Dr Roxanna Smith
B.D.S (Bristol), M.A Law (Cantab), L.L.M (UCL).
I studied dentistry at Bristol University and graduated with a merit in Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry. Since then I have worked in Swansea, Bristol and, mostly, in my home town of Plymouth. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry; especially cosmetic work, prosthodontics (dentures), root canal treatment and oral surgery. Although it sounds like a cliche, for the most part, I genuinely enjoy caring for my patients and (dare I say it) from seeing them smile.
I grew up in Yealmpton and attended the local primary school and Devonport High School for Girls. I originally read Law at Cambridge University and trained to become a barrister in London. I undertook a Master’s in Environmental Law at University College London and was proud to graduate with distinction. I really enjoyed pursuing my interests working for human rights and environmental organisations in London. Finally, I was selected to work for the European Parliament and the European Commission; but ultimately I wanted to settle back home, so I followed in my father’s footsteps and retrained as a dentist.
Dental Hygiene Therapist – National Certificate NEBDN 2011, BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy University of Plymouth 2019
I originally trained as a Dental Nurse at Peninsula Dental School and was awarded the Peninsula Gold Award and British Dental Association Most Outstanding Student 2011 for my efforts. I spent 8yrs working as a nurse at Peninsula Dental School before completing my training in hygiene therapy.
I enjoy motivating patients to improve and maintaining their oral hygiene
Dental Hygiene Therapist – National Certificate NEBDN 2011, BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy University of Plymouth 2021
I also originally trained as a Dental Nurse at Peninsula Dental School and am now enjoying working in a practice and meeting all of the lovely local people.
Dental Nurse – Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing QCF City & Guilds
I grew up in Plymstock and have been a Dental Nurse in Plymouth for 5 years. I joined elburton dental in August 2021, having been the head nurse in a busy NHS practice. Outside of work I spend my time walking my dog and looking after my children.
Dental Nurse – National Certificate NEBDN 2004
I grew up in Plymouth and have been a Dental Nurse here for 20 years. I joined elburton dental in August 2021. I love working with patients, meeting all different types of people and nursing. I have chosen to further my skills as a nurse and have recently passed my course in dental radiography.
Dental Nurse – National Certificate NEBDN 2002
I grew up in Plymouth and have been a Dental Nurse here for over 20 years. I joined elburton dental in March 2022.
Practice Manager – C.Eng M.Eng M.A (Cantab)
I studied Engineering at Cambridge University and previously worked as a Chartered Engineer for Dyson for 9 years – working on everything from hairdryers to electric cars. I have now moved to the area to settle down with my partner and work on our dream of providing a service that gives back to the local community – whilst taking on the new and exciting challenge of helping to run a dental practice.