Modern, Safe & Painless
Using the latest technology
Established over 35 Years

Meet the team

Dr. Hema Arora

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 Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, Quick Straight Teeth and Inman Aligner, which means she can carry out quick, predictable and simple teeth straightening in adults.

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

About me

  • Qualified from Kings College London
  • Member of Joint Dental Faculties from the Royal College of Surgeons
  • BDS MJDF RCS (Eng)
  • GDC No 103990

Sarah Dangerfield

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 a Dental Nurse and have really enjoyed the challenges that my career in dentistry has seen, no two days are the same!

About me

  • 23 years’ experience
  • GDC No 124455

Dr Hani Namih


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

About me

  • GDC No 52501

Dr Ashley Davenport


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.

About me

  • GDC No 70884

Professor Thomas Dietrich

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.x

About me

  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Doctor of Medical Dentistry
  • MPH
  • GDC No 116466

Why Choose Stella Maris?

For over 35 years, we’ve been helping thousands of people regain their confidence to smile. With us, you can benefit from a comprehensive and preventative dental programme bespoke to you.

Lianne Lang

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.

About me

  • GDC No 6048

Thaira Parveen

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.

About me

  • GDC No 113711

Gurpreet Badhan

Registered Dental Hygienist & Therapist

Hi, I’m Gurpreet and I have joined the team in Feb 2022 and am proud to be part of such a lovely and dedicated team. I am a registered Dental Hygienist and Therapist and my passion for Dentistry evolved from me previously being a Dental Nurse and furthering my career to where I am now. I have been awarded the Elaine Teesdale Award for outstanding determination and professionalism and have over 10 years of experience in dentistry and I can honestly say that I love my job! In my spare time, I like to spend time with my daughter, exploring different food places and being creative.

About me

  • GDC No 199441

"It is pain free, quality treatment alongside excellent care and friendly staff."

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Aimee Jackson

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.

About me

  • GDC No 124463

Paula Horton

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.

About me

  • GDC No 124461

Ramneet Sanghera

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.

About me

  • GDC No 106816

Danni Foster

Registered Dental Nurse

Hi, I’m Danielle Foster. I have been working at Stella Maris Dental since 2014. I started as an apprentice dental nurse and then 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.

About me

  • GDC No 272361

Chloe Martin

Registered Dental Nurse

Hi my name is Chloe, I’ve recently started working at Stella Maris but have worked as a dental nurse elsewhere since 2014. I love the team here, they have made me feel so welcome! I really enjoy my job and being a part of making patients smile again. I am looking forward to my future progression here at Stella Maris Dental.

About me

  • GDC No 262152

Ellie Oakley

Registered Dental Nurse

Hi, I’m Ellie. I’m a fully qualified and GDC registered dental nurse with experience in all aspects of dentistry. I really enjoy seeing the process of seeing how happy our patients are after their smile transformations. I am looking forward to my future here at Stella Maris.

About me

  • GDC No 286992

Lucy Russon


I’m Lucy and I’m the receptionist here at Stella Maris Dental.
I have a long background within customer service and have recently joined the team. I am here to help with any queries that you may have.
I’m friendly and talkative and wear a smile everyday which I hope will help make any patients experience a positive one.

About me

  • Happy to help
  • Very friendly
  • Excellent with patients

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