Norfolk Dental Specialists
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Our Team

You’re in safe hands when you come to Norfolk Dental Specialists. Our team are passionate about providing personal, attentive patient care. At every step of your journey, you’ll be guided by experienced specialists committed to making you feel safe and reassured.

Registered dentists can work in a particular field of dentistry, such as orthodontics or oral surgery, but only those on the General Dentist Council (GDC) specialist lists can call themselves a 'specialist'. These dentists have met certain requirements and been given the right by the GDC to use the title 'specialist'.

Our Clinicians

  • Hamed Karimi

    "In a perfect world, nobody would ever need remedial treatment – but in the real world, accidents and wear and tear are almost inevitable. So when the need arises, we aim to offer you the very best possible implant and periodontal treatments – solutions that will return you to near-perfect oral health."

    Hamed Karimi

    Lead Clinician & Director BDS (Edin), MSc (Lond), MClinDent (Lond), FDS, MRD, RCS (Eng) GDC registration number: 70400
    • Specialist in Periodontics
    • Implant Surgeon

    With over 20 years’ experience in dentistry, Hamed has gained a collection of prestigious qualifications in periodontal treatment, dental implants and oral reconstruction. A renowned expert, Hamed lectures to qualified dentists both locally and internationally.

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  • Imran Sharif

    "Discovering that you have periodontal disease, or that your teeth may not be saveable, can be a disheartening realisation for individuals. We are dedicated to restoring optimal dental health for our patients by providing a compassionate, individualised approach while utilising the most advanced periodontal and implant treatment available"

    Imran Sharif

    Clinician BDS MClinDent(Perio.), MFDS RCS(Eng), MPerio RCS(Ed) GDC registration number: 82537
    • Specialist in Periodontics
    • Implant Surgeon

    Imran has spent over ten years in dentistry, spending four of those years on a specialist training programme in periodontology at King’s College Hospital. He believes that everyone should be able to benefit from dental treatment, and is an expert in conscious sedation.

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  • Nami Farkhondeh

    "When undergoing quite extensive and advanced dental care, it can be a daunting experience. My aim is to take you through the process in a relaxed, friendly and professional manner in order to make your experience a positive one where you are smiling from the time you walk into the practice up to the time you leave and throughout your every-day life"

    Nami Farkhondeh

    Clinician BDS, MSc (Perio), MFDS, RCPS (Glas), BSc, DipImpDent RCS (Eng) GDC registration number: 72287
    • Periodontist
    • Implant Surgeon

    Since qualifying as a dentist 20 years ago, Nami has been committed to postgraduate training in periodontal treatment, implant dentistry and oral surgery. He now teaches postgraduate dentists himself. Nami is known for his reassuring and personal approach, and is trained in dental sedation.

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  • Daniel Vaz De Souza

    "Shortly after enrolling at dental school, I realised that retaining our own natural teeth is the ultimate goal. The field of endodontics and root canal treatment can successfully avoid tooth loss and I have developed a passion for my vocation, which has lead me to progress my academic qualifications and understand my patients needs, so that I deliver the best possible treatment in the most comfortable way."

    Daniel Vaz De Souza

    Clinician LMD, Dip Rest Dent RCSEng, MClinDent, MEndo RCSEd Specialist in Endodontics GDC registration number: 106778
    • Specialist in Endodontics

    Daniel qualified as a dentist ten years ago, and now dedicates himself entirely to root canal treatments. He is a clinical teacher in Endodontics at King's College London, and has recently qualified as a Specialist in Endodontology.

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  • Hugo Pinto

    "Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done to change the past. My commitment is to work in the present and secure or rebuild the foundation for a healthy, functional and smiley future!"

    Hugo Pinto

    Clinician LMD (Lisbon), Diploma in Periodontics (Gothenburg), Diploma in implant Dentistry (Lisbon), Master in Dental Sciences (Lisbon), Specialist Training in Periodontics, Registered Specialist in Periodontology GDC GDC registration number: 233627
    • Specialist in Periodontics
    • Implant Surgeon

    Hugo has been working exclusively in the areas of periodontology and dental implants for ten years. He has a number of specialist qualifications from some of Europe’s leading medical universities, and is an active clinical lecturer on the postgraduate programme in Periodontics at the University of Manchester.

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  • Aaron Lopez

    "For me the most important commitment I can make to my patients is to obtain excellent clinical results in the long term, rather than just short-time improvements. Dental treatment in a Specialist Practice is focussed on three different aspects: biological, functional and aesthetic care; combining them enables us to provide the result and satisfaction our patients deserve"

    Aaron Lopez

    Clinician Specialist in Periodontics GDC, EFP GDC registration number: 190495
    • Specialist in Periodontics

    Aaron is a specialist in Periodontics registered with the GDC and the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare, who studied a three-year postgraduate programme in Periodontology at Gothenburg University. His research into epigenetics and periodontal disease has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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Hygienists

  • Chel Tivey

    Chel Tivey

    Dental Hygienist CEB Dip Dent Hygiene GDC registration number: 3586

    Chel has nearly 30 years’ experience as a Hygienist. Committed to professional excellence, she is a member of the British Dental Hygiene and Therapy Association.

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  • Linda Palmer

    Linda Palmer

    Dental Hygienist CEB Dip Dent Hygiene GDC registration number: 5926

    Qualifying as a Hygienist 15 years ago, Linda has worked in private dental practises in Dorset and London. She is a member of the British Dental Hygiene and Therapy Association.

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  • Chloe Brotherhood

    Chloe Brotherhood

    Dental Hygienist Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy from Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh GDC registration number: 129086

    Chloe qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2009. She has worked in both NHS and private practices in Norfolk, and is a member of the British Dental Hygiene and Therapy Association.

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  • Kimberley Souter

    Kimberley Souter

    Dental Hygienist Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Royal College of Surgeons, London GDC registration number: 206819

    Kim worked as a Dental Nurse and Practice Manager before qualifying as a Dental Hygienist from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2014. On graduating, she received the Carol Chivers Memorial Award in recognition of the excellent standard of care she gave her patients.

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Nurses

  • Jeanette Stamp

    Jeanette Stamp

    Qualified Dental Nurse GDC registration number: 112512

    Jeanette has worked as a Dental Nurse for 15 years. Mainly nursing with our Hygienists, she is a trained Dental Radiographer with further training in a number of dental procedures.

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  • Laura Riches

    Laura Riches

    Qualified Dental Nurse GDC registration number: 252284

    Laura qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2014, and is currently studying for her Dental Radiography and Treatment Co-ordinator qualifications.

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  • Naomi West

    Naomi Storeton-West

    Qualified Dental Nurse GDC registration number: 211010

    Naomi has been working as a Dental Nurse for 5 years. She is currently working towards her Dental Radiography and Treatment Co-ordinator qualifications.

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  • Chloe Thomson

    Chloe Thomson

    Qualified Dental Nurse GDC registration number: 246001

    Chloe began nursing in general practice in 2011, before qualifying as a Dental Nurse in 2013. She has completed further training courses since joining us.

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  • Emma Cubbitt

    Emma Cubitt

    Qualified Dental Nurse GDC registration number: 219429

    Emma qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2011 and has also been an Oral Health Educator since 2013. She is currently working toward her Dental Radiography qualification and regularly volunteers to present Oral Health Awareness courses at St Martins Housing Trust, Norwich.

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Admin

  • Teresa Le Goaziou

    Teresa Le Goaziou

    Practice Development Manager Digital Marketing Diploma

    Following a varied career encompassing marketing, sales and training, Teresa joined our team. She is committed to providing our referring dentists and patients with an excellent standard of service.

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  • Alison Parker

    Alison Parker

    New Patient Co-ordinator Certificate in HE in Dental Practice Management

    Alison has over twenty years’ experience working in medical and dental practices. Her main responsibility is making contact with all new patients and guiding them on their journey with us.

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  • Paula Walling

    Paula Walling

    Receptionist Certificate in Reception Duties

    Paula is the first person you’ll see when you come to visit us, and will always give you a warm welcome.

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