Our Team



John Cobley – BDS  FDS  RCPS Glsg.
GDC Number:  66945

Leaving the post of Senior Dental Officer in Portsmouth City, John became practice principal in 1997, and has overseen expansion of the practice to its current form including achieving awards for BDA Good Practice in 2004 and Denplan Excel in 2007 which demonstrate the standards we have at the practice. 

After qualifying from Newcastle University in 1991, John spent 3 years in specialist hospital training at several of the major oncology (cancer) and trauma units in the country. 

John supports the dental implant, sedation services and Intermediate Minor Oral Surgery cases, in addition to managing the practice and his regular list of patients.  He is chairman of the Local Dental Committee and a past chairman of the West Dorset Section of the British Dental Association. 

John lives in Dorchester and enjoys cycling around the Dorchester countryside.  John is a PADI recreational diving instructor, and expedition diver.

Thomas Cobley – BDS  FDS  RCPS  MBChB  FRCS (Ed )  FRCS (Plast )
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Tom is a senior partner at the practice and is the principal at the Bristol Cosmetic Clinic.  Tom is a consultant Plastic Surgeon, has a special interest in cleft lip palate and is one of the two cleft surgeons at Frenchay the regional plastic unit in Bristol.  The unit serves the surgical management of infants born with facial disharmonies for the South West.

At the Practice Tom provides Consultant input for the implant surgery and also undertakes specialist oral surgery for the .  Tom remains committed to supporting the general services offered from our family run practice, maintaining a profile in most aspects of dentistry.  Toms interests and hobbies are centred around canoeing and an interest in antiques.

Lucy James – BDS
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Lucy qualified from Sheffield University in 1991.  Straight from university her first post was working in a practice in Wellingon Somerset for her vocational practitioner training year.  Once this year was completed Lucy came back to work in Dorset.  Lucy spent 9 years working in Weymouth at the Esplanade and then came to work here at Royal Terrace Dental Practice in 2001.

Lucy provides Private, Denplan and NHS care and treatment for patients and she is very popular with the children. 

In house Lucy provides training for the dental nurses.

Away from the surgery Lucy is the lead in the local British Dental Association committee.   This mainly involves providing educational courses and support for the local dentists.  Beyond the clinical environment Lucy has her two young springer spaniels to keep her busy, you may see her out ‘beating’ in the local area or at the local dog agility demonstrations.


Rosalind Burnham – Dental Hygienist EDH
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Ros qualified in 1975 at RAF Halton and has been working with us at Royal Terrace Dental Practice for over 30 years.  Hygiene treatments range from cosmetic polishing to the management of chronic periodontal disease  (shrinkage of gum and bony support around teeth) and promoting / teaching methods to improve cleaning skills.  Ros plays an important role in the after care following implant surgery.  Outside work Ros has her own thoroughbred gelding and enjoys regular outings around Buckland Ripers countryside riding her horse and walking her dogs.

Laura Wood - Dental Therapist / Hygienist RCS 2012
GDC Number
: 175702

Flora Rowland - Dental Therapist / Hygienist RCS 2017
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Practice Manager

Helen Miller
Practice Manager and Registered CQC Manager
GDC Number: 131768


Helen has been working with us since 2001, she qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2005 and has continued to achieve her post registration qualifications Certificate in Dental Radiograpy in 2012 and Dental Sedation Nursing in 2014.  

Dental Nurse / Receptionists



Candice Harrod
GDC Number: 225933


Candice has been working with us since 2009, she qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2012.  Candice is our main sedation nurse and has continued to achieve her post registration qualifications in Dental Sedation Nursing in 2014 and Certificate in Dental Radiograpy in 2015. Candice enjoys the patient care which comes with dental nursing and in her special interest of sedation nursing, therefore if you have any questions relating to treatments using sedation, she is the best port of call.

Tamara Barrett
GDC Number: 251299

Tamara has been working with us since 2011, she qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2014. Tamara achieved her post registration Certificate in Dental Radiography in 2015.  Tamara is very calm and collected and this often shows through to our anxious and nervous patients who need a dental nurse who can reassure them.

Tawny Newbrook
GDC Number: In Training

Tawny joined our practice in 2017 and is currently on the National Certificate in Dental Nursing course.
Gemma Ross
GDC Number: In Training

Gemma joined our practice in 2017 and is currently on the National Certificate in Dental Nursing course.  

Annie Keel
GDC Number: In Training

 Annie joined our practice in 2018 and is currently on the National Certificate in Dental Nursing course


Charlotte Smith
GDC Number: In Training

Charlotte joined our practice in 2018 and is currently on the National Certificate in Dental Nursing course.  
Rebecca Osmond
GDC Number: In Training

Rebecca joined our practice in 2016 and is currently on the National Certificate in Dental Nursing course.  



Associate required

  • Strong flow of new patients constantly arriving to the practice.
  • Modern facilities
  • Full operational and clinical support
  • Computerised and digital radiography
  • 5 surgery practice
  • Fully air conditioned
  • OPG on site
  • Flexible working hours either part time or full time
  • BDA Good Practice accredited
  • Denplan Excel accredited
  • UDAs offered 4000 (Flexible)

The practice has an NHS contract for providing oral surgery and sedation.

We currently have 3 post qualified dental nurses in sedation and dental radiography, additional 3 post qualified dental nurses in dental radiography and 7 trainee dental nurses.

We have 5 dentists and a hygienist.

Support from full time practice manager who has been with the practice for over 15 years.

Governance kept up to date by experienced practice managers.

Located at the top of town within easy walking distance to the main town, Dorset County car parking facilities opposite practice, disabled car parking outside practice.

Must have:

  • Immunisations up-to-date
  • Up-to-date DBS Certificates
  • Current GDC Certificate
  • Current Indemnity Certificate
  • Active Performer Number
  • NHS experience essential
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