The Team

  • Christina Chatfield – ‘Chris’
    Hygienist / Clinical Director

    DH&T Hygienist of the Year 2012 Winner “I qualified as a hygienist in Dundee in 1982 and moved to Brighton in 1994 with my three young children. I bring a wealth of experience from my clinical role of nineteen years, drawing from my continued academic learning and my colleagues in the dental industry. I lead…

    DH&T Hygienist of the Year 2012 Winner

    “I qualified as a hygienist in Dundee in 1982 and moved to Brighton in 1994 with my three young children. I bring a wealth of experience from my clinical role of nineteen years, drawing from my continued academic learning and my colleagues in the dental industry. I lead as Clinical Director, Hygienist and ‘learner of all’!”
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    Dental Hygienist GDC registration no. 2615
    Registration date:  07 July 1983
    Qualifications: CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1983- Scotland

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  • Caroline Oram – ‘Carol’
    Commercial Director

    “I am Dental Health Spa’s Commercial Director. I have a background in banking and the law. I look after all commercial aspects of Dental Health Spa’s business.”

    “I am Dental Health Spa’s Commercial Director. I have a background in banking and the law. I look after all commercial aspects of Dental Health Spa’s business.”

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  • Helen White
    Practise Manager Front of House

    Helen joined the Dental Health Spa team in January 2015 after managing Kirriemuir Dental Practice, Scotland for 23 years where she worked with Christina. She comes with a wealth of experience in customer care, administration and accounts. She graduated from the University of Highlands and Islands in 2013 with a diploma in Oral Health &…

    Helen joined the Dental Health Spa team in January 2015 after managing Kirriemuir Dental Practice, Scotland for 23 years where she worked with Christina. She comes with a wealth of experience in customer care, administration and accounts.

    She graduated from the University of Highlands and Islands in 2013 with a diploma in Oral Health & Dental Practice Management.
    After organizing the launch of Christina’s 500 miles walk was given the opportunity to work at Dental Health Spa for a two month sabbatical but has decided to stay in Brighton and work full time at Dental Health Spa.

    She is an essential cog in keeping the practice running smoothly!
    Her people loving attitude and excellent organisation skills makes her a perfect addition to the Team.
    Helen will normally be the first point of contact for patients, dealing with appointment booking, payment and all other admin duties. She will look forward to welcoming you to Dental Health Spa with a smile!

     

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  • Carol Ann Smith – ‘Annie’
    Clinical Lead, Dentist

    Annie graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 2010 before moving to Brighton and Hove to undertake her postgraduate vocational training. Since then she gained experience working in high end private practice in Australia. She is now very pleased to be back in Brighton practicing in the Dental Health Spa. Annie is passionate about dentistry and…

    Annie graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 2010 before moving to Brighton and Hove to undertake her postgraduate vocational training. Since then she gained experience working in high end private practice in Australia. She is now very pleased to be back in Brighton practicing in the Dental Health Spa.

    Annie is passionate about dentistry and has attended many extra-curricular courses in order to sharpen her skills and enable her to provide the best quality of care for her patients. She is very interested in minimally invasive dental treatments, often utilising tooth straightening systems and whitening to provide beautiful smiles for her patients.

    Outside dentistry Annie enjoys a wide range of sporting activities including horse-riding, skiing and sailing.

    Annie (Carol Ann) is registered with the General Dental Council: number 192093.

     

    Dentist GDC registration no. 192093
    Registration Date: 26 June 2010
    Qualifications: BDS Ncle 2010

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  • NICK VAN DER MEULEN
    Dentist

    Patients love him, some even come out of the surgery laughing

    Patients love him, some even come out of the surgery laughing

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  • Jenny Smith
    Dentist

    Dentist with special interest in minor oral surgery

    Dentist with special interest in minor oral surgery

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  • Danny Hosking
    Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist

    BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Therapy

    I qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist at Portsmouth University with first-class honours in 2014. Prior to Portsmouth University, I started my career in dentistry in 2003, doing in various different clinical roles in Dental practices throughout London.

    As a Dental Hygienist/ Therapist I have worked in Portsmouth, the Isle of Man and Leicester before settling down here in Brighton.

    You can view my LinkedIn profile here.

    I enjoy all aspects of my clinical role. In particularly have an interest in treating Periodontal Disease, White fillings and Teeth Whitening. I have completed a number of postgraduate courses within all these areas, alongside other aspects of my role.

    I’m very enthusiastic about my role within the team and believe I’m a key player in preventing disease. I enjoy working with nervous patients and find it rewarding when confidence is restored.

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  • Emma Smith
    Hygienist

    After Emma qualified as a hygienist in Birmingham in 1992 she moved to London where she worked in private preventive and cosmetic practices…….

    After Emma qualified as a hygienist in Birmingham in 1992 she moved to London where she worked in private preventive and cosmetic practices. In 2004 Emma moved to Brighton but still travels to London one day a week to work in a practice she has worked at for thirteen years. Emma’s bubbly and enthusiastic personality puts patients at ease.

    She holds a Diploma in Radiography and carries out tooth whitening procedures alongside her periodontal treatments. Emma was nominated for Hygienist of the year award in 2012 and outside work she is keen on keep fit and nutrition.

     

    Dental Hygienist GDC registration no.4318
    Registration date: 22 Sept 1992

    Qualifications: CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1992

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  • Sindija Steinberga – ‘Sindi’
    Trainee Dental Nurse

    More information on Sindi is coming soon! Trainee Dental Nurse NEDBN National Training Course

    More information on Sindi is coming soon!

    Trainee Dental Nurse
    NEDBN National Training Course

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  • MIKE MACGREGOR
    Dentist Nurse

    Tech wizz, always around to help out, nothing too much trouble

    Tech wizz, always around to help out, nothing too much trouble

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  • Kitija Jaksta- ‘Kitty’
    Trainee Dental Nurse

    More information on Kitty is coming soon!   Trainee Dental Nurse NEDBN National Training Course

    More information on Kitty is coming soon!

     

    Trainee Dental Nurse
    NEDBN National Training Course

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  • HANNAH GREVATT
    Trainee Dental Nurse

    Puts the caring into nursing

    Puts the caring into nursing

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  • Liz Nicoll
    Front of house / Star Administrator

    “I have known Christina for many years and I am excited to see how this pioneering business challenges the dental market. I help to manage the administration side of the business. Dentistry is a new environment to me and I am thoroughly enjoying my time here.”

    “I have known Christina for many years and I am excited to see how this pioneering business challenges the dental market. I help to manage the administration side of the business. Dentistry is a new environment to me and I am thoroughly enjoying my time here.”

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  • Dr David Drysdale
    BDS, MSc, dic, MFDS, RCSEd, PG Dip Conscious Sedation

    Dentist (Conscious Sedation) GDC Registration Number: 153690 Dr David Drysdale graduated in Dentistry from King’s College London in 2008. In 2012 he completed a diploma in sedation and in 2013, he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. Dr Drysdale also has a Masters in Immunology from Imperial College London. David spent…

    Dentist (Conscious Sedation)

    GDC Registration Number: 153690

    Dr David Drysdale graduated in Dentistry from King’s College London in 2008. In 2012 he completed a diploma in sedation and in 2013, he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. Dr Drysdale also has a Masters in Immunology from Imperial College London.

    David spent time working as a Senior House Officer in Maxillofacial Surgery where his interest in hospital dentistry was piqued. He currently works as a Senior Dental Officer at Solent NHS Trust in the South West of England. In his role at Solent NHS Trust, Dr Drysdale works predominantly with paediatric patients. He also works as a Sedationist in several private practices across London and the South Coast of England.

    Recently David was invited to lecture on sedation in Dubai and has published a paper on transcutaneous carbon dioxide monitoring. He is a member of SAAD and DTSG and is on the mentors list for both organisations. David is trained in intravenous, oral and intranasal sedation and is one of the few sedationists in the South East who offers intranasal sedation in dental practice. Intranasal sedation works excellently for patients who are extremely anxious or needle phobic. David is known for being calm and caring. He firmly believes that a visit to the dentist should not be a terrifying experience and is passionate about putting patients at ease during their dental treatment.

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  • Sarah Murray
    Hygienist / Auditor

    “I qualified as a dental hygienist and therapist from the London Hospital Medical College in 1990 where I am now Principal Tutor; I also work at the University of Essex involved with their Foundation Degree dental hygienist programme. I gained my Masters degree in 1997. I am an inspector for the GDC and was awarded…

    “I qualified as a dental hygienist and therapist from the London Hospital Medical College in 1990 where I am now Principal Tutor; I also work at the University of Essex involved with their Foundation Degree dental hygienist programme. I gained my Masters degree in 1997.
    I am an inspector for the GDC and was awarded Hygienist of the Year 2007. My role with Dental Health Spa is ‘behind the scenes’ whereby I am involved in a variety of aspects within the practice. One of the most exciting things is that Christina and I have been awarded a national research award to explore how to change oral health behaviours of patients within the practice, without lecturing or nagging! We don’t want to be seen as ‘the whiplashers of dental floss’. I also run regular audits, such as record keeping, which is essential to ensure high standards are maintained for the safe, effective care of our patients. I support Christina in fulfilling her dreams by mentoring and guiding her wherever possible..”

    Dental Therapist, Dental hygienist GDC registration no. 3002
    Registration date: 16 July 1990
    Qualifications: LHMC Dip Dental Therapy 1996, CEB Dip Dental Hygiene 1996

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