Our team

We consist of a team of  experienced professionals, who are committed to providing you with a high standard of care. All staff are clinically trained, and will be able to assist you with any queries you may have.


Piotr Pirga

Dentist/Practice owner

Lek Dent Poznan 2013 (Poland)





GDC 254600

Piotr provides treatment privately, through our membership scheme and on the NHS. Appointments can be made with him Monday to Friday.

Ana-Maria Roman

Oral Surgeon/ Dentist

BDS Lond 1999(hons), MFDS RCS, MSc Oral Surgery, MSc Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Dip Con Sed, DPDS, Specialist in Oral surgery 


GDC 76671

Ana provides private treatment, including treatment under sedation, implants, oral surgery and periodontal procedures. Appointments can be made with Ana on Mondays and Thursdays. Patients can register with Ana directly, be referred from their own dentist or choose to visit her for a one off course of treatment.

Arabella Binder


DMD Craiova 2003 (Romania)

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GDC 259281

Arabella provides NHS, membership plan and private care. Arabella can offer a full range of dental treatments, and particularly enjoys aesthetic dentistry including using inman aligners to straighten teeth and ceramic restorations to improve the appearance of the teeth.

Hygienists and Therapists

Kathryn Birnie

Dental Hygienist

CEB Cert in dental hygiene 1980

GDC 2093

Kathryn offers hygienist appointments on Wednesdays, Thursdays and some Fridays to registered patients privately.

Alison Whyler

Dental Hygienist

CEB Dip dental hygiene 1995

GDC 3668

Alison offers hygiene appointments to both registered and non-registered patients privately on Wednesday mornings. Alison offers Zoom! In-chair whitening.

Laura Baker

Dental Therapist



Laura joins us as a dental therapist on a Tuesday and Friday. Laura will be providing restorative and periodontal treatments on referral from a dentist to patients of our practice.

Dental Nurses

Rebecca Hand   

Dental Nurse

GDC 264925

Level 3 diploma 2015


Rebecca works full time within the clinic with Ana and Laura. Rebecca is working towards a qualification in Dental Sedation Nursing.


Rebecca is a named first aider, fire marshall and safeguarding designated officer in the practice.


Lucy Van Schalkwyk

Dental Nurse

GDC 279101

NEBDN 2018


Lucy works with Arabella, and provides Oral health education sessions for registered patients of the practice on referral from a dentist.


Lucy is a named fire marshall in the practice.


       Kelly Winter         

Dental Nurse

GDC 265591

Level 3 diploma 2016


Kelly works with various clinicians in the practice. Kelly is completing additional qualifications to enable her to take impressions, cast models and construct vacuum formed appliances. Kelly is also working towards a qualification in Dental Sedation Nursing.


Kelly is a named fire marshall in the practice.



    Sinead Adams    

Dental Nurse

GDC 274387

Level 3 diploma 2017


Sinead works with various clinicians in the practice aswell as providing assistance at reception. Sinead will soon be working towards a qualification in Dental Sedation Nursing.



       Sophie Price        

Trainee Dental Nurse

Obtaining qualification in Dental Nursing



Sophie joins us as a full time trainee, working in all areas of the practice. Sophie is studying for a national qualification in dental nursing.



Practice Administration

Vanessa Pirga

Practice Manager

GDC 104444

NEBDN 2005

NEBDN sedation 2007 with distinction 

MinstILM 2017


Vanessa manages the clinic full time, if you have any questions or concerns her direct email is vanessa@bembridgedental.co.uk


She is responsible for the general running of the practice, CQC compliance and is the Data Protection Officer.

Gemma Smith

Business Administrator


 Gemma splits her time between reception and office duties. Gemma is responsible for organising care home visits, patient communications, social media accounts and administering our practice membership plan.


Sarah Lane



Sarah is a full time receptionist in our practice, providing continuity of care for any reception queries you may have.


Sara McCann


NEBDN 2008


Sara is one of our receptionists and works with us on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Sara has responsibility for checking our emergency drugs and equipment.



All of our Clinicians are registered with the General Dental Council, and this can be verified by clicking on the link on the left.The practice nursing staff are either registered with the GDC or working towards qualificaitons that lead to registration. All of our team participate in CPD activities to maintain their knowledge, in order to provide the best possible care that they can.

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