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Dr Stephen Tarr

2 September 2021

As a practice owner and principal, I believe in improving my patients’ health and wellbeing through conservative and cosmetic dental techniques that have a positive impact on their overall appearance and self-confidence.

After graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, I have completed hundreds of hours of post-graduate training in cosmetic, orthodontic, dental implantology and general dental procedures. I continually strive to remain up to date with new procedures, materials and equipment and I am an Invisalign-certified dental practitioner.

I have been in private practice for more than 30 years and my philosophy is to compassionately impact the quality of life of my patients through my personal commitment to excellence, patient satisfaction and comfort.

I believe my patients deserve the best possible care and treatment. Our patients’ time is important and we can confidently say we never run late.

Over the past 20 years, I have been restoring implants and I am continually gaining more knowledge in this area, with a special interest in function and aesthetics. I have had training under leading world experts in implants, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics for both children and adults. Since 2002 I have completed extensive training in dentofacial orthopaedics and early intervention orthodontics. I am trained in the use of all Damon braces, which focus on the patient’s whole face now and how it will appear in years to come.

I have developed a strong relationship of trust in these communities and appreciate the steady stream of new patients that are regularly referred to us.

Together with my loyal and highly skilled team, we have served families in Marlborough, Wiltshire & Newbury as well as many patients from further afield. We serve all the surrounding boarding schools and most of the families have remained regular patients, including the young adults who first came to me for early intervention orthodontics while still at prep school!

Proudly Serving Marlborough

It is so satisfying and heartwarming to walk through all the stages of life with the many patients I treated as children, who are now having their own families. I am able to care for their children as well – what a privilege!

Integrity, honesty and trust are the hallmarks of all that we do. That trust can never be compromised – this is what we strive for. I have imparted this philosophy to my team and expect this level of integrity from the specialists and expert dentists that serve our patients.

Staff turnover is minimal – we are a very happy family. We love it when our patients notice and share this, saying they feel welcomed, honoured and respected. We have grown through word of mouth and this is the highest reward and honour for the team at Marlborough Dental Studio. We love getting to know our patients. Everyone brings something special into our day – it’s not all about dentistry. Whether you live in Marlborough, Newbury or Swindon, we’ll always make you feel at home here.

Supporting our local community events, organisations and charities is also a privilege, including:

My wife Wendy has supported me in the growth of Marlborough Dental Studio with her tireless input, encouragement and wisdom. For relaxation, I love the ocean, beaches and sunshine. I grew up near the beach in South Africa so this passion will always remain with me. Wendy and I also enjoy having great fun with our two sons and extended family.