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Meet our team

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

dentists

Tim Thackrah

GDC No. 57364 BDS (London) 1982 LDS RCS (England) 1983

Practice Principal with a special interest in dental implants, oral surgery, restorative and cosmetic dentistry

Tim qualified with honours at the Royal Dental Hospital, London in 1982. His career in dentistry has included hospital work, NHS care, teaching and private practice since 1987. Tim’s interests are ..

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Tim Thackrah

GDC No. 57364 BDS (London) 1982 LDS RCS (England) 1983

Practice Principal with a special interest in dental implants, oral surgery, restorative and cosmetic dentistry

Tim qualified with honours at the Royal Dental Hospital, London in 1982. His career in dentistry has included hospital work, NHS care, teaching and private practice since 1987. Tim’s interests are dental implants and cosmetic dentistry; he has more than twenty-five years’ experience in the field of dental implants and accepts referrals from more than 500 dentists in the UK. Tim has undertaken many advanced courses in restorative dentistry, bone regeneration and implant dentistry in England, USA and Sweden. He also lectures and runs courses on implant and cosmetic dentistry. Tim is involved in all aspects of implant treatment at Elmsleigh House, from implant consultations, treatment planning and complex surgery to prosthetics.


Hans-Dieter John

GDC No. 80155 Zahnarzt, Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany 1984; MSD (USA) 1993

Special interest in periodontics and oral surgery

Hans-Dieter graduated from Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1984. He completed a postgraduate degree in periodontics and implant dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry, ..

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Hans-Dieter John

GDC No. 80155 Zahnarzt, Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany 1984; MSD (USA) 1993

Special interest in periodontics and oral surgery

Hans-Dieter graduated from Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1984. He completed a postgraduate degree in periodontics and implant dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry, USA, in 1993. He has a private practice in Germany, working in periodontics and implants, and holds assistant professorships at the Universities of Würzburg and Münster. Hans-Dieter is a periodontal and implant surgeon at Elmsleigh House.

Hugh Cowley

GDC No. 80543 BDS (Bristol) 2002; MFDS RCS (England) 2005; MFGDP 2010; DipImpDent RCS (England) 2013

Special interest in dental implants, oral surgery, general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry

Hugh qualified at the University of Bristol in 2002. Since qualifying, he gained extensive experience within a number of hospitals, as well as working in NHS and private practice. Hugh is experienced ..

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Hugh Cowley

GDC No. 80543 BDS (Bristol) 2002; MFDS RCS (England) 2005; MFGDP 2010; DipImpDent RCS (England) 2013

Special interest in dental implants, oral surgery, general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry

Hugh qualified at the University of Bristol in 2002. Since qualifying, he gained extensive experience within a number of hospitals, as well as working in NHS and private practice. Hugh is experienced in all types of sedation, providing help for nervous patients or those undergoing long procedures. He also has special interests in oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as cosmetic techniques. Hugh has a diploma in implant dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, and is involved in all aspects of implant treatment at Elmsleigh House, from implant consultations and surgery to prosthetics.

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Cathleen Perrin

GDC No. 70012 BA (USA) 1985; DMD (USA) 1989; UK Statutory exam 1994

General and cosmetic dentistry with a special interest in faster teeth straightening for adults

Cathleen graduated from the Medical College of Georgia, USA, in 1989. She practised general dentistry in Atlanta for two years before moving to England in 1991. Cathleen has seen patients for family ..

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Cathleen Perrin

GDC No. 70012 BA (USA) 1985; DMD (USA) 1989; UK Statutory exam 1994

General and cosmetic dentistry with a special interest in faster teeth straightening for adults

Cathleen graduated from the Medical College of Georgia, USA, in 1989. She practised general dentistry in Atlanta for two years before moving to England in 1991. Cathleen has seen patients for family dentistry for over twenty years and is valued for her consistent care, often seeing adults she has treated since childhood who now bring their children to see her at Elmsleigh House. Cathleen also sees patients for cosmetic dentistry and has an interest in fast orthodontic treatment; she is Inman Aligner, Cfast and SmileTru certified.

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.


Sarah Francis

GDC No. 177326 BChD (Leeds) 2009

General and cosmetic dentistry with a special interest in Invisalign (clear aligners)

Sarah graduated from Leeds University in 2009 and has spent time working in hospitals and in general practice. She has completed the Certificate in Restorative Dental Practice from the Eastman Dental ..

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Sarah Francis

GDC No. 177326 BChD (Leeds) 2009

General and cosmetic dentistry with a special interest in Invisalign (clear aligners)

Sarah graduated from Leeds University in 2009 and has spent time working in hospitals and in general practice. She has completed the Certificate in Restorative Dental Practice from the Eastman Dental Institute, and has passed her exams to become a member of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Sarah is particularly interested in cosmetic dentistry and providing routine dental care for adults and children 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.

Kit Spears

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

General and cosmetic dentistry with a special interest in dental implants 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 since attained a Masters degree, the ..

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Kit Spears

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

General and cosmetic dentistry with a special interest in dental implants 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 since attained a Masters degree, the highest award in implant dentistry, and graduated with a merit. He is an honorary staff member at the University of Bristol, having a supervisory role in the Master’s course in dental implantology. He has also completed dental teaching courses to enhance training. Kit is involved in implant treatment, general and cosmetic dentistry.

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 one of our Specialists in endodontics at Elmsleigh House.

clinical dental technician

Frank Johnson

GDC No. 118145 City & Guilds Dental Technology 1979; Advanced City & Guilds Orthodontics 1986

Special interest in dentures

Frank qualified as a dental technician in 1980 and as an advanced orthodontic technician in 1986. He served for 16 years in the Royal Army Dental Corps, where he worked in both laboratories and ..

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Frank Johnson

GDC No. 118145 City & Guilds Dental Technology 1979; Advanced City & Guilds Orthodontics 1986

Special interest in dentures

Frank qualified as a dental technician in 1980 and as an advanced orthodontic technician in 1986. He served for 16 years in the Royal Army Dental Corps, where he worked in both laboratories and hospitals gaining a wealth of experience in all aspects of dental technology. In 1987 he set up his own dental laboratory; he has worked with Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic since that time. Frank has a special interest in prosthetics and dental implants, attending advanced courses on these subjects in the UK and Europe. Frank is qualified as a clinical dental technician (CDT), and is dedicated to ensuring your new denture fits precisely, enabling you to feel confident in your teeth and smile.

dental therapist 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 us hygienist team at Elmsleigh House.

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.

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

Izzie

GDC No. 225091

Lead Nurse

Izzie started nursing in 2008 and quickly knew it was her passion. She came to Elmsleigh House to gain experience of working in a private practice with a reputation for clinical excellence.

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Izzie

GDC No. 225091

Lead Nurse

Izzie started nursing in 2008 and quickly knew it was her passion. She came to Elmsleigh House to gain experience of working in a private practice with a reputation for clinical excellence.

Edina

GDC No. 131475 National Certificate Nebden 2006

Originally from Hungary, Edina qualified in 2006 then worked in private and NHS practice until she joined Elmsleigh House in July 2010.

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Edina

GDC No. 131475 National Certificate Nebden 2006

Originally from Hungary, Edina qualified in 2006 then worked in private and NHS practice until she joined Elmsleigh House in July 2010.

Krisztina

GDC No. 131404 National Certificate Nebden 2006

Twin-sister to Edina, Krisztina also qualified as a dental nurse in 2006. Krisztina enjoys the challenge of working in our busy multidisciplinary practice.

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Krisztina

GDC No. 131404 National Certificate Nebden 2006

Twin-sister to Edina, Krisztina also qualified as a dental nurse in 2006. Krisztina enjoys the challenge of working in our busy multidisciplinary practice.

Binita

GDC No. 248923

Binita qualified as a dental nurse in 2012 and joined the team at Elmsleigh House in June 2015. She is enjoying working alongside a professional and friendly team while enhancing her skills.

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Binita

GDC No. 248923

Binita qualified as a dental nurse in 2012 and joined the team at Elmsleigh House in June 2015. She is enjoying working alongside a professional and friendly team while enhancing her skills.

Milena

GDC No. 208296

Originally from Poland, Milena came over to the UK in 2004 and qualified as a dental nurse in 2011. Milena especially enjoys all aspects of implant dentistry at Elmsleigh House.

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Milena

GDC No. 208296

Originally from Poland, Milena came over to the UK in 2004 and qualified as a dental nurse in 2011. Milena especially enjoys all aspects of implant dentistry at Elmsleigh House.

Hannah

GDC No. 256633

Hannah is a qualified dental nurse who joined our team at Elmsleigh House in December 2016. She enjoys working with our friendly and professional team while enhancing her skills.

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Hannah

GDC No. 256633

Hannah is a qualified dental nurse who joined our team at Elmsleigh House in December 2016. She enjoys working with our friendly and professional team while enhancing her skills.

Dominika

GDC No. 275831

Dominika started dental nursing in 2015 and joined Elmsleigh House in March 2018 once qualified. She wanted to experience working in a multidisciplinary practice to further her skills.

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Dominika

GDC No. 275831 Dominika started dental nursing in 2015 and joined Elmsleigh House in March 2018 once qualified. She wanted to experience working in a multidisciplinary practice to further her skills.

Paige

GDC No. 275204

Paige qualified as a dental nurse in February 2017 and joined Elmsleigh House in March 2018. She is enjoying working with our dentists and specialists to gain extensive experience. 

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Paige

GDC No. 275204 Paige qualified as a dental nurse in February 2017 and joined Elmsleigh House in March 2018. She is enjoying working with our dentists and specialists to gain extensive experience. 

welcome team and admin

Cat

Managing Director

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

Managing Director

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.

Robyn

Welcome Team receptionist

Robyn joined the team in August 2015 and quickly became a valued member of our team. As part of our Welcome Team, she is one of the warm and friendly faces who will great you when you enter the ..

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Robyn

Welcome Team receptionist

Robyn joined the team in August 2015 and quickly became a valued member of our team. As part of our Welcome Team, she is one of the warm and friendly faces who will great you when you enter the practice or will speak to you on the phone.

Ellen

Welcome Team receptionist

Ellen joined the team in September 2017 and has quickly become a valued member of our team. As part of our Welcome Team, she is one of the warm and friendly faces who will greet you when you enter ..

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Ellen

Welcome Team receptionist

Ellen joined the team in September 2017 and has quickly become a valued member of our team. As part of our Welcome Team, she is one of the warm and friendly faces who will greet you when you enter the practice or will 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 journals. ..

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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.

Susan

Administrator

Susan has been working at Elmsleigh House since 1976! She worked as a dental nurse for 11 years, then on reception for 10 years and has been working for over 18 years as our administrator, sending ..

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Susan

Administrator

Susan has been working at Elmsleigh House since 1976! She worked as a dental nurse for 11 years, then on reception for 10 years and has been working for over 18 years as our administrator, sending out our dentists’ letters to our patients.

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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