About Us

Our Team

We place a great emphasis on the on-going training of our staff in core skills and practice developments and encourage these to be updated annually.

Meet The Team

Dr Tara Tabari

Principal Dentist

GDC Registration Number 81544

Tara is the Principal Dentist at Portway Dental Practice. She qualified from the Royal Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden in 2002. 

She relocated to London soon after where she worked fulltime and started a family. She relocated to Somerset in 2014 and has lived and worked here since. 

Tara is particularly interested in treating children and nervous patients and enjoys prevention, restorative work and smile makeovers. 

In her free time, Tara loves cooking and baking, spending quality time with family and friends and practising Yoga.

Dr Ed Tyler


GDC Registration 85267

Dr Tyler graduated from Cardiff in 2005 (BDS) and went on to achieve a Postgraduate Dental Qualification (DPDS) from Bristol University Dental School in 2011.

Dr Tyler has enjoyed treating patients for over 14 years and has been working at Portway Dental Practice since April 2016 offering a wealth of knowledge and experience to our patients.

Dr Tyler particularly enjoys restorative dentistry to help his patients achieve a more comfortable attractive smile.

In his free time, Ed enjoys playing Golf and having been a rugby player, he supports his local team, Bath Rugby. He enjoys preserving food and cooking in general, gardening and spending time with his young family.

Jessica Carter

Practice Manager

GDC Registration Number 242857

Jessica joined the Practice as the new Practice Manager in October 2019 after 10 years working as a dental nurse. She previously trained as a sedation and implant nurse before deciding to take on new challenges and progress her career in a management role.

Jessica keeps a keen interest in the clinical side of dentistry and still nurses from time to time.

In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit, hosting dinner parties for her family and friends and long walks in the countryside with her husband Tom and her Daschund Wilson.

Stephanie Chamberlain

Dental Nurse/Receptionist

GDC Registration Number 284645

Stephanie originally started at Portway in 2014 as receptionist, after a few years of clinical training she is now a qualified dental nurse as well.

Steph is a highly valued member of staff and now with almost 7 years of dental experience and knowledge she enjoys all aspects of her job, clinical and admin.

Steph is a real foodie and in her spare time she enjoys eating out, keeping fit, and drinking cocktails in the sunshine.

Shelly Skyner

Dental Nurse & Receptionist

GDC Registration Number 282105

Shelly qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2019 and joined the Portway team in June 2021 where she has settled in particularly well.

Shelly works both in surgery assisting the dentists and on reception.

She enjoys all aspects of the role, especially assisting with cosmetic treatments.

In her free time Shelly enjoys keeping fit, especially running having completed half Marathons, baking birthday cakes, along with family walks with her rescue dog Buddy.

Polly Castle

Trainee Dental Nurse

Polly joined the practice in April 2021 as our trainee dental nurse. Polly has always had a keen interest in pursuing a career in dentistry.

Polly has settled in incredibly well and enjoys all aspects of the roll, particularly seeing patients gain confidence after restorative work.

In her free time, Polly enjoys keeping fit with regular walks, baking delicious goodies for family and friends, and socialising with friends.

Karolina Klinger

Dental Hygienist

GDC Registration Number 282011

Karolina joined the Practice in March 2020. Karolina qualified as a Dental hygienist in 2013 after qualifying from the university of Wroclaw Poland.

Karolina is incredibly patient, and an active listener. She enjoys all aspects of her job especially educating and motiving her patients in the care of healthy gums and teeth. Karolina provides treatment to prevent oral problems and offers all hygiene and dietary advice.

In her free time, Karolina enjoys exploring new places, and particularly enjoys being close to nature.