About the Staff

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Dr. Christian Metzner
BDS(Rand) DRDP(UCL Eastman)

Principal Dentist
GDC number: 78284
Christian, the principal of the practice, grew up in South Africa where he graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 2000. His first year after qualification was dedicated to providing dental care for the rural underprivileged communities in North West Province. Since then he has been working in private practice in the south of England.
Christian has a special interest in implantology and cosmetic dentistry. In 2006 Christian completed the Certificate degree in Surgical and Prosthetic Implantology at the Eastman Postgraduate Dental College in London. In 2013 he successfully passed the Diploma in Restorative Dental Practice at the Eastman Dental Institute.
In his spare time, Christian enjoys spending time with his family and friends and enjoys keeping fit through a variety of sports.


Dr. Anand Parekh

GDC Number: 82022
Anand qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2003 and then went on to gain additional qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons. He has held two hospital posts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery which increased his surgical experience considerably. Since then, Anand has mainly worked in private practice, gaining experience in many fields. He enjoys the variety of general practice, has a special interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry and is keen to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in modern dentistry.
In his spare time Anand enjoys spending time with his young family who keep him very busy.

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Dr. Samantha Crone

GDC Number: 73462
Samantha graduated from St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1997, gaining a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree (BDS) and subsequently gaining Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MFDS RCS(Eng)) in 2002, following further training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Samantha regularly attends training in the UK and overseas to update and maintain her dental knowledge and techniques.Over the years Samantha has, through her caring manner, helped many nervous patients regain their confidence in dentistry. In her spare time Samantha enjoys spending time with her family, going to the theatre and exploring the Surrey countryside.


Sarah Tooley

Practice Manager & Dental Nurse
GDC Number:131764
Sarah has been at the practice since 1986. She still has the same enthusiasm she had on the day she started and is always trying to make our patients feel welcome. In her free time Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and visiting the outdoors.

Bhakti (Johti) Gurung

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 218921
Johti has worked within the dental industry as a dental nurse for over eight years and has recently undertaken extra training to allow her to nurse for dental implants. Johti is very family orientated and enjoys reading in her spare time.

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Natalia (Natalie) Santos

Natalie is originally from the beautiful island of Madeira. She moved to England in 2005 and has made Guildford her new home. Natalie has worked at several dental centres in the past where she has gained a knowledge of dentistry. She enjoys working with people and contributing towards patients experiencing the very best service. In her own time Natalie enjoys meeting up with friends and visiting historical places, and is passionate about South American dance.


Lindsey Hill

Dental Nurse
GDC Number:134758
Lindsey was born in the Guildford area and worked in various retail jobs before joining the practice in 2001. What Lindsey enjoys most about working at Burneston dental is getting to know our lovely patients and the variety the job offers. In her spare time Lindsey enjoys spending time with her family and has recently discovered her joy in gardening.


Leanne Wyatt

Practice Administrator
Leanne joined the practice at the end of 2013 as a dental nurse and was part of our reception team. More recently Leanne has moved into our practice administrator role. In her spare time Leanne enjoys spending time with her family, going to the theatre and has recently completed a course in floristry.


Karen Thetford-Haine

Dental Hygienist & Therapist
GDC number:170996
Karen qualified from Cardiff dental school in 2008 as a dental hygienist and therapist and has worked at several practices in London and Surrey.
She would like to pride herself in delivering dental treatment in a relaxed, comfortable, friendly and professional environment.

Aleksandra (Alex) Kowalczyk

Aleksandra (Alex) Kowalczyk

Dental Hygienist
GDC number:219987
Aleksandra worked as a dental nurse for 7 years before studying and then qualifying as a hygienist. She loves being able to deliver the highest standard of treatments to her patients but takes particular pride in making nervous patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their visit. Aleksandra very much enjoys travelling, but also finds great pleasure in the simple things in life: cooking, spending time with friends and family – and her two cats Cookie and Lucy.