Meet the Dentists

Dr Simon Clavell-Bate BDS MJDF RCS: Simon is a ‘local lad’ who has grown up in the area before graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2006. His first job was working in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, where he worked for our visiting implant dentist until December 2007 when he purchased Clavell- Bate & Nephew Dental Surgeons along with his Uncle, John Clavell-Bate.Since qualifying Simon has continued his dental education by studying advanced cosmetic treatments, part time, in London for a year. He then spent a further two years studying orthodontics (Braces) part time. These along with many other smaller courses allow Simon to devise treatment plans using a full range of techniques from simple white fillings right up to full rehabilitations and smile makeovers using implants, braces, whitening, veneers and crowns. Simon spends four days per week working at the practice and is a true family dentist treating four generations of some Whalley families. Another role that Simon undertakes is being employed by Denplan as a Practice Advisor using his knowledge and experience to help other Denplan Practices. More recently Simon has become Harley Street trained Aesthetic Practitioner using Botox to reduce wrinkles and lines to improve facial aesthetics and work as an adjunct to cosmetic dentistry. Simon focuses very highly on patient care and is very good with nervous patients. He also makes sure that every one of his patients has his personal mobile number in case of an out of an hours emergency.

When not at work Simon enjoys spending quality time with his family, his wife Elaine who is also a dentist and his two sons Freddie and Pip. He enjoys running, mountain biking, music, reading, good company and has a passion for cars and all things motorsport.

Dr John Clavell-Bate BDS: John qualified from the University of Newcastle in 1986 where he commenced his career working in the Dental Hospital. Since then John moved back to Burnley where he established a successful group of practices with surgeries in Worsthorne, Colne and Halifax as well as working in the oral surgery department of Bury General Hospital. The partnership with his Nephew Simon Clavell-Bate is his most recent venture commencing in December 2007. John likes to keep variety between the practices. The Practice in Worsthorne is devoted to hygienist prevention care and the treatment of gum disease. The Practice at Colne is purely to provide private preventative care for children and is the only practice of its kind in the North of England. When working at Whalley he brings the best of all of this together. He is the club dentist of his beloved Burnley Football Club and likes anything fast with an engine in it. Despite being the one who introduced motorsport to his Nephew he has since completed various levels of light aircraft piloting and now enjoys flying to the distant corners of the United Kingdom.

Dr Elaine Clavell-Bate BDS:

I qualified from Sheffield University in 2005 and worked in Nottinghamshire before moving over to Lancashire when marrying Simon.

I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, especially treating children, which was the focus of charity work that I undertook as a student in the Cook Islands several years ago.

Since qualifying I completed a one year post graduate course in advanced restorative dentistry learning advanced techniques in fields such as advanced crown and bridge work and cosmetic fillings. At the end of this course I was the only delegate to be awarded a special commendation for the high level of skill and understanding demonstrated during the course.

As Simons wife I work part time in the practice and outside of work our two young sons and black Labrador keep us busy.
Since moving to Whalley I have completely fallen in love with its many charms, our eldest son is about to start at Whalley Primary School and both boys and I attend local baby/play groups. Where possible we all try to support local events. There is nowhere nicer to both live and work.

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