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Meet The Pain Free Team

Meet our friendly and experienced dental, hygiene and administrative team at The Town House Dental Practice in Tunbridge Wells.

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Peter Bell

Dentist | GDC 270959

Peter has followed in his father’s footsteps to pursue a career in dentistry after graduating from Bristol University. Peter is our resident cosmetic dentist and undertakes all dental implant treatments at The Town House. He enjoys spending time building a trusting relationship with all his patients and providing treatments in a relaxed and pain free way using the most modern techniques.

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Sally-Anne Atkinson

Dentist | GDC 61184

Sally graduated from Newcastle University in 1986. Sally was awarded her Masters degree in Laws (Legal Aspects of Medical Practice) in 2004. With over 30 years of experience, Sally has a loyal following from building strong relationships with her patients in a friendly environment, and the ability to make each patient smile with confidence.

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Ian Bell

Dentist | GDC 50481

Ian has been practising dentistry for over 30 years since qualifying from Guys Hospital in 1976. Ian has a special interest in root canal after completing a Masters degree in endodontics at the University of Warwick. He also has a keen interest in restorative dentistry as well as oral surgery, and enjoys providing his patients with a high standard of care in a relaxed and friendly manner.

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Marcela Basford

Dental Hygienist and Therapist | GDC 121751

Marcela’s career in dentistry began as a dental nurse after attaining her qualification (National Certificate NEBDN) in 2007. Having progressed to become a practice manager, she then pursued dental hygiene and therapy, qualifying from Kings’ College Hospital, London, in 2010 (Dip Dent Hygiene RCS Eng Dip Dent Therapy RCS Eng).

At The Town House, Marcela provides both hygienist treatments (professional teeth-cleaning, periodontal treatment and dental health education) and therapy treatments (the restoration of children’s teeth and simple restorative work of adult teeth). She is also able to provide teeth whitening.

In her spare time, Marcela is busy being a wife and mother to her young daughter.

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Theresa Duke-Brown

Dental Hygienist | GDC 104006

Theresa qualified in 2006 from Kings College London, with a distinction and a prize from the General Dental Council. She aims to provide patients with the best possible care, within a friendly environment.

Theresa provides hygiene appointments, periodontal treatment and oral health guidance to our patients, as well as cosmetic stain removal and implant maintenance. She routinely provides teeth whitening for patients.

Outside of work, she is a busy mum of two young children. And she loves paddle boarding and climbing boulders!

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Samantha Martyn

Smile Advisor | GDC 148515

Sammy has undertaken training in dental implants, oral surgery and treatment co-ordination. Sammy is one of our smile advisors and helps patients through their treatment journey. She is happy to meet you for a free consultation at The Town House or even at a coffee shop where she can:

1. Address your concerns and desires
2. Discuss treatment options available to you
3. Show you before & after photos and patient testimonials
4. Discuss interest free finance options
5. Give you an opportunity to book your clinical assessment

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Alison Caston

Dental Nurse | GDC 193147

Alison started her nursing career in 2007 and qualified as a dental nurse from West Kent College in 2009. She enjoys every aspect of dentistry but does have a particular interest in cosmetic treatments and dental implants.

In her spare time, Alison enjoys family days out with her three young children and is also a keen runner.

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Libby Alford-Smith


Libby has worked in customer service for 10 years and it has become a passion of hers. At The Town House, Libby is there to lend a helping hand and make the experience as easy as possible for our patients.

Outside of work, Libby enjoys spending time with her three children and walking her dogs.

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Janet Colenutt

Aesthetic Nurse

Janet offers a person-centred, holistic approach to your aesthetic aspirations with treatments that enhance your features and produce natural looking results.

Janet is a registered nurse of 10 years and has worked mostly in Critical Care & Palliative Care before becoming an aesthetic nurse. Janet has always had a passion for helping people and loves seeing her patients positive reaction after they come for their treatment with her. 

Janet is a great advocate that aesthetic treatments are so much more than skin deep and that by restoring and rejuvenating our patients natural features, they gain confidence and experience improvement in their general wellbeing.