About Us

The Sussex Dental Group

About the Sussex Dental Group

Sussex Dental Group was established in West Hove as a single surgery practice (originally known as Portslade Dental Centre) in October 2002 by Dr E. Lazanakis.
Since then two additional practices have joined the group in Portslade Village and Crawley. Sussex Dental Group has 15 surgeries and more than 50 staff across the 3 practices and serves over 20000 patients in Brighton, Hove, Crawley, Horsham, Gatwick, Portslade and the surrounding areas.
Our ethos is to provide the very best in patient care in an environment that is warm, relaxing and inviting. Our team are on hand to advise you every step of the way throughout your dental journey offering consistent high quality dental treatment at affordable prices.
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MEET THE TEAM

Sussex Dental Group pride itself on the great people we have working for us. Several members of our team have been with us for many years which help us forge great relationships with our patients.

Dentist
Emmanuel Lazanakis

Emmanuel is one of the founding partners of the practices and the Director of the Sussex Dental Group

Dentist
Venetia Ververis

Vanessa joined SDG in 2005 after graduating from University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg in 2004.

Dentist
Chris Pappas

Chris is very popular with patients and has a vast experience in general dentistry

Dentist
Elisavet Charpidou

Elisavet graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Greece in 2004

Dentist
Georgios Grigoriou

Georgios graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Greece in 2003.

Dentist
Mark Kimber

Mark joined SDG in March 2007 and he qualified in Sheffield in 1989 (BDS). He worked in Manchester for 2 years, then Rochdale, Lancashire for 6 more years before moving to Brighton in 1998.

Dentist
Dimitris Soultos

Dimitris qualified from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2003

Dentist
Bruno Costa

Bruno Costa qualified as a dentist at Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Portugal

Dentist
Bernardo Bonito

Bernardo joined the Portslade Dental Centre in May 2011, after spending 18 months in Northern Ireland

Dentist
Faizal Sameja

Faizal is a general dental practitioner and NHS and Intermediate Minor Oral Surgery (IMOS) Provider who gradworking at Sussex Dental Group having joined the team in 2015.

Dentist
Alina Siembida-George

Alina graduated from Jagiellonian University, Cracov, Poland in 1995, she did the English qualification in 2008 and joined Sussex Dental Group in 2009.

Dentist
Shivangi Mehta

Shiv qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2009 and was awarded the University of Liverpool Dental Association Prize for 2009.

Dentist
Manar El-Alami

Manar qualified from King's College, London with Honours in 2009

Dentist
Rebecca Barr

Rebecca has been living in Brighton for the last 6 years and spent a year working in a hospital before joining Sussex Dental Group in 2016.

Dentist
Satnam Louis

Sat qualified from Manchester University in 1995 and joined the practice in 2017

Dentist
Huzefa Shamsuddin

Huzefa graduated from Barts and The London in 2008. Having completed by vocational training in south London, he went on to work in several practices in East Sussex, Hampshire and South London. This also involved a year long senior house officer post as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Kent.

Dental Hygienist
Helena Mercer

Helena Mercer graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2013.

Dental Hygienist
Rebecca Levine

Becky qualified as a dental hygienist from Kings College in 1996.

Dental Hygienist
Izabela Zychlinska

Iza qualified as a dental hygienist/therapist from King's College London in 2012.

Senior Dental Nurse
Raine White

Raine has worked at Portslade Dental Centre since February 2005.

Senior Dental Nurse
Petra Muchitsch

Petra qualified in 1991 from Innsbruck University in Austria as a Dental Nurse

Group Operations Manager
Nicola Foulstone

Nicola joined as Group Operations Manager in January 2017 bringing with her 17 years of HR, Office and Operations Management. She has responsibility for all 3 practices but is mainly based in the West Hove Practice.

Practice Manager
Sue McVey

Sue joined Broadfield Dental Centre when it first opened in September 2004 and has loved watching it grow from strength to strength, becoming one of the biggest NHS practices in Crawley.

Practice Manager
Anna Grigoriou

As well as holding a Masters Degree in English, Anna is a fully qualified dental nurse and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the practice.

Practice Manager
Marzena Zak

Marzena joined the practice in 2008. She has many years experience as a dental nurse and qualified as a Dental Implant Nurse in 2012.

Senior Receptionist
Maria Millerick

Maria joined the practice in 2009 and holds the position of Senior Receptionist.

Senior Receptionist
Kim Marden

Kim's role involves interacting with patients, greeting them with a friendly manner and putting them at ease

Receptionist
Pam Corcoran

Pam has worked at the SDG -Portslade Village for a number of years, and now knows many of the patients that attend by first name.

Receptionist
Wendy Miller

Wendy joined Sussex Dental Group in 2007 and has lived near the Portslade Village practice for all her life.

Receptionist
Sharon Boomer

Sharon has worked in private dentistry for over 20 years and joined Sussex Dental Group in 2011.

Receptionist
Karen Delvaux

Karen joined the reception team in January 2017 and brings with her 15 years of dental nursing and practice management. She is really enjoy being part of the friendly team here and looks forward to assisting the patients on their dental journey within the practice.

Receptionist
Milly Earle

Milly joined the practice as a receptionist in the summer of 2016

Receptionist
Callie Fullick

Callie joined Broadfield Dental Centre in Dec 2009 part time having just left college qualifying as a level 3 hairdresser.

Receptionist
Laia Carbó Baños

Laia joined the practice in March 2017 as a Receptionist

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OUR CENTRES

West Hove

SDG – West Hove

Welcome to SDG West Hove (formerly Portslade Dental Centre), providing dental care to residents of Brighton, Hove, Portslade, Shoreham and the surrounding areas. SDG West Hove was established in October 2002 and is part of the Sussex Dental Group. Every year our practice provides dental care to over 10,000 registered patients. We have seven fully…

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Portslade Village

SDG – Portslade Village

Welcome to SDG Portslade Village (formerly The Old Village Dental Centre), providing quality dental care to the residents of Brighton, Hove, Portslade, Shoreham and the surrounding areas. SDG Portslade Village has been established at its current site for over 30 years. It joined the Sussex Dental Group in 2007. Every year our practice provides dental care to…

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Crawley

SDG – Crawley

Welcome to SDG Crawley (formerly Broadfield Dental Centre), providing quality dental care to the residents of Crawley, Horsham, Gatwick and the surrounding areas. SDG Crawley was established in September 2004 and is part of the Sussex Dental Group. Every year our practice provides dental care to over 8,000 registered patients. We have six fully equipped modern…

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LOCATIONS

SDG – West Hove
116 - 120 St Andrew's Road
Portslade
Brighton, East Sussex
BN41 1DE
SDG – Portslade Village
39 High Street
Portslade Old Village
Portslade, East Sussex
BN41 2LH
SDG – Crawley
2nd Floor, Barton House
Broadfield
Crawley, West Sussex
RH11 9BA