WORTHING DENTAL TEAM
At Quality Dental Worthing, 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. Jatan Patel
BDS HONS (LOND) PGCERT DENTAL IMPLANTS (WARWICK) MCLINDENT IMPLANTS (LOND) PGCERT DENTAL EDUCATION (BEDFORDSHIRE)
GDC NO. 85802
Dr Jatan Patel is the joint Principal dentist at the practice. He graduated in 2005 with honours from St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London along with numerous awards including best clinical student of 2005. Soon after graduating he gained membership to the prestigious Royal college of surgeons Edinburgh and completed aesthetic and restorative dentistry training programmes. He has numerous post graduation qualifications including a Masters in Clinical Dentistry for Dental Implants and a Post Graduate Certificate in Dental Education.
Whilst providing general dentistry to the highest standards, his skills lie in implant and aesthetic dentistry. He is a gold level Invisalign provider for the past decade and also performs facial rejuvenation procedures. He is known for his calm and caring approach to all his patients and particular attention to detail.
His spare time is devoted to his young family and socialising with friends.
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. Thomai Siamouli
ASSOCIATE DENTIST BDS (LOND), BSC HONS (LOND)
GDC NO. 85156
I graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki third in my class in 2005. The same year I moved to the UK where I started working as an associate dentist at Hove Family Dental Practice. A year later I joined Findon Dental Care where I stayed for another year. In 2007 I joined Quality Dental Care and have practiced here ever since.
As part of my continuous professional development I obtained a Certificate in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute of the University College of London in 2008. Furthermore, in 2009 I gained a Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry from the same institute.
I enjoy all aspects of dentistry and have a special interest in aesthetics.
Dr. Vasileios Grappas
GDC NO. 240431
I graduated from Kapodistian University of Athens in 2012, I was an associate at my previous dental practice in Brighton and joined Quality Dental Care in 2016. I have attended many courses in restorative and aesthetic dentistry and I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, always providing the best possible care for my patients in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Dr. Gurpreet Sembi
BDS University of Bristol 2016
GDC NO. 264760
Gurpreet qualified from the University of Bristol in 2016, where she was awarded the LE Attenborough award.
Gurpreet then joined and has been practicing in Quality Dental Worthing since 2016. Since graduating she has attended many courses and enjoys all aspects of dentistry.
Currently, She is undertaking an advanced restorative aesthetic course which is an area of dentistry she thoroughly enjoys.
Gurpreet is passionate about dentistry and strives to provide patient care and treatment in a relaxed, friendly and professional manner.
Dr Alex Cruceanu
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).
DENTAL HYGIENIST CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1992
GDC NO. 4212
Lisa qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 1992 at The Eastman Hospital.
As a Hygienist Lisa has worked in mainly private practices in London and West Sussex. Lisa joined Quality Dental Care in 2008. She enjoys being part of the Quality Dental team, providing essential hygiene and maintenance advice to prevent oral health problems. Lisa always has a friendly and caring approach to all her patients.
She is a member of the British Society of dental hygienists and therapists and likes to keep up to date with the latest advice on dental hygiene.
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.
DENTAL HYGIENIST / THERAPIST 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
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 Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 1997
GDC NO. 140553
Zoe joined the practice in 2015 as Practice Manager, Having previously managed the Emergency Dental Service when it was based at Worthing Hospital. She has been a Dental Nurse Since 1993, qualifying in 1997.
Over the years She has attended various courses including Dental Implants, Cerec crown design making and impression taking. She really enjoys Dental Nursing it is an interesting and ever changing job
with new procedures and materials almost every year. Zoe has recently completed the fire Marshall training for the practice and obtained a distinction in Infection Prevention and control.
Outside of work, she enjoys amateur Dramatics and Obstacle course Races, which tends to keep her busy most weekends.
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.
TRAINEE DENTAL NURSE
Chloe started working as a dental nurse at quality dental Worthing in August 2017, She is currently studying for her diploma in dental nursing.
Chloe is always eager to learn new skills and to extend her knowledge of dentistry, she takes every situation as a challenge to improve her skills.
In her time away from the practice she likes to spend her free time with family and friends as well as socialising.
DENTAL NURSE (DCP) Qual- National Certificate NEBDSA 1992
GDC NO. 115184
Penelope has been involved in dentistry for more than 29 years and she completed her qualification as a Dental Surgery Assistant in 1992. She enjoys her career and has gained experience in many different aspects of dentistry. The care and well-being of her patients is her top priority.
She joined Quality Dental Care in Worthing in 2007, and has also worked at the Shoreham practice since January 2015. Mainly as an Implant Nurse. Also Penelope is our Fire Marshall and First Aider.
She enjoys all aspects of NHS and Private dentistry and regularly attends training courses to keep up to date with all the latest advancements.
Penelope has assisted in traditional and cosmetic dentistry and has 15 years of experience in Dental Implants, simple and complex cases. 20 years in Minor Oral Surgery. She also completed a course in sign language.
DENTAL NURSE (DCP) Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 1997
GDC NO. 143388
Anne has been working at Quality Dental Care since 2008 but has been working in Dentistry since leaving school. She passed the National Certificate Exam for Dental Nurses in 1997.
Anne has a wide range of experience in all aspects of General Dentistry and Reception. She regularly attends courses to keep her knowledge up to date, including a Level 2 Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control and Emergency First Aid at Work.
In her time away from the practice she likes to spend it socialising with family and friends, going on holiday and Pilates to keep fit.
DENTAL NURSE (DCP) National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2015
GDC NO. 261620
Saffron started with the quality dental group in 2013 and qualified as a dental nurse in 2015. She enjoys working with a variety of dentists and on reception keeping her skills and knowledge up to date with different training courses.
Her main priority is caring for patients and making them feel comfortable and relaxed.
In Saffron’s spare time she enjoys spending it with friends and family, especially in the sun!
DENTAL NURSE (DCP) National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2015
GDC NO. 261486
Ellie joined Quality Dental Worthing in 2013 as a Dental Nurse. Ellie enjoys her career and getting to know our patients. Ellie has gained experience in many areas of Dentistry and attends various courses to keep her knowledge up to date.
Ellie works at the practice Monday to Thursday and she splits her time between nursing in Surgery and on the reception desk.
In her spare time, Ellie enjoys spending time with her family and friends-ideally in the sun!
Deborah "Debz" Ravera
Trainee Dental Nurse
Dental Nurse (DCP) GDC Verified competency in Dental Nursing
GDC NO. 146666
Ellie joined the reception team here at Worthing in June 2018.
She is currently our newest member of the team.
In my spare time I enjoy being part of a theatre company and spending time with my two children.