Meet The Team

Liam Costello

Principle Dentist

Dr Liam Costello
BA B Dent SC(TCD) GDC number: 55208

Liam qualified at Trinity College, Dublin in 1980 and has worked in general practice since then. In 2001 he came to Weston-super-Mare and has developed the practice towards offering high quality dentistry, especially cosmetic treatments.

Liam believes in a holistic approach to dental care and the importance of being able to provide a spectrum of treatments tailored to the patients needs.

He is especially interested in cosmetic dentistry and in 2006 he became a full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also accredited to administer Botox type treatment and dermal fillers e.g. Juvederm which very often enhances the effect of treatments offered.

From October 2008 –March 2010 Liam completed the practical and clinical course in Dental Implantology at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield, which is one of the leading institutions in the country for dental implant treatment.

He has also developed an interest in treating headaches and neck aches which very often have a dental origin.

In October 2013 our associate Nicola White joined the practice, followed in November 2014 by Tim Coates.
Dr Nicola White

Dr Nicola White BDS
GDC Number: 73029

Nicola qualified at the University of Birmingham in 1997.

As well as preventative and restorative work, Nicola has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry including adult orthodontic treatment. The “Six Month Smile Orthodontic System” utilizes specialized clear braces to gently straighten and align teeth in an average of just six months.

Nicola is trained to carry out the latest techniques in microabrasion and tooth whitening. She also offers a full spectrum of treatments in aesthetic dentistry and facial aesthetics. These include wrinkle-reducing treatments, for example frown lines and dermal fillers.

Dr Tim Coates

Dr Tim Coates BDS
GDC Number: 78105

Tim gained his dental qualification at Bristol University in 2000, and has since worked in general practice in the Somerset / North Somerset area. Since graduating, Tim has gained further qualifications in the fields of dental implants and facial rejuvenation, including the use of Botox and fillers. Tim offers a full range of preventative and restorative treatments. Prior to studying Dentistry, Tim previously worked as a scientist on tsetse fly research in the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe.

Patient wellbeing is paramount. Tim believes in a consultative and collaborative approach and believes prevention is better than cure. He would be delighted to help you maintain a healthy mouth, one that makes you want to smile.

Lynne Abson

Lynne Abson - Dental Hygienist
GDC number: 3209

Lynne qualified at Liverpool dental hospital in 1986. She joined the practice in 2006 and has many years experience, providing oral health education and preventative care. Lynne is especially recommended for nervous and dental phobic patients.

Liam, Tim and Nicola are supported by Vicky, Chrissy and Nicky an experienced team of qualified, registered dental nurses, who are constantly updating their skills. They each have over 25 years of experience in dental nursing to their names and are always more than happy to answer any queries or questions you may have regarding your dental care or treatment.
Vicky Armstrong

Vicky Armstrong RDN
GDC number: 147432

Vicky began dental nursing in 1983 and passed the national qualification in 1998. After dental nursing for many years and acquiring valuable experience and expertise she decided on a slight career change in the important role of receptionist. Call the surgery or pop in and Vicky will be pleased to help you with any appointments information or queries.

Chris Nichols

Christine Nichols RDN
GDC number: 162222

Chrissy has been dental nursing since 1980 and joined the practice in 1997. She passed the national qualification in 2000. During her time at the practice she has attended courses on inhalation sedation and dental implants.

Nicky Durston

Nicky Durston RDN
GDC number: 155469

Nicky began dental nursing in 1985 and joined us in 2004. She passed the national qualification with distinction in 1989. During her time at the practice she has also attended courses on inhalation sedation and dental implants.