Meet the Team

Dr. Richard Smallwood

Partner, GDC: 80801

Richard is originally from Ryde and graduated in dentistry at Cardiff, University of Wales College of Medicine 2002. He completed his vocational training in Cardiff before going on to join the Oral and Maxillofacial department at a general hospital in Wales. He completed his Membership examinations with the Faculty of Dental Surgery in 2005. He continued to work in Oral surgery until 2007 before returning to general practice. 

Dr. Naomi Portelli

Partner, GDC: 83987

Naomi is originally from Anglesey, graduating in dentistry at Cardiff in 2004. She completed vocational training in North Wales before working at an Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department alongside completing her Membership examinations with the Faculty of Dental Surgery in 2006. Naomi returned to general practice and moved to the island in 2008 before taking over at The Mall Dental Practice with Richard in 2012.

Dr. Vladimir Tsarev

Associate Dentist, GDC: 194804

Vladimir is originally from Bulgaria, graduating in dentistry at Plovdiv in 2006 at the Faculty of Dental Medicine.  After working in general practice for 4 years he moved to the Isle of Wight, with his wife, Savina, who is also a dentist on the island.  Vladimir joined The Mall Dental Practice in 2014.

Mrs. Stephanie Fletcher

Practice Manager, GDC: 146789

Stephanie started her career in dentistry by training in dental nursing before working in practices in Rutland and Greater London. Stephanie started working at The Mall Dental Practice in 2010 and became the practice manager in 2016.  Stephanie has a wealth of clinical and administrative experience as well as being a qualified dental sedation nurse.

Mrs. Olivia Cheek

Dental Therapist, GDC: 238922

Olivia is originally from the Isle of Wight and grew up in Freshwater. She started her career working as a dental nurse before studying Dental Hygiene and Therapy in Portsmouth Dental Academy.

Mrs. Gabrielle Ballard

Dental Therapist, GDC: 271763

Gabrielle is originally from the Isle of Wight and qualified in Dental Therapy and Hygiene in 2017 at Peninsula Dental School.  She has worked in Bath before returning to the island in 2019.

Miss. Natalie Morley

Dental Hygienist, GDC: 125401

Natalie has worked on the Isle of Wight for several years and started at The Mall Dental Practice in 2017.  She trained at Birmingham dental school in Dental hygiene.

Mrs. Amy Cumpsty

Dental Hygienist, GDC: 4343

Amy is originally from the Isle of Wight and studied dental hygiene in London. Amy is an experienced dental hygienist and has worked with our team since 2018.

Qualified Dental Nursing Staff

Miss. Kayleigh-Blue Spink, GDC: 286605

Mrs. Daisy McDonagh

Miss. Katie Holden

Miss. Louise Kirkpatrick

Reception Staff and Support staff

Mrs. Donna Rayner

Mrs. Sally Saunders

Mrs. Kim Argyle

Trainee Dental Nursing Staff

We are pleased to support local students who wish to progress their careers in dental nursing and beyond.

Our current trainees are:

Miss. Mia Van-Engel

Mrs. Aimee Meffen

Previous trainees at The Mall Dental Practice have gone on to be accepted on dental therapy and dental hygiene courses; general nursing courses and to take promoted positions at other practices.

All trainees meet GDC requirements to be enrolled on a trainee pathway and this is usually done in partnership with Eastleigh College who provide day release training.