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43 School Road, Hythe, Southampton, S045 6BH

Our Team

Meet our highly skilled and friendly team

Our Dentists, Hygienists and Dental Nurses will provide you with a personalised service.

Our Dentists

Our Dentists are registered with the General Dental Council and members of the British Dental Association.

Dr. Max Waller

BDS (Shef) B.Med.Sci (Shef)

GDC No: 101219

Principle Dentist and Clinical Director

Dr. Max Waller qualified from The University of Sheffield in 2005 and has worked predominantly for private dental practices in Hampshire on all aspects of general family dentistry for the past 12 years. He has a special interest in advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry, which includes cosmetic dentistry, root canal treatments and crown and bridge work, having completed the prestigious year long ‘Chris Orr’ course in ‘Advanced Cosmetic Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry’ in London and also obtained an additional degree in Dental Technology from The University of Sheffield. Added to his skill set is nearly 10 years experience working as a Dental Technician specializing in crowns and bridges previous to entering Clinical Dentistry.

Max is passionate about continuity of care for his patients and we welcomed him as our new Principal Dentist in 2016, where he will now work exclusively and continue to build on Beech Dental’s 50 year legacy of providing high quality, friendly and affordable dentistry to our local community. Max is a perfectionist with an eye for detail who has been very popular with patients due to his friendly manner combined with a gentle, diligent and informative approach to dentistry.

In his free time Max can be found at mountain biking events in Hampshire when he is not teaching his two young boys to ride on bike trails. A keen cook, he is always trying out new recipes from famous chefs. Max also believes in sharing his skills and has provided dental treatment as a volunteer for the East Meets West Foundation in Vietnam, where he hopes to be able to contribute again soon. We will keep you posted on our newsletter!

richardDr. Richard May


GDC No: 57320

Previous Principal Dentist and Associate Dentist

Dr. Richard May graduated from Guys Dental School in 1982 and has been an established and highly reputable family dentist in Hythe who has worked at Beech Dental for the past 30 years. His many loyal patients often recommend him to friends and family. Richard enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and believes in preventative dentistry. His ample experience and expanding knowledge of current dentistry are a testament to his skills.

Richard has handed over the role of Principal Dentist to Max and has reduced his working hours, he now works part-time as an Associate Dentist. However he remains as dedicated as ever to patients and our team here at Beech Dental and we are very pleased to still have Richard on board our team.

In his free time Richard is a keen horticulture enthusiast and can be found either in the garden or in his shed! He enjoys walks on the South-West coastal paths as well as spending time with his two daughters and wife. Richard hopes to one day undertake a course in horticulture when time permits!

jamesDr. James Overton

BDS (Lond.), LDSRCS (Eng.)

GDC No: 66366

Associate Dentist

Biography coming soon


Our Hygienists

Our Hygienists are registered with the General Dental Council

Eddie Jones


GDC No: 2049


Eddie qualified from Bristol Dental Hospital in 1980 and has worked in various practices in Hampshire as well as in other locations including Harley Street, London. Eddie keeps her knowledge up to date by attending a variety of courses and undertakes further training on a regular basis. She aims to provide each patient with individual tailored treatment, by giving advice and guidance in proven preventive techniques to maintain a healthy mouth.

In her spare time, Eddie enjoys travelling, skiing and gardening as well as spending time with friends and family.

Annette Threlfall

GDC No:4103


Annette qualified at Cardiff Dental Hospital in 1991 and has practiced in various locations for the past 26 years, including in Clifton and Winchester. She enjoys scaling gently and carefully and finds it rewarding to see the improvements achieved in her patient’s oral health. With her approachable and nurturing manner, Annette enjoys communicating with patients and helping them to build on their daily routine and habits, in a way that is realistic to their daily life. She enjoys the friendly family practice atmosphere at Beech Dental and has blended in seamlessly with the team. She has been very popular with patients since joining us in February 2017 and is looking forward building on her skills and experience here.

In her free time Annett likes to put to work the incredible dexterity it takes to be a hygienist by doing crafty activities such as sewing and drawing. She also keeps busy by helping her two girls to do well at secondary school.

Our Practice Manager

richardCarolina Scott-Waller

Carolina ensures we comply with all the current rules and regulations.

Biography coming soon.

Our Nurses

Meet our team of lovely and dedicated nurses who will provide you with excellent customer care

kathryn-thomasKathryn Thomas – RDN

GDC No: 113461

Kathryn has been working at the practice since 1987 and qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1990.

bethan-jonesBethan Jones – Trainee Nurse

Bethan joined us in 2016 and is undertaking her training at Eastleigh College.

karen-taylorKaren Taylor – RDN.

GDC No: 111920

Karen qualified in 2006 and has been with the practice since 2008.

debbie-erdbeerDeborah Erdbeer – RDN.

GDC No: 196699

Debbie joined the practice in 2004 as a receptionist and later qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2010.

Our dental nurses are registered with the General Dental Council.

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