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Meet Our Team in Steyning, Sussex

We believe your visit to the dental practice should be a pleasure rather than a chore. From entering the practice until the moment you leave, our aim is to deliver a dental experience that you will feel is first class.

Meet our team.

Established 50 years ago as a family practice, which focuses on achieving excellent results for our patients, we have gone from strength to strength. The members of our dental team have each trained for many years and are well respected in the industry.

Their experience in the field gives them an innate feel for providing the best possible treatment. We have also invested heavily in our practice to ensure we have cutting edge equipment and a surgery which is comfortable, modern and designed to put you at ease. To find out what makes us the very best dental choice in the Brighton area, why not come and have a consultation with one of our friendly dental surgeons?goodmy blogcontactwhat is the best replica watch sitewood phone casesotterbox phone casetelefoonhoesjes amsterdam

Meet The Team at Down House Dental in Steyning, Sussex - Dr. Ali

Dr. Ali Noori

Qualification: BDS 2004 from Baghdad university / Iraq.

GDC Number: 176230

Ali has been at Down House Dental Practice since July 2020 but has been a qualified dentist since 2004.

Ali has a caring and gentle approach to treating patients; taking their concerns and requests seriously to ensure that they receive the best care and outcome from their visit. Ali is passionate about improving patients smiles to give them better self-esteem and confidence smiling daily.

Over the years of being a dentist Ali has taken a special interest in several areas of dentistry including cosmetics, comprehensive teeth straightening and implant restorations.

Ali is still looking to the future and wanting to provide his patients with more treatment options and has enrolled on an endodontic course where he will be able to offer more patients root fillings at the practice for their convenience. Not only that Ali is hoping to enrol in 2024 on an implant placement course where he will be qualified to place implants as well as restore them.

Ali is a certified provider of Invisalign comprehensive system which can correct a wide range of teeth alignment issues.

Ali continues to keep his knowledge up to date, by attending courses in dentistry.

Meet The Team at Down House Dental in Steyning, Sussex - Clare Akehurst

Clare Akehurst

Qualification: BDS University of Bristol 2012.

GDC Number: 228293

Clare qualified from Bristol in 2012 and since then has worked in general practice providing overall care for patients. She has a particular interest in treating anxious patients with the priority that everyone is comfortable and pain free. Clare also provides Invisalign Go and cosmetic work. In her spare time Clare enjoys crafting and sewing and walking her two dogs.


James Klieber

GDC Number: 81143

James places all the dental implants at Downhouse Dental Practice. In addition to being an award-winning dentist, he is also a key opinion leader for Nobel Biocare, teaches dentists how to place and restore implants at Implant Courses UK and The Esthetic Alliance Programs, and is frequently published in leading industry magazines.

James has also taught at Guy’s Hospital in London, is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), and has extensive experience in the management of dental implants and aesthetic dentistry.

He enjoys putting his artistic eye to his skills as a dentist to produce fantastic results and excels with patients of a nervous disposition.

In his spare time, James likes to keep very active and enjoys golf and fencing. Reading is one of his passions and he has even begun writing his own novel.

Dental Hygiene Therapist

Pristesh Chudasama

Qualification: Cert HE - Dental Nursing 2013, Dip - Dental Hygiene and Therapy 2017

GDC Number: 248149

Tesh joined Down House Dental Practice in January 2018 and freshly qualified from Queen Mary University of London (The Royal London Dental Hospital) in 2017 for Dental Hygiene and Therapy.He splits his professional time between several practices and is dedicated to helping patient’s improve their oral health with a big emphasis on prevention. Tesh is particularly interested in treating nervous patients, providing the best standard of care in a calm approach to make treatment as comfortable as possible.Outside work, Tesh loves to spend as much time as possible with his family and friends as well as, travelling and running.
Outside of work she likes reading and travel. She has a keen eye for interior design and enjoys her upcycling projects

Dental Nurse

Catherine Wakeford

Qualification: National Diploma in Dental Nursing – NEBDN
GDC Number: 293699

My Name is Catherine, and I joined the practice in 2021, as a dental nurse. Outside of work I spend my time with my Cocker spaniel called Rupert, who enjoys plenty of walkies. I enjoy baking, being green fingered and visiting the sea.

Trainee Dental Nurse

Ella Wakefield

Hello, I am Ella, and I am a trainee dental nurse who likes to give a big smiles and a warm welcome. I like to ensure all patients feel comfortable and confident in getting the best treatment possible. In my free time you will find me with all my crazy but wonderful animals, heading to the cinema with my family and friends or even dancing around to music.
Practice Manager

Caitlin Deadman

Qualification: National Diploma in Dental Nursing – NEBDN

GDC Number: 297022

I have a passion for ensuring all patients are confident in coming to visit the dentist/ hygienist. Having a holistic approach to nursing means I provide every patient with my best care.
In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends. As well as trying out new cooking or baking recipes.


Emma Deadman

My name is Emma. I am the receptionist at Down House and have worked here since August 2021. I am a caring person and endeavor to provide a friendly, polite, and professional service. Away from Down House I love to go on long walks with my hubby and best of all my Old English sheepdog BOO! I also enjoy baking, working on my allotment and spending quality time with my two daughters and three grandchildren who I am hoping are keeping me young.

What Our Patients Say

Kevin Morris
Kevin Morris
Clare with her team provided a dental filling experience that was explained very well and performed professionally with courtesy and understanding.
Graham Cooper
Graham Cooper
Dr Ali was very good with giving me advice about my tretment for a broken tooth. I would recommend him as a dentist.
Penny Greenfield
Penny Greenfield
There's always a warm welcome from all staff at Down House Dental Practice. I've been a patient for many years. My present dentist is gentle and most reassuring. I've had a few different treatments and nothing is too much trouble. After a particularly difficult session i had a call from Claire (dentist) to see how I was. Both Claire and her nurse, Catherine are professional and sympathetic and I know I'm in very safe hands. Not forgetting Tesh, the hygienist who is always so efficient and gives great advice and care. Thank you Down House Surgery, you are a great team.
Al and Pam Turner
Al and Pam Turner
Excellent work by my dentist, Ali Noori.
Very happy with this practice. Tesh is a brilliant hygienist & a lovely person
Valerie Holden
Valerie Holden
All the staff are amazingly friendly . They always make you feel at ease by explaining what is going to happen. A lovely dentist practice highly recommended
Kate Gover
Kate Gover
Clare is an excellent dentist: incredibly friendly, highly professional and very kind. I can highly recommend her.
Adrian Ridley
Adrian Ridley
Very efficient service with professional and friendly staff. They ane always brilliant with our children who are registered with this practice. They explain everything clearly and put them at ease. Highly recommend and wish we could be registered as NHS patients too! 😊
mark Trickey
mark Trickey
Why use the NHS when you can use the best. Teeth are a precious commodity and Down House Dental Practice is worth every penny. I lost a gold crown the other day. On a Sunday. Refitted within 48 hours.
Emma Cripps
Emma Cripps
Friendly professional and they allow ESA dogs in

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