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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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  • 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
    • Implant Surgeon

    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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  • Puneet Patel

    "Management of periodontal health is particularly complex and challenging but with a logical and careful approach, treatment can be very successful in stabilisation and providing the essential strong foundation on which to build all other aspects of dental care."

    Puneet Patel

    Clinician BDS Hons (Lond), MClinDent (Lond), MFDS (Edinburgh), MPerio (Edinburgh) GDC registration number: 115012
    • Specialist in Periodontics
    • Implant Surgeon

    Puneet is a GDC registered specialist in Periodontics with his practice limited to management of gum disease and implant dentistry. He qualified as a dentist over ten years ago from Kings College London and had numerous training posts within hospital dentistry following this prior to completing his specialist traning in Periodontics.

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  • Kevin Esplin

    "Having been involved in specialist restorative care since its inception in the UK, I have learnt that caring for the overall wellbeing of patients is paramount to a successful and long term outcome. Treatment can be both simple or complex and the key is the complete involvement with patients in decision making and treatment planning."

    Kevin Esplin

    Clinician BDS (Lond), LDS RCS (Eng), DGDP (UK) GDC registration number: 49467
    • Specialist in Prosthodontics
    • Implant Surgeon

    Kevin trained in the King’s College Hospital London, qualifying in 1975. Kevin undertook further graduate training at Eastman Dental Hospital in London after undergoing his specialist training in Connecticut. He is especially skilled in the replacement of missing teeth, the restoration of natural teeth and in complicated and simple restorations of the mouth. Kevin joined our specialist team in October 2018.

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  • Emily Lu

    "As a clinician scientist, I believe that embracing an evidence based approach is the cornerstone to successful long-term management of periodontal disease. Having an open dialogue and being engaged with my patients also enables me to deliver optimum care tailored to their individual needs."

    Emily Lu

    Clinician BDS Otago 2007 GDC registration number: 256388
    • Specialist in Periodontics

    Emily is a specialist in Periodontics, having completed her specialist training at King’s College London in 2014. Following her clinical training, she continued her passion for research and academia, culminating in a 4 year PhD in Periodontology. Emily is also a clinical teacher in Periodontics at King’s College London and a Clinical Research Fellow at the Centre for Oral Clinical Research, Queen Mary University of London.

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  • Joao Afonso

    Joao Afonso

    Clinician GDC registration number: 168060
    • Specialist in Prosthodontics

    Joao Afonso joined us in 2019 practising Prosthodontics (crowns, bridges and dentures). He has completed extensive postgraduate training in Portugal, the UK, Switzerland and Spain, gaining knowledge from some of the world’s leading clinicians. This further ignited his interest and he spent four years pursuing a Masters in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, at the prestigious King’s College London, acquiring the skills to treat complex and challenging cases.

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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. Kim has been part of our Dental Hygienists team since August 2014.

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  • Linda Palmer

    Linda Palmer

    Dental Hygienist Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the University of Wales College of Medicine GDC registration number: 5926

    Linda qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 2001. Linda has worked in private dental practices in Dorset and London. She is a member of the British Dental Hygiene and Therapy Association. Linda joined our Dental Hygienist team in May 2011.

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  • Ella Readman

    Ella Readman

    Dental Hygienist BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy from the University of Birmingham GDC registration number: 264328

    Ella qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2016 with a BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy. Since qualifying, she has undergone further training in maintaining and treating peri-implant tissues. Ella joined our team in May 2019.

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  • Jeanette Stamp

    Jeanette Stamp

    Qualified Dental Nurse GDC registration number: 112512

    Jeanette has worked as a Dental Nurse since 2001. Mainly nursing with our Hygienists, she is a trained Dental Radiographer with further training in a number of dental procedures. Jeanette has been working with us since November 2006.

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  • Laura Riches

    Laura Riches

    Qualified Dental Nurse GDC registration number: 252284

    Laura joined our team in October 2013 and qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2014. She is also a qualified Dental Radiographer and has 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 is also a qualified Dental Radiographer and a Patient Care Advisor. Chloe joined our team in Jan 2015.

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  • Carley Mann

    Carley Mann

    Qualified Dental Nurse GDC registration number: 273978

    Carley has been working as Dental Nurse for 3 years – she qualified in 2017. She is currently working to complete further training courses in her role. Carley joined our team In September 2018.

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  • Chloe Clarke

    Chloe Clark

    Qualified Dental Nurse GDC registration number: 253738

    Chloe qualified as a dental nurse in 2014 and joined us in April 2019. Her favourite part of her job is caring for patients chairside and being a great support to our Specialists and Hygienists.

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  • Alison Parker

    Alison Parker

    Practice Manager Certificate in HE in Dental Practice Management

    Alison has over twenty years’ experience working in medical and dental practices. Ensuring the smooth running of the practice, daily management and liaising with our clinicians and patients is her main priority. Alison has worked within the team since March 2014.

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  • Lorraine Kreike

    Lorraine Kreike

    Assistant Manager

    Lorraine has over 30 years of working in the medical sector. She is keen to continue with the excellent training/events we provide and to assist the Practice Manager in the smooth running of the practice. Lorraine started working with us in September 2018.

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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. Paula has been working with us since September 2008.

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  • Hollie Bland

    Hollie Bland

    New Patient Co-ordinator  

    Hollie joined our team in March 2018. Hollie is our New Patient Co-ordinator. She will be the first person you speak to on the telephone when booking your consultation.

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Accrediting Bodies

  • Care Quality Commission BDA
  • RCS EFP - European Federation of Periodontology


Dentistry Awards 2018 Dentistry Awards 2018 - Best Practice Private Dentistry Awards 2018 Finalist