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1 Salisbury Terrace
Teignmouth, Devon  TQ14 8JG


Laura Akast

I qualified from Bristol University in 2002

After completing my dental foundation year in Gloucester I worked in both private and NHS practice treating a wide variety of patients with differing needs in the Bristol and Bath area for 5 years. In 2007 myself and my husband decided to relocate to Devon with all it has to offer for a better quality of life.

I purchased Salisbury Villa Dental Surgery in December 2007 and after an extensive refurbishment it reopened in the summer of 2008 to provide a 4 surgery modern high quality treatment centre with a relaxed atmosphere providing access to all.

I have a keen interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry in particular invisalign. I have great empathy for anxious patients and look to offer the best experience possible with a kind and gentle approach.

In addition to my own clinical dentistry I am a South West Postgraduate Deanery Educational Supervisor for a foundation dentist who is placed within the practice every year. This provides the opportunity to share my knowledge and skills I have developed over the years and ensure I keep abreast with modern techniques and changes within dentistry.

Outside of dentistry I have 2 young girls who occupy most of my free time along with enjoying the outdoors with my husband and making the most of Devon whether it be Dartmoor or the beautiful coastline we have.


Peter Zeltmann

I qualified as a dentist in 1984 in South Africa. After practicing dentistry in South Africa I lived and worked in Germany for 3 years before settling with my family in Teignmouth in 1995. I have worked at Salisbury Villa Dental surgery since then where I enjoy all aspects of dentistry with a special interest in Dental Implants and aesthetic dentistry. I completed a postgraduate Diploma in Implant dentistry at the Eastmans Dental Hospital in London in 2011. I have been a finalist for a case that I presented at the prestigious Smiles award, an award given to Dentists for excellence in aesthetic and implant dentistry.

I am commited to improving my dentistry all the time and regularly attend post graduate dental courses and conferences, and have attended lectures and courses delivered by world renowned specialists from the UK and overseas.

I enjoys spending time with my family. I enjoy keeping fit with jogging and have a second Dan black belt in Karate.


Kieran Hayes

I qualified from Guy's Hospital in 1987 and have worked in NHS/private dental practices in London and the South East before relocating to Devon in 2005 with my family. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry including providing implants.


Alaa Jebur

I am a foundation dentist who works on the first floor. I qualified from Plymouth University and will be working at Salisbury Villa Dental Surgery for a year as they are a mentoring practice.