Let us introduce our Newbury Dentist

The team at 20/20 Dental Practice look forward to offering you their skilled care and advice.

Dr. Dirk Van Der Spuy (B.Ch.D Pretoria)

(GDC number - 66845)

Dr. Dirk Van Der Spuy  20/20 Dental Practice Principal Dentist

 Dr. Dirk Van Der Spuy

Dirk is the practice principal. After working in London for 6 years he came to Newbury in March 1997 to open 20/20 Dental Practice. His vision is to provide general dental care that people can trust. His catch phrase is ‘Open wide as a crocodile'. Dr. Van Der Spuy has a special interest in removing wisdom teeth.

"I am very frightened of pain and Dr. Van Der Spuy is so gentle, kind and patient. I was totally at ease throughout. If all dentist's were like him nobody would be scared of going to the dentsit." C. Illingworth                                                                                                                                                                                                  


Dr. Craig Hughes (BDS London)

(GDC- 177422)

Craig joined 20/20 Dental Practice in December 2010. After he qualified from Barts & The London University, he worked in Chicester. As Craig has grown up in Newbury he decided to return to 20/20 Dental Practice,where he worked as a dental nurse when he was completing his A-levels and during his gap year. Dr. Hughes is much loved by his patients and the whole team and comes highly recommended. He is looking

Dr. C Hughes Associate Dentist at 20/20 Dental Practice

Dr. Craig Hughes

forward to settling down in Newbury.

"I found Craig very amenable and approachable. His manner is reassuring and professional. A very pleasant first meeting"

 Mr. A. Pope

"Really reassuring dentist. Craig made me feel relaxed. Knowledgeable. Appreciated the fact that he gave me time, answered questions and gave good advice. I have much confidence in him." Mrs E. Pannett Smith

" I had been putting off having a crown replaced longer that I should. Dr. Craig made me feel relaxed about the whole procedure and explained what was happening at each step to put me ay ease. I found the experience so much better that I feared! Drills? Pah! One of the best dentist I've ever been to." Mrs. D Sullivan


Sarah Russell (Dental Hygienist) CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995  

 Newbury Hygienist Sarah ChapmanSarah Russell worked as a dental nurse before qualifing as a dental hygienist in 1987. She has worked as a dental hygienist in Newbury for 28 years

                                                                                                                ‘My work includes routine maintenance and cleans, but I also work with more advanced perio cases that may require Local Anaestetic for full mouth disinfection. I am a believer that oral hygiene is so important and feel it’s imperative that the patient can see where the problems are by using a mirror, and will spend time demonstrating what they can do to correct any problems. It is what the patient does daily that’s the most important thing!’

Dental Hygienist Newbury


Emily Dry ( Dental Hygienist) 

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy

Kings College Hospital, London

Emily work as a phlebotomist  before returning to university to train as a dental hygienist.

'I strive to use a holistic approach to patient care and give patients personal tailored advice.