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 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.
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.
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 started my career in 1978 as a dental nurse in Malvern Worcestershire after returning from living in Germany 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.
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.