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
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 and became a provider of sedation too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DENTAL NURSE (DCP) National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2017
GDC NO. 272820
Orthodontic Therapist (DCP) Dip Orth Therapy RCS Edin 2017, Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013
GDC NO. 245821
Nikki moved from South Wales when she was 21. She did her Diploma in Dental Nursing at Northbrook college and became registered in 2013.
Since then she has studied with the British Dental Association Education in Dental Radiography and qualified in 2014. She then went on to do a course in Impression taking with Delta Dental Education and passed beginning of 2016.
In 2017 Nikki qualified with Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh to achieve my Diploma in orthodontic therapy.
In her spare time she likes to enter running events and raise money for charity. So far she has done multiple 10k races, a marathon and half marathon and really enjoys the atmosphere of all the supporters.
HEAD DENTAL NURSE (DCP) Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016
GDC NO. 268706
I joined the practice in February 2013, I studied the level 3 dental nursing diploma at Central Sussex College and passed my Dental Nursing exam November 2016.
I work alongside the Endodontist on Mondays and then my work is very varied during the week, I work in the office completing my head nursing duties or you may also find me working on reception or in another surgery. I’m very flexible and adaptable. I love meeting new people and gaining rapport with my patients. I love a new challenge, I have gained many skills during my time at Shoreham.
In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, seeing friends, going out with my friends and family. I love travelling and seeing different parts of the world.
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 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.
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), BSC HONS (LOND)
GDC NO. 194365
I qualified from Barts and the London school of Medicine and Dentistry in 2005. I completed my vocational training year in Essex. I then took a leap across the pond over to Australia to work as a dentist in the private sector to further enhance my skills.
I then returned to my hometown and patients back in Essex and continued to work there until 2015 when she got married and moved to Quality Dental Shoreham-By-Sea.
I am keen to study further in some of the more complex areas of dentistry, to be able to offer even more options to my patients.
In the dental world I am a firm believer that ‘Prevention is better than cure!’
Outside of dentistry my interests include traveling abroad, interior design and of course spending a beautiful sunny day on a golf course!
ASSOCIATE DENTIST DipDS ATHENS 2000
GDC NO. 80911
I qualified in Greece at The University of Athens in 2000 and spent the following two years practicing dentistry in the Greek Air Force and the Prosthodontic Clinic of Dental School at the University of Athens.
In 2002, I decided to move to the UK and for the past sixteen years, I have
worked as a general practitioner in London, Brighton and Shoreham by Sea.
This has given me invaluable experience in a variety of practice environments.
I consider myself to be very approachable and I consider it essential to develop a good, open and friendly working relationship with all my patients aiming always to satisfy their individual dental care needs.
ASSOCIATE DENTIST MDDr BRATISLAVA (SLOVAKIA)
GDC NO. 252565
DENTAL HYGIENIST / THERAPIST Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2018 and 2017
GDC NO. 272733
DENTAL HYGIENIST / THERAPIST Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Leeds
GDC NO. 231362
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.
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.
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 on reception. 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.