BRIGHTON DENTAL TEAM
At Albion Dental Brighton, our team are a mix of award winning dentists and selected specialists that are continuously striving to stay up to date with the very latest dental techniques.
Dr. Grainne Gillan
Dentist - BDS Newcastle University 2009
GDC NO. 177358
Dr. Rosario Graziano
Associate Dentist Dip Dent Bologna 2005
GDC NO. 163457
Hygienist - CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1988
GDC NO. 3473
Chrissie qualified in 1988 from Cardiff University, and joined the practice in 2007. She has had a varied career, working at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham & as a Territory Manager for the Colgate Sales Team.
She has also worked alongside specialists in Periodontics & Cosmetic Dentistry. Currently she works in both Private & NHS practices.
Her easy going nature & good communication skills put patients at ease. She like to keep abreast of the latest dental innovations & CQC regulations.
Out of work she can be found horse riding, sailing & camping. She follows Formula 1 & loves travelling to far flung places!
Hygienist - Dip Dent Hygiene Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2014
GDC NO. 196925
Iva comes from Prague, Czech Republic, where she studied in the Czech Agriculture University and gained a Bachelor degree in 2006. The same year she moved to Brighton to improve her English and she decided to try a completely new profession and fell in love with dentistry.
After qualifying as a dental nurse in 2010, she desired to advance in this area and decided to progress to dental hygiene. She qualified in King’s College London in 2014 and in her final year she was awarded the best student in clinical hygiene. That year she started working for the Albion Dental Practice in Brighton.
She loves to see new and existing patients on a regular basis, building relationships, and helping people feel comfortable in a dental setting. Her main aim is to motivate people towards good oral hygiene and help treat periodontal disease.
Outside of work Iva loves to spend time with her family especially her son Tommy and she also loves gardening, travelling and if she has any time left, she likes to go swimming or to the gym.
Hygienist - Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2017
GDC NO. 212619
Jannie is from Denmark where she qualified as a Dental Hygienist at Copenhagen University in 2016. She started her career as a Dental Nurse in 2008. She has gained great experience working in various practices in England, Denmark and Australia.
Jannie is dedicated to helping her patients improve their oral health with a big emphasis on prevention. She is particularly interested in treating nervous patients, providing the best standard of care in a relaxed manner, to make treatment as comfortable as possible.
Outside work Jannie loves spending time with family and friends as well as running and travelling.
She enjoys taking part in local Parkrun on Saturdays and training classes with Uber Mummies.
DENTAL HYGIENIST Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2019
GDC NO. 283725
Jash qualified as a Dentist in India in 2013. He wanted to further his career, so he pursued a Master Degrees in Conservative Dentistry, Esthetics and Endodontics and completed his degree in 2018.
Jash has a passion for preventive maintenance and decided to focus his work as a Dental Therapist and Hygienist and is passionate about helping his patients in improving their oral health. He believes in educating patients regarding oral hygiene and it gives him immense satisfaction to put a smile on his patients' faces.
In his spare time, Jash likes travelling and enjoys watching football and cricket.
GROUP OPERATIONS MANAGER & BRANCH CQC REGISTERED MANAGER
Craig is the Operations Manager for Quality Dental Group, he predominantly deals with the operational aspect of all the practices within Quality Dental Group, and although he could be at any one of these locations he always maintains a close and accessible relationship with everyone branch across the group. He ensures that all practices conform to a minimum set of standards with the aim to provide high quality dental services to everyone.
Craig has been working directly within the healthcare industry since 2013, prior to this he worked within the IT industry where in 2006 he was part of a select team heading the launch of a nationwide venture to roll out IT Consumer service for the general public within the UK, following the major success with 12 months of launch he was appointed as Regional Technical Trainer responsible for the training of new IT Engineers to compact the growing demand of the service and provide existing IT Field Engineers additional Technical knowledge and improve customer service skills.
In 2009 due to the massive success of the IT Consumer Service since launching, the need for improved structure became apparent, and Craig then became Regional Implementation Trainer, where between him and an implementation and development team developed and deployed a range of new and improved services and operational improvements ensuring customer nationally received the latest in IT support in an ever changing consumer market.
Once completed he felt it was the right time to seek a new and changeling role that would give him the opportunity to make a difference. Having already had some experience within health care (Mainly ICT) he knew healthcare would provide the challenges and wealth of knowledge he was seeking, which brings him to where he is today.
In his spare time he enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing golf and Rugby. Craig is a passionate follower of Formula 1 and various other motor sports and enjoys track days, racing events and karting just for a bit of fun.
Practice Manager - National Certificate NEBDN 1995
GDC NO. 154235
Tracy found her love for the dental industry and qualified as a dental nurse back in 1992 at Morley street clinic. In her role, she worked in a hospital setting also teaching children in the classroom about dental health. Since gaining this qualification Tracy has worked for a few of Practices in varying roles.
Having worked for Albion Dental practice since 2006, She joined as a senior dental nurse and worked her way up to practice manager.
Tracy is still often assisting with hands-on dental work and complex treatments such as implants, always keeping her up to date with the latest treatments and in the front line of customer care and service in which she absolutely prides herself.
Tracy feels this practice has a fantastic team that supports each other well and is proud to be a strong part of that.
Wai Yan Cheung
GDC NO. 105456
Trainee Dental Nurse
Saffron joined the Albion Dental team in November 2018 and is currently training to become a fully qualified GDC dental nurse by the end of 2020.
Saffron is passionate about dentistry and her goal once qualified as a dental nurse is to pursue a future career in Dental Hygiene and Therapy.
During her spare time, she enjoys ice skating, rock climbing and socialising with others.
Trainee Dental Nurse and Receptionist
Dental Nurse - Nation Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2018
GDC NO. 276009
Lina started at the practice in 2016 as a trainee dental nurse and completing her dental training. In 2018 she completed her training and become a fully qualified dental nurse. Since then she has spent this time building valuable experience and developing her nursing skills with various CPD courses.
Previous to being dental nurse, Lina ran her own beauty business, so understands well the needs of running a successful business and making sure patients come first.
Out of work she is married and has two beautiful sons.
Simone Van den Hoek
Trainee Dental Nurse
Simone has been a trainee dental nurse for over a year and joined the Albion Dental team in August 2019.
Simone is originally from Cape Town South Africa and has been in the UK since 2013. Before deciding to go into dental nursing she had gained a degree in Health and Safety.
In her spare time she enjoys being healthy and active, spending time with her son, and watching rugby. In her future career within dentistry she hopes to progress in Dental hygiene and become a hygienist.
Sandi has been a dental receptionist since 2001 and has built a wealth of knowledge within the dental industry. She enjoys being able to develop a strong rapport with the patients and build a strong relationship with them to ensure they feel at ease and comfortable.
She prides herself in good customer care skills developed over many years within the dental sector. She likes to greet the patients with a smile and also when they leave.
Outside of work, Sandi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially with her two year old granddaughter.