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Waterside Dental Team

A Team Approach

Getting your oral health back on-track and helping you to keep it that way is a team effort starting with you.

At Waterside Dentalcare we have a highly experienced and well qualified team to help you. Each member uses their own qualities and skills to get a great job done. We are proud of the service we offer to our patients and it relies on every cog on the wheel.

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Paul McGannity

Principle Dentist

BDS MFDS RCSEd MSc(Implant Dentistry) AFHEA

GDC number 77687

ITI Fellow             LinkedIn

Paul has been practicing dentistry since he qualified in 2000 and has developed expertise in the fields of restorative, surgical and implant dentistry. Since he left Bristol as a prize-winner he has spent much time gaining experience and furthering his skills in complex treatment of patients, both in hospital and dental practice.

Born and educated in the Westcountry, Paul now enjoys living and working full-time in Cornwall.  He has had a long association with Waterside Dentalcare and has had a valuable role in the development of the practice before becoming the Principal Dentist in 2011.  Paul continually strives to combine his special skills with a devotion to compassionate dental care. Paul graduated from the University of Bristol Dental School in 2000 and spent time in practice before joining the Oral and Facial Surgery team at Royal Cornwall Hospital.  Paul has many years experience in private practice and has taken a Masters Degree in Implant Dentistry at the internationally renowned UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London which he passed with Distinction.

Paul enjoys his teaching, he is a Clinical Supervisor at the Peninsula Dental School in Truro, the Director of the Cornwall ITI Study Club, a Fellow and registered speaker for the International Team for Implantology.   Paul is also a committee member for the Cornwall Independent Dental Practitioner Group. He takes referrals for advanced restorative and implant dentistry as well as surgical dentistry and periodontal care. He is also happy to give advice on treatment planning.

Paul has operating priviledges at the Duchy Hospital, Truro, which means he can treat patients under a general anaesthetic should they require it.

Hannah McHugh



GDC number 103270

Hannah qualified as a dentist in 2006 at the University of Bristol.  She worked in general dental practice for a year before accepting a senior house officer position in the department of Oral and Facial Surgery at Royal Cornwall Hospital.  In 2010 Hannah completed a series of further post graduate examinations to become a member of the dental faculty at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.  In 2009 Hannah became a Speciality Doctor in Oral and Facial Surgery where she still works. In addition to this, Hannah returned to general dental practice in 2011.  Hannah enjoys treating patients who are particularly anxious.  In addition to a lovely chair-side manner she is proficient in the use of acupucture and conscious sedation techniques.

Waterside Oral Health Dental Hygienists

Karen Harry & Sarah Bobin, Dental Hygienists

Karen and Sarah are our fantastic dental hygienists and will help you to improve your oral health.  Their wonderful work, care and attention has helped hundreds of people win the fight over periodontal disease since the practice first opened in 2000.

Sarah Bobin R.D.H.

GDC number 3809

Sarah qualified as a dental hygienist at the Eastman Dental Hospital for Oral Health Care Sciences, London in 1989 having previously trained as a nursery nurse and dental health educator.

She has a special interest in the prevention of dental diseases in children and gained experience in developing preventive dental units for children in general practices in Surrey before moving to Cornwall in 1991.

Since then she worked closely with Karen Harry, Hannah McHugh and Paul McGannity to develop a programme for the treatment of periodontal disease which has been a source of inspiration for other dental teams.

Karen Harry R.D.H.

GDC number 3591

Karen qualified at the Royal London Hospital, where she gained experience over 3yrs in oral surgery, before being selected to study dental hygiene at Cardiff Dental School. She qualified in 1988 and was awarded the Oral B prize for Dental Health Education.

She then returned to her native Cornwall in 1991 where she has since worked closely with Sarah Bobin, Paul McGannity and Hannah McHugh.

Kate Williams

Practice Manager

Kate will often be your first point of contact with us.  Kate efficiently runs the administrative side of the practice and will usually be the one to greet you when you visit.  Kate’s warm smile and calm nature is just what we all need when visiting the practice whether you’re a patient or a member of the team.  We especially appreciate Kate not being dentally trained as she keeps things in perspective when it all gets a bit nerdy!

Emma Keen

Lead Dental Care Nurse

GDC number 183268

Emma leads the dental nursing team at Waterside Dentalcare.

Emma trained as a dental nurse with us starting in 2007 and qualified in 2009.  After registering with the General Dental Council she has looked to gain further qualifications in her scope of practice.  Emma is a qualified Dental Radiographer, Assistant in Conscious Sedation in Dentistry and has her Certificate in Oral Health Education, she can take impressions and plays a huge role in the ongoing audits at the practice.  In addition to these extra skills Emma’s care and compassion with patients makes her a fantastic member of the team.

Laura Clews

Dental Care Nurse

GDC number 128000

Laura has been working as a dental nurse since 2001 and qualified in 2005.  Laura has lots of experience working in private dental practice and has been with the team here at Waterside Dentalcare since 2009.  She is a stickler for a clean and tidy working environment and excels when arranging the finer details of dental care and treatment. Laura qualified as an assistant in conscious sedation in 2012 and is qualified to take dental impressions.  Her chair-side manner is quite unique, Cornish and wonderful.

Sharon Adams

Dental Care Nurse

GDC number 138128

Sharon joined us in January 2013.  After qualifiying as a dental nurse in 2007, Sharon gained lots of experience in private dental care.  In addition to her day to day commitments Sharon is qualified to take dental impressions and helps Paul to audit the the dental implant treatment at Waterside. Her attention to patient care won us over when she came for interview and we are really pleased that she chose to join us.

Tamsin Williams

Dental care nurse, Implant Coordinator

GDC number 255070

Tamsin joined us in January 2015 and we are so pleased she did!  Tamsin qualified in 2014 and has been keen to further her skill set and widen her scope of practice.

Tamsin has experience in providing care for the elderly and patients with complex medical problems.  Tamsin has undertaken extra training to take dental impressions as well as working with Paul and Hannah in assisting with conscious sedation.  She is a qualified Dental Radiographer and has her certificate in Oral Health Education.

Tamsin is a great dental nurse and is a natural at putting patients at ease.

Nicole Garvey

Dental care nurse

GDC number 267511

Nicole qualified as a dental nurse in 2016 and joined the team at Waterside in 2017. Nicole’s calm and caring approach puts patients at ease which we believe plays a huge role in obtaining optimal treatment outcomes.
Nicole is an integral member of the team, she is a whizz with our iTero digital intra-oral camera and is currently doing very well in her studies for her qualification in dental radiography, which will allow her to take dental x-rays under the prescription of a dentist.

Bernie Williams


Bernie is our fantastic housekeeper, she looks after Waterside Dentalcare as if it is her own home.  Bernie keeps the whole practice absolutely spotless and she is as fastidious about cleanliness as we are.

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