Meet the Team


Dr Thomas Olivelle

GDC Number: 76550

Dr Olivelle qualified at Guys Hospital, London and worked part-time as a Clinical Assistant in the Oral Maxillofacial department at St John’s Hospital, Chelmsford whilst establishing his own practice in St Albans. In 2005 he moved to Devon and joined the Budleigh Salterton Dental Practice.

Dr Olivelle takes the utmost pride in his work and adopts a professional and caring manner. He is dedicated to providing the very best quality of dental care and treatment and has a keen interest in Oral Surgery, in particular all aspects surrounding the placement of dental implants, including perio-surgery (the gums), and oral enhancement/reconstruction.

Dr. Olivelle has been placing implants since 2002 and over the years, he has attended several national and international courses, building on his skills in advanced implant techniques, bone augmentation and soft tissue procedures.

He gained his diploma in implant dentistry in 2015 from the University of Warwick and is also a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (FICOI).

Dr Olivelle strives to provide the very best patient care and satisfaction.

Dr Peter Gyoker

GDC Number: 164125

Peter qualified in Debrecen, Hungary in 2005. From 2009 he worked in Chard as a general practitioner in NHS practices. In 2017 he joined our team and has been working here ever since.

Peter provides all aspects of dentistry including general restorative work, full mouth rehabilitation and minimal invasive surgical procedures. In 2012 he gained his Post-graduate Certificate in Implant Dentistry at the University of Warwick. He deals with both fixed and removable implant retained prosthesis. Since 2015 he has been successfully treating patients with mild to moderate orthodontic problems. He started with Six Month Smiles, which uses aesthetic components that are bonded to the teeth. He recently also started to offer recently popular clear aligners (SureSmile).

Peter believes in thorough treatment planning, in order to future proof teeth and any restorations that a patient might need. He likes his patients to be involved in treatment planning and makes a great effort to explain everything. He is a great believer in minimally invasive dentistry. Peter is also expanding his knowledge on digital dentistry: from scanning teeth instead of taking impressions, through tracking teeth movements in his orthodontic cases to designing restorations. Peter is very friendly, cheerful and approachable and will make you feel at ease as soon as you meet him. He is very gentle and always puts his patients’ needs  first.

When not at work, he loves playing with his daughter and son and taking their dog for long walks in the nearby woodlands. Peter is a keen DIYer, he especially loves working with wood and is always on the lookout for a new project.  

Dr Agnieszka Zachacz

GDC Number: 258406

Aga qualified from Peninsula Dental School in 2015. She spent three years working as general dental practitioner in Exeter as well as delivering emergency treatment to phobic patients in Dental Access Centre, Plymouth before joining our practice in 2019.

Aga has a gentle and caring approach and aims to deliver patient centered dentistry. Aga offers all aspects of dental care and her working philosophy is tooth preservation and minimal invasive dentistry. She has special interest in root canal treatment and she is currently studying for Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics in King’s College, London.

Aga is trained in the Bioclear method, in which white composite material is wrapped around a tooth using special, technologically advanced mylar matrices. Composite is heated to properly form a fully functional, beautiful tooth. She is also a certified Invisalign provider and facial aesthetics (wrinkle treatment) provider.

Before turning to dentistry, Aga obtained a Masters Degree in Laboratory Medicine and worked as scientist at the National Institute for Medical Research, London. Outside of work Aga is a busy mum of two young children. She loves spending time with her family, exploring the beautiful Devon countryside. She always has a project on the go, furniture restoration, sofa reupholstering or crocheting to name a few.

Dr Michael Anaman

GDC Number: 264909

Michael qualified in 2016 from the University of Bristol, and has since worked in London, Bristol and in various areas within Devon. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, including, but not limited to, restorative work, periodontal disease management, oral surgery, short term orthodontics, and implant work. Working with anxious patients is something he thoroughly enjoys; making people feel as comfortable as possible on the day. Michael is also a qualified sedationist.

Michael is currently embarking on a masters degree in periodontology with the University of Plymouth. This will bring advanced knowledge of gum disease management to the practice, as well as other specialised services relating to surgery. Michael is also taking referrals from practices in the local area, to provide this expertise within the community.

In his spare time, Michael is learning to play golf in Exminster – with mixed results. He enjoys kitesurfing and paddleboarding in warmer weather, and he also spends time at home with his wife and cat.


Elliott Dearsly

GDC Number: 277786

Elliott qualified as a Dental Hygiene Therapist from the University of Birmingham in 2018. He has since moved back to Devon and has worked in both NHS and private practices, undertaking work within his full scope of practice. Elliott joined Budleigh Salterton Dental Practice in 2021. Elliott can undertake both routine restorative dentistry in adults and children, along with periodontal treatment, which involves the treatment of gum diseases. Elliott has recently attended courses which allow him to provide dental whitening treatment and to prescribe dental radiographs for the diagnosis of dental disease. Elliott particularly enjoys educating patients in the importance of good oral health as in the long term it can prevent future dental disease from occurring.

In his spare time Elliott enjoys painting with oil paints he also whitewater kayaks around the UK and Europe.

Michelle Reid

GDC Number: 103116

Michelle is one of the Dental Hygienists/Therapists at Budleigh Salterton Dental Practice. She has been qualified for 17 years, graduating in 2006 from the university of Manchester with a BSc in Oral Health Science. Michelle is passionate about building her patients’ confidence, whilst putting them at ease during their treatment. Her main aim is prevention and she enjoys working with our patients to improve their oral hygiene to maintain a healthy mouth. Michelle is also qualified in providing anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers.

In her spare time, Michelle is a keen road cyclist and enjoys surfing the waves in north Devon. If she isn’t on her bike or a surfboard you will catch her out walking with her partner and their cocker spaniel, Ralph.


Carly Bull

Practice Manager & Head Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 132957

Carly started dentistry in 2004, qualifying via NEBDN as a Dental Nurse in Jan 2006.

Since then, Carly has gain post grad qualifications to take impressions, infection control lead and an Oxbridge University course in Dental Practice Management. Carly Joined Budleigh Salterton Dental Practice in 2021 as Head nurse and took over as Practice Manager in October 2022. You will always see her around the practice nursing, talking to patients and anything else inbetween!

In her spare time Carly loves spending time with her partner and 10 yr old daughter and likes to socialise with her friends, go to the beach. Carly also has a passion for fashion and loves an escape room.


Julie Priest

GDC Number: 165079

Julie has been a Dental Nurse for 17 years within the NHS and joined the Budleigh Salterton team in March 2023. She enjoys being challenged and belonging to a team helping people with their smiles.

Julie lives in a small village near Seaton with her partner and their dog. She has been known to dabble in upholstery in her spare time and she’s a keen cider and gin connoisseur!

Kate Procter

GDC Number: 113445

Kate started working here at Budleigh Salterton Dental Practice in 1991, so has seen many changes in dentistry over the years!

When not at work or being taxi for her son, Kate enjoys walking with her partner and rescue dog. Kate enjoys spending time with friends and family, loves to cook and enjoys the odd glass of wine. 

Front of House

Sue Wickens

Sue loves her job and helping people! She started at Budleigh Salterton Dental Practice in May 2021. Despite not coming from a dental background, she has always worked within customer services and with the public.

Sue is now the Head Receptionist here, but her main role is still to make people feel welcome and at ease when they come for their appointments, answering the phones, and helping all our patients and clinicians with any queries they may have. If you have not met Sue before or you haven’t noticed, she also loves to chat. You will always see her with a smile on her face and willing to help!  

Vicky Clarke

Vicky previously worked for 25 years as a Dental Nurse before moving to reception for around 10 years. She then left dentistry for a while to work on reception at a GP practice, but has returned to dentistry, joining Budleigh Salterton Dental Practice as a receptionist. Vicky is enjoying being part of an amazing team and giving patients the best possible journey that they can have.

Vicky’s personal interests include spending time with her husband, Dave and son, Harry. She also enjoys socialising with friends and holidays with her family.

Charlotte Dance

Charlotte is new to dentistry but coming from a beauty background, she has plenty of experience being face to face with the public and having a good chat with people of all ages. Charlotte is enjoying helping patients have as much of a relaxing experience as possible whilst at the dentist!

Charlotte started here at BSDP in May 2023 but will shortly be starting maternity leave as she is expecting her second baby boy in February 2024.