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Lau Berraondo

BChD Leeds 1995
GDC No. 70823

Lau graduated from The University of Leeds in 1995. He completed his vocational training in a prestigious practice in York before moving to work in a busy NHS practice outside of Leeds, rising to the position of senior associate and running the practice until 2000.

He moved to the Ely area in 2000 to set up his own dental practice. Chequer Hall Dental Practice opened in April 2001 and quickly became the largest dental practice in the region.

Lau was appointed the Dental Advisor for the East Cambridgeshire and Fenland PCT in 2005.

Since his graduation Lau has been particularly interested in cosmetic and full mouth rehabilitative dentistry and it was this passion that led to the concept of a new dental practice. Without the limitations from the NHS, Lau envisaged a practice that would provide the best treatments that modern dentistry had to offer – Enhance was conceived and opened in June 2008.

Lau has completed advanced courses in the use of Botulinum toxin, dermal fillers and skin peels and has been taught by some of the best facial practitioners in the UK. Lau was the first clinician in Cambridgeshire to be included on the Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) Register for Injectable Cosmetic Providers Quality Assurance Mark.

Lau is a member of The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an associate member of the American Academy and regularly attends many post graduate courses. He has attained Level III (known as the Masters Level) in Aesthetic Dentistry, at The Rosenthal Institute of New York University whose faculty includes some of the best dentists in the world. He has completed the one year implant course at Nobel Biocare.

Lau lives outside Ely with his young family.

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Esther Jones

BChD Leeds 1995, MFDS RCS Eng 2000
GDC No. 70711

Esther graduated from The University of Leeds in 1995. She completed her vocational training in a busy mixed NHS and private practice in Yorkshire.

She temporarily left general practice and worked for two years as senior house officer in oral and maxillo-facial surgery in the Royal Preston Hospital and The Lister hospital in Stevenage. She was awarded membership of the faculty of dental surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in 2000.

Esther returned to general dental practice in Cambridge in 1999. At the end of 2001 she joined Chequer Hall Dental Practice and quickly established an enviable reputation for clinical excellence. She left in June 2008 to join Lau Berraondo as senior associate at Enhance.

Her main areas of interest are complex restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Esther is a member of The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an associate member of the American Academy and regularly attends many postgraduate courses. In recent years she has continued her education with year long courses in restorative dentistry at the renowned St Ann's group in Manchester and cosmetic dentistry with the British Society for Cosmetic Dentistry in London.

She has taken her interest in orthodontics to the next level and is a registered Clearstep™ and Six Month Smiles™ practitioner providing brace treatment to adult patients.

Esther prides herself in making her patient feel comfortable under her care. Her considerate nature and gentle touch has helped her establish great relationships with her patients.

Noemi Banhidi

DMD Semmelweis, Budapest 2002
GDC No. 108391

Noemi graduated from Semmelweis University, Budapest in 2002 with summa cum laude. She has worked at the Restorative Department of University Clinic for 2 years before moving to a prestigious private practice.

She relocated to the UK in 2007 and worked in general practices in Cambridge and Ely, during this time she completed 2 years of advanced training and in process of completing her diploma in restorative dentistry, also completed a year long training in endodontics (root canal treatment).

Noemi is committed to continuing her post graduate education and regularly attends conferences and courses internationally.

Her gentle and caring approach helps patients to overcome their anxiety and begin to see that visiting the dentist is a positive experience.

She is a member of British Academy of Restorative dentistry and British Endodontic Society.

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Helge Ehnevid

Phd, Consultant Periodontist
GDC No. 84055

Dr Ehnevid has recently joined the Enhance Periodontal Team as visiting Specialist Consultant Periodontal Surgeon. He lectures internationally and is a Consultant periodontist at the renowned Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He receives referrals from throughout Europe and makes the Enhance periodontal Clinic one of the most recognised periodontal referral centres in East Anglia.

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Megan Fergusson

BDS Otago, NZ 2001, MFDS RCS Eng 2007
GDC No. 100063

Megan graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand with a Merit in 2001 and was in the top 10 graduates. After completing the graduate development program in New Zealand with a year working in the hospital dental service and a year in general practice she relocated to England.

On her arrival in 2004, Megan worked at Peterborough district hospital as a senior house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery during which time she completed the royal college of surgeon exams and was awarded membership of the faculty of dental surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons England in 2007.

She returned to general practice in Cambridge but also worked part time for the community dental service working with children and adults with special needs. She continued her interest in oral surgery and had a surgical list at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

In 2006 Megan joined Lau Berraondo as senior associate at Chequer Hall Dental Practice in Ely where she worked until August 2013 when she was appointed associate at Enhance.

Megan attends postgraduate courses internationally and was awarded a postgraduate certificate in restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

She is a member of the British Dental Association and has been secretary of the Cambridge section since 2011.

Megan lives in Cambridge with her husband and 2 children.

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Patrick Abbott

Associate dentist/Endodontist MSc (Endodontics) 2010, BDS 1998, MFGDP(UK) RCS 2004
GDC No. 74611

Patrick has joined the Enhance team to provide root canal treatment in the Endodontic referral clinic. He graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast in 1998, winning the award for Excellence in Operative Dentistry. He subsequently joined the Royal Air Force as a Dental Officer and completed his foundation training at RAF Cottesmore in Rutland, before managing dental centres at RAF units within Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire for the next nine years. During this time, he also passed the Royal College of Surgeons’ MFGDP (UK) examination.

Patrick was then assigned to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus for three years to head up its dental centre, where he treated MoD personnel and their families. Returning to the UK in late 2009, Patrick was selected for enhanced training at the Eastman Dental Institute - one of Europe’s leading postgraduate hospitals - where he completed a Masters Degree in Endodontics (root canal treatment). Patrick subsequently led the dental centres at RAF Marham and more recently RAF Brize Norton, the UK’s largest RAF dental centre, where, as one of only two endodontists working in the military, he accepted referrals, from dentists, for root canal treatment from across the UK and as far afield as the Falklands.

During his 16-year career in the RAF, Patrick also served in the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Germany and locations in the Middle East; where one of his fond highlights was providing root canal treatment on a police dog! In 2011, Patrick was recognised as a Dentsply endodontic trainer and has gone on to lecture and deliver group and personal training for other dentists. He takes pride in providing compassionate root canal care to a very high standard and also has a keen interest in cosmetic restorative treatments.

Patrick lives locally with his young family and enjoys road cycling.

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Cathy Barber RDH

CEB Diploma Dental Hygiene 1994
GDC No. 4667

Dental Hygienist

Cathy qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 1994 whilst serving in the Armed Forces. She has worked in the UK and abroad within a variety of settings; including Oral Surgery, Orthodontics and General Practice. For the last 14 years Cathy has had a particular interest in Periodontology and the treatment and management of advanced gum disease. She has worked closely with Consultant Periodontologists, Implantologists and Cosmetic Dentists.

Cathy lives in the Ely area with her family.

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Helen Farnsworth

Diploma in Dental therapy London 2001 CEB Diploma in Dental Hygiene 2001

GDC No. 5817

Dental Hygienist

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Cara Mitchell RDH/TH

Qualified National certificate NEBDN 2002, Diploma Dental Hygiene RCS Eng 2009, Diploma Dental Therapist RCS Eng 2009
GDC No. 112556

Dental Therapist

Cara joined the team at Enhance in August 2010. She qualified in 2009 in hygiene and therapy from the Eastman Dental Hospital London.

Cara is trained to carry out hygiene services, treating gum disease and maintaining oral health.

In addition to hygiene, Cara’s therapy training enables her to perform restorative treatments, fillings and preventive treatment on both adults and children. She also has previous experience in working with special care patients.

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Jemma Read RDN

Qualified National Certificate NEBDN 1999
DNTEC Certificate in Dental Implant Nursing 2012
GDC No. 127767

Business Manager

Jemma began her career in dental nursing in 1996 and has been qualified since 1999. She first worked with Lau at Chequer Hall Dental practice where she was senior dental nurse from 2001–2008. Jemma was closely involved in the set-up of Enhance, and managed the clinical environment for 5 years.

Jemma is passionate about her continuing professional development. She attended the Aesthetic Advantage, London in 2008 and gained her Certificate in Dental Implant Nursing at Kings College Hospital London in 2012.

Jemma now ensures the smooth and efficient running of the practice. She is currently studying towards her ILM level 5 diploma in Leadership and Management.

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Felicity Jane Collinson RDN

Verified experience in dental nursing
GDC No. 163141

Clinical Manager

Felicity started working for Lau Berraondo in 2003. She quickly achieved her qualification and became fully registered. She moved to Australia in 2007 and worked for various dental practices before being appointed Head Nurse/Practice Manager in a prestigious cosmetic dental practice in Brisbane.

She returned to the UK in 2009 and became a Practice Manager in South Cambridgeshire. Enhance was fortunate to be able to appoint her as Head Nurse in 2010, she is also treatment co-ordinator for Dr Lau Berraondo.

Felicity works with Lau, manages the clinical staff and is responsible for mentoring the less experienced team members.

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Samantha Bennett RDN

Qualified National Certificate NEBDN 1999
GDC No. 125827

Samantha qualified as a dental nurse in 1999. She joined Chequer Hall Dental Practice in 2006 working as Esther’s nurse. She moved to Enhance in 2008, continuing her role as Esther’s nurse and is also her treatment co-ordinator.

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Amanda Ingram RDN

Qualified National Certificate NEBDN 2010
GDC No. 196349

Amanda joined Enhance in January 2009 as a trainee dental nurse. Amanda qualified in May 2010. Over the past two years Amanda has gained considerable knowledge and experience in surgical dental nursing and now regularly assists Dr Berraondo with dental implants and is treatment co-ordinator and nurse for Dr Helge Ehnevid.

Photograph of Amanda Stimson

Hayley Robinson RDN

Qualified NVQ level 3 in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2008
GDC No. 141754

Hayley has been dental nursing for 10 years and previously worked with Lau and his team at chequer hall. She qualified in 2008. Hayley joined the team at Enhance in July 2013 and is nurse and treatment co-ordinator for Dr Megan Fergusson. Hayley is also helping to mentor and develop our trainee nurse Philippa.

Photograph of Amanda Stimson

Emma Farrell RDN

Qualified National Certificate NEBDN
GDC No. 218763

Emma began dental nursing in 2005 when she started as a trainee with Lau and his team at chequer Hall and gained her qualification in 2011. Emma joined the team at Enhance in September 2013. Emma performs both dental nursing and reception duties, and is gaining valuable experience in surgical and implant dental nursing. She is also helping to mentor and develop our trainee nurse Philippa.

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Rebecca Sharpe

Trainee Dental Nurse

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Joanne Mussell RDN

GDC No. 262404

Dental Nurse

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Sophie Eley RDN

GDC No. 195250

Dental Nurse

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Philippa English

Trainee Dental Nurse

Philippa is our newest team member. She started in July 2014 as a trainee Dental nurse after completing her A-levels. She is currently studying towards the Level 3 Diploma in Dental nursing.

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Sue Dunckley

Head Receptionist

Sue has worked at enhance since it opened in 2008. Her warm and friendly personality allows the reception to be efficient whilst at the same time welcoming.

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Angela Lovat

Dental Receptionist

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Nicola Bowers RDN

GDC No. 195250

Dental Receptionist

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68 St Mary’s Street · Ely
Cambridgeshire · CB7 4HH

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