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 Denplan and on  the NHS. Appointments can be made with him on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the rest of the week he provides care for residents in care homes and advice at health visitor clinics. 

Gitana Dunskuviene


D Stom Kaunas 1990 (Lithuania)






GDC 184206

Gitana provides private and NHS treatment, and has an interest in facial aesthetics, and is currently taking her studies in this field further by completing a post graduate diploma. Gitana works four days a week in the clinic.

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 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.


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.

Dental Nurses

Rebecca Hand

Dental Nurse

GDC 264925

Level 3 diploma 2015

Rebecca works full time within the clinic with Gitana and Ana. 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.

Mandy Stephens

Extended Duties Dental Nurse

GDC 112920

NEBDN 2002

 Mandy is able to provide Oral Health Instruction, take impressions, apply fluoride varnish and provide smoking cessation advice. 


Mandy is the lead nurse for domiciliaries to health visitor clinics and care homes. Mandy is also the infection control lead in the practice.

Lucy Van Schalkwyk

Dental Nurse

GDC 279101

NEBDN 2018

Lucy works full time in the clinic with Arabella. Lucy is currently studying to apply fluoride and take impressions.


Lucy is a named fire marshall in the practice.

Sophie Sothcott

Dental Nurse

GDC 279255

NEBDN 2018

Sophie works full time in the surgery with Gitana and Piotr. Sophie will soon be working towards extended duties qualifications.


Sophie is a named fire marshall in the practice.

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

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.

Gemma Smith

Business Administrator






 Gemma is the first point of contact for care home and toddler clinic visits. Gemma will soon be managing the practice advertising and social media accounts.

Sarah Lane







Sarah joined us in September as a full time dental receptionist. 

All of our Clinical staff are registered with the General Dental Council, and this can be verfiied by clicking on the link on the left. 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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