Team

Amy Melia

Dental Hygienist & Therapist
Amy qualified with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy (Newcastle, England). Her ongoing professional training includes Radiography, Oral Cancer, Dentolegal issues, Decontamination and Infection Control, Preventing and Managing Medical Emergencies. Her GDC number is 161106.

Sureyya Kephalas

Dental Nurse
Sureyya began her career in dental nursing in 2003, gaining experience in orthodontic, cosmetic and general practice.
Her ongoing professional training has included Achieving High Standards in Infection Control, Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, Radiography, Oral Cancer, Dentolegal Issues, Decontamination, Preventing and Managing Medical Emergencies, Dental Implant Nursing, CADCAM dentistry, Customer Service Training, Orthodontics. Her GDC number is 111259.

Lorraine Bennewith

Dental Nurse
Lorraine qualified from the Glasgow Dental Hospital with a Certificate of Proficiency in Dental Nursing in 1997. She has extensive experience working in general practice with additional training in implant nursing and will be found assisting with implant surgery. Other ongoing professional training has included Impression taking, Safeguarding vulnerable adults, Radiography, Oral Cancer, Dentolegal Issues, Decontamination, Preventing and Managing Medical Emergencies, Advanced Dental Implant procedures for dental nurses, Clinical Photography. Her GDC number is 162665

Hollie Brown

Dental Receptionist and Dental Nurse

Hollie joined the practice as our new receptionist in 2016. She is also a GDC registered qualified dental nurse. 

Dr Odette Lazarus

Hertfordshire Dentist
Dr Odette Lazarus graduated from the University of the Western Cape with a BChD in 1993.She began her practising career in England, working in a London practice for 3 years before moving to Bishop's Stortford where she worked for 6 years. In October 2002, together with Dr Bertie Napier, she took over the practice at 19 Bell Street. Dr Lazarus focuses on health, prevention and function for the individual. She is passionate about providing a high standard of care and understanding to all patients and has a special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry. Odette believes strongly in maintaining her knowledge and skills through ongoing education .She regularly attends courses, conferences and seminars both in the UK and internationally, most recently the AACD in Orlando 2014. Other courses include Medical emergencies and CPR, Decontamination, Oral cancers, Legal and Ethical matters, Dental radiography, Radiation protection, justification, optimisation and limitation, Occlusion in restorative dentistry, Treatment planning and critical decision making for practical occlusal management – all subjects crucial to the successful treatment and safety of her patients. She holds Full membership of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic dentistry and the British Dental Association. With the health and safety of her family and patients so very close to her heart, and with two rugby playing teenage sons, she sponsors making sport mouth guards for their local team. She is married to Stephen who is a keen ultra-marathon runner and together with their sons and the family dog, they act as his support crew. Her GDC number is 69081.

Dr Bertrand Napier

Hertfordshire Dentist

Dr Bertrand Napier graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1988 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. He practised dentistry in South Africa for 10 years, before moving to the UK in 1998. His professional life in the UK began at a large practice in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, where most of his work involved treating very nervous patients under sedation. He later moved to Bishop’s Stortford, where he worked for two years before taking over the 19 Bell Street Dental Practice with Dr Odette Lazarus in 2002. Through a strong commitment to ongoing professional development, Dr Napier has built a reputation for excellent standards in dental care, with a particular focus on restorative and aesthetic dentistry. He has a special interest in restoring proper function and aesthetics to the worn dentition and in improving smiles ethically and conservatively. Having undertaken additional studies and training in this and many other aspects of dentistry, both in the UK and abroad, Dr Napier is able to offer an up-to-date range of services to his patients. He has completed Implant training,  Adult braces training (including 6Month Smiles, Inman Aligner, C-fast, Invisalign and Fastbraces), Laser Dentistry training and CADCAM Dentistry. In addition, Dr Napier’s continuing professional training includes all the regular updates necessary to ensure safe adn effective dental care. Dr Napier served as President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) in 2016 and is editor of the International Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is passionate about educating the profession and the public on ethical cosmetic dentistry. As a Full Member of the BACD he is working on his Accreditation certification. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the British Society of Occlusal Studies (BSOS), the European Society of Aesthetic Orthodontics (ESAO), the London Dental Fellowship (LDF) and the British Dental Association. GDC registration number 67777.

Dr Lewis Wagner

Hertfordshire Dentist
I qualified in the wonderful wine country of Stellenbosch University in 1980 (B.Ch.D. Stell.), going on to further studies in Oral Medicine in 1988 (Hons B.Ch.D. Oral Med) while running my own practice in Hermanus, on the southern Cape coast.

After emigrating to the UK in 1992 with my family, I settled in Bishop’s Stortford to work at The Dentist where I developed interests in Prosthetic/Cosmetic dentistry, Endodontics and Implant surgery. These interests led to a M.Sc. degree in Implant Dentistry from Warwick University in 2008 (M.Sc. Implant Dent), enabling me to offer this service at other practices in the area.

I have been appointed an Honorary Fellow at the University of Warwick since 2009,assisting with the marking of M.Sc. Implantology student’s assignments. I am a Supervisor of final year students in their Professional Projects and Clinical cases. This keeps me up to date with the latest developments in the field of Implantology ensuring the clinical application of evidence-based procedures.
My recent training includes:
March 2013 Radiography, Oral Cancer, Dentolegal Issues, Decontamination, Preventing and Managing Medical Emergencies
I am also interested in general Oral Surgery as this is closely linked to the field of Implantology. The 2012 Spring Conference of the California Dental Association offered a course on the latest techniques on bone preservation during extractions, which can benefit all patients in need of this type of treatment.
I continue to attend various other courses to keep up to date with the latest developments in general dentistry as well and make use of the latest technology in providing the best possible treatment for all patients.
General Dental Council Reg No. 57904.

Jay Gumble

Jay came into dentistry 6 years ago after completing and transitioning from an apprenticeship in Hair dressing (NVQ Level 2). She gained her Qualification in Dental Nursing after passing The NEBDN examination in June 2013. She has gained experience in General practice, Endodontics, Periodontics & Aesthetic dentistry. Jay joined our practice in August 2013 being the newest member of The Dentistry 19 team. Recent training includes Medical emergencies & CPR, Decontamination, Oral Cancer, Radiography and Law and Ethics. Jay Has a NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing. Her General Dental Council reg no is 247680.