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Terms & Conditions

Our practice aims to provide dental care of a consistent quality, for all patients. We have management systems to help us, which define each practice member’s responsibilities when looking after you.

In proposing treatment we will take account of your own wishes. We will explain options, where appropriate, and costs, so that you can make an informed choice. We will always explain what we are doing.

We will do all we can to look after your general health. We will ask you about your general health, and about any medicines being taken. This helps us to treat you safely. We keep all information about you confidential.

Contamination control is essential to the safety of our patients. Every practice member receives training in practice systems for contamination control. Wherever possible single use disposables are used. Reusable equipment is sterilised by autoclave. We will always be polite and courteous in our dealings with you and treat you with respect at all times. We expect the same consideration from our patients in return. We reserve the right to refuse to treat any patient who is abusive or discourteous to any member of staff.

Our normal payment procedure is to ask you to pay a proportion of the cost of your treatment at each visit. The final payment being due on your last appointment. We are happy to give estimates of the total cost of a course of treatment before that treatment begins, and will keep you informed of any changes as treatment proceeds. Patients can choose to pay by either cash, debit or credit card. We no longer accept personal cheques.

Please give as much notice as possible if you have to cancel an appointment in an emergency. Please call on 01256 584485. For a genuine emergency cancellation, there will be no charge. With other cancellations, we will try to fill your allocated time with another patient but reserve the right to charge ( at a rate of half our normal hourly fee ) if we are unable to do so.

Whenever possible, please contact us about emergencies during normal surgery hours. If you need to be seen the same day, please get in touch as early in the day as possible. In the case of an emergency out of hours, phone the number below, and you will be put in touch with our dedicated paging service where you can leave a message for the on call dentist. If treatment is necessary, we will do our best to arrange it within 24 hours. Emergency Telephone (01256) 584485

We aim to make your treatment as pleasant as possible every time you visit us. However if you feel you have not been treated as you would have liked, or are dissatisfied with any aspect of our practice, we want to know. It is only through hearing from you that we can help and improve our service. Please mention your concerns in the first instance to your dentist. If they can not be resolved immediately and to your satisfaction, we may request your comments in writing. This practice operates an in-house complaints procedure for both Private and NHS patients, which adheres to nationally agreed criteria. More information is available from reception.

This practice stores patients data on computer and is registered with the data protection agency as a user of computerised records.

The registration number is Z7349265. More information is available from the DPR web site at www.gov.uk/data-protection. More information about our practice and services as well as general advice on dental care is available on our web site at www.hookdental.com

Caring dentistry for all the family
Get in touch:

Stanley House, London Road, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 9GA

Tel : 01256 762353

Meet the Team

More about our highly qualified, professional team

We are proud of our welcoming, experienced dental team and the quality of our work. We aim to make your visit a pleasant, unhurried and relaxing experience. All of our clinicians adhere to the strict professional guidelines set out by the General Dental Council. To find out more about GDC standards of dental care visit www.gdc-uk.org

    Our Dentists

    Our talented, gentle dentists all provide a high level of professional care and each have their own particular interests.

  • Gareth Morris
    Gareth MorrisB.Ch.D | GDC No. 59353

    Gareth qualified from the University of Leeds, UK in 1984 and is the Principal of the practice. He took over this practice in 1989 having spent five years in Camberley. A well-respected general practitioner, he has particular interests in dental implants, advanced restorative dentistry and adult short-term orthodontics.

    He has undertaken further training in all these areas. He is married to Anne, our senior practice manager. He enjoys travelling, scuba diving and walking his dog.

  • Karen Lorenzen
    Karen LorenzenBDS | GDC No. 59891

    Karen qualified at Adelaide University in 1985 and after a brief period working in her native country, came to the UK in 1986. She has lived and worked here ever since. With over 25 years as a general practitioner with 8 years at Hook Dental, Karen is a well-liked dentist and continues the high standard of care we aim to provide at Hook Dental.

    Karen’s main hobby is microlight flying and when not in the skies she is a keen walker and loves her garden and cat.

  • Nik Ruggles
    Nik RugglesBDS MJDF RCS (Eng) | GDC No. 191906

    Nik Qualified from the University of Liverpool UK in 2010 and in his first six years in practice has worked in the community and general practice, while also completing a research masters degree. He joined Hook Dental in September 2016, broadening the skill base here as he started a 2 year diploma course in advanced dentistry. Nik has a lot of experience treating patients with dental anxieties and enjoys all aspects or restorative dentistry. Nik is a keen runner, cyclist and triathlete and also plays lead guitar in a band.

  • Amir Savage
    Amir SavageBDS MFGDP DPDS MFDS MClinDent MRD MCGI EDS RCS | GDC 289245

    Amir graduated from Edinburgh University in 1992 and gained his periodontal specialist status from the Eastman Dental Institute in 2004. He has followed a career in general practice as well as the armed forces and was most recently Clinical Director of the Military School of Dental Training in Aldershot.

    Having completed his forces career in 2012, Amir is now working exclusively in private practice as a specialist periodontist.

    Our Hygienists

    Our hygienists have extensive experience in maintaining healthy teeth and gums and providing constructive advice on preventive dental care.

  • Darren Hutchinson
    Darren HutchinsonEDH | GDC No. 5293

    Darren qualified as a Hygienist in Dec 1997 at the Military School of Dental Hygiene and joined the practice after retiring from the Royal Army Dental Corps having served around the world for 22 years. As a qualified Practice Manager, Dental Nurse he was in charge of training Dental Nurses in Germany.

    He likes to take time to put all patients at ease before treatment and is happy to see the most phobic of patients. Darren has two daughters and he is a keen motorcyclist but combines this with charity work with the Royal British Legion Riders and other Forces Charities.

  • Denise Dooley
    Denise Dooley

    Denise joined the practice in April 2017 and works on Thursdays and Fridays. Denise is originally from Co. Galway, in the West of Ireland and qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Cardiff University in 2010.

    Since then she has worked in various private dental practices in Cambridge prior to moving to Farnham, where she currently lives with her husband.

    Denise enjoys travelling and sightseeing.

    Our Nurses

    Our nurses provide valuable chair side support to the dentists as well as ensuring that your visit to Hook Dental is comfortable and stress free.

  • Christine Sudders
    Christine SuddersRDN | GDC No. 113923

    Chris is a UK-registered dental nurse, qualifying in 1981 and is our senior nurse in the practice. She provides close chair side support for Gareth, with whom she has worked for over 27 years! A qualified dental radiographer and assessor for NVQ training, she is also responsible for the continuing training of new and existing practice nurses. Christine joined the practice with Gareth when he took over in 1989. She hales from Lancashire but spent most of her youth in Cornwall.

    Chris is a keen gardener, cyclist, rambler and cat lover.

  • Jane Horne
    Jane HorneRDN | GDC No. 111617

    Jane is a UK-registered dental nurse, having qualified in 1992. Jane works with all of our Dentists as well as our periodontal specialist Amir. Jane has been working with us for over 17 years.

    Jane enjoys family camping holidays and working on her allotment.

  • Sarah Richardson
    Sarah RichardsonBSc RDN | GDC No. 111613

    Sarah is a UK-registered dental nurse having qualified in 2001 and as a dental radiographer in 2003. She gives nursing support to Karen. Before taking up dental nursing she obtained a degree in computer science from Bristol.

    She enjoys boating holidays and is a keen walker.

  • Susan McCormack
    Susan McCormackRDN | GDN No. 111615

    Susan joined our practice in December 2003 and has worked as a fully qualified dental nurse with all of the practices dentists. Since having her two children, Susan has returned to work part time assisting Anne in running the practice, with a particular interest in compliance. She also still enjoys nursing with Karen on Saturdays.

  • Wendy Hall
    Wendy HallRDN | GDC No. 111616

    Wendy joined the practice in August 2004 and qualified for her UK Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2005 and radiography in 2011. Wendy is now principally working as a receptionist and occasionally assisting Nik in the surgery.

    She is a keen gardener, enjoys walking and spending time with her granddaughters.

  • Sophie Nolan
    Sophie NolanRDN | GDC No. 269673

    Sophie joined the practice in September 2016 after moving down from Yorkshire with her husband who is in the army. Since joining us, Sophie has successfully completed her UK dental nurse training and works with Karen and Nik. She is keen on fitness training and has a dog and two rabbits.

    Our front of house team

    Our receptionists provide a friendly welcome for you at every visit.

  • Anne Morris
    Anne MorrisEDH | GDC No. 3072

    Anne is married to Gareth and has worked at Hook Dental since they took over the practice in 1989. Firstly as a hygienist and more recently as the Senior Practice Manager. Anne now oversees the management and reception team. She has two grown up children, a cat and a dog. Anne enjoys spending her spare time pursuing craft projects and walking the dog!

  • Vicky Knox
    Vicky Knox

    Vicky joined the practice in September 2016 initially as a Receptionist. She has now expanded her role to become our Practice Manager. Vicky previously worked at the University of Reading, after having graduated there with a degree in Management and Business Administration in 2008.

    Vicky has two children who keep her very busy and two dogs who she enjoys taking for walks.

  • Emily Morris
    Emily Morris

    Emily joined the practice in September 2016 as a Receptionist. She has now also expanded her role and supports Vicky as her Assistant Practice Manager. Emily graduated from Lampeter University in 2014, with a degree in Archaeology and after working as a Commercial Archaeologist and Assistant Manager in a local pub, joined the family business. Emily enjoys walking the dog and is enjoying setting up her new home in Bramley.

To find out how we can help you, call us on 01256 762353, email us or request an appointment and we will be in touch.