Dr Simon Smyth BDS

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I qualified from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Dental School, UK in 1987 and after working in a general dental practice in Cheltenham for five years, I set up a private family practice in Hythe, Hampshire. I left the practice in 2007 and spent most of 2008 lecturing and teaching.

Five years ago I became involved in teaching other dentists the CEREC® CAD/CAM system at the Dental Training Institute in Chertsey, Surrey and to date have trained over 500 dentists.

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As well as running my own courses and lecturing on CEREC, Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, I regularly attend further education courses in the UK, Germany and the USA, which enable me to keep up to date with all the latest techniques, treatments and materials.

I am a member of the Association of Dental Implantology. I am registered with the
General Dental Council and my licence number is 62316.

At the end of 2008 my wife, Jane and I took the lease of Shield House here in Bishop’s Waltham. Together we have built a new ‘high-tech’ general practice to provide the very best dentistry possible in a comfortable, relaxed environment.

I have been married to Jane for 25 years and we have three teenage sons. We live in Horton Heath and are active members of our community. I enjoy skiing, golf, squash and other outdoor activities.

Miss Anita Hayward

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I qualified as a Dental Nurse from Eastleigh College in 1987 and have been Simon’s nurse for the last 19 years. I am experienced in all aspects of
dental nursing, from implants to CEREC®, and often assist Simon on his teaching courses.

As well as nursing I am also responsible for personally looking after Simon’s patients and maintaining the clinical areas of the practice.

I live in West End with Duncan my partner of 23 years. I enjoy tap dancing, recreational running and in 2003 I successfully completed the London marathon.

Mrs Jane Smyth MA

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I graduated from St. Andrews University in 1985 and after a period of working in health care research and health care administration I trained and qualified as a teacher. I left teaching to raise our family but continued my involvement in our local schools as a parent helper, governor and currently as an exam invigilator.

I have really enjoyed setting up this practice with Simon and look forward to welcoming you to Shield House. My role is to help with the care and hospitality of our patients, to take responsibility for the practice administration, to oversee the housekeeping and to ensure the continued smooth running of the practice as Simon, Anita and myself strive for excellence in everything we do.


We like to look after all our patients on an individual basis therefore we do not have a ‘traditional’ receptionist.

Jane or Anita will meet you personally at our front door and look after you for the duration of your visit.