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Ashbury Dental Care
The plans for a new dental surgery in Budleigh Salterton have been created from a vision: Where high clinical standards are accompanied by outstanding levels of customer service, to quite literally create a 'Service to make you smile'.

This vision is a result of one mans' goal to create a friendly and relaxing environment where staff love coming to work and patients feel relaxed & valued as people. Dental care today is more than just teeth and is vitally important not only to maintain oral health, but as increasing research is showing; to also maintain a healthy body. Whatever your previous experience of dental care you can be assured of a friendly and caring welcome from the team at Ashbury Dental Care.

Dr Maurice Sims graduated from the University of Wales in 2000 with a 1st Class BSc. (Hons) Degree in Dental Technology. After winning several awards for his practical work during his time at Cardiff he carried on to complete his BDS at the University of Birmingham; a place itself steeped in Sims family history.

Dentistry has been in the Sims family since 1836 when Robert Sims was one of only three dentists practicing dentistry as a profession in the UK. His son, Professor Charles Sims was one of the founders of Birmingham Dental Hospital and was a key instigator in creating the dental profession we know today, through his involvement in passing the Dental Reform Act of 1878. This made dentistry a regulated profession and changed it for the better, from what was up until then practiced by many as a barber shop art.

Maurice had been visiting East Devon since a child and came to know the area well. When in 2005 an opportunity arose to work as an NHS dentist in the region, he jumped at the chance to work and live in an area of outstanding natural beauty.  Sadly things have moved on in the NHS and with the advent of the new dental contract, obtaining NHS funding has become more difficult.

Since moving to the region in 2005 Maurice has worked in two award winning practices; Wendy Sandeman Dental Practice in Dorset and The Crescent Specialist Dental Centre in Plymouth.  Maurice was also one of the only dentists in the region to be invited to join the development team at the new Peninsula Dental School, where he worked on a consultancy basis; bringing with him a fresh young approach to creating the new dental school. In this role he combined both his technical expertise and clinical skills to help bring to life a vision for a new dental school to serve the communities of the South West in Devon & Cornwall.

Although retaining close links with both practices in Devon and Dorset, Maurice now works full time, leading the team at his rapidly growing practice in Budleigh Salterton.

In the little time between working with patients and running a new dental practice, Maurice enjoys living on the coast, spending time with friends and family as well as his hobbies which include; photography, water-skiing, sailing and walking.


A Message From Maurice:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support since I moved to the region and recently to everyone who has been involved in bringing my vision to its present stage. Since announcing the proposal to open a new practice in Budleigh Salterton I have been touched by the level of support I have received and continue to welcome new ideas and suggestions. If you have any comments, ideas or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to welcoming you to the practice.
Kind regards

Dr Maurice Sims
(U.Bham), BSc (Hons) (U. Wales)
General Dental Council Registration Number: 85555 - Click Here to verify


Ashbury Dental Care - 53 East Budleigh Road - Budleigh Salterton - EX9 6EW