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740 Dental. 740 Christchurch Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 6BZ

Meet The Team

  • Meet The Team - 740 Dental Practice in Bournemouth
  • Meet The Team - 740 Dental Practice in Bournemouth
  • Meet The Team - 740 Dental Practice in Bournemouth
  • Meet The Team - 740 Dental Practice in Bournemouth
  • Meet The Team - 740 Dental Practice in Bournemouth
  • Meet The Team - 740 Dental Practice in Bournemouth
  • Meet The Team - 740 Dental Practice in Bournemouth
  • Meet The Team - 740 Dental Practice in Bournemouth
  • Meet The Team - 740 Dental Practice in Bournemouth
  • Meet The Team - 740 Dental Practice in Bournemouth
  • Meet The Team - 740 Dental Practice in Bournemouth
  • Meet The Team - 740 Dental Practice in Bournemouth
  • Meet The Team - 740 Dental Practice in Bournemouth
  • Meet The Team - 740 Dental Practice in Bournemouth
  • Meet The Team - 740 Dental Practice in Bournemouth

    Your Pain Free Dentists

    James Coupe Partner And Dentist

    James Coupe

    Partner And Dentist

    James Coupe qualified from Guy’s dental Hospital, London( UMDS) in 1998. He worked in Ferndown for ten years prior to joining 740 Dental as a partner in 2008. His main focus in dentistry has always been in the provision of dental implants. He has been placing dental implants since 2003 and provides a complete range of treatments from a single tooth replacement to complete replacements of all teeth. He now only provides treatment on referral for dental implants and restorative rehabilitations whether that be functional or aesthetic in nature.

    James has been involved with digital dentistry since 2008 and now proud to advise that every dental implant and restorative procedure is undertaken with a complete digital workflow. His procedures are pre planned often using 3D x-ray scans and 3D scans of your mouth to provide optimal accuracy and the ability to visualise how your treatment will look before it’s done.

    James enjoys staying abreast of the latest treatments and has membership to the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Association of Dental Implantology, British Association of Private Dentistry, International Digital Dentistry Association and British Dental Association.

    When not at 740 Dental he enjoys time with his family often supporting his son and daughters busy sporting schedules. He has a passion for sailing, keeping fit and when the wind blows will often be found wing foiling around Poole.

    Richard Halderthay Partner And Dentist

    Richard Halderthay

    Partner And Dentist

    I graduated from Manchester University in 1996, becoming a partner at 740 Dental in 2003. I recently celebrated 27 years in Dentistry!

    I enjoy all aspects of my job, focusing on family dentistry in a relaxed, friendly environment. My aim is to provide pain-free treatment while putting patients at their ease. Many of my patients have grown up with me and I now look after their children’s teeth!

    Outside of dentistry I love sport. I have a season ticket at AFB Bournemouth and enjoy nothing better than a Saturday afternoon cheering them on with my son Josh. I also enjoy running and going to the gym.

    I am married to Sharon, who works along the corridor at 740!  We have two wonderful grown up children, Josh & Olivia who both work in London. We miss them now they are away, but enjoy regular trips to visit them and have a catch up.

    Sharon Halderthay

    Sharon Halderthay


    Sharon has been a dentist at 740 Dental since the late 1990s.

    When she’s not at work, she is busy looking after her husband Richard, two children and two dogs and loves going on long walks.

    Reading has always been her passion and her favourite authors include P.G. Wodehouse and Agatha Christie and her favourite period in history is the 1920’s. 

    Sharon believes kindness and empathy are two qualities every dentist should posses and tries to ensure every patient has a positive experience when they visit.

    She considers herself lucky to have been at 740 Dental for so many years and is privileged to call many of her patients her friends.

    Angela O'Regan

    Angela O’Regan


    Angela was born and raised in Bournemouth and aged 18 left to study dentistry at the London Hospital Medical College. She qualified in 1989 with Honours and distinction in dental surgery and secured her first employment in the hospital where she had trained.

    This was followed by a full-time Master’s degree at ‘the London’ studying Experimental Oral Pathology. Despite her love of studying the pull to return to Bournemouth resulted in her entering general dental practice on completion of her Masters.

    She has now worked in General Practice in the Bournemouth and Poole area since 1992, joining 740 Dental in 2002. Angela enjoys all aspects of dentistry but is particularly driven to provide excellent, modern dental care in a friendly, caring and ethical manner.

    Angela is married to Johnny and together they share four adult children. Her happy place is spending her spare time with her children and extended family both here and abroad.

    Angela loves to travel, ‘deluded’ herself that she is a competent gardener and enjoys a good squabble whilst cycling with her husband.

    Sophia Johnston

    Sophia Johnston


    Sophia loves the variety of work in general practice and has a special interest in the clear brace aligner system Invisalign, anti-wrinkle treatments and children’s dentistry. She does her utmost to ensure that visits are as relaxed and comfortable as possible and particularly enjoys helping patients with anxiety or phobias of dental treatment. She strongly believes in postgraduate education and strives to ensure her patients benefit from the most up to date dental techniques.

    Sophia grew up in South Africa and Greece and then moved to Scotland to study Dentistry at the University of Dundee. She has delivered family dental care and aesthetic dentistry in Fife, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds over the last 10 years. She has now decided to settle in sunny Dorset with her family to be by the coast and enjoy the beach lifestyle.

    GDC Number: 191146 / Qualifications: BSc (Hons) BDS

    Raquel Valentim

    Raquel Valentim


    Raquel is an experienced general dentist, who will make you feel relaxed and comfortable during your visit and guide you to make the best choices when it comes to your dental health. She provides a holistic approach in her practice, which means that her services are tailored to your individual needs. Raquel has received further training in restorative and aesthetic dentistry and uses the latest techniques to help her patients achieve a natural and beautiful smile. You’ll be able to talk to her about teeth straightening, teeth whitening, composite bonding, among others Raquel’s work has been recognized by her peers and was awarded Case of the Month from Dental Circle.

    In her personal life, Raquel has been living in the New Forest for many years and has a young family of two incredibly energetic children and two charismatic cats. She loves spending time with her family and going for walks and cycling adventures in the New Forest.

    • Favorite film- Life Is Beautiful
    • Favorite food- Thai Cuisine
    • Favorite holiday- Scotland

    Your Hygienists & Therapists

    Kate Waddicor-Roberts

    Kate Waddicor-Roberts

    Dental Hygienist

    Kate attended Cardiff Dental School in 2006 & gained her Combined Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy in 2009. She has been at 740 Dental for the 15 years since then! She loves treating and chatting with her patients and now many simply feel like friends. 

    She has recently brought her first home, a small flat in Wimborne, and she cannot wait to move into with her little girl, once it’s had a good lick of paint!

    She enjoys cooking, crime dramas, spending time with her family, taking her daughter on little adventures & Sauvignon Blanc! 

    • Favourite film  – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
    • Favourite food  – Thai
    • Favourite holiday destination – Aruba

    Loraine Konsbruck

    Loraine Konsbruck

    Dental Hygienist

    Loraine was born &raised in Birmingham, and it was at the Birmingham Dental Hospital that she qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 1986.

    On qualifying she moved to live & work in Worcester.

    In April 1990 she decided to spend the summer in Bournemouth& she’s still here.

    Loraine lives with her husband & cat in Christchurch & can often be seen running around the local area, as this is one of her main hobbies out of work. 

    When not out running, she is to be found tending to her garden or out socialising & eating cake. She also loves her holidays with Florida & the Greek Islands being her destinations of choice.

    Favourite Film-Shawshank redemption

    Favourite food-Cake

    Favourite holiday destination-Florida

    Gill Price

    Gill Price

    Dental Hygienist

    Gill has been working in dentistry for over 20 years. She started her dental career as a trainee dental nurse for Ken Griffiths right here at 740 Dental in 1996. She went on to qualify as a dental nurse under Ken’s expert guidance and loved her job. Realising she wanted to gain valuable experience and spread her wings Gill moved to London at 21 and worked in Knightsbridge which really was an exciting experience! Realising how much she enjoyed working in dentistry and wanting to push herself further she applied to study dental hygiene.

    In 2005 Gill qualified as a dental hygienist with distinction from Kings College in London.

    She started her career as a dental hygienist working in Berkshire and then Nottingham, gaining a wealth of experience and knowledge working in NHS, private and specialist practices. Gill enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a special interest in dental implants, helping her patients to look after their own after working in a specialist implant practice. She also enjoys whitening teeth which she does here in house at 740 dental.

    Gill is registered with the GDC and is a member of The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy. She also regularly attends dental courses and conferences and keeps abreast of her skills by keeping her continued professional development updated.

    Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, keeping fit by running and doing Pilates & Country walks involving a good pub!  Gill also enjoys her other passion which is holistic therapies and has her own natural skin care business. She also enjoys a trip to the cinema, travelling,  reading and cooking for people she loves.

    Gill has worked at 740 dental practice since 2018 and looks forward to seeing all of her patients old and new.

    • Favourite film : It’s a wonderful life
    • Favourite food : Italian
    • Favourite holiday destination : California

    Laura Coles

    Laura Coles

    Dental Therapist

    Laura was born in Bournemouth and has since lived here all her life. She first stepped through the doors of 740 Dental when she was 15 years old for her school work experience. Having done many years of volunteering with 740 following completion of her A-Levels she joined 740 full time to start her Dental Nursing National Diploma which she achieved in 2015. After qualifying she became Dr Andrew Prynne’s full time nurse and continued working with him and the rest of the team at 740 until 2017 when she gained a place at the Eastman Dental Institute to study Dental hygiene and therapy.

    Her training took her to London however she always knew she wanted to come home and be by the sea! After qualifying as a Dental Hygienist in 2019 she returned to the Eastman part time to finish her Dental Therapy and dual qualified in both hygiene and therapy in March 2020.

    When the opportunity came up to return to 740 Laura jumped at the chance and will be returning to work here 2 days a week.

    Laura and her partner Niall are busy planning their wedding abroad in June 2024. Outside of work Laura loves spending time with friends and family and also loves travelling something which she hopes to do lots more of in the future.

    • Favourite Film – Love Actually
    • Favourite Food – Pizza
    • Favourite Holiday Destination – Italy

    Marianne Aloba (Maz)

    Marianne Aloba (Maz)

    Dental Hygienist

    Maz has lived in Bournemouth all her life. She started dental nursing at 17 (actually Andrew Prynne was among the tutors that taught her on the dental nursing course!!) before going on to train as a Dental Therapist/Hygienist at Eastman Dental school in London.

    Since then Maz has worked in various NHS and private practices in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Portsmouth.

    Maz is married to Jon and they have three children who all like to live an active lifestyle. Maz in particular likes running, cycling and walking her two crazy dogs in the forest or on the beach!!

    Maz loves nothing more than spending time with her family and friends and enjoys cooking.

    Your Dental Nurses

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    Steph Harvey

    Dental Nurse/Treatment Coordinator

    Steph was born in Bognor Regis, West Sussex and moved to Bournemouth with her parents at age seven years old and has lived in the area since.

    After school Steph went into a hairdressing apprenticeship, and then onto retail but neither of these career choices were for her. At the age of 18 Steph’s mother put Steph forward for a position as a dental nurse at her practice and Steph landed the job and went on to train, qualifying two years later. 

    After five years Steph decided she wanted to broaden her dental experience and joined 740 Dental and started working with Angela O’Regan.  They worked together for seven and a half years, the last few years of that time Steph was Head Nurse here at 740Dental.

    Steph and Angela built up a great working relationship together and love their patients at 740 Dental.

    Steph has now gone onto a new role as Invisalign/Treatment Coordinator at the practice, and this gives her a chance to work with patients one to one, from telephone calls, appointment scheduling, finance applications and Invisalign consultations/scanning, which she loves doing!

    What Steph loves the most about her job is meeting new people, working hard, keeping busy and working as part of a team.

    Steph is married to Dan and they have a young child. Out of work Steph enjoys socialising with friends and close family, cooking yummy food, and long walks with her dog.

    Kamellia “Milly” Lovell

    Kamellia “Milly” Lovell

    Dental Nurse/Treatment Coordinator

    Milly was born in London but relocated to Bournemouth when she was 4 and grew up locally.

    Milly has had a variety of work for many years in support work including homeless shelters, drug and alcohol addiction and disadvantaged youth which she found rewarding before moving onto her present career in dentistry.

    Milly qualified as a dental nurse in 2014 and then went on to complete a course on conscious sedation for dentistry which qualified her as a Sedation Recovery nurse. Milly used this in her last NHS practice.

    Milly loves exploring new places and is happiest when she is in the water or on a beach, ideally with a cocktail in her hand.

    • Favourite Food – Sandwiches
    • Favourite film – Despicable Me
    • Favourite holiday destination- Thailand

    Lisa Martin

    Lisa Martin

    Head Dental Nurse

    Lisa is our longest serving dental nurse, who got her first love for teeth at 15, as a work experience student here. She has worked for many happy years with James Coupe. Her favourite part of dentistry is seeing a smiling patient finish their treatment, and running a clean and tidy surgery.

    She is a born and raised Bournemouth girl, who adores the beach, no matter the weather. Also enjoys long walks, cycling, live rock music and yoga.

    Lisa lives with the love of her life David and their affectionate Staffordshire Bull Terrier Storm, a.k.a Tinkerbell. She’s is a traditional girl, who spends her Sundays with her family, enjoying pizza and horror movies.

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    Marzena Fraszczak

    Dental Nurse

    Marzena was born in Poland and at the age of 26 she moved to Bournemouth.

    She started her dental nurse career in 2010 at a NHS practice in Poole followed by another NHS practice in Bournemouth. She qualified in 2013 (National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN) and then joined 740 Dental where she gained new skills, experience and improved nursing skills.

    What Marzena loves the most about her job is helping and caring for our patients, offering comfort and helping them relax when in the dental chair. 

    In her spare time Marzena likes cycling, hiking in the mountains, visiting castles and doing crosswords.

    Bianca Ciobanu

    Bianca Ciobanu

    Dental Nurse

    Bianca came to England in 2014 with her partner and worked in retail and hospitality, but she wanted to change her career and chose dentistry.

    She was so excited to begin her dental nurse role which she began in 2017 working in a small private practice. After a couple of years Bianca wanted a change and joined 740 Dental in October 2020 as she wanted to gain more experience in her dentistry career .

    In her spare time Bianca loves to cook and to take professional photos for her food Instagram page. She also loves cycling and walking in the nature.

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    Frances Scott

    Dental Nurse

    Frances first came to 740 Dental in 2019 where she ‘shadowed’ us and enjoyed it so much she took A-levels in chemistry and biology. After completing this, she returned to us and is continuing her progression in dentistry.

    In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis and golf, spending time with friends/family, and taking long walks in the forest with her two whippets – Charlie and Ella.

    Christie Kirby

    Christie Kirby

    Dental Nurse

    Christie is from Bournemouth and has grown up here all her life and is grateful living so close to a beautiful coastline.

    Christie was drawn to dental nursing after previously working in occupational health and enjoyed working in a health care environment. She loves helping our patients feel relaxed and welcome in surgery.

    Her passions include yoga, where she has recently qualified as a yoga instructor, and nutrition, where she has previously trained as a nutritional therapist, and still continues to practice in her spare time.

    Christie also enjoys surfing, baking, being with family and friends as well as animals, where she loves spending time with her dog, Winnie.

    Ellen Lucas

    Ellen Lucas

    Dental Nurse

    Ellen was born in Bournemouth and grew up with her twin sister staying local to sunny Avon beach.

    Prior to dental nursing Ellen studied a level 3 extended diploma in hospitality and events. Ellen is passionate about interacting with people & providing a high level of care which is in her nature.

    She decided hospitality wasn’t building a career due to covid and would set her back. She had always had a slight interest in dental nursing but never went for it , she then took the bull by the horn and jumped right in at 740 dental.

    Ellen enjoys socialising and going for lunch/ dinner and drinks. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and discover pretty places to go for walks.

    • Favourite film- Bridget Jones
    • Favourite food- Anything with cheese!
    • Favourite holiday- Turkey, Marmaris


    Laura Romero-Ventura

    Laura Romero-Ventura

    Dental Nurse

    My name is Laura, I am from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. I came to the UK in 2016 to work as au pair and learn the language. I lived in Salisbury for a while and decided to move to Bournemouth to be closer to the beach.

    I started my dental nurse career in 2021 at a NHS practice and after a year I wanted a change and joined 740 dental practice in July 2022 as I wanted to gain more experience and improve my skills.

    In my spare time I enjoy going for a walk on the beach, reading, going to the cinema or going out with my friends.

    • Favourite film- Matilda
    • Favourite food- Italian cuisine
    • Favourite holiday- Fuerteventura

    Lauren Johnstone- Nurse

    Lauren Johnstone

    Dental Nurse
    Lauren grew up in Poole her whole life and discovered her passion for dental nursing at the age of 18. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, playing football and walking her Shih Tzu Bruce.
    • Favourite Food – Paella
    • Favourite film – White Chicks
    • Favourite holiday destination – Dubai

    Lauren Sutton- Nurse

    Lauren Sutton

    Dental Nurse

    Lauren grew up in Southbourne and has been in the Bournemouth area for most of her life. She has been in the dental industry for 6 years. Starting as a receptionist in Poole, she then progressed into nursing and qualified in 2020. Lauren then moved to a private practice in Farnham, Surrey to develop her skills and gain more experience in specialist treatments and administration. Lauren worked in private dentistry as a nurse and as a Treatment Coordinator for some time before moving back to Bournemouth to be closer to her family.

    Lauren loves nothing more than being in the sea or on the sand with her little sister and spending time with her friends and family. In her spare time, Lauren likes walking her dog Moose, baking, playing the piano and attempting to surf!

    • Favourite Food – Salty Spaghetti
    • Favourite film – About Time
    • Favourite holiday destination – Greece

    Your Support Team

    Andrea Korn

    Andrea Korn

    Practice Manager

    Andrea was born in Rustington West Sussex, and brought up in the nearby small market town of Arundel.

    At the age of 17, Andrea moved to London to train as a dental nurse at the Eastman Dental School and once she completed the training Andrea moved back to West Sussex and nursed in various private and NHS practices. In August 2008 Andrea got a transfer within her corporate dental company and relocated to Poole, Dorset to be with her partner Niel, during this time she received a promotion to manage two dental practices in Bournemouth. Through the next few years Andrea gained further promotions and went onto to become Multi Site Manager for Dorset and then finally Compliance Manager covering the South East.

    In 2014 the corporate dental company made the Compliance Manager role redundant so Andrea took a Practice Managers role within the company, which also gave Andrea the chance to re evaluate her work/life balance. In July 2015 Andrea made the jump to move from the corporate firm she had worked in for the last 10 years and joined 740 Dental …and Andrea hasn’t looked back since J.

    Andrea & her partner Niel have spent the last few years renovating their home together in Poole, and in 2020 they adopted their fur baby Teddy who they adore. Outside of work Andrea enjoys nothing more than travelling, socializing with her family and friends and even the odd glass of wine.

    • Favourite Film-Pretty Woman
    • Favourite Food- Mexican Cuisine
    • Favourite Holiday Destination- Greek Islands

    Carolyne Evans

    Carolyne Evans

    Deputy Manager

    Carolyne was born in Barton-on-Sea and grew up locally, spending Summers at her family beach hut at Mudeford sandspit.

    Living in Highcliffe with her partner Steve and grown up girls she can usually be found in the forest or at the beach with Ned the dog.

    Carolyne’s favourite sport is cycling and she’s often out on her bike in the New Forest looking for new Queen of The Mountains on Strava!  

    She loves the sea, nature, animals and chasing sunrises and sunsets!

    • Favourite Film – Stardust
    • Favourite Food – Seafood
    • Favourite holidays – Winter snowboarding or sunny in Majorca

    Debbie Pickering- Head Receptionist

    Debbie Pickering

    Head Receptionist

    Debbie was born in Kingsthorpe Northampton in the midlands. Where she lived up until 6 years ago, when she decided to relocate with her two children down to our beautiful, sunny part of the country, Christchurch. She still loves every second of living by the coast, exploring local places and attractions, with the odd tipple in the boathouse!

    Since leaving school Debbie’s passion has always been working Reception. She has worked in two previous private dental practices and has over 10 years of dental experience. She has a very warm and empathetic nature, and especially loves putting nervous, anxious patients at ease.

    Debbie loves new adventures and experiencing different things, in 2017 she travelled alone to the Azores for a weeks horse riding trek where she explored the small island and even rode around the rim of a volcano on a horse called Fogo! Last year Debbie travelled to Menorca, Amsterdam and Las Vegas, where the highlight of her Vegas trip was taking a helicopter ride down the famous Las Vegas strip.

    • Favourite Film – Pride and Prejudice
    • Favourite Food – Anything sweet!
    • Favourite holidays – Azores…so far!

    Meet The Team - 740 Dental Practice in Bournemouth

    Lucy Norris

    Dental Receptionist

    Lucy has always lived around the Poole and Bournemouth area and enjoys living by the seaside. She feels lucky to have grown up surrounded by such a lovely area.

    Dentistry is very new to Lucy, but she is loving it! she enjoys spending time with the patients and feeling like she can make a difference to someone’s experience within the practice.

    In her spare time Lucy loves to dance, and has participated in many shows and competitions in the past such as UDO street dance championships, Alice in wonderland, The Dream Girls and so on…one day she would love to get back into it.

    She enjoys being with friends, family and her fiancé and going for dinners, drinks and letting her hair down every so often to go for a cocktail (or two) with the girls!

    Ellie Coveney

    Ellie Coveney

    Dental Receptionist

    I was a hairdresser ever since I left school in 2016 so I am very new to the dentist industry and so far loving it, one of the best parts of it is meeting lots of new faces!

    I live at home with my mum and dad and I have two older brothers. In my free time I love to spend it with my cocker spaniel called Ralph and going out with my friends for a drink or a few…

    I also have a huge passion for baking, my favourites to bake are banana bread and brownies and all the staff certainly enjoy every time I bring them in too! (They’re normally gone by lunch time)

    • Favourite Holiday Destination- Spain
    • Favourite Film- Shutter Island
    • Favourite Food- Pasta all day everyday!

    Ellie Coveney

    Lauren Jones

    Dental Receptionist

    I am very new into the dental industry and so far I am really enjoying working with a team, meeting new faces and it’s exciting learning something new. 

    I have lived in Bournemouth for 5 years since studying at University, where I received my Degree in Nutrition. I love to spend my time on the beach, in the sun skiing down a mountain and walking my Whippet called Beau. 

    • Favourite Food- Pad Thai
    • My favourite film-The Lost Boys
    • My Favourite holiday destination- Australia

    Narlah Duffin – Receptionist

    Narlah Duffin

    Dental Receptionist

    I first started out in the beauty industry so dentistry is new to me, I worked in a hair salon for 5 years so enjoyed the initial challenge of working with a new team and a fresh start in a new career path.

    I love going for walks and like to visit historic places in which I find super fascinating learning about the past. I spend most of my evenings watching true documentaries and seeing my partner as much as I can.

    My favourite time of the year is summer and I love going abroad even though I hate flying, I am hoping to conquer my fear and fly alone one day as I would like to visit every country in my lifetime.

    • Favourite Food – Miller and Carter
    • Favourite film – Guardians of the Galaxy
    • Favourite holiday destination- Spain

    Shabnam Desiri -Receptionist

    Shabnam Desiri

    Dental Receptionist

    I came from a teaching background, but in the last five years I changed my career and have been enjoying the Dental Reception role as I like interacting with people. I recently joined 740 Dental and am very happy and grateful to be here.

    The most important people in my life are who I like to spend my spare time with, are my son, Daughter and Granddaughter.

    My hobbies that I enjoy are countryside & sea side walks, cooking (I’ve been told I’m an exceptional cook) and travelling – on my bucket list for my next trip would be to visit Cuba.

    • Favourite Food – Persian Food
    • Favourite film – The Notebook
    • Favourite holiday destination – Venice

    Opening Hours

    • Monday to Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

    • Friday: 8:00am – 11:00am

    Contact Info

    • 740 Dental Practice
    • 740 Christchurch Rd, Boscombe

    • Bournemouth BH7 6BZ

    • Call: 01202 031696



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    Based on 146 reviews
    My teeth have never looked this good! The journey was long and at times painful but the end result was worth every minute.
    Always great care. Staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. Richard was super patient with my son
    I’ve visited 740 Dental on a number of occasions and after years of feeling nervous about going it doesn’t bother me one bit now. I’ve recently had dental implants fitted. Sharon, who was very kind, took two of my bottom teeth out and James Coupe has worked his magic and done a superb job fitting two new implants. It was a long process but I’m over the moon with the results and so pleased I had it done. Would highly recommend 740 to anyone.
    This past year I have completed Invisalign and James and his team have all been amazing! Very accommodating in terms of appointment dates and times. Always on hand to answer any questions or tend to any concerns. I am in love with my new straight, white teeth and would highly recommend 740 dental and James to others.
    Saw Richard with a very painful tooth. After discussing possible outcomes, it was decided to remove it. He was so kind and gentle and kept stopping for me to calm down Am not a nervous patient normally but I think my nerves were the shock of having a back tooth with three roots removed. Richard was excellent and would definitely recommend him. His nurse Marzena was so lovely too.
    Excellent results from the teeth whitening. Staff were brilliant and it was a good price. Many thanks.
    Sharon has really helped me to overcome my fear of any form of dentist work. She is so lovely and friendly. I have a real problem with anything clinical and medical but Sharon makes me feel at ease. She explains everything that is about to happen and makes me feel totally calm and comfortable. I would 100% recommend 740 dental, they are amazing.
    I have basic dental plan and get 4 hygenist and 2 checkups per year. It's always a pleasure and particularly thanks to Laura (hygenist) and Sharon (dentist).You certainly get what you pay for!
    This is my second 5 star review for #740 Dental as I am once again SO thrilled with this practice. After wearing full dentures for many years, I met with James Coupe to discuss improving my bite as I was overwhelmed with frustration at how the ones I had at the time were functioning. I am honestly SO IMPRESSED by his knowledge and thorough determination to make me brand new bottom & top denture plates. He has TOTALLY transformed my mouth and I find I am smiling with my mouth open so much more now as well as being able to eat properly. These new dentures are the ones I should have had all along so THANK YOU SO MUCH James and the whole #740 Dental team, you guys are truly the best! I really cant recommend this practice enough!!!!
    Moved to Dorset 20 years ago and tried more than 6 dentists none of whom gave any confidence as I am a very nervous patient. Then I discovered 740 dental and I can honestly say I have never visited such a caring confidence boosting dentist in all my life As a vey nervous patient they overcame my fears of dentists to the point where I have had full bridges in upper and lower teeth Probably the best dentists in Dorset if not the whole of the south
    Amazing as usual I’ve never had any pain and always makes me feel relaxed,Which I thought would be impossible.Thank you Richard Halderthay.
    New to the area and needing major dental work I put my faith into 740 dental practice. I cannot find words to say how pleased I am with the final result, James Coup has shown immense patience and expertise in sometimes challenging situations ….. Thank you! Also a shout to Reception, my dentist Sophie and hygienist Gill all fabulous.
    I went to 740 Dental for an Invisalign and composite bonding journey, Steph and Sophia were very informative and supportive the whole way. I couldn't recommend them more.
    I strongly recommend 740 Dental especially Angela and Frances – They have been outstanding since day 1 and have been so patient and made me feel so relaxed as I was nervous. My treatment plan was discussed with me in detail plan costs etc, and open to change if at any time I wanted to change any of the treatment. Angela really cared about how I felt around the finished work and continuously consulted with me. I cannot thank them enough an absolute credit to 740 dental and would 100% recommend them to anyone!!! Aside from Angela and Frances all the other staff are also welcoming and friendly which was refreshing. I previously had been put off of attending dentist due to staff and dentists but 740 dental have reinstated my faith and trust and I will not be changing practices. Thank you again to the 740 dental team!!!!
    For the first time, I enjoy going to the dentist! The practice is a spacious, tranquil place, with helpful staff around from the moment you walk in. Here patients are treated as people, not just ‘another appointment’, and it makes a world of difference. My dentist, Sharon, is incredibly attentive, careful and friendly - she makes what would otherwise be unpleasant, pleasant. Thanks to everyone at 740 dental!
    Recently had some dental work that I was dreading - Angela was super efficient and reassuring. The result is way better than I had hoped for. It wasn't cheap but it was well worth it!
    My hygienist recommended James from 740 dental to do my implantsWhen I met James he was friendly and explained everything to me about implant surgery. Eventually I had 3 implants done which was pain free and I am very happy with the results and plan to have another 3 done next year. Thanks so much to James and his team.Lee Hodgson.
    I recently completed an 18-month course of treatment for implants, straightening, and whitening with Dr. James Coupe at 740 Dental. The entire experience was extremely positive, from the initial consultation to the final treatment. Dr. Coupe and his team were all fantastic, and I was consistently impressed with their professionalism, expertise, and compassion.The treatment itself was pain-free, despite being very involved and lengthy. I was always aware of what was happening, and I felt confident that Dr. Coupe and his team were taking the best possible care of me. The end result is absolutely amazing. My teeth are straight, white, and healthy, and I've had so many people comment on how good they look. I couldn't be happier with the results! Thank you to all the team at 740 Dental.
    In June 2023, my husband saw Laura one of the Hygienists. He is not a confident patient and has had bad experiences at other dentists/hygienists. He was expecting to have his teeth or gums numbed so as not to feel pain which he had experienced before. Laura was very calm and reassuring and commenced her treatment. There was absolutely no pain or bleeding and anaesthesia was not required at all. He was absolutely delighted and will be booking to see Laura again in 6 months. Thank you, especially to Laura, but all the other kind & friendly staff at 740 Dental.
    I was searching for a dentist to help me fix/remove a broken tooth for 3+ years but because of the pandemic no one was taking new patients and I contacted 30+ practises private and NHS.Every day on my way to work I pass 740 and realised I haven’t tried them and by miracle they did take me on and every step has been fantastic!I let them know I was a nervous patient and I couldn’t have felt more calm and cared for in my life! Sharon Halderthay looked after me on all 3 of my visits and I couldn’t recommend her higher!! Even my partner is going to join the practice on the back of my praises and I come from a luxury retail background so to me customer service is what gains your customers trusts and builds a relationship that can last years! I’m well and truly a happy patient and will stay with this practice for years to come.While I’m still nervous on the build up to doing to the dentist once I’m in that chair I know I’m in safe hands!
    Excellent experience all round from the dental team at 740. My partner is extremely nervous about visiting dentists and they treated her with such kindness. Would review higher than 5 if possible.
    Absolutely lovely people. My own personal dentist is amazing Sophia Johnston. She is not only looking after my teeth but the whole general wellbeing of my health. Thanks
    Angela and her nurse were fantastic as always 10/10.
    Absolutely the best ever Dentist. i followed Richard Halthaday because of his gentle and very understanding nature, as i have always been nervous. The Surgery is immaculate and his professional skills goes beyond Perfection. Very friendly staff. 10 out of 10. Mrs Paula Key
    I am so grateful to the team at 740 dental, especially to Mr Coupe and Steph. They were kind and professional, generous with their time, and thoughtful. Ultimately they gave us exactly the advice that we needed. I feel very confident in their expertise and would not hesitate to use the practice again.
    Absolutely 1st rate; the care and attention to every detail made my experience of rebuilding a crumbling set of teeth to exactly what I wanted in the shape & colour of the results. I'm most impressed with the technology used in preparing such work. I enjoyed the treatment experience from start to finish so now can smile again!!Thank you Sophia & Megs.
    WOW what an amazing dental practice -Totally transformed my smile!From the moment you walk in the door, you are greeted by such a friendly reception team (I am quite a nervous patient, so this really does help), to then have this same kind and caring manor brought through into the dental room by the team there.The staff are very thorough, and take their time in communicating with you about all options and give dental advice without being condescending.After I had my front crowns replaced and 2 veneers added, my smile really was truly transformed and now I always get comments on how lovely my teeth look. And best of all the treatment was pain free!THANK YOU 740!!!!
    I am so impressed with 740 dental. I’m an extremely nervous patient after having bad experiences with other dentists, but this was actually a pleasant experience. The receptionist who booked my experience was extremely polite and sensitive to my needs. When I arrived everyone was friendly and polite. The dentist I saw for an emergency filling, Sharon, was so kind and gentle. I barely felt any pain, whereas in the past it has been excruciating. Her nurse was brilliant and was so spot on with suction that I didn’t swallow anything. Thank you so much to everyone at 740 Dental. You are all amazing and have restored my faith in dentists. I am even booking in to see the hygienist and for a check up with Sharon.
    After being very nervous for quite some time I finally decided to come to back to the dentist and choose 740 dental.Richard is a very nice man and your feelings and nerves was his no.1 priority.After a check up and a clean I was ready to have a root canal After passing out on a previous root canal I was more than impressed with Richard at 740 I did not feel a thing and the whole process was very relaxed and I would recommend this practice especially Richard to anyone .Kyle .Also Kate the hygienist is amazing always does exceptionally good job and what a nice lady her and her assistant are thank you ladys.
    Great service and very friendly and helpful staff.
    I have been a patient of Richard Halderthay for 20 years. He is a lovely person and also an excellent dentist. Whenever there is something serious to be done to my ever troubling teeth he talks me through the possible downsides but then he always does a fantastic job and I am always really grateful for the outcome and there are no downsides, or pain. The team are great too.
    740 Dental were recommended to me by my mother in law. At the time I had 2 badly cracked & broken teeth, extremely sensitive and I thought I would need to have removed or crowned.Richard explained the approach they take to preserving and reconstructing teeth. I now have all of my own teeth, no crowns, no extractions and even better, the sensitivity is gone.Both my children now see Richard & Marzena and they are so relaxed about having their appointments. All round, the best dental experience I have ever had.
    The best dentist there is . Kind , caring & extremely professional . Wouldn’t go anywhere else . All staff are fantastic 😁
    Well where do I begin. I have Health Anxiety which for some reason ended up spiralling out to the dentist meaning I hadn’t been for 5 odd years. I’d been so keen to go but just too terrified of being told the worst news. So I did some research and found 740 who I read all the reviews (hence writing one myself) as if I hadn’t read any I may still be in the same position.I stumbled up the courage and had a new patient exam I cried a lot with worry and fear before going but from the moment I stepped in the receptionists we’re just lovely.I was assigned Richard as my dentist and he is so very Patient with me. I have had my initial exam and was given my dental plan which I’ve already started. I saw a wonderful hygienist (I can’t remember name as was so nervous) and today I had a root canal which I worked myself up so much for I was shaking! Richard and his dental nurse were incredible they made me feel so at ease and Richard was so gentle I didn’t even feel the numbing injections going in AT ALL (all 3 of them) I couldn’t believe it once it was done! All of that worry.I have an extraction next also and bit worried as it’s just an anxiety I have but I’m so reassured now Richard won’t let anything hurt!If you have dental anxiety get yourself to 740 I’m so so relieved I can now begin my journey to Invisalign and white teeth
    Fabulous practice, with gentle considerate dentists. We have been coming here as a family for more than 20 years and I do reccomend the practice to all, especially those nervous of the dentist.
    Came in today for an emergency appointment was seen by Angela who was so sweet, so reassuring and really made such a difference to me and my outlook. Thank so much, will be coming back for regular appointments this is start to getting my smile back!!
    Gill Austin did my teeth today , I had a full clean, I’m not the best at the dentist but she made me feel very calm and told me in detail everything she was doing and was very patient with me. 100% recommend staff extremely friendly too. Well worth the trip there thank you again Gill😁
    Dr J Coupe provided excellent service for my 7 years old son. He did everything to safe his tooth.I can’t thank 740 dental clinic enough – and I could not recommend them higher. Thank you
    Absolutely amazing!Andrew made me feel extremely comfortable with absolutely no judgements even after a very long absence of not going to a dentist.I had an awful lot of work done here and throughout it all - and in spite of a genuine and absolute fear of dentists, he and his team did an amazing job.I can't recommend this dentist practice enough. Kind, caring, understanding, professional and perfectionists - one and all.Thank you so much for what you've all done!
    Excellent as always. Lovely people, very professional. High quality efficient service. Highly recommended.
    740 dental are amazing. I am a nervous patient but now have total trust in my new dentist Sharon She performed emergency root canal going over and above to see me quickly, it was painless and I am so grateful. It’s wonderful when you know you have a dentist you can trust. My teeth will soon be up to scratch again after being left untreated properly by the nhs. Thankyou so much
    After a lifetime (I am 77years old), of being scared of the dentist and not going unless I really, really had to, I am so pleased that a friend recommended me to 740. I had such a warm welcome from Angela and was put at ease straight away. Everyone is very professional but at the same time there are so many smiles from staff and patients. I have just been back for my second visit and I was actually looking forward to going.I don’t know what it is but you seem to be sprinkled with ‘happy dust” as you walk in. I and looking forward to having my smile back in three weeks time.
    This morning I have had two fillings and a crown, I must admit I wasn't particularly looking forward to my visit to the dentist, who does? However with modern technology and super professionalism from my dentist ( Dr.A Prynne) I can honestly say that it was a totally painless experience and to be able to have the whole treatment carried out in one visit was very convenient too.Very pleased with result.As always very attentive and very recommendable.
    Had to see dentist and and emergency due to severe tooth. Rang in the morning had an appointment at 1230 saw Sharon who was very professional explained what I needed and removed my tooth pain-free will definitely be arranging to go back once my extraction has settled down
    GREAT GREAT dentist practice!Amazing professionals in their team. I did my invasilign treatment and my teeth look amazing! every time I have had any problem they had seen me straight away, Ijist have good things to say!100% recommended, I recommended this practice to a friend and they also did an amazing job on his teeth!
    Been with Richard for years, great Dentist just a little bit expensive.
    740 Dental is quite a way from where we live but i never want to change dentists. We go regularly for hygienist and checkups and all the staff are always exceptionally kind, patient and helpful. Today i needed a procedure done and was very anxious after a past trauma many years ago, elsewhere. James and the team were just lovely and he did a great job! Thank you all.
    Highly recommended!!Since having a previous very bad experience at another dental practice, I have been extremely anxious about going somewhere and finding someone who can help me have the smile I want...Let me start With Debbie the receptionist. Wow! Thank god Debbie answered the phone to me. I must have called between 20-30 dental practices and not one of them compares to Debbie's customer service!Soo welcoming, patient, kind and very experienced!Although the practice is just over an hours drive from me it is so so worth it! And even if I moved another hour away I'd still make the journey to them! Someone give this lady a payrise! I must have called Debbie up another 3 times before I decided to go with 740 Dental, Debbie didn't get fed up once. So I cannot thank you enough for making me feel so welcome, it means I'm able to move forward with my treatment.I've recieved care from Sharon halderthay & James coupe and couldn't be happier. Clearly experienced and very thorough.Sharon is so lovely, I've recieved root canal that didn't hurt at all. It was actually the most comfortable, relaxing dental treatment I've ever recieved!James Coupe has also been very patient with my needs and demands of what I'd like and very quick to Respond and sort my treatment. I look forward to the future at 740 Dental. Thank You 😊
    I can't thank you all enough for your care to my mum. Richard and Sharon thank you for giving up your lunch break so you could help.
    Angela, Lorraine and the rest of the team are fantastic - always friendly, efficient, professional and caring. Highly recommended.
    I honestly could not reccomend 740 Dental highly enough. I am a really anxious patient as I've had horrible experiences in the past, which ended with me not going to the dentist for 10 years! Last year I decided to face my fears and came here, and I am so glad that I did. I got sedation for a filling last year, and today have just had a filling with no sedation, which I never thought I'd be able to do! It was a GREAT experience with absolutely no pain at all. Previously I used to break down crying in a filling! Richard, who I went to, really took the time to listen to my fears, and with loads of patience helped me through the process. If you really hate and fear the dentist, please please book an appointment here and you WILL be able to get over them. The cost is a lot more than NHS, but honestly - it is seriously worth every penny in my opinion. Their reception staff are also super lovely too! Thank you 740, I am so grateful.
    For various reasons I hadn't visited a dentist for many years but pain eventually took me to 740 Dental and in particular to Sharon, Ella & Carly. I was shown nothing but care, kindness and understanding by them all. After several completely painless appointments I can now smile confidently again thanks to their brilliant professionalism. I cannot recommend them highly enough and the safety procedures, due to the pandemic, made visits totally safe.
    After being in pain for 3 days and having the 111 unable to help me i made a desperate call át 8am and got an emergency appointment by 11am! Sharon got me out of pain ,the most professional and kindest dentist you can ever imagine,best dental experience i ever had and im not even a registered patient of them!5 star for sure!
    Dear Sharon ,you have been amazing for me in the past many times .Thank you so much for everything and you have been so kind when I have needed it ,not to mention being an excellent dentist ! I highly recommend this practice
    Thankyou Andrew and the team at 740 Dental for a brilliant experience straightening my teeth with Invisalign.The team here are so friendly and just made the whole process from start to finish so easy. I couldn't be happier with the results. I finally have that perfect smile I've always wanted!Thankyou!See included a wonderfully cheesy photo of the final results.
    Amazing experience with Invisalign from start to finish. Andrew and the team are first class. Highly recccomend.
    I can't say how happy I am to recommend 740 Dental. After over 10 years of dentistry abroad, recent experiences brought me back to the UK and to the best Dental Surgery. They are technologically advanced with pain free anesthesia and outstanding design and production of crowns. The staff from the Reception Staff to medical staff are both professional and kind. My Surgeons Sharon and Andrew are by far the most genuinely lovely and caring people who treat everyone with respect and involve you in decisions. I cant recommend this surgery enough. I found it by chance and it was the best find i have ever made .
    It’s best Dentest I have seen it’s bit expensive but worth it thanks Angela she didn’t give up until she sort my pain out x
    ** UPDATE**I went to 740 Dental after reading the wonderful reviews online and initially my contact was to enquire about Invisalign. Unfortunately I had some serious underlying issues and I went through some fairly traumatic times as I had to lose some teeth. No matter how old you are it is scary but I am writing this review at the end of my treatment but not at the end of my time with 740. My teeth are now straight. My gums are healthy. My confidence is such that I now have a new job and my dream of being a personal trainer is on the horizon too. James and Lisa have held my hand throughout ...All decisions made along the way were discussed with empathy and I never felt rushed, only supported. I actually looked forward to going and feeling the warm welcome and familiarity from all the staff.. This, I feel, is what makes 740 unique. Thank you Millie, James, Lisa and all the girls for everything. Have a fabulous Christmas. See you next year. Much love x
    I got in for an emergency dentist appointment being an unregistered patient on the same day. It was the most pleasant experience I could have dreamt of for a dentist. My dentist (Richard) and dental nurse (Emma) put me completely at ease. Professional yet easy to get on with just like chatting with a friend. Cannot praise them enough 🙌 Oh and best of all I'm now pain free! Thank you!
    I had changed dentists quite a few times because of bad experiences, but now I shall never change again! 740 are the best dental practice my family and I have come across. My family see a range of the dentists at 740, and they are all superb, not to mention the lovely staff working at reception.Especially grateful to Richard for the all the great work he did on my teeth! He made the experience of going to the dentist a very pleasant one indeed!! 😊Highly recommend for the professionalism and care from all the staff, but also for the high quality results! 👍🏼
    I have always been treated professionally and sympathetically from the staff at reception through to my dentist Dr Coupe. I always know that if i need any treatment all will be done to stop any pain. My hygienist Loraine is very understanding and not at all rough! All dental nurses are lovely. I have recommended 740 Dental to a friend who was terrified of dentists and no longer is! 👍
    Just had a check up and hygeniest. James Coupe his usual self, always pleasant and Lorraine the same.
    A very good customer experience, having used this dentist for many years, I had my first major treatment recently and was looked after very well and have had a successful result.
    I was nervous and apprehensive on my first visit due to past experiences at other dentists. I was welcomed and met by Sarah whom I had spoken to several times on the phone. My dentist Andrew came out and introduced himself and immediately put me at ease. I cannot rate this dental practice highly enough. They are caring, kind, thoughtful, professional and have totally reinstated my faith in great customer care and service. Thank you so much for giving me back the strength to not be afraid of walking through a dental door, you are all wonderful.
    Literally have such a massive fear of dentists and I had to come here for an emergency appointment and ended up having a tooth removed. Honestly the nicest dentist going.
    Considering I had spent so much time deliberating over the idea of getting Invisalign, the results were a lot more instantaneous than I had originally thought. My dentist was friendly and all the staff gave me a cordial welcoming. My only wish is that I had done it sooner! Thank you so much.