Charminster House Dental Practice
65 Wellington Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8JL

Dentist Hygienist, Dental Surgeon, Periodontics Specialists Bournemouth UK - Charminster House Dental Practice
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Saffina Nanji

Principal/Specialist in Periodontics
BDS (Manc), MClinDent (Perio), MFDS RCS (Eng), MPerio RCS (Ed)
GDC No: 81944

Saffina graduated from the University of Manchester in 2003. Having worked within general practice, hospital and community dental clinics both in the UK and Australia, she has a broad range of experience in treating patients with complex medical and dental needs. In 2006 she was successful in achieving Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) and a certificate in conscious sedation from the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

Saffina then undertook four years of specialist training at Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’ Dental Institute in London in the field of Periodontics. This also included extensive training and experience in Implant dentistry. In 2011 she was successful in achieving a Masters of Clinical Dentistry degree in Periodontics as well as Membership in Periodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Saffina is able to offer a wide range of treatment for the management of periodontal disease as well as the provision and management of dental implants.

In her free time, she enjoys socialising, travelling, baking and running.

Samir Jivraj

Principal / Special Interest in Endodontics / Dental Surgeon
BDS (Lond), FCGDent, DPDS (Bris), MSc (Endo)
GDC No: 83751

Samir qualified from Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ Dental School in 2004 with merit. Since qualifying Samir has been working as a general dentist in a variety of practices providing high quality comprehensive dental care to children and adults alike.

In 2008 Samir was awarded the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons England and in 2022 Samir was accepted as a fellow at the College of General Dentistry (FCGDent).

In 2013 Samir completed the Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies (DPDS) from the University of Bristol where he undertook further study in the fields of anxiety control/dental sedation and oral surgery.

Samir also has an interest in cosmetic dentistry and completed the Certificate course in Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry from Advanced Dental Seminars in October 2009.

However his main area of interest is in endodontics (root canals). To this end he has successfully completed a Masters degree in Endodontic Practice (MSc) from the prestigious Royal London Hospital and was awarded a merit.

In his spare time, (what little there is!) Samir enjoys spending time with his family, baking, occasional squash and tennis playing as well as playing the trumpet.


Josie Cook

Dental Hygienist, Therapist
GDC No. 180859

Josie qualified in Dental Hygiene and Therapy at the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with first class honours.

She joined Charminster House Dental Practice soon after, and currently works on a Monday which includes a late evening session as well as a Tuesday and Friday morning.

Felicity Heath

Dental Hygienist
GDC No. 271698

Felicity joined our team in 2019 as a qualified hygienist, who graduated with Distinction from the University of Cardiff in 2017. She was awarded the prize for clinical excellence in 2016.

In addition to her hygienist qualification, Felicity also has a Biochemistry Honours Degree from Exeter University.

In her spare time she enjoys netball and spending time with friends and family.

Rachael Tuson

Dental Hygienist
GDC No. 170401

Rachael completed her BSc in Dental hygiene and Therapy at Portsmouth in 2012 and since graduating she has gained experience in many dental practices along the South Coast.

She joined our practice in August 2022 and works with us on a Tuesday morning carrying out initial and supportive periodontal therapy and general hygiene treatments.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is a keen baker!

Supporting Staff

Lucy Sharples

Practice Manager/Dental Radiographer/Dental Nurse
GDC No.116951

Lucy joined the practice in 1998 as a qualified dental nurse and later gained her qualification in dental radiography as well as completing a Level 4 BTEC in dental practice management.

In addition to her practice management role Lucy ensures that both patients and staff are kept happy! She also looks after the administration side of Charminster House Seminars which provide organised courses for other dentists and dental care professionals.

Lucy enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, socialising with friends and  paddleboarding.

Adele Forward

Dental Nurse, Dental Radiographer, Dental Health Educator
GDC No.127916

Adele has been dental nursing since 1994 and since then has qualified in dental radiography, oral health education, as well gaining a level 3 BTEC in reception skills.

Adele divides her time at the practice between nursing and running her own clinic, taking x-rays and delivering dental health education to patients.

She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and is a keen horse rider.

Sophie Fallon

Dental Nurse, Receptionist, Dental Health Educator, Dental Radiographer
GDC No.247783

Sophie joined the practice in July 2011 as a dental receptionist and has since been successful in gaining her dental nurse qualification as well as her dental radiography and oral health qualifications.

She spends her time alternating between her duties on reception as well as in surgery assisting the dentists.  She also runs her own clinic taking x-rays and delivering oral health education to our patients.

In her spare time Sophie enjoys socialising with her friends and family, travelling and keeping fit.

Roxanne Noyce

Dental Nurse, Receptionist, Dental Health Educator
GDC No. 277290

Roxie joined the practice in November 2015 as a trainee dental nurse and completed her dental nurse qualification at Poole college in 2018.  Alongside other nurses she currently spends her time alternating between her duties in the surgery as well as assisting on reception.

Roxie completed her qualification in Oral Health Education in March 2020 and can therefore offer valuable dental health advice to our patients at the practice.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Ella Burgess

Dental Nurse/Receptionist

Ella joined us in June 2023 as an experienced and registered dental nurse.

Not only is she keen to gain further skills and experience within the dental surgery, but she also enjoys working alongside Jemima on reception.

In her spare time she enjoys going on long walks and shopping.

Mariola Hadlo

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 288301

Mari joined us in September 2020.

She has had plenty of experience working in a busy dental practice and successfully passed her National Diploma in Dental Nursing last year.  She provides a high standard of nursing support to the hygienists and Samir and enjoys being part of a friendly and caring team.

Mari is currently undertaking a training course in Dental Health Education and once qualified, she will help our existing team of Dental Health Educators provide a valuable service to our patients.

In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit and reading.

Jessica Vaughan

Dental Nurse / Receptionist
GDC No: 303251

Jessica joined us in December 2022 and brings with her a wealth of experience from working in different dental practices in the area.

She keeps up to date with her continuing professional development and is always keen to offer a high level of care to the patient.

In her spare time, she enjoys socialising with friends.

Jemima Hardman


Jemima is our newest recruit and joined us in October 2023 as an experienced and registered dental nurse.

She enjoys welcoming patients into the practice and likes to help make the patient journey as enjoyable as possible.

In her spare time she enjoys socialising with family and friends.

Hollie Boyce

Trainee Dental Nurse

Hollie decided to pursue her career ambitions and joined our practice in April 2023 as a trainee dental nurse. She is currently enrolled on a dental nursing course and is enjoying learning all aspects of the job both practically and through online learning sessions.

We look forward to supporting her through her journey and she hopes to qualify by the end of next year.

In her spare time she enjoys socialising with family and friends.