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, PhD and PostDoctoral 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 in house postgraduate endodontic courses.
Outside of the office Dani enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and two cats. Her other passions are travelling, piano and classical ballet.
I qualified at The Royal London Hospital in 1968 and worked for two years in Oral Surgery before establishing my own NHS General Dental Practice. After completing the Endodontic Masters Programme at The Eastman Dental Institute and obtaining the Membership in Restorative Dentistry Diploma in 1994, I gained admittance to the General Dental Council Endodontic Specialist Register, then limiting my practice to endodontic referrals.
I have always enjoyed endodontic postgraduate teaching and hold a part-time appointment as Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Endodontics at The Royal London Hospital Dental Institute. I regard myself as very fortunate that the first 25 years of my practicing life was spent in general dental practice and the second 25 years in referral Specialist Endodontic Practice. I believe this gives me a unique insight into the problems we, as practitioners encounter in our day-to-day clinical practice.
ALAN KNIGHT BDS MFDS RCS Edin MClinDent MRD RCS Edin Specialist Endodontist
Alan graduated in Dentistry from Birmingham University in 2005. After a couple of years in general practice he took up a number of hospital posts in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery Units. At this time, he passed the membership examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
Alan then returned to general practice where he developed his interest in Endodontics, which led him to undertake his specialist training in Endodontics at Guys Dental Hospital, which he passed with a distinction and was entered onto the GDC specialist list in 2018. Alan enjoys all aspects of endodontic treatment and working with referring dentists to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes for the patient.
Outside of work Alan is married with two children and when the opportunity arises enjoys watching and playing sport (especially Rugby and Cricket), socialising with friends and reading.
CRISTINA PAGANO PEREIRA BDS MSc Endo Practice Limited to Endodontics
Cristina qualified as a dentist in Brazil in 1999 and for many years she worked in private dental practice as a general dentist.
In 2011, she completed her full time Masters Degree in Endodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute, where she carried on working until 2013 as a Speciality Doctor.
She has then limited her practice to Endodontics and worked alongside prestigious endodontists in London. For more information about her and her stunning work, please visit her Instagram (@cristinapagano.endo).
VANDERLEY DA SILVA BDS BDS Practice Limited to Endodontics
Vanderley is our new addition to the Endodontic team (Practice Limited to Endodontics). Vanderley qualified in 2001 at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. After qualifying, he finished several postgraduate courses but followed his passion for Endodontics, completing his Endodontic Specialisation at the University of Sao Paulo (USP). Vanderley is always up to date with new research and innovation in the field of Endodontics. He has completed a residency program with Professor Gilberto Debelian, a worldwide renowned Endodontic expert in Oslo, Norway. He has been working in the United Kingdom since 2012, at private practices in London, and most recently in West Sussex. Vanderley believes in the minimally invasive practice of dentistry and makes a great effort to keep his patients relaxed and at ease during their visit.
He is a keen cyclist, attends the gym regularly, and enjoys swimming and scuba diving. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English and is a member of the British Endodontic Society.
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 SNELL Specialist Endodontic Nurse
I have moved to Malvern in 1978 and started a long an happy life as a Dental Nurse. I worked in the local psychiatric Hospital once a week with the dentist I worked for until 1983.
I eventually moved to Portsmouth in 1987 to get married. I have two sons and I have been at The Specialist Endodontic Centre since 2000 which speak for itself that I love my job here. We grown into a large team in the last six years and Dani & Edgar run a brilliant practice.
Outside of work I have lots of interest from reading books, upcycling furniture, gardening and buying and making items for my one of my three dolls houses. Miniature items fascinating.
NIKKI BROWN Dental Nurse
I qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1992 with the National Examination Board for Dental Nurse and am delighted to have joined this wonderful Endodontist Team that is committed to giving a high standard of care.
My career has spanned over 30 years where I have worked with people from all walks of life in general dentistry, cosmetic and implants.
I am passionate about dispelling the myths associated with root treatment and helping patients feel comfortable and confident before, during and after their treatment. When out of the practice I enjoy spending time with family and friends and taking long walks along the seafront.
KERRY HARVEY Dental Nurse
I became a Dental Nurse straight from school in 1987, I then went on to take my National Examination Board of Dental Nurses Qualification in 1989.
I have worked in dentistry within Portsmouth ever since gathering knowledge in general dentistry. I am delighted to join the team at the Specialist Endodontist Centre and continue my chosen career of dentistry. Outside of work I am a Mum to 4 children and a Nana to 3, so family time is my favourite “hobby” although a good book is also on my list especially autobiographies and biographies.
EDGAR Financial Manager
Edgar is a financial manager at The Specialist Endodontic centre. He not only maintains the wellbeing of the practice environment, but also marketing strategy and leads the team tirelessly to achieve the best services for patients and referrals dentists.
Graduated in Business in 2000 subsequently post graduate in marketing, Edgar worked with reputable multinational companies, including Dr Oetker, PepsiCo, among others.
Outside the practice, Edgar is a regular attendee of friendly football matches and loves cooking for his two children, his wife Dani and friends and enjoys participating in classic car shows.