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The Green, Lewes Road, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 5QE



Ashish Patel

GDC No: 85963

Dr Patel is better known by his team and patients as Ash.

He took over Ringmer Dental in March 2016 and his vision has been to focus on providing unparalleled patient care and offering the highest quality dentistry available


Ash qualified from King’s College London in 2005 and has since worked mostly in private practice. He has developed a keen interest in offering his patients the latest types of cosmetic dentistry, as well as more general dentistry. He strongly believes there are always a number of different options for every patient, and takes time to understand his patients’ needs and preferences, so he can come up with a suitable treatment plan together with his patients. His relaxed style has allowed many patients previously put off dentistry to regain their confidence and achieve their goals.

He has continued to undertake further training all over the world to keep up with the latest changes in dentistry. This has included further courses in advanced smile makeovers under the supervision of Dr Christopher Orr (President of the British Association of Cosmetic Dentistry) and also training at the world renowned Pankey Institute in Miami, USA. Ash has been providing teeth straightening since 2007 and has experience using all the current systems including Invisalign (clear braces) and fixed wire braces.

Away from dentistry, Ash loves spending time with his wife and two young children. He is also a keen fan of all sports and when he is not at work you will either find him watching movies, playing football or supporting Liverpool FC.

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GDC No: 74614

Paul qualified from Queen’s University Belfast, and completed Postgraduate training in Oral Surgery and Sedation at The University of Bristol.

He has worked in practices specializing in Implantology and Oral Surgery for 15 years, and has received training

from leaders in Dental Implantology and bone-grafting.

Implant treatments available range from the replacement of a single missing tooth right through to fixed alternatives for denture wearers.

On a more personal level, he is a keen musician and has played guitar in a number of bands, although it appears his music career is destined to remain purely amateur.

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GDC No: 73659

Vinoja is a fully registered dentist with the GDC, having qualified from the Royal London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1997.

Since then she has gained extensive experience as a General Dental Practitioner and believes in

providing ethical quality dental care in a calm, relaxed manner. Vinoja has also worked in the Hospital Oral Surgery Department for 2 years which helped her to gain further experience in the removal of difficult teeth. Vinoja obtained her MFDS postgraduate qualification in 2005.She has also completed a 12 month Restorative Course at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute in 2007, and followed this up with a 12 month hands-on Introduction to Orthodontics Course run by Dr Murtaza Hasnaini, Specialist Orthodontist.

When Vinoja is not at work, she enjoys looking after her son, and when she gets some time she enjoys swimming and walking. Most of all she likes working at Ringmer Dental as we are a friendly team and looks forward to welcoming you to our practice.

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Gemma Francis

Receptionist / Business Administrator

I joined the Ringmer team in May 2021 and I am one of the receptionists here.

I am also the business administrator, I’m responsible for managing the daily running of the business.

Previously I worked in a laboratory of an IVF

clinic for 10 years, which was very rewarding.

When I’m not on the desk at Ringmer, you will find me spending time with my family and friends or in the countryside either walking my dog or riding my New Forest Pony!

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Gina Cleveland


Hi, I’m one of the receptionists here at Ringmer Dental Practice. I re-joined in January 2018 after a 3 1/2 year break. I had previously been the ‘Friday lady’ here for many years, so an old face for some

and a new one to many more I hope.

I have always worked in customer service and love what I do. I’m definitely a people person!

Outside of work, I love spending time with family and friends especially my gorgeous grandchildren. My most favourite place to be is watching the sea by one of our many beautiful beaches.

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Hannah Fenwick

Dental Nurse / Marketing Manager

GDC No: 239083

I have been a Dental Nurse since 2011 and I qualified in 2012. I joined the Ringmer team back in January 2018 and love being a part of the amazing team. It’s so rewarding to work in

a village practice, looking after the local families & ensuring all our patients’ dental appointments are as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

I am also the Marketing manager, I’m responsible for handling all the practice’s marketing & social media accounts.

When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my young daughter & family. I love going abroad, exploring new places and socialising with my friends.

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Pip Shorter

Dental Nurse / Clinical Manager

GDC No: 301070

I have been with the Ringmer team since February 2020 and I have just qualified as a dental nurse.

I have recently taken on the role of Clinical manager where I am responsible for all the clinical tasks

of the practice.

When I am not at the surgery, I am kept busy renovating my new home and having fun with my lovely teenage daughters.

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Kate Lawson

Trainee Dental Nurse

I joined the team in August 2020 and I am currently training as a Dental Nurse and studying the NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing.

I love working in a village practice where I can meet and care for all of

our patients.

Outside of work I enjoy socialising, going to the gym, bringing up my young son & spending time with my older daughter who has recently made me a Nanny!

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Diane Farrell

Trainee Dental Nurse

I joined the Ringmer dental team in April 2022 and I am currently studying the diploma in Dental Nursing. I have been doing dental nursing for just over a year and recently relocated after living up near Stansted Airport

for many years.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends and family and exploring the countryside. I also have a love for horses so spend most of my time down the yard with the horses.

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Sarah Turner

Dental Hygienist / Therapist

GDC Number: 226858

I was a dental nurse for nearly 10 years before graduating from the University of Portsmouth as a Dental Hygienist & Therapist in 2019. I was awarded the BADT (British Association of Dental Therapy) for the ‘Most

Improved Student’ & have since had my research project published in a Dental journal.

I joined Ringmer in January 2021 and enjoy working within the small friendly team with the aim to motivate patients to improve their oral health.

Outside of dentistry, I enjoy socialising with friends & family, long walks, attending music festivals & holidays abroad. I am hoping to volunteer for a dental charity overseas in the future.

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Antonia Gazzelli Hill

Dental Hygienist / Therapist

GDC Number: 297858

I joined the team in November 2021, after receiving a BS(c)Hons in Dental hygiene and Dental therapy. I enjoy every second of my job at Ringmer Dental, and have found the staff and patients to be so

welcoming. I’ll best be known as the one who cleans your teeth and makes sure you floss!

Outside of dentistry I enjoy spending time with friends and family specifically if it involves food.

I look forward to meeting you at your next hygiene visit!

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Ringmer Dental Team