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Sarah Dangerfield

GDC No 124455

Practice Manager And Treatment Coordinator

Hi, I’m Sarah Dangerfield, Practice Manager and Treatment Coordinator. I’ve had over 23 years’ experience in dentistry, so I guess you could say I love my job! I’m very proud to manage such a professional caring team here at Stella Maris Dental. I joined the team back in January 1997 as Dr Namih’s Dental Nurse and have really enjoyed the challenges that my career in dentistry has seen, no two days are the same!

Dr. Hema Arora

GDC No 103990

Principal Dentist

Hema took over as principal dentist in 2018. Having qualified from Kings College London in 2006, Hema has enjoyed and stayed working in general dental practice. She has worked at several practices in the Greater London Area, before moving to the West Midlands. Hema’s interests mainly lie in Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry. To further her education in these aspects, she successfully completed the Certificate in Contemporary Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry from the Dominic Hassall Training Institute in Solihull in 2013.

Hema has also been awarded the postgraduate qualification of the Membership of Joint Dental Faculties from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Hema is a trained and accredited provider of several teeth straightening systems including Inman Aligner, Quick Straight Teeth, Smilelign and Invisalign Go, which means she can carry out quick, predictable and simple teeth straightening in adults.

Branching out from dentistry, but still within dental practice, Hema now provides anti-wrinkle treatments on the face, and lip augmentation, via the use of dermal fillers, to help enhance and complete the perfect smile.

Outside of dentistry, Hema enjoys spending time with her young family and travelling.

Dr Hani Namih

GDC No 52501


Dr Namih is the founder of the Stella Maris Dental Practice. Over the past 38 years, he has attended many post graduate courses in the UK and abroad. Dentistry is a passion for Dr Namih, and over the years he has found giving people the confidence to smile a very rewarding experience

Dr Ashley Davenport

GDC No 70884


I qualified as a dentist in 1995 and can honestly say that I have been doing a job that I love for the past 19 years. Most people who know me well know that dentistry is a passion for me.

I have been associated with Stella Maris Dental for 19 years now and I feel they are a totally dedicated and professional team to work with.

I have a special interest in Root Canal Treatments and Orthodontics; offering all types of braces for adults and children.

Professor Thomas Dietrich

Dr. med., Dr. med. dent., MPH, FDSRCS
GDC No 116466

Professor And Head Of Oral Surgery

Thomas is Professor and Head of Oral Surgery at The School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham. He studied both Dentistry and Medicine at Charite in Berlin, Germany, where he also trained as an Oral Surgeon. He undertook further studies at Harvard University in Boston, USA and then worked at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, before coming to Birmingham.

He has extensive experience in Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. He is well known in the Dental field with over 100 scientific publications.

Here at Stella Maris Dental, Prof. Dietrich places the dental implants and Dr. Namih restores the dentition to its proper and natural function.

In this way we give our patients the best of both worlds; two highly skilled professionals combining their vast experience to give our patients the very best that modern, painless dentistry can offer.

Lianne Lang

GDC No 6048

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m Lianne Lang. I’m passionate about the career path I’ve chosen. I have been in the dental field since 1994 I qualified as a dental hygienist in 2002 from the University of Liverpool, and have worked for Stella Maris since 2004.

Thaira Parveen

GDC No 113711

Registered Dental Hygienist & Therapist

Hi, I’m Thaira Parveen. I’m qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist in 2007. I have worked at Stella Maris Dental since June 2013 and thoroughly enjoy working here and caring for my patients.

Tracey Gauld

Front Desk Professional

Hello, I’m Tracey Gauld, and after working in local government for 29 years, I fancied a career change. I’ve worked for Stella Maris Dental as a Front Desk Professional for nearly 3 years and I’m still learning new things every day!

Aimee Jackson

GDC No 124463

Registered Dental Nurse & Clinical Lead

Hello, I’m Aimee Jackson. I’m a fully qualified dental nurse and have been a member of the Stella Maris Team since 2004. I enjoy all aspects of my job and the different challenges that we come across each day, it’s lovely seeing how the treatment we provide can make such a difference to our patients.

Paula Parker

GDC No 124461

Registered Dental Nurse

Hi, my name is Paula Parker. I am a qualified Dental Nurse. I joined the practice is July 1988 working full time, 26 years and 3 children later I now work part time.

Ramneet Sanghera

GDC No 106816

Registered Dental Nurse

I am a fully trained, qualified and experienced dental nurse with a sympathetic approach when providing dental care to patients. I have over 22 years of experience as a dental nurse.


GDC No 272361

Registered Dental Nurse

Hi, I’m Danielle Foster. I have been working at Stella Maris Dental for 2 years as an apprentice dental nurse. I have recently qualified as a Registered Dental Nurse.

I really love my job here as it is so rewarding helping our patients achieve dental health & confidence to smile again. It is such a friendly and welcoming place to work. I look forward to completing different challenges each day and furthering my career at Stella Maris Dental.


GDC No 274570

Registered Dental Nurse

My Stella Maris Journey started October 2015 as an apprentice dental nurse. In June 2017, I qualified as a Registered Dental Nurse. I love every aspect of my job here and I find it most rewarding knowing I have contributed to helping people bring back their smile and confidence. I am looking forward to progressing in my career here at Stella Maris dental.

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