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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  • Victoria Clark
    Practice Manager

    I have worked in the Dental Industry for over 13 years and have been here at the Dental Health Spa since Feb 2019, having previously managed 2 other Dental Clinics in the Brighton area and before this worked for Virgin Atlantic for 10 years. My main focus as Manager is to ensure that our team…

    I have worked in the Dental Industry for over 13 years and have been here at the Dental Health Spa since Feb 2019, having previously managed 2 other Dental Clinics in the Brighton area and before this worked for Virgin Atlantic for 10 years. My main focus as Manager is to ensure that our team is well led to ensure we provide the very best  Dental Care and every patient is cared for and respected. I enjoy the great feedback we receive from our patients and creating a smooth patient journey. I pride myself on leading a great team and am always looking to improve our practice with new ideas and the latest equipment and technology. Originally from Yorkshire I have lived in the South for over 20 Years, I am married with 3 children and enjoy a healthy lifestyle, travelling, running and sea swimming.

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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

    Graduated in The Netherlands with a masters of Dentistry. Nick has a keen interest in international dentistry, he enjoys using the lasts techniques in modern dentistry and using the most gentle methods when treating patients. Nick has a passion for prosthetic work, composite rebuilds. Erosion and abrasion cases welcome too. He is now treating patients…

    Graduated in The Netherlands with a masters of Dentistry.

    Nick has a keen interest in international dentistry, he enjoys using the lasts techniques in modern dentistry and using the most gentle methods when treating patients. Nick has a passion for prosthetic work, composite rebuilds. Erosion and abrasion cases welcome too. He is now treating patients with Invisalign too. His caring nature and laid back personality are sure to put even the most nervous patient at ease.

    Nick enjoys and outdoors lifestyle making the most of living by the sea he enjoys sailing, paddle boarding, driving the Jag and going out for dinner and his 3 girls.

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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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  • Sindy Steinberga
    Dental Nurse and Receptionist

    I started at Dental Health Spa back in 2013 and gained my NEBDN Dental Nursing qualification with the support of my colleagues. I’ve enjoyed working as a dental nurse for few years, now I’m enjoying reception and admin duties. Seeing people happy after their appointments makes me happy. Sindy is currently on Maternity leave with…

    I started at Dental Health Spa back in 2013 and gained my NEBDN Dental Nursing qualification with the support of my colleagues. I’ve enjoyed working as a dental nurse for few years, now I’m enjoying reception and admin duties. Seeing people happy after their appointments makes me happy.
    Sindy is currently on Maternity leave with her 2 child and enjoying some family time, we are looking forward to having her back soon!

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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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  • Claire Crocker
    Dental Hygienist GDC

    Like Christina I was ‘Hygienist Of The Year’ but in 2002 – she has 10 years on me! I qualified 25 years ago from the Royal Army Dental Corps. I am still passionate, probably more so, about the world of dental hygiene. I enjoy helping. When I’m not working I enjoy keeping fit by various…

    Like Christina I was ‘Hygienist Of The Year’ but in 2002 – she has 10 years on me! I qualified 25 years ago from the Royal Army Dental Corps. I am still passionate, probably more so, about the world of dental hygiene. I enjoy helping. When I’m not working I enjoy keeping fit by various means, military fitness, walking, cycling, running and since working in Brighton swimming in the sea. All seasons!!

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  • Kitija Jaksta- ‘Kitty’
    Dental Nurse and Receptionist

    I’m Kitty I am a Dental Nurse and work on Reception too. I enjoy nursing and taking care of our patients by making them feel less anxious and as comfortable as possible in dental environment.  I make sure that our surgeries are running smoothly and like to be organised. I have worked here at the…

    I’m Kitty I am a Dental Nurse and work on Reception too. I enjoy nursing and taking care of our patients by making them feel less anxious and as comfortable as possible in dental environment.  I make sure that our surgeries are running smoothly and like to be organised. I have worked here at the Dental Health Spa for more than 4 years and previously was a Hotel Assistant Manager in Brighton. In my spare time I love to travel and enjoy being active by going to cross-fit and testing my limits. I love to read and a good book is what relaxes me the most.

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  • Hannah Grevatt
    Trainee Dental Nurse

    I really enjoy being part of the Dental Health Spa team I have worked here for 3 years and love my role as a Dental Nurse; I have almost qualified and enjoy the new challenges everyday brings. I like working in Surgery and helping on Reception, ensuring that our patients are happy. In my spare…

    I really enjoy being part of the Dental Health Spa team I have worked here for 3 years and love my role as a Dental Nurse; I have almost qualified and enjoy the new challenges everyday brings. I like working in Surgery and helping on Reception, ensuring that our patients are happy. In my spare time I like to go to the gym, I also have a passion for interior design and beauty.

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  • Emma Watts
    Trainee Dental Nurse

    I have been a trainee dental nurse for one year, before this I worked in childcare and gained a degree in early education. I’m really enjoying the challenges of my new role and am looking forward to progressing to treatment  co-ordinator at some point but for now am focusing on passing my exams next year.

    I have been a trainee dental nurse for one year, before this I worked in childcare and gained a degree in early education. I’m really enjoying the challenges of my new role and am looking forward to progressing to treatment  co-ordinator at some point but for now am focusing on passing my exams next year.

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  • Xsara Shepherd
    Trainee Dental Nurse

    I am a trainee dental nurse that has always had an interest working in dentistry. Before this, I went to college where I studied psychology, and health and social care. I am always up for new challenges and enjoy learning new skills. I like assisting with complex dental treatments and ensure a calm environment for…

    I am a trainee dental nurse that has always had an interest working in dentistry. Before this, I went to college where I studied psychology, and health and social care. I am always up for new challenges and enjoy learning new skills. I like assisting with complex dental treatments and ensure a calm environment for our patients. Hopefully in the future I will progress into dental hygiene.

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  • Steven Scannell
    Hygienist

    Steven qualified as a Dental Hygienist form the University of Essex and Joined the Practice in 2019. Previous to becoming a hygienist Steven worked as a qualified dental nurse for 10 years, Nursing the at Dental Health Spa on some Saturdays. Steven will soon be able to offer Tooth whitening for his patients along side…

    Steven qualified as a Dental Hygienist form the University of Essex and Joined the Practice in 2019. Previous to becoming a hygienist Steven worked as a qualified dental nurse for 10 years, Nursing the at Dental Health Spa on some Saturdays. Steven will soon be able to offer Tooth whitening for his patients along side his Guided Biofilm therapy and periodontal treatments. Outside of work Steven enjoys travelling going to the gym and Kickboxing.

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  • Laura Shaw
    Receptionist

    Laura has a wealth of experience in Dentistry having previously worked as a Dental Nurse, Manager and Receptionist, she enjoys providing a great customer service and patient experience.  She has moved to Brighton from London and is enjoying all that Brighton has to offer with long walks on the Downs and visiting our wonderful coastline….

    Laura has a wealth of experience in Dentistry having previously worked as a Dental Nurse, Manager and Receptionist, she enjoys providing a great customer service and patient experience.  She has moved to Brighton from London and is enjoying all that Brighton has to offer with long walks on the Downs and visiting our wonderful coastline. She has one son who is currently studying at Oxford Uni.  In her spare time Laura enjoys writing non fiction and also enjoys dancing.

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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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  • 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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