Meet the Dentists

Dr Clare C Chavasse BDS DPDS
Our Practice Founder


GDC number: 62906

Clare founded Titchfield Dental Health in 1993. She qualified in 1987 from Guy’s Hospital, London, and gained a post graduate Diploma from Bristol University in 2003.

Clare is passionate about providing top quality dentistry to her patients, in a way that is minimally invasive, cosmetic and natural looking, as per the philosophy of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, of which she is a full member. She now runs the Hampshire regional group for the BACD, so bringing more dentistry of the same philosophy and standard to the area by researching top quality speakers to speak to local dentists.

Clare has led the practice to win many awards over the years, including: Most Improved Practice, Best Employer, Best Team (twice) and Best Patient Care. She has a very clear vision – which can be summarised as that everything at this practice is about the patient and what is best for them.

Clare has several main interests in dentistry, namely:

Adult Orthodontics  •  Cosmetic Bonding  •  CEREC  •  Full Mouth Restorations  •  Occlusion (the way teeth bite)  •  Headaches and Tired Jaws  •  Treatment of Nervous Patients  •  Laser

When Clare gets time away from running the practice she enjoys spending time with her family, training her cocker spaniel, sailing on The Solent and can occasionally be seen driving her husband's steam roller at steam rallies!


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Dr Rick Norton LDS RCS (Eng)

GDC number: 65705

Richard, known as Rick, joined Titchfield Dental Health in May 2018 and is a great asset to the practice. He qualified from The Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) having completed the requisite courses at Birmingham University.

Rick worked as the principal dentist in Durley Dental, Cowplain, Hants for many years and now takes up the challenge to help with the ever increasing new patient numbers in the Titchfield Dental Health Practice.

Rick has a particular interest in treating wear cases and also uses the Cerec machine in the practice to produce same day crowns without the need for impressions. His experience in all aspects of dentistry means that he can take on treatments such as extractions and root treatments with great experience and expertise.

A locum hygienist at the Titchfield Dental Practice who worked for Rick at his previous practice extols his virtues by saying:

“All of Rick’s patients love him; he is an excellent clinician and a very nice, gentle, man. – every day working with Rick is a good day.”

When down time is available Rick enjoys riding his motorbike.

Manos Goneos DDS

GDC number: 272147

Manos ran his own private practice in Athens, in Greece, where he carried out general dentistry as well as complicated full mouth and periprosthetic restorations.
He came to the UK in January 2018 and has been working in Hampshire practices, continuing his interest in implant restorations and periodontal work.
Manos is a Full Invisalign provider and has many successful cases in his portfolio.
Importantly, he is a gentle dentist who puts his patients at ease.

Carmen Ricon Soler

GDC number: 185868

Carmen is an implant specialist.  She qualified in New York University, USA and has worked in practices in Spain and the UK gaining experience.

Carmen is well organised and a responsible team player. Carmen works 2 days per month at Titchfield Dental Health and it is an invaluable service for patients who no longer  have to be referred off site for this specialist treatment.

Dear Dr Chavasse, my card says that this has changed everything for me and I want you to understand that I do mean everything! I know that I even developed a very dry sense of humour at a young age so that I rarely laughed out loud.  It is only now that I really appreciate how damaged I have been by always feeling inferior because of this flaw in my appearance that has been a constant pain to me. Now that my treatment is complete I am so happy – not entirely “cured” but getting there!  If you remember, I came to you out of “hope” and it has worked so thank you, thank you, thank you for your patience and your skill.