Meet the team

At Bay View Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


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Tom Daly

B.Dent.Sc.D.U (Dublin)1980
GDC No. 54447

Mr Thomas Daly graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1980. He came to England to work as an Associate in practices in Kelvedon and Clacton as soon as he qualified. In 1986 Tom opened his original practice at Dovercourt as TJ Daly and Associates and quickly it became obvious it needed to expand. In 1997 having outgrown the original site the practice moved to its current location at 49 Kingsway Dovercourt. In 2003 a further practie in Clacton was added to the group.

Tom is a Generalist Dentist and has a special interest in Cosmetic and Implant dentistry. He has attended many post-Graduate course in the UK, Germany and Italy. He has been successfully placing implants since 2001. Over the past three years Tom has been providing a significant improvement on previous immediate implant treatment in one day using a Technique pioneered by a brilliant Dentist called Dr Marco DeGidi. (WeldOne). We are one of only a dozen practices providing this in the UK.

Tom is a proud father of four grown up kids. He loves most sports - but especially football. for his sins he has a season ticket at Fulham and he also loves Liverpool FC. He played 7 a side football until June 2017 when a serious injury to both knees ended that pursuit. Now swimming and less stressful fitness regimes apply.


Christian McCrae

B.Ch.D (Stell.R.S.A.) 1988, M.Sc.Impl Dent (Warwick) 2009
GDC No. 75138

Riaan qualified at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) B. Ch.Dd (1998). He then went to on to complete further education at the University of Warwick (UK) and gained his M.Sc. Implant dentistry (2009). Riaan joined the practice in 1998 and he enjoys general dentistry but has a special interest in implant dentistry and aesthetics. He spends his time away from dentistry with with and three young children, together exploring the great outdoors. Riaan enjoys cooking for his family and socialising with friends. In recent years Riaan has become an accomplished runner, competing in many local charitable events.

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Ernst Theron

B.Ch.D (Stell.R.S.A.) 1988
GDC No. 69218

Ernst joined our practice in March 2003.
He is interested in the full spectrum of dentistry and is very good with nervous or anxious patients.
Ernst is married and has three sons that are all currently studying. We have been told he is a mean chef at the BBQ!!!

Carina Shah

BDS (BIRM) 2008
GDC No. 150297

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Rachel Barnes 

Dental Hygienist
FdSc Oral Health Science (Essex) 2017
GDC No. 240703

Rachel is a graduate from The University of Essex. She previously worked as a dental nurse for many years before progressing her career in dentistry as a dental hygienist.

She has have a keen interest in nutrition and its effects on oral and general health and enjoys helping patients to improve their smiles.

When she is not doing that, she enjoys showing her dogs, riding her horse, going to the gym and spending time with family and friends.

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Korren-Leigh Pentney

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds (London) 2016
GDC No. 266983

Korreen is a qualified Dental Nurse and works alongside Dr McCrae at the Bay View practice in Harwich. Korren has worked here since July 2015. She is also one of the practices trained fire marshals.

Korren loves being part of the team and is always happy to help out any of the girls when needed. She works hard and loves dealing with patients and making them feel settled, especially when they are nervous! She is looking forward to career progression and undertaking any new training, which will give me more responsibility and knowledge.

In her spare time she has taken up running and loves going to the Cinema and spending time with her two nephews. She also likes going to festivals and whenever possible loves to travel.

Kelly Naylor

Dental Nurse
Qualified 2009
GDC No. 266983

Kelly Joined the practice in July 2021 and works with Riaan.

Daisy Whitehead

Dental Nurse
Qualified 2017
GDC No. 274369

Daisy Joined the practice in July 2020 and works with Ernst.

Katie Seal

Dental Nurse – Trainee

Joined the practice in November 2020 and works with Carina.

Lucy Gourlay

Dental Nurse – Trainee

Joined the practice in August 2021.

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Frances Clark

Administration and Stock Control
Dental Nurse (2007) Dental Radiography (2012)
GDC No. 123028

I am responsible for stock control and re-order and the Implant stock that we keep at the practice. I have other duties also and I really enjoy spending time with the patients at our practice and helping and advising them.
Out of work, I am a busy wife and mother to three girls and I have two grandchildren, so I have my hands full. I have two dogs and I enjoy my walks with them and the bond I am building with my newest dog, Dexter, who joined us in May from a rescue. I love gardening and spend time with my birds in the aviary.

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Tracy Messenger

Treatment Care Co-Ordinator

National Certificate in dental nursing - 1999, Dental radiography course for dental nurses - 2002

Tracy has been working in dentistry for 22 years. She started as a dental nurse in Orthodontics in a practice in London and worked her way up to a Practice Manager.

She then moved to Dovercourt and joined Bay View as a dental nurse, later to change to a receptionist. She has now worked here for 13 years.

In her spare time she likes spending time with her family, exercising and reading.

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Lisa-Jane Catchpool

Practice Manager
Dental Nurse – November 1996
Dental Radiography – July 2000
Diploma in Dental Practice Management – May 2001

Lisa-Jane started working with the practice in August 1992 as a dental nurse and moved to Practice Manager as the practice grew in 2000. We are busy practices and pride ourselves, on not only our patient care, but the care of our team as well.

She works hard to ensue everyone is as happy as they can be in all aspects. She likes to see people smiling.

Outside of work, she is married and has a little boy who takes up most of her spare time Any time left is spent walking their three dogs Winnie, Lola and Cooper. Lisa-Jane enjoys training and showing Cooper who is a Dogue De bordeux. Weighing in at over 10st and not yet 18 months, he is a joyful and cuddly handful and we look forward to competing at Crufts next year!

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Emily Ellison

Assistant Practice Manager
Level 3 BTEC Advanced Diploma Award in Dental Care Coordination – February 2009: Distinction
European Computer Driving Licence – July 2002
Dental Radiography – February 2002
National Examining Board for Dental Nurse – May 2000: National Certificate

Emily has worked at the practice for many years. During her time here she has worked both in the clinical setting and on reception, and is now the Assistant Practice Manager.

She loves being part of a great team!! Everybody working together in a patient focused manner.

Outside of the practice most of her time is taken up with her children, doing various activities. But when she gets some time to herself, she enjoys spending time with friends, going to the theatre and reading. She is a BIG sports fan.

Carmen May

Head Receptionist

Joined the practice in September 2021

Kelly Silve


Joined the practice in October 2021

Kirsty Page

Receptionist – Maternity cover

Joined the practice in September 2021

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