Meet The Dental Team at Heath Dental
Sat Kelley BDS | Principal Dentist GDC No: 67403
I went into dentistry because I wanted to make a positive difference to the quality of a person’s life.
I realised very quickly in my career how difficult it was to be a patient and how you place your trust wholeheartedly in us. Never to take that level of trust for granted, my aim was to be able to make your experience as pleasant as possible; to reduce your level of anxiety, together with the wish of altering your perception of how a visit to the dentist should be.
Since qualifying in 1991, I have spent years educating myself worldwide with the necessary skills to deliver painless dentistry and I feel great pride and contentment that my dream is being fulfilled. This does not mean that I rest on my laurels, far from it. Lifelong learning, continued skill development, team and self-growth all for the benefit of my patients are a passion of mine and I do not consider it an inconvenience to spend weekends on courses, how else do we improve?
My mission is therefore to deliver painless, anxiety-free, quality dentistry with the overall aim of helping you to maintain and keep your teeth for ever. By increasing your comfort, confidence, health and happiness, I hope to make a visit to the dentist a less unpleasant thought for you and your family.
Away from dentistry and teeth I love being a parent and spending time with my 3 boys. It is a joy to see them develop and I hope to pass on some life skills along the way.
Joanna Keetarut BDS | Principal Dentist GDC No: 79488
Sat and I set up the practice together back in 2005. It was our dream to create a calm and gentle atmosphere where patients and their families were happy and comfortable. I graduated from the University of Sheffield back in 2001, and have always continued to keep up to date on all the latest techniques and methods.
I regularly attend courses, constantly learning new ideas and taking a particular interest in aesthetic dentistry and advanced restorative techniques. Getting to know my patients and their families on an individual level is very important to me. Many of whom have seen me get married and have my three beautiful boys during our time at Heath Dental.
I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, but find cosmetic cases particularly rewarding – some of which have been used in international presentations. As a result of this passion, I have achieved full accreditation in the CFast tooth straightening system, and in facial aesthetics in order to offer our patients a fully versatile range of treatment options.
Before starting work at Heath Dental, I spent a few months out in the Amazon basin Brazil, volunteering at a dental clinic, providing much needed care for those less fortunate than ourselves. It was an amazing and most rewarding experience.
I am lucky enough to be involved with a similar trip, this time to a remote village in Morocco. I will be joined this time by our clinical manager Michelle Reid, and one of our hygienists Nicole Coomber. Our patients have been amazing in helping to raise lots of money to help provide this clinic with some much needed equipment.
Outside of work, my world revolves around my boys, although once tucked up in bed, I do like a nice glass of wine and love fine dining! I recently did the wolf run, and as a glutton for punishment have agreed to do it again this year!
Sean Power BDS | Associate Dentist GDC No: 75459
Sean has been part of the team at Heath Dental as an associate dentist since September 2006; working at the practice on Mondays and Thursdays.
After graduating from Birmingham University in 1998, Sean started his career working in a busy West Midlands practice, before moving on four years later to Boots Dentalcare, a private city centre practice. In early 2005 he took an opportunity to live and work in Melbourne, Australia, which gave him an invaluable experience of dentistry in a very different setting.
These various practice types have all helped him to gain broad experience in all aspects of general dentistry. He continues to build on this with regular attendance to courses and conferences, ensuring he keeps up-to-date with all the latest treatment approaches.
Sean has full accreditation to provide Six Month Smiles, alongside experience of invisible aligner braces since 2008. This enables him to offer aesthetic tooth straightening options which can totally transform your smile.
He also has special interest in Endodontics, which is more familiarly known as root canal treatment. He takes referrals for complicated cases, from his colleagues within the practice, as well as other dentists in the local area.
Outside of work Sean enjoys spending family time with his wife and son, reading, and keeping fit with running.
Naveen Katyal | Associate Dentist GDC No: 78237
Naveen is an associate dentist working full time at Heath Dental.
He qualified from King’s College London in 2000 and joined Heath Dental in July 2012.
Prior to this he worked in London and Halesowen in general practice.
Naveen mainly sees NHS patients and enjoys all aspects of dentistry. He is looking to begin an aesthetic training programme in the next year.
Carol Turner | Practice Manager
Carol has 15 years’ experience in retail, of which 12 years were in management.
Carol worked herself up from trainee to Operations Manager, within Boots The Chemist.
The, when they opened up Dental practices, Carol was promoted to Practice Manager.
Carol has over 15 years’ experience in dental management, with experience at both practice and area level, in new and established practices.
In her own time Carol enjoys spending her time with friends and family, reading, watching films and walking with her 2 dogs.
Michelle Reid | Clinical Manager & Senior Dental Nurse GDC No: 111579
Michelle has been a Dental Nurse since leaving school back in 1996. She took a couple of years away from dental nursing to try other career paths but nothing gave her as much enjoyment or job satisfaction so she returned to nursing in 2003 and has never looked back!
Michelle gained her qualification in Dental Nursing in 2004, and has since qualified in Radiography, Conscious Sedation Nursing, Oral Health Education and Implant Nursing. Michelle is also certified to take impressions and remove sutures.
She joined Heath Dental in August 2010 and since then has achieved the position of Clinical Manager which she loves. Michelle says working at Heath Dental is great, every day is different and there are always new challenges.
She thoroughly enjoys her job and takes great pride in delivering a high standard of care for our patients, and because of this, Michelle was a finalist for Dental Nurse of the Year North & Central at the 2018 Dental Awards.
When she is not at work Michelle enjoys spending time socialising with friends and family, especially her gorgeous nephew’s. She likes good food and good movies, and does her best to keep fit by swimming regularly and going to the gym.
Finally, when Michelle is not working at the practice, or spending time with her family, she is busy working with the Dental Mavericks charity. In fact she is a trustee for the charity now. You can see examples of her charitiable efforts on our giving back page.
Lucy Fisher | Hygienist/Therapist GDC No: 192930
Lucy graduated from Birmingham University in 2010 with Distinction in Dental Hygiene Therapy.
She enjoys treating nervous patients and trying to reduce their fears of dentistry by giving them a positive experience. She also enjoys helping people achieve the smile they have always wanted with cosmetic dentistry and whitening treatments.
In her free time she she loves anything sporty. Lucy used to play netball at premier level, she still plays but also enjoys sports that are water or snow related whether that that be surfing, skiing or wakeboarding.
Sufyaan Patel | Hygienist/Therapist GDC No: 244026
I qualified as a dental hygienist and therapist from The University of Birmingham, graduating with numerous prizes and awards.
I have undertaken many postgraduate courses and recently completed a PGCert in Dental Law and Ethics.
My belief is ‘prevention is better than cure’ and my attitude is patient-centred, being thorough, gentle and compassionate.
I take pride in providing the utmost quality care to each and every patient ensuring their visit is a positive and pleasant experience.
Alison Fry | Dental Nurse GDC No: 236092
Alison joined the team at Heath Dental in August 2010 as a trainee dental nurse and qualified in June 2012.
Alison says that her career is varied, interesting and extremely rewarding.
A vital part of her role is to help reassure our patients ensuring they are relaxed and comfortable whilst in our care.
She prides herself in the excellent care that Heath Dental as a team provides.
In her spare time she likes to read and spend time with her family.
Paula Bridge | Dental Nurse GDC No: 107990
Paula has been working as a dental nurse since leaving school and gained her qualification in dental nursing in 1998.
Paula started worked at the practice in May 2017 and is looking to expand her knowledge and skills further in dentistry, which will allow her to be involved in more complex treatments.
She prides herself on helping patients be more at ease and providing a safe and clean environment.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Paula also enjoys reading and gardening.
Emma Blakeley | Dental Nurse GDC No: 205473
Emma joined the team back in 2008, getting straight on with training to become a qualified dental nurse. She had succeeded with this by Dec 2009 and finally received her official qualification on Christmas Eve 2010.
Emma also writes practice newsletter as well as other varied tasks and it is this diversity which interests her.
She finds great satisfaction in supporting her patients and continually learning new things, this continues at home where she is also studying for an English Language degree with The Open University.
Emma has two young children and two rabbits and when she gets some rare spare time she enjoys practising her baking and crochet skills.
Dawne Astill | Dental Nurse GDC No: 121608
Dawne has been with the practice since it opened in August 2005. Dawne is a qualified dental nurse and also works on reception.
When not working, Dawne enjoys reading and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Beverley Crump | Patient Care Adviser
Beverley is originally from Northamptonshire, she moved to the Solihull area in 1997.
Beverley trained as a hairdresser with Toni & Guy, and has worked in salons in Stratford upon Avon & Warwick.
She has 3 children and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking her dog, getting engrossed in a good book, watching films and photography.
One of her big passions is listening to music, in particular, seeing music live.
Ela joined the practice in July 2016, her role in the our decontamination room, is key to the smooth running of the practice.
Ela takes extreme care to ensure every item is thoroughly sterilised and maintains the equipment to complete this task.
Away from work, Ela enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Snappy - Practice Mascot
Snappy is the heathDENTAL mascot.
He joined us to help teach children about their teeth and how to look after them.
You can often see Snappy on our children’s days during the school holidays and he loves going out to local schools and nurseries with Dawne to tell everyone about teeth, the dentist and his best friend the tooth fairy.
In his spare time Snappy enjoys brushing his teeth, watching Jurassic Park films and hugs.