Dr Ian R GoldsmithPosition: Principal Dentist Qualification: BDS (Birm) GDC Number: 65901
Ian qualified from Birmingham University Dental School in 1990 and has worked in Sussex since then. He became the Practice Principal in January 1999, and has overseen the expansion and reequipping of the Practice, and another surgery, whilst managing an increase in surgery hours and associated staffing Ian is a silver provider of Invisalign, having had a keen interest in this area of dentistry for several years.
He is married to Gill and they have two children Luke and Ellie. He lives in Buxted East Sussex. He enjoys gardening, travel and spending time with his family.
Gill GoldsmithPosition: Business Manager Qualification: BA (Hons) FCCA
Gill is responsible for the running of the practice, assisting Ian and the team to ensure we provide a high level of service to our patients whilst maintaining the welfare of the team. Away from work she spends much of her time supporting the family, and enjoys walking the dog, sewing and reading.
Dr Yanel Bouille OlivenciaPosition: Associate Dentist Qualification: Lic Odont Madrid 2009 GDC Number: 182394
Yanel comes from a family of dentists, and has always wanted to follow in the footsteps of her father and brother, who inspired her to become a dentist.
Yanel graduated in 2009 in Madrid, and has been working in the UK ever since. She recently completed an MSc in Conservative Dentistry at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, where Yanel achieved Merit and an award for the best MSc graduate within the Prosthodontic department in 2015.
Yanel is also interested in facial aesthetics hence, and has recently completed a Botulin Toxin and Dermal Fillers course.
She is always looking to improve her skills, and enjoys attending different courses and conferences to be up to date in the latest evidence based treatments and techniques.
Yanel is passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, so in her spare time likes to bake as well as keeping fit and travelling the world.
Mrs Gill ArcherPosition: Hygienist Qualification: CEB (Cert in Dental Hygiene) GDC Number: 1560
Gill has worked with Down House Dental for many years. She is particularly good at treating nervous patients and has a very gentle and caring manner. Gill has one daughter and lives in Steyning. In her spare time she enjoys dog walking and gardening.
Helen GrimleyPosition: Hygienist GDC Number: 128679
We welcomed Helen to our team in 2017. Helen qualified in dental hygiene and dental therapy from Eastmans (Royal College of Surgeons) in 2007. She has wide experience working in practices in the south east. She loves getting to know her clients. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.
Claire PettmanPosition: Clinical and CQC Registered Manager Qualification: NVQ level 3 Dental Nursing and NEBDN Cert in Oral Hygiene Instruction GDC Number: 197002
Claire has recently been promoted to Clinical Manager at Down House Dental Practice. This means she is responsible for maintaining the high clinical standards we believe you should expect from us. She will also be delivering our Oral Health Education programme to children and adults. Away from work, Claire has a keen interest in gardening, cooking and tirelessly raises money for the Marie Curie Nurses.
Maureen ElliottPosition: Senior Dental Nurse Qualification: NEBDN Dental Nursing GDC Number: 113413
Maureen has worked for Down House Dental Practice for many years. In addition to her nursing she is responsible for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults as well as maintaining our emergency drugs and stocks. Maureen enjoys swimming, walking and reading in her spare time.
Ashley HallPosition: Dental Nurse Qualification: Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF GDC Number: GDC number: 269162
Ashley Hall joined the practice in August 2014 as an apprentice and now, having recently gained her Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing qualification, she is about to continue her training into Treatment Coordination at the practice. Ashley works full time as a Dental Nurse at the practice and also works with patients finding them suitable finance options to help spread the cost of their treatment. In her spare time Ashley enjoys horse riding, trips to the cinema and spending time with friends and family.