Dani qualified from University of Sao Paulo State in Brazil in 2002, where she was awarded the prestigious Maillefer Honours and Distinction Endodontic Award. She then enrolled into an extensive postgraduate program receiving her Masters Degree and PhD and became specialist endodontist and prosthodontist in both countries.
Dani worked as a Clinical Lecturer at Barts and The London Hospital Dental Institute in London, as an Associate Clinical Teacher at the University of Warwick and is nowadays an Invited Professor at University of Sao Paulo State in Brazil. She also lectures both nationally and internationally and provides postgraduate endodontic courses.
Outside of the office Dani enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Her other passions are travelling and classical ballet as she has been dancing since she was four-years-old.
I qualified at The Royal London Hospital in 1968, and after a couple of years in oral surgery went into general dental practice, where I established my own dental practice, obtaining the MGDS Diploma in 1985. This was a turning point in my career and, expanding an interest in Endodontics, I completed the Endodontic Masters Programme at The Eastman Dental Institute, London, in 1994.
Completing the Membership in Restorative Dentistry Diploma and admission to the General Dental Council Endodontic Specialist Register encouraged me to limit my practice to endodontic referrals. I have recently been awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery by The Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons.
I hold part time appointments as an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Endodontics at The Eastman Dental Institute in Continuing Professional Development, and at Barts and The London Hospital Dental Institute. I also lecture both nationally and internationally, and provide hands-on postgraduate endodontic courses in my own surgery, usually with participants present as observers while I carry out an endodontic treatment procedure which is relayed through the operating microscope video to a monitor. I am an examiner for The Membership in Endodontics for The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
Sarah McCloud - Practice Manager & Receptionist
I have worked at the Specialist Endodontic Practice for over twenty years and enjoy my time here immensely. It is a lovely place to work with a calm and friendly welcoming atmosphere and we have a fantastic team of professionals that work amazingly well together.
My main priority here is the patient and I aim to make each visit as pleasant, informed and stress free as possible. I work daily with a lot of referring dentists, who entrust the care of their patients to us and I am committed to ensure that we are providing an excellent service to both the patient and the dentist. We are here to provide outstanding patient care and we value the trust that they have placed in us.
KAREN – Dental Nurse
I started my carrier in 1978 as a dental nurse in Malvern Worcestershire after returning from living in German for 6 years. I settled in Portsmouth in 1987 and I have two marvels sons.
I have been working at the Specialist Endodontic Centre since 2000 becoming a Senior Endodontic Nurse. At our practice we work as a team and mainly focus on the well-being of our patients.
Being a “people person” I enjoy my work very much and I’m committed to make sure our patients are treated very well, receive the highest quality of care, and are always comfortable during their visits.
In my spare time I am a caseworker for SSAFA.
CHRISSIE – Dental Nurse
After leaving college and travelling the Far East and Australasia, I started my career with Her Majesty’s Royal Navy, training to be a Registered General Nurse in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service.
After having two children, I left the Royal Navy as a qualified RGN and proudly joined the NHS where I developed my career to Senior Staff Nurse grade. After Serving the NHS for 8 years as a Nurse, I followed a pathway in vascular ultrasound gaining a post grad certificate.
In 2010, I left hospital life for the world of dentistry and happily joined the Specialist Endodontic Centre in 2017 where I became a fully qualified Dental Radiography and CBCT Operator.
I believe in a healthy work / life balance and holds family values dear. I am passionate about the environment, conservation and the welfare of wildlife and all animals. I am a keen cyclist and amongst my many oddball achievements I have scaled 2 out of the 3 highest mountains in the UK (so far), competed in an ultra-marathon and raised money for Cancer Research and Alzheimer’s Research UK in various running events