Meet the Team


We are privileged to have a highly qualified and ethical team of dental practitioners with us at The Mead Dental Practice. All our dentists, hygienists and nurses are registered and undertake continuing professional education to meet and maintain General Dental Council standards. As well as their dental skills, each team member has an approachable manner and will always take the time to provide an attentive and personal service.

Laura Rudge


Laura is our Principal Dentist. Laura qualified from the University of Wales in 1990 and has worked in general practice in South Wales, Devon, Australia and New Zealand. She has worked at The Mead Dental Practice since 2001, and is excellent at making people feel at ease in the dental chair. Alongside her enthusiasm for her work, Laura is a keen sports woman and enjoys keeping up with her 3 children.

GDC Registration no. 65119

Raj Mohanty


Raj Mohanty, our Associate Dentist, is the newest member of The Mead Dental Practice team joining in December 2015. Raj worked as Senior House Officer in a District General Hospital in North London where she has gained Oral Surgery experience. Raj has also worked locally in General Dental Practice for 5 years prior to joining us. Like all our staff Raj loves to help patients love their smile and has a special interest in Periodontology (gum disease)! A keen community supporter, Raj often competes in charity runs outside of work.

GDC Registration no. 157858

Liz Bennion


Liz Bennion, like Sue, gained her hygienist qualification and experience in the Royal Navy. She joined the Mead Dental Practice team in 2007.

Liz enjoys camping and walking particularly on Dartmoor, with her family

GDC Registration no. 5885 England

Suresh Somasundaran


Our visiting Oral Surgeon and implant dentist Suresh comes with over 20 years of experience in his field. He works as an Associate Specialist in the Oral and Maxillofacial department at Derriford hospital and runs a regular oral surgery / implant clinic at The Mead. He has completed advanced training in implantology and is one of a select group of dentists who have gained an MSc in this field. Suresh is caring and attentive to his patients ensuring each is treated with great empathy and respect. Outside of his profession is a keen cricketer and plays regularly for his club in the Devon league.

Qualifications – BDS, MDS (oral surgery), MFDS RCS, FFDRCS (Oral surgery/ Oral medicine), MSc (implant- University of Bristol)

GDC Registration no. 180539 England

Michelle Pannell


Michelle joined the practice is 1998 and has continued to enjoy her role meeting new patients as well as being a happy and familiar face to our existing patients. Michelle enjoys keeping fit, sunny holidays and has a love for animals.

Lindsay Calder


Lindsay started her dental nurse role with The Mead Dental Practice in 2004. Carrying on with the family tradition, Lindsay followed in the footsteps of her Mum who also worked at The Mead as a dental nurse. When not watching Great British Bake Off, Lindsay can be found cooking up a (low sugar) yummy treat in the kitchen and looking after her 3 children!

GDC Registration no. 127069 England

Michelle McDonald


Michelle is one of our Dental Nurses and has enjoyed working with the staff and patients at The Mead Dental Practice since 2002. Outside of work you can find her exploring the outdoors enjoying wildlife and landscape photography.

GDC Registration no. 127131 England

Kate Boulding


Kate joined the team as a dental nurse in 2008. Kate used to work at Birmingham Dental Hospital and is always keen to make a difference to peoples’ smiles. Kate enjoys benefitting from Lindsay’s cake making abilities and is prone to visiting other parts of the world when she gets itchy feet!

GDC Registration no. 164722 England


Jacqueline Watson


Jacqueline joined the Practice at the end of 2017 and has enjoyed getting to know both our existing patients as well as our new. Throughout her career she has always been involved in patient and customer services as well as management roles. Her love of Yoga, walking and fundraising has resulted in trekking the Himalayas and the Great Wall of China. Next on her list is the 100k Thames Path Challenge for The Alzheimer’s Society.

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61 Mannamead Road,
Plymouth, Devon, PL3 4SS

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