Uzma qualified from King’s College London in 2002 and was a House Officer both at King’s and in Guy’s Hospital, working in Oral Medicine, Special Care dentistry dealing with phobic patients and Restorative Dentistry.
Having completed her MFDS with the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005 she has been in general practice in the south of London and Kent for the last 12 years and also provided emergency dental care for the Croydon Primary Care Trust for 9 years.
She is currently in her final year of a four year Masters in Clinical Dentistry with King's College in advanced dental care, cosmetic dentistry, crowns, bridges, dentures and implants and care of the elderly and dental phobic and nervous patients.
Uzma is interested in providing excellent quality dentistry for her patients in a comfortable environment.
Tracey has been working at Merrygate Dental since 2005.
She qualified in 1993 from Guy's Dental Hospital. After a few years working in oral surgery within the hospital system, Tracey has dedicated her career to general dental practice.
Tracey has a gentle, friendly approach which has endeared her to generations of patents and they often come from near and far to have their teeth looked after. She provides a comprehensive range of dental treatments and has an interest in providing oral surgery within the practice.
She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and prides herself on her gentle, friendly approach.
Octavian Moldovan is dentist with a special interest in Endodontics / Root canal treatments and currently is enrolled in a 3-5 year MSc Endodontic Study program at the University of Warwick in Coventry, working towards his Master of Science in Endodontics degree.
Octavian graduated from The University of Dental Medicine in Bucharest in 2001. After successfully running his own private practice in his hometown he relocated to England in 2007 where he started working as a general dental practitioner. His passion was always the restorative part of dentistry but soon he developed a very keen interest in root canal treatment procedures and the restoration of broken down teeth.
Endodontics soon became Octavian`s passion, and he started working with a Dental Operating Microscope in 2012. Working under magnification and light made possible to enhance his senses for the best visual control inside a tooth. Using a rotary engine with multiple file systems and ultrasonic tools proved to be efficient and precise with shaping and cleaning the root canals.
He is inclined to be very explicative in communication, patient oriented, calm and empathic with patients. Being confident and reassuring with his treatment procedures, make him a consistently successful ’teeth saviour’ for a number of years, and many patients keep following him wherever he practices, with other colleagues referring their patients for root treatments only.
Raquel has a wealth of experience which she brings to the practice after 6 years of general practice.
Raquel is very passionate about dentistry in general and provides a calming and positive journey to her patients. She has completed a year training with renowned Dr Paul Tipton in Restorative Dentistry in 2014 and is currently in the process of becoming a Member of the Joint Faculties from the Royal College of Surgeons whilst still a student of the MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry at the King’s College London.
Raquel believes a smile can change a life and has seen it first hand since becoming certified provider in teeth straightening with Six Month Smiles, Quick Straight Teeth, Inman Aligner and Clear Smile Aligners and allying those great techniques to the best whitening brands in the UK (award winning Enlighten Smiles and Zoom Whitening) and skin rejuvenation such as Anti-Wrinkle Therapy and Dermal Fillers.
In her spare time, Raquel is an avid motorsports fan and enjoys travelling with friends and spending time outdoors and cooking delicious Portuguese treats. Raquel is currently working in Merrygate Dental Practice on Wednesdays, attending to our lovely patients and we hope very soon she will be able to join us for additional days.
Rafae received his primary education whilst growing up in Dubai and graduated in LLB law from Punjab University in 2007. He practiced primarily in corporate and hospitality law before moving to the UK in 2009.
Although he completed his diploma in law in 2010 from University of London, his primary passion has always been hospitality and he has provided legal support to several luxury international hotels.
Rafae joined the practice to assist in the non-clinical aspects of the practice in January 2015 and is always available to discuss any ways in which we can improve the services we offer.
The only time he isn't available is in the summer when he will be found with his friends playing for the Brockenhurst Cricket team.
Jane has worked at Merrygate since 2010. She trained as a Dental Nurse and Dental Nurse Tutor at Kings College Dental hospital, and later as a Dental Hygienist at Guys Dental Hospital in 1994. Jane has worked at various practices in London, including Harley Street before spending 6 years as a Denplan Consultant helping Denplan practices.
Having taken time out to have a family in 2002, she now works part time on the front desk and as Domicillary co-ordinator at the practice.
She lives locally in Lymington, and in her spare time enjoys swimming, cycling, reading and spending time with her family.
Lee was a dental nurse 25 years ago and joined our team as a dental receptionist in 2015. Lee is available most days of the week and is happy to help you with any queries you may have regarding your treatment.
In her spare time, she decorates wonderful cakes and enjoys long walks with her puppy, Milo.
She is always happy to co-ordinate your appointments or pop the kettle on if you would like to come in and have a chat with one of our clinical staff.
Kirsty qualified as a Dental Nurse over 10 years ago and joined the practice in August 2014. She is available every day of the week with a reassuring smile and a kind word to help make your experience a comfortable one. Her main outside interest is horse riding and she enjoys competitive riding.
Kirsty has a young daughter who keeps her busy and who is often in the practice and has even been spotted in the reception chair welcoming patients in!
Sasha qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist at Cardiff University in 2015 and works part time here at Merrygate Dental Practice.
Sasha is very keen to promote good oral health and can help you to improve your general oral hygiene. She delivers a combination on non-surgical therapy combined with oral hygiene education to help stabilise and prevent any gum disease. She has a calm and caring approach that will help to put you at ease during your treatment.
Sasha enjoys crocheting, going to the gym and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys watching musicals, singing and enjoys growing pumpkins in the summer.
Eddie grew up in Canada where her introduction to dentistry began, she started my training as a Dental nurse and completed her training when she moved to England in my late teens and completed my dental nursing qualification.
Eddie qualified as a Dental Hygienist at Bristol Dental Hospital in 1980 and has been fortunate to have worked in various dental environments throughout her career. NHS practice, RAF Base in Germany, Harley Street and West end practices, and has worked in Hampshire and Dorset area since moving here some 22 years ago. She still loves her work and finds it very fulfilling.
Eddie aims to provide a relaxed and caring environment. Her goal is to give each patient individual tailored treatment, by giving advice and guidance on proven preventative techniques to maintain a healthy mouth.
She keeps her knowledge up to date by attending a variety of courses and further training programmes on a regular basis.
In her spare time she enjoys travel, keep fit, gardening and skiing when she gets the opportunity but most of all Eddie enjoys spending time with friends and her family.
Lilija first came to Merrygate Dental in summer 2016 and is on hand with a reassuring smile to help make your visit to us more pleasant.
Lilija has undergone an extensive qualification process in Lithuania and chose to write her dissertation on domiciliary dentistry and access to care for the elderly and physically or mentally impaired.
She lives with her partner in Lymington and enjoys working out at the gym and modern dance.