Colin Gaunt

team_0011_Colin Gaunt

BDS

Principal Dentist

GDC Number: 59159

I have been the owner and principal of The Smile Team for over 30 years

Having qualified at UCH London in 1984, I worked for 2 practices in Stevenage and Hayes for 18 months and then opened The Smile Team in December 1986

Owning my own practice has always been my dream, and my desire to become a dentist stemmed from sitting in the waiting room of my father’s dental surgery, as a child,  and wondering why patients were so nervous – hopefully I have managed to create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where this is no longer the case.

In 1986 we started with 2 surgeries, 2 dentists and around 1000 patients, and have now grown to a 4 surgery practice with 6 dentists and over 20000 patients.

I take great pride in my work and aim to achieve the best for each patient, whether it is a regular check up or an extensive full mouth restoration.

10 years ago I decided I needed a new challenge, and enrolled on an Implant Course – despite being the oldest dentist there, I thoroughly enjoyed it and even ended up winning the prize for “Best Dentist on the Course”. I now offer Implantology as a Specialist Treatment and have successfully placed implants for many of our patients. I have also recently completed a course in Radiography to diagnose and interpret 3D XRays.

Outside of the surgery, I enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 daughters – I also enjoy taking trips to far off places to experience different cultures.  I also like a good malt whiskey!