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Our Team

We are a team of experienced and committed dental professionals with a particular interest in the management of anxious patients.

Calum Macpherson (GDC no. 61107) qualified from Edinburgh University in 1986. Since qualifying, Calum has been in general practice at St Michael’s Dental Surgery where he has developed a practice with a reputation for successfully working with dentally anxious patients. A major milestone was achieved in 2009 when the practice relocated to a brand new, striking, 21st century premises.

Calum has also been closely involved in the teaching of dental sedation to dental students, newly qualified dentists and dental nurses. He has also worked part-time at the sedation unit in Cardiff Dental Hospital and at the Oral Surgery Dept, Royal United Hospital, Bath.

Ben Attenborough (GDC no. 103773) qualified from the University of Leeds in 2006. Ben completed his vocational training in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, before moving to Leeds where he worked in a sedation practice, helping and treating anxious and dental phobic patients. In 2012 Ben and his family moved to Somerset, working in general practice in Wells before joining us in 2015. Ben completed his Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) exam at the Royal College of Surgeons, London in 2013. Ben has a keen interest in helping anxious patients overcome their fear of the dentist with a friendly and patient attitude.

Jennifer Allen (GDC no. 120087) qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2011, with a diploma in dental hygiene and dental therapy. In 2017 she completed her BSc in Dental Studies from UCLAN whilst working in private practice in Wiltshire. Jennifer has just returned to general practice from a teaching role at the University of Sheffield. She is particularly keen on being able to support and give patients the information they need to take responsibility for their oral hygiene. Jennifer will adapt her treatment to individual patients needs.

Support staff

If you would like further information about our highly experienced support staff.