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Sawbridgeworth Dental Surgery, Serving communities in East Hertfordshire & West Sussex with exceptional NHS & private dentistry for over 50 years.

Serving communities in East Hertfordshire & West Sussex with exceptional NHS & private dentistry for over 50 years.

Welcome to Sawbridgeworth Dental Surgery.
a dental surgery group practice since 2019
a dental surgery group practice since 2019
a dental surgery group practice since 2019
a dental surgery group practice since 2019
a dental surgery group practice since 2019
a dental surgery group practice since 2019
a dental surgery group practice since 2019
a dental surgery group practice since 2019
a dental surgery group practice since 2019
a dental surgery group practice since 2004

General & Cosmetic Dentistry at Sawbridgeworth Dental Surgery


We offer the Invisalign® system - the world's most advanced clear aligner system and an alternative to fixed braces.

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Dental Implants

Implants offer the best way for replacing teeth, whether you have lost one, several, or all of your teeth. The result looks and feels just like natural teeth without involving any other teeth and allows you to live, laugh and enjoy life with full confidence.

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Periodontal or gum disease is an infection affecting the tissues surrounding the teeth. These tissues include the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease is usually a slow, painless, progressive condition. Most adults with this disease are unaware they have it but if diagnosed and treated early the teeth can be saved.

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Endodontics (Root Canal Treatments)

Deep tooth decay, deep fractures or an injury due to trauma, can cause serious damage and infection to the pulp. If the pulp becomes infected, the infection can spread through the entire root canal system of the tooth. This will eventually lead to an abscess. Root canal, or endodontic treatment, cleans out the infected pulp chamber and repairs the damage so the tooth can be saved.

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General & Cosmetic Dentistry at Sawbridgeworth Dental Surgery
Meet the Sawbridgeworth Dental Team

The Dentists

Dr Mahdi Ajina

Associate Dentist with Special Interest in Endodontics
BDS (Lond) 2013, MSc (Endo) 2019
GDC No. 245007

Mahdi has had a passion for endodontics since he left dental school and decided to pursue his interest by embarking upon the three-year MSc Endodontic Practice programme at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Here he was able to greatly advance his knowledge base and technical skill in endodontics, and also gained valuable experience by treating complex cases referred to the hospital by general dental practitioners.

On the MSc programme, Mahdi was able to contribute to the field of endodontics by conducting research, focusing on instrumentation using the latest engine-driven files. He works part-time as an Honorary Lecturer in Endodontics at the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London, where he greatly enjoys teaching the postgraduate endodontics students and is involved in research.

Mahdi is a member of the British Endodontic Society and keeps up to date with the latest advancements by reading endodontic specific journals; the ‘International Endodontic Journal’ and 'Endo – Endodontic Practice Today’. You can see examples of Mahdi's work at www.ma-endo.co.uk.

Outside of work, Mahdi enjoys playing sports such as table tennis, badminton and squash, reads detective novels and takes walks in the countryside to relax.

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Dr Katayoun Ossanloo-Dastani

Associate Dentist
GDC No. 73976

Kathy graduated from Royal London University in 1997. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has a special interest in cosmetic orthodontics.

She has worked at the practice for many years and enjoys its friendly environment.

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Dr Stephen Des Clayes

Associate Dentist
GDC No. 53754

Before moving to Sawbridgeworth he worked in a London practice and abroad as a Chief Dental Officer for a province in Papua New Guinea. This experience proved very useful when he took over the practice in 1990, as it has equipped him to continually improve both the care and quality of treatment we offer. He is firmly committed to the practice providing NHS dentistry for all those that need it. His primary focus, however, is on private dentistry because it better enables him to pursue excellence when freed from the constraints of NHS rationing. Private dentistry allows more time for consultation, and treatment with a much wider range of materials and procedures, achieving the best possible results.


His 30 years in practice has taught him that it is possible to retain a complete and healthy set of teeth throughout the whole of your life. He sees helping you achieve this as the most important part of his job. He do not believe in quick fixes that won’t last, but strive for quality results that will last a lifetime.

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Dr Savitha Kurubarahalli

Associate Dentist
GDC No. 136762

Savitha qualified from Bangalore University, India in 2000. Since moving to the UK, she obtained a Diploma of Licentiate in Dental Surgery from Royal College of Surgeons, England in 2013.

Savitha worked in London and Mill Hill for 3 years before joining the practice in 2016 as a general dentist and works full-time. She strives to offer her patients the best possible care by listening to their concerns and offering them various treatment options. Savitha works well with anxious and nervous patients and enjoys working with children, educating them on oral health and hygiene. 

She continues to improve her skills by attending numerous courses to provide her patients with the highest standards of dental care resulting in highly aesthetic and functional result.

She has a special interest in short term orthodontics and went on to become a certified provider of Invisalign-Go and Six Month Smile. She also enjoys cosmetic dentistry and offers teeth whitening, minimal invasive restorative dentistry to improve the appearance of worn and chipped teeth with composite bonding.

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Dr Miriam Yemane

Associate Dentist
GDC No. 219337

Miriam graduated from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, in Plymouth, in 2016 and has worked at Sawbridgeworth Dental Practice since December 2018.

She has a very friendly, relaxed and calm approach and enjoys building a rapport with her patients and helping them overcome their fears. She is dedicated to providing the highest dental care to all her patients. 

In her spare time she enjoys travelling.

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Dr Sambhavi Daniel Sunath

Associate Dentist
GDC No. 274400

Since graduating from India in 2013, Sambhavi has worked with both private and NHS practices, and has gained experience in carrying out aesthetics, non-aesthetic restorations and various aspects of General dentistry.

She regularly attend courses to keep myself updated to the latest in dentistry.

In her spare time she enjoys cooking and playing badminton.

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The Hygienists

Miss Penny Bamfield

Dental Hygienist
GDC No. 214017

Penny qualified from theUniversity of Essex in 2021 with distinction.

She has over 10 years’ experience working in dentistry, qualifying as a Dental Nurse in 2010 and working her way up to become practice manager. She left her position in 2019 to attend university and pursue her dream of becoming a dental hygienist.

Penny is passionate about dental health education and is keen to pass on her vast dental health knowledge to help improve the oral health of all her patients.

Outside of work, Penny enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters and is also an avid baker.

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Miss Amal Mohamed Amish

Dental Hygienist
GDC No. 261253

Amal graduated as a Dental Hygienist & Therapist from the University of the Highlands & Islands in 2015 and is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy. She has experience working as a Dental Therapist and Oral Health Promoter treating children & adults with dental anxiety and behavioural & medical complexities.

She has a keen interest in paediatric dentistry and creating a calm environment for her patients. Her patients compliment her gentle hygiene delivery.

Outside of work she likes to spend time with her family.

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Mrs Tatiana Bankauskas

Dental Hygienist
Dental Therapy
GDC NO. 307936

Tatiana joined the practice in 2023. She is a highly motivated professional, with an outgoing and cheerful personality. She has over 10 years of experience working in dentistry, graduating as a qualified dentist in 2010 in Brazil, before moving to the UK and subsequently achieving qualification in Dental Therapy.

She has special interests in Prevention, and Oral Hygiene.

She prides herself on her calm and gentle approach, which enables her to put even the most nervous patient at ease.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her pets, and finding new places to explore.

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The Support Staff

Miss Megan Sorrell

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 306224

Megan started working at Ashwell Dental Surgery in January 2021. Before this she was studying in sixth form and worked part time at a pharmacy. Megan wanted to continue her profession working with people so she decided to choose dental nursing as a career. 

Outside of work, Megan enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family. 

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Miss Lilli-May Carter

Trainee Dental Nurse

Lilli-May joined the practise in 2021 as a trainee dental nurse and is really looking forward to completing her qualifications. She enjoys working as a team and looking after patients.

In her spare time she loves to travel as much as she can and  spending time with family and friends.

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Miss Emily Crowley

Trainee Dental Nurse

Emily started working for us in March 2022 and is currently completing her nursing course.

In her spare time, she likes to go for walks and spending time with her family and friends.

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Miss Nahshana Shalo-Laws

Trainee Dental Nurse

Miss Adriana Sohonyai

Trainee Dental Nurse

Adriana joined the dental practice in 2023 and is embracing a career change. 

She enjoys her work as a dental nurse and is working towards starting her course to become qualified.

Adriana enjoys working with her colleagues and dentist, to provide patients with excellent care. 

In her spare time Adriana likes to go to the gym and riding her motorcycle, which she will happily discuss at length.

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Miss Angela Fibbens

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 308226

Angela joined the practice in June 2019 as a trainee dental nurse. She is looking forward to completing her qualification and becoming a qualified dental nurse and furthering her career in the dental industry.

She enjoys working as a team and helping patients as much as she can.

In her spare time Angela enjoys spending her time with family and friends, cooking and going to the gym.

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Practice Address

Sawbridgeworth Dental Surgery
Townsend House
99 London Road
CM21 9JJ

We provide NHS and private dental services to East Hertfordshire and West Essex including Sawbridgeworth, Bishop Stortford, Harlow, Old Harlow, High Wych, Sheering, Lower Sheering, Spellbrook, Gilston Park, Little Hallingbury, Wrights Green and Thorley.

Opening Hours

Monday: 8.30 - 13.00 / 14.00 - 17.00  
Tuesday: 8.00 - 13.00 / 14.00 - 17.00  
Wednesday: 8.00 - 13.00 / 14.00 - 17.00  
Thursday: 8.00 - 13.00 / 14.00 - 17.00  
Friday: 8.00 - 13.00 / 14.00 - 15.00
Saturday / Sunday / Bank Holidays: Closed

Our Smiles Dental Health Plan makes it easier for you to look after your teeth.

Our Smiles Dental Health Plan is available to join at all our practices, and gives you the best chance of maintaining your dental health for life.
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