Meet Our Rustington Dental Practice Team

Our friendly team consists of experienced clinical and administrative staff who are here to help you. As well as our routine dental examinations, dental hygiene and general dentistry, our specialist treatments include dental implants, periodontal treatment, oral surgery and Root Canal Therapy.

Meet Our Rustington Dental Practice Team

Our friendly team consists of experienced clinical and administrative staff who are here to help you. As well as our routine dental examinations, dental hygiene and general dentistry, our specialist treatments include dental implants, periodontal treatment, oral surgery and Root Canal Therapy.

Our Rustington Dentists

Dr Jakobus Krynauw

Practice: Chichester & Rustington
Role: Co-Owner and Co-Director

Nickname: Kray

Favourite Quote: "The person saying it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it"

Dr Kray is an energetic and motivated Dentist with a special interest in Periodontology (Gum Disease), Oral Surgery and Dental Implants.

Dr Kray completed his dental degree with honours in Periodontology at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Subsequently he completed a Diploma in Oral Surgery also at his alma mater. Currently he is completing his final year of specialist training at Kings College London, where his duties include teaching and specialist hospital care for Periodontal and implant patients.

Always off on another adventure, his hobbies include kite surfing, flying (not like superman), sailing (this is. anew hobby) and basically anything that seems scary (anything that can kill you seems like fun to him).

Bedside manner with this clinician is radically different to anyone you are likely to encounter, with a background in phobic patients, he has developed a clinical atmosphere aimed at alleviating anxiety by employing dark humour and kindness, all while maintaining a professional, organised atmosphere.

Dr Kassandra Pantazi

Practice: Chichester & Rustington

Role: Co-Owner & Co-Director

Kassandra completed her Batchelor's degree in Dentistry at the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2013. She then embarked on a career into cosmetic private dentistry for a few years before moving to the UK in 2016.

Her time in the UK has been spent in London and Chichester mainly, where she calls home. Dr Kassandra Pantazi has completed numerous orthodontic and clear aligner courses including her being an Invisalign provider. She has a great passion for cosmetic dentistry and continually strives to increase her professional development with the latest courses.

She has a gentle manner and works well with nervous patients, always trying to make them as comfortable as possible and working at their own pace. Away from dentistry, Dr Kassandra Pantazi is married to her business partner and Co-Owner of The Dental Centre and lives with two adorable dogs called Luigi and Cece. Away from work, Cassandra enjoys cooking, walking, going to the beach and travelling.

Dr Kapilan Ragunathan

Practice: Rustington
BDS University of Plymouth - GDC 264842

Dr Kapilan Ragunathan qualified from the renowned Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry. Prior to embarking on his journey to become a Dentist, he completed a Bachelor's of Science degree in Pharmacology. He enjoys carrying out general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. In addition, Dr Kapilan Ragunathan is very passionate about treating nervous and anxious patients changing their lives through their smiles. He does this by creating a relaxed atmosphere and providing high quality care alongside great attention to detail.

Dr Gustavo Barbosa

Practice: Rustington
BDS Sao Paulo - GDC 249645

Dr Gustavo Barbosa is experienced in general dentistry and is also qualified in dental implants and minor surgery. He started his dentistry career by working for his family practice in Brazil and has since worked in Portugal as a Clinical Director before moving to the UK. Patient care is the most important thing to Dr Gustavo Barbosa. He takes the time to ensure each patient is relaxed and fully involved in any decisions regarding their teeth.

Urusha Rayamajhi

Practice: Chichester and Rustington
Role: Dental Therapist

Urusha originates from Nepal but has been living in the UK from a very young age where she completed her education.

Urusha qualified from The University of Portsmouth in Dental Nursing in 2018 and worked around Hampshire as a Locum Dental Nurse. She continued her education and in 2022 qualified as a Dental Therapist also from The University of Portsmouth.

Urusha aims to build rapport and trust with her patients and treat them in a comfortable environment. She is particularly passionate about education patients and improving their oral hygiene as well as restorative dental procedures.

In her free time, Urusha enjoys travelling and socialising with friends.

Dr Paula Segura-Suarez

Practice: Chichester and Rustington

Dr Paula graduated in San Pablo CEU University in Madrid, Spain. She is a confident dentist who can help patients with a wide range of problems. When asked what she enjoys most about dentistry, she said "being able to give patients their smile back. I really love seeing patients have that confidence boost to reveal their smile again as a result of effective dental treatment."

Dr Paula enjoys being able to build up a good rapport with her patients due to her attentive and empathetic nature and finds this important in helping patients to feel comfortable through their visits and at ease. Outside of work, Dr Paula enjoys music, art and travelling.

Our Rustington Dental Nurses

Sarah Hall

Practice: Rustington
Role: Dental Nurse

Sarah gained her NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2011 at Northbrook College. She joined us at The Dental Centre in September 2022. With extensive experience working in both NHS and private practices. Sarah has gained a great knowledge of Dentistry. Before starting a career in Dentistry she was a Phlebotomist/HCA so has many years of providing great patient care.

Sarah loves being a 'Nanna' to a busy toddler and likes to spend her spare time at the gym, seeing concerts, watching theatre shows and spending time with her family and friends.

NIKITA shergold

Practice: Chichester and Rustington
Role: Trainee Dental Nurse

Nikita joined The Dental Centre in 2022 as a Trainee Dental Nurse. She is currently studying a National Diploma in Dental Nursing with the UK's leading Medical training provider, Harriet Ellis.

Nikita is very excited about pursuing her career in Dental Nursing as she has always loved the idea of helping people as a result of her work and what better way than to help care for patients and make them feel at ease while in the dental chair.

Outside of work, Nikita enjoys spending time with her partner, participating in gym classes and often enjoys family ski trips.

Robyn Sibley

Practice: Rustington
Role: Dental Nurse

Robyn began training as a Dental Nurse in 2019. She gained her NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing in July 2021 and joined us at The Dental Centre in September 2022.

Before venturing into the world of Dentistry, Robyn had been working in retail as a Visual Merchandiser and part of Management for over 10 years. When not at work, she is usually with her two daughters, family and friends. Making the most of every opportunity, always trying to locate new and exciting things to experience.

Our Rustington Reception Team

Zoe Parr

Practice: Rustington
Role: Patient Care Coordination and Front of House Team Leader

Zoe started as a dental receptionist in 2014 after a career of over 20 years in customer service. Being a firm favourite with patients she has amassed new roles as Patient Care Coordinator and Front of House Team Leader.

She is passionate about giving the best patient journey possible, specialising in putting nervous patients at ease. When she is not running the busy reception desk, she likes to unwind walking her three dogs and sailing with Gary around Chichester Harbour!

Tracey Read

Practice: Rustington
Role: Front of House

Tracey is fairly new to The Dental Centre but has previously worked as a receptionist for Specsavers for over 8 years.

She has been married for 35 years and has two children and two grandchildren. It has been verified that Tracey cooks a mean Vindaloo curry and her Lasagne is always in demand from her family. She even has patients ask for her recipe! In Tracey's spare time she looks after her baby grandson one day a week which she absolutely loves. In the last two years she has taken to gardening and also likes to read when she has the time, as well as spending time with her family.

Our Rustington Management Team

Callie Prado

Practice: Rustington
Role: Practice Manager

Callie gained her National Certificate in Dental Surgery Nursing in 2005. She has amassed 20 years of experience working in dentistry in various roles, gathering the knowledge to become Practice Manager. Callie joined us at The Dental Centre in October 2022. She is passionate about patient care and believes, a happy team = happy patients.

Enjoying 'paperwork' (yes slightly crazy), she ensures compliance and care for all the team, patients and the public. She is looking forward to her future with The Dental Centre. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters.