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Ajitha Rahim
Principal Dentist
GDC no. 78809

With passion and enthusiam, Ajitha Rahim took over the ownership of the Gallery Dental Practice, with the aim to create a welcoming, family atmosphere focusing on preventitive dentistry. Having qualified in India in 1993,Dr Rahim successfully completed her statutory exams in the UK in 2000 and has since attended an extensive course on implantology with the International Team of Implantology. Regular post-graduate studies have ensured an up to date knowledge of current advances in dentistry as well as fueling Dr Rahim’s eagerness to learn and further her own professional development.

In her spare time, Dr Rahim enjoys spending time with her husband and two wonderful children.

Mike McRae

Mike McRae
Dentist
GDC no. 44781

Mike has worked part time at The Gallery Dental Practice since 2008. He has long experience in general dentistry (both NHS and Private) in London, Scotland and Australia.

“I maintain an enthusiastic interest in all aspects of dentistry. I have always prioritised high standards and a strong ethical approach. I put great value on communication, both with patients and staff.

I am happily married with two sons 27 and 18. I enjoy keeping fit, music and theatre.”

John Tighe

John Tighe
Surgeon
GDC no.

Mr Tighe is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon based at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead and was appointed in 2002 and has recently completed a 7-year term as the Clinical Director for Head and Neck Services. His main interest is in the surgical management of head and neck cancer and is widely experienced in all aspects reconstructive facial and jaw surgery. Mr Tighe has been routinely placing dental implants for over 18 years and has closely worked with Dr Rahim at the Gallery Dental Practice for the last decade. With the team at the practice he has been able to undertake many of the more challenging implant reconstructive cases often involving bone graft replacement techniques as well as more routine cases. He derives a great deal of professional satisfaction seeing the differences this treatment makes to patient’s outlook and indeed quality of life.

Mr Tighe is an enthusiastic runner and Chairman of the Crowborough Running Club and will always be in the process training for his next marathon!”

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Sara Carr
Hygienist
GDC no. n/a
I am one of the hygienists at The Gallery Dental Practice. I graduated from Sheffield University with a diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy in 2014 and prior to that I worked as a dental nurse for 7 years. I’ve always enjoyed working with people, and the bonus of my job now is that I get to help people develop their skills and knowledge so that they are able to take control of their health. In my spare time I often go up north to visit family and friends, or into Brighton and London for days out to find new places to visit.

Katherine-Hewson

Katherine Hewson
Dental Nurse
GDC no. 174532

I qualified as a Dental Nurse (with merit) in 1995. I went on to become an Oral Health Educator & Dental Radiographer.

“I joined The Gallery Dental Practice in 2007 and very much enjoy my role within the practice. I continue to remain passionate about all aspects of dentistry and keep focused on patient care. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family and friends. I also have a keen interest in DIY, Gardening and Interior Design.”

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