All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".
Shirley has been with the practice for 14 years. Having began her career in the dental profession at this practice many years ago, starting as a trainee dental nurse /receptionist and working her way up to practice manager. Shirley strives to run an efficient and well balanced practice, aims for perfection giving excellent patient care and a happy working environment.
Jo has been the Practice Co-ordinator at Family Dental Eastwood for the last 6 years and has worked for the company for 16 years. Jo qualified as a dental nurse in 1992, and also gained her certificate in Endodontics for dental nurses at Eastmans Dental Hospital in 2002.
GDC No. 253321
Dr. Osama Al-Okati was born in Dubai and raised in Brentwood, Essex. He gained his degree Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) at the University of Debrecen. He lived in Hungary for 5 years; he then practiced in Devon for a further two and half years before settling back in his hometown in Essex.
Dr. Al-Okati has a key interest in cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics. He had completed Level 2 Botox and Dermal filler with Medics Direct at Harley Street. He has completed further training in facial aesthetics with Professor Bob Khanna completing module 2. These include Heart lips, cheeks, nasolabial lines (nose to mouth lines) and tear troughs.
Dr. Al-Okati has also completed postgraduate courses at the Eastman Dental Institute and Bristol Dental Hospital.He has also key interests in anterior alignment with 6 months smiles.
In his spare time, Dr. Al-Okati is an active gym member and enjoys fitness and weight lifting.
GDC No. 175412
Dr Cristi Dragomir was born in Romanian and qualified from UMF Grigore T. Popa in 2003 after which he started to work as a dentist. In 2009 he finished his PHD in Endodontics and moved to UK in 2010 where he worked in Yorkshire for 7 years. Since 2017 Dr Dragomir has lived and worked in Essex and joined Family Dental Eastwood in 2018.
Dr Dragomir completed the VSS ACADEMY implant course in 2018.
GDC No. 156832
Dr Mann received BDS in India in 2002 and completed her vocational training in London following Statuary Exam in 2007. She covers all aspects of dentistry and finds interacting with patients and putting nervous patients and children at ease the most rewarding.
Dr Mann is committed to offering clinical excellence in a friendly, relaxed, comfortable and professional environment.
Over the years Dr Mann has cultivated a particular interest in crowns, veneers, composite Bonding, teeth whitening, white fillings and continues to expand her skills in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2008
GDC No. 168361
Cathy Connolly qualified in 2016 at the University of Essex. Cathy enjoys building patients confidence and giving them back their smile. Cathy has a quiet and calm approach which works well with nervous patients.
Cathy has two young children which keeps her very busy with different clubs and has a keen interest in outdoor activities with her family.
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2010
GDC No. 195050
Stacey Cook qualified as a dental hygienist in 2018 from the University of Essex with distinction, after working within dentistry for 10 years. She has a very good approach to treating nervous patients and is also a Dementia friend.
Stacey recently joined the academic team at the University of Essex as oral health lecturer and enjoys horse riding and spending time with family in her spare time.