Meet Our Dental Surgeons

Meet Our Team

Our team of professionals will take time to listen to your concerns. They regularly attend training and seminars to keep abreast of advances in dental techniques and materials and are committed to continued professional development. All are committed to the East Mews ethos of providing a high level of care through minimally invasive dentistry, and they provide the standard of care they themselves would expect to receive.

An important aspect of our philosophy is our firm belief that dignity, respect and empathy along with patient involvement and understanding are fundamental to providing high quality care for our patients.

All registered staff adhere to the General Dental Council standards for dental professionals and we are fully registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The Dentists

Dr. Samantha Shreeve

BChD (Leeds) 2004

Dentist

GDC No. 83986

Sam joined the practice in 2007 and was delighted to become the practice principle in 2022. In over 15 years at East Mews, Sam is passionate about fostering the ethos that makes East Mews such a caring and friendly practice. As a mother of three, she has a calming and positive personality which helps adults and children of all ages relax during their visits.  

Sam has extensive experience in restorative and preventative dentistry. Sam also has a keen interest in the relationship between dental health and general wellbeing especially with the increasing evidence of the close association between dental health and the link to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Qualifications and recent courses:
Graduated Leeds Dental School [2004]. 
Totally Composite Course with Dr Vasant 2021
Updated Periodontology treatment course 2023

Upcoming qualifications: 

Cosmetic and Advanced Restorative Dentistry Course with Dr Christopher Orr [Oct 2023] 

Dr. Tessa Ferguson

BDS (Dundee) 2012

Dentist

GDC No. 226986

Tessa began her career in dentistry graduating from the University of Dundee in 2012. After some time volunteering as a dentist in Nepal and Cambodia she did her VT year in Dundee under the mentorship of a dentist with a special interest in Implants.

Her career then took her to Fife and onto Edinburgh before joining us here at East Mews in 2020. Tessa particularly enjoys helping people to overcome their anxiety associated with dental visits, taking her time to sit and listen, calmy going through the options available and then tailoring the treatment to suit the individual.

Additional training in Oral Surgery, Inman Aligners, Periodontology and Tooth Whitening as well as ICON therapy, Implant Restoration and Direct Composite Artistry.

In her spare time Tessa enjoys cooking, travel and art. She is also hoping to train her new puppy, Lily to become a therapy dog.

Dr Sabah Nasar

BDS (London) 2010, MFDS RCSEd (Edinburgh) 2014

Dentist

GDC No. 193828

Sabah graduated at Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ in 2010. She then went on to gain a Diploma of membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery in 2014. She has experience in restoring dental implants, and enjoys the cosmetic alignment of teeth. She is a certified Cfast and Inman aligner provider.

Dr Joanne Kelly

BChD (Leeds) 1995

Dentist

GDC No. 70733

Jo qualified from Leeds University in 1995, and has worked in general practice since. She joined East Mews in September 2022.

Jo enjoys getting to know her patients and treating the whole family.

She is encouraging of nervous patients, providing relaxed treatment to guide them towards losing their phobias of coming to the dentist in the long term. Jo has two children, she is a keen music fan and enjoys cooking and walking her dogs.

Dr Tuba Pishgharavol

Dentist

GDC No. 278296

Dr Tuba Pishgharavol graduated from King’s College London, has worked in various dental practices in South West London, and spent a year in the maxillofacial department of the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.

Tuba also has an MJDF qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons (England). She always listens to patients and tries to meet their needs. In particular, she works well with anxious patients due to her calm, reassuring nature and willingness to understand their fears.

Tuba believes in minimally invasive dentistry and stays updated with new courses and techniques to try and save the patient’s natural teeth as much as possible. Most notably, Tuba has completed the year-long PG Certification with Paul Tipton in advanced restorative dentistry. She also enjoys cosmetic treatment and giving patients the confidence to smile again. She can offer Invisalign treatment to straighten teeth.

Hygienists

Our team of professionals will take time to listen to your concerns. They regularly attend training and seminars to keep abreast of advances in dental techniques and materials and are committed to continued professional development. All are committed to the East Mews ethos of providing a high level of care through minimally invasive dentistry, and they provide the standard of care they themselves would expect to receive.

An important aspect of our philosophy is our firm belief that dignity, respect and empathy along with patient involvement and understanding are fundamental to providing high quality care for our patients.

All registered staff adhere to the General Dental Council standards for dental professionals and we are fully registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Kozue Miura-Giordano

DipDH RDH RDN

Hygienist

GDC No. 124593

Lynda Eaton

CEB Dip Dent Hygiene

Hygienist

GDC No. 1743

Carly Thompson

DipDH RCS Eng

Hygienist

GDC No. 151298

Susan Bailey

Diploma in Dental Hygiene 1999

Hygienist

GDC No. 5457

Nurses

Our Dental Nurses are either qualified and registered with the General Dental Council, or studying for the NEBDN Level3 National Diploma in Dental Nursing. Their constant training provides them with skills to assist the Dentist in delivering your treatment and care. They perform a vital role in ensuring the surgery environment is as safe and pleasant as possible.

Dawn Burrell

GDC No. 154557

Nurse

Dawn is our longest standing member of staff joining in 2002. 21 years at The Mews!  Dawn is a big dog lover ad has recently got a new puppy called Vinny.

Stephanie May-Hills

GDC No. 273957

Nurse and Receptionist

Steph joined the practice in 2016 as a trainee dental nurse and qualified the following year. When asked what she most enjoys about the job she said ‘ working with such a supportive team’

In her spare time, Steph runs a Spray Tanning business from home and works closely with the charity SADS UK fundraising to help install more defibrillators in public areas. 

Lucie Valentova

GDC No. 300540

Nurse and Receptionist

Lucie joined the East Mews crew back in May 2018 as a Receptionist. The team and patients were SO lovely she decided to expand on her skills and become a dental nurse. 😁

It’s now been almost 2 years since she passed her exams and she’s so pleased she did it!

Lucies best thing about working @eastmewsdentalcare is the incredible atmosphere and super friendly colleagues and patients!

Amy Keast

GDC No. 259980

Nurse

Amy joined the practice in April 2022 having qualified as a dental nurse 9 years ago she is very experienced. When asked what she enjoys most about working here Amy said ‘ the practice feels like a family , it is such a lovely environment and I always feel recognised for the work I put in.

Sophie Norton

GDC No. 206513

Nurse and Receptionist

Natalie Innes

GDC No.

Nurse and Receptionist

Natalie joined the practice in 2021 as a trainee dental nurse and qualified the following year in 2022. Natalie most enjoys getting to know the patients’ and helping to making a difference to their oral health. In her free time Natalie is busy with her young family and enjoys music and reading.

Nidina Sewduth

GDC No. 301078

Nurse

Nidina started working here as a trainee dental nurse in 2018 and qualified in 2021. Nidina has extensive experience in the care profession and when she isn’t at work she is looking after her daughter Amber. Nidina loves being part of the team here at East Mews and is always trying to do more Tik Tok videos! 

Gina Leadbeatter

GDC No. 169355

Nurse and Oral Health Educator

Reception Team

Our reception team will guide you through and will make your visit to our practice a pleasant one. They are your first point of contact, so they have been carefully selected to be friendly and competent. They will guide you through every stage of your visit.

Tracey Edwards

Receptionist

Tracey joined the practice in 2023. Her favourite part of working here is meeting and helping the patients. In her spare time she enjoys running and yoga. 

Liz Wicks

Receptionist

Liz joined the practice as a receptionist 2016 . When asked what she enjoys the most about working here at East Mews, she said,’ It’s got to be the wonderful team I work with. ‘ Liz has had a varies career including live rail announcements on BBC radio Kent finishing up with reception duties at East Mews. Liz will sadly be retiring in June and we will miss her a great deal but she has promised to come to all staff parties and events!

Michelle Skeet, GDC no. 105652

Practice Management

As well as being our Practice Manager Michelle is our Head Nurse and Radiography Lead. Behind the scenes Michelle works to ensure our practice runs smoothly, overseeing policies and procedures for the benefit of patients and supporting the team. Please contact Michelle with any queries you may have about your dental care and your experiences at the practice