Brighton Implant Clinic Professional Team
Dr Bruno Silva – Principal Dentist
GDC reg no. 77816
Dr Silva graduated in 2000 from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He has practiced in the London and Brighton area. He completed postgraduate training with leading specialists in Implant Surgery and prosthodontics in London’s West End and has attended several courses in United states and Europe. He is currently completing a Masters Degree in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics at the prestigious Kings College, London. Dr Silva has placed more than 5000 dental implants during the last 7 years. Dr Silva is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology, British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the British Dental Association
Dr Nuno Cintra
GDC reg no. 72726
Dr Cintra is originally from Portugal, where he also studied to gain a DDS in dentistry. He then attended the Eastman Dental Institute – University College of London to study for a Master of Science in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Specializing in oral implantology Dr Cintra performed surgery at The Malo Clinic in Lisbon from 1999 – 2010. Along with 13 years of exclusivity in oral surgery and implantology he has lectured various courses since 1999. Dr Cintra is also a fellow of the European Board of Oral Surgery from EFOSS.
Dr Christian Surwald – Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeon
GDC reg no. 75154
Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at East Sussex Hospitals and Honorary Consultant at Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trusts, trained in Dentistry and Medicine at the University of Freiburg i. Br./ Germany. Subsequent on qualifying he undertook Post-Graduate Training in General Surgery, prior to commencing his Specialist Training as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon on the South Thames rotation.
Christian’s specialist clinical interests comprise oral surgery and dental implantology, where he considers his job to be about helping people to achieve a better quality of life by an understanding of their problems and a thoughtful application of surgical techniques based on a broad experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr Valentim Candeias (Dr Valentine) – Dentist
GDC reg no.196582
Valentim studied to be a dental surgeon at the University of Lins, Brazil. He completed postgraduate studies in periodontology at the University of Lisbon. Valentim has taught implant surgery for four years and gained ten years of experience in implant placement in Brazil and Portugal before coming to work at Brighton Implant Clinic.
Dr Fedrico Brunner – Dentist
GDC reg no.194686
Dr Brunner is originally from Argentina, he graduated in dentistry in 2001 from The University of Madrid. After working as a dental surgeon for 10 years, in Spain, Dr Brunner decided to move to the UK to be part of the Brighton Implant Clinic dental team in Hailsham. Specialising in oral implantology, he completed post-graduate training and attended several courses in United States, Spain and Republic of Cuba.
Dr Guido Cuba – Dentist
GDC reg no. 194887
Guido is a native of Peru, now living in Brighton. He graduated in 1995 as a dentist at the National University of Rosario-Argentina. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Oral Rehabilitation (2003), Masters in Endodontics (2004) and Postgraduate Clinic in Implantology-Prosthesis (2009) at the University of Barcelona. He also worked at the University as an Assistant Professor in the Masters of Endodontics from 2005 – 2008. Guido is currently completing the ‘Current Concepts in American Dentistry’ international program, at the New York University College of Dentistry. Guido enjoys working at Brighton Implant Clinic and in his spare time he likes to play squash.
Dr Uma Gopinath – Dentist
GDC reg no. 186459
Uma graduated in India in 2000, obtained her GDC registration in 2009 and finished her MJDF Royal College of Surgeons Part 1 exams. Uma has a special interest in prosthodontics on dental implants and is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Prosthodontics at King’s College, London. Uma is very experienced in restoring both simple single tooth cases as well as complex full arch cases using the Teeth-on-4 concept. Uma has also completed a sedation course to help anxious patients feel more comfortable during treatment.
Dr Rocio Bello Sanchez – Dentist
GDC reg no. 205925
Rocio graduated at the University of Murcia in 2009. She worked in Spain for 2 years as a general dentist, before coming to Brighton Implant Clinic to gain experience and learn more about implants.
Dr Diana Hernandez – Dentist
GDC reg no. 237257
Diana graduated in 2009 in Spain at The University of Murcia, where she also worked for three years before coming to England. Brighton Implant Clinic has provided Diana with the opportunity to work with a large team, keep up to date with the latest dental technology and improve her skills in dental surgery and dental implants,
Dr Aurora Fernandez – Dentist
GDC reg no. 223492
Aurora is originally from the province of Cadiz, in the south of Spain. Aurora thinks that Cadiz is the “Spanish Brighton” and one of the reason why she came to this enjoyable town. Aurora graduated in dentistry in Seville in 2011 and since she completed her degree she has always wanted to improve her knowledge of implant surgery. Brighton Implant Clinic provides her with the opportunity to learn the most up to date techniques of implant surgery. Aurora is very happy of being part of this big family and hopes she will be here for a long time.
Dr Lucia Sanchez – Dentist
GDC reg no. 223377
Lucia graduated at the University of Seville in 2011. She is originally from Spain where she was working until she arrived in Brighton. She thinks Brighton Implant Clinic is the best place to work to keep updated, especially in Implant Surgery. She loves living in Brighton and enjoys the good vibe that the city offers.
Dr Marcos Molina – Dentist
GDC reg no. 230504
Marcos graduated at The University of Taubate, Brazil and he started his career in Lisbon, in a friendly team, providing the highest standards of Cosmetic and General Dentistry. In 1997 Marcos attended his first Implant course through the Spanish Implant Society and Klockner Implant training in 1998. Since 2012 Marcos decided to leave the hot weather in the Mediterranean Peninsula for the fresh air in the UK, now he is a member of the BIC Team, where he is happy to continue working with the highest standards of Dentistry.
Dr Mariana Cadorin – Dentist
GDC reg no: 225783
Mariana is from Venezuela. She graduated from the Complutense University, Madrid, in July 2007, where she then taught “Complex Dental Therapy in the Department of Conservative Dentistry as a teaching assistant. Mariana practiced dentistry in Spain before moving to England in 2012, where she started working as a dentist in a private practice in London. In 2013 Mariana joined Brighton Implant Clinic as she wanted to work in an established practice surrounded by a good working environment, in which she could potentially have a long term career. She believes she has found her place in our Clinic.
Dr Margarita Caracuel Sanz – Dentist
GDC reg no: 230807
Margarita finished her bachelor’s degree in dentistry at Alfonso X el Sabio University of Madrid and started her professional experience in a Unit of Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery, where she developed a special interest in oral surgery and implantology. She worked as general dentist in Spain to strengthen her knowledge of oral medicine, endodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry and dental esthetics. She was part of the doctor’s team in the Reina Sofia Hospital, Spain, for 2 years, helping with general dentistry in children and special needs patients under general anesthesia. Margarita moved to the UK to be part of the Brighton Implant Clinic dental team.
José Costa – Dentist
GDC reg no. 148136
José Costa is originally from Brazil, where he graduated in 2001. After working in private and community dentistry in Brazil, he decided to move to the UK to develop further professionally. He now holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from King’s College London (2011) and is fully registered in the UK as a dentist. Dr Costa is a highly motivated dentist, passionate about safeguarding and improving people’s health. He loves the South East landscape and is now thrilled to join the Brighton Implant Clinic team in Hailsham.
Rebecca Levine – Hygienist
GDC reg no. 5050
Becky completed a Diploma in Dental Hygiene 1996 and has worked with Dr Silva in our practices since we opened in 2002. She has an indepth knowledge in treating gum disease. She is an invaluable member of our team and is always motivated in looking after our patients. Becky graduated from Kings College London.
Sarah Sibley – Hygienist
GDC reg no. 239022
Sarah joined Brighton Implant Clinic in 2009. She qualified with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy in 2012 from The Eastman Dental Hospital, London. She thoroughly enjoys her work and has a gentle and caring approach towards her patients. She strives to educate, motivate and encourage patients to achieve a high standard of oral health.
Ewa Ginter – Nurse
GDC reg no. 227021
Ewa assists in Dental Implant Surgery and restorative dentistry. Ewa joined Brighton Implant Clinic in 2009 and works exclusively with implant procedures. Ewa also has a masters degree in environmental engineering.
Hanna Badzinska – Nurse
GDC reg no. 227086
Hanna assists in dental implant surgery and restorative dentistry and has always wanted to pursue a career in dentistry. Hanna joined Brighton Implant clinic in 2009 and works exclusively with implant procedures. In her spare time she loves to cook Japanese cuisine.
Malgorzata Mieczkowska – Nurse
GDC reg no. 243285
Malgorzata assists as a nurse mainly in restorative dentistry. Malgorzata joined Brighton Implant Clinic in 2009, and also oversees the management of the central sterilisation room.
Lisa Shaw – Nurse
GDC reg no. 233780
Lisa assists in dental implant surgery and restorative dentistry. Originally from Brighton, Lisa studied her A levels in Psychology, PE and Human Biology and is a qualified fitness instructor, she has recently returned from a year travelling the world. Lisa joined BIC in 2009.
Maria Gortych – Nurse
GDC reg no. 244303
Maria joined the practice in July 2010. Before working with us she spent two and a half years working and travelling in the USA.
Anna Mieczkowska – Nurse
GDC reg no. 245954
Anna graduated in Company Management, 2008 in Poland. She came to England in 2004. Anna joined Brighton Implant Clinic in 2010 as Dentist’s Assistant. Anna enjoys a challenge and learning new things.
Anna Gadomska – Nurse
GDC reg no. 245831
Anna originally graduated as a Fine Art Teacher, but moved to England two years ago where she gained an interest in dentistry. Anna has been working as a nurse, assisting our dentists, since November 2010.
Katarzyna Koniusz – Nurse
GDC reg no. 245108
Katarzyna came to the UK in 2010 after working in Poland as a Pharmacy technician. She is a qualified dental nurse and works alongside Bruno assisting with dental implants.
Paulina Michalska – Nurse
Paulina came to the UK in 2010 and started working at Brighton Implant Clinic in September 2011 as a trainee nurse, graduating as a qualified dental nurse in June 2013. Before she came to work at the clinic, Paulina spent over three years working in Denmark.
Teresa Wiesek – Nurse
Teresa joined the practice in October 2011 where she studied to qualify as dental nurse, Teresa completed her training in 2013 and now assists our dentists.
Aleksandra Cieslak – Nurse
Aleksandra is originally from Poland and joined the Brighton Implant Clinic in August 2011. Aleksandra has completed her Dental Nursing training and assists our dentists and dental implant surgeons.
Karolina Tamiola – Nurse
Karolina joined the team in December 2012. She has been working as a dental nurse, gaining experience in implant and cosmetic dentistry. Before beginning her nursing career, Karolina graduated University with Bachelor of Art Degree. Out of work, Karolina enjoys traveling the world and exploring new places.
Bernadetta Monica – Nurse
Bernadetta came to England in 2008 after graduating in Poland. She has masters degree in Tourism and Hospitality. Bernadetta enjoys working at Brighton Implant Clinic to assist in dental implant surgery and general dentistry.
Izabela Dziecielska – Nurse
Izabela came to England after graduating in 2007. She has a Master’s Degree in Applied Biology, Izabela assists as a nurse in cosmetic dentistry.
Jacek Ziolkowski – Senior Lab Technician
GDC reg no. 143024
Jacek studied at Dental Technician College in Poland before spending fourteen years perfecting his skills. He has been at the Brighton Implant Clinic since we opened in 2009 and is in charge of our in-house dental laboratory. Jacek has extensive knowledge in dental prosthetics especially same day teeth and All-on 4 procedures. Jacek has attended courses in dental prosthetics and works together with Dr Silva and Dr Nuno Cintra in complex restorative cases. Jacek provides training to other dental technicians in various aspects of dental prosthetics.
Vanda Novakova – Dental Technician
GDC reg no. 161309
Vanda graduated from dental school in 1996 and has been a dental technician for the past 14 years and has attended various technical courses. Vanda joined Brighton Implant Clinic in June 2010. In her spare time Vanda bakes excellent cakes!
Piotr Marks – Dental Technician
Piotr is originally from Poland, he works in our in-house lab as a trainee dental technician.
Jana Prochazkova – Dental Technician
Jana is originally from the Czech Republic. She became a dental technician in 2003 followed by 7 years of working for laboratories in Prague. She started working at Brighton Implant Clinic in April 2012. Jana specialises in ceramics.
Petr Mysicka – Dental Technician
Petr is a native of Czech Republic now living in Brighton. Petr graduated from dental school in 2004, followed by eight years of working for who he considers to be the best dentist in Czech. He started working at Brighton Implant Clinic in January 2013. Petr specialises in ceramics – porcelain crowns (zirconia, IPS emax, dental implants, veneers). Petr is meticulous, friendly and does everything to your satisfaction.
Julian Gorski – Dental Technician
GDC reg no. 148660
Julian studied at Dental Technician College in Poland. He started working at Brighton Implant Clinic in June 2013. He has worked in the UK since 2006 and he has worked in Chrome Cobalt and Ceramics Departments.
Thomas graduated in Poland, where he also spent the first few years of hi apprenticeship mastering his skills as part of a family business. Thomas came to Brighton in 2008 and knew straight away he wanted to stay! Thomas happily joined Brighton Implant Clinic in 2013, in the crown and bridge department. He is now developing his skills in all aspects of ceramic and implant work with passion and enthusiasm.
Glyn Johnson – Receptionist
Glyn has been working with Dr Silva for the past 9 years and heads up the front of house team at the Implant Clinic.
Joanne Cowper – Receptionist
Joanne graduated with an honours degree in International Relations in 2008 and has spent the last three years working in customer service for two well known companies. Joanne hopes to use these skills to progress into a managerial position.
Elisabeth McCombe – Receptionist
Elisabeth has several years reception experience, five of which have been spent in dentistry. Elisabeth is originally from Brighton and is currently on maternity leave.
Michaela Anderson – Receptionist
Michaela graduated from Teesside University in 2012 with a BA (Hons) In Dance Studies. Since then she has worked at David Lloyd Leisure as a receptionist and teaching contemporary dance classes, before joining the reception team at Brighton Implant Clinic.
Joanna Gorecka – Head of Admin
Joanna is Dr Silva’s PA who heads up our administrative department and general day to day management of Dr Silva’s business activities.
She has a masters degree in administration and is studying to become Accounts Technician, Joanna has been Dr Silva’s PA for over 4 years.
Emma Dace – Graphic Design & Admin
Emma graduated in 2006 in Graphic Design and Multimedia, She is originally from Brighton and worked as a Graphic Designer for 3 years before joining the practice in July 2009 to assist in the Design and Marketing of the company.
Phil Mair – Accountant
Phil joined the Brighton Implant Clinic finance team in 2012. He has close to 20 years experience in Accounting (although tries to hide the grey hairs) and is a local to the area being brought up in Worthing.