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Our Team

Each member of the team has a specific role to play in making you feel welcome and at home. Our nurses are present in the surgery to look after you and will be happy to provide advice on looking after your braces. Our receptionists will answer your questions and sort out your appointments. In fact, we are all happy to assist you with any questions that you may have.

Both the reception and the hygiene teams contribute to the blog so do check out what they have been writing.

Dr. Sandra Garcia Martin BDS
Dentist


Having gained her dental degree at Barcelona University in 2007, Dr Sandra Garcia Martin moved to the US to undertake a Masters degree in Periodontology and Dental Implants at New York University (NYU). She undertook am additional Masters in Aesthetic Dentistry at NYU with the renowned Drs Larry Rosenthal and Mike Apa.

Now based in London, Sandra enjoys providing patients with the most modern aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry. With an exceptional talent for creating beautiful, unique smiles, Sandra commits herself to using state of the art materials and the very best techniques. Her friendly, gentle manner has made her popular with patients, especially those who suffer from dental phobia.

In her free time, Sandra enjoys playing sports, practicing yoga and meditation. She has taken part in many charitable activities over the years, most recently she travelled to China to provide dental education to deprived communities.

GDC No 180638

Dr Carmen Murias MD MSc
Aesthetic Medicine Doctor


Carmen studied medicine in Spain before following her father and training as a cancer specialist. She moved to study in the US when she had the opportunity to join a fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, specialising in Breast Cancer. After moving to the UK, she worked at Barts Cancer Institute at the Centre of Experimental Cancer Medicine at Queen Mary University of London. Once she got her specialty recognition with the UK General Medical Council, she worked with the LOC (Leaders in Oncology Care) and had the opportunity to learn from the best oncologists in the UK.

As well as being a dedicated cancer specialist, Carmen has undertaken an MSc in Aesthetic Medicine at Queen Mary University. She has developed skills in all aspects of facial improvement and takes a holistic approach to enhancing her patients’ appearance. She now wants to develop this aspect of her professional life, treating patients at the London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic. Her aim is to promote natural attractiveness in her patients, which encourages self-confidence and overall well-being.

GMC No 7497355

Sonia Fazel
Qualfied Hygienist


Sonia qualified as a hygienist from the University of Essex in 2012, winning an award while there for her outstanding progress.  Sonia has a particular interest in Oral Health promotion, education of her patients and providing preventative treatment for a healthier, better and  whiter smile. She is very enthusiastic about her job and enjoys working as part of a team that delivers excellence while maintaining a welcoming manner for all patients. Nervous patients are particularly welcome in Sonia’s surgery and she will do everything she can to help them feel relaxed and confident in her work. Sonia believes prevention is better than cure.

GDC No 235482

Gosia Chojak
Qualified Hygienist


Gosia started her career in dentistry in 2004 as a dental nurse and worked for several practices before deciding to train as a hygienist and therapist. She qualified from Kings College Hospital in 2013. She now works part-time here as a hygienist. In her free time, Gosia loves to go hiking or mountain biking, preferably in the countryside or near the sea.

GDC No 133915

Renata Sakalauskiene
Qualified Dental Nurse


Renata is a qualified dental nurse and has worked in general practice since 2009. She decided to work in orthodontics after working as a locum dental nurse with different specialists. She is now committed to learning more about orthodontics. She enjoys working here at London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic because we are based in the heart of London and she says she likes being being part of a great team. In her spare time she likes reading books and keeping fit.

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Yasmin Siris
Qualified Dental Nurse


Yasmin has been a dental nurse for several years. She qualified in 2015 with the NVQ level 3 in dental nursing. Her experience so far has been in dental practices in South East London. This is her first job in orthodontics. Outside of work she likes to play the piano, go swimming and practice yoga.

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Juliana Kommers
Receptionist


Juliana has a degree in management from the Sociedade Educational Tres de Majo University in Brazil. Juliana – we all call her Julie – came to the UK soon after graduating and has made London her home over the last decade. She has worked in a variety of people-facing roles, her most recent in a well respected dental practice in West London. She enjoys working with people and her friendly, approachable way with patients makes her popular here. In her spare time, Julie enjoys yoga, meditation, music and dance.

Rebekah Smalling
Receptionist


Rebekah has worked in dentistry for several years. After achieving her dental nurse qualification, she began taking on reception duties and settled into the new role. She is now a full-time receptionist at LLOC and enjoys the teamwork and helping to make our patients feel at home. Outside of work she plays the acoustic guitar, she skateboards and cycles and has a make-up blog.

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Keeping our patients and colleagues up to date on all things orthodontic is part of our mission as well as sharing news from the clinic and recipes that work for people in braces. Check out our blog for the latest.

Patient Stories
15th October 2018

Monikh’s story

Monikh Dale, a 29-year-old London-based fashionista and blogger, came to see us earlier this year looking for discreet orthodontic treatment.

For Patients
15th October 2018

The power of pets to live in the moment

Evidence builds all the time for the therapeutic impact of animals. Why learn mindfulness when you could just have a pet?

Recipes
11th October 2018

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

With Autumn in mind, our nutritionist partner has come up with a gorgeous and healthy pumpkin spiced latte mix.

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