Meet Our Nurses & Reception Staff

Irina Cruceanu

Practice Manager

GDC no: 169780

Irina is the Practice Manager at our surgery having worked with Anmol at another practice before he acquired this practice as our principal. Irina has been a qualified dental nurse since 2008, she trained as a dental implant nurse in 2009, qualified as a dental radiographer in 2010 and sedation in 2011.

Irina then passed additional courses to enable her to take both impressions and photographs for our patients.

Irina overseas the smooth running of the practice, ensures we are compliant and strives to ensure our patients have the best possible care and is always on hand to answer any questions you may have about your treatment and offer you support where required.

Paul Tew

Lead Receptionist

Meet Paul, our Lead Receptionist and Practice Administrator, a valuable addition to our team. With three years of dentistry experience under his belt, Paul previously served as a TCO and reception manager at a Derbyshire practice before joining us. His journey began in hospitality, where he spent over 24 years as a hotel manager, honing his customer service skills.

Paul’s mission is to infuse our practice with the warm hospitality he’s known for, ensuring every patient receives a welcoming smile and exceptional care. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling and is an enthusiastic Eurovision fan.

Alexander Blackfield


Alex joined the practice in April 2019 to cover maternity leave after finishing his studies at the University of Essex. He has experience working in multiple industries.

Alexander is committed to learn and work in a very busy environment. Alexander has a flexible approach and ability remain composed under pressure.

In his spare time, he is a UK national-level fencer, eager for competitions and always ready to face new challenges.

Lorrie Brown

Dental Receptionist

Lori joined our practice April 2023 as a Dental Receptionist. She is a very bubbly caring individual and she is much loved by colleagues and patients alike.

Lori brings both organisation and customer facing skills to her role as receptionist.She says that ‘meeting new people ‘ is the most rewarding part of her role and her enthusiasm to ensure patients feel welcome and prepared for their appointments is evident for all of us.

Outside work she enjoys travelling, reading and cooking.

Geanina Salavastru

Dental Nurse

GDC No 273468

Currently on maternity leave. Geanina joined The Staines Centre Of Dental Excellence in 2016 having qualified as a dental nurse in 2017. Geanina has gained her diploma in Dental Radiology in 2019 and has completed her Sedation nursing course at SAAD in March 2020. Geanina is planning to improve her knowledge, experience and portfolio with further qualifications such as dental implant nursing and particularly enjoys assisting during surgical and implant procedures.

Marta Taranek

Dental Nurse

GDC No 273224

Marta joined the team in December 2016 as a trainee dental nurse. She qualified in 2017.

Marta will be doing her Radiography course next year which will allow her to take patient x-rays.

Marta is always keeping busy in the surgery and around the practice and you will always see her smiling.

In her spare time, Marta enjoys spending time with her family and visiting her friends.

Nima Gurung

Dental Nurse

GDC No 269264

Nima joined our team October 2017, Having qualified as a dental nurse in January 2017. Nima then passed sedation courses in 2019. With her calm and gentle manner she has the exceptional skill of putting anxious patients at ease and will make you feel very comfortable and relaxed during your appointments.

Nima is currently studying towards her diploma in dental radiology.

Komal Limbu

Dental Nurse

Komal joined the practice in 2021 and recently qualified as a dental nurse. She enjoys learning about all aspects of nursing and is very hardworking and determined to reach her goals.

Komal enjoys her role as a nurse as she loves meeting new people, looking after patients and making them feel comfortable.

Oksana Ruskiha

Dental Nurse

GDC no 306207

Oksana joined the practice in 2022 as a trainee dental nurse.

She is a very understanding and caring person and has a good rapport with her collegues and patients alike.

Oksana enjoys spending time with her friends and family, she is a proud mother of two.

Poonam Tamang

Dental Nurse

GDC no 272987

Poonam joined our team in 2021.Poonam has qualified as a dental nurse in 2017 and gained her diploma in dental radiology in 2021.

The aspect of her Role she finds most rewarding is looking after patients and making them feel comfortable during treatments. She also has a special interest in orthodontics.

Outside of work Poonam enjoys spending time with her family and friends and watching movies.

Usha Limbu

Trainee Dental Nurse

Usha joined our practice in February 2023 as a trainee dental nurse.

Her enthusiasm for the role and caring approach make Usha a real asset to our team .As she continues to build her knowledge and skills, she plans to get qualifies as a Dental Nurse in 2024 and progress further by gaining Radiology and Sedation qualifications.

In her spare time she enjoys travelling and reading.

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