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 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 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.
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 DENTIST DDS (GREECE) , MSC IMPL DEN (WARWICK)
GDC NO. 84902
I was born in Athens in 1978 and qualified from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2003. I worked in a maxillofacial dental practice for one year and then worked as a dentist in the Greek Air Force.
In 2005 I moved to Brighton and worked as an Associate dentist at Findon Dental Care. In 2008 I then joined Quality Dental in Worthing and in 2015 started working at Quality Dentals sister practice in Shoreham-By-Sea.
I have and continue to participate in professional development in order to keep my advanced dental skills and knowledge both current and at the highest possible standards. In 2008 I gained a postgraduate certificate (PGCert) in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute of the University College of London (UCL).
The following year, I 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 I travelled to Sao Paulo, Brazil where I attended an intensive practical course in Implant Surgery that was coordinated by Prof. Alexander Salvoni. I am currently an ITI (International Team for Implantology) Member, and he try to keep myself updated with all the latest knowledge in implant dentistry attending congresses nationally and internationally.
I provide a Minor Oral Surgery service to the Surrey and Sussex Area Team, NHS England, for other dental practices in the area.
In addition, I currently hold 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.
I am also an approved Vocational Dental Practitioner (VDP) Trainer from KSS Deanery. As part of this I teach, supervise and mentor newly qualified dentists during their first year of clinical practice. For this reason, I have completed numerous courses in adult learning/education.
I always aim to give the very best I can to every patient, and treatments are carried out in a very relaxed, caring and professional manner.
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.
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.
GDC NO. 264760
ASSOCIATE DENTIST MDDr BRATISLAVA (SLOVAKIA)
GDC NO. 252565
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.
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.
GROUP OPERATIONS MANAGER
Hi, I’m Craig, I am the Operations Manager for Quality Dental Group, I predominantly deal with the operational aspect of all the practices within Quality Dental, 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 due to the massive success of the IT Consumer Service since launching, 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 Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 1997
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.
TRAINEE DENTAL NURSE
I started work as a dental nurse at quality dental care in August 2017, I’m currently studying for my diploma in dental nursing.
I am always eager to learn new skills and to extend my knowledge of dentistry, I take every situation as a challenge to improve my skills.
My time away from the practice I like to spend my free time with family and friends as well as socialising.
DENTAL NURSE (DCP) NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City & Guilds 2008
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 !
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.
DENTAL NURSE (DCP) Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 1997
GDC NO. 143388
I started working at Quality Dental Care in 2008 but I have been a Dental Nurse since leaving school.
I passed the National Certificate Exam for Dental Nurses in 1997.
I have a wide range of experience in all aspects of General Dentistry and Reception, I regularly attend courses to keep my knowledge up to date.
In my spare time I enjoy socialising with family and friends, holidays and Pilates to keep fit.
DENTAL NURSE (DCP) National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2015
GDC NO. 261620
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.
DENTAL NURSE (DCP) National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2015
GDC NO. 261486
I joined Quality Dental Care Worthing in 2013 as a Dental Nurse.
I enjoy my career and have gained experience in many areas of Dentistry and attend various courses to keep my knowledge up to date.
I'm work at the practice Monday to Thursday and i split my time between nursing in Surgery and on the reception desk.
In my spare time i enjoy spending time with my family and friends-ideally in the sun!
Debbie joined the practice in 2006. Before this, she worked at a practice in Rustington:- both as a receptionist and a chair side assistant.
I joined the reception team in June 2018, I am the newest member.
In my spare time I enjoy being part of a theatre company and spending time with my two children.