Meet the team

At Smiles Better Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.



Dr Denise McPartlin

MSc Lond 1999, DGDP(UK) 1998, BDS Lond 1993
GDC No. 69717

Denise started her dental career studying at The Royal London Hospital in 1989. She graduated Bachelor of Dentistry with Honours in 1993 and was offered one of the coveted House Surgical Posts at The Royal London Hospital, which she accepted.She moved to Norfolk in 2006 and has worked in Private practice as a Specialist Periodontist since. As one of a handful of Periodontists in East Anglia to be on the Specialist Register she has been certainly been kept busy Denise is happy to take self referrals or referrals from GDPs.

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Dr Nami Farkhondeh

Dentist with a Special Interest in Dental Implants
BDS, MSc (Perio), Dip Imp Dent RCS (Lond), MFDS RCPS (Glas)
GDC No. 72287

After completing his dental degree at the Royal London Hospital and a year of vocational training, Nami held a number of positions as Senior House Officer and Staff Grade in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in some of the most prestigious hospitals in England. This is where he learnt his basic and advanced surgical skills. During this time he also gained his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons.

He then undertook his Masters of Science training programme at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Hospital where he learnt all aspects of Periodontology. He has also completed the Advanced Diploma in Implant Dentistry course at the Royal College of Surgeons England.

Nami is also trained in dental sedation. He is affiliated with a number of societies including the British Society of Periodontology, Association of Dental Implantology and the Society for Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry.

Currently Nami divides his working time between working in private practice and teaching postgraduate dental students on the MSc programmes in both Periodontology and Implant dentistry.

In his spare time Nami enjoys travelling, reading and playing the guitar.

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Stuart Cox

GDC 51555

Qualified from UCL London 1977 BDS and I passed LDS RCS 1978.

I have worked in general practice and ran my own practice in Durham for 21years.

I have worked in Germany and Saudi Arabia while learning new skills. I also enjoyed supervising dental students at the University of Newcastle for ten years.

I enjoy all aspects of dentistry even after all these years and look forward to continuing to do so.

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Rebecca Patterson


GDC NO. 73003

Rebecca qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1997 and moved to the area and joined the Smiles Better Dental team in May 2008.

Rebecca provides general dentistry and likes to work in a relaxed environment to make patients feel welcome and put them at ease whilst striving to provide the highest quality of dental care.

Rebecca is also a registered Inman practitioner (private orthodontics) and provides this service as well as clear aligners at Smiles Better. She has also just completed her training in Smile Fast Composite Veneers, which offers a faster and more affordable option to the traditional porcelain veneer.

In 2021 Rebecca took on the role as the practice clinical lead (PCL) which involves supporting the practice manager and clinicians in the practice to continue to deliver the highest level of care.

In her spare time, she enjoys quality family time and training her 3 horses.

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Caroline Holland

Dental Hygienist/Therapist
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy University of Sheffield 2008
GDC No. 152198

Caroline started with us in Autumn 2008 and is working with us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Caroline trained and qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist at Sheffield University and is a member of The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT).

Caroline continues to broaden and update her knowledge and skills with post graduate courses in her field to aid her and her patients in the practice.

Caroline is dedicated to promoting healthy and confident smiles. She regularly uses air polishing systems for stain removal, implant and orthodontic patients. Caroline also provides an in-surgery and home whitening service at the practice.


Vinesh Kumar

GDC NO. 289931

Vinesh was working as Dental Hygienist in Cornwall and moved to Norfolk recently. He joined the Smiles Better Dental and Implant Clinic in 2022 and have been working as the Dental Hygienist.

Vinesh provides direct access hygiene appointments, for patients who haven't seen Dentist/ Hygienist previously. He uses AIR-FLOW therapy in his appointments, to help remove stains and discolouration.

He endeavours to ensure all his patients are treated in a caring and gentle manner, helping patients to be comfortable and informed throughout. He is passionate about oral health education and holistic care. His focus is on ensuring patients have the knowledge and motivation to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Outside of work, he likes to spend quality time with family.


Chloe Brotherhood


I am enthusiastic in educating patients in oral hygiene instruction. During my training, I undertook a personal research project to determine the best method of instructing patients in tooth brushing techniques. I pride myself on my excellent communication skills amongst patients and colleagues. I am just as comfortable working as an individual as I am in a team. My passion and enthusiasm are reflected in my work, and I have the ability and diplomacy to cope with challenging patients.

Outside work I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I have been incredibly lucky to travel to Africa to volunteer in a remote part of Kenya to provide vital dental treatment to the Maasai and hope that this is something I can continue to do for many years to come.

My hobbies include horse riding, walking my dogs and baking.


Amy Ogden

Practice Manager and Dental Nurse
GDC No. 269169

Amy has been a dental nurse since 2014 and took over as Practice Manager in July 2021. Amy is passionate about high quality patient care and encouraging colleague development. Amy enjoys music, travel, food and quality time with her husband and two cats.

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Cherie Gray

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2018
GDC No. 275903

Cherie started dental nursing in 2016 and gained her diploma in dental nursing in March 2018.

She joined our Smiles better team in 2019.

Cherie also qualified and gained her certification in implant dental nursing from the national examining board in 2022.

She divides her time at the practice between nursing and assisting on reception as well as coordinating our implantologist, Nami Farkhondeh, patient care.

When Cherie isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, reading, going to the theatre and travelling.

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Amanda Ambrose

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016
GDC No. 267212


Alice Whitthread

Dental Nurse
GDC 300522

I qualified as a dental nurse in February 2022 from starting a dental nursing apprenticeship in 2019. I am eager to venture into different fields of dentistry.

Outside of work I enjoy spending my time with dogs and seeing new sights.

Natasha Ed

Natasha Ruffles

Dental Nurse

GDC no. 311807

Natasha joined the practice in late 2020 and qualified as a dental nurse in 2022. She is keen to broaden her knowledge of dentistry and undertake additional qualifications. She enjoys working along side Denise McPartlin to care for our periodontal patients. Outside of work Natasha trains and competes in CrossFit, particularly enjoying the weightlifting element of the sport.

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