans Dental Hospital. She has been with the practice since September 2002 and currently works part time.
Shelley has three children, two boys and a girl which accounts for most of her free time.
GDC Number 1412
Marjorie was born on the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic. She worked as a Dental Nurse on St. Helena for 6 years before attending the Dental Training School in Cardiff to qualify as a Dental Hygienist. She left St. Helena in 1979 to join the Army and served 5 years in the QARANC. She was posted to Northern Ireland for a year and spent the remainder of her service in Chelsea and Bassingbourne Barracks. When she left the Army she was self employed and worked in Sloane Street, Bond Street and Battersea.
In 1989 she went to Germany with her husband who was a Major in the Royal Engineers. She worked in the British Military Hospital as an Oral Surgery Assistant with Air Commodore Quant (brother to Mary Quant). When Marjorie’s husband left the army they moved to Cambridgeshire where she resumed work as a Dental Hygienist. She currently works in Cambridge and Hertfordshire.
Marjorie has undertaken occasional charity runs. She enjoys swimming, walking and travelling. She takes an active role in her local church.
GDC Number 4216
Justine is the latest hygienist to join us having worked for a practice in Borehamwood for over twenty years. She works on Monday and Wednesday evenings and runs a highly popular Saturday morning clinic. Being out of hours her clinics have quickly generated a loyal following from patients who really struggle to get to the practice during the working day.
"I've got a little girl so working during the day can be difficult. The opportunity to work in the evenings and on Saturdays is as much of a convenience for me as it is for my patients" says Justine.
GDC Number 122130
Our Head Nurse Michelle Sagar joined the practice as a trainee in 2003. With her dental nursing qualifications firmly under her belt Michelle set about training to become an Implant Nurse and now provides the skilled chairside assistance required by dentists when undertaking this increasingly popular procedure. Promoted to a ‘Senior Nurse’ in June 2013, Michelle took over responsibility for the day to day management of the nursing team in May 2014.
When she’s not nursing, planning the 'staff rotas' or checking the stocks of essential materials, Michelle, her husband and their two young boys throw themselves wholeheartedly into family life. She also enjoys going out with her wide circle of friends, relaxing with a good book and is a dab hand at baking.
GDC Number 253676
Suzy started as a Trainee Dental Nurse at Hudson's in 2013 and qualified the first time she took the exams in 2014. Suzy had always wanted to work in dentistry and comes from a caring family as she explains: “I love working with people. My mum’s a nurse and perhaps following in her footsteps I grew up wanting to work in a career that entailed caring for others”.
In her down time Suzy enjoys photography, baking, shopping and socialising with her many friends and family.
GDC Number 237497
Our longest serving dental nurse, Elaine commenced her career in 1990 as a Trainee Dental Surgery Assistant. Her boss was one Mr John Hudson - David Hudson’s father - and they worked at the family's original surgery in Ware Road before John relocated his practice to BUll Plain.
Elaine studied at De Havilland College and qualified as a DSA in 1992. In 1998, after having their first child, Elaine worked part time as Hudson Dental Care's afternoon receptionist. Elaine and Kevin now have three children giving Elaine plenty to keep her busy when she’s not working at the Practice which she does every Tuesday and Thursday.
In her spare time Elaine has a wide circle of friends and, when time permits, enjoys a trip up to London to see a good musical.
GDC Number 106276
Michelle's career started when she worked for John Hudson as a trainee dental nurse in June 2001. She is now a qualified, registered dental nurse and during her time at the practice has also gained a Certificate in Oral Hygiene. Her value to the practice is enhanced by her also having trained as an implant nurse.
With her career, three children, a husband and two dogs, Michelle is one of life's busy people who always finds time for her family and friends.
The newest member of our team Vicky oozes enthusiasm for her work and is currently studying hard for her dental nursing qualifications. A Hertford girl who went to Presdales School, Vicky is a keen horse rider and, away from the clinically spotless world of dental surgeries, can often be found mucking out the stables.
Prior to joining Hudson's Vicky worked in pub management where she honed her already excellent people skills. "I love working with people and everyone at Hudson's is so friendly, patients as well as my colleagues" says Vicky.
Ashleigh anchors our Reception desk all day on Monday plus Tuesday morning and on Fridays. Before coming to work at Hudson's Dental Care she worked in various customer relationship roles including a front-of-house position with Barclays Bank.
Ashleigh and her husband have two children, a boy and a girl, and when off duty she enjoys socialising with her friends and family and when time permits, horse riding. She enjoys shopping and has a keen eye for a bargain at some of the county's better car-boot sales.
GDC Number 128652
Natalie joined the Practice in March 2011 as part time Receptionist/Dental Nurse having completed her Dental Nursing course at the QE2 Hospital. She divides her time between nursing in the surgeries and managing our busy reception desk. The practice has a small laboratory and Natalie oversees the production of custom made bleaching trays used for teeth whitening as well as the ‘study models’ used for planning implants and other cosmetic dentistry procedures.
An energetic personality who's always on the go inside and outside of work, Natalie enjoys dog walking, socialising and playing netball for a local team.
Management and Administration
Paul Stanyer, B.A. (Hons) DipCAM
Our Practice & Business Manager is Paul Stanyer.
Paul's background in business management, sales and marketing has equipped him with the skills required to oversee all the business, financial, HR, marketing and compliance aspects of running our busy dental practice. He has implemented a contemporary makeover of the reception and patient lounges and revamped the patient communication tools including the website and practice information literature.
Paul especially welcomes patient comments and suggestions and his door is always open for any patient wanting a chat. He is keen to learn from patients about their experiences of visiting the practice and is constantly looking for ways to make a visit to the dentist a more relaxing and enjoyable experience for all.
A keen amateur chef who loves cooking for family and friends, Paul boasts an excellent repertoire of curries and Italian dishes and has amassed over a hundred cookery books. An avid listener to live and recorded music he also enjoys exploring London, discovering European cities, walking the family dogs and reading.