A1086 Hartlepool United Kingdom, Easington Rd, Hartlepool TS24 9QU

Our Team

Meet The Team


Kusum Chawla

Kusum is the Dentist and owner of the practice. She has been working as a dentist for over 15 years, in both NHS and Private dental practices. She has a wide knowledge of general dentistry and in the last 5 years a growing knowledge of cosmetic dentistry.

After qualifying in 2003 and moving from India to the UK with her family, she completed her registration exams (in 2006) and began her career. In October 2019 she opened Health and Smile. With the support of the dental team, her family and the community, the practice was able to make it through the lockdown; during which Kusum made home visits to patients in need. The lockdown also allowed her to gain training on implant therapy and clear aligners, while also being able to spend time with her husband, two girls and puppy. 

Kusum has a passion to help patients old and new, and would like to spend more time in the community- treating and educating children and those who may not have access to dental care.

Dental Nurses

Amy Dunn

Amy joined the practice in February 2019 as an apprentice dental nurse.

She attended Middlesbrough College to complete her NVQ Level 3 in dental nursing. She has gained a lot of knowledge from college and is excited to start her career as a qualified nurse within the practice.

In Amy’s spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Jayde Williams

Dental Nurse
GDC number: 134663

Jayde began nursing in a busy NHS practice in 2002 gaining a NVQ Level 3 in dental nursing over 18 years ago.

Jayde is a very competent member of the team and is well respected and enjoys new challengers. Jayde has experience in all aspects of dentistry including cosmetic endodontics.

Outside of work Jayde enjoys socializing with friends and spending time with family and their dogs.

Elyssa Devon

Elyssa recently joined the practice as an apprentice dental nurse.

Alongside her training in the practice she will attend Middlesbrough college to complete her level 3 NVQ. Previously she had studied at Durham University and is excited to start a new chapter of her life.

In her spare time she enjoys watching movies and playing with her cats.

We are hoping to expand our team, with a therapist. If you would be interested in this opportunity, please contact us on 01429 260977 or email us at hello@healthandsmile.co.uk.

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