WORTHING

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.

Principal Dentists
Rajan Sethi

Rajan Sethi

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.

Jatan Patel

Jatan Patel

PRINCIPAL DENTIST BDS HONS (LOND) MFDS RCSED PG CERT IMPLANTS (WARWICK) MCLINDENT IMPLANTS (LOND)

GDC NO. 85802

I qualified from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2005 with an honours degree and numerous awards including best dentist of year 2005. Since then I have completed a year long aesthetic and restorative dentistry training programme as well as achieving membership to The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

My skills lie with implant and aesthetic dentistry. I have worked in a busy NHS practice in London for six years and am a principle in a private practice in North London too. I am a gold level invisalign provider and also perform facial rejuvenation procedures. I enjoy treating anxious and nervous patients using my own techniques with the occasional aid of sedation.

Associate Dentists
Dimitrios Soultos

Dimitrios Soultos

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.

Thomai Siamouli

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.

Vasileios Grappas

Vasileios Grappas

DDS

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.

Dentist with specialist interest - Endodontics
Nikoletta Kafantari

Nikoletta Kafantari

DDS (GREECE) MSC ENDODONTICS (EASTMAN)

GDC NO. 180602

Nikoletta Kafantari was selected in the MSc programme of Endodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute University London in 2010, where she passed with distinction.

Nikoletta has gained clinical experience in the past in Private practices both in Greece and in UK and has participated in research programmes regarding new advances in Endodontics in Universities in both countries. Her specific interest has been the identification of the factors associated with weakening of teeth as a result of endodontic treatment.

Presently, Nikoletta is based in Shoreham-by-sea and is working as an Endodontist in private practices in Shoreham-by-sea, Worthing and East Grinstead.

Nikoletta has gained the required experience to analyse endodontic problems, discuss available options and select the appropriate treatment for each patient. She can systematically plan the management of an endodontic problem and has the clinical and surgical skills to execute it with a high degree of competence.

In her spare time she enjoys cycling and playing badminton with her husband.

Dental Hygienists
Anna Wood

Anna Wood

DENTAL HYGIENIST / THERAPIST BSC IN ORAL HEALTH SCIENCE (UK)

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.

Lisa Grigg

Lisa Grigg

DENTAL HYGIENIST

GDC NO. 4212

I qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 1992 at Eastman Dental Hospital; I have worked in a variety of dental practices over the years and joined Quality Dental in 2008.

I am an active member of the British Society of Hygienist and Therapists and I am update to date with all the latest techniques in providing high quality oral care and advice.

Business and Operations Manager
Craig Herriott

Craig Herriott

GROUP OPERATIONS 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.

Practice Manager
Zoe Green

Zoe Green

PRACTICE MANAGER

GDC NO. 140553

I joined the practice in 2015 as Practice Manager, 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 Nurses
Michelle Algar

Michelle Algar

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 !

Penelope Plumb

Penelope Plumb

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.

Anne Hartfield

Anne Hartfield

TRAINEE DENTAL NURSE

I have been a dental nurse for 24 years. I passed the National Certificate Exam for Dental Nurses in 1997. I am experienced in all aspects of General Dentistry and regularly attend courses to keep my knowledge up to date.

I have worked at Quality Dental Care since 2008 and also work for the Worthing Emergency Dental Service.

Csilla Rostasove

Csilla Rostasove

DENTAL NURSE

I have been a dental nurse for 3 years, I qualified a year ago and I work full time at this practice.

Two days a week I work with the in-house Endodontist which I find really interesting and enjoy.

In my spare time I enjoy running and going to the gym.

Saffron Mead

Saffron Mead

DENTAL NURSE

I have been a dental nurse for 3 years, I qualified in 2015 and I work full time at this practice.

Two days a week I work with the in-house Endodontist which I find really interesting and enjoy.

In my spare time I enjoy running and going to the gym.

Receptionists
Helen Clement

Helen Clement

RECEPTIONIST

Helen started working at Quality Dental Care upon it's opening in 2004. She has extensive reception experience having worked in dental surgeries in the local area for the last 10 years.

Debbie Goode

Debbie Goode

RECEPTIONIST

Debbie joined the practice in 2006. Before this, she worked at a practice in Rustington:- both as a receptionist and a chair side assistant.