Dina qualified as a dentist in 1997 from Newcastle Dental Hospital. She undertook her orthodontic specialty training and also further higher training and is a Consultant Orthodontist at Ashford and St Peters hospital. She is actively involved in training orthodontic specialist registrars and senior trainees. She lectures regionally and nationally to general dental practitioners, postgraduates and orthodontists. Dina has a wealth of experience in treating adults as well as children in hospital and in practice; Dina prides herself on her calming approach and attention to detail.
“As well as being an orthodontist I’m a mum to my beautiful daughter Layla, wife to Chris and a would-be jewellery designer! Most of my spare time is spent with the family and we love nothing more than long walks with our rhodesian ridgeback dog at home and abroad. Cooking and travel are real passion of mine and I love to talk about cultures and cuisines – and what I’ve created with my silversmith’s kit. But above all Layla and I love shopping for shoes! Come and say hello next time you’re passing.”
Samantha qualified as a dentist in 1996 from the University of Malaya before working in general practice and in the Maxillofacial Department at her local hospital. She moved to the UK in 1999 to specialise in orthodontics at Guy’s Hospital, London. Samantha works as a specialist practitioner in Weybridge and Kingston and boasts wide experience treating adults and children. She takes time to get to know you before planning the perfect personal treatment plan.
“When I’m not in the surgery I make as much time as possible for my wonderful family. I love being with my husband Graham and daughters Caroline and Amelia. And if I do find a spare moment you’ll probably find me having a quick tinkle on the piano!”
Paula is a qualified dental hygienist and gained her hygiene qualification from the Eastman Dental Hospital. At the end of her studies she received the prestigious Carol Chivers' Award for outstanding patient care. Paula moved to the UK from Poland a few years ago and prior to embarking on her career in hygiene, she qualified as a dental nurse. This provides her with a wealth of experience having worked in different fields of dentistry. She is passionate about educating her patients on prevention of teeth and gum conditions. She is meticulous and has a gentle touch that both children and adults find extremely reassuring. She has also undertaken additional training to help you brighten your smile with the Enlighten whitening system.
"Helping to keep your mouth healthy and making you feel confident about your smile is my number one mission! When I get some time off from my quest, I enjoy travelling to explore various places and cultures. Spending time with my family and friends is precious to me and we love going out for dinners, movies and having fun at concerts and festivals!"
Stefanie moved to the UK from South Africa in order to develop her career and broaden her experience. She is a qualified dental nurse and also has a BA in Psychology and Criminology. She comes from a family of dentists and is passionate about her work. Well organised and an excellent multi-tasker, Stefanie is a natural fit for her role as Practice Manager at our practice. We are delighted to be working with a talent for the future. Stefanie loves to travel and is always planning her next adventure.
“I'm from South Africa. Following my move to the UK I’ve taken the opportunity to immerse myself in British culture. London is a big draw and whenever I have time off I do my best to explore different parts of the city. I love to travel, ski and scuba dive.”
Jessica, having previously worked in a general dental practice as a receptionist, comes to us with an abundance of experience underneath her beautiful smile. She has an outgoing personality and friendly nature, making her a lovely addition to the KO family.
“I always enjoy socializing, hanging out with friends, going to festivals and shopping! ”
Nicoleta is a qualified dental nurse with a wealth of experience. She has recently joined the team having worked in general dental practice in the past. Nicoleta has a calm and reassuring manner and is a great asset to the KO team.
“I love going out with friends, finding new restaurants and trying new cuisines.”
Asher is calm, relaxed and always singing. She’s proved to be the perfect addition to a busy dental practice! Asher is on course to qualify as a dental nurse in the summer of 2017 and we’re looking forward to watching her progress.
“Prior to joining the world of orthodontics, I worked in the arts and graphics industry. I love drawing and I often do commissioned portraits.”