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Mark Russ
Owner and Principal Dentist

(GDC: 64913)

With 30 years’ experience, Mark purchased Contemporary Dental in April 2019. After qualifying from Birmingham University in 1990, Mark has worked around the South and South West of the country, formerly owning two prominent dental practices.

After completing numerous postgraduate courses, Mark was also a clinical instructor in the Prosthodontic department at Bristol Dental Hospital. After the rapid growth and sale of his Bristol practice, Mark worked for the Army at Lynham Barracks before completing the acquisition of Contemporary Dental.

Mark is now investing in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to build on the already exemplary reputation of Contemporary Dental.

bob-brazenallBob Brazenall
Associate Dentist

GDC 48890

Bob is a highly skilled and innovative dental surgeon. His many years’ experience and continuing post-graduate training ensure that our techniques are always state-of-the-art and best practice.

Bob qualified in Dundee at the age of twenty-three. He owned his own practice in London for five years and was a member of a Harley Street Study Club on advanced Crown and Bridge work, before moving to the Southwest with his family. He was appointed as one of the first ten vocational trainers for new dentists in the Southwest and his practice in Honiton was the first in East Devon to treat adults on a private only basis, whilst still treating children on the NHS. He set up Contemporary Dental in Exeter as a centre of excellence for private dentistry in 1994, before selling the business to Mark Russ in April 2019.

He has always been committed to professional development and has a long history of postgraduate study, including extensive training in Implant Dentistry and Orthodontics, winning a national prize for Orthodontic Diagnosis. He gained Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1998 and was director of the Southwest group for the Faculty.

He has been a member of the Association of Dental Implantology since its formation in 1989 and now has more than 26 years’ experience placing and restoring dental implants. He is also the ADI mentor for Devon.

sarahSARAH HARDIE
Hygienist

RDH Dip. Dent. Hyg, (GDC: 3426)

Sarah qualified as a hygienist in 1987, while serving in the armed forces. With almost thirty years’ experience of working with patients, she has an accurate and gentle touch and will carefully clean the parts of your mouth which are difficult for you to reach.

More than 80% of tooth loss is caused by gum disease, so Sarah has a very important role in our practice to help you achieve a high standard of oral hygiene, which will contribute to your overall health and well-being.

Sarah is a member of the South West Peninsular Group for the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy. She is currently the treasurer and is involved in the organisation of Continual Professional Development for Dental Care Professionals. She has a special interest in the treatment of Perio-Dontal Disease and Peri-Implantitis.

Sarah likes to keep fit and enjoys Yoga and dog walking.

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