Meet the team

David Langham


Dental Surgeon and Specialist in Endodontics

David is dedicated to providing high quality care and is recognised as a specialist in Endodontics by the General Dental Council and provides Endodontic and Restorative care.

He was awarded the specialist diploma of membership in restorative dentistry (MRD), by examination, from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, representing the highest accolade attainable in restorative dentistry from the Royal College. He undertook specialist training in Endodontics at the prestigious UCL Eastman Dental Institue, London.  He has a Master of Clinical Dentistry degree, in Endodontology, from University College London, which combined two years of specialist practice.  He was the initiator of research into of novel techniques for real-time, chair side, detection of bacterial within samples taken from root canals at UCL. He has previously received a clinical research award from the British Endodontic Society.

He holds memberships with the Faculty of General Dental Practice, the British Endodontic Society, the Association of Dental Implantology and the British Society of Restorative Dentistry.

David is the Principal Dental Surgeon and owner of the practice.

GDC no: 85733


Ryan Hughes


Dental Surgeon

Ryan is dedicated to providing high quality care and accepts referrals for Oral Surgery procedures. He is dual qualified as both a dentist and medical doctor and has the benefit of many years of experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery having previously worked as a staff grade surgeon at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in the subject of Oral Surgery with Oral Medicine. He also has a first class honours degree in cellular and molecular medicine from Bristol university. In his spare time Ryan enjoys running, cycling and generally exploring the outdoors. He lives in Taunton and attends the Park Run whenever he can. He recently completed a 500mile bicycle ride through Italy to raise money for the mouth cancer foundation.

GDC no: 85731


Grant Newman


Dental Surgeon

Grant practices general dentistry and welcomes families and anxious patients for routine examinations and treatments.
He studied dentistry as a mature student and graduated in 2014 from Peninsula Dental School, Plymouth, having previously worked within the field of pathology.
Grant’s special interests include aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry, short-term adult orthodontics, and helping patients to overcome any dental anxiety with his calm,  gentle and accommodating manner.
He is a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has achieved the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In addition he has undertaken further training in restorative dentistry and in medical education.
Grant divides his time as a keen ultra-marathon runner, long-distance cyclist and competing in triathlons.
GDC no: 251804

Katy Denny



Katy qualified from the University of Essex as a Dental Hygienist. She enjoys working with nervous patients and helping to build their confidence within the dental environment to enable them to go on and have further dental treatment.

In her spare time she enjoys horse riding and going for long walks in the countryside with her springer spaniel Flo.

GDC no: 273474


Kim Fielding 

Practice Manager

Kim has a background as a qualified dental nurse with 11 years’ experience in the dental industry. Prior to managing Taunton Dental Practice she managed multiple sites for a national dental group before relocating to Somerset from Northamptonshire.

Kim takes great pride in the small details of customer care that add up to put our patients at ease. As manager she ensures that these values are upheld throughout the practice team.

She enjoys travelling and spending with family and friends. Having recently got engaged she is very excited to be planning a wedding and of course honeymoon.

GDC no: 192887


Kelly Rice

Senior Dental Nurse

Kelly is the senior dental nurse and has worked with David for the last 8 years. Kelly has extensive experience both in Specialist and General practice in Taunton and London.

GDC no: 149294


Kirsty Brice

Trainee Dental Nurse

Kirsty has a detailed knowledge of dental nursing amassed from her position at Taunton Dental Practice and her previous position at an NHS practice. Previously she has been the Manager of a well known local events venue.


Amelia Edon

Trainee Dental Nurse

Amelia returned to Dentistry recently after a short maternity break having previously amassed a detailed knowledge of clinical dentistry from Taunton Dental Practice and previously at a local practice.


Amy Cave


Amy prides herself in providing patients with an industry leading level of customer service in a caring fashion. Amy has a customer service background in both retail and service industries and lives in Taunton with her boyfriend.


Polly Hayward

Medical secretary and PA

Polly brings the efficiency of her background as a legal secretary and PA to a FTSE500 Chief Executive to the practice in the secretarial demands of the practice. Polly lives locally with her young family.