Meet the Team
Practice Owner and Principal Dentist
GDC No.: 73657
Alex’s first iteration was in the field of Natural Sciences, specifically shark biology, for which she earned a degree at Rhodes University Grahamstown, South Africa, followed by a post-graduate diploma in secondary Science Education at the University of Cape Town. After several years in working in shark research all over the world she returned to South Africa to study dentistry and qualified from the University of The Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
She moved to the UK from South Africa in 1997 and worked for the National Health Service for several years before moving into private practice. After a few years working in the private sector she was motivated to design, build and open her own practice, as a result of which Wansford Smile Studio opened in August 2010.
Away from work Alex still has a keen interest in the field of shark research and conservation; she enjoys all water-based activities: surfing, diving, swimming and sailing, and numbers riding, reading, classical music and travel amongst her other great interests.
Originally from Slovakia, Brian completed his BTEC National Diploma in Low Current Electrical Engineering in 1994. He also earned qualifications in Business Management and Tourism whilst living and working in Australia. He has worked in the administrative sector for over twenty years, during which time he has lived and worked in Slovakia, Australia and, since 2007, the UK.
He has broad experience of the dental administrative sector, having been Practice Manager for a private dental practice in Spalding for many years prior to joining Wansford Smile Studio.
In his spare time Brian likes reading, watching movies, music and baking. He is a seasoned traveller and – in his quest for new adventures – has visited all of the continents, some several times over in his search for new places to explore and new experiences to be had.
Dental Nurse GDC No 149085
Sue has worked at Wansford Smile Studio since early 2016; she gained her National Examining Board for Dental Nurses diploma in 1996 and has over twenty years of chairside experience, having worked in both NHS and private practice.
When not at work, Sue is a total adrenalin junkie and enjoys horse-riding, water ski-ing, wakeboarding and spending time with her husband, daughter and their three dogs.
Dental Nurse GDC No.: 225644
Claire gained her National Examining Board for Dental Nurses diploma in 2010 and has worked chairside in private practice since. In conjunction with her dental nursing, she also works as a bookkeeper.
Her favourite pastime when not at work (apart from shopping for shoes) is taking long walks on the Norfolk beaches with her family and their dog.
Dental Nurse GDC No.: 298667
Our most newly qualified dental nurse, Kelly joined Wansford Smile Studio in 2018 – coming to us from a background in geriatric care – and passed her National Examining Board for Dental Nurses diploma in July 2021.
In her spare time she loves cleaning (!!) and spending time with her family, her other great interest being her hobby of upcycling and renovating old furniture.
Associate Dentist GDC No.: 69673
Simon qualified from Guys Hospital, London in 1993. Since then he has gained extensive experience in general practice and maintains a keen interest in cutting-edge dentistry. He endeavours at all times to treat his patients as he himself would like to be treated and takes great pride in the quality of his treatment and patient welfare.
He has a special interest in endodontics (root canal therapy) and has undertaken postgraduate training at the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital. He also holds a Higher Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons – this enables him to offer in-house endodontic treatment on teeth with complex anatomy, as well as accepting referrals of challenging cases from other dentists.
Simon enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, walking, keeping fit, modern history and last but DEFINITELY not least, British Leyland cars!