The Tuddenham Road Dental Surgery | Meet The Team

Learn more about the team who make us so popular with our clients. Mr Hoffman and Mr Hendriks head a great team. Appointemnst available, call to find out more.

THE TUDDENHAM ROAD DENTAL SURGERY

MEET THE TEAM

Mr I.Paraskevopoulos BchD Msc RAAD (Johnny) GDC No. 120478

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I joined Tuddenham Road Dental Surgery in August 2015, following the retirement of Mr JJ Hoffman. As co-owner I would like to continue providing the excellent care which has become synonymous with this practice.

I started my career in South Africa, where I was born and raised. I obtained my dentistry degree (BchD) at Pretoria University in 2002. I practiced for 5 years in my home country. In 2007, I completed the International Qualification Examination (IQE) held at various dental teaching hospitals across the UK (Guy's and Eastmans in London, Heath hospital in Cardiff). In mid-2008, I moved to beautiful Suffolk with my family. I have been practicing here ever since, mainly in Aldeburgh and Framlingham before moving to Tuddenham Road.

I am passionate about providing good general dental care for my patients and even more passionate about helping them to achieve a smile that they are confident with. My interest in aesthetic dentistry has lead me to pursue post graduate dental studies.

I have completed a 1 year certificate in Implantology, to allow me to treat patients who have lost teeth with a more fixed solution, such as implants.

In May 2015, I obtained a masters degree in restorative and aesthetic dentistry, through the University of Manchester. I was awarded this degree with distinction.

I am often asked why I chose dentistry as a career. I chose this career because I have always been fascinated with biology and medicine and I also enjoy working with my hands- Dentistry is the perfect combination.

I enjoy fishing, swimming, cycling and spending time with my wife and 3, young sons


Mr W.J.Hendriks BChD - Dentist GDC No. 72867

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I qualified as a dentist at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1995 after which I worked in Wellington in the Western Cape.

From 1997 to 2010 I worked in a large practice in Bury St Edmunds before moving to Tuddenham Road Dental Surgery.

My career path has led me to develop a special interest in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry. Creating beautiful healthy natural smiles is at the heart of my passion for dentistry.

In 2008 I completed a certificate course in cosmetic dentistry with the main focus on veneers. The year course was presented by Dr Joe Oliver and Dr Ian Cline of Cosmetic Dental Seminars. They have inspired me to be super critical of the quality dentistry that I produce, always aiming for perfection.

My greatest satisfaction comes from meeting and exceeding my patients' expectations.

Since 2010 I have also equipped myself with the further skill of providing cosmetically focused short term adult orthodontics. The systems that I favour are Six Month Smiles and Rx Clear Aligners.

I am a member of the British Dental Association, the British Cosmetic Dentistry  Society and a recognised provider of Six Month Smiles orthodontic brace system.    

During my time away from the surgery I take part in activities such as cycling, swimming, freediving, underwater hockey, fly-fishing and skiing. As a family my wife, daughter and I enjoy an active lifestyle with as much time spent in the outdoors as possible.


Susan Bilner RDH - Dental Hygienist GDC No. 2654

Susan has been valued member of the team for over 25 years.

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She began her dental career as dental nurse in Ipswich, completing a two year training programme. After a few years working in general practice as a dental nurse she went to study Dental Hygiene at Guys Hospital in London. Since qualifying Susan has worked in Suffolk for the National Health Service and private practices in Ipswich and Hadleigh.

Susan is a firm believer in teamwork between  the dental team and the patient for maintaining a healthy smile.


Dora Farkas RDH - Dental Hygienist GDC No. 151588

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Dora is a new member to the team.

She initially qualified as a dental nurse in 1994 then four years later as a dental hygienist in her native Hungary.

Dora moved to the UK to Ipswich and has been here for 7 years. For 3 of those years she worked as a dental nurse in an NHS orthodontic practice then in general practice.

Dora is registered with the GDC as a dental hygienist and has been since December 2013, after completing an adaption period to convert her Hungarian qualification to the English qualification.



Cindi Sharp - Practice Manager

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Cindi has been part of the team at Tuddenham Road since 1995. Initially joining as a dental nurse, having previously studied to gain the National Certificate in Dental Nursing. She went on to become senior nurse and in 2005 became Practice Manager.

She is responsible for the day to day running of the practice, CQC policy and recruitment.


Kristie Edwards - Senior Dental Nurse GDC No. 218573

Kristie qualified as a dental nurse in May 2011 gaining the Nation Certificate in Dental Nursing and has been a member of the team at Tuddenham Road since January 2009. She has a particular interest in surgical procedures such as dental implants which she assists Mr Paraskevopoulos with regularly.

She gained her additional duties qualification in fluoride application and impression taking in 2014 at Norfolk and Norwich Institute for Medical Education.

 

 


Jessica Cattermole - Dental Nurse GDC No. 248198

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Jessica has been a member of the team since November 2012 having joined us while studying towards her dental nursing qualification. She qualified in 2013 and now holds the Diploma in Dental Nursing.

Jessica enjoys working in general practice and  looks forward to continuing her dental career and education through the opportunities provided at Tuddenham Road.

 


Laura Grimwood - Trainee Dental Nurse

Laura Joined the team October 2018

Laura isn't yet qualified so is unable to be registered with the GDC, however she is currently studying towards her qualification in dental nursing.

She is  excited to be continuing her dental nursing journey and joining the team at Tuddenham Road Dental Surgery.


Bridie Mullins - Dental Nurse GDC No. 150071

Bridie Joined the team October 2018.

Bridie is a very experienced dental nurse with over ten years experience across a wide field of treatments. She gained her qualification in dental nursing some time ago and continues to update her knowledge regularly.