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Monday: 8.30am - 2pm
Tuesday: 12pm - 7pm
Wednesday: 9am - 6pm
Thursday: 12pm - 5:30pm
Friday: 11am - 4pm

Meet the team


Liz Smithard


GDC no. 64148

Australian by nationality. Moved to Britain (Newcastle) in January 1979. Trained at Dundee University and qualified in March 1989. Moved to Devon straight from Dundee, practiced and lived in Okehampton before starting work in Holsworthy in January 1996 as an associate. Purchased the practice in 1999 and renamed it – The Tooth Team, then relocated to current premises in May 2003.

Aiming to provide a preventative based practice, with aesthetically pleasing restorations when treatment is required.

Family consists of one husband (since March 1990), two horses and four dogs.

Interests include: Looking after my dogs and horses with a particular interest in dressage. Travel involving sun, sea, beaches and scuba diving.


Emma Saunders

Dental Hygienist

GDC no. 3508

Qualified as a Dental Surgery Assistant at University College Dental Hospital London in 1982 and then worked there as a member of staff until qualifying as a Dental Hygienist in 1988.

Since qualifying has been employed in hospital, private and NHS practices, spending 15 years working for Dr Alan Sidi a renowned Periodontist and Implantologist in the west end of London.  Moved to Devon in 2003. Started working at The Tooth Team in October 2008. Currently working as a Hygienist in Tavistock as well as in Holsworthy.  My aim as a Dental Hygienist is to educate, motivate and encourage patients to achieve a high standard of oral health.

Interests include: a love of horses, the countryside and travel.

The Tooth Team

Melissa Molitor

Dental Nurse

GDC no. 234329

I started working as a Dental Nurse in 2010. I qualified as a dental nurse in June 2012, gaining my National Diploma in Dental Nursing. I furthered my skills and knowledge in Dental Nursing over the next few years, gaining my Certificate in Dental Radiography March 2014.

I joined The Tooth Team at the end of June 2014. At this practice I hope to gain more experience and knowledge, to be able to assist Liz and Emma provide preventative care for our patients.

Interests include – walking my dog and baking cakes.

Our dental technician is present on site during Denture appointments for any advice and questions you may have.


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