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Meet the team

All our dentists, dental therapists, and hygienists are fully qualified and registered with the GDC. They all provide the treatments within their remit, and some have special interests detailed below. We all keep up to date with advances in dental techniques and changes in legislation. We are all here to help our patients have the best possible experience and outcomes from their treatments.

Dentists

Nick Patsias

Nick Patsias

Dentist

B.D.S. L.D.S. R.C.S. GDC:43840
Nick has amassed an enormous amount of experience since setting up the practice with his wife, Polly in 1973. He was in the vanguard of the move towards preventative dentistry, and continues to be ahead of field. He is friendly and straightforward, with an excellent way of helping patients to gain the most effective and appropriate treatment for their individual requirements.

Polly Patsias

Polly Patsias

Dentist

B.D.S. GDC:45657
Polly is beloved by staff and patients alike. She has a wonderful empathy with her patients, and together with Nick, has been the backbone of the practice since the start. She is a warm hearted and effective clinician.

Alex Sayer

Alex Sayer

Dentist

B.D.S. GDC:75026
An experienced general dentist having continually worked in private and NHS practice. Extensive experience with children and nervous patients, particularly enjoys seeing families grow up. Keen interest in minimally invasive dentistry- working with each patient and our team in order to keep the patients’ teeth for as long as possible. Alex has worked at BDC since 2002, she qualified from Guys Hospital in 1998.

Khalida Ali

Khalida Ali

Dentist

B.D.S. M.S.C. GDC:61742
With a special interest in treating gum (periodontal) disease. She has since obtained her Masters Degree in Restorative Dentistry, and enjoys not only creating beautiful smile makeovers, but also replacing missing teeth with implants as well as other methods. She has great depth of knowledge across dentistry and fantastic treatment results.

Lena Ghosh

Lena Ghosh

Dentist

B.D.S. M.D.S. L.D.S. R.C.S. GCD:66995
Lena has worked at BDC for 22 years, she is vastly experienced, and has a lust for life and learning new techniques. She especially enjoys restorative dentistry. Lena is occasionally able to accept new patients to her list.

Dean Witter

Dean Witter

Dentist

B.D.S. GDC:68318
Dean qualified from the University of Bristol in 1992 and has worked at Beckenham Dental Centre since 2010. A former practice owner, Dean now concentrates on looking after his extensive patient list, with the emphasis on maintaining good oral health and disease prevention.

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Sunny Sharman

Sunny Sharman

Dentist

B.D.S. GDC:230830
Dr Sunny Sharman qualified from the University of the Manchester before moving to London to do his Vocational training and has stayed here ever since!

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Hania Alhussami

Hania Alhussami

Dentist

D.D.S. GDC:139404
Dr Hania Alhussami completed her dentistry statutory exam and vocational training in Nottinghamshire. She then continued to enjoy working in the same busy practice where she completed her vocational training for many years. Hania joined our practice after relocating to South East London in 2015.

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Anastasia Panagiotopoulou

Anastasia Panagiotopoulou

Dentist

B.D.S. GDC:22591
Anastasia is a calm and approachable dentist. She enjoys general dentistry and has special interests in periodontics and is undertaking a Masters Degree in endodontics. Anastasia has completed training in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry at The Eastman Dental Institute.

Carl De Oliveira

Carl De Oliveira

Dentist

B.D.S. A.K.C. M.F.G.D.P. GDC:74872
I graduated from Kings College, University of London in 1998. I believe in preventative and minimally invasive dentistry and can undertake simple to more complex treatments. The latest dentistry allows treatment to be minimal to preserve and protect tooth structure and work with you if you wish to undertake these modern developments. I have completed consultant-led advanced courses in both Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics (Root Canal) with Aspire Dental Academy. I have completed training and am a registered Master Provider of Fastbraces technology in Orthodontics.

Marica Spykerboer

Marica Spykerboer

Dentist

B.D.S.C Queensland1982 GDC:61407
Marica has been with this practice for over 30yrs. She has an interest in cosmetic orthodontic cases, being accredited ‘Clearstep’ (TM) provider. She has a calm manner and deals especially well with nervous patients. Marica keeps up to date with latest research and techniques, always with her patients interests at heart.

Keong Cheuk Tang

Keong Cheuk Tang

Dentist


Keong (pronounced Kern) graduated from Manchester University in 1990, and brings immense experience in the practise of dentistry. Over the years, he has worked as a clinical assistant in orthodontics, studied for a Certificate of Restorative Dentistry from the Eastman Dental Institute, travelled around the world and is now raising his family in Beckenham, having settled here in 2006.

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Dentist with a special interest in oral surgery

Andy Hawkesford

Andy Hawkesford

Dentist & Oral Surgeon

B.D.S. M.B.B.S. M.B.B.S GDC:63025

Eleni Besi

Eleni Besi

Dentist & Oral Surgeon

B.D.D. D.D.S. M.F.D.S. R.C.S.E.D.
M.S.C. (O.M.F.S.), P.Cert. (Implantology) GDC:190344

Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Hygienist & Dental Therapist

B.S.C. GDC:197394
Holly is a dental therapist as well as a hygienist, and as well as being able to restore teeth and gum health, she is also an experienced facial aesthetician, happy to give advice and treatment for a multitude of complaints. (see Facial Aesthetics section). She is also a self confessed gym-addict!

Hygienists

Abby Leigh

Abby Leigh

Hygienist

E.D.H. GDC:6532
Having grown-up around dentistry Abby has a wealth of experience with guiding patients to achieve their optimal dental health outcomes. She takes pride in supporting and settling phobic patients, who she has helped over the years to overcome their anxieties and incorporate a regular maintainance program for them. Abby, in the past has been around many schools spreading the word about healthy eating and oral health; teaching children (and teachers) how to brush effectively and look after their adult teeth. When not at work, Abby enjoys socialising, keeping fit and being a mum to her 2 sons.

Vicky Mansfield

Vicky Mansfield

Hygienist

E.D.H. GDC:3931
Vicky has devoted over 20 years to her patients here, and has played a major part in ensuring that their dental health is in tip-top condition. She has 2 grown-up children, and, when not out with her dogs, enjoys seeing friends and family and keeping fit and well.

Petra Scott

Petra Scott

Hygienist


Petra is dually qualified as Dental Hygienist Therapist. She specialises in oral health education, empowering both adults and children to take control over their own oral health, as well as helping them to create and keep healthy happy smiles. In her spare time Petra enjoys spending time with friends and family and participating in recreational sports such as netball.

Practice Manager

Julie Fincham

Julie Fincham


Receptionists

Susan

Susan


Sharon

Sharon


Vicky

Vicky


Maria

Maria


For more information about our team or book an appointment call 0208 650 1209