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Our team

DR PUJAN SONI

BDS Wales 2004

Practice Owner & Principal Dentist

Pujan Soni qualified with BDS with merit from University of Wales College of Medicine. He has completed the SAAD programme for Sedation and also a One Year Implantology Programme. He has a keen interest in restorative dentistry, focusing on smile makeovers, and crown and bridgework, as many of his happy patients will testify!

He regularly keeps up to date with latest all the latest techniques by attending multiple training courses throughout the year ensuring you get the best possible care with the latest proven treatments. He regularly invests in the latest equipment and materials, so you get the best possible service.

Pujan’s high standards are met by listening to his patients and providing high quality dental care. He has a calm, friendly approach that patients really enjoy, feel at ease and confident when in his care.

STEPHANIE TARABILDA

Practice Manager

Stephanie is our Practice Manager, she joined Eastbourne Gentle Dental in September 2021, she has 15 years of experience in dentistry and has been in management for nearly 5. Stephanie also qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2007.

Stephanie focuses on patient care and satisfactory, she is caring, friendly and is always happy to help.  She regularly keeps up to date with the latest courses throughout the year ensuring you get the best possible care and service.

In her free time, Stephanie has a young family so is busy entertaining her 2 children and 3 cats. She also likes to go for long walks, read a good book and socialise with friends and family.

Associate Dentists

DR VICTORIA GROVES

BDS Cardiff University 2019

Associate Dentist

Vicki started working at Gentle Dental in June 2021. She qualified from Cardiff University in 2019 and spent her training year at a practice in South Wales. Vicki enjoys treating anxious patients and is good at making patients feel at ease during treatments. Vicki has completed additional training to offer Invisalign treatment to patients. 

Vicki lives in Eastbourne and in her spare time volunteers for Age UK and enjoys cooking, reading a good book and watching live music. 

DR DIEGO DEVANNA

LIC Odont Siena 1998 DDS,
MSc Implantology (Cardiff)

Associate Dentist

Diego is caring, friendly and easy-going. He endeavors to provide high quality patient care in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with an experience of 20 years in dentistry. Passionate, he is always looking for pushing his skills by attending various courses to gain dental excellence.

After having developed a large experience in cosmetic and restorative dentistry he started in 2008 his training in Implantology through several courses in Italy and Brazil.

In 2019 Diego has completed the Master in Implantology at Cardiff University.

DR SEBASTIAN SEHINSON

BDS NU Irel 2010

Associate Dentist

Dr Sebastian Sehinson completed his Dental Training at the University College of Cork in 2010 and has continued to expand his professional skills; most recently he completed his fast braces training and has a keen interest in minimally invasive and preventative dentistry. Outside of work Sebastian enjoys playing the Piano and Guitar and is a regular weekend golfer.

DR ISAAC HEWITT

BDS Lond 2006

Associate Dentist

Isaac Joined the practice in November 2021. He studied dentistry at Queen Mary and Westfield college in the east end of London qualifying in 2006.  He has  worked in general dentistry since and has a particular interest in  implants and also smile design . He began placing implants  in 2010 and is delighted with the difference these treatments can make to patients lives. He is also a registered Invisalign and Somnowell practitioner. Isaac regularly attends courses to both expand his skills and keep up to date with the latest in dentistry.
He is happily married, has 6 children and enjoys Paddleboarding.

DR LAURA SMITH

BDS Brist 2012

Associate Dentist

Dr Laura Smith joined us at Eastbourne Gentle Dental in November 2021. She completed her dental training at the University of Bristol in 2012. She has developed professionally by gaining her Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (Edinburgh) and is currently working towards a PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry through the Tipton training programme.

Laura enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a particular interest in minimally invasive and preventative dentistry. She enjoys getting to know her patients and is keen to put anxious patients at ease, trying to help them overcome their fears.

In her free time Laura enjoys cooking, socialising with friends and spending time up on her allotment in Brighton.

DR ASRAR AHMED

BDS Bahauddin Zakariya 1994.
MFDS RCS Eng 2005

Implant & Oral Surgeon

Asrar is a dentist with special interest in oral surgery and dental implants. He graduated from BZ University, Pakistan in 1994 and moved to UK in 2002. He works part time in the Oral & Maxillofacial surgery department of District General Hospital, Eastbourne. He has experience of over 20 years in the field of oral surgery. He has been working in the South East region for the last 15 years.
Asrar is a fellow and master of International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). He is a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) and Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP) of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD). He has undertaken extensive training in dental implants and keeps his knowledge up-to-date by regularly attending national and international courses and conferences.
His approach to dentistry is very informal, making your dental experience as comfortable as possible in a relaxed environment. He offers extraction of wisdom teeth and other difficult extractions. He can carry out all dental procedures painlessly and offers IV sedation for the patients anxious about dental treatment. Out of the practice, Asrar enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He loves listening to music and watching cricket!

DR AMIT MEHTA

DS MJDF RCS Eng PG Dip (Endodontics) Reading MSc (Endodontics)

Associate Dentist

As a sociable and hardworking individual, I aim to achieve to the best of my abilities. I always strive to improve and have a great desire to learn in order to attain this objective. I am an amiable, calm and approachable person; keen to go a step further to ensure the best outcome. I am an effective communicator across all backgrounds, which has helped in building strong rapport and trusting, long-standing relationships. I cope well with stressful situations and I am very easy to get along with.

I work exclusively with the aid of my own dental microscope, which enables me to perform high quality, minimally-invasive dentistry. Having practiced dentistry over the last fifteen years in a predominantly private practice and having completed numerous postgraduate courses and training, I feel I am well placed to provide a high level of care to a broad range of patients. I enjoy working in a friendly, forward-thinking practice which matches my ambitions, and professional and ethical standards.

Hygienists

Anna Ashton

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Lpool 2009

Sylanna Vanyik

Diploma in Dental Hygiene RCS Eng 2017

Nurses

Pam Lindsey

Qual-National Certificate NEBDN 2001

Amiee Woolmer

Trainee Dental Nurse

Ivett Mcke

Trainee Dental Nurse

Lydia Jones

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF 2019

Danielle Nye

Trainee Dental Nurse

Joli Begum

Trainee Dental Nurse

Receptionists

Jacky

Lindsey

Julie

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