SHOREHAM-BY-SEA DENTAL TEAM
At Quality Dental Shoreham, 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. Rajan Sethi
PRINCIPAL DENTIST BDS (LOND), MFDS RCPS (GLAS), CERTIMPLANT (WARWICK)
GDC NO. 101116
Rajan graduated from Guys, Kings and St Thomas's Dental Hospital in 2005, after which he completed his vocational training in Brighton. He was fortunate enough to become a Senior House Officer in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and subsequently Restorative Dentistry in Cardiff. During these years in the Hospital Service he completed his post graduate examinations and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians.
Rajan is a Foundation Trainer with the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery and is responsible for training newly qualified dentists. He is the proud owner of Quality Dental Shoreham-By-Sea, Quality Dental Worthing, Quality Dental Fulham & Crossways Dental Coulsdon.
Over the years, he have done numerous post graduate courses. He is a provider of Invisalign, Orthodontics, Fast Braces, Six Months Smile & the Inman Aligner. He has completed a course in Advanced Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dentistry.
At present Rajan is doing his Masters in Implant Dentistry at a prestigious Harley Street Practice and is also doing his Masters in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital London.
He thoroughly enjoys his dentistry and his main interests are in cosmetic dentistry, adult orthodontics, dental implants and treatment of nervous patients.
Dr. Rob Hemingway
ORTHODONTIC SPECIALIST BDS (LOND), FDS RCS (ENG), MDENTSCI (LPOOL), MORTH RCS (EDIN)
GDC NO. 59674
Rob qualified from University College Hospital, London in 1984. He then spent six years in general practice, both as an associate and a principal. He left practice to complete various hospital positions before starting his orthodontic training at Liverpool Dental Hospital. After qualifying in 1998 Rob worked in hospital and practice prior to setting up our Orthodontic practice in Worthing.
Robs clinical expertise combines cosmetic adult and functional orthodontic treatments to deliver optimal results in the quickest time. He has a real passion for overall patient needs and he is particularly motivated towards cosmetic orthodontics at Quailty Dental Shoreham where as a practice we provide all forms of cosmetic appliances including Icognito (Lingual) and Invisalign braces (removable aligners). Over many years he has gained a wealth of experience dealing with more complex cases and would be happy to meet you to discuss your requirements.
Rob also have a keen interest in facial aesthetics / facial rejuvenation along with home whitening to compliment your smile. He would be very happy to discuss your requirements one to one, after all a beautiful smile goes a long way.
Rob currently holds memberships in the World Federation of Orthodontists. British Orthodontic Society and the British Dental Association.
Dr. Dimitrios Soultos
ASSOCIATE DENTIST DDS (GREECE) , MSC IMPL DEN (WARWICK)
GDC NO. 84902
Dimitrios was born in Athens in 1978 and qualified from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2003. He worked in a maxillofacial dental practice for one year and then worked as a dentist in the Greek Air Force.
In 2005 he moved to Brighton and worked as an Associate dentist at Findon Dental Care. In 2008 he then joined Quality Dental in Worthing and in 2015 started working at Quality Dentals sister practice in Shoreham-By-Sea.
Dimitrios has and continues to participate in professional development in order to keep his advanced dental skills and knowledge both current and at the highest possible standards. In 2008 he gained a postgraduate certificate (PGCert) in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute of the University College of London (UCL).
The following year, Dimitrios started a four year course and in 2013 was awarded with a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Implant Dentistry from the Medical School of the University of Warwick. Furthermore, in 2009 he travelled to Sao Paulo, Brazil where he attended an intensive practical course in Implant Surgery that was coordinated by Prof. Alexander Salvoni. He am currently an ITI (International Team for Implantology) Member, and he tries to keep himself updated with all the latest knowledge in implant dentistry attending congresses nationally and internationally.
Dimitrios provides a Minor Oral Surgery service to the Surrey and Sussex Area Team, NHS England, for other dental practices in the area.
In addition, he currently holds an Enhanced Dental Practitioner position within the Surrey and Sussex Area Team, NHS England, accepting referrals from other dental practices to treat patients needing complex restorative treatment.
He is also an approved Vocational Dental Practitioner (VDP) Trainer from KSS Deanery. As part of this Dimitrios teaches, supervises and mentors newly qualified dentists during their first year of clinical practice. For this reason, he has completed numerous courses in adult learning/education.
He always aims to give the very best to every patient, and treatments are carried out in a very relaxed, caring and professional manner.
Dr. Vanderley Da Silva Jr
SPECIAL INTEREST IN ENDODONTICS BDS MINAS GERAIS 2001 (BRAZIL), STATUTORY EXAM 2012
GDC NO. 122497
I qualified in 2001 at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. After qualifying I attended several courses but followed my passion for Endodontics, completing a postgraduate programme (Specialization Course) at University of Sao Paulo (USP), Bauru, also in Brazil. Before moving to the UK, I worked in private practice and taught in a postgraduate course aimed to develop qualified dentists to improve their skills in Endodontics. I was also invited to work as a clinical instructor at the extension programme Root Canal Treatment of Molars and Retreatment, taught to the last year dental undergraduate students at Federal University of Minas Gerais.
I have been working in the London West End, in private practice, for the past 5 years and recently made the decision to move to Worthing with my wife and son as the daily commute proved challenging, as a result I reduced my days in London and have started to work locally here in Shoreham-By-Sea.
I accepts referrals for simple and complex root canal treatment. All cases are performed under microscopy and CBCT scans are taken when necessary. I am always up to date with new research and what is innovative in the field of Endodontics.
I am currently undergoing a postgraduate course with Professor Gilberto Debelian, a worldwide renowned Endodontic expert, in Oslo, Norway, aimed to Specialists and Professors in the field of Endodontics.
I believe in minimally invasive practice of dentistry and I make a great effort to make all my patients feel relaxed and at ease during their visit.
I am a keen cyclist, attends the gym regularly and enjoys swimming and scuba diving. I speak Spanish, Portuguese and English and am a member of the British Endodontic Society and British Dental Association.
Dr. Alex Cruceanu
ASSOCIATE DENTIST DMD Romania 2002
GDC NO. 191722
Alex is a friendly, calm and approachable person which many of our patients have provided feedback that is testament to this.
Alex had developed a love for dentistry from a very early age when during his school holidays he would spend time in his father's dental laboratory playing with teeth and then helping out as he grew older.
He has qualified as a dentist in Romania in 2002 where he worked until 2012 when he moved to the UK. His number one goal is providing the best possible treatment available to his patients in a safe and comfortable environment and is always striving to improve his practice. To be able to do this he is always learning.
Having completed postgraduate courses Alex can give you the smile you have always wanted. These courses include a two year restorative and aesthetics level 2 certificate in Solihull, 6 months minor oral surgery clinical attachment in Cambridge, short term orthodontics (fixed braces and clear aligners), facial aesthetics (dermal rollers, dermal fillers, botox), digital dentistry (CEREC) and many other courses.
He is very patient focused and alongside dental courses he is also studying hypnotherapy and neuro linguistic programming to make your experience here as comfortable as possible.
Alex sees his patients as a whole and understands the relation between the mouth and general health. He is able to deal with the most nervous of patients and has had excellent feedback from his patients.
When he's not reading about teeth he's probably thinking about teeth :) and outside work he enjoys healthy living and sports (calisthenics training, bass guitar and motorcycle racing).
Dr. Hannah Finlay
ASSOCIATE DENTIST BDS University of Bristol 2018
GDC NO. 277984
Hannah graduated from the University of Bristol in 2018. After graduating she moved to Sussex and completed her Foundation Training in Hove, where she refined her skills working in a mixed NHS and private practice.
Hannah started as an associate at Quality Dental in September 2019 and has already been receiving positive reviews from our patients, many of which have been patients here for many years.
She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and plans to complete further post-graduate training in restorative and aesthetic dentistry later this year, this will allow her to offer further treatment options for her patients. Hannah approaches dentistry with a gentle manner and always strives to ensure a calm experience to help put nervous or apprehensive patients at ease.
Outside of dentistry Hannah’s interests include traveling, horse-riding and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Krishma Gujral
ASSOCIATE DENTIST BDS (LOND) 2010, BSC HONS (LOND)
GDC NO. 194365
Krishma qualified from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2005 and completed her vocational training year in Essex. She then took a big leap across the pond over to Australia to work as a dentist in the private sector to further enhance her knowledge and skills within the profession. She had the best experience and learnt many other life skills along the way too.
Upon returning to the U.K, Krishma went back to practice and care for her patients in London before relocating and joining the Quality Dental Team in 2015. She is thankful to work with alongside a great team to allow her to stick to a busy schedule and help ensure that she can provide the best for her patients at all times. Her need for thoroughness and work rapport with her nurse and the four-handed dentistry they together provide has been recognized and always appreciated by her long standing patients.
Dentistry is a profession which is ever changing and needs continuous professional development throughout our careers to help us all improve the way in which we provide and carry out all aspects of treatment. Krishma is a well organised individual and is always focused on keeping up to date with the innovations in the dental world. Whilst this is true she has always been a firm believer that 'Prevention is better than cure!' and plans to practice this throughout her career.
Outside of dentistry Krishma's interests include travelling to explore and experience all that the beautiful world has to offer. She has a passion for interior design and likes to spend her spare time on renovations and build projects.Oh, and of course not forgetting spending a beautiful sunny day on a golf course!
Dr. Theodoros Koutparasidis
ASSOCIATE DENTIST MDDr Bratislava 2013
GDC NO. 252565
Dr. Balawal Rehman
ASSOCIATE DENTIST BDS (Uclan) 2017, BSc (Hons), PGCert (Kent) 2017
GDC NO. 271421
Balawal graduated from Liverpool with Bachelors in Pharmacology in 2013 and then after taking gap year opted to study Dentistry at University of Central Lancashire. Upon graduating in 2017 he completed his foundation dental training in West Sussex.
Whilst undertaking his foundation training Balawal also completed a post-graduate certificate in primary care from the University of Kent.
Since then he has been practising as an associate dentist and has continued his professional development through various courses mainly focusing on aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry.
Balawal is currently undergoing further training and education to become a member of the royal college of surgeons and physicians.
As a young and eager dentist he enjoys treating all types of patients and undertaking various types of dental treatment including tooth whitening; cosmetic veneers and crowns and white fillings.
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.
DENTAL HYGIENIST BDS Alexandria, Statutory Exam 2013
GDC NO. 245539
I'm a qualified dentist graduated from "Alexandria Dental University" Egypt in 2009, I then became a GDC Registered Dentist in August 2013.
I Then Became Member of The Royal College Of Surgeons of Edinburgh IN 2014 and worked as a dentist for 8 years.
I have a particular interest in treating Gum disease particularly with nervous patients so from February 2017 I started working as Dental Hygienist and have done since.
As well as scaling and polishing and providing more advanced gum treatment, I also enjoy doing air polishing to remove heavier stain deposits and giving patients a brighter smile.
DENTAL HYGIENIST / THERAPIST Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2018 and 2017
GDC NO. 272733
Amar’s dental career started over 5 years ago as a Dentist and Oral Health Educator in India, where he worked for a year as a consultant dentist and community oral health promoter.
He moved to the UK in 2014 and become registered Dental Hygienist/Therapist in the year 2017 since then he has been working at both our Quality Dental Shoreham and Worthing practices.
Amar truly loves his work in dentistry and has a heart for every patient that he treats. He especially feels accomplished when he can make people with previous negative memories of dentistry comfortable and happy to be receiving his care.
Outside of dentistry, Amar enjoys travelling, scuba diving and playing cricket.
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 (DCP) Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016
GDC NO. 268706
Paula joined the Practice in February 2013 and started as a trainee nurse whilst studying for her dental nursing exam. She passed her dental nursing exam in November 2016 gaining a Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing and becoming a GDC registered dental nurse.
During this time she has worked alongside the Endodontist, Implantologist, Orthodontist & Cosmetic Dentist gaining lots of experience. In late 2017 Paula became Shoreham's Head Dental Nurse and part of her role was to ensure that the practice maintained a high clinical standard throughout. As well as working in the office completing her head nursing duties she was often helping out on reception or in surgery training our future dental nurses.
In October 2019 due to her ability to excel and her commitment to making Shoreham the best it can be, she became Practice Manager and now oversees the practice ensuring the smooth running and compliance of the practice.
Paula loves meeting new people and gaining a great relationship with her patients. She thrives when taking on new challenges and has gained many skills during her time at Shoreham.
In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, seeing friends, going out with family and travelling on holiday.
DENTAL NURSE (DCP) National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2017
GDC NO. 272820
Evie started dental nursing in February 2013 and received her level 3 national diploma in June 2017.
She has been with Quality Dental since April 2017 and has formed some amazing relationships.
Evie also spends much of her time developing her skills and works with both our Endodontist and Orthodontist at the practice.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends whether it is watching movies or relishing in challenging physical activities. Her favourite past time is art and baking.
Dental Nurse Nation Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2018
GDC NO. 280978
Lucy has been at Shoreham since April 2013, she started off as a trainee dental nurse with us and became a qualified dental nurse in June 2017.
Lucy loves being a part of Shoreham Dental team, she has gained great relationships with her patients and has made some amazing friendships with team members. She has worked with all dentists gaining lots of experience and being very versatile which is a key skill to be a great dental nurse. She is very polite and friendly, also great with nervous patients and children.
In Lucy’s spare time she loves spending time with her family and friends and going on long lovely walks with her dog.
DENTAL NURSE (DCP) Qual- Cert in Dental Surgery Assisting NEBDSA 1978
GDC NO. 127271
Stephanie has been a dental nurse for over forty years and has a wealth of dental nursing experience. She regularly attends training courses to keep up to date with her professional development.
Stephanie joined the Quality Dental team in September 2019 and she has told us that she is loving her work here, everyone is so friendly.
Along with Stephanie’s years of experience, she is calm, caring and very good with children and nervous patients.
She very much enjoys assisting dentists as part of her role and prides the fact that she can work well together to provide the best care for our patients.
She has two lovely children and has two dogs, her outside interests include dancing, swimming and stained glass projects.
DENTAL NURSE (DCP) QUAL- NATIONAL CERTIFICATE NEBDSA 1992
GDC NO. 115184
I have been involved in dentistry for 25 years and qualified as a dental surgery assistant in 1992. I enjoy my career and have gained experience in many different aspects of dentistry. The care and well-being of my patients is my top priority.
I have assisted in traditional and cosmetic dentistry. I have seven years in dental implants from simple to complex cases, and 20 years in minor oral surgery. I have also completed a course in sign language.
I joined Quality Dental Care in Worthing in 2007, and have been working at Shoreham since January 2015 mainly as an Implant Nurse however I enjoy all aspects of NHS and Private dentistry. I regularly attend training courses to keep up to date with all the latest advancements.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Gina joined the practice in July 2019 as a trainee dental nurse. She started studying in the summer and is hoping to qualify as a GDC registered dental nurse at the end of 2020.
Before joining quality dental she worked in multiples job roles, one of them being in Management, which has helped Gina gain experience in areas such as maintaining a professional manner and a greater understanding of empathy towards patients and colleagues.
In her free time, she likes to be outdoors and spend time with family and friends.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Lua joined the quality dental team at Shoreham in October 2018, she is a trainee nurse and hoping to qualify by the end of 2020 where she will become a fully qualified dental nurse.
Lua has a very fun and outgoing personality, and is very friendly and caring towards her patients.
She is excellent with children and is always able to make them feel excited to be at the practice when having their appointment.
Outside of work Lua loves to travel and spend time with family & friends.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Madeleine joined quality dental in May 2019 working as a trainee dental nurse. She is currently studying with Embrace Dental in Lancing, she is working extremely hard with her studies and is hoping to qualify by June 2020 and receive her NEBDN diploma in Dental Nursing.
She really enjoys building relationships with patients at the practice and working with the different dentists at Shoreham. She also enjoys working side by side with the qualified nurses and the admin team and has said that she feels that it's such a lovely working environment.
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband and extended family, taking walks in the countryside and baking tasty treats for them all.
Lucia is a receptionist, originally from Argentina. She has been living in the UK since 2017 but has previously lived in the United States and travelled around Europe.
Lucia can speak Spanish, English and some Portuguese too. She has vast experience in child and customer care, focusing on making their experience as smooth as possible. Lucia received a degree as Professional Chef in 2012 and dreams about opening her own bakery one day.
Lucia is a massive part of the team being one of the first faces you are greeted with at reception, she is very friendly and great with patients.
Harriet is part of the Reception Team at Quality Dental Shoreham and will be the first person you will meet as you enter the building.
She is there to welcome you into the practice with a friendly smile and manner. Harriet takes pride in her work and is a very caring person who will ensure that you are feeling relieved and calm ready for your appointment with the dentist.
Outside of work, Harriet likes shopping and spending time with her family and friends.