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All our dentists offer expertise in their referral treatment and a unique standard of professional care focused on supporting you and your patients.

Management

Tim Thackrah

GDC No. 57364 BDS, LDS RCS

Clinic Owner and Chairman

Tim Thackrah qualified with honours at the Royal Dental Hospital, London, in 1982. He has worked in hospitals, NHS care, teaching and, since 1986, private practice at Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic. ..

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Tim Thackrah

GDC No. 57364 BDS, LDS RCS

Clinic Owner and Chairman

Tim Thackrah qualified with honours at the Royal Dental Hospital, London, in 1982. He has worked in hospitals, NHS care, teaching and, since 1986, private practice at Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic.

With more than 30 years’ experience in implant dentistry, Tim has lead the dental implant team at Elmsleigh House. Tim has undertaken advanced courses and placed thousands of implants, written books on dental implants and the dental scorecard, and has run seminars to teach other dentists.

Tim became Chairman of Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in April 2022.


Cat Collins

Managing Director and Practice Manager

Cat joined Elmsleigh House in January 2010 as Operations Manager, a new position within the clinic. She has been part of the dental industry for more than a decade and brings her experience of ..

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Cat Collins

Managing Director and Practice Manager

Cat joined Elmsleigh House in January 2010 as Operations Manager, a new position within the clinic. She has been part of the dental industry for more than a decade and brings her experience of marketing, purchasing, customer service and operations management to Elmsleigh House. Cat is now Managing Director and Practice Manager of Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic.

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Hugh Cowley

GDC No. 80543 BDS, MFDS RCS, MFGDP, DipImpDent RCS

General and cosmetic dentistry with a special interest in dental implants, oral surgery and sedation

Hugh Cowley qualified in 2002 and has gained extensive experience within hospitals, the NHS and in private practice. He has special interests in oral and maxillofacial surgery, cosmetic techniques ..

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Hugh Cowley

GDC No. 80543 BDS, MFDS RCS, MFGDP, DipImpDent RCS

General and cosmetic dentistry with a special interest in dental implants, oral surgery and sedation

Hugh Cowley qualified in 2002 and has gained extensive experience within hospitals, the NHS and in private practice. He has special interests in oral and maxillofacial surgery, cosmetic techniques and sedation to enable nervous patients to access dental treatment; Hugh is Dental Phobia certified due to his sedation qualifications and knowledge.

Hugh has a Diploma in implant dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, and with over a decade of experience is involved in all aspects of implant treatment, oral surgery, general and cosmetic dentistry at Elmsleigh House. Hugh accepts referrals from other dentists, who trust Elmsleigh House with their patients’ care.


Kit Spears

GDC No. 209544 BDS (Bristol) 2011; MSc (Dental Implantology) 2017

General dentist with a special interest in dental implants, advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and oral surgery

Kit qualified in 2011 and has worked in NHS and private practice in the UK and Australia, while gaining postgraduate hospital experience in oral surgery. Kit has attained a Master's degree in implant ..

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Kit Spears

GDC No. 209544 BDS (Bristol) 2011; MSc (Dental Implantology) 2017

General dentist with a special interest in dental implants, advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and oral surgery

Kit qualified in 2011 and has worked in NHS and private practice in the UK and Australia, while gaining postgraduate hospital experience in oral surgery. Kit has attained a Master's degree in implant dentistry, the highest award, and graduated with a merit. After achieving a distinction in his dissertation, he was invited to teach on the Master’s course in dental implantology at the University of Bristol. Kit has undertaken courses in advanced restorative and aesthetic dentistry and advanced implant surgery, and is part of the Association of Dental Implantology and a Full Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. 

Kit is a general dentist at Elmsleigh House with a special interest in dental implants, oral surgery, and advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Kit accepts referrals from other dentists, who trust Elmsleigh House with their patients' care.


Cathleen Perrin

GDC No. 70012 BA (USA), DMD (USA), UK Statutory exam

General dentistry for all the family with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and faster orthodontics for adults

Cathleen Perrin graduated in 1989 in the USA and practised dentistry in Atlanta for two years before moving to England in 1991. Cathleen is a general and family dentist offering dental care to all ..

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Cathleen Perrin

GDC No. 70012 BA (USA), DMD (USA), UK Statutory exam

General dentistry for all the family with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and faster orthodontics for adults

Cathleen Perrin graduated in 1989 in the USA and practised dentistry in Atlanta for two years before moving to England in 1991. Cathleen is a general and family dentist offering dental care to all ages at Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic, and is valued for her consistent care.

Cathleen also sees patients for minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry and has a special interest in anterior alignment orthodontics – faster and discreet teeth straightening for adults, using Cfast and Clear Aligners, and accepts referrals from other dentists.


Sarah Mack

GDC No. 251921 BDS BSc (Hons) PG Cert

General dentistry for all the family with a special interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry to enhance your smile and Invisalign Go straightening for adults

Sarah studied postgraduate dentistry at the Peninsula Dental School in Plymouth, following a degree in Bioscience from the University of Liverpool. After qualifying in 2014, Sarah has completed a ..

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Sarah Mack

GDC No. 251921 BDS BSc (Hons) PG Cert

General dentistry for all the family with a special interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry to enhance your smile and Invisalign Go straightening for adults

Sarah studied postgraduate dentistry at the Peninsula Dental School in Plymouth, following a degree in Bioscience from the University of Liverpool. After qualifying in 2014, Sarah has completed a postgraduate certificate in primary dental care and continues to attend restorative courses, such as the prestigious Mario Semenza restorative course in Italy. Sarah delights in treating all the family, and her passion is to provide minimally invasive treatments at Elmsleigh House that enhance a smile naturally. Sarah offers expertise in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and is an Invisalign Go provider, offering discreet clear, removable aligners to move adults' front teeth into position in 3–9 months; Sarah accepts referrals from other dentists.
 

Manoj Tank

GDC No. 150480 BDS (Bristol) 2008; MJDF RCS (England) 2010; MClinDent (Perio) 2016; MPerio RCS (Edinburgh) 2016

Specialist in Periodontics (gum disease treatment)

Manoj is our Specialist in Periodontics, which means he has carried out further intensive training after his initial dental degree to master the clinical understanding and treatment approaches to ..

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Manoj Tank

GDC No. 150480 BDS (Bristol) 2008; MJDF RCS (England) 2010; MClinDent (Perio) 2016; MPerio RCS (Edinburgh) 2016

Specialist in Periodontics (gum disease treatment)

Manoj is our Specialist in Periodontics, which means he has carried out further intensive training after his initial dental degree to master the clinical understanding and treatment approaches to periodontal conditions and diseases that can occur in the mouth. Manoj provides all aspects of non-surgical and surgical periodontal treatment including dental implant treatment. He is also trained in "drill-free dentistry" techniques such as laser treatments and air polishing.

Manoj accepts referrals from dentists in the region and has been involved in the teaching of dental students and qualified dentists. He is a Faculty Member of the British Society of Periodontology, in recognition of his involvement in teaching and education, and in 2018 he will be on its Executive Council. Manoj is also a member of the European Association for Osseointegration and has presented clinical cases and research both nationally and internationally, winning the Ron Wilson Research Prize awarded by King's College London.

Manoj adopts a gentle, caring and understanding approach, and works with his patients to gain the very best treatment outcomes. You will always feel safe in his hands and he will always be open to answer any questions you may have.


Somayeh Modarres -Simmons

GDC No. 83687 BDS (London) 2004; Dip Endo (London) 2008; MClinDent (Endo) (London) 2014; MEndo RCS (Edinburgh) 2014

Specialist in endodontics (root canal treatment)

Somayeh graduated in dentistry from King’s College London in 2004. She worked in general practice before attaining a diploma in endodontic practice with merit. After four years of specialist training ..

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Somayeh Modarres -Simmons

GDC No. 83687 BDS (London) 2004; Dip Endo (London) 2008; MClinDent (Endo) (London) 2014; MEndo RCS (Edinburgh) 2014

Specialist in endodontics (root canal treatment)

Somayeh graduated in dentistry from King’s College London in 2004. She worked in general practice before attaining a diploma in endodontic practice with merit. After four years of specialist training in endodontic (root canal) treatment, Somayeh attained a master of clinical dentistry degree with merit and membership in endodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Somayeh is our Specialist in endodontics at Elmsleigh House.

Kostas Spathoulas

GDC No. 85031 DDS, DipOrth

Specialist in orthodontics - bespoke braces for all ages

Kostas graduated in dentistry from the Carol Davila Institute, Bucharest, in 2000. He completed his diploma in orthodontics in 2003 and became a specialist in orthodontics in 2004. After working in ..

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Kostas Spathoulas

GDC No. 85031 DDS, DipOrth

Specialist in orthodontics - bespoke braces for all ages

Kostas graduated in dentistry from the Carol Davila Institute, Bucharest, in 2000. He completed his diploma in orthodontics in 2003 and became a specialist in orthodontics in 2004. After working in Athens military hospital, Kostas moved to the UK in 2005 and established a specialist orthodontics practice in Aberdeen, Scotland. In 2011 Kostas and his family relocated to London, where he practiced in Harley Street. Kostas is our Specialist in orthodontics at Elmsleigh House, providing orthodontic treatment for children and adults. He uses cutting edge 3D scanning technology to plan and monitor treatment, such as Invisalign clear aligners to predictably move teeth into position.

Clinical Dental Technician

Professor Bill Sharpling

GDC No. 110363, RDT, MBA, DipCDT RCS (Eng), FDTFEd RCSEd, FCGDent

Honorary Professor; CDT with a special interest in implant-stabilised and removable dentures

Bill qualified in 1986 and spent the next 10 years working in the UK and abroad where he gained advanced qualifications in fixed and removable prosthodontics. Bill worked in the Armed Forces and as ..

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Professor Bill Sharpling

GDC No. 110363, RDT, MBA, DipCDT RCS (Eng), FDTFEd RCSEd, FCGDent

Honorary Professor; CDT with a special interest in implant-stabilised and removable dentures

Bill qualified in 1986 and spent the next 10 years working in the UK and abroad where he gained advanced qualifications in fixed and removable prosthodontics. Bill worked in the Armed Forces and as the Chief Instructor in Conservative Dental Technology at Guy’s Hospital Dental School. In 1999 Bill completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at one of London’s Business Schools where he graduated with a distinction. In 2008 he completed the Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology at the Royal College of Surgeons (England). In February 2020 he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and in July 2021 Fellowship of The College of General Dentistry. In March 2022, Bill was awarded Honorary Professor, RAK College of Dental Sciences.

Bill is Associate Dean for Continuing Professional Development and Director of the London Dental Education Centre (LonDEC) at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London, which is Europe’s largest dental institute. Bill has responsibility for running LonDEC, the post-qualification training establishment at the faculty. Prior to this appointment, Bill was Head of Dental Technology at Guy’s, Kings College and St Thomas’ Hospitals. Bill is a teacher and examiner for the faculty's MSc Aesthetic Dentistry & MClinDent programmes. He has also held posts within the London Deanery and Kent Surrey Sussex Deanery at strategic level contributing to the education, training and development of the dental workforce.

Bill has lectured extensively within the UK and internationally on many topics relating to dental technology within dentistry. Bill works at Elmsleigh House where, along with other members of the team, he concentrates on full arch implant assisted solutions.

He has served on the editorial board of the Quintessence Journal of Dental Technology and is currently serving on the editorial board of the Royal College of Surgeons' Journal “Primary Dental Care”. He has authored/co-authored a number of refereed published papers and has recently authored a chapter in the Elsevier “Essentials of Esthetic Dentistry - Principles of Practice” as well as a chapter on Occlusion and use of articulators in the Wiley published “Practical Procedures in Aesthetic Dentistry”

Bill serves on the Faculty of General Dental Practice Dental Care Professionals (DCP) Committee at the Royal College of Surgeons where he works with other members to formulate strategy relating to DCP Education, has been a member of the dental panel of GlaxoSmithKline and currently sits on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Dentistry contributing to oral health strategies that form part of governmental policy.

He is also a national and international Opinion Leader to several dental companies.

Bill has also been supportive of charitable work and help set up the dental laboratory at the Chitrakoot charity project in northern India.

Bill is a Council member of The College of General Dentistry, a Fellow of the College of General Dentistry (FCGDent) and has been awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Dental Trainers at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FDTFEd RCSEd).

Bill is the only practicing CDT globally to have been awarded Fellowship of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and he is also a Fellow of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry.


dental therapists and hygienists

Ellen Knaap

GDC No. 4838 CBD Dip Dental Hygiene 1995; LHMC Dip Dental Therapy 1995

Dental Therapist

Ellen qualified as a dental nurse in 1991. She then went to the Royal London Hospital School of Dentistry where she obtained a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and a Diploma with distinction in Dental ..

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Ellen Knaap

GDC No. 4838 CBD Dip Dental Hygiene 1995; LHMC Dip Dental Therapy 1995

Dental Therapist

Ellen qualified as a dental nurse in 1991. She then went to the Royal London Hospital School of Dentistry where she obtained a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and a Diploma with distinction in Dental Therapy in 1995.

Adrienne Willoughby

GDC No. 2421 CEB Cert Dental Hygiene 1982

Hygienist

Adrienne Willoughby worked as a dental nurse for three years before training to become a hygienist with the Royal Army Dental Corps, where she qualified in 1982. After working in Woking, Adrienne ..

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Adrienne Willoughby

GDC No. 2421 CEB Cert Dental Hygiene 1982

Hygienist

Adrienne Willoughby worked as a dental nurse for three years before training to become a hygienist with the Royal Army Dental Corps, where she qualified in 1982. After working in Woking, Adrienne went to work in an American hospital in Hong Kong for two years. After returning to the UK, she joined Elmsleigh House as the first hygienist in our team.

Gillian Singh

GDC No. 5162 CEB Dip Dental Hygiene 1996

Hygienist

Gillian qualified as a dental nurse in 1994 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, and then as a hygienist in 1996 at the Belfast School of Dental Hygiene. Gillian worked in London for two years, ..

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Gillian Singh

GDC No. 5162 CEB Dip Dental Hygiene 1996

Hygienist

Gillian qualified as a dental nurse in 1994 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, and then as a hygienist in 1996 at the Belfast School of Dental Hygiene. Gillian worked in London for two years, and is now part of the hygienist team at Elmsleigh House.

Katrina Reid

GDC No. 239419 BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy 2017; Cert Dental Nursing, 2012

Dental Therapist

After working as a dental nurse, Katrina qualified as a dental hygiene therapist at Portsmouth University in 2017. Since then she has undertaken a further vocational training year in dental therapy. ..

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Katrina Reid

GDC No. 239419 BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy 2017; Cert Dental Nursing, 2012

Dental Therapist

After working as a dental nurse, Katrina qualified as a dental hygiene therapist at Portsmouth University in 2017. Since then she has undertaken a further vocational training year in dental therapy. Katrina joined the dental hygiene team at Elmsleigh House in January 2019.


facial practitioner

Tina Peers

MBBS DRCOG DFSRH FFSRH Member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine

Facial Practitioner

Dr Tina Peers qualified at Guys Hospital Medical School, London in 1983. She completed her GP training in 1987 and then specialised in contraception and women’s health, becoming a consultant in ..

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Tina Peers

MBBS DRCOG DFSRH FFSRH Member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine

Facial Practitioner

Dr Tina Peers qualified at Guys Hospital Medical School, London in 1983. She completed her GP training in 1987 and then specialised in contraception and women’s health, becoming a consultant in contraception in 1996. Tina is now the lead clinician for contraception and reproductive health in Surrey. In 2004, Tina developed a special interest in cosmetic aesthetics and has spent the past six years attending numerous courses in botulinum toxin , fillers and Sculptra™. She has since become principal facial aesthetic clinician in these fields within one of Surrey’s leading private hospitals.

dental nurses

Domi

GDC No. 275831, National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2018

Joint Lead Nurse

Originally from Hungary, Domi qualified as a dental nurse in March 2018. She has gained valuable experience as a dental nurse at Elmsleigh House and enjoys working in a multidisciplinary practice. ..

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Domi

GDC No. 275831, National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2018

Joint Lead Nurse

Originally from Hungary, Domi qualified as a dental nurse in March 2018. She has gained valuable experience as a dental nurse at Elmsleigh House and enjoys working in a multidisciplinary practice. Domi became Joint Lead Nurse in March 2021 due to her skills gained and diligence.

Ellen

GDC No. 276375

Joint Lead Nurse

Ellen joined Elmsleigh House in 2017, fully qualifying as a dental nurse in January 2018. She continues to enjoy enhancing her skills in a multidisciplinary private practice. Ellen became Joint Lead ..

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Ellen

GDC No. 276375

Joint Lead Nurse

Ellen joined Elmsleigh House in 2017, fully qualifying as a dental nurse in January 2018. She continues to enjoy enhancing her skills in a multidisciplinary private practice. Ellen became Joint Lead Nurse in March 2021 due to her skills gained and diligence.


Lisa

GDC No. 262442

Senior Nurse

Lisa qualified as a dental nurse in 2011 and joined Elmsleigh House in September 2018. She is enjoying working alongside our dentists and specialists in a multidisciplinary practice.

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Lisa

GDC No. 262442

Senior Nurse

Lisa qualified as a dental nurse in 2011 and joined Elmsleigh House in September 2018. She is enjoying working alongside our dentists and specialists in a multidisciplinary practice.

Louise

GDC No. 114933

Louise first joined Elmsleigh House in 2008 and left in 2012 to have her daughter. After ten years we are delighted that Louise rejoined our nursing team in December 2021 and loves being back! She ..

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Louise

GDC No. 114933

Louise first joined Elmsleigh House in 2008 and left in 2012 to have her daughter. After ten years we are delighted that Louise rejoined our nursing team in December 2021 and loves being back! She enjoys working with all the specialists in our multidisciplinary dental clinic.


Abbie

GDC No. 279652

Abbie joined Elmsleigh House in September 2018 as a recently qualified dental nurse. She is enjoying working alongside dentists and specialists to enhance her skills.

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Abbie

GDC No. 279652 Abbie joined Elmsleigh House in September 2018 as a recently qualified dental nurse. She is enjoying working alongside dentists and specialists to enhance her skills.

Shrijana

GDC No. 269640

Shrijana joined Elmsleigh House in November 2019, and is keen to further her skills in a multidisciplinary private practice.

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Shrijana

GDC No. 269640

Shrijana joined Elmsleigh House in November 2019, and is keen to further her skills in a multidisciplinary private practice.


Sophie

GDC No. 253516

Sophie joined Elmsleigh House in September 2020 as an experienced dental nurse. She is looking forward to working within a specialist and multidisciplinary private dental clinic.

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Sophie

GDC No. 253516 Sophie joined Elmsleigh House in September 2020 as an experienced dental nurse. She is looking forward to working within a specialist and multidisciplinary private dental clinic.

Rita

GDC No. 285081

Rita joined Elmsleigh House in September 2020 as a qualified dental nurse wanting to gain experience working in a private practice offering general, specialist, complex and dental implant treatments.

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Rita

GDC No. 285081 Rita joined Elmsleigh House in September 2020 as a qualified dental nurse wanting to gain experience working in a private practice offering general, specialist, complex and dental implant treatments.

Meena

GDC No. 260035

Meena joined Elmsleigh House in October 2020 as an experienced dental nurse. She wanted to further her career in a specialist multidisciplinary clinic.

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Meena

GDC No. 260035

Meena joined Elmsleigh House in October 2020 as an experienced dental nurse. She wanted to further her career in a specialist multidisciplinary clinic.


Patient coordinator and welcome team

Georgie

Patient Coordinator and Lead of the Welcome Team

Georgie is Patient Coordinator and Lead of the Welcome Team. From greeting new patients, answering your questions to coordinating your treatment, she will ensure your patient experience is excellent ..

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Georgie

Patient Coordinator and Lead of the Welcome Team

Georgie is Patient Coordinator and Lead of the Welcome Team. From greeting new patients, answering your questions to coordinating your treatment, she will ensure your patient experience is excellent throughout.


Zoey

Welcome Team Receptionist

Zoey joined the Welcome Team at Elmsleigh House in April 2021 and is one of the friendly receptionists who will contact you regarding appointments and greet you when you come into the clinic.

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Zoey

Welcome Team Receptionist

Zoey joined the Welcome Team at Elmsleigh House in April 2021 and is one of the friendly receptionists who will contact you regarding appointments and greet you when you come into the clinic.


Hannah

Welcome Team Receptionist

Hannah joined us in February 2022, and is one of the warm and welcoming receptionists who will greet you when you enter the clinic or speak to you on the phone.

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Hannah

Welcome Team Receptionist

Hannah joined us in February 2022, and is one of the warm and welcoming receptionists who will greet you when you enter the clinic or speak to you on the phone.


Marina

Sales & Marketing Executive

Marina joined Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in February 2014 as Sales & Marketing Executive. Previously from a medical publishing background, Marina has been editor of several healthcare ..

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Marina

Sales & Marketing Executive

Marina joined Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in February 2014 as Sales & Marketing Executive. Previously from a medical publishing background, Marina has been editor of several healthcare journals. Marina brings her experience of writing, copyediting and desktop publishing with an eye for design and an interest in marketing.

FAQS

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We’re here to provide you with the best dental care in the most comfortable way. Our frequently asked questions provide you with the key information about visiting our clinic and what to expect during your treatment. The information includes details about what happens when you contact us, your appointment, accessibility, and dental referrals. Our Welcome Team are also on hand to answer any other questions you may have.
 
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TREATMENTS

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We will provide you with the treatment that best suits your needs, and members of our clinical team will sit down with you for a thorough discussion of what you require.
 
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DENTIST REFERRAL

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More than 500 dentists refer their patients to our expert team for dental implants, specialist dentistry, and complex treatments. Referred patients experience the highest quality treatment before being returned to the care of their existing dentist. We work closely with our referring dentists and aim to be an invaluable part of their team. In addition, we welcome new referrals and can offer support and advice through courses and seminars, ensuring all patients experience excellence.
 
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