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Established over 35 Years

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Dr. Hema Arora (London) 2006, MFGDP (UK)

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 (B'ham) 1978, MFGDP (UK)


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

Dr Ashley Davenport (B'ham) 1995, MFGDP (UK)


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 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

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 Banhan

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
Ann Humphries
Ann Humphries
Can't praise th dentist enough with the reassuring manner and very informative and great follow up
Gurdip Gill
Gurdip Gill
Have been attending this practice for years and always feel welcomed. Staff are professional and caring.
Bev Simpson
Bev Simpson
I highly recommend Stella Maris Dental Practice.. The standard of care is excellent and pain free. Thiara my Hygienist and the Dental Nurse support offer an exceptional service. Thank You
Larraine Dudley
Larraine Dudley
Very experienced informative dental practice.
Paul Sheward
Paul Sheward
Nice friendly staff, explained exactly what was going on
paul goodyear
paul goodyear
I have have been going to this dentist for quite a few years and I had several problems which have all been resolved to my satisfaction. Dr Namih and his team have been professional and caring throughout . I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else.
Nicholas Watts
Nicholas Watts
Excellent care and friendly efficient service.
Angie Moule
Angie Moule
Fantastic service and all the staff are lovely would definitely recommend to others
Stephen Bak
Stephen Bak
After years of not being able to eat solid food, because of bad decay and alot of tooth discomfort, i decide to go and have a consultation on having implant retained dentures. How professional all the staff were, and after having my remaining teeth removed and 4 implants in the top and 2 in the bottom, i can now eat properly and i am pain free. The photo,s speak for themselves.. The best money i have ever spent. Highly recommend stella maris dental

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

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


Registered Dental Nurse & Receptionist

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.

About me

  • GDC No 274570

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