Exceptional care from our wonderful team

At Hurst Dental & Implant Clinic, we are dedicated to providing you with the very best in dental care. Our friendly and welcoming team bring a wealth of experience to our practice and give you the high standards of service you deserve. Our clinical staff are all registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) and adhere to the regulations governing the profession.
About us

Our team

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    Dr Anu Jawahar

    Dr Anu Jawahar

    Principal Dentist

    MFDS RCS Edinburgh

    GDC Number: 136803

    Anu became the principal dentist at Hurst Dental & Implant Clinic in 2015, and has been working as a dentist in West Sussex for many years.

    Anu graduated in 2002 in India and undertook post graduate training in the UK Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at St Bartholomews and Royal London Hospital. Anu completed her Foundation in Implant Training qualification in 2014, and graduated from the University of Manchester with a Merit in her Master’s degree in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry in 2019. She has also been a member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since 2005.

    Anu’s passion is oral surgery, and she enjoys being able to help her patients with bespoke, gentle and precise care. She loves delivering a good smile, and making her patients happy gives her a boost. Anu has integrated implant and digital dentistry at Hurst Dental & Implant Clinic, using the latest technology and techniques to enhance the patient experience.

    Anu’s favourite part of her job is the interaction with people and hearing about their life stories. These inspire her and motivate her. Some or most people have had struggles in life and the power of human resilience always blows her mind and inspires her further. At Hurst Dental & Implant Clinic, there are many elderly patients and talking to them about their younger days makes her day.

    Outside of work, Anu enjoys reading, swimming and gymming. Recently she learnt to play the piano and she is also learning Italian. It goes without saying though that making a hearty curry on a Sunday and sharing it with her family tops everything!

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    Davinia Serrano Vivas

    Davinia Serrano Vivas

    Dentist with Special Interest in Endodontics

    GDC Number: 268811

    Davinia qualified in 2014 from the University of the Basque Country, Spain, and gained experience working for a year in the Hospital of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She went on to gain a postgraduate certificate in Endodontics in Valencia in 2015, and expertise in Endodontic Surgery in Bilbao in 2017. Davinia also gained expertise in Dental Traumatology in Madrid in 2017.

    Davinia is currently completing a Master’s degree in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London.

    A big part of Davinia’s day-to-day work is providing root canal treatments, which she really enjoys. She is also extremely passionate about aesthetic dentistry, the treatment and restoration of worn down and failing dentition, and full mouth rehabilitations. Davinia enjoys being able to give her patients a second chance at a healthy and beautiful smile and providing them with long-term stability from their teeth.

    In her spare time, Davinia enjoys horse riding and spending time with her family.

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    Dr Maria Raines

    Dr Maria Raines

    Dentist with Special Interest in Periodontics

    GDC Number: 78998

    Maria has been working in the UK since 2001. Prior to joining the team at Hurst Dental Practice, Maria was the head dentist in two practices in Kent.

    Maria is currently completing a Master’s degree in Periodontal Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. Special interest in Periodontology and have been accepting referrals for a number of years. Maria is passionate about her education; she has postgraduate qualifications from the University of London in Restorative Dentistry and Implantology. In addition to her dental qualification Maria has a degree in Psychology.

    Maria has vast experience in private dentistry. She is fully trained in Invisalign and has completed a significant number of cases. Alongside her Periodontal services Maria also has a passion for Oral Surgery, including difficult surgical extractions. She especially likes treating nervous patients.

    In her spare time, Maria enjoys arts and crafts and spending time with her family.

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    Dr Abanoub Beshara

    Dentist

    GDC Number: 290484

    Abanoub (Abz) graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2020. He really enjoys helping patients improve their smiles with composite veneers and using advanced biomimetic techniques to restore badly broken down teeth. He also has an interest in smile design and smile makeovers.

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    Ibrahim Numan

    Dental Therapist

    GDC Number: 243372

    Ibrahim grew up in East London, where he studied for a degree in Biology at UEL before embarking on a career in dentistry. He completed his dental therapist training at the Eastman Dental Hospital. Since graduating, Ibrahim has worked in private practices across London and East Sussex.

    Ibrahim is the elected London and South East representative for the British Association of Dental Therapy (BADT).

    He has a strong passion for paediatric and cosmetic dentistry. He loves meeting people from different walks of life and making a difference. Whether that’s helping someone get out of pain or building someone’s confidence to smile more. Sometimes, it can be as simple as making the dental experience a pleasant and memorable one, especially if it’s their first visit or they are a nervous patient. He loves all apsects of his job but probably the best part is the variety his role offers and the difference he can make to patients on a day to day basis.

    In his spare time, Ibrahim enjoys staying active by running and taking part in half marathons. He has run 4 half marathons, although his knees are not what they used to be! Therefore, he has started to get back into swimming. He still plays some football and loves supporting his team at the weekends.

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    Alex Lee

    Alex Lee

    Hygienist

    GDC Number: 121843

    Alex graduated as a Dental Hygienist from the Eastman Dental Hospital in London, where she was awarded the prize of clinical excellence from her tutors. Since qualifying, Alex has worked in general practice across Sussex and London, helping her patients achieve and maintain healthy smiles.

    Alex has a wide range of interests and hobbies, and spends her spare time travelling, scuba diving, cycling and paddle boarding.

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    Steven Scannel

    Hygienist

    GDC Number: 200399

    Steven qualified as a dental hygienist from the University of Essex in 2019. Prior to working as a dental hygienist he worked in Brighton as a dental nurse for 10 years. Steven enjoys many aspects of his role, and particularly loves receiving positive feedback from patients when they’ve had a good experience.

    In his spare time, he enjoys playing squash, going paddle boarding and walking his dog.

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    Nina Powell

    Nina Powell

    Dental Nurse

    GDC Number: 111505

    Nina is a qualified Dental Nurse with an NVQ Level 3 in Oral Health Care. Her duties include assisting both the dentist and the patient in the chair receiving treatment, and she is responsible for maintaining a high standard of cross infection control in the practice. Nina’s friendly approach helps her patients feel at ease while undergoing treatment. She also ensures the smooth running of the surgery.

    Her favourite part of her role is engaging with the patients and making them feel comfortable in what can be an anxious situation.

    Outside of work, Nina enjoys walking in the countryside or by the sea. She loves gardening, reading, baking and spending time with her family.

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    Charlotte Foat

    Charlotte Foat

    Trainee Dental Nurse

    Charlotte joined the practice in August 2022. She is a trainee dental nurse and really enjoys interacting with the patients. She finds assisting with the more complex treatments very interesting.

    In her spare time, Charlotte loves going out and socialising.

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    Rekha Unnikrishnan

    Rekha Unnikrishnan

    Trainee Dental Nurse

    Rekha achieved her BDS from Rajiv Gandhi University, India, in 2016. She then went on to gain a Master’s degree in Public Health and Community Wellbeing at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, graduating in 2022.

    After deciding to pursue a career in dental nursing, Rekha joined Hurst Dental & Implant Clinic as a Trainee Dental Nurse in June 2023. She enjoys working in the friendly and busy practice environment, and learning a lot from her supportive colleagues. Rekha also enjoys getting to know the patients.

    In her spare time, Rekha enjoys reading and going for long walks with friends.

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    Jessica Sharp

    Dental Receptionist

    Jess has been working at the practice for 10 months and has settled in nicely as our dental receptionist. She loves interacting with the patients. Knowing that the patients walk out of the practice happy and with a fresh, bright smile makes the job all worth it. Jess would like to become a dental nurse in the future.

    In her spare time, she enjoys playing golf and she loves being outdoors. When she’s not enjoying fresh air, she spends quality time with her family or reads a good book.

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    Nick West

    Practice Manager

    Nick joined the practice in February 2023 and has settled in perfectly into his role as practice manager. He particularly enjoys interacting with the patients and finds it rewarding seeing what dentistry can do for a person’s self esteem.

    Nick is obsessed with all things football, with a bit of Formula One racing on the side. When he is not indulging these passions, he can be found walking in the beautiful countryside, reading a good book or taking photographs.

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