Meet Our Dental Therapists and Dental Hygienists

We have a registered Dental Hygienist / Therapist at Kent Smile Studio, who is able to carry out oral hygiene and scaling of teeth, provide direct restorations on teeth, extract milk teeth, provide restorations on milk teeth and provide tooth whitening under the prescription of the dentist.


Mr Christopher Arnold - Dental Hygienist/Therapist

BSc in Dental Hygiene/Therapy

Chris graduated in 2017 with a BSc in Dental Hygiene/Therapy from the University of Birmingham with Honours in Oral Health Promotion.

He has been working for Kent Smile Studio since moving to Kent in August 2017 at both Maidstone and Walderslade practices.

Chris prides himself on a friendly and gentle approach to dentistry and is passionate about encouraging you to keep your teeth clean so you can keep them for longer.

Before training to be a Dental Hygiene/Therapist Chris worked in schools and also as a youth worker. He is a keen photographer and is also an active member of his local church.

GDC reg no: 270857


Miss Shaila Thaker- Dental Hygienist

Since qualifying from the University of Birmingham in 2014, Shaila has become passionate about improving patients oral health and has been with Kent Smile Studio since September 2015. She’s been named ‘The Humming Hygienist’ by colleagues. ‘My aim is to always make others feel as comfortable in the surgery as I do’.

GDC reg no: 251024


Mrs Sylvia Chatterton - Dental Hygienist in Walderslade near Chatham

Sylvia a registered dental hygienist with 30 years experience having qualified in 1993 from the Royal Dental Hospital school of dental hygiene.

Throughout her career, she has worked in NHS and private dental practices treating a wide variety of patients varying greatly in age and needs and she endeavours to provide good dental care tailored to the needs of each individual.

Outside of dentistry, her interests include reading, Pilates and tap dancing.

GDC reg no: 2587



MAIDSTONE: 01622 754662

CHATHAM: 01634 683123


Monday 9.00 - 18.00
Tuesday 9.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 9.00 - 18.00
Thursday 9.00 - 18.00
Friday 9.00 - 18.00
Saturday By appointment only

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