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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 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!”

GeorginaDr Georgina Pickett BDS (Birmingham) 2013, PgCert Kent 2013
GDC Registration:244908

“I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2013 and have worked as a dentist locally in Sussex for several years. I love providing dental care in a friendly and welcoming environment. Outside of work, I enjoy socialising and spending time on walks with my husband and two children. I am also a certified advanced open water scuba diver!”

Fara AkinleyeFara Akinleye BDS Newcastle University 2015
GDC Registration:258854

Fara joined us in 2023 and has quickly established herself within the practice. Fara graduated from Newcastle University in 2015 and has worked and has worked in Sussex ever since. She has a vast range of experience from her 8 year experience working at the Maxillo-Facial Departments of EDGH, Conquest and Uckfield Hospitals, as well as working in local Private Practice. She enjoys working in all areas of dentistry with particular interest in endodontics and restorative dentistry and has completed further qualifications with Reveal Clear Aligners and Composite Bonding.

In her spare time, Fara is a skilled climber and can often be found either bouldering indoors or conquering the rocks outdoors.

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.”


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!).”

Isobel Sadler-BatesIsobel Sadler-Bates DHDT 2022

GDC Registration: 226083
“I graduated from Teesside University in 2022 with a First Class Honours degree in Dental Hygiene and Therapy. Previous to studying Dental Hygiene and Therapy I have over 12 years of dental nursing experience. I enjoy promoting oral health alongside providing preventative treatments to patients. I am so pleased to be working alongside the fantastic and experienced team at Lushington Road Dental Practice. In my spare time I like to socialise with friends and family, going for long walks, cooking and eating good food and when the weather is warmer paddleboarding or swimming in the sea.”

Registered Dental Nurses

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.”

Clare ReedClare Reed

GDC Registration: 124908

“I have been a qualified Dental Nurse since 2005 and have been working at Lushington – with a small gap in between to focus on my family – since 2012. I work with the Practice Principal and our Oral Surgeon and really enjoy the variety of working between the two. Patients often mention how well myself and Anjali work together, and I really like that it makes them feel comfortable in surgery. In my spare time I enjoy family life and socialising with friends.”

Laura BaileyLaura Bailey RDN 2011

GDC Registration: 224892

“I started working in dentistry over 14 years ago and still enjoy it as much now as I did then, I love learning new skills within the field which helps keep the my role varied and interesting. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit in the gym and am currently training for my first marathon in London.”

Kayleigh ChambersKayleigh Chambers RDN 2022

GDC Registration: 302952

“Kayleigh qualified as a dental nurse in 2022 and enjoys the variation that each day working both in surgery and behind the scenes in dental compliance. In her spare time, Kayleigh is a fitness enthusiast and can often be found training in the gym. She is a keen traveller and enjoys exploring new and exciting parts of the world!”

Reception team

Cheyeanne MooreCheyeanne Moore

“I started working in dentistry in 2015 as a receptionist and since then I have moved on to dental nursing, working in both general and specialist practices. I love my job because every day is different! I feel like I can help with making a real change to people’s lives. Outside of work, my time is taken up by my four horses and six dogs.”

Samantha Spink Samantha Spink

“I have over 17 years of experience in dentistry, working in both nursing and reception roles. After a few years off with my children, I’m very much enjoying the challenge of being back and getting to know patients again. Outside of work, I really enjoy keeping active outdoors with my family.”

Charlie WhitearCharlie Whitear

“I started working at Lushington Road Dental Practice in September 2022. Before this I worked at another practice in South London before relocating to the Sunny south coast. I enjoyed working in dentistry so much that I decided to stay within the same field and have fast become part of the family! In my spare time I enjoy live music and reading.”

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