experienced and friendly DENTISTs IN Drayton
Our welcoming, calm and well-equipped practice in Drayton, near Taverham and Hellesdon, is dedicated to the provision of high quality dental care.
Drayton Dental adheres to the strict professional guidelines set and monitored by the General Dental Council.
Special interest in oral surgery
BDS, London (1993)
DPDS, Bristol (2008)
MSc Paediatric Dentistry, London (2017)
Special interest in oral surgery
GDC number: 70236
I graduated from Guy's Hospital in 1993 and achieved a postgraduate diploma (DPDS) from the University of Bristol in 2008. I have a special interest in oral surgery and have gained a DwSI in Minor Oral Surgery. In 2017 I completed an MSc in Paediatric Dentistry from Eastman Dental Institute (UCL).
I like the variety that working in general practice brings. Patients come to me with various problems and when I can help them, it gives me great job satisfaction. I always aim to treat patients the way I would like to be treated myself and I find that communication is key. I enjoy making patients feel relaxed and at ease.
I am interested in all types of dentistry, especially restorative care such as implant placement and restoration, and inhalation and intravenous sedation for very nervous patients.
I am a member of SAAD, the dental charity dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in pain and anxiety control for dentistry, and the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry.
Outside of work I have two children, who keep me busy. I also love travelling and have a keen interest in anything food related!
DDS Athens (2000)
GDC number: 172571
I graduated from the Dental School of Athens in 2000 and since then have been developing my knowledge and skills through various courses and seminars. Through these courses I have developed a special interest in endodontics and cosmetic treatments.
My passion is helping patients get over their fear of dentistry by building up trust in a relaxing environment. I enjoy the creative part of dentistry where I get to provide pain free care and create beautiful smiles for my patients.
I am excited about being part of the highly skilled team at Drayton Dental, which only wishes to create a loving family practice with additional options for advanced dental treatments.
Outside of work I enjoy sports, painting and travelling.
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene (1995)
GDC number: 4905
I have worked at Drayton Dental since 2013 and my aim is to help prevent and treat gum disease within the practice. I adopt a relaxed and reassuring manner and have a gentle approach, which helps to calm the most nervous patients.
I qualified as a hygienist in 1995 and have since undertaken several courses to further extend my clinical skills and continue to do so. I am fully committed to providing patients with the most up-to-date information and quality care.
Outside of work a husband and 3 children keep me busy. In the free time I manage to grab, I enjoy horse riding with my daughter, family walks, boxercise and bike rides. I am also an avid reader.
BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy (Birmingham, 2006)
GDC number: 103555
I qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2006 with a BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy and since then I have worked in a variety of settings. My approach to treatment is gentle but thorough, with an emphasis on helping patients to achieve effective home maintenance to prevent and manage dental diseases.
In my spare time I enjoy playing bass guitar, riding my motorcycle and going to the gym.
National Certificate NEBDN (1995)
GDC number: 111921
I have been dental nursing for 26 years now, I enjoy all aspects of the job especially meeting a variety of patients and making then feel at ease.
In my spare time, I like to keep busy with my family and walking the dog. I also enjoy running.
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds (2015)
GDC number: 257345
I began training as a dental nurse in a busy NHS dental practice where I gained my dental nursing qualification and became a registrant of the GDC. Since then I have worked in a variety of NHS and private practices as well as for a dental nursing agency, gaining lots of experience along the way.
I have recently started university studying English and Social Sciences, putting my dental nursing qualification to good use at the same time by working part time here with the lovely team at Drayton Dental Care.
In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs, watching comedy shows and going to concerts.
Trainee Dental Nurse
I have always had an interest in dentistry so I am really grateful that I have the opportunity to train with such a fantastic team at Drayton dental to achieve my goal of becoming a qualified dental nurse.
I want to ensure all of our patients have a positive experience and are happy with the service they receive. In the future I hope to do further training and explore more of dentistry.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family and playing badminton.
SAMANTHA (SAM) MILLS
Practice Manager, Dental Nurse
National Certificated NEBDN (2009)
GDC number: 175878
I want every patient to be entirely happy with his or her encounter at Drayton Dental.
My extensive experience as a dental nurse and qualifications as an oral health educator put me in great stead to lead our skilled and dedicated dental team to achieve our goal of helping patients to maintain healthy teeth for life.
I am a kind and caring person who loves her job. I hope that translates into a positive dental experience that puts you at ease.
My aim is for everyone who comes to Drayton Dental to feel welcome and at ease - and as this is my first job I see this as my own personal challenge! A smiling face is the first and last thing you see when coming to the dentist and I’m happy to be that face.
I am enjoying working with such skilled dental professionals and this has inspired me to consider a career in dental nursing in the future. Outside of work I enjoy photography and writing.