Meet The Team
At the Perfect Smile Clinic our team is made up of dedicated professionals who are passionate about dentistry and committed to excellence. This multidisciplinary team is able to offer a full range of services accessible to patients of all ages, ensuring the best outcome for your dental health. We practise safely and effectively, in the best interests of patients.
Rouzbeh N Elahi
Rouzbeh N ElahiPrincipal Dentist GDC No: 82089
Rouzbeh qualified as a dentist from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden in 2001. He worked for the first few years in Stockholm which was in a private dental setting. He was also actively involved in oral and maxillofacial research projects at Karolinska Institute.
After moving to Colchester in 2003 he started working in a busy practice in Essex. In 2004, Rouzbeh started working at Orthoworld where he continued to work until 2012.
Rouzbeh has established and built up practices in Suffolk since 2006 and has been at the Perfect Smile Clinic since 2009.
In 2011 he obtained the Diploma in the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons. He also attended numerous courses in Orthodontics over a 3 year period.
Rouzbeh is passionate about Smile Design and Cosmetic Dentistry with Orthodontics and Invisalign as a complement to reaching the best result for his patients.
In 2012 Rouzbeh started studying law and in 2016 he completed his post-graduate law degree and is continuing a side by side interest in law and dentistry. This led him to work at the CAB in Sudbury part-time during 2013.
Rouzbeh’s vision of dentistry is an ethical and patient focused care where it is the patient’s interest and need that guides the treatment plan.
He is also involved with a dental charity, The Dental Mavericks, traveling to Morocco and providing urgent dental care for Children in the Rif mountains.
When Rouzbeh is not working or studying he spends time with his wife Sanaz and two girls. He plays tennis and attends yoga classes, but has a long way to go when it comes to the latter.
Sanaz NamazyPrincipal Dentist GDC No: 82088
Sanaz qualified from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden 16 years ago and worked there for 2 years before moving to Colchester. Since then she has undertaken extensive post graduate modules in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry whilst practicing general dentistry.
Her approach to dentistry is to treat the person, and not the ‘patient’ behind the teeth or smile. As such, Sanaz, as she prefers first name basis, maintains a friendly yet highly professional approach to dentistry. This encompasses taking the time to understand the patients’ needs, concerns and objectives so that she can deliver the best possible care and outcomes, from simple fillings to full mouth rehabilitations.
Sanaz is most passionate about ‘Non surgical facial rejuvenation’ using Botox. Her focus is to provide her loyal patients with the most current, comfortable and gratifying treatment as an affordable investment. As she puts it “I treat all my patients as I’d want my family treated; there’s just no other way! I want my patients to feel relaxed and in control of their treatment.”
Sami NamazyPrincipal DDS, MSc Dr Sami Namazy (DDS) Gothenburg, Sweden 2006, (MSc) with Distinction in Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry, Manchester, UK 2015. GDC No: 102467
Sami qualified in Gothenburg Sweden (DDS) in 2006. He has a vast experience of working in Private Clinics providing an exceptional standard of dentistry and gives patients on going excellent oral health care emphasizing on preventative care. He has a specific interest in the field of cosmetic dentistry and has a MSc with distinction in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry from Manchester University. He also uses the latest techniques to help patients achieve a smile they have always wanted with minimum destruction to their teeth. With his calm & caring nature, even the most nervous patients feel at ease.
Dentists with a special interest
Nami FarkhondehPractice limited to Implant Dentistry & Periodontology GDC No: 72287
After completing his dental degree at the Royal London Hospital and a year of vocational training, Nami held a number of positions as Senior House Officer and staff grade in oral and maxillofacial surgery in some of the most prestigious hospitals in England. This is where he learned his basic and advanced oral surgical skills and gained his membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons.
He then undertook his Masters of Science training programme at Guys, King’s and St Thomas’ Hospital where he learned all aspects of periodontology. He has also completed the Gold Standard Advanced Diploma in an implant dentistry course at the Royal College of Surgeons, England.
Nami is also trained in dental sedation and is affiliated with a number of societies, including British Society of Periodontology, International Team for Implantology and the Society for Advancement of Anaesthesia in dentistry.
Currently he divides his time between working in a private practice and as a clinical lecturer teaching postgraduate dental students on the MSc programmes in both periodontology and implant dentistry.
In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, reading and playing the guitar.
If you would like to find out more, please visit his website http://www.namifarkhondeh.co.uk
Anil KatechiaDr Anil Katechia BDS(Lon) PgCert(Rest) MSc(Endo) GDC No: 80982
Anil Katechia is our Dentist with Special interest in Endodontics. He graduated from Barts & The London, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2002, where he obtained a distinction in Adult Oral Health and has since worked in a number of general dental practices. He always provides high quality dental care to his patients.
In 2005 he achieved postgraduate certification in Restorative Dental Practice from the renowned UCL Eastman Dental Institute. And went on to complete several further postgraduate courses. He is also a certified Invisalign® provider. Anil returned to The Eastman in 2013, to complete a full time Masters degree in Endodontics, and is currently working towards membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and his first published article in the endodontic press.
Anil divides his time as a part-time Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Barts & The London, teaching Restorative Dentistry to final-year undergraduate students and providing general and endodontic care at a number of dental practices.
His areas of special interest are Endodontics, cosmetic and adhesive dentistry and tooth whitening.
Sunkanmi OlaoreGDC No: 244299
Dr Sunkanmi Oladeji Olaore qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2008 and 2013 where he won the Christopher Gaites prize in orthodontics and merit in special care dentistry. He has since worked in oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery at various hospitals in the UK and was the clinical lead for minor oral surgery for the Oasis (BUPA) group Northern Ireland.
Dr Sunkanmi Oladeji Olaore is on track to complete his Master’s degree in Minor oral surgery in 2019 from the University of Plymouth, and has completed his education in advanced aspects of surgical dental implant placement and restorations, alongside bone grafting and sinus lifts as part of British academy of Implant and Restorative Dentistry and Institute of clinical excellence. With special interest in oral surgery, implantology and facial aesthetics, he has published several articles in the professional circular and has delivered presentations on implant dentistry. Has been a guest speaker for TBR implant masterclass and proficient at placing Strauman, TBR, Bicon implants and Bredent implants
Dr Sunkanmi Oladeji Olaore is committed to continuing education and has mentored undergraduate students and postgraduate students alike. With his desire to deliver clinical excellence, Dr Sunkanmi Oladeji Olaore is always pursuing further knowledge and education.
Dr Tanima Mannan-Stammers
Dr Tanima Mannan-StammersBSc(Hons) BDS(Lond) PGME MJDF RCS (Eng) GDC No: 229963
The Perfect Smile Clinic would like to welcome Tanima to the practice.
Tanima qualified as a Dentist from Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2012 and has 8 years’ experience working in General Dental Practices across East of England.
Tanima is a qualified Trainer in Dentistry, she graduated with a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical and Dental Education from the University of Bedfordshire in 2014. She has extensive experience in training Nurses and Dentists having worked as an NHS Educational Supervisor for Health Education England for 3 years. She values Postgraduate Education highly and whilst working has now completed 3 out of 4 years of a Double Masters programme in Advanced Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics MClinDent at Kings College London. Tanima is a member of The Royal College of Surgeons England, a certified Aesthetic Practitioner with Harley Academy and Invisalign Provider.
This is what Tanima says about herself:
I would consider myself as professional, empathetic in my approach taking time and consideration to provide ethical treatment for patients. I enjoy undertaking new and exciting challenges in all aspects of my work and education.
Tanima offers a wide range of Advanced Cosmetic treatments:
- Veneer Smile Makeovers
- Complex Cosmetic Crown and Bridgework
- Full Mouth Rehabilitation
- Advanced Dentures
- Implant Restorations
- Clear Braces – Invisalign Go Provider for short course Orthodontics.
- Facial Aesthetics – in Botox A and Dermal fillers.
- Inhalation Sedation
If you would like to make and appointment or a consultation for any of the above treatments, please feel free to speak to our Treatment Coordinator, Mandie.
Geoff O'SullivanDentist GDC No: 54495
Following qualification in 1980, Geoff worked as an associate at practices in Kent and Colchester. He was also a clinical assistant at the former Turner Village Hospital, whilst also assisting in oral surgery at Essex County Hospital. He then also worked at a hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for six months before buying his first practice in Newmarket, Suffolk in 1986. The practice started as single handed, but employed two further dentists when it was sold in 2002. In the meantime, he purchased a practice in Dedham in 1987, which he worked in part-time until 2002. This has now developed into the present day full time practice.
He is married to his wife Audrey, who is a dental hygienist, and they have two sons.
Ana PintoDentist GDC No: 167836
Ana graduated in Portugal in 2008 and then shortly moved to the UK in 2009. She has undertaken many courses since graduating in 2008 and in many countries such as in the UK, Spain, Portugal and Romania. She has also attended a certificated course in Seville in the area of orthodontics.
She has also completed a renowned course in restorative dentistry in London which was mentored by Dr Paul Tipton (the President of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry). Her main interests in dentistry are odontopaediatrics (children) and minimally invasive dentistry. She also likes working with nervous patients to make them more comfortable in receiving dental treatment.
Lesley HolmesPractice Manager - Lesley - Practice Manager GDC No: 158861
Lesley has worked in the dental industry for over 23 years, where she started out as a qualified dental nurse. She gained valuable experience in both hospital and practice environments.
She is now proud to be the Practice Manager here at the Perfect Smile Clinic Ltd and she thoroughly enjoys working alongside a wonderful team delivering the highest standards of care to our patients.
Amanda, or Mandie as she is more commonly known, began her career in dentistry in 1981 as a dental nurse and she particularly enjoyed working in oral surgery and spent two years working at Barnet General Hospital, where she was working alongside dentists, Senior House Officers and maxillofacial consultants. After returning to work at a dental practice based in London, she worked her way up to become Practice Manager and looked after a great team of dentists and nurses for ten years.
Mandie moved to Sudbury ten years ago and became a mum for the third time. After a short career break she decided she would like to take her career in a new direction and qualified as a community support worker. Mandie is now back in dentistry and enjoying work on reception and helping our new patients to feel welcome and at ease. Mandie also enjoys making sure that our existing patients are happy with their visit to our practice. Mandie is always on hand to answer and listen to any queries or suggestions they may have.
She really enjoys being part of an amazing family-based dental practice. She has formed close relationships with her colleagues both inside and outside of her working environment. Mandie is a mum to three children and she has one lovely granddaughter and in her spare time she enjoys musical theatre weekends away with family. Mandie also enjoys her holidays in the sun!
Jennifer KingHygienist GDC No: 135415
Jennifer, or Jenny as she is more commonly known, qualified as a dental hygienist at the University of Essex in 2013. Prior to this, Jenny worked as dental nurse for 12 years. She enjoys educating and motivating her patients to improve their oral hygiene.
Outside of work, she has recently moved home with her husband and two children and is about to embark on an exciting renovation project.
Emma McNallyDental Hygienist GDC No: 209430
After 10 years as a dental nurse, Emma progressed her career to become a dental hygienist. She graduated from university with a distinction in dental hygiene and has joined us as one of our hygienists. She has a calming nature which helps with treating anxious patients and helping them to feel at ease and improve their dental health. She intends to advance her skills with a masters in periodontology in the future.
Emma enjoys living a healthy lifestyle with a keen interest in nutrition. She likes to get involved with yoga and running, whilst exercising on a daily basis.
Lauren McCartneyQualified Dental Nurse
Lauren began her dental nursing career in 2009 as a trainee and then qualified early in 2011. She then joined the Perfect Smile Clinic Ltd in March 2014. She works closely alongside our Dentist with Special Interest, Dr Anil Katechia, and general dentist Ana Pinto. She enjoys all aspects of general and specialised dentistry. But she particularly enjoys cosmetic work and the reward of seeing her patients smile with confidence and leave with their “perfect smile”.
Outside of work, Lauren loves to care for and ride her horse Benny, enjoys going out with friends and her work colleagues. She enjoys attending festivals and live comedy shows!
Sian CreightonTrainee Dental Nurse
Sian joined the Perfect Smile Clinic Ltd team as a trainee dental nurse in September 2015 and is currently undertaking her apprenticeship in dental nursing at Colchester Institute.
After 8 years of working as an administrator, she decided that she would like to change direction in her career. Sian though it would be best to build upon her existing skills in a more practical role.
Sian works alongside Principle Dentist Doctor Sami Namazy and dental hygienist Emma McNally. She enjoys all aspects of dental nursing. But is particularly interested in cosmetic dentistry, hygiene and dental therapy.
In the future, she would like to study oral health science at university. And also take on additional dental nurse duties including: dental sedation nursing, dental implant nursing, oral health education, and fluoride application.
Outside of work, Sian enjoys yoga and Zumba classes, music, swimming and cooking. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also has a keen interest in diet and nutrition and is currently completing a distance learning course in Nutritional Therapy.
Sam CousinsQualified Dental Nurse
Sam started her career at the practice in 2006 where she trained and then qualified in 2009. She has been at the practice for 14 years and enjoys all aspects of her job but has a particular interest in orthodontic treatment using Invisalign. She has recently trained to use the iTero Scanner which creates a digital 3D map of your teeth. Sam also completed her SAAD national course in conscious sedation in 2018.
She works closely alongside principle dentist Dr Rouzbeh Elahi, who have been working together for 8 years. Sam feels very proud to be part of such an amazing team, we are a family practice, and our aim is to make everyone feel welcome and at ease when they visit the practice.
Outside of work Sam is a married mother of two girls and has a 10-year-old miniature schnauzer. She also enjoys fitness, holidays and spending time with friends and family.
Mary FitzpatrickQualified Dental Nurse
Mary qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1992 and also holds post qualifications in Oral Health Education and Dental Sedation Nursing.
She has worked in many different practices in her career, and joined the Perfect Smile Clinic in 2015. She particularly enjoys the complex aspects of dentistry involving Implants and Periodontal surgery. Mary loves to see and do things that she has not done before, which she feels keeps her on her toes. She feels that the Perfect Smile Clinic team are kind and considerate people both inside and outside of working life.
Outside of work, Mary has a six year old daughter and six cats which keep her very busy.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking in the kitchen with her daughter making different cakes and biscuits.
Kayliegh WallsGDC No: 234961
Kayleigh started dental nursing in 2012 and joined the Perfect Smile Clinic in 2019. Kayleigh has worked in many dental practices and is happy to find a team that’s like a family. A friendly face and loves welcoming patients with a smile. Outside of work, Kayleigh loves to draw and design wall stickers for her online art shop. In her spare time she’s always out for walkies with her rescue border collie Matilda
Emily WebsterGDC No: 235086
Emily has been dental nursing for over 10 years and joined Perfect Smile Clinic in August 2020. Emily has a wide range experience within the dental field and has a passion for specialised dentistry including minor oral surgery, implants and sedation. Emily works in both areas of our dental practice, nursing offering chair side assistants to our dentists and also at reception dealing and helping with patients queries and questions. Outside of work Emily enjoys being with her family and friends.
Lauren RidesQualified Dental Nurse GDC No: 287332
I began dental nursing career in 2017 as a trainee and then qualified late 2019. I am looking forward to doing other dental courses. In my spare time I love seeing my friends and family. I also like weekends away with my partner and friends.
Julie has had quite a varied career, but when she began working in dentistry over twenty years ago she felt that she had found her niche.
She began her career in dentistry working as a receptionist at a mixed practice in Essex, which was local and fitted perfectly into her life as a working mum. She soon realised that she loved being front of house as she considered herself to be a people person and enjoyed interacting with the patients.
After her daughters left home, she joined a private practice in Harley Street, where the patients were either celebrities or dignitaries. She found this fun, and continued to learn more about what it takes to be a good receptionist.
Julie then moved to Sudbury nearly three years ago when her husband took early retirement.
She decided to work part time and joined the Perfect Smile Clinic Ltd. in 2014 where she felt welcomed from the beginning and has since made firm friends with her colleagues.
Julie is very passionate about patient care and she feels she works best in a busy environment where her day is full, varied and challenging.
The Perfect Smile Clinic Ltd. has a team of amazing dentists and she feels that part of her job is to make sure that their day runs as smoothly as possible, enabling the dentists to give their patients their full attention.
She is proud to be a member of a great team and would recommend the practice to any new patients that may wish to join.
Julie is a married mother of two grown up daughters and has eight grand children; she feels at her happiest when she is with her family.
She absolutely loves music and enjoys attending live shows and events.
On her bucket list, she would like to go to the Niagara Falls and to visit Blackpool to see Joe Longthorne perform live.
Zoe joined the Perfect Smile Team in 2019 and is currently studying and training at West Suffolk College to become a qualified Dental Nurse, to finally fulfil her long-lasting interest and fascination for dentistry.
Before working at the Perfect Smile Clinic, Zoe worked a few different positions in the service industry as she feels naturally adept at hospitality and thrives on making any experience enjoyable and memorable. She lives by the motto: “treat others how you want to be treated!” Working in dentistry satisfies her hunger for knowledge as there is continuous professional development and an extensive variety of treatment to learn from.
Outside of work, Zoe likes to keep active. She practices yoga, completes a small home exercise routine and loves taking her little dog for a walk everyday.
In her spare time, she adore to indulge her imagination with fiction fantasy books and playing video games – Nintendo is her favourite! She also loves to bake feel-good food to accompany the old movies she enjoys to watch.