Dental care to smile about
Hello and welcome to the Austen Road Dental Practice. We are a modern private dental practice located in Guildford close to the town centre and London Road Station. We offer a wide range of affordable, high quality dental treatments for the whole family.
The practice philosophy is pure and simple... Prevention.
We aim to create healthy attractive smiles and to maintain the health of your teeth, through regular check-ups and quality care
We are fully certified by the Care Quality Commission.
At Austen Road Dental Practice you will discover a warm and friendly atmosphere and the commitment of helpful and professional staff who take pride in making your visit as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
Our mission statement
Our aim is to carry out bespoke dentistry of high quality in a calm, caring and very personal environment. We take pride in providing treatment aimed at achieving long term stable results thereby reducing the need for future dental treatment.Tara Thomas
We have a strong commitment to postgraduate education, training and ongoing investment in the practice to ensure that you always receive the best possible range of treatment options.
GDC No. 72888
(Statutory exam 1997)
Hi, welcome to our practice. I set up Austen Road Dental Practice in 2008. With over 20 years' experience in clinical dentistry I am highly skilled at communications and able to help anxious patients overcome their fear of dental treatment. I also care deeply about working with children emphasising the need for preventive care. Always keen to learn new things; I am passionately committed to updating my skills and regularly attend courses in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
Outside of dentistry I devote my time to family and friends and enjoy playing piano and practising karate.
I was very honoured to be invited to join the team at Austen Road Dental Practice in April 2014 especially as it was a complete change of environment and role for me. However I'm delighted that my previous career as an IT Project and Service Manager, latterly managing quality and efficiency projects has enabled me to apply this experience to assist Tara in her practice.
Outside of working hours I enjoy riding my horse and pandering to the needs of my cats and chickens.
GDC Reg No: 100890 | BDS (Mum) 2000, Stat Exam (Lon) 2005, MSc 2015, MFGDP 2017
It gives me great pleasure to join the team at Austen Road Dental Practice. I am passionate about providing the best care for my patients in a gentle and caring manner, ensuring that all my patients are treated as I myself would wish to be treated.
I believe that optimum patient care relies on consistently improving and enhancing my knowledge and skills and so I pursued a four-year Masters course in Restorative Dentistry at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute (University College London).
As a mother, I also feel strongly about preventative dentistry for all the family and this is central to the philosophy and ethos of our practice.
Outside of work I enjoy travelling, cooking and spending time with friends and family.
I joined Austen Road Dental Practice after a long break from work to bring up my family. I am so pleased to be part of this friendly team and have been grateful for the kind welcome extended to me by staff and patients.
When away from work, I am a keen bridge player and attend lessons once a week. I also support Guildford Hockey Club and often cheer them on at matches. My interest in music is varied and I attend many concerts; both classical and modern.
Qualifying as a dental nurse in 1994 in Belfast, then as a hygienist in 1996, I moved to England in 1997, working as a Hygienist in London and Farnham, before joining the team here. I have a passion for helping patients achieve their best in oral health with a kind and caring manner to help put them at their ease. I ensure that I keep up to date with the latest techniques by regularly attending conferences and learning forums.
Outside of work, I am a mother to 2 young boys. I still find time however to keep up my other passion for running, and am hoping to complete a marathon soon. Before my children I spent many years enjoying martial arts, achieving a black belt in karate.