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.


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.

Emmanuel Lazanakis

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

Venetia Ververis

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

Chris Pappas

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

Elisavet Charpidou

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

Georgios Grigoriou

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

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.

Anirudh Kapoor

Anirudh joined the practice in 2017as an Associate Dentist

Dan Roworth

Dan qualified in 1996 from Copenhagen University. He has worked in Sussex since 1999, and is very experienced in general dentistry.

Dimitris Soultos

Dimitris qualified from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2003

Bruno Costa

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

Bernardo Bonito

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

Faizal Sameja

Faizal has a special interest in Oral Surgery with extensive experience in performing complex dental extractions. In addition he is places Implants to help restore missing teeth.

Oral Surgery Dentist
Fahad Jamil

Fahad is a visiting oral surgery and implant dentist in several dental practices and also works as a hospital surgeon where he undertakes more complex surgical cases under intravenous sedation and general anaesthetic.

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.

Shivangi Mehta

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

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.

Iva Roberts

Dental Hygienist
Paul Ash

Senior Dental Nurse
Raine White

Raine has worked at Portslade Dental Centre since February 2005.

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
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.

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.

Wendy Miller

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

Sharon Boomer

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



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…

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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…

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SDG – Crawley

Please note: We have moved!! SDG – Crawley are pleased to confirm we are now operating from our new premises on the corner of  Coachmans Drive and Broadfield Place, RH11 9YZ. We look forward to welcoming you to the new premises.   Welcome to SDG Crawley (formerly Broadfield Dental Centre), providing quality dental care to…

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SDG – Portslade Village
39 High Street
Portslade Old Village
Portslade, East Sussex
BN41 2LH
SDG – West Hove
116 - 120 St Andrew's Road
Brighton, East Sussex
BN41 1DE
SDG – Crawley
Cnr of Broadfield Place & Coachmans Drive
Crawley, West Sussex
RH11 9YZ