Meet the team

At Elms Lea Dental Care our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.

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Patrick Nayler

Dentist
BSc (Lond) 1978, BDS (Lond) 1982, LDS RCS (Eng) 1983
GDC No. 57326

Paddy qualified, with distinction, at University College Hospital, London, Dental School in 1982 and took over the long established practice at 32 Brunswick Place in 1985. In 2001 he relocated the practice to Elms Lea where he continues to practise, ably assisted by his Practice Manager wife Tracy. Paddy is a longstanding member of The British Dental Association, British Society for Periodontology, British Endodontic Society and the British Society for Restorative Dentistry. He has a particular interest in preventative dentistry and works with a Zeiss microscope to practise minimal intervention. He has recently completed long-term courses in Restorative Dentistry and in Sports Dentistry. Paddy worked as a volunteer ringside dentist on the boxing medical team at the London 2012 Olympics.  Paddy and Tracy have recently moved to Hurstpierpoint having lived in Brighton since 1983. They have two grown-up children, Jack and Rosie.

Tammy Griffiths Dentist

Tammy Griffiths

Dentist
BDS (Birm) 1988, DGDP (UK) 1996
GDC No. 63821

Tammy qualified at Birmingham in 1988, winning numerous honours and prizes. After a year as a house surgeon in the dental hospital there, she moved to Brighton and joined the Elms Lea practice in 2001. She regularly attends postgraduate courses, gaining the prestigious Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners in 1996.

Tammy has two daughters, Alexandra and Emma, and lives in Hove. Tammy lists her hobbies as ‘shopping, travel and food’! Tammy takes a particular professional interest in cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics including fillers and Botulinum Toxin injections.

Navid Saberi

Registered Specialist in Endodontics 
BDS (Manch) MSc (Distinction) (Glas) MClinDent (Distinction) (KCL)PgCert (Edin) MFDSRCSEd, MEndoRCSEd, FHEA
GDC No. 103230

After graduating from the University of Manchester and completing his VT in south Manchester, Navid moved to Scotland to pursue his career in endodontics. Whilst working in Salaried, Hospital and General dental services in the Scottish Borders, Edinburgh and Glasgow, he gained MFDS from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and completed his first Masters degree in primary dental care Endodontics with distinction from the University of Glasgow. Following the completion of the MSc degree, Navid relocated to the south east of England in 2012 and completed his second Masters degree in Endodontology with distinction from King’s College London and gained membership in endodontics (MEndo) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Navid is also a clinical teacher in endodontics at Guy’s dental hospital and a specialist dentist in endodontics at King’s College hospital. Navid is a GDC registered specialist in endodontics. He is a council officer of the British Endodontic Society and an associate member of the American Association of Endodontists. Navid’s publications have appeared in dental and endodontic journals. He has also co-authored two endodontic book chapters.

Elisa Agudo

Registered Specialist in Periodontics
BDS M.Clin.Dent, GDC Registered Specialist in Periodontics.
GDC No. 101046

Eli qualified BDS in her home city of Madrid. She then took further diplomas in Endodontics (root fillings) and Prosthodontics (implants) before completing the three year Masters in Clinical Dentistry in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute, London. Eli has settled in Brighton with her husband Riccardo, also a periodontist, and their puppy, Fiona. She combines periodontal and implant practice with clinics and further research at the Eastman.

Riccardo Zambon

Registered Specialist in Periodontics
Dip Dent (Milan) 2007, DDS, Cert Perio (EFP), MClinDent in Periodontology (UCL), UCL Eastman Dental Institute, 
GDC No. 179196

Riccardo graduated from the University of Milan, Italy, where he later worked teaching undergraduate students and in General Practice. He moved to the UK in 2007 undertaking the three year Masters in Clinical Dentistry in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute, London, graduating with distinction and obtaining a specialist degree from the European Federation of Periodontology. He is a registered Specialist in Periodontics. Riccardo lives in Brighton with Elisa, also a periodontist here, and their whippet, Fiona.

Rex Yetton

Anaesthetist
MRCS LRCP FRCA
GMC no. 1630567

Rex is a very highly qualified anaesthetist who has dedicated many years to the practice of sedation alongside his post at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. Rex’s gentle demeanor and immense experience are invaluable for our most nervous patients who benefit immensely from intravenous sedation for treatments.

Karen Thompson Hygienist

Karen Thompson

Dental Hygienist
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1992
GDC No. 4244

Jasmine Jappie

Dental Hygienist
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1999, Dip Dent Therapy (Lond) 1999
GDC No. 11185

Anisa Karmally

Dental Hygienist
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1996
GDC No. 3194

Charley Mansfield

Dental Hygienist/Therapist 
Dip Dent Hygiene RCS (Eng) 2007, Dip Dent Therapy RCS (Eng) 2007
GDC No. 126516


Claire Hutchinson

Claire Hutchinson

Nurse Manager 

Qual-National Certicate NEBDN 2008 (Distinction)
GDC no.163597

Tracey Usherwood

Tracey Usherwood

Head Dental Nurse
Qual-National Certicate NEBDN 1996
GDC no. 118612

Kathryn Martin

Dental Nurse
Qual-National Certicate NEBDN 2006 
GDC no. 117686

Alison Dymond

Dental Nurse
Qual-National Certicate NEBDN 2006 
GDC no. 158222

Rachel Earnshaw

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016 
GDC no. 267399

Harriet Cole

Treatment Coordinator

Maxine Brown 

Practice Manager 

Chris Palmer Head Receptionist

Chris Palmer

Head Receptionist 

Harriet Foreman Receptionist

Harriet Foreman

Receptionist

Sally Steele

Receptionist

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