Meet The Team
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.
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 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 - 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.
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.
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 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.