Dr Rafal Topolski (GDC reg. no 83859)

Practice Principal

Rafal prides himself on his happy patients. By helping people make the right decisions about their teeth according to their circumstances, making sure they understand his work and fees and always, always practicing pain free dentistry sooner or later everyone realises they can relax under Rafal’s care.

Rafal received a Bachelor in Dental Surgery from the University of Medical Sciences in Poznan in 2000 (known as a Lekarz Stomatolog in Poland) and with experience in private aesthetic dentistry and general practice he moved to the UK with his wife and two children in 2004, establishing Smilecare in Plymouth in 2007.

Rafal believes everyone deserves to have a beautiful, healthy smile and tries his best to make it happen in Devon by pricing cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening, veneers, implants and crowns affordably. He also works with patients experiencing dental anxiety so they can enjoy the benefits of a beautiful smile like everyone else.

To find out what he can do for your smile call 01752 663 239 or email smile@smilecareplymouth.co.uk to book a £25 consultation.


Miss Kate Oats

Practice Manager and Dental Nurse

Kate has been a Registered Dental Nurse since 1996.  She has been working at Smilecare since 2007 where she has been able to progress in her career by assisting during advanced cosmetic procedures.  She qualified in Dental Radiography in 2010 and completed an Impression Taking course in 2014.

Her work also includes being responsible for the day-to-day running of our practice.

In her spare time Kate enjoys travelling, going to the gym and socialising with her partner and friends.

If you suffer from acute dental anxiety, ask Kate about the Smilecare’s surround sound entertainment system and sedation options. Call 01752 663 239 or email smile@smilecareplymouth.co.uk and ask to book an appointment.


Mrs Tina Bell 

Dental Nurse

Tina has been working as a dental nurse for the past 23 years and has worked as part of the Smilecare team since 2012.  She lives with her husband and her two young children who she loves to spend time with at any opportunity. 

In her spare time Tina also enjoys going to the gym and socialising with friends.


Jan Baxendale

Short Dynamic Dental Hygienist.

Trained in the Royal Navy many moons ago.  Still keen on cleaning teeth, and encouraging patients to do the same!!


Pat Mitchell

Dental Nurse

Dental Nurse with considerable experience: her date of birth is unknown, but with 30 years of dentistry under her belt - go figure.


Joanna Bartycha

Dental Nurse

Joanna Graduated from Gdansk Medical University in 2008. With 5 years of work experience in emergency medicine she joined our team in 2010 and "got hooked" on dentistry straight away.  Since 2014, qualified in Dental Radiography and Impression taking.  Jo spends her free time on rock climbing, hiking, rollerblading or other outdoor activities.