Meet The Team

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Ioannis Tsiaousis MUDr MSc (Aesthetic) MFDS, MCGDent (UK)
 
Principal Dentist
GDC Registration: 110097

Hailing from Northern Greece, Ioannis brings a sunny disposition to all his patients helping them feel instantly at ease. Following graduation in 2002 (UPJS), he worked in the private sector in Greece, before relocating to the UK in 2007. From his early years in clinical practice he developed a passion for aesthetic dentistry and attended several courses to improve his skills and knowledge. In 2011 completed a year post-graduate residency; Certificate in Implantology at Harley Street, London and since then has been attending numerous courses and international conferences in UK and abroad to further develop and improve in Implant Dentistry. Ioannis provides dental implants for the replacement of single missing teeth to multiple, full mouth rehabilitations and makeovers. His passion for aesthetics and smile design was the driving force to a three-year postgraduate Masters' Degree in Aesthetic Dentistry at King’s College, London, completed with Merit in 2018. Following that, he was awarded Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practioners, by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons (MFDS), and the College of General Dentistry; MCGDent(UK). Ioannis is keen on minimally invasive and interdisciplinary dentistry for the aesthetic enhancement of single teeth to complete smile makeovers. He is an accredited provider of adult orthodontics (Invisalign, 6 Month Smiles, ClearCorrect), and has a large portfolio of cases treated with modern short-term orthodontics and minimal aesthetic interventions such as enameloplasty, professional teeth whitening and direct bonding. Ioannis is a member of the BDA (British Dental Association), ITI (International Team for Implantology), Save Face (the national register of Accredited Practitioners providing non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments) and a full member of the College of General Dentistry MCGDent(UK). He is a strong believer of continuous professional development and he spends numerous hours on courses annually to stay up-to-date and incorporate new techniques and digital dental solutions to improve patients’ overall experience at his practice. When not striving to keep his patients happy and healthy, he enjoys socialising, cooking for friends and family, watching and playing football and exploring the beauty of the world travelling with his family.

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Dana A Vosooghi DDS. MSc (Endodontics)
 
Associate Dentist
GDC Registration: 72522

Qualifying from the University of Gothernberg (Odontologen) in 1995, Dana’s career began in general practice in Gothenburg, Sweden. Relocating to the UK in 1997, Dana worked initially as an associate dental practitioner at Boots in Tunbridge Wells, before establishing her own dental practice in Ashford, Kent. Whilst running her busy practice, Dana completed specialist qualifications in Endodontics and Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry from UCL Eastman Dental Institute. Dana takes an active interest in new technologies and materials - her passion for innovation in dentistry spurring her on to take continuous professional courses in Orthodontics, Periodontology and Laser and Aesthetic Dentistry. She is a certified provider of adult orthodontics; Inman Aligner and Invisalign. Her most recent achievement is a Master's Degree in Endodontics from Warwick University. As a result Dana accepts referrals from other dentists for advanced and complex root canal therapies, using the latest materials and methods in endodontics, with superior results under microscope and magnification. When not busy honing her skills, Dana enjoys a good book, swimming and nice long walks.

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Zeyneb Al-Shebib Lic. Odonto MSc (Orthodontics)

Associate Dentist
GDC Registration: 82773

Zeyneb is a general dentist with a special interest in Orthodontics; graduated in 2003 from University of Murcia in Spain. She has over 10 years experience in orthodontic treatments, both removable aligners (Invisalign) and fixed braces, for adults and children. Her aim is excellence in the provision of the treatment in a comfortable and  professional way. 

Zeyneb believes that a beautiful and charming smile will lighten up any room and states: “ It is fascinating to see how minimally invasive aesthetic improvements can affect health, energy, self-esteem and appearance.“

She enjoys embarking on this special journey with treatments individually tailored to each one of her patients.

Zeyneb is keeping up to date in the field of Orthodontics by taking part in professional development courses as well as national and international conferences. 

In her free time; enjoys reading, spending time with her family and travelling to exotic beaches.

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Dany Abdulahad BDS.

Associate Dentist
GDC Registration: 281893

Dany has relocated to the UK following graduation from the University of Aleppo in Syria (2014), has completed his overseas examination (Statutory Exam) and registered as a dentist in the UK.

He believes in continuous professional development and he is ever so ambitious in gaining further education and improve his skills in dentistry; to achieve that he attends several courses, training programmes and seminars every year.

Dany is passionate about providing high quality clinical care, from regular dental services; check-ups, fillings, fixed and removable restorations to more aesthetic including; composite bonding, teeth whitening and veneers. He is also an accredited provider of clear aligners including; Invisalign and Reveal.

Dany's calm and friendly attitude is very helpful to patients with anxiety towards the dentist; from the early days of his career as a dentist has been able to help anxious adult patients, as well as children, overcome their fear of the dentist and dental procedures.

On his spare time; Dany loves spending time with his family and friends, he enjoys playing trumpet and is a huge football fan.

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Alison Jane Castle BSc (Hons) 2020
 
Dental Therapist
GDC Registration: 234286

Ali knew she wanted to forge a career in dentistry ever since completing her school work experience at a dental practice. Starting out as a dental nurse, following the completion of implant nursing and oral health qualifications, Ali furthered her training at the University of Essex, qualifying with Distinction as a Dental Hygienist in 2018 and a Dental Therapist in 2020. A valued member of the team since February 2019, Ali has a particularly affinity with anxious patients, building a wonderful rapport and understanding their anxiety. She helps them to feel comfortable and reassured during treatments.

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Natalia Bardelas Sinclair Dip DH & DTh 2014 

Dental Therapist

GDC Registration: 118082

Lia’s journey in Dentistry started in 2000 as a trainee dental nurse, from there she went on to become a dental practice manager and later ran a team, as an acquisitions and integrations manager, for a large dental corporate nationwide. At this stage she realised she missed patient contact and decided to go to Dental School to become a Hygienist. Lía qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist with awards, from King's College Hospital in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since, has a special interest in exercise, diet and nutrition and it’s link to periodontal health. Outside of work Lía enjoys travelling, investing, sewing and spending time with her family.

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Jane Dixon
 
Practice Manager

Jane's journey in dentistry started in 1997; as a dental nurse and receptionist in Canterbury, she has gained experience in general dentistry and orthodontics before moving into a practice manager role in 2008. Jane has brought her long term dental experience to our practice, from the day that she has joined us, is the point of call among team members and she is responsible for the smooth operation of the practice. Jane is committed to continuing education and keeping up to date with changes in dentistry. She continues to progress on her personal development, achieving qualifications in various topics in dentistry; clinical and managerial. Outside of work she's always active and enjoys running, climbing, spending time with her family and attending live music gigs.

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Laura Gawler
 
Qualified Dental Assistant, Practice Support & Compliance Manager
GDC Registration: 285203

Laura's journey in Dentistry started in 2017 as a trainee, two years later following the successful completion of the National Diploma in Dental Nursing, qualified as a Dental Nurse. Laura enjoys dentistry and is keen on learning and acquiring new skills; she has over two years of experience in assisting in implant dentistry and digital impression taking (intra-oral scanning). Working alongside a dentist with a special interest in aesthetic dentistry developed skills in intra and extra - oral dental photography. To be able to share her passion for dentistry and help new trainees she has recently embarked on a course to qualify as a dental assessor. Apart from assisting in the surgery, Laura's role in the practice is compliance and support. In her spare time Laura loves socialising and spending quality time with her family and friends.

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Brooke Abrahams

 

Qualified Dental Assistant - Receptionist

GDC Registration: 257307

Brooke started her career in dentistry as a trainee dental nurse in 2012, following completion of Level 3 Dental Nursing Diploma qualified as a dental assistant in June 2015. Since then apart from general dentistry, Brooke developed skills in setting up and assisting dental implant surgical procedures as well as numerous other aesthetic interventions. Brooke’s role at the practice is support management, administration and front desk. In her spare time; Brooke enjoys socialising with family and friends. She loves travelling and she would do so in any given opportunity.

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Diane Sansom
 
Qualified Dental Assistant
GDC Registration: 125634

Diane has been working in dentistry for 26 years, training in Eastbourne and Brighton has been a member of the Team at Burgate Dental Practice for almost 10 years. She has been involved in many aspects of dentistry, and has gained experience working alongside  an implantologist and maxillo facial surgeon before relocating to the Kent countryside. Diane loves being outdoors, and is a regular sea swimmer. She enjoys cooking and entertaining when not in her walking boots.

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 Bethanie Rye
 
Trainee Dental Assistant

Bethanie is currently studying for the national diploma in dental nursing to qualify as a dental nurse. Bethanie has a genuine interest in dentistry,  she enjoys learning new skills and acquire knowledge in dentistry. She loves the daily interaction with patients as well as team members.  In her spare time she enjoys reading and socialising with her friends and family. 

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Emma Rolls

Qualified Dental Assistant
GDC Registration: 290835

Emma is the latest addition to the team. Her dental journey started in 2007 as a trainee. She has attended a training course and qualified as a dental assistant in 2020. Emma has been involved in general dental practice as well as regularly assisting an implant surgeon; in both surgical and restorative phases of implant dentistry. She loves acquiring new skills and knowledge and is keen in developing in dentistry. Away from work she loves socialising and spending quality time with her daughter Myia, and her family.