Brett Garner

BMedSci (Biomaterials) BDS (Birm.) Principal Dentist – GDC Reg: 79898

I grew up on the south coast where I attended Portsmouth Grammar School before studying at the University of Birmingham where I obtained my medical science and dentistry degrees. After graduating, I returned to Hampshire working in Havant for a year before joining this practice in 2002.

I took over as owner at Serenity from 2008. Since then I have developed an actively preventative style of dentistry, training all over the world most notably under Dr John Kois in Seattle, USA.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our three children. I also enjoy looking after our chickens, reading, as well as indulging my love of technology.

Fiona Knight

BDS (Lond.) Associate Dentist GDC Reg: 64989

After five enjoyable years at The Royal London Medical College I graduated with BDS (hons) in 1989. Following a short time in Leicester I moved to Fareham in July 1991 and have worked at this practice ever since.

Over this time there have been many positive developments in dentistry which both myself and the practice have wholeheartedly embraced. Dentistry is much more prevention based for both decay & gum disease. Technology has also advanced, such as we are now able to scan and make cerec crowns on the same day.

Outside of work I have been married since 1996 and have two teenage children. I enjoy sports, especially swimming, and help with the Portsmouth swimming club where both of my children are members.

Stefan Cocan

DMD Cluj-Napoca Associate Dentist – GDC Reg: 267706

I qualified as a dentist from Romania and I have been caring for Hampshire patients since 2017.
 
To me, dentistry is not just drilling and filling, but the perfect blend of art and science. Although I love many aspects of dentistry, I mostly enjoy getting to know my patients. To me, the heart of patient care is taking a personalized approach because each patient is unique. Whether a patient’s concern is cosmetic, restorative, or a dental emergency, my aim is to create a genuine connection with the patients and provide them with the excellent, individualized care they need.
 
Outside of the office, I spend most of my time with my toddler boy and my wife, with whom I share the same passion for dentistry. I also enjoy sports, skiing and playing the violin in my spare time.

Marie Hobbs

Dental Therapist / Hygienist – GDC Reg: 195592

I qualified as a dental therapist from Portsmouth University in 2010 and have worked at Serenity since January 2012. Beforehand, I worked as a dental nurse in both NHS and private practices.

I have a particular interest in preventing gum disease and helping people to keep their mouth healthy.

Outside of work I enjoy shopping, cooking and walking my border terrier puppy – May.

(Maria) Julia Casey

Dental Hygienist/Therapist – GDC Reg: 120758

I qualified as a Dental Therapist/Hygienist from Portsmouth University in 2007. I joined Serenity Dental in 2016 and thoroughly enjoy working here, alongside a fabulous dental team.

I thrive on educating patients on the importance of good oral health and believe it is essential to build a friendly rapport with our patients, in order to achieve this.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my partner John and our daughter Ava, walking and retail therapy!

Kelley Clark

Dental Nurse – GDC Reg: 118363

I was educated and have lived in Gosport all of my life. I qualified as a dental nurse in 1998, and have worked at various practices locally, before joining Serenity in 2002.

In 2000, I took time out to travel and became an air stewardess for BMI British Midland. However, once I’d met my husband Paul, I returned to dental practice.

We have two beautiful children, Harrison and Clayton. We love the outdoors, including caravanning and camping. But, most of all, I love spending time with my family and friends.

Kim Lendon

Dental Nurse – GDC Reg: 278075

I qualified as a dental nurse in May 2018 and after moving to the south coast from Cheshire, joined the Serenity team in May 2019. Outside of work, I spend a lot of my time running and keeping fit but when I’m not in my gym gear, I love spending time with my friends and travelling back up North to see my family – especially my golden retriever, Oakley!

Kiera White

Dental Nurse – GDC Reg: 282631

I qualified as a Dental Nurse in May 2018 after 2 years of training at Eastleigh College. I lived on the Isle of Wight for a year before joining Serenity in August 2020. 

Outside of work I spend most of my time with my partner, Jake, and our beloved Siamese cat, Mouse! We got engaged last year and are currently planning our wedding. 

Katie West

Dental Nurse – GDC Reg: 299250

I started working at serenity in August 2020.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband Davis and my 3 year old American Akita Arturo, taking long walks on the beach or at the nature reserve.

I grew up in Brighton so if I’m not out and about with the pup you can guarantee I’ll be spending my weekend there catching up with friends and family in a beer garden.

Katie Hatton

Dental Nurse – GDC Reg: 285821

I started dental nursing in 2015 and instantly knew that it was what I wanted to do and I have developed a passion for it ever since! I qualified in 2019 and have only recently joined the team at Serenity in February 2021 and I am loving every minute! Outside of work I enjoy walking our Westie called Snowy, going to the gym, shopping and socialising with friends and family.

Ffion Samuel

Trainee Dental Nurse

I am currently in training at Eastleigh college and will qualify as a dental nurse in 2022. I joined the Serenity team in July 2020.

I was born in North Wales and regularly visit South Wales to see relatives in Swansea.

Outside of work I enjoy going on walks along the beach, spending time with my family and friends. If I’m not out socialising I’ll most likely be at home cuddled up with my kitten Obie. He is full of beans and always keeps me on my toes.

Evie Weir

Trainee Dental Nurse

I joined the Serenity Dental team in January 2021 and I am excited to be embarking on my dental nurse training journey. I am enjoying every aspect , especially meeting the lovely patients and working alongside a great team. 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends as well as having an interest for cars. I like to keep active by going to the gym and going for long walks, spending quality time with my family. 

Ruth Johnson

DIP DPM Practice Manager

I began dental nursing in Stirling in 1989, qualifying from Edinburgh’s Telford College in 1991. Having worked in NHS Practice, Private Practice, Specialist Practice and with the East Berkshire Community Dental Service, I have had the opportunity to work with some inspiring and wonderful colleagues and patients, who have taught me a lot over the years.

Practice Management has been my professional area for the last twelve years.

I was delighted to join Serenity Dental as Practice Manager in June 2020. It is a pleasure working alongside such a dedicated professional team where patient care is paramount.

Outside of Serenity Dental I enjoy spending time with my partner, three children and the dogs we look after. I also like to kayak and paddle board when I get the chance. I love live music too.

Derek Scott

Treatment Care Coordinator

After growing up in the beautiful county of Ayrshire and studying in Edinburgh, I left the mother country for a career in travel. I worked in Operations for cruise lines and tour operators sending people worldwide and welcoming inbound groups to the UK.

I have lived in Italy, France, and Austria, as well as England. I now travel for pleasure – less can hopefully go wrong! My favourite places are the Austrian Alps, Venice, and the Cote d’Azur – in any order, at any time of the year.

We settled in Hampshire to raise our lovely little boy. I love spending time with him and seeing him develop. I am a keen but now occasional cyclist and I drag our son out in all weathers to build his character! I joined Serenity in March and love working with the team here.

Chris Monk

Receptionist

I have been at Serenity since 2004 and still love my role here. Outside of work I enjoy baking and riding my BMW trike when the weather permits.

Karen Samuel

Receptionist

I have worked as a dental receptionist since 2009 and been with Serenity since 2012. I have two grown up daughters – Sian and Ffion.

A fitness freak, I run most mornings before work and go to the gym regularly. I love my job at Serenity, but love holidays more!

Andrea Sillence

Receptionist

Having lived in Fareham all my life, I've walked past Serenity Dental many times. I'm delighted to now be able to say I work there. I joined the friendly & welcoming team March 2021.

Outside of work I enjoy walking, cinema, theatre, spending time with family & going out for food with my husband, any excuse not to cook!

 

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