Meet the team

At Dart Vale Dental Care we provide a first class dental service. Learn more about our friendly team, and if you'd like to get in touch to book an appointment to achieve your dream smile, click the button below.

Meet the team

At Dart Vale Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


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Claire Critchley

Clinical Lead
GDC No. 83243

Claire is our clinical lead at Dart Vale Dental Care. She offers both private and a very small amount of NHS dentistry in a modern, friendly and comfortable environment offering the highest level of patient care. Claire qualified in 2004 from the University of Manchester, gaining honours in her final examinations. In 2010 Claire and her family relocated to Devon and she started her position at Dart Vale. Claire has always had a love for working in general practice and sets her standards high. She likes to use minimally invasive techniques in line with current theory. This includes teeth whitening and the direct building up and shaping of teeth using the latest materials. Claire’s other passion is the dental care of children. She has three young children of her own and this has helped give her a real ability to make dental visits for children a fun and positive experience. Outside dentistry, Claire’s time is largely spent having fun with her family and raising her three children Emily, Harriet and Edward.

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Emma Wotherspoon

GDC No. 277915

Emma graduated from Newcastle in 2018 with a merit in clinical dentistry. She has a special interest in oral surgery. In her spare time Emma enjoys playing Netball.

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Jenny Morrell


GDC No. 82372

Jenny qualified in 2003 from Sheffield University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She moved down to Devon from Chesterfield in 2008 to live closer to the sea and began working at the practice in 2011. Jenny has always wanted to be a dentist. She finds the career to be one that challenges her and is always helping her to develop, whilst allowing the time to spend with patients. Jenny relishes every moment of the beautiful part of the country in which she now lives, regularly walking with her husband around the local area. She also enjoys sewing, particularly cross stitch.

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Tom O'Neill

Dentist & Implant Practitioner


GDC No. 229258

Tom graduated from Cardiff in 2012 with prizes in Oral Surgery, Endodontics and Pharmacology. In 2017, he was appointed by the Southwest Postgraduate Medical Education Deanery as an educational supervisor, allowing him to provide guidance to newly qualified dentists. Displaying a commitment to dental education, Tom has endeavored to further his skills in all aspects of dentistry. In particular, Tom has a special interest in Dental Implants and Sedation, for which he accepts referrals from local dentists. He prides himself on his gentle and calming approach, whilst maintaining the highest standards of dental care. In his spare time, Tom enjoys spending time in the beautiful Devon countryside, with his two Sprocker's Spaniels, Benji and Wilf.

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Bruce Turner


BDS(HONS) London 1974

GDC No. 229258

Bruce qualified in London in 1974 and joined the team at Dart Vale Dental Care in 2020. Bruce is married with 3 children and 4 grandchildren. His spare time is spent playing golf, watching tennis and F1. He likes nothing more than walking the moors with his dogs, Gracie and Ronald and spending time with friends and family.

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Emma Duncalf



GDC No. 258573

Emma qualified from Plymouth Peninsula Dental School as a Dental Hygienist & Dental Therapist, joining Dart Vale Dental Practice as a hygienist in November 2020. Emma is passionate about treating her patients holistically and working together to improve their overall gum health. Outside of dentistry, Emma enjoys an active lifestyle including walking her dog and horse riding.

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Portman Dental Care Awards

Fmc Logo 2019 Winner Oby M25
Award Logo 2018
Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
The Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
Elite Practice Award - Portman Dental Care

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