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Rachel earned her dental qualification in 1998 from the University of Bristol. She regularly undertakes postgraduate courses to expand her wealth of dental knowledge and experience.
Though she enjoys all aspects involved with family dentistry, Rachel has a particularly keen interest in endodontics, and rises to the challenge of saving teeth with severe damage. She has two young children of her own, so she finds gaining the confidence of the children she treats to be particularly rewarding.
Outside of work, Rachel is kept busy by her two small daughters. However, in her spare time she likes to swim and play racket sports.
Steven qualified in 2006 at Kings College London, and has worked in the south west since then. He commits himself to providing the highest quality dental care and creating positive dental experiences for his patients. Steven devotes himself to postgraduate training and studies so that he can be at the forefront of dental techniques and patient care.
After he qualified, Steven looked for further training in the fields of his interest: orthodontics including Invisalign, white fillings and aesthetic bonding, dental cosmetics and creating natural looking restorations with minimal invasion.
In 2011, Steven was taught and mentored by a leading specialist in aesthetic dentistry and was presented with a Certificate in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He is currently working his way through the curriculum of SPEAR Education which is a world renowned dental institution based in the USA
Steven is a qualified Invisalign provider and is also a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentists.
In his spare time, Steven likes to spend time with his wife Tanya and his two children Jasper and Hugo.
Jessica has friendly and cheerful demeanour and communicates well with both patients and colleagues.
Feedback from some of our more anxious patients is that they feel at ease due to her empathy and the clarity of communication.
She has shown commitment to further training completing 2 years study at the Dominic Hassall Training Institute; focusing on advanced restorative and aesthetic dentistry. During this time Jessica trained in the Bioclear composite method and is a certified level 3 practitioner.
At home Jessica enjoys spending time with her young family and beloved cat Tubby.
Matthew graduated from King's College London in 2016 and has recently joined the team at Cotteswold House. He enjoys the wide range of treatments available in general practice, with a particular interest in endodontics. With a keen interest in furthering his knowledge and skills, Matt is currently working towards his Membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Outside of dentistry, Matthew enjoys playing golf and is a keen football fan. He also has a passion for anything with an engine, having restored a classic Mini over a number of years.
Joanne is an experienced hygienist, who has previously worked with Dr Steven Neal and joins us with glowing reviews.
Her gentle but meticulous treatment is brilliant for nervous patients, and she is hugely knowledgeable in her field, constantly updating her knowledge.
During her time in dentistry, Elaine has worked in many dental settings including general practice, community dental services and the armed forces. She is also a qualified national examiner and has held non clinical posts which includes the teaching of some of our own dental nurses.
Her cheerful approach puts patients at ease and she particularly likes helping nervous patients and those with additional needs.
Out of work she loves trips to the theatre and spending time with her young family.
Karen has been at Cotteswold House Dental Care as a member of the reception team since 2001.
In 2015 she became the Practice Manager. In this role she oversees the smooth running of Cotteswold House and also enjoys being able to maintain the relationships she built up with the patients due to her time on reception.
She wants to ensure that everyone who visits us has an enjoyable experience and to be sure that their dental health and wellbeing is the utmost of our priorities.