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Dentist Cheltenham

Are you searching for a dentist in Cheltenham?

If so we would like to welcome you to Claydon Dental, Cheltenham. We are proud to be one of the leading private dental practices and the leading provider of Invisalign in Cheltenham and a Platinum Elite provider of the service. You will find our dental practice in the centre of Cheltenham.

Our friendly and experienced team are here to provide a comprehensive range of dental services for the whole family. Below you will be able to find out more about us, now when you visit our Cheltenham location you will see some familiar faces.

About Us

Gareth McAleerDr Gareth McAleer


BDS Lond 1998; BSc South Bank 1995, GDC Reg No. 74952

Gareth qualified in 1998 from London University. He is the principal dentist at Claydon Dental. Gareth’s special interests are in cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers, involving veneers, crowns, white fillings and teeth whitening.

He enjoys keeping up to date with the latest techniques and technology in dentistry in order to provide his patients with high-end dental care.

He has served as Chair of the Oxfordshire British Dental Association (BDA) and has lectured widely across the UK on dental practice issues.

Jose OrtegaJose Antonio Victoria Ortega


Lic. Odont. Madrid; GDC Reg No. 104509

Jose has been practising in the UK since 2006 having qualified as a dentist in one of Spain’s most prestigious Universities.

In 2009, he trained with renowned dental surgeon Prof. Tatum and was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Oral Surgery and Implantology. Along with cosmetic and restorative dentistry, implantology is one of Jose’s main professional interests.

Jose regularly attends courses at a national and international level, which enable him to apply the latest technologies and techniques to his daily practice.

He is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology in the UK and is an Invisalign provider.

Julie King
Julie King

Practice Manager

My name is Julie and I joined Claydon Dental in Cheltenham in May 2017. I am the Practice Manager here and haven’t looked back since I started, the team here are all great to work with and very caring, I am very excited about where Claydon Dental is heading.

I have been in Dentistry for 20 years starting with Reception to Practice Manager to Area Manager both with NHS and also Private.

In my spare time, I love to spend time with my husband and my wonderful grandchildren, we go on lots of days out to different places and now are members of the National Trust. When the weather is nice you will find my doing something new with my garden.

Lucy EdworthyLucy Edworthy

Area Manager

Lucy joined the practice as receptionist / admin assistant before becoming Practice Manager and now is our Area Manager. Previously Lucy had been in banking for 16 years.

Lucy also gives advice to patients with their treatment planning, whether it be to discuss the treatments in more detail, schedule in dates or to discuss financial options.

Emily Che'ng - Dental Hygienist Claydon Dental Cheltenham

Emily Ch’ng


GDC Reg No. 6331

Emily qualified as a dental hygienist in 2003 from the University of Wales, College of Medicine, Cardiff and has worked in a variety of settings ranging from that of hospital to private practice . She has gained much experience in treating more severe gum disease over the duration of her career by liaising with periodontists regards her own patient cases and keeping up to date with the latest recommendations by attending regular seminars in order that her patients can benefit from the newest and most proven treatments.

Emily is passionate about preventing and treating gum disease and thoroughly enjoys seeing her patients transform as they become suitable candidates for both implants and any other necessary restorative work. She feels it is also important to recognize the long term benefits a healthy mouth can bring as the evidence grows regarding links between gum disease and systemic illness such as diabetes, alzheimers, and heart disease.

Emily loves meeting people from all backgrounds and learning about influences that have shaped them. As a musician, Emily appreciates a diverse range of music and can usually be found attending live music events whenever possible. Having grown up on the South coast, she has a natural affinity with the water and tennis courts.

Chloe Sparrow

Chloe Sparrow

Dental Nurse

GDC Reg No. 249381

Chloe has been nursing since 2011 and qualified in 2014, before she was offered a fantastic opportunity to join the Claydon Dental Practice she worked for My Dentist in Cheltenham.

In her spare time she like’s to enjoy days with her partner and family including 2 wonderful nieces. She takes great pride in her job and always provides the best help and support towards patients, family, friends and the general public to the best of her ability.

She loves what she does and wouldn’t change it for anything.

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