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 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!”
Kasthuri qualified from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Dental Hygiene and Therapy. She holds dual qualifications but has particular interest in periodontics with a view to treat all patients in a holistic approach. Kasthuri has been working locally in South London since qualifying and strongly believes prevention is better than cure, an ethos shared by the rest of the team at the Kingston Orthodontics. Her approach with particular emphasis to patient education has proven to be favourable with her patients.
“I'm a local girl so if you ever bump into me, come and say 'Hi'. You will most likely find me in the shopping centre or at the local restaurant on my weekends. In my spare time I love spending time with my family, catching up with my friends or planning my next holiday.”
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.”
Rachita qualified as a dental nurse in 2010 and since then has worked in various dental fields including orthodontics. Rachita’s level of experience allows her to be very competent when working in the surgery and equally at ease at reception, a true all-rounder!
“I am from Nepal but have spent nearly half my life in the UK and love living in London. In my spare time I enjoy playing badminton, travelling to new destinations and trying new food and experiences. ”
Nicoleta is a qualified dental nurse with a wealth of experience and an eye for detail. She previously worked in general practice and therefore has a great deal of knowledge that assists her in her current role. She has a calm and reassuring manner and is very well organised. A great asset to the KO team.
“I love going out with friends, finding new restaurants and trying new cuisines.”