Budleigh Salterton Dental Practice

Tel: 01395 442 552

  • Our Team

Our Team

Dr Thomas Olivelle (B.D.S, F.I.C.O.I)

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. During this time, he also gained his fellowship of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI).

In 2005 he moved to Devon and joined the Budleigh Salterton Dental Practice as an Associate and a year later he became fully committed to the practice, as a dental partner with Dr Paul Maslen. His surgery is modern and bright and even offers DVD viewing from the dental chair!

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. He regularly attends courses worldwide to ensure that he stays on top of the knowledge in the advancement of dentistry and is currently in the process of obtaining an MSc in Implantology.
GDC number 76550

Dr Lucy Whitby (B.D.S)

Dr Lucy Whitby also qualified at Guys Hospital, London in 2001. Her first job was in was in Cornwall where she worked in general practice. She then became a Dental Officer for the Cornwall community dental service, where she worked with children and anxious patients. Lucy has since worked in general practice and has developed a keen interest in dental education.

She teaches at the dental school in Plymouth and is studying for her masters in prosthodontics through Kings College London. Lucy enjoys delivering high quality dentistry with a gentle and friendly approach.
GDC number 79818


We have an excellent Dental Hygienist who has been with the practice for several years. She is trained in all aspects of gum disease prevention, including scaling and polishing of teeth and advising on oral hygiene. Generally, Dr Olivelle will refer patients to the Hygienist for regular maintenance and oral hygiene programmes after he has carried out a check up. A range of oral hygiene products, recommended by the dentists and hygienist are available to purchase at reception.