Our Team

Carl Lazzari

Partner

GDC number: 83456

Qualifications:
BDS Bristol 2004
Postgraduate certificate in Restorative London 2014
Postgraduate certificate in Implantology London 2015

Carl jointly runs our clinic for five years, taking the helm with his wife Lesley. With plenty of experience in restoring smiles, Carl’s expertise brings confidence back into our patients’ lives, especially when fitting implants. He enjoys getting to know his patients, building relationships and helping more nervous patients to overcome their anxieties about dental treatment.

Outside the clinic, Carl spends most of his time with his family. When he gets the chance, he enjoys playing a few rounds of golf. He also spends time in the gym lifting weights. He’s an avid fan of both Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan.

Richard Marc Stevens

Dentist

GDC number: 79920

Qualifications:
BDS University of Birmingham 2001
PGCert Clinical Periodontology 2015 University of Central Lancashire

Richard joined our team in 2018 and has since then been helping patients with maintaining their healthy smiles. His experience in periodontics means he can help patients with severe gum disease, helping them keep their natural teeth for much longer. His kind and approachable nature is a hit with nervous patients who regularly return for their treatment.

Richard’s free time is spent with the Cub Scouts in Chippenham where he’s the leader, or Akela. He helps the young cubs go on adventures and come into their own.

Micaela Salcedo

Dentist

GDC number: 118834

Qualifications:
Qualified as a dentist from Universidad Complutense de Madrid 2007.
Currently undertaking postgraduate training in orthodontics
Certified Invisalign provider.

Micaela’s been at Aurora Dental Clinics for over two years. Her experience in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry adds huge value to our team, helping us to deliver a high-standard of cosmetic care to all patients. As a certified Invisalign provider, Micaela can straighten smiles without impacting patients’ day-to-day. The most rewarding part of her job is seeing her patients’ smiley faces and satisfaction at the end of their orthodontic treatment.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, visiting new places and going out for long walks in the beautiful British countryside.

Claire Hart-Ramsey

Dental Hygienist

GDC number: 4575

Qualifications:
Diploma in Dental Hygiene, Bristol Dental Hospital, 1993

Claire recently joined our clinic as our hygienist. She has plenty of experience when it comes to helping patients with their oral hygiene and being the front-line in the defence against gum disease. She enjoys meeting new people and building up a rapport. She likes encouraging nervous patients in particular. It is rewarding to see people becoming more confident during their appointments.

Claire swims regularly and enjoys all creative pursuits including gardening, painting and baking. She also loves to travel.

Clare Laws

Dental Hygienist

GDC number: 5508

Qualifications:
Diploma in Dental Hygiene (University of Birmingham) 1999

Clare has worked in the dental industry for 20 years, first qualifying as a Dental Nurse and then progressing on to become a Dental Hygienist in 1999. Clare prides herself in being thorough yet gentle and enjoys the relationships she develops with her patients.

Louise Stanton

Dental Hygienist

GDC number: 5526

Qualifications:
Diploma in Dental Hygiene 1999

Bio coming soon.

Kate Reeves

Clinic Manager

GDC number: 142780

Qualifications:
Level 5 Dip HE in leadership and Management
Level 5 certificate in leading with integrity
NEBDN National Certification in Dental Nursing
Member of the Institute of Leadership Management

Kate leads our team, managing the daily goings-on of the clinic. She helps organise our staff and the business so we keep delivering exceptional dental care. Kate’s been at our clinic for ten years.

When she’s not at the clinic, she likes to spend time with her family and young son. They enjoy exploring the countryside with long walks, bringing along their crazy dog for the adventures.

Penny Hobden

Head Receptionist

GDC number: 184001

Qualifications:
National Certificate NEBDN Bristol Dental Hospital 2001
Dental Radiography 2015

Penny helps our dental team out in the surgery, being the much needed extra pair of hands. Her friendly and bright personality helps put nervous patients at easy and she loves being a supportive part of their experience. She’s been at our clinic since 2018, getting to know our regular patients in that time. She loves being part of a friendly, supportive team.

Penny’s a busy mum, running after her kids when she’s at home. She also enjoys taking days out to explore the Wiltshire countryside with the dog.

Naomi Cooper

Dental Nurse/Reception

GDC number: 127091

Qualifications:
National Certificate NEBDN
Trained at Bristol Dental Hospital 2005
Implantology training for Dental Nurses 2014

Naomi’s been at Aurora Dental Clinics for over fifteen years and has loved every moment. She loves working with and being a part of our team. Her favourite part of the job is assisting our patients in having the best experience at our dental clinic.

When she’s not looking after our reception, Naomi enjoys keeping active with cycling and swimming. Her favourite past-time is spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren.

Karolina Skwara

Dental Nurse

GDC number: 268876

Qualifications:
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017
Certificate in Impression taking
Certificate in Clinical Dental Photography

Karolina assists in the dental surgery, providing chair-side attention to our patients. Her caring and attentive nature helps our more anxious patients to feel at ease. She particularly enjoys cosmetic dentistry and oral health education. She loves making a difference to people’s lives by giving them confidence.

When not at work, Karolina is studying at Wiltshire college to further her education as in the future she hopes to become a dental hygienist. However on my days off, she enjoys being outside and keeping fit.

Trudi Maidment

Dental Nurse

GDC number: 221990

Bio coming soon.