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Valley Drive Dental Practice

213 Valley Drive



DA12 5SG

Established Since 1989


We have a highly trained team of dental practitioners, ensuring that we are able to offer a high quality and wide range of treatments.

Leanne Faulkner

GDC Registered Nurse


Leanne started as a trainee dental nurse, she qualified in 2009. She is a great team player and is passionate in providing patient care. She is great with children, as well as nervous patients.



Sandra Knott

GDC Registered Nurse


Sandra started at the practice as a trainee dental nurse and is now GDC registered. She is very friendly and enjoys nursing with Raymond. She has been at the practice for over 7 years.



Sarah Chidgey

Receptionist / GDC Registered Nurse


Sarah has been working in the Practice for over 4 years. She started as a Receptionist and has recently qualified and completed her diploma in Dental Nursing at college. She is great with assisting nervous patients and children.



Jacqueline Pullen

GDC Registered Nurse


Jacqueline has been at the Practice for over 4 years. She is a GDC registered nurse at the practice since 2014. Jacqueline likes to get involved with all aspects of dentistry.


Ann-Marie Sessay

Trainee Dental Nurse


Ann joined the practice recently and is currently training as a dental nurse. She is very friendly and enjoys assisting patients with their treatment.


Alice Glisson

Trainee Dental Nurse


Alice joined the practice in 2016 and is currently training as a dental nurse. She is very experienced and excited to be involved in all types of treatments provided at the practice.


Fozia Arfan

Trainee Dental Nurse


Fozia has recently joined our team and is developing her skills as a dental nurse. She enjoys nursing and likes to get involved with all types of dentistry.


Cristina Popa

Trainee Dental Nurse


Cristina is the newest addition to our team. She is currently training as a dental nurse.

Surita Raymond Sapna (2) MARTA (2)

Surita Photay BDS(Hons) MSc MJDF RCS(Eng)

(Certificate in Implant Surgery)

Dental Foundation Trainer

Practice Owner


Surita is the principal dentist and owner of Valley Drive Dental Practice. She has studied dentistry and qualified in 2001 from Guys Hospital. She is very experienced and has been working as a dentist for over 13 years since 2002 and also holds a masters degree of advanced general dental practice from Kings College. She has over 8 years' experience performing implant surgery. She offers twilight sleep for nervous patients. Surita provides cosmetic treatment such as quick straight smile, crowns and veneers, she also provides anti-wrinkle treatment (Botulinum toxin) and fillers. Surita is currently a foundation trainer at the practice.

Raymond Hardy BDS

Dental Foundation Trainer


Raymond has been a Dentist at this Practice for over 30 years. He is very experienced and thrives upon patient satisfaction. Raymond is currently a foundation trainer at the practice.

Dentists in Attendance

Marta Kozlowska DDS

(Undertaking Implant training)


Marta studied Dentistry and worked in Poland. She has a special interest in Hygiene treatment providing care for patients including those suffering from gum disease and needing tartar removal. She is currently compiling her implant portfolio. Marta is in the process of providing short term Orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth.


Sapna Ashtputre BDS(Hons) MJDF


Sapna has experience of working in both hospital and practice environment. She has been with us since 2014. She enjoys working with patients and providing treatment to suit the patients individual needs.

Patricia Blackall

Practice Manager


Patricia has worked at the practice for over 11 years. She trained as a Dental Nurse when she first started and worked her way up to becoming a Practice Manager. She is very friendly and welcoming. She enjoys getting to know the patients at the practice.


Sonia Kainth

Assistant Practice Manager


Sonia joined the Practice in 2014 as a Receptionist. She started at the practice as a dental nurse and an administrator. She has now been promoted to the assistant practice manager. She is very friendly and enjoys providing patient care.

Dental Team


Rimi Gill BDS BSc(Hons) PgDip


Rimi started as a foundation dentist at this practice, being trained by Surita and Raymond. She then developed her skills further by working in a hospital environment. We are now delighted to have her back at our practice working on Friday and Saturdays.

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