Old College Dental Surgery
Old College Dental Surgery

Meet the Team

We only have a small team at the Old College Dental surgery so we get build a good rapport with our patients. 

Dr Paul Copson BDS BSc RGN.



Studied at

Guys hospital

Qualified dentist since


Interests in

Endodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry. 

Professional career


May 1976- Sept 1992 Kings College hospital

After qualifying as a nurse I decided my life long dream to be a Dentist could be achievable, so after going back to college to obtain A-levels, and working as a nurse to finance this, I applied to Guy's Hospital to train as a Dentist.

I flourished there and gained three end of year awards, and then went on to work at the Hospital in the crown and bridge department and the general anesthetic department where I gained lots of experience in extractions.

I then moved on to general practice and bought Old College Dental Surgery in February 1999, a practice which had been established since 1985.

I have tried to provide a relaxed setting while providing a high level of care. This has always been my ambition since wanting to become a Dentist.

Sophie Nash

Dental Hygienist EDH



Studied at

Guy's Hospital London

Qualified Hygienist since


Professional career

I have worked in Dentistry since 1994 when I started out as a Dental Nurse, but decided after my training at Bristol Dental Hospital, that I wanted to be a Hygienist.

I started my training in London in 2000, where I gained both my Hygiene Diploma and a Dental radiography certificate.

I love my job and have gained a wealth of experienxce working in different Periodontal practices in London, Bath and Berkshire.

I enjoy meeting new patents and especially like the challenge of nervous patients, improving their oral hygiene and encouraging them to return regularly.....which they do!

My job is to educate patients in gum care and improve their oral hygiene to ensure their gum conditionis excellent for ever more.

I am a big fan of electric toothbrushes and encourage patients to use these over manual toothbrushes, I also teach and encourage patients on the imprtance of using dental floss as part of their daily routine.


Tanya Laws 

Qualified Dental nurse

GDC registration 209200          


Studied at

Bristol Dental Hospital.

Qualified dental nurse since


Professional career

Tanya has worked here as a Dental Nurse since 2009, where we put her through her Dental nurse training, becoming a valued member of the team.

I find every day different, but love meeting new patients and new challenges.





Emma Rose joined our team in May 2017 as our new receptionist, and although she has never worked in the Dental world before, she has adapted well to her new job.

Practice Manager


Beverley Copson Practice Manager since 1999.

Beverley, who is married to Paul, started at Old college dental surgery temporarily in 2000 but is still here.

I have enjoyed the challenges that my job involves and the ever evolving improvement in products and care for patients.

I enjoy working with our lovely team, where everybody works together to provide a happy and efficient machine. Everybody is commited to continual profesional development and a lot of this is done as a team.

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