Chris Brann BDS DPDS – Practice Owner
Dr Chris Brann qualified from Cardiff University in 1996 and gained his post graduate dental studies in 2003. In 2013 Chris Brann completed a yearlong course in dental implants and since then he has been working closely with Dr Phill Bennett from Lyme Bay Dentistry, one of the country’s leading implantologists. Chris Brann also has a special interest in denture construction and root canal therapy. He is also fully committed to ensuring his patients obtain great oral health to maximise their general wellbeing.
Outside of dentistry Chris is a keen sailor racing the Laser Radial dinghy at regional and club events. He also windsurfs and when the wind is not blowing attempts to be a gardener. Any other time is spent running after his two sons.
Gary Manning BDS DPDS
Gary worked for his first year in his home town of Plymouth. He then moved to Somerset working in North Petherton until 2001 when he joined us at Stoke Dental..
Gary recently completed a six month course on aesthetic dentistry, focussing on the use of white filling materials. In the right situation this can be a very effective way of providing excellent cosmetic results whilst looking after your natural teeth.
Gary also has an interest in the treatment and maintenance of gum disease.
Out of the dental arena, Gary is a keen birder, being fortunate enough to live near some of Somersets best nature reserves. Gary also enjoys reading, gardening and supports Plymouth Argyle (so please be gentle with him). Most of his spare time is spent with his growing family.
Sarah Manley BDS
Sarah qualified from Cardiff University in 1995. After moving to Somerset she worked in Burnham-on- Sea and Bridgwater. She has particular interest in
Outside of dentistry she has two children and is chairperson of her local preschool and helps out at the Primary School. She also enjoys reading, gardening, cooking
and the odd glass of wine.
Annie Bedford BDS – Associate Dentist
Dr Annie Bedford qualified from Bristol University in 2006. She has gained much experience working in NHS and private dentistry. She enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a particular affinity with children. She is a self-confessed perfectionist and she has a particular interest in aesthetic dentistry.
In her spare time, Annie enjoys knitting, cooking and interior design. She has a great talent for all things practical. She is very much a nature lover and enjoys nothing more than getting out into the great outdoors. This involves anything from a walk in the countryside, heading down to the beach for a barbeque, a paddle in her kayak and occasionally yacht racing with her father in Poole harbour.
Ben Hastings BDS – Associate Dentist
Ben first joined us to cover Annie’s maternity leave in January 2017, working one day a week. He fitted in so well he decided to join us on a permanent basis in June 2017. Ben will be working Monday to Wednesday – he is the man to see in the evening as he will be working until 7pm. Ben is also holding a private clinic on the 1st Saturday of the Month to help our patients see a dentist around their busy work commitments.
Ben is from Perth, Scotland and qualified at Dundee University in 2015, his main interest is using his skills in dentistry to help people; he believes in a minimally invasive approach and enjoys treating the anxious patient. He finds it rewarding to do beautiful and natural work, which has lead to an interest in more aesthetic procedures, such as whitening.
Selina Grana – Dental Therapist
Selina Grana qualified in July 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Oral Health Sciences from Dundee University. She joined Stoke Dental in January 2016.
Outside of dentistry Selina enjoys baking, Zumba, spinning classes and reading
Heather Tanner – Dental Hygienist
Heather has worked in Somerset for many years and has been with us since 2005.
Currently she works on Tuesdays and Thursdays but we often book joint appointments with a dentist, reducing the number of times you have to visit the surgery.