After 28 years Dr Richard South, who has probably peered into more Whitchurch mouths than anyone else, is planning to leave his practice in Winchester Road.

From 10th September it will become a partnership between Richard and Dr Shilpa Chitnis who, having qualified in India in 1999, has been working for the last five years in an NHS practice in Andover.

After 13th September all appointments will be seen by Dr Chitnis.

As well as having a commitment to NHS dentistry, Dr Chitnis also has particular interests in children’s and cosmetic dentistry. She is also currently developing further skills by undertaking an MSc in Advanced General Dental Practice at King’s College in London.

Dr South intends to leave the partnership after a transition period and thanks all those he has met in Whitchurch and intends to maintain connections with the town. All those who have attended his practice will also thank him for the excellent work that he has provided the community since 1982.

Meanwhile the practice will soon be renamed as ‘Dental Concepts, Whitchurch’.

It can be contacted on 01256 893517, and remains at 67 Winchester Road.