Our Team

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Dr Peter Newman Brown – Dental Surgeon

BDS., LDSRCSEng
GDC Number – 43109

Peter graduated from Guy’s Hospital in 1969 and initially worked in central London learning how to save the broken down dentitions that were so prevalent in those days rather than accept tooth loss.
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The lure of the countryside was too great to resist and he and his wife moved to live in East Sussex in 1971. Commuting was a dreadful experience in those days and he decided to start a practice in Tunbridge Wells. That was 38 years ago. During that time he has focused everyday practice on his patients’ needs and the requirements of a preventive approach to dental practice. It is fundamental that we use all our efforts to provide comfortable painfree treatments but also terribly important that we try to prevent the need for those treatments in the first place. Peter is very pleased to have been able to merge his practice with his friend and colleague Pedja Pavlovic and his team so together they can provide a wider range of services under one roof. In the past Peter has been very involved with the British Dental Association being Southern Counties Branch President in 1998 and sometime Vice-Chairman of the central Private Practice Committee. He is now firmly on the back benches. When not in the practice Peter can be found on the golf course or in the garden trying to encourage the swings of his grandsons and the blooms of the roses.

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Dr Pedja Pavlovic – Specialist Periodontist (Gum Specialist)

DDS, LDS RCS, MSc (Perio)
GDC Number – 72547

Pedja practiced as a General Dentist before starting his post-graduate training in Periodontology at the University of Belgrade, Serbia and later in London where he completed his training in 1995. He is registered as a Specialist in Periodontics with the General Dental Council in the UK.
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Pedja has worked as an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Department of Periodontology at the St Bartholomew’s (Barts) Hospital, London and is now actively involved in postgraduate training of Dentists and Hygienists in the UK. He runs periodontal and implant study clubs and teaches advanced surgical techniques for the ITI (International Team for Implantology) in the UK. He is an ITI Fellow.

Pedja’s main interests are in plastic periodontal surgical procedures, periodontal regeneration and rehabilitation of periodontal patients with dental implants.

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Dr Hamed Sarrafi – Specialist Endodontist

DDS, MClinDent (Endo), MEndo RCSEd, MSc (Res)
GDC Number – 147840

Born in Edinburgh, Dr Sarrafi studied at Azad University Dental School in Iran where he qualified as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)before returning to the UK in 2005.
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He completed his specialist training in Endodontology at King’s College, London and is registered as a Specialist with the General Dental Council. Hamed also obtained an MSc in Restorative Dentistry from Newcastle University School of Dental Sciences.

Outside of dentistry, Dr Sarrafi is a professional journalist, movie critic and translator. In his spare time, Hamed likes to play table tennis and swim.

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Dr.Anna Pergamalian – Specialist in Prosthodontics

DipDS, MDS, PGCertClinEd
GDC Number – 70200

Dr Pergamalian qualified from the Dental School of Aristotle, University of Thessaloniki in 1993.Having completed her Vocational Training in the UK, she continued her studies in the USA. After 3 years further training at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, Dr Pergamalian gained her specialist degree and a Master’s degree in Prosthodontics in 2000.
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Whilst continuing her training in the US hospital setting, treating complex cases, she earned a certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics in 2001. Since 2002 she has been on the General Dental Council Specialist List and working in Private Practice in both England and Greece with an emphasis on Restorative, Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry. As well as practising Dentistry, Dr Pergamalian teaches undergraduate students at Guy’s Hospital. In 2017 she completed her studies in Clinical Education at King’s College London and became a member of the Higher Education Academy. Dr Pergamalian is also a member of the European Academy of Osseointegration, the Association of Dental Implantology, British Prosthodontic Society and British Dental Association.

Dr Pergamalian is passionate about dentistry and prides herself on paying attention to detail. She is known for being compassionate, easy to talk to and a great listener. In her spare time, Dr Pergamalian enjoys reading, long walks and travelling.

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Dr Bardia Valizadeh – Specialist Prosthodontist

DDS, MFDS RCSEd, MClinDent, MPros RCSEd
GDC Number – 255179
Bardia is a registered Specialist in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, which is the restoration and replacement of teeth. He is recognised as a Specialist by the General Dental Council which is the highest level of expertise in his field. His main areas of interest are the provision of crowns, bridges and implant related restorations and removable dentures. Bardia also offers Invisalign tooth straightening treatment.

Bardia grew up in Tehran, Iran, he studied a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery, gaining a distinction in 2009 before moving to London in 2011.
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He was awarded his Master of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics from the world renowned Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2014. He has also been a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary University London and he has written several papers on oral surgery, cleft palate and the effects of smoking on dental implant longevity.

When he is not at work Bardia likes to play tennis and keep fit by swimming regularly. He enjoys exploring different cuisines from around the world, watching theatre and reading mythology.

Qualifications:
Member in Prosthodontics: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2014
Master of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics: Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry 2014
Certificate in Principles of Implant Dentistry: Queen Mary University of London 2013
Doctorate in Dental Surgery: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran (Distinction) 2009
Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature: Mashhad University, Iran (Merit) 2009

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Dr Guy Stephens – Specialist Prosthodontist

BDS(Hons) MClinDent MPros RCSEd
GDC Number – 80739
Guy’s passion is restoring teeth and implants for long lasting, beautiful results. He is devoted to listening to his patients and providing care in a painless and stress free manner. He documents his work carefully and likes to take time to explain things. He is committed to excellence and lifelong learning.
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Guy graduated with Honours from the University of Manchester in 2002. His postgraduate studies include a Certificate in Restorative Dental Practice (distinction) and a Masters Degree in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (distinction, awarded the annual prize for clinical and academic excellence) from the Eastman Dental Institute. He has achieved Membership of the Prosthodontic College of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Guy is registered as a Specialist in Prosthodontics, the branch of dentistry concerned with restoring or replacing damaged or missing teeth.

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Prue Preston – Dental Therapist/Hygienist

GDC Number – 194210

Prue has been involved in dentistry since 2000 when she began a degree in dental technology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Read more ...

She was awarded the Dental Technicians Board of New Zealand Prize in her final year and began work as a dental technician fabricating crowns and bridges. She settled in the U.K. in 2007 and took up dental nursing in a busy central London practice.
Prue undertook further training as a hygienist and dental therapist at Kings College Hospital. She enjoys the challenge of complex periodontal cases and working with patients to improve habits and behaviours around oral health. She sees her patients as individuals and tailors her treatment approach accordingly. Prue also sees children at the practice in her capacity as a dental therapist.
Outside of work, Prue loves to travel and the outdoors, and is getting back into scuba diving.
Prue has done voluntary dental work in Tanzania over a number of trips where she has worked with several orphanages and the dental charity Bridge2Aid. She established Smiles and Hopes Tanzania, part of the Global Child Dental Fund aid programme. She delivered dental and medical supplies to the orphanages and provided oral health education. She was recognised for this and awarded Colgate Unsung Hero in 2012 which included a £5000 grant to further fund the project.

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Christelle Snyman – Dental Hygienist

GDC Number – 5801

Christelle has worked as a Dental Hygienist at our Practice since 2008.

After qualifying in South Africa at the University of Stellenbosch in 1999 she moved to the UK to continue her career as a Hygienist. She converted her diploma at Guy’s Dental Hospital in London in 2001.
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Christelle’s passion is seeing patients’ self-confidence improve after only a few treatments in the Hygienist’s chair. Special care is taken to meet every patients’ unique requirements and Christelle’s number one goal is to prevent dental disease and tooth decay. She is focussed on specific periodontal treatments after gaining several years experience working in this Specialist Periodontal Practice under our leading Periodontist.

Gentle, friendly and caring are some of the words patients use to describe Christelle.

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Estie Claassen – Dental Hygienist

GDC Number – 5766

Estie has been a Dental Hygienist for 16 years. In 2006 she joined our Practice and has built a long list of regular patients which she often says feels like her family.
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Estie first qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1996 in South Africa, and is now also dually qualified as a Dental Hygienist – from The University of Pretoria(1997) and Guys and Kings Hospital in London(2001).

Since Joining our Practice in 2006 Estie has developed a real interest in periodontal disease and implants, and feels very fortunate to be part of such a successful team. In the 8 years that Estie has been working at CAPI she has gained lots of experience in treating mild to severe gum disease and finds it very rewarding to have the confidence to reassure patients of a positive outcome.

Estie’s main goal in her work is to connect with her patients, getting to know the whole person, not just treating the symptom or disease. She believes that a positive relationship with a patient will be the best foundation to ensure great treatment outcomes.

Estie is very interested in the connection between inflammation, ageing and disease. Educating patients is Estie’s passion, that not only includes oral hygiene instructions, but also discussing other health concerns which may be contributing to the patient’s specific problem, and also giving advice on nutrition and alternative therapies.

Apart from Dental Hygiene Estie is also a bit of a skin fanatic and is currently training in advanced skin health care. She can testify from experience that skin problems are not far off from gum problems, since both can be traced back to inflammation elsewhere in the body. Estie’s belief is that healing from the inside out can have a massive effect on skin and gum health.

In her free time Estie loves spending time with her husband Pieter and two boys Calvin and Brady.

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Helen Spencer – Dental Hygienist

GDC Number – 121532

Helen Spencer started her dental career training as a Dental Nurse in 2005, when she worked at The Eastman Hospital . She then under took her training as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist and qualified from The Eastman Dental Institute with Distinction in 2009.
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Helen works dually as a Dental Therapist at the Royal London Hospital and a Dental Hygienist and has worked alongside Dr Pavlovic since 2012, treating advanced periodontal cases.

In 2013 Helen won the Dental Care Professional poster prize at the BSPD international conference. She has also had her audit published in the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry Journal.

Helen has a passion for treating nervous patients and helping them to feel confident attending appointments and improving their oral health.

Helen enjoys seeing the results during the periodontal treatment, but the most rewarding aspect is when patients notice an improvement and feel more confident in their day to day lives.

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Lourdes Flindall – Dental Hygienist

GDC Number – 127531

Lourdes graduated in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy at Kings College Hospital in 2010. On graduation she was awarded the Tutors Prize for Best Overall Academic Student.
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With experience at Guy’s Hospital and in dental practices in Harley Street and Wimpole Street, Lourdes has acquired special skills in the treatment of advanced periodontal disease, patients with dental implants, and tooth whitening procedures. She prides herself in helping her patients of all ages achieve high standards of oral hygiene in a professional yet welcoming manner.

Lourdes regularly attends courses nationally and internationally to keep up to date with the latest advances in treatment, advice and dental products. She is particularly interested in helping nervous and anxious patients overcome their fears.

Lourdes is originally from Argentina, and in addition to her work, she loves spending time with her husband and son Oliver.

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Clare Ball – Dental Nurse

GDC Number – 231488

Clare joined our team in March 2014 as Dr Pavlovic’s Dental Nurse. She has over 15 years’ experience in Dentistry, working as a hygienist in South Africa and as a Dental Nurse and Clinical Practice Manager here in the UK.
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As our Infection and Decontamination Lead she ensures exacting standards of infection control are maintained and strives to put the needs of our patients at the forefront of her daily duties. Her caring and sympathetic chair side manner ensures our patients feel comfortable and at ease when visiting our practice.

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Megan Townsend – Dental Nurse

GDC Number – 233418

Megan has been a Dental Nurse since December 2010 and she is still passionate in her career choice as she enjoys helping and looking after people. She is a dog lover and her and her Mum have four dogs, although Megan loves all animals. In her free time she enjoys trips to the seaside and socialising with friends and family.

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Paula Chlebowska – Dental Nurse

GDC Number – 274355

Paula joined the Practice as a trainee Dental Nurse in 2016 and qualified the following year. In 2018 she worked hard to gain her Radiography qualification so she can now take x-rays. Read more ...

Paula is known for her chatty and bubbly personality and she is excellent at putting patients at ease.

In Paula’s spare time she loves to travel the world and spend time with her two Alaskan Malamute dogs.

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Jade Buss – Dental Nurse

GDC Number – 263112
Jade qualified as a dental nurse in April 2016 having been working as a trainee dental nurse prior to that. During that time Jade went to Tanzania on a dental volunteering programme with Bridge2Aid to support dentists and provide oral hygiene training to health workers in rural communities.
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At the practice Jade enjoys meeting new patients and helping them to feel at ease if they are particularly nervous.

In her free time Jade loves to socialise with friends, she likes going to festivals or to see a good concert or show in London.

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Dawn Williams– Treatment Co-ordinator

Dawn has been in the medical sector since 2001. Most recently as a medical secretary co-ordinating surgeons operating lists and patient treatment plans. She comes highly recommended and we were very pleased to have her join our team as our patient Treatment Co-ordinator.

Dawn loves socialising with friends and family. She has travelled widely, most recently she travelled through Laos on a riverboat.

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Clare Robinson – Practice Manager

GDC Number – 156113

Clare has been a practice manager since 2008 and is also a registered dental nurse.

She wants to ensure that the practice runs smoothly on a day to day basis, and that it maintains its high standards both clinically and non-clinically. Her aim is that patients have excellent care and that they are happy with their experience.
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Her hobbies and interests include dressage judging, skiing and walking. Clare also loves flying and has her pilots licence.

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Polly Chanloun – Business Manager

GDC Number – 167434

Polly started her career as a Dental Nurse, she qualified from Guy’s Hospital with Distinction in 2007. Her career led her to join the Practice as Dr Pavlovic’s surgical nurse and in 2013 she was promoted to Practice Manager, a role which she thoroughly enjoyed. She gained a Level 4 Diploma in Dental Practice Management in 2014.
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Polly was our Practice Manager until her daughter was born in June 2017. She decided to manage the Practice and a little baby was going to be a bit too much so now works with us part-time as our Business Manager which involves developing the business.

In her spare time, Polly enjoys days out with her husband and daughter Ella.

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Bridget Vaughan – Head Receptionist

Bridget joined our Practice in January 2016. She has worked in the dental profession for over 14 years as a Head Receptionist. She enjoys meeting new patients and putting them at their ease, helping them through the patient journey. She looks forward to meeting you.

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Jayne Page – Receptionist

Jayne joined our Practice in early 2015. Read more ...

She has five years’ experience as a Dental Receptionist, and has previously worked in various client facing roles. She enjoys working with the public and is known for her approachable caring manner.

Jayne is enjoying getting to know all of our patients and working alongside such a friendly professional team.

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Joanna Blyth – Receptionist

Joanna joined our Practice in June 2016. She worked for many years with British Airways as a purser on long haul.
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After a break bringing up her children, she went on to work as a receptionist in a private dental practice and the radiology department of a local private hospital. Joanna may be the first person patients meet at our Practice and her aim is to make them feel welcome and relaxed by offering an exceptional level of service and care.