Meet The Team


Ioannis Tsiaousis MUDr. MSc (Aesthetic) 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 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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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.


Katie Pankhurst


Business Development Manager

From her early years in dentistry and after just 3 months of being at the front desk , Katie got offered the opportunity to manage a 5 surgery dental practice where her career in management began, 17 years ago. Katie embraced the opportunity at a very young age and used her proactive and positive can do attitude to excel in the role ,which later led to various roles within the dentistry field. Being a keen learner, Katie gained a wealth of knowledge and experience from performing various roles within business management, business development and dental compliance. Aside of being a qualified dental nurse, Katie particularly enjoys business development. From being a keen football player in her younger years and bagging a position for professional teams, Chelsea and Crystal Palace, Katie is a real team player that has a great way of encouraging and supporting her team in gaining excellent results. Katie’s competitive nature and high motivation has driven the success in her career to date. Katie’s role with Burgate Dental Practice and Implant Centre is to assist the smooth running of the practice and to develop the business, ensuring the highest of standards are met in the patient experience. When not at work, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, where she is often kept busy with being a mother to twins. You will often find her standing at the side of a football pitch supporting her children, shopping or enjoying scenic walks. 

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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.


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.


 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. 


 Danielle Oliver

Danielle is the latest addition to the team, her role at the practice is reception; greeting patients and administration at the front desk. Danielle enjoys learning new skills and her aim is to gain further knowledge and skills in dentistry. In her spare time enjoys dog walks and spending quality time with her friends and family.