Qualified from: DipDS, MFGDP(UK), MSc Restorative Greece, 2008
GDC No: 176287
Filippos qualified in dentistry from Aristotle University in Greece. After working as a dentist for the Greek military, he relocated to the UK. His passion for restorative dentistry has been his driving force and he has completed his Master’s degree in Restorative Dentistry at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute (London) in 2015 with Distinction. Since arriving at Tonbridge Dental Centre, Filippos’ friendly and empathetic nature has made him a firm favourite with patients. He provides implant solution based dentistry ranging from single tooth replacement, to bridges and denture stabilisation using the Straumann implant system. He enjoys working with modern techniques and materials to ensure predictable results with minimal intervention. Filippos has compiled a portfolio of advanced restorative and periodontal cases and can offer treatment under conscious sedaton. His particular interest is in restoring the worn dentition as well as treating gum disease patients. In his spare time, Filippos loves cooking and living healthily.
Dr.Lastelle van Wyk
Qualified from: BChD Stell, South Africa, 1984
GDC No: 72613
Lastelle graduated as a dentist in 1984 from the Stellenbosch University in South Africa. She also obtained a post graduate diploma in restorative dentistry in 2001. She practiced in her own private practice for 10 years before moving to the UK in 2003. Lastelle has been at Tonbridge Dental Centre since 2005 and has a very loyal base of patients. She strives to deliver excellent and honest dental work. Lastelle has travelled the world with her husband and two daughters, and has also lived in Canada and Namibia. Lastelle is a keen lover of great food and wine and all outdoor activities. She also enjoys the cinema and some retail therapy in her spare time.
Qualified from: BChD Stell, South Africa, 1984
GDC No: 81720
Leon has been with Tonbridge Dental Centre many years and is very well known in the Tonbridge area due to his large following of patients. He qualified from Stellenbosch University and relocated to the UK in 2003. He has a special interest in root canal therapy and carries out this procedure for referring dentists. His motto with dentistry is to “Keep it Simple”. With that in mind, he works closely with our specialists, to ensure his patients have the very best treatment under one roof without the need for endless referral letters between practices. Away from work, Leon has three grown up daughters who all live in different continents which ensures he keeps his air miles topped up. He is keen golfer and is consistently improving his handicap and when the weather clears up he is also an amateur gardener.
Qualified from: BDS London Lond,United Kingdom, 2001
GDC No: 79739
Ross qualified from Guy’s hospital in 2001, with degrees in Psychology and Dentistry. Ross has an academic mind as well as practical hands and so embarked on a career based both in hospital and specialist /general practice. He quickly became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, and has been a clinical teacher at King’s and Guy’s hospitals. Before joining TDC in 2011, he worked in a oral surgery referral practice for 6 years. He particularly enjoys treating anxious patients and is fully qualified to administer intra-venous sedation. Ross takes referrals from his colleagues and local dentists for difficult extractions, anxious patients and medically compromised patients.
With his excellent surgical skills, Ross places many implants for both his own patients and those from other dentists within the practice, and the cross team approach is something which Ross particularly enjoys. Ross is nearing the end of his Masters Degree in Dental Implantology, at the University of Bristol. This is a highly regarded degree course, at one of the country’s top universities. Ross was selected for the course because of his broad experience in general practice and his dedication to implantology and surgical aspects of dentistry.
Ross has also been a stand-up comedian in London and is a keen cyclist, swimmer and devoted father.
Qualified from: Dip Dent Hygiene RCS United Kingdom, 2011
GDC No: 161434
Gemma qualified from the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital in London in 2012. Prior to her training in dental hygiene, Gemma worked here as a dental nurse for two years working with most of the dentists during this time. Gemma grew up in Maidstone and attended Maidstone Grammar School for Girls. After A-Levels she went to University College for the Creative Arts and studied a Foundation Art and Design Course. It was during this time that Gemma decided to get a job here at Tonbridge Dental Centre as a dental nurse, which led to her qualifying as a hygienist. Gemma leads a very active lifestyle, she has three dogs and often goes home to walk them at lunch. Gemma also enjoys running and going to the gym.
Dr.Daniel De Jager
Qualified from: BChD Pretoria 1982 South Africa, 1982
GDC No: 59309
Danny has many years of experience in general dentistry having trained originally in Pretoria, South Africa, and has been at Tonbridge Dental Centre since 2003. He treats many families in the local area through several generations and his new patients often come as referrals from his current patients. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, in particular, placing comfortable dentures, conventional crown and bridge work and root canal therapy. He has a ground floor surgery will full disabled access. When Danny is not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and two grown up children and the odd round of golf.
Qualified from: BDS MJDF RCS DIP CLIN HYP MORTH RCS DDSC (ORTH), first degree from Cardiff University, specialist degree from Liverpool University United Kingdom, 2005
GDC No: 85271
Gareth gained his initial qualification as a Dental Surgeon in 2005 from the University of Wales in Cardiff. While studying he won numerous awards including the Magdalen Morgan Scholarship; the JWS Laboratory Award and the Dental Defence Union Audit Award. Gareth gained his second degree, a Specialist Doctorate degree in Orthodontics, from Liverpool University in 2009 – the same year that he was awarded membership to the Royal College of Surgeons. Here he won the Liverpool Orthodontic Shield; a Membership in Orthodontics case prize and the Geoffrey Fletcher Scholarship to undertake further research in the United States.
He has worked and trained in various parts of Wales, England, and Australia and enjoys achieving excellent results for his patients. Gareth has a wealth of experience in all forms of orthodontic appliances and treatment types. In his spare time he enjoys cooking a variety of foods as well as climbing.
Qualified from: CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1974 United Kingdom, 1974
GDC No: 1176
Sue qualified in 1974 from the Royal Dental Hospital London where she then started her career in hygiene at Priory House in Oxsted. Sue has been at Tonbridge Dental Centre since 2006.She enjoys helping anxious patients overcome their fears of dental hygiene procedures and finds patience and understanding goes a long way. Sue is married with two grown up children and a grandchild to add to the joys of family life. Outside of work she enjoys going to the theatre, gardening, dining out as well as being our very own secret knitter. Sue also enjoys travelling Europe especially Italy.
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