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.


Dr Rebecca Patterson

BDS Wales 1997
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 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 a registered Inman practitioner (private orthodontics) and provides this service 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 veneer. Rebecca offers both these services at Smiles Better.

Dr Bruno Soares

LMD Lisbon 2006
GDC No. 105722

Bruno qualified as a dentist in Portugal in 2006 and has been working in Norfolk since 2007. Bruno has a special interest in cosmetic treatments and orthodontics. He has completed a post graduation in orthodontics in 2009 and is also a certified Invisalign Provider (clear braces) since 2013 both in England and Portugal.Bruno regularly studies at post graduate course and seminars to keep up to date with all aspects of modern dentistry, helping his patients achieve a healthy, confident smile in a clam environment.

Daryl Green

Dr Daryl Green

LDS RCS Eng 1984, BDS Lond 1983
GDC No. 58528

Daryl qualified in 1983 from the Royal London Dental School in Whitechapel with a BDS degree. In the following year, 1984, he gained an LDS from the Royal College of Surgeons London. As well as the UK, he has worked in Australia (Private practice and as the SDO in a Qld State Hospital), Germany (for the British Army) and Honduras (for the Charity Mercy Ships).

From 1997 until 2002 he was the practice owner and principle in a prominent Private West London Endodontic (Root Canal ) and Cosmetic Restorative Referral Practice. From 2003 until 2009 he worked for the MOD in the Defence Dental Services as the Senior Dental Officer out of Carver Barracks Wimbish , Bassingbourne Barracks and Waterbeach Barracks.

In 2015 Daryl moved himself and family to Norfolk and started work at the University of East Anglia Dental Department, joining Smiles Better in 2017.

Clinically he enjoys Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry and has a special interest in Endodontics and is a member of the British Endodontic Society. This interest stems from his personal experience of a root canal treatment some years ago, and therefore empathises directly with patients’ concerns about this procedure, in particular pain control for which he always takes great care to achieve.

He is married with 3 sons and in his spare time enjoys, Yoga, Hiking, skiing and motorcycling.

Dr Stuart Cox

General Dentist

GDC No. 51555

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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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Dr Ashraf Ameen

BChD University of the Western Cape 1991
GDC No. 74143

Ashraf qualified in 1990 with a Batchelor of Dentistry degree at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. He went straight into private practice until 1998 when he came to the UK. The mixed NHS practice was a challenge but the town of Hastings was really lovely. Ashraf then worked in South Africa for a short period again and later in the Australian Outback as the senior dentist until his return to the UK. Ashraf has been fortunate to engage in all different fields of dentistry but enjoys the restorative aspect the most - it is always good to see people leave with a smile.

In all the years Ashraf has practiced, he continuously strives to update his knowledge constantly deepening his understanding and enjoyment in offering dental services.

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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 Mondays and Tuesdays.

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 also provides an in-surgery and home whitening service at the practice.

Jarryd Clayden-Zabik

Dental Hygienist
Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2018
GDC No. 279846

Emma Kinslow

Emma Kinslow

Dental Nurse & Periodontal Patient Co-ordinator
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2010
GDC No. 194616

Emma has been dental nursing since 2008, and joined the team late 2017. Emma divides her time at the practice between nursing, assisting on reception, as well as co-ordinating our local periodontal specialist Denise McPartlin's patient care.
Emma also will be assisting in implant placement procedures alongside Annabel Brown. Emma is instrumental in helping trainee's and new team members integrate into the Practice. In her spare time Emma is a keen traveller, enjoys fitness, food and animals.

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Cherie Gray

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

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Amanda Ambrose

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

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Tillie Sculthorpe

Dental Nurse

Diploma in Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2020 - GDC No 291909

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Natasha Ruffles

Trainee Dental Nurse

Bethany Ed

Bethany Fulcher

Trainee Dental Nurse

Amy Ed

Amy Mitchell

Practice Manager and Dental Nurse

GDC No. 269169

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