Welcome to New Street Dental Care

Hello, I’m Julian I have wanted to be a dentist since I was 9 years old!

I live in Andover and I have finally achieved my dream; to build a modern dental practice for both myself and my two daughters who run New Street Dental Care with me.

I wanted to run a practice with care and quality being of most importance and making sure we keep that personal touch for our patients so as I could provide great service, support and patient care with my daughters by my side.

We are passionate about providing the best dental care for you so that you enjoy the best possible dental health throughout your life.

My daughters are Chloe and Clarissa who have also dedicated their work to looking after our community and further afield. We work as a way of life as we all love our dentistry!

Our team has an emphasis on preventative care to help you minimise the need for active treatments. We follow the modern principle of minimal intervention dentistry to ensure our work lasts for many years. It is carried out in a caring and supportive environment.

Let me introduce you to our team….

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Meet Our Team

Dr Julian Chen

Principal Dentist

Julian qualified at Guys Dental School, London, in 1986. He was in the in the TA for many years with the Royal Engineers and spent his younger years in Malaysia, Italy and most of his life in the UK.

“I have been in dentistry for almost fourty years and there is now very little that I have not seen or come across in my profession! My dream was to build a modern dental practice for both myself and my two daughters and who now run New Street Dental Care with me.

I wanted to run a practice providing care and quality being of most importance and making sure we keep that personal touch for our patients so that we can provide great service, support and patient care with my daughters by my side.

I have a special interest in Restorative, Cosmetic and Implant dentistry and I have been heavily involved in perfecting fully guided Implant Surgery using 3D scanners, 3D printers, 3D software and 3D milling.

I can proudly say that I have built up a fantastic team of Dentists, Hygiene Therapists and dedicated staff who are second to none.

In my spare time, I have a passion for classic cars especially Panther Cars, I love riding motorbikes and have a keen interest in partnered dancing of all sorts.”

BDS (Guy’s 1986)
GDC No. 61339

Chloe Chen

Dental Therapist

Chloe qualified at Portsmouth University in 2016

“My favourite moment is when advice that I have given, to sometimes sceptical patients works, especially when they may have struggled for years to resolve their discomfort.”

BSc (Hons)
GDC No: 220054

Clarissa Chen

Practice Manager

“I love being a practice manager and am delighted to be working with my family, I want to meet all our patients and look after them on an individual basis!”

RDN
GDC No: 267082

 

 

Our Dentists

Dr James Mackenzie

 Associate Dentist

James qualified as a dentist in 2014 after completing a first class degree in Biochemistry and spending a year in research.  He joined Julian in 2019 and has enjoyed how the practice and team has grown and progressed over the years.

James loves dentistry; enjoying all aspects of general practice and has attended numerous post graduate courses to learn the most modern techniques and procedures. He provides a lot of cosmetic treatments at the practice, particularly enjoying digital smile designs and being able to demonstrate and trial treatment outcomes in the mouth before committing to any treatment.

‘’I particularly enjoy transforming peoples smiles and confidence with aligning teeth, composite bonding, veneers and treatment of worn teeth. At New Street Dental Care we use digital scanning, digital design and milling and 3D printing equipment to deliver new restorations or crowns to patients on the day.’’

Having a special interest in orthodontics and being awarded a diploma in 2020 he is able to use fixed braces, ceramic braces or clear aligners, and is an Elite Invisalign Provider.

Currently, James is enrolled on a diploma course in Dental implants with Julian to hand as a mentor to help digitally plan and deliver dental implants using the very latest techniques and equipment available.

Outside of work, James has a young and growing family. He likes to keep healthy, is a keen runner; always with an event in the diary, cyclist and golfer. He enjoys cooking, gardening, walking his cocker spaniel and spending time with friends and family.

BDS (Plym 2014), DIP ORTH, BSc (Hons)
GDC No. 251762

Dr Jackie Belsham

 Associate Dentist

Jackie qualified at Guys Dental School, London, in 1985

“I have known Julian for 40 years since we trained in Guy’s dental school together and am very pleased and excited to be joining him and the team at New Street Dental Care. After qualifying in 1985 and a couple of years in hospital dentistry gaining Maxillo-Facial experience, I have been in private general practice ever since with breaks to have my family, two boys and a girl, all now grown up!!

In 2018, I  gained a diploma in Forensic Human Identification which along with Forensic Odontology, is a field which I am very interested in and more recently I have gained a Diploma in Prosthodontics with Professor Paul Tipton at Tipton Training, continuing to increase my knowledge in current advancements in dentistry. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry especially making dentures and treating nervous patients. I very much look forward to meeting and caring for the patients of the practice.”

BDS (Guy’s 1985), DIPFHiD (FFLM), DIP PROS
GDC No. 60795

Dr Yathesa Sreecumaar

Associate Dentist

Yathesa, qualified in 2012 from Guys Kings and St Thomas (London) and has been in general practice since.

“I offer a range of treatments and have a particular interest in Orthodontics. I am a fully pledged provider of several short-term straightening treatments such as Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, Quick Straight Teeth, Clear Aligners and Inman Aligners.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my young family. I am also a keen amateur footballer and play for my local team at the weekend.”

BDS (Lond 2012)
GDC No. 228814

Dr Irem Kirli

Associate Dentist

Irem studied dentistry in Istanbul and qualified in 2009. She has completed a further 5-year full time postgraduate clinical training and PhD in Oral Surgery & Implantology in 2014 and has published her studies in international journals.

“I have worked at various dental practices in the UK and have more than 10 years of experience in General, Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry as well as Dental Implants and Oral Surgery. I have attended many postgraduate courses and scientific meetings to keep my knowledge up to date. I am an enthusiastic, friendly dentist and like to take my time with anxious patients to make them feel at ease.

I have a special interest in Dental Implants, Oral Surgery, Surgical Extractions, Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry.

Outside of work, I am busy taking care of my little daughter as well as running, cycling, cooking, traveling and watching movies.”

BDS, PhD, MFDS RCS Eng
GDC No. 266972

Our Hygiene Therapists

Dental therapists provide routine preventive and restorative care

Lauren Pink

Dental Therapist

“I really enjoy watching the progress and transformations in my patient’s dental health. Utilising the state of the art equipment and taking a comprehensive approach allows me to help you gain the best treatment results possible. My main aim is to make every patient feel comfortable and relaxed during their treatments, even doze off if they wish! I like to take a gentle approach and would say that I am quite good with nervous patients.

As a dental therapist, I offer routine and advanced hygiene treatments, fillings, children’s teeth extractions and tooth whitening. Since qualifying in 2017, I have also trained in completing routine adult check ups and facial aesthetics. As a facial aesthetic practitioner, I offer anti-wrinkle injections, lip dermal filler and injectable skin booster treatments.

Currently, I am studying for a Level 7 Diploma in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies to be able to offer more advanced facial aesthetic treatments in future such as non-surgical rhinoplasty, jaw line, tear troughs, injections for teeth grinding, excessive sweating, gummy smile and much more.

In my spare time I enjoy traveling, yoga, hiking and gardening.”

BSc (Hons)
GDC No. 271622

Jade Davis

Dental Therapist

“I always knew dentistry was the career path for me from a young age. I started by gaining my dental nurse qualification in 2017 and working in general practice before pursuing my goal in becoming a dental therapist. I studied at Plymouth University qualifying as a dental therapist in 2021.

As a dental therapist, I offer dental examinations for both adults and children, fillings, all aspects of hygiene appointments, child extractions, whitening treatment and Icon for white spot lesions.

I enjoy seeing the progress my patients can make through their dental journey. My aim is to make everyone comfortable and relaxed through their dental appointments with the most up to date research and technology.

Since qualifying I have been on multiple courses to keep up to date and further my skills in fillings and periodontal treatment.

Since working at New Street Dental Care I have also found a love for treating children.

At home, you will find me walking the dog, baking, or spending time with family and friends.”

BSc (Hons)
GDC No. 272306

Paige Goldstein

Dental Therapist

“I began my journey in dentistry 11 years ago when I started working as a trainee dental nurse. I spent some years working my way up in the industry from sedation and oral surgery nursing to TCO and management.

I then decided to further my career in dentistry and go to university to become a Dental Therapist. Since qualifying in 2019 I have undertaken many courses to improve and broaden my clinical skills. I have also branched out into facial aesthetics and am able to provide; anti-wrinkle injections, skin boosters, dermal fillers, chemical peels, fat-dissolving injections, vampire facials and hair rejuvenation through PRP therapy and vitamin injections.

I have a keen interest in aesthetic dentistry and take pride in achieving the best results I can for my patients. I am working my way towards a masters in advanced restorative dental therapy techniques.

I particularly enjoy treating children and I take great pride in alleviating dental fear and ensuring my patients have an enjoyable experience.

Outside of work I enjoy being in nature, traveling and spending time with my family.”

BSc (Hons)
GDC No. 255289

Our Leads

Tecla Oliver

Lead Dental Nurse

“I had a huge interest in dentistry since my early teens and had decided then that this was the career path I wanted to take. I have now been a dental nurse for over 14 years, qualifying in 2013.

I joined New Street Dental Care before the official opening in 2015 and welcomed our very first patients through the door! Since then, I have gained valuable experience, achieved my certificate in Dental Radiography for dental care professionals and become the practice Lead Dental Nurse.

I have also built a great rapport with our routine patients, but I do enjoy meeting new people and helping in their dental journey. It has been incredible to see the progression of the practice and see our small team turn into a ‘dental family’.

In my free time, I am either at the gym, spending time with my family or catching up with friends.”

RDN
GDC No. 243600

Georgina Armer

Lead Dental Receptionist

“I have been a part of New Street Dental Care for just over 8 years, previously having worked with the NHS.

I have seen first-hand the benefits private dentistry can offer. Here at New Street, we are fortunate to have the most up to date modern technology and equipment to ensure we can provide the best possible service to all our patients.

My favourite part of the job is the patient’s journey. For many people dentistry is by far one of their biggest fears, I understand this and that even the thought of making that first initial contact can be quite a traumatic experience.

I and my team, recognise that no patient is the same, we are empathetic to patients needs and continue to reassure them every step of the way. It is lovely to see the change from that first day, when they nervously walk through the door, to the proud beaming smile they give when they leave, knowing that they have finally conquered that fear!”

Reception Team

Judy Fryers

Dental Receptionist

“Having worked for many years in a private practice in London, I took a career break to have my two children, always knowing that at some point I would go back to the job I love.

Working with the New Street Dental team is amazing! I’ve always loved being responsible for the care of our patients and I have found the perfect practice with the perfect team!”

Kelly Curd

Dental Receptionist

“I started working at New Street Dental Care as a receptionist in 2022, after a 15 year gap of working, looking after my children.

I was very nervous to be starting a new job after such a long absence, but New Street is one big family. Everyone leans on and helps one another as a team. And our common goal is to make our patients feel safe, comfortable and respected throughout the whole journey from start to finish.”

Emma Curd

Dental Receptionist

“I love working at New Street Dental Care because of how much it cares for it’s staff and it’s patients.”

Harriet Smith

Dental Receptionist

” I started working at New Street Dental Care in September 2023. I always found dentistry so fascinating and I hope I can gain more knowledge to become a Dental Nurse in the future. I love seeing patients grow from being really nervous when they first come into the practice to being confident with their smile.
In my own time, I enjoy playing the piano, running and spending quality time with family and friends. “

Our Patient Care Coordinators

Our Care Coordinators can be with you every step of the way and are here to listen to you. They can help you understand the process of your dental treatment if you feel you cannot discuss everything you wish with your Dentist or Hygiene Therapist. This can be for many reasons, sometimes you remember questions to ask when you are home, or you are worried about asking some questions as you feel embarrassed. Some patients also feel more comfortable discussing costs this way. Abi and Hollie will assist you to make sure everything will be made clear about your treatment plan, just remember, they are only a phone call away.

Abi Holloway

Patient Care Coordinator

“I started my dental career 13 years ago as a trainee dental nurse. I am now a patient care coordinator and qualified dental nurse with previous experience as a practice manager.

My role as patient care coordinator means I am able to use my years of knowledge and skills to help and support patients through their dental journey.

I’m quite a creative person so I usually spend my spare time crafting or enjoying family time (aka chasing around after my two boys!)”

RDN
GDC No. 224345

Hollie Ralph

Patient Care Coordinator

“I have been working in dentistry for over 20 years and I love my job.

My current role as a patient care coordinator enables me to help patients one to one, through every step of their dental journey, making it a comfortable and positive experience.

In my spare time I enjoy time with my boys, walks with my dogs and social engagements with family and friends.”

RDN
GDC No. 147082

Our Nursing Team

Olivia Richardson

Dental Nurse

“I started my career in dentistry after becoming a trainee dental nurse 5 years ago. My favourite part about being a dental nurse is how rewarding it is seeing patients happy and comfortable after their treatment, especially if they have come in feeling anxious.

I particularly enjoy nursing during oral surgery and aesthetics especially when patients really see the difference the treatment makes. I am currently extending my knowledge by doing a radiography course.

New Street Dental Care isn’t just a dental practice, it’s a big family and everyone sticks together and is always on hand to help.

Outside of work, I’m busy looking after my young daughter, going out for walks and cooking!”

RDN
GDC No. 288592

Shannon Durrans

Dental Nurse

“I knew I wanted to be a nurse when I visited Portsmouth Hospital with my medical science class at college. After looking around the hospital and seeing how rewarding it is to be a nurse, I knew from then on that this is where I wanted to start my career.

I chose dental nursing as I have always been happy to go to the dentist but there are lots of patients who are really apprehensive and anxious and I knew that I would be able to reassure people and put them at ease.

I also wanted to learn and understand the science of dentistry to allow me to progress in my future career. From my apprenticeship, I gain a broad range of skills by supporting the team in all aspects of patient care as well as proudly gaining my nursing qualification.”

RDN
GDC No. 308345

Rajiya Sunwar

Dental Nurse

“I am passionate about my job as a dental nurse because it gives me an opportunity to provide comfort and reassurance to anxious patients.”

RDN
GDC No. 276089

Rekha Thapa

Dental Nurse

RDN
GDC No. 310577

Kensey Armer

Trainee Dental Nurse

“I started working as a dental receptionist here in January 2021 just after everywhere started to re-open after the COVID lockdowns. I previously did a degree in Music and Musical Theatre as this was my only passion and what I was trained for but I could not go back to this due to the pandemic.

However, throughout my time on reception, I noticed how much I enjoyed gaining clinical knowledge from the clinicians and nurses. I surprised myself with the confidence and skills I was picking up by being on reception and I was moved by patient reactions when they came out of surgery, no longer nervous or in pain.

Therefore, after supportive guidance from my leads and practice manager, I decided to become a dental nurse. I am so grateful to be where I am now, we truly are like a family who supports each other every single day to achieve our goals and keep our patients safe and happy.

You can have so many different passions and skills – the only limit is yourself!”

Mariola Burzych

Trainee Dental Nurse

“I love my job as a dental nurse. I enjoy working with my colleagues who are friendly and happy, which makes work an enjoyable place to be.

Seeing patients happy and helping our team achieve this throughout their journey, creates huge job satisfaction for me.”

Sarah Zieleniak

Trainee Dental Nurse

“I am a dedicated and compassionate trainee Dental Nurse with two years of hands-on experience in the field. My passion for helping patients maintain optimal oral health drives me to provide the highest level of care and support. I understand that a visit to the dentist can be a source of anxiety for many and my primary focus is on ensuring the best possible experience for our patients. I am well-versed in assisting with various dental procedures, including oral surgery, maintaining infection control standards, and ensuring patient comfort.

I take pride in creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere, where patients can express their concerns and ask questions without hesitation. I believe in the importance of building trusting relationships and am enthusiastic about my role as a dental nurse. My goal is to make every patient feel heard, cared for and valued.”

Our Referral Team

Dr Philip Wray

Associate Dentist

“I have practised locally for over 35 years as well as being a registered specialist in Oral Surgery by the General Dental Council (GDC.)

I am delighted to have been able to join the team at New Street Dental Care and continue to remain committed to increase my knowledge and to provide the best care in general dental practice. My career has involved being an examiner for both dentist and dental nurse examinations, a lecturer at a major London dental school, a member of the Fitness to Practice Panel of the GDC and past vice-chair of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Dental Committee.

My past times are cooking, skiing, watching rugby and enjoying the benefits of my passion for gardening.”

BDS(Lond)  LDSC RCS (Eng) Specialist in Oral Surgery
GDC No. 56234