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Farewell Shaun, hello Charlie!

18th May 2021

After six years at Torrington Dental Practice, dentist Shaun Pope has decided to reduce his working commitments. This is great news for Shaun, but sad news for the TDP team and all Shaun’s loyal patients. Shaun will be finishing his practice-based clinics on 16th July, although he will be continuing to provide our vital domiciliary service with his dental nurse, Sue. Shaun has provided an outstanding dental service to the North Devon community for many years, always delivered with kindness, care and consideration, and we all wish him a well-deserved “semi-retirement”.

From 17th July, Shaun’s patients will be in the gentle and capable hands of dentist Charlie Hooper, who is relocating from Cornwall to North Devon to join the Torrington Dental Practice team. Charlie is currently based in Truro working in the Urgent Dental Centres. He graduated from Kings College, London in 2018, completed his Foundation year in Padstow, and spent a year working in Gloucester Royal Hospital in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. During this period he was part of the COVID emergency response team in Gloucester and worked in the hospital Intensive Care Unit supporting seriously ill patients. You can find out more about Charlie here.

If you have a routine dental appointment booked with Shaun after the 16th July, we will rearrange this with Charlie. We will aim to keep the day/time as per your existing appointment but there may be instances where this needs to be altered and we will inform you of any changes required.

Thank you, as always for your loyalty and support. If you have any questions, please contact our reception team on or call them on 01805 623657. They are always happy to help.


Mr Mills was kind, pleasant and reassuring, and explained everything to me, so that I knew what was going on every inch of the way. I can’t recommend him and his implant team highly enough.
Super helpful, friendly, clean, efficient and brilliant at informing us of procedures & treatment. We never feel rushed or have to wait too long. They have made the dentist experience a positive one for our children – who are always excited to go!
I would rate this dentist 1000 stars if I could! Everyone there is so friendly and smiley! I had my teeth done by John Cato and Paula and what can I say. Both of them made me feel so relaxed even though I normally hate the dentist they have made this all change! I couldn’t thank them both enough.
Ms P
It’s nearly two months since my treatment for an implanted bridge concluded and I could not be more pleased. The treatment was excellent, the care by Ian Mills and his team was superb and the teeth look fantastic.
Rhys Gabe is an incredible guy. After 30 odd years of avoiding the dentist through fear I actually now enjoy going thanks to this man. I cannot recommend him highly enough to nervous and anxious patients.