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Monday 9.00am to 6.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am to 8.00pm
Wednesday 8.00am to 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday 8.00am to 2.00pm

Opening times may vary due to clinic variation, staff training & holiday


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Practice Manager

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 June 2017 06:42

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David Jory

David Jory joins the team after 5 years in the social housing sector, most recently as Operations Manager for a landlord with over 4500 properties situated throughout Cornwall.  David started his career in the public sector where he worked in a number of positions for Her Majesty’s Courts Service across Devon and Cornwall before taking the role as a Regional Trainer for a national provider teaching a range of qualifications including customer service, management and I.T.

David brings with him a range of skills and experience including audit and governance which will be extremely useful in this role.  Although David has a lot to learn about this sector he is very much looking forward to getting up to speed and supporting both the staff at Devon and Plymouth Dental Centre of Excellence and our patients receive the best customer experience possible.


Business Development Manager

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 July 2017 11:03


Debbie Hutchinson

Debbie is the Business Development Manager for the Smile Excellence group. Her role is to build, train and support the practice managers to achieve set objectives for the growth of their practices along with  enhancing the practice managers development  and that of their teams whilst delivering the highest standards of patient care. 

Debbie is committed is service excellence. She has worked in the industry since 2004 starting as a dental receptionist then spending 8 years as a practice manager for Private & Specialist Referral practices including Plymouth and Devon Dental Centre of Excellence since 2012. During this time  Debbie has achieved many dental awards with the support of her teams, these include National Team of the year 2013, Team of the Year South 2014 as well as nominating Dr Badiani for National Dentist of the year 2015 to which he became the winner. More recently in 2016 Plymouth & Devon Dental Centre of Excellence were awarded Best Private & Specialist Referral Practice, Devon & Dental Implant Centre of the Year UK by the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical awards.


Claire Dodd

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2016 16:34


Claire Dodd RDN

Head Receptionist / Dental Nurse

GDC No 237160 21/11/12

Claire joined the team in May 2011 as a full-time receptionist. She quickly became an asset to the practice, Claire is friendly and welcoming. Her interest in dentistry soon became apparent and she qualified as a dental nurse in June 2012. Claire works closely alongside Dr Amelia Jerreat, specialising in Orthodontics at the practice.

Claire was promoted to Head Receptionist and is a vital team member leading the everyday running of reception. Claire is currently working to a Customer Service level 3 NVQ.

Qualifications / Certificates:

NEBDN Certificate in Dental Nursing

Sasha Redding

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 11:59


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Sasha joined the team in 2014. She has a strong background in co-ordinating Customer Care and providing an exemplary service.

Sasha is currently studying for a Bsc Hons in Health & Social Care alongside her role as Receptionist at Devon Dental Centre of Excellence.


Dr Mitesh Badiani

Last Updated on Monday, 22 January 2018 18:42

Dr Mitesh Badiani BDS DPDS

Clinical Lead

GDC reg no: 66934 Newcastle 11/12/91

Mitesh is the Clinical Lead at Devon Dental Centre of Excellence and has over 20 years of dental experience. He has been the clinical lead of this practice and our sister practice Plymouth Dental Centre of Excellence for 20 years and is also Clinical Lead at a total of 10 Private Practices.

His vision was to create a patient journey which represents a high standard of care and service from the first time the patient walks into the practice right through to the treatment received in surgery and post-treatment communication.  This high level of patient care has been created at the Devon Dental Centre of Excellence. Mitesh is proud of the team which has followed his ethos of putting the patient first.

He is also proud that he has assembled a team of highly experienced specialists which enables patients to be treated ‘in-house’ rather than be referred to either Bristol or London.  The Centre in Ashburton is, in fact, one of only a few practices in the Southwest that offers many types of dental specialist under one roof.

Devon Dental Centre of Excellence has become increasingly successful at providing a variety of post-graduate courses. Mitesh’s vision is that it continues to develop over the next few years and, in conjunction with Professor St John Crean, becomes an internationally recognised post-graduate learning institution.

Mitesh has also been active in supporting overseas communities.  He has set up a charity hospital in Gujarat in North West India that currently treats general patients as well as provides eye surgery and dental treatment. He also runs Dental Camps in India, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.

Mitesh is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Warwick as part of the post graduate implant dentistry programme.

Special Interests

  • Dental Implants
    • Clinical assistant professor for University of Warwick for over 10 years on the MSc Implant programme
    • Over 17 years of dental implant experience
    • Placed over 3000 implants
    • Mentor for both " Ankylos and Bio Horizon " implant systems but has experience with over 8 other implant systems
    • Clinical tutor for implant training for smile tube which is an online postgraduate implant training institute, mentoring over 100 dentists in dental implants
  • Cosmetic Dentistry (training done at Louisiana State University in New Orleans under the guidance of some of the top US cosmetic dentists)
  • IV Sedation (for nervous patients)


  • British Dental Association
  • Founding member of the British Society of Oral Implantology (BSOI)

Awards / Achievements

  • Awarded 'Dentist of the Year South 2015' and 'National Dentist of the Year 2015' at The Dental Awards ceremony which was held at a gala dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole NEC, on Friday 17th April 2015.
  • Awarded lifetime achievement award by the C group (Charity dedicated to injured Royal Marines) for services provided to medically discharged royal marines.
  • Led Devon Dental Centre of Excellence and Plymouth Dental Centre of Excellence to win ‘Team of the Year’ in 2013 and 2014.

Dr Andrew Pickering

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 13:32

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Dr Andrew Pickering BDS

Dental Clinician

GDC No 66973 11/12/91

Dr Pickering qualified in 1991 at Newcastle University. He initially worked and trained in Newcastle Dental Hospital as a houseman in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Surgery.

As well as a broad background in NHS and private general practice he has worked in Scotland as a lead clinician and Senior Dental Officer in surgical dentistry working between general practice and hospital where he received his training. Dr Pickering gained his early experience in  dental implants over ten years ago. 

He was also a vocational trainer for newly qualified dentists. 

Dr Pickering used to lecture for Ivoclar Vivadent as a UK opinion leader speaking on E max (Porcelains and ceramics)   bonding techniques and high end aesthetic composite materials.

Special Interests

  • Dental Implants; from single teeth to full arches particularly loose dentures
  • Ceramics, high end composites and minimally invasive aesthetic dental techniques
  • Intra venous sedation available for all treatments
  • difficult/ surgical extractions 


  • Society for the advancement of  anaesthesia in dentistry(SAAD)

Dr Pickering is in surgery Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


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