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Chris Lewns BDS DGDP(UK) MSc(Implant Dentistry)

I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1987 and moved back to my home town of Whitstable to practice in 1990. Whilst continuing to provide general dental services I studied for a Diploma in General Dental Practice which I obtained in 1996.

I started working in the field of dental implants in 1997 when I was lucky enough to be one of the first three dentists to be admitted onto the Masters degree program at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital in London. The course was run under the guidance of Professor Richard Palmer, the first Professor of Implantology in the U.K., and I was pleased after 3 years of studying to receive a distinction.

I believe in maintaining high educational standards in this area of innovative technology and as such, I am a regular attendee of postgraduate conferences and meetings all over the world. I am a member of The Association of Dental Implantology, The European Association of Osseointegration, The American Academy of Osseointegration and The British Dental Association.

GDC No 62689


Marc Carbasse BDS (Hons) MFDS RCS Cert (Dent Imp)

I qualified, with Honours, from Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ in 2004. Being fortunate enough to work in the East Kent Hospital Maxillo-facial department, I gained a wide range of surgical experience. Whilst studying and completing my Royal College of Surgeons exams, I was asked to lecture in both the UK and Spain.

On my return to General Private Practice, I found my passion for implant dentistry. In 2009, I commenced a multi-system certificate in Dental Implants in Salford and under the guidance of Professor Richard Palmer, learnt to place single implants as well as the most complex full arch reconstructions, with a range of bone grafting procedures. I continue to work with the Professor in a Specialist Referral Practice in London. 

I have recently been appointed as Director of the Canterbury branch of The ITI (International Team for Implantology), which aims to draw together a global network for lifelong learning, with comprehensive quality education and innovative research at its heart. I regularly travel to international conferences and courses to bring back the latest skills and technology to my patients.

GDC 83664




Aisling Quinn BDS MFGDP MSc (Endodontic Practice)

Aisling graduated from the Queen's University of Belfast in 1993 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery and a distinction in the practice of dentistry.

In 1998 she gained the MFGDP (Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice) from the Royal College of Surgeons.

Aisling went on to gain a Masters Degree in Endodontic Practice from the school of dentistry at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). She provides endodontic treatments (root canal treatments) to a very high standard with the use of contemporary equipment and techniques. Her use of the Global operating dental microscope is central to delivering endodontic treatments with predictable outcomes.

Aisling is now part of the team teaching Endodontics to post graduate students on the Masters course run by Professor Chong at QMUL.

She is a member of the British Dental Association, the British Endodontic Society and the Royal College of Surgeons. Aisling has been a member of our team since 2003. GDC number: 69571

Joanne Williams BDS MSc (Periodontology) MFDS - Dentist

Qualified from Guy’s Dental Hospital in June 1997 and spent a year as a house surgeon at Guy’s Hospital, working in oral and maxillo facial surgery and restorative dentistry.
In 1998, Joanne joined our team at the Implant and Dental Centre as an Associate. In May 2000, she gained the MFDS from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 2001 she was accepted onto the Masters Degree programme at Guy’s Hospital in Periodontology and graduated in 2003 with a distinction. She has been providing periodontal treatment on referral from local dental practitioners and by self referral since. She is a member of The British Dental Association and The British Society of Periodontists. GDC No 73506

Anna Pergamalian DDS, MDS (Prosthodontic Specialist)

Anna qualified from the Dental School of Aristotle, University of Thessaloniki in 1993. Having completed her Vocational Training in the UK, she continued her studies in the USA. After 3 years further training at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, Anna gained her specialisation degree and a Master’s degree in Prosthodontics in 2000.

Whilst continuing her training in the US hospital setting, treating complex cases, in 2001 she earned a certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. Since 2002 she has been on the GDC Specialist List and working in Private Practice in both England and Greece with an emphasis on Restorative, Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry. Currently she is teaching undergraduate students at Guy’s Hospital and she herself is studying at King’s College for a certificate in Clinical Education. She is a member of the European Academy of Osseointegration, the Association of Dental Implantology, British Prosthodontic Society and British Dental Association. Anna has been with us since 2015. GDC number 70200

Joanne Stedman Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Jo was one of our first dental nurses in the early 1990’s. Having qualified as a RDN in 1995 and spent several years in the hospital system she started training as a dental hygienist in 2005. Whilst studying she was able to add an extra year to her course and qualify as a dental therapist in 2008. We are very pleased that she has re joined us having qualified from Guy’s Hospital and will be providing support to our periodontist, routine hygiene appointments and treatment for children.

GDC No 141447

Debbie Griffiths EDH - Hygienist

Debbie qualified as a dental nurse in 1987 from Kings College Hospital. She then pursued a qualification in dental hygiene which she obtained in 1991 also from Kings College Hospital. Debbie joined the practice in 1999 and has been providing hygiene treatment for many of our patients since then.

GDC No 4148

Kate Lewns ACA - Practice manager

Kate is a qualified Chartered accountant who took over the business and management side of the practice in 1998. She is responsible for administration and the smooth running of the practice.

Jane Marsh - Dental Nurse

Jane has been a member of our team for over 10 years. She has been granted entry onto the new GDC list of professionals complementary to dentistry. She works predominantly with our periodontist Joanne Williams and was involved in the early stages of setting up our implant surgeries.

GDC No 135939

Ashlie Ashdown - Dental Nurse

Ashlie qualified as an RDN in 1993. She worked at Kings College Hospital under Professor Foreman in the Oral surgery department before relocating to Kent and joining us in 2000. Along with Katie she is primarily involved in the provision of support during all phases of implant treatment.

GDC No 135940

Katie Borrowman - Dental Nurse

Katie joined our team in 2004 and qualified as an RDN in 2006. Along with Ashlie she is involved in the provision of support during all phases of implant treatment and supports Aisling Quinn whilst undertaking endodontic treatments.

GDC No 135959

Martin Sparkes - Dental Nurse

Martin joined the practice in 2009 and qualified with the Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2012. Martin enjoys working within all aspects of dentistry but is particularily interested in the field of endodontics. As such he will often be found with Aisling supporting her on the otherside of the microscope.

GDC No 237145

Emma Collins - Receptionist

Emma started as a receptionist 5 years ago in Herne Bay, she joined us in July 2011 and is often your first point of contact when calling the practice. She helps with most patient arrangements and the smooth running of our practice