Devonshire House Newsletter  - Spring 2018


Welcome to the Spring edition of our newsletter which is full of the latest Devonshire House news. Scroll down to read our feature articles in full and find out about our latest innovative technology and improvements to your Devonshire House experience.

The Devonshire House Partners

Kevin's retirement
Get to know your dentists
Improvements following your feedback
Taking impressions the digital way


Kevin Esplin set to retire - The end of an era!


Thirty five years ago, in 1983, I began my time at Devonshire House full of Kevin Esplin
enthusiasm and vigour to make my mark in dentistry having spent a good few years studying for my degrees and certificates.

I was welcomed to the practice by my colleagues and thus began a very special time of my life. I am proud to have been a member of an exceptional team at Devonshire House and been part of the development of the practice into a well-respected, specialist dental practice with an excellent reputation for good care.

Having reached the ripe old age of 65, I am now approaching retirement from the partnership and will be moving on to pastures greener. It is with great sadness that I will be leaving Devonshire House on September 30, 2018.

My colleagues and I at Devonshire House share the same ethos and approach to dentistry and I whole-heartedly recommend you to their care.
Whether I have looked after you for decades, or for a relatively short period of time, my colleagues recognise that a change of dentist can be daunting and they aim to make this an easy transition for you.

The remaining team of seven Specialist Prosthodontists offer general dental care and look forward to meeting you. Each of them is equally qualified to look after your teeth and you are welcome to come and see any one of them in the future – they will be very happy for you to try some of them ‘for size’ before choosing your new dentist. If you are juggling a busy diary, it may help you to know that Philip Taylor and Assad Khan have more readily available appointments and therefore can offer you more flexibility with appointment times. My colleagues look forward to meeting you later in the year, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

I want to take the opportunity to thank you for giving me the privilege to care for you over the years and I dearly hope that I have been of some help in improving not only your dental health but your well being too! I will truly miss you and you will not be far from my thoughts.

My sincerest thanks, goodbye and best wishes.

Kevin Esplin

Get to know your dentists                                                                       



Assad Khan

Philip Taylor

  Assad Khan Phil Taylor
  Assad lives in London and his girlfriend is also a dentist. Assad joined Devonshire House in 2014 as a Specialist Prosthodontist. Phil lives in Bury St Edmunds with his wife who is also a dentist and two young children. Phil joined Devonshire House as a Specialist Prosthodontist in 2013.

What is your specific area of expertise in dentistry?

All aspects of fixed and removable prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, dentures, implant dentistry)

All aspects of fixed and removable prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, dentures, implant dentistry)

What did you write your postgraduate dissertation on?

Tooth Wear

Tooth Whitening

Where did you complete your VT immediately post undergraduate? (vocational training is a post-qualification training period)


Selby, North Yorkshire

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Any Greek island

Devon (on a sunny day)

Describe your ideal day out

Walking down the South Bank in London

On the beach with the family

What is your favourite film?

Forrest Gump


Do you prefer to eat in or out?

Out - safer for the kitchen!

With young children, its safer to eat in at present!


You said... We did...


As a result of your recent feedback we are pleased to let you know that we have implemented several changes at the practice to help improve your experience whilst you are with us at Devonshire House experience.



'Car park too small' ...

We have extended and widened the car park increasing the number of spaces and providing more room to manoeuvre vehicles

'Not enough toilets' ...

We now have an additional toilet on the ground floor (3 downstairs and 1 upstairs)

'Difficult to see car park entrance'...

We have increased visibility by installing signs on the entrance pillars

'Poor availability for Hygiene appointments' ...

We have opened a small practice at Copley Business Park with 2 more surgeries increasing our appointment capacity as well as increasing our team of Hygienists to seven

'Difficult to find Copley practice within business park' ...

We have increased signage to the practice within the park

'Would like hygiene appointment before dentist examination' ...

We experimented with booking dentist examinations before hygiene appointments and following your feedback you can now choose your appointment order

We thank you for your continued feedback and look forward to welcoming you to Devonshire House again soon.

If you would like to leave further feedback please click here


Taking impressions the digital way


Devonshire House clinicians and nurses are now using our remarkable new intraoral intraoral scannerscanners. Thanks to wireless technology, these cutting edge scanners enable us to improve your experience by taking impressions digitally using a small hand piece. The scanning immediately builds an on screen image for you and your dentist to view which can eventually be used to print a 3D dental model .

Although digital impression taking will be possible for the majority of patients, certain treatments and circumstances may still require traditional impression making techniques.