Meet the team

“Team work makes the dream work”

Sherin Hassanally

Practice Principal
BDS FDS RCS (Eng)
GDC No. 64102

Sherin is the Principal of our practice. She qualified from Guy’s Hospital (London) in 1988 and was awarded her fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1994. She has worked in general practice for over 20 years and spent four years in the Oral and Maxillofacial department of several hospitals. She has also previously owned two practices, one in Nottingham City Centre and the other in North Cheam, where she was also a vocational trainer to newly qualified dentists for nine years.

Sherin has a special interest in making dentures and treating nervous patients, believing a little TLC goes a long way! She enjoys creating strong relationships with all her patients, working with our talented, diverse team and learning something new every day.

When not treating patients, Sherin loves travelling, playing a little golf, gardening and keeping fit. She thoroughly enjoys her work but also likes having something to look forward to every weekend. Sherin would love to own a little dog, and if she wasn’t a dentist, she would have liked to have worked in the perfume industry – concocting new fragrances.

Harjinder Nagah

Dental Associate
BDS MFDS MSC (Implantology)
GDC No. 78356

Harj qualified from Guy’s Hospital (London) in 2000 and has been working at Englands House for over eight years. He also works one day a week at St Helier Hospital carrying out Oral Surgery.

Harj has a special interest in Surgical Dentistry and Implantology, and was awarded a master’s degree in Implant Dentistry. He enjoys working in a friendly family practice, providing ongoing care to his patients.

When not treating his patients, Harj enjoys keeping fit – visiting the gym in the early hours of the morning before coming to work – and taking part in half marathons. He also enjoys scuba diving and cycling, although he is not able to do as much as he would like to as he has two young children who keep him well-occupied.

Amy Porter

Dental Associate
BDS (Comms)
GDC No. 257987

Amy qualified in Glasgow and worked in Scotland after qualifying. 2 years ago she made the big decision to move down south. Amy then continued to further her knowledge in dentistry by doing the Chris Orr restorative course and Invisalign.

Amy’s special interest is in minimal invasive aesthetic dentistry, Invisalign and tooth wear cases.

She particularly enjoys getting to know her patients and listening to their concerns, then delivering high quality dentistry seeing beautiful functional smiles that people feel confident with.

When Amy is not wearing her dentist hat she enjoys trail running, baking and travelling.

Interesting fact: Amy went to Malawi and shadowed a dentist who was helping so many people and found it utterly inspiring.

Delma Lenderyou

Hygienist
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1990
GDC No. 3853

Delma is our hygienist and has over 20 years’ experience in dental practice and teaching periodontology.

She loves working in a focused and caring team – all members of which pride themselves on getting to know the patients and providing the best possible treatment and care.

When not caring for teeth and gums, Delma loves walking, going to the theatre, visiting art galleries, cooking and football.

Abi Smith

Practice Manager and Dental Nurse
National Diploma in Dental Nursing & Level 3 Leadership and management
GDC No. 249822

Abi joined Englands House in 2011 as a trainee dental nurse, as she was interested in tooth aesthetics. She loved the work so much that she not only qualified as a dental nurse but since has gained her qualification in  Management, giving her a new role as our Practice Manager.

As well as nursing, Abi carries out a number of other roles in the practice, including working on reception, infection control and practice management.

She is particularly interested in anterior restorations, veneers, crowns and facial rejuvenation. She also enjoys patient care, working in a team and helping to make sure the practice runs smoothly.

Outside work, Abi loves spending time with her family, travelling to new destinations and interior design.

Carly Hurst

Dental Nurse
Verified experience in Dental Nursing
GDC No. 153706

Carly has over 14 years’ experience in dental nursing and enjoys seeing the wide variety of patients who visit the practice. She is particularly interested in helping patients who are undergoing facial rejuvenation treatments, dental implants and orthodontics.

She has two children under eight who keep her occupied, but when she does have some free time, she likes reading, having dinner with friends and going to the cinema.

Huong Tran

Dental Nurse
NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing
GDC NO. 167831

Huong comes from Vietnam where she first worked as a Dental Nurse. She moved to the UK in 1994 and qualified as a nurse in 2005. Huong loves taking care of our patients and making them feel comfortable throughout their treatment journey.

She is particularly interested in caring for patients who are having dental implants or orthodontic treatment.

Huong has two grown up girls and loves to travel and explore new places. She also loves looking after her garden and doing yoga.

Ruth Neave

Dental Nurse National Certificate in Dental Nursing GDC NO. 272883

Ruth qualified as a Dental nurse at Kings College in 1993. Ruth worked in Harley Street for 12 years before having her 3 children.

When Ruth returned to dentistry she was eager to get back into the daily challenges that dentistry provides and being a valued team member in our patient focussed practice.

Ruth assists our experienced dentists in all dental procedures, no challenge is too big. Ruth also helps to complete monthly decontamination and sterilisation duties.

In her spare time you can find Ruth walking her 2 labradoodles or jumping at the opportunity to catch any type of theatre performance. However, it may be the only time you catch her jumping!

Andrea Williams

National Certificate in Dental Nursing
GDC NO. 281854

Andrea qualified as a Dental nurse at Guys & Kings college dental school in 1998. She then worked as a dental nurse assisting an oral surgeon, helping with all aspects of general dentistry and implants.

Andrea helps to assist all dentists at Englands House and enjoys nursing alongside experienced dentists. The best part about the job for Andrea is seeing patients smile.

Andrea likes to meet new people from all walks of life and enjoys caring for patients. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, hair braiding and makes the time to home school 2 of her children.

Sarah Cronin

Trainee Dental Nurse

Sarah joined us this year as a trainee dental nurse. Sarah’s background is in cardiac nursing and beauty therapy.

She is particularly interested in facial aesthetics, cosmetic dentistry and implants. Sarah enjoys meeting a variety of patients and helping to assist in all different procedures.

Sarah wanted to pursue a career in dentistry after helping to assist in theatre procedures at the hospital.

When she has time Sarah enjoys swimming amongst looking after her daughters and doggies!

Libby Smith

Dental Receptionist

Libby joined our practice in 2018 from her background in veterinary.

She is particularly interested in patient care and the patient experience here at the practice. Learning the knowledge and new skills that come with dentistry, she is learning every day.

Libby enjoys walking, reading, holidays, campervanning with her hubby and spending time with her family especially her 2 granddaughters.

Wendy Aylen

Dental Receptionist

Wendy joined our practice in 2004 as a dental nurse and then took a career break to have her children re-joining us again in 2018. Wendy has been working in dentistry since 1988!

Wendy now works at reception and enjoys the interaction with patients, as she has a lot of dental experience she is more than happy giving advice to patients. She has a great rapport with patients that she has known for many years.

When Wendy isn’t busy looking after her 2 children and her cocker spaniel she enjoys walking, watercolour painting, photography and is a complete wildlife lover!

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