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Dentists

dr-AnjaliDr Anjali Patel BDS (londs) 2006 MJDF RCS (UK) 2011
Practice Principal
GDC Registration: 104010
“I decided to set up my own practice because I wanted to offer great quality dentistry without any compromises. I love my job and my patients, and always strive to give them the best that I can. The team and my patients are like family, and make it a pleasure to come to work. The nicest part of my job is being able to help people (especially nervous ones!), whether it is to relieve pain or rebuild your smile, or rebuild your faith in dentists! In my spare time, when my 3 year old son Rohan isn’t keeping me busy, I love spending time with friends and family, and am a keen runner/gym goer!”

dr-katieDr Katie Chapman BDS (hons) Cardiff 2013 MFDS 2016
GDC Registration:244726
“Although Eastbourne born and bred, I graduated from Cardiff University with a First Class Honours Degree and have now obtained a Masters degree with distinction in Primary Dental Care. My few years at Lushington Road Dental Surgery have flown by and I have been very lucky to have such a lovely bunch of patients, as well as a newly refurbished top end surgery! In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit at the gym and walking in the lovely Sussex countryside with my gorgeous pug.”

lindsayDr Lindsay Ford BChD Leeds 2007 MJDF 2010
GDC Registration:114137

Lindsay has been with us since September 2017 and has been a huge hit with both staff and patients.
“Originally from Newcastle, after qualifying I had a year travelling and working in Queensland, Australia. I have been in Sussex ever since, working in both NHS and Private Dental Practices. Having successfully undertaken postgraduate training to achieve my Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, I have also achieved my Sedation qualification and I am able to restore Implants, as well as offering anti-wrinkle treatments, including Botox® and Dermal fillers. Having my own young family in Eastbourne means I am very family-focussed, and I love treating children, as well as treating the elderly and anxious patients, providing a calm, confident and reassuring approach to dental care.
In my free time, I love spending time with my family and enjoy keeping fit, having recently completed Eastbourne Half Marathon, ‘Tough Mudder’ and the London Triathlon!”

Dental Technician

dr-AnjaliMr Andy Gibbs CDT 2008

GDC Registration: 107486

“Andy has been a fantastic asset to the practice, taking on most of our denture cases and also our Implant-denture work, and patient’s love his kind and caring manner.
“I hugely enjoy what I do, and feel privileged to do it. I love talking with and listening to patients as we discuss together how we’re going to go about making their new denture. Away from work I enjoy most sports or though nowadays my participation seems to be more and more from the comfort of a sofa.”

Maxillo-Facial Surgeon

j.tigueMr John Tighe MB BS (Hons) 1986 Bristol, BDS (lond) 1995, FDS RCS, FRCS (OMFS)
GDC Registration: 61530

“Mr Tighe is a Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery based at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead appointed in 2002. He is both dentally (U.Brist 1986) and medically (U.Lond 1995) qualified and holds higher fellowships in oral, general and maxillofacial surgery. He can help you with minor Oral Surgery procedures, from difficult Extractions to Implant work. He can also offer nervous p

Periodontist

nataliewoodlockNatalie Woodlock BDS ,MFDS,MSc ,MClinDent ,MRD
GDC Registration: 76558
Natalie first qualified in dentistry from Guys, Kings & St. Thomas’ Dental Institute in 1999. Since then she has gained extensive experience in a variety of settings. These have included general practice, community dentistry, oral surgery, and providing dental care for the staff of Unilever.



In 2001 she was successful in achieving Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons from the Royal College of Surgeons.
Whilst working as a Senior House Officer in Restorative Dentistry, she developed an interest in periodontology.

She completed the four year specialist training programme at King’s College London.

She was successful in gaining a Master of Science in Periodontology, and went on to gain further expertise in the subject achieving the Master of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontics and the Membership in Restorative Dentistry to become a Specialist in Periodontics.
Natalie limits her practice to periodontics.

Natalie is on the Specialist Register of the General Dental Council.

Hygienist

sharon-finchMrs Sharon Finch DHT 2003

GDC Registration:6325
“ I absolutely love my job and particularly enjoy helping nervous patients overcome their fears and start enjoying their visits! I can help you to get your mouth healthy, clean and bright using the latest equipment in a caring and friendly environment. Outside of work I try to keep active and enjoy running and skiing. I also love to travel and enjoy cooking (and eating!)”.
   

Linzi AndersonLinzi Anderson

GDC Registration: 106187
“My Journey into dentistry started back in 1995 when I began my dental nurse training at Eastman Dental Hospital. After I qualified, I stayed on at the Eastman and worked as a dental nurse in the orthodontic department. In 2004 I started the dental hygiene course, qualifying in 2006. Since then, I have worked in a range of practices, both general and specialist. I also completed a locum contract in Plymouth for The Royal Navy which I thoroughly enjoyed.”.

Registered Dental Nurses

kim-maclearyMiss Kimberley McLeary

GDC Registration: 184335
“I qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2009.  In enjoy all areas of my job and find it very rewarding helping patients to feel comfortable and have a pleasant visit.  Outside of work I like to spend a lot of time with my family and friends.  I have recently joined a running club (which Anjali managed to pull me into!).  We have a wonderful team here, which makes coming to work a pleasure!”


Polly-McGraneMiss Polly McGrane RDN 2008

GDC Registration: 120747

“I qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2008. Because I work both in the surgery and on reception, my job is always interesting and varied, and I love the interaction with our lovely patients. Outside of work I enjoy going to the local theatre as well as dabbling in performing too as I am a member of the East Dean Players! I also love getting lost in a good book and spending time with my friends and family.”


Lauren FoxLauren Fox RDN 2019

GDC Registration: 286675

“I have been a fully qualified dental nurse since November 2019, starting out in an orthodontic practice before coming to Lushington Road. In my spare time, I like to cook and love baking. I have also recently taken up running and I am really enjoying the challenge!”

Reception team

Leanne CollenetteLeanne Collenette RDN 2012

GDC Registration: 262753

“I have worked in dentistry since 2011, gaining my dental nursing qualification in 2012. I’ve always been a bit of a Jack of all trades – working behind reception and in surgery, and I enjoy the variety that comes with being able to work both sides. Outside of work, I am very close with my family and friends so spending time with them as often as I can is really important to me. I also love singing (you will probably hear me singing along to the radio at LRDP at some point!) and like to go to gigs and local live music venues as often as I can.”

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