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.

Georgina Hill

Dental Hygenist

GDC Registration Number 113525

Georgina originally trained as a Dental Nurse but decided to pursue a career as a Dental Hygienist having qualified from the University of Essex. 

Although Georgina enjoys all aspects of her job, she particularly enjoys treating anxious or nervous patients by helping them to overcome their fears.

In her free time, Georgina enjoys photography, playing the clarinet and going to music festivals.

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.

Laura Stannard

Dental Nurse & Receptionist

GDC Registration Number 264994

Laura qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2015 and joined the practice in September 201. Laura works both in surgery assisting the dentists at Portway and on reception.
She enjoys assisting chairside, particularly during more involved treatments and with children.
In her free time Laura has taken up baking – she makes doughnuts for special events and for family and friends. She also enjoys travelling and taking her Spanish rescue dog Charlie for long walks.