Maria originally qualified in 1987 and moved to Spain in 1992, where she continued her postgraduate training and specialized in implant, advanced oral and periodontal surgery. From managing her own Practice in Madrid she relocated to the UK in 2010 and is now firmly established as the Principal dentist of Church House in Shoreham by Sea.
Maria is also qualified in conscious sedation and works closely with our other dentists, ensuring that nervous patients remain calm and relaxed, no matter what treatment they require.
Outside of work, Maria enjoys gardening, travel, hiking, swimming and ocean kayaking.
Nikoletta Kafantari was selected in the MSc programme of Endodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute University London in 2010, and whilst being the youngest candidate she completed it with distinction.
Nikoletta has gained clinical experience in the past in Private practices both in Greece and in UK and has participated in research programmes regarding new advances in Endodontics in Universities in both countries. Her specific interest has been the identification of the factors associated with weakening of teeth as a result of endodontic treatment.
Presently, Nikoletta is based in Shoreham-by-sea and is working as an Endodontist in private practices across Sussex.
Nikoletta has gained the required experience to analyse endodontic problems, discuss available options and select the appropriate treatment for each patient. She can systematically plan the management of an endodontic problem and has the clinical and surgical skills to execute it with a high degree of competence.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor sports.
Mauricio is an experienced dentist with special interest in Oral surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry, whose arrival strengthens our Dental Team at Church House. Mauricio qualified from the Colombian Dentistry School in 2002 with honours and convert his degree in the University of Granada (Spain) in 2008 and in the UK in 2012. He then went on to become a Member of The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
When not at the Practice, Mauricio is currently working as a Specialty Doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Worthing Hospital. The work involves oral surgery and he collaborates in maxillofacial procedures. He is also interested in facial pain and disorders of the jaw joint, antiaging treatments and is an Invisalign (invisible braces) provider, offering a valuable complement to our patients.
Mauricio has a wide range of leisure interests including languages, football and dancing.
Nikki qualified as a dental hygienist/therapist from kings college London in 2012. Prior to qualifying she worked as a dental nurse and completed her certificate in oral health promotion. She works in several practices in the area, and likes to keep up to date with modern dental practice, recently undertaking a whitening course and with an interest to complete a facial aesthetic course in the future. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.
Lorraine first joined the Practice in 1985 and rejoined when the Practice relocated in 2002. She is a most experienced nurse and capable member of staff who has not only raised 3 children but has also set up and run her own nursery. She is a fully registered Dental Nurse.
Iole qualified as a dentist from the Central University of Venezuela in 2005, where she realised that orthodontics is her passion and a very important part of her life. Dr. Mendez was accepted in the full time postgraduate programme in orthodontics at the Central University of Venezuela for the 2010-2013 period, where she gained an MSc with Honours. After two years dedicated to private orthodontics and lecturing at the same orthodontic postgraduate programme in Venezuela, she moved to the UK as a Locum consultant at the Russell Hall Hospital in Dudley. After 2 and a half years, she extended her practice to private orthodontics in central London, where she works with the best aesthetics appliances in orthodontics in order to provide functional and comfortable aesthetic treatments.
Dr. Mendez is member of the Orthodontic Society of Venezuela (S.V.O.), Latin American Association of Orthodontics (A.L.A.D.O.), American Association of Orthodontics (A.A.O.), and World Federation of Orthodontics (W.F.O.). She always keeps up-to-date with the latest orthodontic technologies and attends the most prestigious conferences in order to offer the best to her patients.
Dr Mendez is meticulous and has extensive experience with children, aesthetic and complex orthodontic cases. Her main goal is to always taking care of every patient, creating a relaxed atmosphere whilst providing the highest standards of
After completing his dental studies at the University of Glasgow, Nader set up his practice in London where he developed a keen interest in restorative dentistry and periodontology. This interest led him to study for his Masters in Periodontology, and now his work is mainly limited to the treatment of gums.
In his spare time, he follows the fortunes of his beloved Q.P.R. football team and is a keen aviator.
Anna originally came to Church House as a trainee dental nurse, but with her attention to detail and organisational skills, it soon became apparent that she would be a valuable asset in reception. Moreover, she has several years experience in the retail sector and so is well versed in customer service.
Away from work, Anna enjoys shopping and socialising with friends.
Bob is a medical microbiologist and research scientist, and has spent many years travelling the world developing new antiviral drugs and overseeing clinical trials. He has been a Director of several scientific and educational companies since 1985 and so brings considerable management and business experience to the Practice.
Bob’s knowledge of medicinal aromatic plants led to his involvement with a French Non Governmental Organisation for the protection of the forests of Madagascar, where he developed a passion for conservation, forest trekking and of course, lemurs.