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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.


Sara Mihssin

I qualified from the University of Bristol with distinction, winning multiple awards during my undergraduate study. After working in practice in South Wales, I decided to relocate back home to sunny Devon, where I was born and raised. I am driven to give my patients the best quality of care and I’m committed to constantly learning new ways with an interest in minimally invasive and preventative dentistry. I am currently undertaking post graduate study in order to gain my Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties. In my spare time, I love to bake and go on long walks along our stunning coastline with my Cavapoo, Bella. 


Hannah Hodges

I qualified from King’s College London this year and moved to Devon for the beautiful countryside and coasts… and fresh air! I am very happy with the change of scenery and look forward to exploring Devon more. I am the newest foundation dentist to have joined the practice and am thankful for the opportunity to work with such a lovely team.'