Larkham House Dental Practice Team
Please find below details of the team here at Larkham House, please click the link below each picture for a full profile. If you would like to talk direct to a member of our team please click here.
BDS Lond 2000
Qualified at The Royal London in 2000, he went on to work in London as a NHS dentist followed by hospital work at the same hospital. His Maxillo-facial carer took him to the SW at Torbay hospital where he continued as a surgeon for a further two years. He returned back into general practice before working in Australia. He took over Larkham House in 2005 and has since continued to develop both the practice and his dental knowledge with further learning in periodontics (gum disease), gerodontology (care for older patients), prosthodontics (dentures), implants and aesthetic work (smiles, whitening and ) and anti wrinkle treatments.
He divides his private dentistry at the practice with his role as a clinical and educational facilitator at the local Plymouth dental university, whilst continually improving the practice here at Larkham House.
Dr Malgorzata Gawecka- D.M.D (Doctor of Dental Medicine) graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, Medical University in Lublin in 1988. In 1993 she completed 1st Degree Specialisation Diploma in General Dentistry. She worked in Public Academic Dental Surgery and run her own successful private practice.
Moving to UK in 2006 she worked as an associate dentist. Since May 2008 she has been an active member of the Larkham House Dental Practice team.
During her career she has expanded her professional skills by attending many professional courses in all aspects of dentistry. One of the areas she particularly enjoys is cosmetic treatment such as veneers, crowns, bridges and dentures. Malgorzata is a certified provider of non-surgical facial rejuvenation including wrinkle reduction using the Botulinum Toxin and dermal fillers.
Malgorzata has a special interest in orthodontics. She successfully completed a one year Certificate Course in Damon System. She also is certified Short Term Orthodontic provider : In Line, Six Month Smiles, Social six. She performs minimally invasive techniques and cosmetic orthodontics including non-extraction methods and invisible braces. Additionally she deals with TMJ disorders as well as treatment of snoring and sleep apnea.
In her spare time she enjoys photography, painting, travelling, hiking and skiing.
BDS Peninsula Dental School 2014
Originally from South Lincolnshire, Matt first moved to Devon in 2002 to study Biological Sciences at Exeter University. Matt graduated in 2005 and went on to work a number of jobs in both public and private sectors before choosing a career in dentistry.
Matt completed his bachelor of dental surgery at Peninsula Dental School in Plymouth in 2014 and an additional year of Dental Foundation training in 2015, also in Plymouth, before joining the team at Larkham House.
Although interested in all aspects of dentistry Matt particularly enjoys the challenge of treating nervous patients - using a variety of techniques to help put patients at ease, particularly those who may not have attended for many years or have had a bad experience in the past.
Matt also likes to carry out more complex restorative work, especially providing aesthetic white fillings - a simple process that can often transform a smile or problem tooth quickly and easily, sometimes without the need for any anaesthetics.
Outside of dentistry Matt is busy renovating an old house in Plymouth as well as enjoying a number of outdoor activities such as cycling and stand-up paddle boarding. Matt likes live music and is a keen collector of both records and instruments - his latest project is building guitars from reclaimed and recycled materials.
Tandläkare Lund 1997
Dr Alex Paulsson is our resident Implantologist. Alex qualified in 1997 at the University of Lund in Sweden. Two years after graduating he moved to Devon and has since then worked in the Plymouth area as GDP. His special dental interest is dental implantology. He has completed a one-year long ASTRA implant course, as well as courses in Bone Augmentation and Sinus Grafting. Alex is a member of ADI and Denplan.
BDS, DDCSc (U. Lon), LDS RCS(Eng), MFGDP RCS(Eng), MFDS RCS(Edn)
Vivek graduated as a Dental Surgeon in 2004 and has a special interest in Oral and Facial Surgery, Restorative Dentistry, Smile Design and Dental Implants. This aided his present position at Derriford Hospital as Trust Specialty Registrar in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Specialty Doctor in Restorative dentistry. He also assists in facial reconstructive surgeries there for their trauma and cancer patients and provides oral rehabilitation for referred oral cancer patients.
After working as clinical supervisor in Prosthodontics (Dentures) and Implantology at Nitte University India he moved to London and completed a post-graduation in Clinical dentistry. He worked at Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals along with consultants where he was involved in major facial and oncology surgeries.
He has passed his LDS RCS exam from Royal college of Surgeons of England and MFDS RCS from Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He also holds Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice from Royal college of Surgeons of England (MFGDP RCS).
He is a member of British Society of Restorative Dentistry, British Association of Oral Surgeons and Association of Dental Implantology and can provide the following treatments on a private basis here at Larkham House for all of our patients or patients from any other practices via our referral method :-
- Surgical Removal of teeth and impacted wisdom teeth
- Endodontic surgeries (Apicectomy)
- Closure of Oro antral communication
- Periodontal Surgeries (gum disease)
- Dental Implants
At present Dr Vivek Giddani is undergoing post-graduation training in Dental Implants.
BDS Brist 2015
Having grown up in Devon, Katie graduated from the University of Bristol Dental School in 2015 where she completed her foundation training in a BDA acclaimed ‘Practice of Excellence’ before joining Larkham House in January 2017.
Katie enjoys the variety of general dental practice and the opportunity it provides to build rapport with her patients. Her main areas of interest are in paediatric dentistry and oral surgery .
Outside of work Katie is a befriender and fundraiser for ‘Volunteering in Health’- a charity based in Teignbridge that supports elderly and isolated people in the community. Her interests include embroidery, knitting and swimming as well as a keen interest in the performing arts; having belonged to several choirs and drama groups as well as accompanying herself on the piano. Katie loves the beaches of south Cornwall, where she has spent many happy holidays with her family and fiancé Phil.
Joanna has over 20 years experience in the dental profession, qualifying as a Dental Hygienist in June 1988 at RADC Aldershot She takes great pride in her ability to put forward a caring, gentle approach to dental hygiene and helps patients achieve and maintain a healthy mouth.Joanna regularly updates her periodontal procedures and knowledge.
Member of BSDHT ( British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy)
RIPHH Certificate in Nutrition and Health
Experience in Dental Implant maintenance
Qualified Dental Radiographer
Interest in motivating and maintenance for patients with Periodontitis.
Jill trained as a Hygienist within the Royal Air Force at the Defence School of Dental Hygiene in Aldershot and qualified in 2000 and joined us here at Larkham House in 2009.
She is professional and dedicated with a caring approach. Jill has invested heavily in Continuing Professional Development and continually updates herself in modern periodontal concepts. She works using Loupes and LED light so that she can provide her patients with the best and latest treatments.
Certificate of competency in Dental Radiography
BTEC promotion of Oral Health
ITEC Certificate in Diet and Nutrition
Intermediate smoking cessation intervention training
Attended a number of courses in Implant care and maintenance ,Periodontic assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning
Tooth Whitening (theory and practical) organized by BSDHT
Member of the BSDHT and BSP
Hannah studied Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy at University of Liverpool Dental school and qualified in 2013. Before this she enjoyed working as a dental nurse for 5 years.
Hannah finds daily enjoyment and reward from being part of the dental health care profession, especially in such a relaxed and friendly practice. From her own experience at the dental practice she also believes that dental hygienists and therapists play a very important role in the overall dental health of all patients, particularly when monitoring them regularly and advising on their oral health. Working so closely with her patients gives Hannah the opportunity to follow, improve and maintain patients gum health. The additional rewards for Hannah are the added improvements in a patients appearance and confidence bought about by having a clean, fresh, and healthy mouth.
Fran started her career in dentistry qualifying as a dental nurse in 2005 from this she gained her qualifications in orthodontic nursing and dental radiography.
Aspiring to take a more active role in patient care Fran undertook a degree in Dental Hygiene and Therapy qualifying with a first class honours in 2015.
She's passionate in periodontal care and provides a holistic caring approach to her patients. In 2016 she had a paper published in the British Dental Hygiene Therapy annual journal.
Outside of dentistry Fran enjoys walking her two dogs and travel.