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. Michail Vakalis
SPECIAL INTEREST IN ENDODONTICS DipDS Thessaloniki 2010
GDC NO. 217880
Michail is passionate with his work and has participated in numerous post graduate courses in order to keep his skills and knowledge to the highest possible standards.
In 2017 he was awarded a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Clinical and Surgical Microendodontics, apprenticed to the famous Endodontist Dr. Elio Berruti. His interest in restorative and aesthetics started with his Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Aesthetic Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute of the University College of London (UCL) and still continues with his recent Master’s Degree in Restorative and Aesthetics from the Dental School of Turin (2019).
The challenge of giving new, beautiful smiles to his patients, with smile design techniques, prosthetic options such as Veneers, aesthetic Crowns or orthodontic solutions like Invisalign, is what he loves to do most.
Michail is an approved Mentor for the Health Education England Kent, Surrey and Sussex, sharing his vast experience in dental treatment and supervising new dentists during their first steps in the National Health System.
In his free time, Michail loves travelling, photography and cooking for his friends.
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. 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. 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.
Dr. Billie West
BDS University of Plymouth 2019
GDC NO. 283716
Billie acquired her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Plymouth. With clinical experience in both NHS and private practices throughout Sussex she places considerable emphasis on delivering patient focused care to ensure her patients’ best interests come first.
With a strong interest in aesthetic and restorative dentistry Billie prides herself on providing effective treatments and, in particular, practicing minimally invasive dentistry.
She believes strongly in effective communication and patient education. This is achieved by explaining how her patients’ oral health can best be improved or maintained. Once a personal treatment plan is agreed she works to achieve the best possible outcome for each patient.
Billie has a caring, calm and gentle approach which helps to put her patients at ease.
Dr. Aroa Castro Carrasco
Lic Odont Madrid 2009
GDC NO. 219574
Aroa is from Galicia, Spain and qualified from the University of Madrid in 2009. She moved to the North of UK in 2012 before relocating to Brighton in 2013.
Since graduating she has attended many courses and postgraduates. These courses include a two year course of fixed Orthodontic and a year postgraduate in Paediatric Dentistry. She is a certified provider of Invisalign Go, Six Months Smile and Inman Aligner.
She is committed to continued learning and development of her clinical skills. Currently she is attending an endodontic course and to a postgraduate level 7 of restorative dentistry.
Aroa enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. She finds it particularly rewarding to help nervous patients through their treatment journey and enjoys treating children too. Her aim is to provide an excellent standard of dental health care to all of our patients;providing treatment in a caring and relaxed manner making it as comfortable for you as possible.
She believes that listening and establishing an understanding of what her patients want to achieve is hugely important and the beginning of a great partnership. This, alongside focusing on preventing disease and continually providing the best clinical skill when needed ensure she is the best dentist she can be.
In her spare time she enjoys travelling and socialising with friends. She loves to dance, trekking and kitesurfing. She likes painting and DIY projects.
Dr. Kevin Diba
Kevin moved to Czech Republic to study dentistry on an international programme at the First Faculty of Charles University in Prague. He has had the opportunity to train alongside an international community of dentists. Upon his graduation in the year 2018, he decided to move back to England and for a year he worked as a locum dentist in Greater London before he moved down to work in West Sussex. Kevin is greatly devoted to his career and every day strives to provide quality care for his patients. Good ethics in order to establish mutual understanding between patient and dentist is of great importance to Kevin; he will be there for you to hear out your concerns and expectations and provide personalised care.
Kevin maintains an up to date knowledge of advancements in dentistry through attending continuing professional development courses. Hence you can be rest assured that you will be recommended the latest treatment options.
In his spare time Kevin enjoys travelling and being in the nature. Kevin is a very open minded person and he is appreciative of all kinds of different personalities
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 / 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.
National Certificate NEBDN 1999, ILM level 4 Leadership and management
GDC NO. 148999
Hayley has just recently joined Quality Dental Group as our Treatment Coordinator, she gained her dental nursing qualification at Chichester college in 1999. Since then she has gained qualifications in radiography and sedation.
Hayley started working as a Dental practice manager in 2004-2007. In 2007 she took a sabbatical from dentistry. She qualified as a Beauty and Holistic therapist in this time and worked as an in-flight beauty therapist for Virgin Atlantic.
In 2009 she went back into Dental practice management running both NHS and private practices. Hayley has experience in general practice and Orthodontics and has a passion for dental compliance and people management.
Outside the practice, Hayley is busy raising her toddler son. She loves spending quality time with her partner and family. If she has spare time she enjoys running, competing in marathons, going to the gym, and listening/ dancing to music.
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 National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2020
GDC NO. 292460
Madeleine joined Quality Dental in May 2019 working as a trainee dental nurse. She passed her dental nursing exam in 2020, she has also qualified to become a trainee for Dental Nurses & recently taken her Impression taking course.
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.
Lauren joined quality dental in December 2020 as a trainee dental nurse partaking in the Harriet&Ellis NEBDN national diploma in dental nursing.
Newly qualified in June 2021, Lauren has now become a registered nurse with the general dental council.
She has worked alongside dentists with varying specialities, gaining experience in: restorative dentistry; endodontics & implantology as well as general dentistry.
Having previously worked within the beauty industry, Lauren has a special interest in developing her experience in facial aesthetics and is hoping to complete a course in 2022 to become an aesthetics practitioner.
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.
Receptionist / Qualified Dental Nurse
Scarlett joined Quality Dental Shoreham in June 2021, one of our newest members of our team.
She started off as a trainee dental nurse in November 2017 and she then qualified in December 2020.
Scarlett enjoys all aspects of dental nursing and especially working alongside the orthodontist.
Her time here at Quality Dental is split between dental nursing and reception.
Outside of work Scarlett likes going on holidays with her friends, and shopping.
Yasmin has been with quality dental since March 2021 and is our newest member to the team.
She has always worked in customer service roles and loves engaging with new people. Interestingly, Yasmin worked as a fully qualified security officer at Gatwick Airport where she passed her NXCT.
In her spare time Yasmin enjoys going to festivals with her friends and travelling. In the future Yasmin would love to island hop around the Greek islands.
Carly started at Quality Dental Shoreham in May 2021 as a trainee dental nurse. She is currently studying full time whilst working at the practice and hopes to be qualified as a GDC registered dental nurse by summer 2022. Carly also has a strong interest in teeth whitening and hopes to attend further training regarding Enlighten whitening once qualified as a dental nurse.
Prior to studying dental nursing, Carly lived in Spain for over 10 years where she worked in hospitality management.
In her spare time Carly enjoys seeing her friends and taking long walks with her dog.
Ruby recently joined the practice in September 2021, working as a trainee dental nurse. She is currently enrolled on a course with Embrace Dental and is due to qualify in 2023 and receive her NEBDN diploma in dental nursing.
After working in care and maternity, Ruby decided she wanted to see more of the world and travel. She spent time in Africa, Europe and south east Asia. She loved experiencing different cultures and meeting new people.
She looks forward to working with different dentists to build up her skills at the practice to become a qualified dental nurse.
In her free time, Ruby enjoys socialising and going on dog walks.