Meet the team

At Southwick Green Dental & Implant Clinic, our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


Southwick Green Brighton Dr Sanjay Patel

Dr Sanjay Patel

MUDr Prague 2007
GDC No. 150684

Dr Sanjay Patel vision is to give the patient an exceptional level of care and experience whether it is routine, cosmetic, or implant based dentistry, using his vast experience gained from working Nationally throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. He undertakes the full spectrum of treatments from general dentistry, to cosmetic dentistry, dental implantology, and invisible braces.

He does both simple and complex dental implant cases to replace anything from one missing tooth to a full arch reconstruction. Dr Sanjay Patel has trained with some of the world’s leading implant surgeon’s and brings experience from across the globe to the clinic.

Dr Sanjay Patel has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry including smile makeovers, invisible orthodontics, replacing missing gaps, and endodontic treatment and re-treatment. He continues to remain at the forefront of modern dentistry undertaking regular national and international training in all aspects.

Outside of dentistry he is happily married and is keen on keeping fit and travelling.

Brighton Southwick Green Nancy Grigoroudi

Nancy Grigoroudi

DipDS Thessaloniki 2007
GDC No.160671

Nancy qualified as a Dentist from the University of Thessaloniki in 2007. She moved to the UK in 2008 to work as a General Dentist and have been at Southwick Green Dental & Implant Clinic since March 2010.

Nancy recently obtained a certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry from the University of Central London.

Brighton Southwick Green Daniel Marquez Lopez

Daniel Marquez Lopez

Grado en Odontologia Seville 2015
GDC No. 260732

Daniel qualified as a General Dentist in 2015 at Grado en Odontologia Seville.

He enjoys working at Southwick Green Dental & Implant Clinic and is very gentle and thorough in his approach.

Daniel speaks fluent English and Spanish. In his spare time he enjoys long walks with his dog, cooking, baking and reading.

David Barnett Southwick Green Brighton Dentist

David Barnett

BDS (Lond) 2009
GDC No. 179130

Dr David Barnett qualified in 2009 from the Royal London Hospital. He is both a dentist and sedationist, and will be completing his postgraduate qualification in oral surgery in July 2021. His key focus is working with anxious patients and if necessary providing treatment under sedation.

Nihad Siddik Et-Tijani

D Stom Leipzig 1992
GDC No. 262418

Southwick Green Brighton Mel

Melanie Danzelman

Head Dental Nurse
National Certificate NEBDN 2002
GDC No. 154159

Mel has been at Southwick Green Dental & Implant Clinic for over 20 years. She qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1998.

Brighton Southwick Green Jo Emerson

Jo Emerson

Dental Nurse
NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2011
GDC No. 222222

Jo has been working as a Dental Nurse since 2004, and at Southwick Green Dental & Implant Clinic since December 2007. She studied an NVQ in Dental Nursing and qualified from Northbrook College in 2011.

Southwick Green Brighton Sarah

Sarah Jane Goodes

Practice Manager
National Certificate NEBDN 1998
GDC No. 109190

Sarah has been at Southwick Green Dental & Implant Clinic since 2007. She gained her national certificate in dental nursing in 1998.

Sarah is now Assistant Practice Manager and enjoys working with such a great team.

Southwick Green Brighton Tina

Tina Hibberd

Senior Dental Receptionist

Tina has worked in dentistry since 1994. She qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1997. After taking some time out to be at home with her children, Tina returned to work at Southwick Green Dental & Implant Clinic and has been back for many years.

Mandy Bridle


Portman Dental Care Awards

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Award Logo 2018
Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
The Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
Elite Practice Award - Portman Dental Care

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