THE TEAM

Michael O'Brien BDS                      GDC No: 71152

Michael qualified from Liverpool University and spent his formative Dental years in Liverpool and North Wales before moving to London in 1999. He joined the practice in 2003 and has been the Principal Dentist since 2006.

 

He loves working at Rochester Lodge Dental Practice and particularly enjoys seeing his regular patients and building up a good rapport with them. He strives to make all the Dental appointments as relaxed and comfortable as possible and believes that listening to the patient is the most important part of any appointment.

Gita Sharma                               GDC No: 73464

Gita qualifed from the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1997 and has worked in General Practice ever since. She joined Rochester Lodge Dental Practice in January 2017.

 

She is very empathetic to her patients and is a very friendly and caring person and she always tries to put her patients at ease. She is very patient focussed with the needs of the individual being of utmost importance.

 

She is very skilled in all aspects of dentistry and genuinely enjoys treating her patients to the very highest standards and getting to know her patients and building up a rapport.

 

She keeps up to date in all the latest advances in dentistry by regularly attending seminars, lectures and meetings.

 

Charles Paterson BDS                GDC No: 251335

Charles joined the practice in September 2015. After qualifying from Newcastle University he then continued to work in Northumberland before moving to London. He is an enthusiastic, caring and attentive dentist who aims to resolve any dental concerns his patients may have. In late 2015 he completed a Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Having a keen interest in restorative dentistry he intends to complete a masters within this field. He is always looking to improve his Dental and Medical understanding and so when not working at Rochester Lodge on a Friday, he will be attending other courses and clinics to broaden his clinical remit. He has completed a 3 month Honorary Post at Manchester Royal Infirmary Oral-maxillofacial department.

Teresa Sharpe Hygienist

I qualified as a hygienist from Guys in July 2006. I am a 'glass half full' kind of girl and always approach my work with a positive, professional attitude and a warm smile when looking after and treating my patients.

 

Through my commitment to continuing professional development, I constantly aim to further develop and improve my excellent clinical skills.

 

I love to spend time with my young family and enjoy Italian and Indian cooking and baking with my children.

             Specialist Endodontist

Dr James Aquilina BDSc MSc (Endodontics) Registered Endodontic Specialist        GDC No: 68600

 

James qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1992, where he then undertook House Officer postings in Children’s Dentistry and then Oral Surgery. After completing his vocational training in the Kingston scheme, James moved to Berkshire where he practiced mainly private general dentistry.
 
In 1997 James returned to London where he undertook a part-time MSc in Endodontics at Guy’s Hospital under Prof Pitt Ford. On completing his Masters degree, James remained at Guy’s for a number of years as a part-time member of staff, teaching Undergraduates and supervising Postgraduate students as well as treating patients in his own clinical sessions. James also provided an endodontic referral service in several practices during this period.

Rochester Lodge Dental Practice consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced employees. Allow us to introduce them to you on this page.

             Dental Nurses

Tracy Park RDN. GDC No: 149444

 

I have worked at Rochester Lodge since 1997. I have enjoyed very much watching the practice evolve over my time here and will continue to do so. Working at Rochester Lodge Dental Practice for me has become like my second home, all the staff here are so friendly and lovely and the practice has a real family feel which makes for a great working environment and a fantastic practice for patients.

 

I work with Gita Sharma on Thursday's but you will also find me in the office and covering at reception when needed.

 

I qualified for my National certificate for dental nurses in 1999 and I regularly continue with my professional development, which keeps me up to date with all the new innovations.

 

Emma Smith RDN. GDC No: 149446

 

I trained at the Royal London Hospital, and qualified as a dental nurse in 1982. I have worked at RLDP since 2004 where I work mainly with the principal dentist Dr Mike O'Brien.

 

I have also worked with all the other dentists and hygienists at the practice, and also help out with reception.

 

I enjoy working at RLDP as it is a very friendly and happy working environment.

 

Over the years I have got to know many of the patients, and I try to help make their visits here as easy and enjoyable as possible.

 

Alyssa Garrard RDN. GDC No: 199713

 

Alyssa has worked at Rochester Lodge Dental Practice since 2013. You will find Alyssa working in various rooms throughout the practice, as she nurses for all Dentists and Hygienists here at Rochester Lodge.

 

Lorraine Chenery RDN. GDC No: 133782

 

My name is Lorraine and I have worked at Rochester Lodge Dental Practice for the past 16 years. I am a registered Dental nurse and also a receptionist with 35 year's experience working within the dental field and orthodontics.

 

I have enjoyed working at Rochester Lodge very much. All my work colleagues are so nice (friends for life). We all work very well together as a team. We also have such nice patients of whom many I have become familiar with over the years.

 

Christine Dixon RDN. GDC No: 149445

 

My name is Christine and I joined Rochester Lodge Dental practice in 2006.

 

I usually work with Charlie Paterson and I enjoy welcoming the patients and assisting the dentists with their treatments. I really enjoy seeing what a difference various dental treatments can make to our patients and how it improves their confidence.

 

Rochester Lodge has a friendly but professional atmosphere and it is a pleasure to be part of the team.

 

Samantha Aquilina RDN. GDC No: 154200

 

Samantha completed her training as a dental nurse at Guy's Hospital in 1992, where she gained her National Certificate from the national examination board for dental nurses. She currently nurses part time with Dr James Aquilina at Rochester Lodge Dental Practice in Bromley.

 

Receptionists

 

Nicola 

 

Hi my name is Nicola and I've been working as part of the RLDP team since February 2001. I am one of the part time receptionists at the practice and you will find me here on a Monday and Friday.

 

When I came for the interview at Rochester Lodge Dental Practice 11 years ago, it instantly felt right, a perfect balance of both professionalism and friendly warmth. I think that it is this atmosphere, which makes our practice as popular and successful as it is, and what makes working here so rewarding and pleasant.

 

Pascale Reed

 

My name is Pascale Reed and I joined the practice as a receptionist in December 2007. I enjoy working within the practice which has a very friendly atmosphere. I love the interaction with our patients catching up at every visit with their lives. Our aim is to make them feel very welcome and comfortable so they know, like me, this is one of the best practices in the area.

 

Linda Caution

 

My name in Linda and I have been a receptionist at Rochester Lodge Dental Practice since May 2007.

 

We are always available to answer the many different questions, queries and requests from our patients and endeavour to put them at ease. I find my work very rewarding and I love the interaction with the many patients I meet and greet. I like the variety, every day is different.

 

I really enjoy being part of such a good efficient team.

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Rochester Lodge Dental Practice

14 Rochester Avenue

Bromley

Kent

BR1 3DD

 

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