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.
PRINCIPAL DENTIST BDS (LOND), MFDS RCPS (GLAS), CERTIMPLANT (WARWICK)
GDC NO. 101116
I graduated from Guys, Kings and St Thomas's Dental Hospital in 2005, after which I completed my vocational training in Brighton. I 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 I completed my post graduate examinations and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians.
I am a Foundation Trainer with the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery and I am responsible for training newly qualified dentists. I am a proud owner of Shoreham Dental Centre, Quality Dental Care Worthing & Quality Dental Care Fulham.
Over the last 11 years, I have done numerous post graduate courses. I am a provider of Invisalign, Orthodontics, Fast Braces, Six Months Smile & the Inman Aligner. I have completed a course in Advanced Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dentistry and became a provider of sedation too.
At present I am doing my Masters in Implant Dentistry at a prestigious Harley Street Practice and am also doing my Masters in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital London.
I thoroughly enjoy my dentistry and my interests are in cosmetic dentistry, adult orthodontics, dental implants and treatment of nervous patients.
ORTHODONTIC SPECIALIST BDS (LOND), FDS RCS (ENG), MDENTSCI (LPOOL), MORTH RCS (EDIN)
GDC NO. 59674
Robert qualified from University College Hospital, London in 1984. He 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 he worked in hospital and practice prior to setting up our Orthodontic practice in Worthing.
His clinical expertise combines cosmetic adult and functional orthodontic treatments to deliver optimal results in the quickest time. Robert has a real passion for overall patient need. He is particularly motivated towards cosmetic orthodontics at Quailty Dental Shoreham where as a practice we provide all forms of cosmetic applicances including Icognito (Lingual) and Invisalign braces (removable aligners). He has a wealth of experience dealing with more complex cases and would be happy to meet you to discuss your requirements.
Robert also has a keen interest in facial aesthetics / facial rejuvenation along with home whitening to compliment your smile. Again, Robert would be very happy to discuss your requirements, after all a beautiful smile goes a long way.
Robert product holds memberships in the World Federation of Orthodontists. British Orthodontic Society and the British Dental Association.
SPECIAL INTEREST IN ENDODONTICS BDS HONS (LOND) MFDS RCSED MSC ENDODONTICS (EASTMAN)
GDC NO. 229822
Kunal graduated in 2012 with Honours from Bart’s and The London Dental Institute; achieving a Distinction grade in all five years of study. He has been awarded a number of prestigious prizes including ‘The Drapers’ Company Undergraduate Prize’ for outstanding academic achievement in Dentistry, ‘The Constance Klein Memorial Prize’ for best overall student in BDS finals and was a runner-up to the University of London Gold Medal.
Kunal then completed his Foundation Year with the East of England Deanery, winning a further prize for the best clinical case presentation and gone to obtain the diploma of Membership of Faculty of Dental Surgery awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Following on, Kunal has worked as the restorative Senior House Officer at the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital and stayed on to complete his Master’s degree in Endodontology, graduating with distinction. Having confirmed his passion for root canal treatment, he shares his time at The Eastman Dental Hospital, The Royal London Hospital, Community Dental posts and Private General Practices around London, treating patient referrals from other dentists.
Kunal has a keen interest in providing a patient-centred approach to his dentistry and recognises the importance in being able to talk to his patients and make them feel at ease.
Outside of work, he values the importance of keeping fit, and enjoys playing cricket, football and is a keen skier.
ASSOCIATE DENTIST DDS (GREECE) , MSC IMPL DEN (WARWICK)
GDC NO. 84902
Dimitris 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 joined Quality Dental Care and in 2015 he started working in Smile Studio in Shoreham.
Dimitris 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, he started a four year course and in 2013 he 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. Dimitris is 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.
Dimitris 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 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.
Dimitris is also an approved Vocational Dental Practitioner (VDP) Trainer from KSS Deanery. His duty is to teach, supervise and mentor newly qualified dentists during their first year of clinical practice. For this reason, he has completed numerous courses in adult learning/education.
Dimitris always gives the very best he can to every patient, and treatments are carried out in a very relaxed, caring and professional manner.
ASSOCIATE DENTIST BDS (INDIA), IQE (UK), MSC IN AESTHETIC & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY (MAN)
GDC NO. 145835
Hi, I am Ameena and I work as an associate dentist at Shoreham Dental Centre. I have been a dentist for almost 20 years now. I originally studied dentistry in Bangalore, India and decided to advance my dentistry and moved to UK, I then completed my IQE and qualified to be a registered dentist in 2008.
I have done my Masters in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry with Manchester University, allowing me to deliver a platform of advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
High standards and quality is imperative and I focus heavily on minimally invasive & preventative dentistry, these are key factors to my techniques of dentistry producing quality patient care and satisfaction.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends, playing badminton and various outdoor activities.
ASSOCIATE DENTIST BDS (LOND)
GDC NO. 244435
Justin qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College London in 2013 and has worked in practice and hospitals along the South Coast since. These include practices in Rustington and work in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Brighton’s Royal Sussex County Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital dealing with dental and facial trauma and complex extractions.
He has just finished his Masters Degree in Primary Dental Care with the University of Kent and is in the process of his dental exams for entry into the Royal College of Surgeons’ Faculty of Dental Surgery.
Justin enjoys crown work and oral surgery delivered in a gentle manner for nervous patients.
Outside dentistry, Justin enjoys sports, mainly rugby, as well as travelling and cooking.
ASSOCIATE DENTIST BDS (LOND), BSC HONS (LOND)
GDC NO. 194365
Krishma qualified from Barts and the London school of Medicine and Dentistry in 2005. She completed her vocational training year in Essex. She then took a leap across the pond over to Australia to work as a dentist in the private sector to further enhance her skills.
Krishma then returned to her hometown and patients back in Essex and continued to work there until 2015 when she got married and moved to Shoreham Dental Practice.
Krishma is keen to study further in some of the more complex areas of dentistry, to be able to offer even more options to her patients.
In the dental world Krishma is a firm believer that ‘Prevention is better than cure!’
Outside of dentistry Krishma’s interests include travel abroad, interior design and of course spending a beautiful sunny day on a golf course!
David Rowan Thornett
ASSOCIATE DENTIST BDS (LOND), LDS RCS (ENG)
GDC NO. 58738
DENTAL HYGIENIST / THERAPIST
GDC NO. 258023
Brighton born and bred, I studied for 3 years at the University of Birmingham graduating with a BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy in July 2015. I have been working in the smile studio as a Dental Hygienist since then. I mainly provide scale and polishes for all patients with Root Surface Debridement and Local Anaesthetic for patients with Gum Disease.
I am also a qualified Dental Therapist with the ability to carry out adult fillings and Paediatric Dentistry. Job satisfaction is the main perk of my career, I get fulfilment from improving patients' understanding of the causes, prevention and treatment of Gum Disease. I particularly enjoy giving oral hygiene advice and devising tooth brushing and flossing techniques tailored specifically to each individual.
I my spare time I like going to the gym and catching up with friends.
DENTAL HYGIENIST Dip Dent Hygiene (Cardiff)
GDC NO. 256677
DENTAL HYGIENIST / THERAPIST Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Leeds
GDC NO. 231362
OPERATIONS MANAGER & BRANCH CQC REGISTERED MANAGER
Hi, I’m Craig , I am the Operations Manager for Quality Dental Group, I predominantly deal with the operational aspect of the four practices within the group, and although I could be at any one of these locations I always maintain a close and accessible relationship with everyone across the group. I ensure that all practices conform to a minimum set of standards with the aim to provide high quality dental services to everyone.
I have been working directly within the health care industry for just over 5 years, prior to this I worked within the IT industry where in 2006 I was part of a small division heading the launch of a nationwide venture to roll out IT Consumer services within the UK, following the success of this I then became Regional Technical Trainer responsible for the training of both new and existing IT Field Engineers in both Technical knowledge and customer service skills. In 2009 the massive success of the IT Consumer Service and ever expanding services, the need for improved structure became apparent, I then became Regional Implementation Trainer, where between myself and an implementation and development team we developed and deployed a range of new and improved services, operational improvements and customer values on a national scale including training new and existing technicians.
Once completed I felt the need to seek a new and changeling role. Having already had some experience within health care (Mainly ICT) I knew this industry would provide the challenges and a wealth of knowledge that I was seeking, which brings me to where I am today.
At present I am studying for my Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner and my goal is to become a Fellow (FMCI) Member within the next 5 years.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, track days, racing and karting and Golf. I am a passionate follower of Formula 1 and enjoy Rugby.
GDC NO. 140553
Hi I am Zoe; I joined Quality Dental in 2015 as Practice Manager at quality dentals sister practice in Worthing, since November 2016 I have taken on the role as Practice manager here at Shoreham and spilt my time between both practices.
Having previously managed the Emergency Dental Service when it was based at Worthing Hospital.
I have been a Dental Nurse for 22 years, qualifying in 1997.
Over the years I have attended various courses including Dental Implants, Cerec crown design & making and impression taking. I really enjoy Dental Nursing it is an interesting and ever changing job with new procedures and materials almost every year.
Outside of work I enjoy amateur Dramatics and Obstacle course Races, which tends to keep me busy most weekends.
DENTAL NURSE (DCP)
GDC NO. 187354
Michelle started working with us back in August 2006 where it all started for her as a dental nurse, having been a hairdresser for many years before, Michelle has now been with us for 10 years and feels her best quality with in being a dental nurse is being able to care for the patient and being able to put the patients at ease while having dental treatment done Michelle studied dental nursing at Northbrook collage back in 2006.
As most of our patients know Michelle is now married and has her own house where at the moment she is doing a lot of DIY , (well trying to ) to make her house a nice long time home , Michelle also likes going on long cruise holidays over to the USA when she can .
Michelle is looking forward to many more years dental nursing in which she loves!
NURSE DENTAL NURSE (DCP) LEVEL 3 QCF DILOMA IN DENTAL NURSING (2013)
GDC NO. 245821
I'm Nikki, I moved from South Wales when I was 21. I did my Diploma in Dental Nursing at Northbrook college and became registered in 2013.
Since then I have studied with the British Dental Association Education in Dental Radiography and qualified in 2014.
I then went on to do a course in Impression taking with Delta Dental Education and passed beginning of 2016.
I have also studied in Kings College for one year and have now passed my Orthodontic Dental Nursing.
In my spare time I like to enter running events and raise money for charity. So far I have done the a lot of 10k races, a marathon and half marathon. I really enjoy the atmosphere of all the supporters.
DENTAL NURSE (DCP)
GDC NO. 268706
I joined the practice in February 2013, I studied the level 3 dental nursing diploma at Central Sussex College and having recently passed my level 3 diploma in dental nursing I am now waiting for my certificate to apply for my GDC registration.
I am now looking forward to being able to expand my daily responsibilities and knowledge as a fully qualified dental care professional.
I work alongside the principle dentist Dr Rajan Sethi and the Endodontist Dr Kunal Patel.
I’m very hard working and enthusiastic about dental nursing. I love meeting new people and gaining rapport with my patients, I also enjoy being given daily challenges to deal with. I have gained many skills during my time at Shoreham. Once I get my GDC certificate I will be doing many more courses to greater my knowledge and to gain more qualifications in dentistry.
In my spare time I enjoy being social by seeing friends, going out for days with my friends and family. I love travelling and seeing different parts of the world as I enjoy learning the cultures and history of those countries.
DENTAL NURSE (DCP)
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 nine years’ experience in IV sedation, 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
TRAINEE DENTAL NURSE
I’m Lucy; I am currently a trainee dental nurse at shoreham and I am in training and studying the Nationals Dental Nursing Course at Northbrook College.
I have been a part of the team here since April 2013 and I am hoping to complete my qualification by July 2017 becoming a fully qualified Dental Care Professional. I really love being part of the dental team here at Shoreham.
As well as having a great relationship with the team during the last two years, I have also had the pleasure in establishing a very good relationship with our patients.
In my spare time I love spending time with my family and going out with friends.
Hi, I’m Amanda, I have been a receptionist here at Shoreham Dental Centre for since 2007, I am your first point of contact along with my colleagues Linda and Amy. I am here to ensure you get a warm welcome and to answer any of your questions or queries and finalise any appointments and bookings. My goal is to ensure that yours visits are stress free and run as smoothly as possible.
Prior to working here I have been involved within dentistry for 29+ years. From the age of 16 years as a nurse until I left to have my family at 23, for the next 6 years I was raising my family and trained as a qualified Nurse and Teaching Assistant at my childrens school. In my early thirties I went back into Dental Nursing but due to back problems I chose to work in reception and have done so for the last 17 years
I will always try to do my best to make your visit as pleasant as possible.
Hi, I'm Amy, I've been working as a receptionist at Shoreham Dental Care since October 2015. Prior to joining the practice, I spent 3 years working in mental health where I achieved my Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care.
I also spent one year as a Special Constable for Sussex Police, which enabled me to gain an immense amount of experience and techniques regarding working with the general public.
I have a genuine empathy for others and understand that a visit to a dental surgery can be a stressful experience for some; therefore it is an important part of my role to be as helpful and supportive as possible, offering a warm welcome and aiming to provide a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
My hobbies include socialising, reading, going to concerts, watching films, shopping and camping (Bear Grylls Style).
Hi, I’m Linda, I originally worked in administration at the local hospital, I then decided to move into dentistry in 2005 as a nurse. I started work at the Smile studio in 2007 and since then I work on both Shoreham Dental Centre & Shoreham Smile Studio Reception.
I am here to give you a very warm welcome and to re-assure any nervous patients. As the first point of contact I pride myself in always doing my best to make your visit as pleasant as possible. I will endeavour to help you with any concerns and worries.
In my spare time I like keeping fit, cooking, travel, rugby and Formula 1 and spending time with my grandchildren.