Meet the Team

Ian P. F. McLean BDS(Hons) GDC: 59171

Ian McLean qualified with Honours from Guy's Hospital, London in 1984. After working as an associate dentist first in Horsham and then in Woking, the opportunity to own his own practice became available when the previous owners of The Gables Dental Practice retired in 1994. Ian enjoys looking after all aspects of the dental health of his patients, some of whom have had Ian as their family dentist for over 25 years. By keeping up to date with advances over his career, Ian deploys the best of tried and trusted techniques along with the introduction of new technology to his practice. See me at the GDC


Simon Birch has been an associate dentist at The Gables Dental Practice since 1991 after qualifying from Guy's Hospital in 1986. He worked in practices in London before settling in Guildford and joined the practice under its previous ownership. Simon has cared for the dental health of his patients over the past 25 years and during that time many will have enjoyed Simon's enthusiasm for all things football, even if not all of them are West Ham fans! See me at the GDC

Deborah Hall BDS BSc(Hons) A.R.C.S. GDC: 80979

Deborah Hall joined The Gables Dental Practice in 2008 having qualified from St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2002. Previously she obtained a BSc Honours degree in Biochemistry. Before joining The Gables Dental Practice Deborah worked in general practice in London and St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Deborah enjoys caring for the dental needs of the whole family from the very young to the more mature and strives to make sure that each dental visit is friendly and relaxed. See me at the GDC

Karen Thetford-Haine GDC: 170996

Karen Thetford-Haine qualified from Cardiff dental school in 2008 as a dental hygienist and therapist and has worked at several practices in London and Surrey. She takes pride in delivering dental treatment in a relaxed, comfortable, friendly and professional environment.
Her interests outside dentistry include cooking, and anti gravity yoga. See me at the GDC