Meet the Team

Avenue Road Dental’s Team, offering Private Dental Care

Each member of our team is trained to deliver an outstanding patient experience. Your comfort and care is our number one concern. We have an experienced team, consisting of a dentist, practice manager, dental hygienist, dental nurse and web administrator.

Avenue Road Dental Team Philip Lewis

Philip Lewis – Position: BDS Dentist | GDC Number: 51171 | Telephone: 01983 759567

Philip qualified in London in 1977. He has special interests in aesthetic dentistry and postgraduate education. He writes for the dental professional press and has had articles published globally. He has appeared on television and radio as media spokesman for the British Dental Association. Philip lectures on a range of clinical subjects, having given presentations in Romania, Pakistan, and the UK.

He serves on the editorial advisory board of national dental journals and maintains membership of global dental societies. Philips has gained several clinical and patient care accolades.

He has won the Independent Dentistry Postgraduate Commitment Prize, been selected as a finalist in The Probe’ national Dentist of the Year Awards and most recently was voted no 7 in Dentistry Magazine’s Top 50 Most Influential People in the Profession. Philip is the President of the UK charity, Mouth Cancer Foundation, and clinical lead of its Mouth Cancer Screening Scheme.

Avenue Road Dental Team Manager Joy Lewis

Joy Lewis – Position: Practice Manager & Receptionist | Telephone: 01983 759567

When you contact us for the first time you are most likely to reach receptionist Joy Lewis. Joy became involved with dentistry in the early 1980′s. She had an extreme interest in improving services dental receptionists could offer.

She founded the Somerset Dental Support Group which encouraged liaison between dental team members with a view to developing a greater level of patient care.

Joy has studied reception and practice management skills in England and the United States of America and was a finalist in the 2001 National Awards. She has taught dental reception skills in a College of Further Education. After Joy has welcomed you and helped you complete any necessary paperwork she will ask our dental nurse to escort you to the treatment room.

Avenue Road Dental Gabrielle Ballard Hygiene Treatments IOW

Gabrielle Ballard – Position: Dental Hygiene Therapist | GDC Number: 271763 | Telephone: 01983 759567

Born and raised on the Isle of Wight, I moved to the west country in 2014 to train at Peninsula Dental school. Whilst at Peninsula, I studied a 3 year Batchelor of Science course, in Dental Therapy and Hygiene and in June 2017 I qualified as a Dental Hygiene Therapist with Merit.

Once qualified I moved to work in a private dental practice based in the centre of Bath for two years, 6 months of which involved working closely with a Periodontal Specialist.

Alongside Dentistry, I also have a keen interest in Facial Aesthetics. Now having moved back to the Island with my Husband, I’m looking forward to meeting new patients and contributing to the excellent dental care at Avenue Road Dental Practice.

Avenue Road Dental Hygienist IOW Sarah Banks

Sarah Banks – Position: Dental Hygienist | GDC Number: 4129 | Telephone: 01983 759567

Sarah graduated as a dental hygienist from Cardiff Dental School in 1991. She returned to the Island after qualifying and has worked as a team member in several practices.

Sarah has an impressive list of distinctions; gaining the British Dental Hygienists Association Award Final Examination Prize and Clinical Prize, The Certificate of Proficiency in Dental Hygiene and the Diploma in Dental Hygiene.

Avenue Road Dental Practice Team Louise Shaw

Louise Shaw – Position: Trainee Dental Nurse | Telephone: 01983 759567

My name is Louise. I recently joined the practice to pursue a career in dental nursing.

I joined because I like to help people and wanted a new challenge!

My hobbies include traveling, socialising with friends/family, and a big foodie!

Avenue Road Dental Harry Web Design IOW

Harry – Position: Promotions & Outreach | Telephone: 01983 759567

Harry is the designer and administrator of the Avenue Road Dental Practice website.

Philip Lewis: “Then we turn to the subject of Harry! Its probably because I’m old enough to remember Calamity Jane that I felt the need to engage someone to help me with everything technical. Welcome to Harry; our new computer whiz-kid who will be converting the practice website into a thing of beauty! As well as the above, he is doing the websites Search Engine Optimization and he will be improving our use of Social Networks and more.”

Our team offer services ranging from tooth straightening, to fillings, whitening and more!