Meet the team

At Brickstables Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


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Dr. Francois Rossouw

Dental Practitioner
BChD (Pretoria) 1979
GDC No. 56318

Dr. Francois Rossouw graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1979 and has worked in the UK since 1983, where he pursued his passion for sport on an international level. Over the past 30 years Francois enhanced his skills in full mouth rehabilitations including cosmetic dentistry. He has a special interest in Orthopaedic & Orthodontics and has lectured in the UK, United States, Mexico and South Africa on various topics related to Facial Growth and Orthopaedics and Orthodontics. Francois has also attended various post graduate courses in the UK, Europe and the USA.

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Dr Hennie van Jaarsveld

Dentist specialising in Periodontics
BChD (Pretoria) 1979
GDC No. 77359

Dr. van Jaarsveld fulfils the role of diagnosing and treating diseases of the gums and supporting tissues. With Dr. van Jaarsvelds’ vast experience in the placing of Dental Implants, you are sure to be in the hands of an expert.

He qualified with his undergraduate degree from the University of Pretoria in 1979 and went on to complete his post graduate degree (with honours) in Oral Medicine and Periodontics in 1985 at the same university.

Since 1985 he was in private practice in Pretoria and at the same time lectured part time at the University of Pretoria. Since 1996 he has worked in the UK and Tanzania as a Specialist in Periodontics. In 2005 he was appointed Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has lectured all over the world on Periodontal topics and has been the external examiner to the University of the Witwatersrand from 2001 to 2006.

Hennie is registered as a Specialist Periodontist with the General Dental Council.


Dr Willem Botha

Dental Practitioner
B.Ch.D Pret 1994, Msc Oral Surgery UCLAN 2017
GDC No. 72543

Dr Willem Botha graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1994 and moved to the UK with his family from South Africa in 1999.

In 2017 Willem completed his Msc in Oral Surgery and enjoys all aspects of Oral Surgery. Willem does general dentistry but has a special interest in Endodontics and is currently enrolled in a post graduate course in Endodontology at the University of Central Lancashire.

Willem can also do Cerec’s (Same day Crowns/Inlays). We are very honoured to have Willem joining our team at Brickstables.

Willem in his spare time enjoys going to the Gym and spending time with his wife and children.

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Dr Rudi Swart

Medicine (Stellenbosch)
GMC No. 5040181

Dr Swart studied medicine at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. During his first two years as a medical doctor he worked in South Africa rotating through different hospital departments including Anaesthetics.

He moved to the UK in 2003 and became interested in Emergency Medicine. He now has 12 years experience as an A&E Doctor where he regularly performed emergency procedures on sedated patients.

As part of his daily duties he taught medical students, nurses and junior doctors. He has kept up to date with the Resus Council (UK) courses ALS, APLS and ATLS over the last 10 years. He started working in NHS dental sedation referral centres in 2008, and is regularly involved in private sedations in Harley Street and several other locations.

He started as a honorary lecturer with University College London in 2014. Other interests have been working as a cruise ship doctor on the Queen Mary II cruise ship and working for the Metropolitan Police as a Forensic Medical Examiner.

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Amy Crocker

Dental Hygienist
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Lond) 2009
GDC No. 174695

Amy qualified as a Dental Nurse from The Eastman Dental Hospital in 2006. She studied Dental Hygiene and Therapy at Kings College London, qualifying as a Dental Hygiene Therapist in March 2009 and joined the practice later that year. Amy gets great satisfaction from stain removal and making a difference to her patients’ smiles!

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Bernadette Nelson

Dental Hygienist

EDH 1977

GDC No. 1565

Bernadette qualified at the Royal Dental in London in 1977 and brings a wealth of experience to Brickstables. Bernadette is a very close friend of one of our Dental Hygienist's, Angela Cass, and works in a very similar way to her.

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Cathryn (Kate) Adams

Dental Hygienist
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1997
GDC No. 5239

Kate qualified as a Dental Hygienist in September 1997 from the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital. She has a wealth of experience from her clinical role in a private practice, she also teaches Dental Hygienist trainees in her role as Clinical Educator for the University of Essex.

Kate has an immense passion for Dental Hygiene and the whole health concept, believing that the mouth is the mirror of the body. She firmly believes that changing attitudes and awareness of bleeding gums/periodontal health and whole mouth care could have a dramatic effect on your whole health.

She has enjoyed her 27 year career in Dentistry both as a Fully Qualified Dental Nurse and Oral Health Educator, moving onto being a Dental Hygienist. After qualifying, Kate has worked in a variety of NHS and private practices. I also worked as a tutor Hygienist at the Eastman Dental Hospital until my first child was born. She is always looking for new challenges and is as passionate today about Dental Hygiene as she was 20 years ago. Saturday appointments are available with Kate.

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Laraine Wright

Dental Hygienist
FdSc Oral Health Science Essex 2010
GDC No. 158044

Laraine qualified from the University of Essex in 2010 and achieved the National Achiever Award. Laraine has been working in Harley Street since 2011 but has decided she wants to work closer to home. Laraine enjoys visiting schools to encourage children with their brushing and giving dietary advice, she also enjoys treating patients with periodontal conditions.

In her spare time Laraine enjoys kite surfing and has just recently qualified to become an instructor, she is often away staying in her camper van near a beach.

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Yasmin Jeffrey

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2014
GDC No. 253172

Yasmin started at Brickstables in 2015 and qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2014. Yasmin is our Head Nurse here at Brickstables and enjoys all aspects of dental nursing. Yasmin is currently working with Dr Rossouw. In her spare time Yasmin enjoys spending time with friends and family and her loving pugs Penny and Keith.

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Camilla Roe

Dental Nurse
NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2012
GDC No. 246191

Camilla recently joined Brickstables Dental Practice, she qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2012. Camilla is very passionate about her job and particularly enjoys implantology working alongside our periodontal specialist Dr H Van Jaarsveld.

In Camilla’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family; 2 children and Elmo the pug.

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Lauren Pearce

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017
GDC No. 272033

Lauren joined the Brickstables Team in December 2018 following qualifying as Dental Nurse in 2017. She enjoys all aspects of Dental Nursing and is working alongside Dr W Botha. Lauren is especially interested in Orthodontics and Orthopaedic Treatment and enjoys seeing the difference this treatment makes to peoples smile.

In her spare time Lauren enjoys spending time at the gym and with friends and family.

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Katie Knott

Dental Nurse, Receptionist and Treatment Co-ordinator
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2008
GDC No.173125

Katie gained her national certificate in dental nursing in 2006. She has since covered many areas of dental nursing including orthodontics, cosmetics and implantology.

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Christine Little

Practice Manager
GDC No. 74780

Christine qualified from the London Hospital with a merit as a Dental Nurse in 1988. Christine has worked with Dr F Rossouw since 1989. As practice manager, Christine is responsible for the day to day running of the practice and aims to make your visit to the practice as pleasant as possible.

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Shawna Baker


Shawna is our newest team member at Brickstables Dental & Implant Clinic.

Shawna qualified as a dental nurse in 2017 but has now found a new love as a receptionist.

In her spare time she enjoys baking, singing and socialising with friends.

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