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8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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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Fran Aldrich

Practice Manager

GDC No: 174350

My name is Fran Aldrich, I am a registered Dental Nurse and I qualified in 2008. I studied for this at West Kent College which involved classroom as well as dental practice placement study. I have been at

Ringmer Dental since 2013. As well as my regular duties as a Nurse I also help out on reception. More recently I have taken on the role of Implant Nurse; this is an area I have been interested in for a while so I’m very excited to be taking on this post. When required I take responsibility for ordering the Dental supplies for the practice. We are a small team and get along very well, it is a very friendly and happy environment to work in and there is always a laugh everyday.

I am married with an 8 year old daughter and two step daughters. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, socialising with my friends, riding my horse and going to live music concerts with my husband.

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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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Paul Cahir Cassidy

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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Hannah Fenwick

Dental Nurse

GDC No: 239083

I have been a dental nurse since 2011 and qualified from South Thames College, London in 2012. I joined the Ringmer team in 2018 and love being a part of the family, it is so lovely to

work in such a happy, calm and warming environment and I hope our patients feel the same when they come in to see us.

At home I love spending time with my family and friends. I really enjoy going out with my friends, having some ‘me time’, long country walks or a glass, or two, of wine cuddled up on the sofa whilst binge watching a Netflix series. I enjoy going abroad each year with my husband and daughter, I absolutely love being a mum and my daughter is my world.

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Hannah Bainbridge

Dental Nurse

GDC No: 241698

I qualified as a dental nurse in 2013 and really enjoy the combination of working in a clinical environment alongside looking after patients

In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with friends, family and our dog


I also enjoy weekends away, stand up comedy, live music and cocktails!

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Pip Shorter

Trainee Dental Nurse

Kate Lawson

Trainee Dental Nurse

I’ve started training as a Dental Nurse at the practice whilst studying the NEBDN diploma in dental nursing.

I love working in a village family practice where I can meet and care for patients.

Outside of work I enjoy bringing up

my two children and keeping fit by going to the gym. I also enjoy baking.

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Sarah Turner

Dental Hygienist

GDC Number: 226858

Sarah worked as a dental nurse for nearly 10 years before graduating as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist in 2019, where Sarah was also awarded the BADT (British Association of Dental Therapy) prize for the ‘Most Improved

Student’. Sarah’s university research project has since been published in a dental journal and Sarah is hoping to volunteer for a dental charity overseas in the future.

Sarah joined Ringmer Dental practice in January 2021 and enjoys working within the small friendly team with the aim to motivate her patients to improve their oral health. Sarah finds it particularly rewarding treating nervous patients and children, in the hope to make them feel comfortable and at ease during dental treatment.

Outside of dentistry, Sarah enjoys socialising with friends and family, long walks, attending music festivals and holidays abroad.

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Danielle Smart

Dental Hygienist

GDC Number: 220998

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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Ringmer Dental Team