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Dr Nick Maxwell
BDS MSc Restorative & Aesthetic Dentist
GDC: 74877

Principal Dentist

Nick graduated from London’s King’s College in 1998 and quickly worked his way up to the position of lead clinician. After 14 years working in predominantly private practice, he decided to buy his own practice and set up St Mary’s.

Nick oversees a team of general dentists and visiting professionals who offer a range of treatments and specialist services including oral surgery, implants, endodontics, periodontics and orthodontics.

With a special interest in restorative and aesthetic dentistry, Nick recently completed an Msc at Manchester University. He has also completed further professional studies in aesthetics under the mentorship of Paul Tipton, and in placing and restoring implants.

Nick is qualified to use IV and RA sedation, and techniques such as Wand, a pain-free numbing system, to help support nervous patients. Combining his friendly and positive chairside manner, he aims to put patients at ease and work with them to eventually undergoing treatment without sedation.

Outside of the practice he enjoys scuba diving and underwater photography, and has completed a string of personal challenges, including the Thames Path Challenge, diving with sharks and a skydive, to raise money for charity.

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Riz Deen
Practice Manager

Having worked in diverse organisations, mainly customer-focused and management roles, has enabled Riz to gain many valuable skills which allows the practice to run efficiently. His meticulous standards and ability to deal with patients ensure the highest level of care is met. Riz is a big fan of cars and spending time diving in various locations around the world.

Dr Rachel Derby

Dr Rachel Derby
Associate Dentist

Rachel graduated from the University of Manchester where she was awarded Undergraduate Student of the Year. Since graduating she has worked in Oxford, Windsor and Brighton where she has dealt with all aspects of general dentistry. Post graduate education is paramount to Rachel and she has attended courses and conferences in the UK, Europe and America. During this time she has developed a passion for Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry and in particular Endodontics (root canals). Currently Rachel is studying for an MSc in Endodontics at the University of Chester.

As well as general dentistry, Rachel has an interest in Facial Aesthetics and offers her patients anti wrinkle therapy, fillers and lip augmentation. These treatments are aimed to promote natural beauty allowing for a fresher and more energised look. Rachel only works with premium brands and using scientifically proven techniques.

Rachel understands that for many people coming to the dentist is a necessity rather than a joy, due to this Rachel believes in building a rapport with her patients, to help put them at ease. High quality dentistry personalised to your needs is important to Rachel and she endeavours to provide it to all her patients.

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Lucy Bateman
Dental Hygienist

Lucy joined the practice in December 2019. She graduated from Plymouth University with a Degree in Dental Therapy & Dental Hygiene in August 2019. Prior to this, Lucy worked as a dental care professional for 7 years. She enjoys working with patients towards achieving oral health and is most happy when patients have the confidence to smile. She recently completed training in tooth whitening (under prescription from a dentist).

Outside of work Lucy is training towards her black belt in kickboxing and enjoys reading and travelling.

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Gillian Bentley
Lead Nurse

Gillian has been with St Mary's House Dental Care now for 25 years. She is a true asset to the practice whose meticulous standards and attention to detail are exemplary. Her kind and gentle manner is very much appreciated by our patients. GIllian is an avid swimmer and really enjoys socialising.

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Julia Betts
Dental Nurse
GDC No: 273158

Julia is a qualified GDC registered nurse and has been nursing since 1996. Her career has spanned various practices across West Sussex, both in the private and NHS sectors. She has experience working with specialist Periodontists and Endodontists as well as over 9 years’ experience working as a sedation nurse. Julia gained her SAAD qualification in Conscious Sedation in 2014.

With two children, in her spare time Julia enjoys cycling, yoga and socialising with friends and family.

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Sophia Ball
Dental Nurse & Receptionist

Sophia joined us in June 2018 relocating to Shoreham from Emsworth, she came to us with 10 years dental experience she studied for a Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2013, at Portsmouth Highbury College and has both NHS and private practice experience. Sophia enjoys all the variety that dental nursing offers and being part of busy team helping to care for our many patients. She's developed a keen interest in facial aesthetics and the difference they can make to people's lives.

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Keri Clarke
Practice Coordinator

Keri joined the practice in 2020 as Practice Coordinator. She started out as a dental nurse in 1991 and has worked in all areas of dentistry. For the past three years Keri has had roles within Aesthetic & Skin clinics but her main passion is in the dental industry.

In her spare time Keri loves to be with her husband and two children as well as her lovely ‘staffie’ dog, Louis.

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Please contact us through the web form or alternatively by phone. We will get back to you as soon as possible to help you with whatever your query may be.

St Mary's House Dental Care
St Mary's Road
West Sussex,
BN43 5ZA

Tel: 01273 453109

Opening Hours

M: 08.30 - 17.10
T: 08.30 - 17.10
W: 08.30 - 17.10
T: 08.10 - 17.10
F: 08.10 - 15.30


If you are a patient of the practice and have an emergency, we’ll do our best to see you that same day. If the practice is closed, please telephone 01273 453109 and listen to the recorded message for details of our out-of-hours emergency cover. If you are not a patient of the practice and have a dental emergency, please phone 01273 453109 and we will do our best to provide emergency treatment for you. Please note that our out-of-hours service is only available to our registered patients.


If any aspect of our service has not met with the standards we aim for, please ask for a copy of our complaints policy and details of the procedure we will follow

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