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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  • 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
    • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Laura Sellers

    Laura Sellers

    Dental Hygienist FdSc Oral Health Science GDC registration number: 171936

    Laura graduated with merit from the University of Essex in 2009 then moved to Norfolk. During the last 8 years, Laura has gained a vast amount of experience working between many different NHS and private settings and has now joined our highly skilled team. Laura thoroughly enjoys her role as a hygienist and prides herself on her ability to treat even the most nervous of patients. In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her young family and socialising with friends.

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  • 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 a qualified Dental Radiographer and also has 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 6 years and is a qualified Dental Radiographer and Treatment Co-ordinator.

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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 and is a qualified Dental Radiographer.

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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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  • 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.

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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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