The Calpe Dental team
Dr Joel Weinberg
Dr Weinberg trained in Johannesburg, at Wits (the University of the Witwatersrand), graduating in 1980.
He then spent two years in the South African army, working as a dentist in the Maxillo-Facial Surgery department, after which he had his own clinic in Johannesburg, specialising in pediatric dentistry.
In 1990 he moved to London, soon with his own clinic in Covent Garden, where he specialised in implantology and cosmetic dentistry. He is a member of both the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Association of Aesthetic Dentistry.
In 2005 he came to Spain, where he set up Calpe Dental within the Clínica Britannia in Calpe. (We are now in our own accommodation.)
Joel plays the saxophone, the guitar and the harmonica, playing in bands both in London and on the Costa Blanca. He has also been a professional athlete, and is proud to have competed in four ‘IronMan’ triathlons.
Karen Pimlott, hygienist
Karen has worked in both the National Health Service and private practice, and has qualifications not only in Dental Hygiene but in in Dental Therapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy.
She studied Dental Hygiene at Manchester University Dental Hospital, qualifying in December 1979—and winning the Oral B cup for the highest attained marks.
From 1980, she worked for 4 years at Liverpool Dental Hospital as a Tutor Hygienist, gaining a Further Education Teaching Certificate.
She has worked privately as a Senior Dental Hygienist, specialising in implant and periodontal patients; in NHS children's dentistry; in organising special clinical events; and in providing private dentistry for nervous adults. She is a member of the British Dental Hygiene Therapists Association, attending regular meetings in the UK, and also keeping up to date with a bi-monthly journal.
She gained her qualification in Dental Therapy in 1999, and her qualification in Clinical Hypnotherapy in 2013. She can help patients with many fears and anxieties, especially dental phobias.
Andrea Wilmot, receptionist
Originally from the North-East of England, Andrea has moved to and from Spain and the UK a few times—starting back in the late 1980s when she ended up running an office for a tour operator in Benidorm. Among the jobs she had in the UK was that of a Senior Fraud Analyst for a major telecommunications company.
This time, Andrea moved with her whole family—husband, kids and dogs—back to Calpe, where in her spare time her main interest is in finishing the renovation of her house (ETA 2020!)