Erik is passionate about dentistry. For him, it’s more than just a service: it’s a precise art and a means to improve the lives of his clients. His philosophy is built around the idea of continual improvement so he’s always delivering the best and most cutting-edge services to his clients.
He is a great believer that to excel at cosmetic dentistry you have to be skilled in a similar way to an artist, as it’s important to consider not only the teeth but the personality, skin tone and facial symmetry when creating the best smiles. So a great artist - a great painting, a great dentist - a beautiful smile.
He first qualified with a degree in dentistry at the Vrije University of Amsterdam, graduating in 1986 and has continued to broaden his skill set ever since as well as being a master of general dentistry,
Erik has extensive training in both dental implants and advanced cosmetic dental treatments, and has been trained by some of the best dental practitioners from around the world. These include the world renowned Didier Dietschi of the Geneva Smile Centre http://www.genevasmilecenter.ch/team_didier_dietschi.html and Ash Parmar of Smile Design by Ash http://smiledesignbyash.co.uk/
Not only does Erik have many years’ experience and a proven track record for excellence which has been recognised by Denplan Care who have extended Erik their elite marque, Denplan Excel, placing him amongst the top echelon of Denplan Care providers. He is also a member of several leading dental organisations in the UK and abroad and is qualified to administer sedation by the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD), which can also assist nervous patients with overcoming their fear.
Outside of work Erik is an active family man and enjoys nothing more than spending time with his wife and family. He is also a dab hand in the kitchen and enjoys cooking for family and friends, trying out new recipes. His other passions are skiing and sailing and when time permits he enjoys following these pursuits which have taken him to Europe and beyond.
When it comes to dental implants, Michel is at the top of his game. He has a BSc in Biochemistry (Rutgers University, New Jersey) and went on to complete a degree in dentistry at the Vrije University of Amsterdam, graduating in 1985. Michel continued his postgraduate education at the renowned academic centres UCLA California and the University of Berne in Switzerland. He also worked an apprenticeship alongside Dr G de Lange, a ground-breaking researcher of cell biology.
Throughout his education Michel’s special interest has always been in the field of oral bone and oral tissue. This has formed a strong foundation upon which he built a successful career in the field of dental implantology.
With nearly 30 years experience, Michel has successfully completed over 3000 implant procedures and has gained an international reputation for excellence in dental implantology.
Michel donates a portion of his fee to the charity Operation Smile which aims to improve the quality of life for young people in some of the poorest areas of the world.
Tracey has over 20 years of experience in the field of Oral Hygiene. She has taught in prestigious dental hospitals and has implemented training programs for oral hygienists across the country.
Having started her professional career as a dental nurse, working her way up to a senior nursing position at Kings College Hospital London, Tracey has gained a wealth of knowledge.
She is exceptionally popular with our clients. This is down to her caring attitude combined with an easygoing manner, as well as her expertise. Our clients benefit so much from her expert advice that many of them ask to come back between appointments.
Tracey treats many celebrity clients - but sometimes their fame goes over her head. One day she was chatting to a gentleman during treatment. She him asked what he did for a living, and he told her he was a pianist. ‘Are you any good?’ she said. At that point the penny dropped. The guy’s name was Jools Holland.
Dr Nasir Ahmad
Nasir studied dentistry at Birmingham University and graduated in 1999. He then spent four years working in a general practice in the West Midlands before moving down to Kent and becoming a partner in a large general dental practice. After selling his practice, he has worked in East Kent before joining our team.
Nasir has spent some time working as a clinical assistant at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford. He has gained his Member of Joint Dental Faculties Diploma as well as his qualification of the Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics and is now recognised as a Dentist with a Special Interest in Orthodontics (DwSI). He also has a keen interest in all areas of dentistry including endodontics (root canal treatments), restoring implants and is an experienced sedationist.
Nasir has helped mentor young dentists to gain full dental equivalence and is a member of the Kent Local Dental Committee and has represented Kent Dentists on a number of panels and groups, including their annual conference. He is also a member of the Faculty of Homeopaths and is a member the British Orthodontic Society. Nasir is married and spends his free time as a taxi service for his three children!
Practice Manageress & Receptionist
Alison started out as a Dental Nurse (she received a distinction when qualifying) and has been involved in dentistry all her working life. This wealth of experience forms a bedrock upon which the day-to-day management of the practice is based.
She loves working with people, helping them to achieve better lives with excellent oral care. What rewards her the most is seeing a client’s smile being transformed and the happiness it brings them.
In her spare time Alison enjoys bike-riding with her children, reading, and the occasional drop of vino.
Dental Nurse & Receptionist
Lisa has worked with us for a number of years and is a valuable member of the team. She is well known among our clients for her quiet, caring manner which helps them to relax. This is especially important for those clients who are dental phobic.
When she’s not being a dental nurse Lisa loves to go out walking with her dogs, or listen to music. Amy Winehouse is one of her favourite singers.
Dental Nurse & Receptionist
Being a people person means that Nichol brings a warm and friendly attitude to the practice. She enjoys helping people feel comfortable before and after treatment, and she loves seeing how happy the clients are after having their smile transformed.
When it comes to relaxing Nichol likes to read a good novel, go out with friends, and travel around the UK.