Oak House Dental Practice, is a small, freiendly & family run Practice, where we put our patients interests first and foremost. We strive to offer first class service with modern, quality dentistry, without the price tag. Oak House opened as a new NHS Dental practice in October 1998, providing NHS care for over 10, 000 patients. NHS contract changes in 2009 led to the practice moving into the private sector. Still providing free dental treatment for the children of our registered patients, we seek to provide an affordable alternative to the NHS, Private Dentistry, without the price tag!
Andrew Ridout - Dental Surgeon BDS(Wales) 71735
Andrew, graduated from Cardiff University in 1996 and worked in Christchurch Dorset for 2 years, before relocating and setting up his own dental practice in Truro in 1998. Andrew married Lisa in 1999, and they have 2 daughters. Andrew has always had a passion for dentistry and strives to provide the highest care standards of dentistry to our patients. Lisa is a trained dental nurse and assists Andrew with the Home Visits as well as covering all positions within the team as required. Lisa also volunteers at the Sunrise Centre, Treliske and is an active member of our local village.
Outside dentistry, Andrew is the secretary to the Roseland Dog Training Club, and an active member in the Dog Agility World. Having twice qualified for the Semi-Finals for crufts, Andrew is now helping their eldest daughter to train and compete with their youngest Border Terrier, Stella. Georgie gained a 2nd place in her first competition. Andrew & Lisa have recently started charity work with Smile Star, providing dental care to the remote Kenyan population.
Kay Gillam - Dental Therapist EDH EDT 3140
Kay qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1986 as a Dental Therapist. Kay is trained in the provision of simple fillings, extraction of baby teeth, as well as scaling and polishing of teeth and taking impressions. Kay works with our Child patients improving oral hygiene and offering preventative advice to both children and their parents. Kay also provides preventative sealants for children as part of her role. Zoom in surgery tooth whitening is another of Kays abilities, so feel free to discuss tooth whitening with Kay.
Kay has outside interests in holistic remidies and fitness. She also hand-crafts stained glass pieces, many of which can be seen and purchased from the practice.
Helen Cooper - Practice Manager/Nurse
Helen is a qualified and registered Dental Nurse, assisting Andrew in surgery, as well as helping with the day-to-day running of the practice. Helen is married with two grown up children. When Helen is not working within the dental practice, she provides beauty treatments in our On-site Salon, Acorn Beauty
Helen B - Receptionist
Helen is our full time receptionist, and Denplan Champion. She is able to assist you with your treatment and payment options. Helen is also a trained beautician, and provides beauty treatments in our on-site Salon