MEET THE TEAM

RITU GUPTA

(GDC 68593)

Orthodontist

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE AN ORTHODONTIST?

I have always been interested in Orthodontics and Orthodontic problems still fascinate me even after 20 years. I enjoy the challenge of solving problems and crafting beautiful smiles. I love seeing their problem unravel at each visit and sharing in my patients' excitement. 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE WAY YOU WORK?

I have a modern practice but I subscribe to old-fashioned values of mutual trust and respect. I would like my patients to feel relaxed with me and my team. I strive to deliver the best I can with an honest, sensible approach to treatment, that I hope is appreciated and works predictably in my hands. 

WHAT DO YOU MOST ENJOY ABOUT YOUR JOB?

I love the feeling of being helpful and making a difference to others. Working in my practice for 15 years I am grateful for the pleasure of building lasting relationships with my patients and following up my work the longer term.

BACKGROUND

I was born in India and moved to the UK age 9. I come from a medical family. I qualified as a dentist in 1992 from Guy's Hospital, London and trained in several branches of dentistry before specialising in Orthodontics. I trained at King's Dental Institute, London and The Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. I am a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England since 2002. I started my practice in 2004 and also worked at St Richards hospital until 2017.

PERSONAL

My husband is also a dentist and was born in Portsmouth. We have been living in Chichester since 2006 and we have 2 young daughters at secondary school. I love my work and find it easy to discuss crooked teeth all day! I allow myself days out to attend professional courses, which open my mind to new ways of working. I enjoy books that help me think and live better. I like the thought of being an artist & have a big collection of houseplants! I also love cooking, traveling, and theatre. I enjoy running on a Sunday and Yoga to keep the old joints working!

STEPHANIE KERR

(GDC 211318)

Orthodontist

I studied at King’s College London and graduated as a dentist in 2011. Over the next few years I worked in a general dental practice in Southampton, the maxillofacial department at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth and for Sussex Community Dental Service. I then started my postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute and St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester.

I moved to Chichester in 2015. Since then I completed specialist training in Orthodontics, bought a house, adopted two rescue cats, got married and had a baby! I spend my time working at the Chichester Orthodontic Clinic and St Richard’s Hospital along with looking after my son. In my spare time I mostly like to sleep, but when I am feeling more active I like to cook, read good books, go on long walks and do activities with my son like soft play and swimming.

I love that Orthodontics gives me the opportunity to help people through their journey to a beautiful smile. Wherever you go you can take a smile with you.

I am a recently qualified dental nurse and joined our practice in May 2018. In my role as a nurse, I like working in the surgery as well as talking with patients about their orthodontic treatment and aftercare. I also do a variety of admin tasks in the practice and I am the lead for cross-infection control.

I have a background in the arts and I am due to complete my gold Duke of Edinburgh. In my spare time, I enjoy meeting interesting people through music, occasional bar work, outdoor activities, and charity work.

Specialist nurse

MARIE JOVANOVIC

(GDC 279256)

I am a qualified dental nurse with nearly 10 years experience and joined the practice in November 2014. I also work in another practice in Bognor Regis.

My role as a dental nurse is to help my patients to begin their journey to a beautiful smile and guide them through the consultation process tailoring it to their individual needs. I love interacting with patients and take an active role in their care.

 

Since I was young growing up in Cyprus I always loved fashion and wanted to have my own line. I now run my online business selling clothes and jewelry, which I am passionate about. Find me at sebastianstorm.co.uk

I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children.

Specialist nurse

CHRISTY CHAPLIN

(GDC 241384)

I qualified as a dental nurse in 1993 and did my Orthodontic specialist nurse qualification at the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2004. I have 30 years experience in dental nursing. I have worked mainly at St Richards Hospital in a senior role at the Maxillofacial unit, where I worked with Ritu for many years. 

 

I am currently studying for a post qualification in dental radiography. I enjoy spending time with my two kids, taking them on holidays. I am a keen swimmer in my spare time.

Specialist Nurse

KAREN PIERCE

(GDC 124185)

I am a qualified dental nurse with over 30 years experience in general practice in the local area and I hold a dental radiography qualification. For the last 25 years, I have focused on the practice management side of the dental world and enjoys the challenge of crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s and building meaningful relationships with my colleagues, patients and other professionals.

I currently work part-time at Chichester Orthodontic Clinic overseeing the clinics general administration and nursing in the surgery when I can.

I am a supporter of Bridge2Aid, which is a dental charity, working in Tanzania. I have visited Tanzania many times in the capacity of a volunteer helping Bridge2Aids aim to free Tanzanian communities from a life of pain, caused by dental problems.

Practice Manager

SARAH STONE

(GDC 131222)

CONTACT

01243 786620

info@chichesterorthodonticclinic.co.uk

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West Sussex, PO19 3EU

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