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.

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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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Dr Edyta Trochimczuk

Dental Practitioner
Medical University of Bialystok, Poland 2001
GDC No. 85189

Edyta graduated from Medical University of Bialystok, Poland in 2001.

She has lived in the UK since 2005. From 2007 she has developed a special interest in orthodontics. Edyta went through extensive training in comprehensive orthodontics and in Six Month Smile, which enables her to treat children and adults using various appliances (removable, fixed and clear aligners).

Edyta received her advanced cosmetic and implant training at The British Academy of Implant & Restorative Dentistry in Leeds. She is also a member of ITI (International Team for Implantology).

Edyta is a recognised Lumineers provider, which gives the patient a beautiful smile whilst limiting the structural damage to the teeth.

She has nearly 20 years of experience in dentistry and pays great attention to detail and increased precision to improve quality.

Edyta provides high quality dental care in a friendly, informal and relaxed atmosphere.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, skiing and traveling.

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Amy Lei Plant

Dental practitioner
BDS Lond 2011
GDC No. 211424

Amy is a friendly and experienced dentist who is committed to delivering the best care for her patients. She graduated from King’s College London and furthered her training at London’s Guy’s Hospital before dividing her time between NHS and private practices. Her first priority is always to address her patients' concerns and utilise her expertise to help them achieve the results they want. Amy is passionate about cosmetic dentistry including composite bonding and smile makeovers, cosmetic braces using Invisalign, facial aesthetic treatments with anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers and medical grade luxury skincare ZO Skin Health. Each patient's needs, wellbeing and safety is at the very centre of everything Amy does and with over 10 years of experience in the profession, she still strives to deliver the most advanced and up-to-date practice.

In her spare time, Amy is kept busy by her twin children and enjoys cooking, baking, music and television.

Jessica Maughan

Dr Jessica Maughan

Dental practitioner
GDC No. 252588

Jessica has been at Brickstables since 2021. Jess qualified from Manchester in 2014 and moved to Colchester in 2015, and has been here ever since. In dentistry, Jessica's passion is in cosmetic dentistry and having a keen interest in composite bonding and veneers. Jessica is originally from Newcastle and is a BIG Newcastle United fan. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys playing netball and walking her Dog with her son Barney and husband Josh. Jessica also offers consultations regarding facial aesthetics.

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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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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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Camilla Roe

Assistant Practice Manager
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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Lesley Hale

Dental Nurse

Lesley qualified as a dental nurse in 1986. She has recently moved back to the area and decided to return to working as a dental nurse after running an indoor play centre.

Lesley enjoys walking her dogs, socialising and gardening

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Sovita Thapa

Dental Nurse
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2019
GDC No. 285300

Sovita joined Brickstables in Aug 22, Sovita qualified as a dental nurse in 2019. Sovita has a passionate interest in Orthodontic therapy and enjoys working alongside Dr Rossouw

In Sovita’s spare time, she loves hiking, swimming and spending time with her family.

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Charlotte Bull

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 306653

Charlotte qualified as a dental nurse in 2022 and has been a member of the practice since July 2023. Charlotte enjoys aesthetic dentistry and is interested in oral hygiene. She is also particularly focused on infection control. In her free time, Charlotte enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.

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Katie Knott

Dental Nurse, Receptionist and Treatment Co-ordinator
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.

Lisa Moss

Lisa Moss

Dental Receptionist

Lisa joined us as a Head Receptionist in November 2022. Lisa is looking forward to getting involved with all aspects of dentistry and always keen to learn new skills. Lisa focus will be on reception and our patients journey with us here at Brickstables. Lisa enjoys spending time with friends, horse riding and kayaking.

Shawna Baker

Shawna Baker

Dental Receptionist

Shawna joined the practice back in February 2020 and is always a friendly face. She is a trained dental nurse and qualified in June 2017.

She has found her passion being on Reception and talking to patients. Shawna came back part time in September 2023 after having her daughter Mabel and continues to support patients through their journey from welcome to departure.

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