Meet Our Team
Dr Cliff Wetton
Dr Cliff WettonBDS Qualified 1982 Royal Dental Hospital London GDC No. 57426
Retired 2020About Cliff: Cliff graduated from the Royal Dental Hospital in 1982. He then began his career in dentistry, providing NHS and private dentistry in a variety of settings before becoming a part owner of Sidcup Dental Surgery in 1992. In 2012 his partner retired, and he is now the sole owner. Cliff later retired from dentistry in 2020 and now runs the business with his wife and practice manager Alison.
Cliff is proud of his team here at the practice, as he knows his patients always receive the best level of care when they attend.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, going out for something tasty to eat and walking the dog.
Dr Nunya Agbenyegah
Dr Michael Murugiah
Dr Ashee Rajibali
Dr Tapan Naik
Dr Nunya AgbenyegahBDS Qualified 2006 Univeristy of Manchester
Harley Street trained in The Principles and Practice of Clinical Injectable Therapies (Botulinum Toxins & Dermal Fillers) GDC No. 103154
Having graduated from The University of Manchester in 2006, Nunya has consistently & effectively kept her passion & drive to deliver the best dental care possible. She has done this through a number of courses, including some that help to alleviate the anxiety that can often come with dentistry.
‘Over the years I have come across many types of patients, especially those that are nervous. It is always my aim to ease their worries & to deliver their required treatment in a calm & relaxed atmosphere, but what I also love is being able to see their transformation as they grow more confident & relaxed in the dental environment!’
Although a general dentist with ample years of experience, Nunya particularly enjoys providing cosmetic treatment including the provision of tooth whitening, crowns, veneers & bridgework. She has developed her niche in cosmetic treatment & has recently branched out into the world of facial aesthetic.
‘As we grow older, our skin & our faces can often reflect this. I believe that the provision of anti-ageing treatments, in the form of botulinum toxin & dermal fillers, is the perfect adjunct to dental treatment where we aim to look the best we can possibly be!’
Outside of dentistry & facial aesthetics, Nunya loves spending time reading, cooking and exercising.
Dr Michael MurugiahMBBS BSc BDS (Hons) MFDS RCSEdPGcert (Dent Imp) Qualified 2012 King’s College London GDC No. 228263
Michael has been working as a dentist in greater London since qualifying from King’s College London in 2012, where he was nominated for the prestigious University of London gold medal award. In 2014, he completed MFDS examinations at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
Since then, Michael has undertaken further postgraduate training in implant dentistry and has expanded his practice to place and restore dental implants.
Prior to pursuing a career in dentistry, he gained his medical degree, graduating as a doctor and working in various London hospitals for 6 years.
Michael aims to provide a calm and gentle dental experience, and ensures he takes the time to explain all treatment options to his patients in a friendly and relaxed environment.
Outside of dentistry, he enjoys sports and exercise, in particular martial arts. His interests in this area led him to complete an additional degree in sports and exercise medicine.
You can book online with Michael for private appointments and Implant restoration
Dr Ashee RajibaliBDS Bristol 1993 DPDS Bristol 2002
Registered Association of Dental Imlantologists, UK GDC No. 69278
Ashee is a Specialist in Implant Dentistry and General Dentist for Adults and Children with a passion and flare for working with children and for putting nervous patients at ease.
Having qualified and practiced dentistry in UK for 13 years, Ashee moved to Dubai 10 years ago bringing with her the experience of working in Private Clinics, Specialist Orthodontic Clinics and also within the Hospital Environment. She quickly settled into Dubai and became an established Dentist in Dubai Healthcare City and Dubai. Now back in the UK, she has over 23 years of dental experience behind her.
Ashee is a firm believer in life long learning. She is skilled in all dental disciplines and following on from graduating as a dentist from Bristol University, UK she went on to gain her Diploma in Postgraduate Dental studies in Orthodontics, Tooth Wear and Tear and Periodontology, also from Bristol University, UK.
In 2010 she was awarded her Masters’ Degree in Dental Implants from The University of Warwick, UK.
As well as focusing on preventative care, Ashee enjoys enhancing people’s smiles be it with teeth whitening, white fillings or veneers or simply some tooth jewelry.
Ashee believes in making ‘coming to the dentist’ a fun experience for children and encouraging parents to bring their children to the dentist from an early age as a family so that they feel comfortable and happy.
You can book online with Ashee for private Saturday appointments, private children’s appointments, Implant Restorations.
Dr Tapan NaikBDS HONS (KCL), BSc HONS (KCL), MFDS RCS (Ed) GDC No. 271845
Tapan qualified from King’s College London in 2017. During university, Tapan won numerous prizes for academic excellence, in addition to being runner up in the University of London Gold Medal. He then went on to complete his dental foundation training year in North West London, as well as completing his membership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Tapan has spent the last few years working in a NHS/Private practice within London.
Tapan is keen on all areas of general dentistry, and in particular takes care in comforting patients and making them feel at ease. Being empathetic and compassionate is of paramount importance to Tapan – always taking the time to fully explain treatment options, and help patients understand how to prevent and manage dental disease.
Outside of work Tapan enjoys playing football, playing for a local team, and in his spare time likes to relax with his wife watching movies and travelling.
Terrie SeppingsRDH Qualified 1991 Guys Hospital London GDC No. 4122
Terri qualified as a Dental Hygienist at Guys Hospital School of Dental Hygiene in 1991. On qualification she worked as a Staff Hygienist in Guys Periodontal Department and also in general dental practice before joining Sidcup Dental Surgery in 1997.
Terri enjoys working as part of the Dental team promoting dental health and the prevention of dental disease to all patients. Her aim in surgery is to provide treatment in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and to give advice and support enabling patients to continue their dental care at home.
When not at work she enjoys spending time with family, friends and one very excitable old English sheepdog called Digby!
Karen WallderRDH Qualified 1991 Guys Hospital London GDC No. 4141
Having decided on a career in dentistry I first trained as a Dental Nurse at Highbury College in Hampshire, qualifying in 1987. I was accepted into Guys Hospital Dental School in 1990 and qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 1991, gaining a Certificate in Dental Hygiene. This was changed to a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 1995.
I have worked in general practice since qualification and have been at Sidcup Dental Surgery since 1997. I hope to make a visit to the hygienist a pleasant and rewarding experience. Endeavouring to improve patients smiles as well as their dental health.
Outside dentistry I love watching films, spending time with my friends and family but mostly pottering around in my garden
Alison WettonBSc, City & Guilds Qualified dental nurse 2016 GDC No. 266993
Alison graduated from the University of Greenwich in 1996 in Environmental Sciences. Her career later took a sideways step in 2000 when she started working as a website designer. In 2009 she began running her own company in website design. When her husband’s (the principal ) business partner retired in 2012, she closed her company and started working for Cliff as his practice manager. She later qualified as a dental nurse in 2016.
Alison enjoys being part of the dental team, helping to maintain the smooth running of the practice. She enjoys the role of practice manager because no two days are the same.
She is responsible for many areas of the business and enjoys the challenge that it brings. She is passionate about ensuring the staff enjoy their work and being members of a happy and cohesive team.
In her spare time she enjoys spending her time with her family and friends and can also enjoy the odd shopping trip!
Claire ConnollyNEBDN Qualified dental nurse 2008, FIRST AIDER GDC No. 167858
It was back in 1995, just when Claire left school, unsure of what she wanted to do as an occupation, that she saw an advert for a position as a dental nurse. She applied and 25 years later here she still is! Claire moved between a few practices and settled in Sidcup Dental Surgery in 2009. Back in the beginning she learnt the job chair side but in 2008 she went to college and earned her dental nursing qualification. She thoroughly enjoyed being at college and wished she has put in as much effort when she was at school.
Claire qualified as the practice first aider in 2015. In 2020 she was promoted to the role of head dental nurse. In this role she manages the team of nurses here at Sidcup Dental Surgery, assisting them with any problems they may encounter and generally supporting them in their roles. She also works alongside the practice manager and is involved in some of the decision making.
She enjoys her job. She enjoys being part of the process in helping patients, be it getting a patient out of pain or improving how they feel about their smile. Claire finds it rewarding to be able to comfort a nervous patient or just spend a few minutes having a chat with a patient. Claire prides herself in remembering things about patients and being able to follow up previous conversations with them.
In her own time, she likes to spend time with her partner, daughter and their Shih tzu/Maltese puppy.
Amy MarchantCity & Guilds Qualified 2018 GDC No. To Follow
Amy joined the practice in 2016 as a trainee dental nurse and qualified in 2018. She enjoys all aspects of nursing but particularly enjoys nursing during cosmetic procedures, enjoying the before and after with the patient.
Amy has a keen interest in photography having completed a level 3 BTEC in the subject and enjoys pursuing this as a hobby, particularly photographing beautiful landscapes. She also enjoys taking before and after photos for the patients!
Grace Gartshore-NobleNEBDN Qualified dental nurse 2017 GDC No. 269314
Grace has been a qualified dental nurse since 2017 and joined us in the same year. She enjoys the interaction with patients, helping to put them at ease and having a light hearted laugh and joke with them.
Outside of work, Grace also has a keen interest in make-up artistry and has been a qualified make-up artist since 2009.
Myriam Burrun-DhunooNEBDN Qualified dental nurse 2012 GDC No. 233655
In 2008, Myriam started exercising as a Dental Nurse within mixed dental practices. Following studies in dental nursing at Croydon University Hospital, she registered as a qualified dental professional in 2012. In view of widening her skills, she also decided to pursue further courses and thus, holds a Certificate in Impression Taking.
Myriam actually has a Teaching background and is a Psychology graduate (2013) from Glyndwr University, Wales. However, she still favours a career in the dental sector. In April 2018, she finally joined Sidcup Dental Surgery and is now a vital member of our dedicated team. She enjoys working together with the dentist; assisting patients in need gaining back their smile. It’s the most rewarding feeling!
Far from dentistry, Myriam is fond of painting portraits and decorating; from cakes to homes. She also enjoys spending time with her husband as well as their young daughter, travelling the world and discovering new places.
Sonia RotariuAdvanced Diploma in Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2016 GDC No. 268477
Sonia has been a qualified dental nurse since 2017. She really enjoys nursing and finds it very rewarding. She especially enjoys working with people and to see their smile at the end of the treatment. She enjoys most the ability to learn new things and improve her skills every day as a dental nurse.
In her spare time Sonia enjoys shopping, reading a good book or going to a Zumba class.
Paige joined the practice in August 2021 as an apprentice dental nurse. She has a background in beauty and has qualifications in Health & Social Care. She has since felt the desire to start an apprenticeship to become a qualified dental nurse. Paige enjoys the social aspect of dental nursing, meeting new patients, helping them to feel welcomed and comfortable and engaging in conversation.
In her spare time Paige likes to drive her new car now she has passed her test! She also enjoys spending time with friends and if they are lucky she will sometimes give them some beauty treatments. She also loves her dogs and enjoys walking them in the countryside.