Meet The team of Professional Cosmetic Dentists in Brighton Implant Clinic
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 completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Dentistry at the prestigious Kings College, London. Dr Silva is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology, British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the British Dental Association
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. Dr Brunner has an interest in oral implantology and cosmetic dentistry, 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 Maheswari Jeyaraj Nallathambi – 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 Ekaterina Teplova – Dentist
GDC reg no. 248757
Ekaterina (Kate) graduated from Saint Petersburg Pavlov State Medical University, located in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1998. From there, she worked for 10 years in Russia, serving a general dentist in a private clinical setting. Having moved to the United Kingdom from Russia in 2009, Kate worked as a dental nurse at Brighton Implant Clinic from 2010 to 2012. In 2013, she completed her Overseas Registration Examination and obtained her GDC registration. Over the course of her career, for keeping up-to-date in her expertise and knowledge base, Kate has completed several courses in endodontics, esthetic restorations, and communication skills in dentistry at the world’s leading centres of instruction as well as the world’s leading professional dental organisations.
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 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.
Maria Parra Aviles – Dentist
GDC reg no. 244261
Maria is a dentistry graduate of the University of Seville in Spain, she served in a Dental Polyclinic from 2009 to 2012 at university. At the polyclinic, she was active in oral surgery, preventative and community dentistry, restorative dentistry, prosthetics, paediatric dentistry, and periodontology. Maria worked as a dentist in Malaga, Spain before coming to the UK and in London later in 2013. She holds multiple interests in sports, travel, cooking, and reading, and looks forward to advancing her knowledge of best dental care practices in her capacity at Brighton Implant Clinic.
Magdalena Napora – Dentist
GDC reg no. 246378
Magda graduated in Poland in 2007 at the Medical University of Warsaw where she also completed additional doctoral studies at the Department of Periodontology. Magda is the author of scientific publications, presented in dental journals. She is especially interested in dental surgery and she joined Brighton Implant Clinic in 2014 to improve her knowledge of implant surgery.
Alicia Quiroga Taboada – Dentist
GDC reg no. 248103
Alicia graduated in dentistry at the Complutense University of Madrid. During her undergraduate years, she started collaborating at an Implant Centre where she developed a special interest in oral surgery and implantology. After working as a general dentist in several surgeries in Madrid, she decided to take a step further in her career and moved to London in 2014 to increase her implant surgery knowledge. She is now proud and happy to be part of the Brighton Implant Clinic team.
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 – Dental 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 – Dental 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.
Lisa Shaw – Dental 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 – Dental Nurse
GDC reg no. 244303
Maria has been part of our team since 2010. She works exclusively with dental implant procedures as well as restorative dentistry and dental photography. She enjoys being part of Brighton Implant Clinic and is currently working at Worthing branch. Maria would like to develop her skills in the professional field. In her free time she enjoys working out, reading books, studying, travelling and taking pictures.
Katarzyna Koniusz – Dental 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 – Dental Nurse
GDC reg no. 248458
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 – Dental 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 – Dental 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 – Dental 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.
Sylwia Gajewska – Dental Nurse
Sylwia joined the Brighton Implant Clinic in 2013 after living in the UK for 8 years. She works with dental implant procedures as well as restorative dentistry. Sylwia enjoys working with the team at the Hove branch and has always wanted to pursue a career in dentistry.
Katarzyna Kedzierska Knap – Dental Nurse
Katarzyna is originally from Poland and joined the BIC team in September 2014. She has a bachelor degree in International Tourism. Before she moved to the UK, she has worked as an Assistant Manager in a Music and Book Store for over four years. Katarzyna started Dental Nursing training in February 2015 and enjoys learning new skills.
Monika Michalska – Dental Nurse
Monika came to the UK in September 2014 after working in Poland as an Assistant Manager in a Supermarket for over two years. Monika started Dental Nursing training in February 2015.
Bernadetta Monica – Dental 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 – Dental 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.
Lucie Svambergova – Dental Nurse
Lucie is originally from the Czech Republic. After graduating in 2010 she moved abroad and lived in the Canary Islands for three years. At the beginning of 2014 Lucie moved to the UK and joined our team as an assistant. Lucie loves traveling, new challenges and learning new skills.
Jacek Ziolkowski – Senior Dental 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!
Agnieszka Herbut – Dental Technician
GDC reg no. 252730
Agnieszka is originally from Poland. She gained a professional title of Dental Technician in 2006 and has spent six years on developing her knowledge and skills before she came to England. Agnieszka joined the BIC team in March 2015. She is currently working at the CAD/CAM Technology to improve the design and creation of dental restorations. Agnieszka likes photography, reading and swimming.
Petr Mysicka – Dental technician
GDC reg no. 254783
Petr is a native of Czech Republic now living in Brighton. Petr studied dental technology, followed by nine years of working in a dental laboratory. He started working at Brighton Implant Clinic in January 2013. Petr has an interest in ceramics – porcelain crowns (zirconia, IPS emax, dental implants, veneers). Petr is meticulous and friendly.
Krzysztof Lewandowski – Lab Assistant
Krzysztof graduated at the University of Dental Engineering prof. Meissner and Medical College of Dental Technology in Poland, in 2011. His career in dental technology is focused on developing skills in digital dentistry in various CAD/CAM systems. Before arriving in the UK, he worked in 3M ESPE Lava Milling Centre in Poland. He joined Brighton Implant Clinic in January 2014 and is working as lab assistant in the CAD/CAM department.
Piotr Marks – Lab assistant
Piotr is originally from Poland, he works in our in-house lab and enjoys working at Brighton Implant Clinic as a lab assistant. Piotr enjoys his work and helping others.
Ewelina Zuk – Lab assistant
Ewelina graduated from University of Dental Engineering prof. Meissner and Medical College of Dental Technology in Poland, in 2011. Before arriving in the UK, she worked in dental laboratory in Poland where she improved skills in ceramic restorations. Ewelina joined to Brighton Implant Clinic in January 2014, she is working as ceramist dental technician. Ewelina enjoys with her work and learning new skills.
Zsófia Csik – Lab Assistant
Zsófia graduated from Debrecen school of Dental Technician Hungary in 2014. She came to England in 2015. She joined the Brighton Implant Clinic in 2015. Her major interest is in Dentures. She enjoys working in a team and she likes sports.
Thomas Katlak – Lab Assistant
Thomas is native of Czech Republic now living in Brighton. He qualified as a dental technician after studying at a Higher Professional Medical School from 2011 – 2014. He joined the BIC team in early 2015 and enjoys sports, music and high aesthetics ceramics material.
Thomas Krakowski – Lab assistant
Thomas graduated in Poland, where he also spent the first few years of his 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.
Keri Clarke – Practice Manager: Brighton Branch
Keri has many years experience in the dental profession starting as a Dental nurse in 1991. She is the practice manager at the Southall avenue branch and loves being part of the Brighton Implant Clinic team.
Glyn Johnson – Receptionist
Glyn has been working with Dr Silva for the past 11 years and heads up the front of house team at the Implant Clinic.
Elisabeth McCombe – Receptionist
Elisabeth has several years reception experience, five of which have been spent in dentistry. Elisabeth is originally from Brighton.
Laura Bransbury – Receptionist
Laura is originally from Brighton and worked as an assistant manager before joining our reception team in 2013. Laura is also a freelance photographer and completed a makeup artistry course in 2014.
Jemma Noakes – Receptionist
Jemma is originally from Brighton, she was studying psychology and health and social care before joining our reception team in 2014. She has a keen interest in all types of cuisine.
Mercedes Thompson-Weller – Logistics / Receptionist
Mercedes was born in Brighton, she studied for a hair and beauty NVQ diploma, for four years and worked in a hair and beauty salon for five years. Now Mercedes is studying Executive PA in Brighton and she is in charge of our lab deliveries, as well as working on reception.
Joanna Gorecka – Head of Administration
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 6 years.
Bobby Lambkin-Williams – Accountant
Bobby joined the Brighton Implant Clinic in April 2014 and looks after the financial management for all of Dr Silva’s dental practices. Bobby graduated in accountancy in 2009, is an ACCA (Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants) finalist and amongst other things has studied in medical physics.
Eleni Amvrosiadou – Accounting Assistant
Eleni graduated in Greece in 2007 at the University of Macedonia. During her undergraduate years, she was selected from 300 students to assist in teaching students of varying technical competency levels in the use of account entries. After working as a support administrator in Greece, she decided to take a step further in her career and moved to the UK in 2013 to increase her knowledge in accounting and finance. She joined Brighton Implant Clinic in July 2014.
Jack Smith – Video Editor/Marketing Assistant
Jack graduated from Leeds Trinity University in June 2014 where he studied Film and Television. He moved to Brighton in September 2014 to be a part of the Brighton Implant Clinic team.