Practice Open Today:
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
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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Vinoja Indra

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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Lesley Higgs
Lesley Higgs

Dental Nurse

GDC No: 109258

I started working as a dental nurse in the 1970s, but had a long break from it to bring up my two children. I have been working at Ringmer Dental for the past twelve years. It is

a very family friendly practise, and I have enjoyed seeing our younger patients grow up and move on with their lives. A good sense of humour is a definite requirement as no two days are the same, and I hope our relaxed atmosphere goes some way to make our patients feel at ease.

Outside of work I like nothing better than spending time with my three year old grandson, who is the apple of my eye. Walking my daughter’s Labrador with my husband on our nearby golf course on a lovely summers evening, comes a close second.

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Hannah Fenwick

Dental Nurse

GDC No: 239083

I have been a dental nurse for over 7 years. I absolutely love my job and enjoy seeing our patients, helping and reassuring them.

At home, I enjoy spending time with my husband, my one year old daughter

and our families. We enjoy going abroad every Summer and I’m really excited about taking our daughter with us from now on.

In my spare time I like to watch movies, catch up with friends or go out to dinner with my husband.

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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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Diane Paton

Dental Hygienist

GDC Number – 2860

I graduated in 1983 from Guys school for Dental Hygiene. I enjoy my work very much and I am focused on patient care, treating active dental disease and promoting oral health. I am very keen on

keeping up to date on new policies and changes that affect my work and often attend courses.

In my spare time I enjoy ballroom and Latin dancing, dog walking and spending time with my family.

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Ringmer Dental Team