About the Team

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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. 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. Christian completed the Certificate degree in Surgical and Prosthetic Implantology at the Eastman Postgraduate Dental College in London. He subesequently successfully passed the Diploma in Restorative Dental Practice at the Eastman Dental Institute. Christian is an Invisalign provider and completed a Mastership in Biomimetic Dentistry. Christian is an associate member of the British Association of Aesthetic Dentistry (BAAD).
In his spare time, Christian enjoys spending time with his family and friends and enjoys keeping fit through a variety of sports.

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Dr. Anand Parekh

GDC Number: 82022
Anand qualified from the University of Birmingham 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, 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.

Dr Bhavin Pitamber
BDS(Rand) MSc(Clin. Perio.)

Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
GDC number: 78285
Bhavin graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He subsequently embarked upon a 4-year post-graduate program, which culminated in a MSc in Clinical Periodontology. His clinical expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and implant dentistry. He has undertaken extensive further training in Switzerland, Europe, the USA and South Africa and continues to attend conferences and congresses to keep abreast of concurrent and future trends and developments.
Bhavin is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, European Federation of Periodontology, and the British Society of Periodontology.
In his spare time, he enjoys travelling and spending time with his family and friends.

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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.

Victoria Laba

Victoria Laba

Dental Hygienist
GDC number: 292924

Victoria studied at the Eastman Dental Hospital. She is very enthusiastic about improving oral health and prides herself in treating patients in a considerate and caring manner. Victoria ensures that her patients are relaxed, happy and comfortable during each stage of their hygiene treatment.

In her spare time Victoria enjoys travelling, hiking and spending time with her family.

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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.

Natalia Santos

Natalia 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.

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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.

Jency Li

Jency Li

Patient Coordinator
GDC Number: 311373

Jency studied at Beijing International Studies University where she attained a B.A. degree. Subsequently, she worked in the field of general management and marketing. After moving to the U.K., Jency achieved a Diploma in Dental Nursing. Being the Patient Coordinator at Burneston Dental, Jency is valued for her listening skills, caring and willing nature as well as her professionalism.

In her spare time Jency loves gardening and enjoys spending time with her family.

Asha Limbu

Asha Limbu

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 301404
Asha is from the beautiful country of Nepal and moved to the UK in 2010. She can speak 3 languages; Nepali, Hindi and English.

Having worked in retail for more than 10years, Asha has decided to pursue a career in dental nursing. Asha has a very caring nature and is passionate about dentistry.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, dancing and cooking with her two daughters.

Deepa Paija

Deepa Paija

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 307089

Deepa joined Burneston Dental in October 2023. Deepa is extremely dedicated and very passionate about dentistry. Her empathetic and caring nature shines through and is always willing to help the team.

When Deepa isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family and volunteers to help the elderly in her local community.