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.
I joined the practice in October 2017 after a very short retirement from my teaching career at Surrey County Council! I love meeting and greeting patients and putting them at ease in the tranquil practice environment.
Outside of work I can be found with friends and family enjoying a nice home cooked meal or at the theatre, cinema or out and about rambling in the beautiful Surrey countryside. I also like to put my green fingers to work gardening, tending to my allotment or assisting in judging the Guildford in Bloom schools’ competition.
I gained my BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy from the University of Birmingham.
I enjoy treating both adults and children and find helping all my patients achieve optimal oral health very rewarding. Whilst I aim to deliver a high standard of periodontal treatment, I am also keen to emphasise the benefit of good oral hygiene and effective cleaning. I have a passion for delivering good quality patient care.
Outside of Austen Road Dental, I am a tutor on the Dental Hygiene and Therapy course at King’s Hospital and work at a practice on Harley Street. I also work for the NHS community dental service in Surrey offering dental treatment to adults and children with disabilities and high levels of dental need and am the Oral Health Promotion lead for the service.
I enjoy traveling and practice Pilates regularly. I look forward to welcoming you to Austen Road Dental Practice.