The Dental Design Studio Lowestoft

21 - 23 Regent Road
 NR32 1PA

01502 567568
01502 572459

Opening Times

Mon - Fri
image of the dental design studio in lowestoft

Finalist in The Private Dentistry Awards 2014 for ‘Best Team of  More Than 20 employees’
the dental awards 2017

Meet Our Team

Claire Edwards
Practice Manager

I am the Practice Manager at our Lowestoft branch.

I qualified as a dental nurse in 1987 and I have also worked as a dental receptionist.

I joined the Dental Design Studio over three years ago and my job managing 8 surgeries keeps me very busy. When I am not working I enjoy socialising with my friends and family.

I love traveling and visiting new countries, eating out and swimming. I also have a passion for interior design and I love to be at home sewing, baking and pottering in my garden.

Michael Linehan
BDS NU Irel (1983)
Dip.Pr.Care. Orthodontics (RCS Eng)
GDC Registration Number 58057

Dr. Spyridon Galatas
DipDS Thessaloniki (1994)
GDC Registration Number 82640

Dr. Rian Stone
BChD Stell (1976)
GDC Registration Number 51028

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I qualified as a dentist in 1976 at the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa. 

After doing compulsory military service, I worked in London between 1977 and 1978 before moving back to South Africa. I worked in my own private practice in Cape Town until September 1999 when I moved back to the UK with my family. My special interests in dentistry are dental prosthetics. 

As most South Africans, I have a special interest in all kinds of sports, especially rugby and cricket. I also like to travel and see the world, learning about how peoples live and their cultures. 

Dr. Antonio Abreu
UB Universitat De Barcelona (2014)
GDC Registration Number 262857

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I qualified in 2014 at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in Spain and moved to the UK in 2016, joining The Dental Design Studio the same year.

I work as a General Dental Practitioner and in the future I look forward to further developing my skills in root canal treatments and specialising in the field of Implant Dentistry and Prosthodontics.

Dr. Nadia Martins 
LMD Catholic University of Portugal (2014)
GDC Registration Number 256162

In 2014, I completed my Master's Degree in dentistry at the Catholic University of Portugal and moved to the UK at the beginning of 2015 to start a dental career.

I have decided to come to the UK because I’m very passionate about this country and its culture.

Since I moved, I have been working in private practices across central London; in 2016 I decided to join the Dental Design Studio Team and work as a NHS dentist.

I’m truly committed to my patients and offering the highest standard of care is my priority. I always want to exceed myself and improve my skills; I have been attending dental courses to keep my knowledge and skills up-to-date.

I have a particular interest in cosmetic/aesthetic dentistry and also aesthetic treatments (such as botulinum and dermal fillers) giving the best treatment possible and providing my patients with a big smile. 

In my spare time I love to read. I’m also a gym lover and healthy lifestyle addict!

Dr. Catia Martins 
LMD Porto (2014)
GDC Registration Number 255948

I always wanted to be a dentist and I work very hard to pursue my dream career. I completed my Master's Degree in Dentistry in one of the most reputable universities in Portugal (University of Porto). I worked for a few years in a busy private dental practice in London.

After moving to Suffolk last year, I acquired more experience working for the NHS at The Dental Design Studio and attended the latest dental courses to keep my knowledge and skills up-to-date. I am interested in all aspects of dentistry, however my particular interest is in cosmetic dentistry, providing white fillings, veneers, crowns and whitening treatments.

I believe the welfare and satisfaction of my patients are more important than everything else and that the most rewarding part of being a dentist is helping and giving back the people their smile.
I have recently expanded my interests, having completed an advanced course in Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers at a very reputable Academy in London.

Treatments will be available soon at the Dental Design Studio - Lowestoft.

Dr. Randhir C Seewoodharry Buguth
Dental Surgeon (DipChD Marseille 1986)
GDC Registration Number 269880

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I completed my training at the University of Aix-Marseilles in France 11 years after finishing my A levels in Mauritius.
I won a French Scholarship and I am also a holder of a post-graduate in general pharmacology (Marseille) and Dentofacial orthopaedic (Montpellier).

I owned a private practice in Mauritius for 20 years and relocated to the UK in 2006.

I have served as a school Governor in the curriculum and quality committee at the East Norfolk Sixth Form College in Gorleston for 8 years, and I also hold a NVQ level 4 in Health and Social Care.

In 2016, I worked as a dentist in the South of France (Orange). I have recently started with The Dental Design Studio as a general dental practitioner and I am looking forward to further developing myself within dental implants. 

Miss Anna Fraser
Dip DHT Dental Hygiene/Therapist
Newcastle University
GDC Registration Number 254819

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I am the hygienist for The Dental Design Studio at the Lowestoft and Beccles practices. My treatment for patients ranges from aesthetic scaling and polishing of teeth through to treating gum disease. 

A major part of my role is emphasising the importance of oral health advice in an effort to educate patients in preventing oral disease from occurring. 

I am originally from Northumberland, I moved to East Anglia in 2015 when I began working for the company. 

In my spare time I enjoy travelling.

Katherine Cronin
Dental Nurse

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I am Kathryn and I have been a dental nurse for 23 years. I qualified in 1995 and gained my radiography qualification in 2002. 

I work in surgery and on the reception, which I both enjoy very much. 

When I am in surgery I am mainly supporting our orthodontist dentist and it is very rewarding to see the transformations that orthodontic dentistry makes, especially for the children and the young adults that we see.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and reading.

Tracey Ashby

I have worked at Regent Road Dentist since 1989, where I started off doing dental nursing and reception. 

Since returning to work after having a family, I have been working on the reception, which I really enjoy. 

As I have worked at the Lowestoft branch for over 25 years, I have got to know many of our patients well, which I think goes a long way in helping patients feel relaxed.

In my spare time, I spend time with my husband and three children. 

Viollah Mandongwe
Dental Nurse

I came to the UK in 2000 and went straight into teaching. I have taught in primary schools in London and Essex. In 2006 I decided to start something new and began training as a dental nurse and then qualified in 2008. 

I started working as a part-time dental nurse and as a dental nurse tutor in several different hospitals and colleges. To upgrade my knowledge in dentistry, I have completed my qualification in Oral Health Education and Dental Radiography and I am a NEBDN national examiner.

One of my accomplishments was to implement a dental nursing programme which is still running in Kent.

I moved to Lowestoft in 2015 after I got married and started working full time at The Dental Design Studio. 

I love my job, I have a very great rapport with patients and work colleagues. I have a great sense of humour! Outside of work, I go to church and I like to help out in the local community.

Alfie Brewer
Dental Nurse

My name is Alfie, I started working for the Dental Design Studio as a student dental nurse in 2013 and obtained my qualification in 2014. 

I love to work with patients and see their confidence and trust grow in the dental team. 

I have recently completed a Level 3 Science qualification at City College Norwich and plan to study Dental Hygiene and Therapy in 2018.

In my spare time, I enjoy socialising, running and cooking vegan food.

Emily Carmichael 
Dental Nurse

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I started working at the Dental Design Studio in October 2014 as a trainee dental nurse straight from school, aged 16. 

I enjoy my job very much and I love seeing patients leave the surgery happy with the treatment we provide here.

In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and friends, and relaxing and watching my favourite TV series. 

Also I love travelling and going to Theme Parks!

Lucy Boon

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I am Lucy and I've been working for The Dental Design Studio for 2 and a half years as a part of the receptionist team in Lowestoft. 

In my spare time, I enjoy socialising and dining out with friends. I also have 3 dogs that I love to spend time with.

Jagoda Lewandowska
Dental Nurse

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I am a student Dental Nurse and I joined The Dental Design Studio team in August 2016, looking to qualify by the start of 2018.

Dentistry has always been one of my many passions and I am very happy that I can fulfil my dream at the practice. 

Putting patients at ease and helping them out is one of the best feelings you can get, which gives me such a satisfaction from the job I do.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, especially looking after my little nephew. 

I also love travelling as I have been doing so for the past 8 years, exploring different countries and going back home to Poland to see my friends and family. 

Chloe Bullard
Student Dental Nurse

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I am Chloe and I am 19 years old. I went to sixth form for a year studying public services, and then joined The Dental Design Studio in early 2016 as a student dental nurse, set to qualify very soon. 

I thoroughly enjoy my job as a dental nurse because my work involves a lot of medical knowledge which really interests me and I enjoy caring for our patients. 

In the future I would like to develop my knowledge further and work more in cosmetic dentistry as I am really interested in smile makeover transformations. 

In my spare time, I love to catch up with my friends, watch films and go out for meals. I also enjoy walking my two little Yorkshire Terrie dogs, Chester and Poppy.

Sheryl Bucknole
Student Dental Nurse

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Hello, I am Sheryl. I am currently training to become a Dental Nurse, set to qualify by the end of 2017. I would like to gain more post qualifications as a dental nurse and eventually become a dental hygienist.
I enjoy cosmetic dentistry and seeing a patient leave the surgery happy and with more confidence in themselves. I enjoy working alongside the rest of the team.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing video games, singing, baking and decorating cakes. I am also interested in learning how to play the guitar and ukulele.

Olivia Rix
Student Dental Nurse

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My name is Olivia and I am 18 years old. I have been at The Dental Design Studio since September 2016 and I am due to qualify as a dental nurse early next year. I studied health and social care at Lowestoft sixth form before joining The Dental Design Studio. 

I enjoy coming to work every day and there are so many aspects of the job that I just love, including working with such an incredible team of people and seeing anxious patients overcome their fears of the dentist. 

In my spare time, I enjoy travelling and take an interest in interior design.

Chloe Batchelor

I'm Chloe and I joined The Dental Design Studio as a Receptionist in August 2017. 

I think the most important part of my job role is making sure that a patient's experience with us is one that would ensure they feel comfortable and happy with the care that they receive within the practice. 

The overall dental experience begins at reception, and I treat patients in the same way I would wish to be treated as a patient myself, maintaining a high standard of patient care.

I enjoy working on the reception desk because I am able to get to know our patients, and the fast-paced environment is something that I like. 

In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with my friends and family and doing lots of shopping.

Francesca Read
Student Dental Nurse

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I am Francesca and I’m 18 years old. I recently joined The Dental Design Studio team as a student dental nurse in September 2017. I am really looking forward to developing my role as a dental nurse.

Being able to help and care for the patients is a very rewarding feeling, especially when you know you have made a difference!

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, doing lots of shopping and going out for meals!

Nikki Robbins

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I’m Nikki, I started out as a dental nurse in 2001 working at two other practices in Lowestoft. I left dental nursing in 2010 to go on maternity leave and was a stay-at-home mum for seven years to my two boys.

My boys turned seven and three recently, and I felt it was time to get back out into the working world. The opportunity came up for me to join The Dental Design Studio as a part time receptionist and I’ve now been here since the beginning of October 2017. 

I feel I’ve settled in well, even seeing a few patients that I used to know from my nursing years.

Most of my spare time is taken up with mum duties, but when I get the chance, I enjoy baking and crochet.

Debbie LeGrice 

My name is Debbie. I joined the reception team in October 2017 and it’s very nice to be part of such a wonderful team. 

I enjoy making patients feel welcome and at ease so to be one of the first people to greet the patients is an ideal job role for myself. 

In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy the outdoors.
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