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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.”

Practice Manager

Audrey GrillsAudrey Grills

I look forward to welcoming each and every one of you on your next visit to Eastbourne’s premier dentistry. Patient care and relationships are my main priorities and nothing will be too much trouble to make your visits memorable (for the right reasons !)

I love horses, dogs, cats, elephants, turtles – well all animals really ! My car and far away holidays, but not as much as my husband and fabulous children who are my world.

Growing up I was lucky enough to play in England’s under 16 volleyball squad, I know a world class team when I see one, that’s why I chose to work with Anjali here at Lushington Road – so that’s me… but more importantly I want to know about you, so hunt me out when you are next down with us, I’d love to get to know you.

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


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.


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!)”.

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.”

Mollie-LewisMollie Lewis RDN 2016

GDC Registration: 268130

“I joined Lushington Dental Practice 2016 and have loved every minute here! I get to nurse for both Dentists and Hygienist, which keeps me very busy and makes every day interesting! I love nursing because I love being able to make people feel as ease during their visit. During my spare time I like eating out, shopping and spending time with friends and family”

Polly-McGranePamela Lindsay RDN 2001

GDC Registration: 116917

“Originally from Scotland, I have recently moved to Eastbourne and found the people to be very friendly! The team and patients at LRDP have been just as welcoming, and I love the pink uniforms! I love being a nurse as I love meeting people and being able to help them. In my spare time, I love to travel, walk, and swim (especially in the lovely Eastbourne sea!)”

emilyEmily Charlton

GDC Registration: 236969

“I’ve been in dentistry for the past 9 years and gained my dental nursing qualification back in 2011. I was born and raised in Eastbourne and still live here now with my husband, two young daughters, two cats and our puppy! I first came to work here at Lushington Road back in 2015 before taking a break the following year due to the arrival of my youngest daughter. I am really enjoying being back here working in such a lovely practice with a wonderful team!”

Reception team

linda-bonnerMrs Linda Bonner

“I have worked on Reception at the Practice for over 10 years now and still love my job! I love chatting to the patients and making them feel at ease. Work isn’t really like work as we all get on so well and regularly go out together for meals and theatre trips. During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and fishing. I also love a good book and getting into the garden!”

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