Our Team

Our skilled and caring team of dental professionals is ready to give you the smile you deserve.

Meet Our Experienced, Friendly Team

Christopher J. R. King

BDS, MSc (Implants) Specialist in Periodontics (GDC number 59072)
Chris has been a partner in the practice since 1991, and the principal partner since 2008. He is a general dentist offering both private and NHS treatments. Chris has been on the specialist periodontal list since 1998, and accepts new patients on a private basis. In November 2011, Chris achieved an MSc in Implant Dentistry from Warwick University. He offers this treatment to patients within the practice, and accepts referrals from other practices. Previously, Chris has been a Vocational Trainer, guiding and mentoring newly-qualified dentists through their first year of practice and the Vocational Training Scheme.

Louis Gaigher

BChD (GDC number 69082)
Louis qualified in 1993 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He joined a busy NHS practice in London as an associate, before relocating to Hertford in 1999. He became a partner in the practice in 2000, and offers both private and NHS treatments.

Alison Chastell

BDS (GDC number 85530)
Alison qualified from the School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham in 2005. She has worked at the practice since qualifying, and completed her Vocational Training within the practice. She became a partner in 2008, and offers both private and NHS treatments. Alison has recently completed an MSc with distinction, in Advanced General Dental Practice (AGDP) from the University of Birmingham, which has helped develop and update her skills in all areas of general dental practice. She is currently the Chair of the Hertfordshire Local Dental Committee, representing her general dental practice colleagues in Herts, and has recently been elected onto the GDPC to help represent dentists nationally.

Chrystall-Lena Lazaridou

BDS (GDC number 154709)
Chrystall-Lena qualified from King's College Dental Institute, London in 2008. She completed her Vocational Training at a practice in Hoddesdon and continued working there for two years. She then joined our practice, and offers both NHS and private treatments.

Savan Shah

BDS (Hons) (GDC number 210732)
Savan carried out his undergraduate training at Cardiff University and completed his Vocational Training within the practice. In 2012 to 2013, he completed a hospital DF2 post in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the QEII and Lister Hospitals.

Fabrizio Cipolla

Dip Dent Messina (GDC number 80293)
Fabrizio is a General Dental Practitioner with a special interest and further training in endodontics (root canal treatment). Fabrizio qualified from the University of Messina, Italy in 1996, and completed an MSc in Clinical Endodontics at the University of Bologna, Italy in 2011. Fabrizio works with us on Wednesdays, and treats patients on a private basis. He accepts referrals for endodontic treatments and offers invisible braces (Invisilign).

Hiral Doshi

BDS (GDC number 82856)
Hiral qualified from Bristol University in 2003. He has since worked in general practice, offering both NHS and private treatments. In 2014, he completed a course in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry. He joined the practice in August 2016.

Maya Mallar (Komath)

BDS MDS MFDS RCS (Eng) (GDC – 83974)
Maya qualified with honours in 1998 from Mangalore University, India and completed a postgraduate qualification in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics in 2000. She was awarded Membership of the Faculty of Dentists of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2004. Maya has worked in hospital and community settings. She was a senior house officer in Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry at the Liverpool Dental Hospital from 2002 to 2003. She then worked for a community dental service in the New Forest, treating people of all ages, including those with special medical needs. In 2006, Maya came into general practice, working in both NHS and private practices in Hampshire. She joined our practice in September 2019.

Sarah Stuart

CEB Certificate in Dental Hygiene (GDC number 2729)
Sarah joined the practice in 1984 shortly after qualifying at University College Dental Hospital, where she also worked as a tutor hygienist (FAETC). She works at the practice three days a week.

Shelley Cain

Diploma in Dental Hygiene (GDC number 5656)
Shelley qualified from the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2000. She joined our practice in 2018 and works with us on Wednesdays.

Fiona Bryan

Practice Manager
Fiona has worked at the practice for over 40 years, initially as a dental nurse and receptionist, and for the last 35 years as our practice manager.

Bianca

Lead Receptionist
Bianca studied fashion design and performing arts at university before embarking on a career in customer service. Since joining the team in 2021, Bianca has been at the forefront of patient care at St Andrew Street, ensuring everyone receives a first class service from the moment they step into our practice.

Eleanor Cox

Dental Nurse
Eleanor starting working at St. Andrew Street as a Dental Nurse in 2019, specialising in root canal treatment. She enjoys assisting our dentists with special interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) as well as supporting our wider team of dentists.

Charlotte Barry

Sterilising Nurse
Charlotte joined our team six years ago and manages our decontamination suite. She is responsible for decontamination, sterilisation and organisation of our instruments and equipment. She enjoys supporting our team.

Sally

Dental Nurse
Sally’s Dental Nursing career spans across five years, and she recently joined our team after relocating from Yorkshire. Upon visiting the practice for the first time, Sally was impressed with our friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and has been a essential part of our team ever since.

Tegan

Trainee Dental Nurse
Tegan recently joined as a Trainee Dental Nurse and she is currently working towards her Dental Nurse qualification.

Rebecca

Trainee Dental Nurse
Rebecca joined the St. Andrew Street team as a Trainee Dental Nurse and is currently studying for her diploma to become a fully qualified Dental Nurse. She enjoys the hands-on experience and learning with the support of our experienced team, as well as building relations with new patients.

Meet Our Experienced, Friendly Team

Christopher J. R. King

BDS, MSc (Implants) Specialist in Periodontics (GDC number 59072)
Chris has been a partner in the practice since 1991, and the principal partner since 2008. He is a general dentist offering both private and NHS treatments. Chris has been on the specialist periodontal list since 1998, and accepts new patients on a private basis. In November 2011, Chris achieved an MSc in Implant Dentistry from Warwick University. He offers this treatment to patients within the practice, and accepts referrals from other practices. Previously, Chris has been a Vocational Trainer, guiding and mentoring newly-qualified dentists through their first year of practice and the Vocational Training Scheme.

Louis Gaigher

BChD (GDC number 69082)
Louis qualified in 1993 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He joined a busy NHS practice in London as an associate, before relocating to Hertford in 1999. He became a partner in the practice in 2000, and offers both private and NHS treatments.

Alison Chastell

BDS (GDC number 85530)
Alison qualified from the School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham in 2005. She has worked at the practice since qualifying, and completed her Vocational Training within the practice. She became a partner in 2008, and offers both private and NHS treatments. Alison has recently completed an MSc with distinction, in Advanced General Dental Practice (AGDP) from the University of Birmingham, which has helped develop and update her skills in all areas of general dental practice. She is currently the Chair of the Hertfordshire Local Dental Committee, representing her general dental practice colleagues in Herts, and has recently been elected onto the GDPC to help represent dentists nationally.

Chrystall-Lena Lazaridou

BDS (GDC number 154709)
Chrystall-Lena qualified from King's College Dental Institute, London in 2008. She completed her Vocational Training at a practice in Hoddesdon and continued working there for two years. She then joined our practice, and offers both NHS and private treatments.

Savan Shah

BDS (Hons) (GDC number 210732)
Savan carried out his undergraduate training at Cardiff University and completed his Vocational Training within the practice. In 2012 to 2013, he completed a hospital DF2 post in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the QEII and Lister Hospitals.

Fabrizio Cipolla

Dip Dent Messina (GDC number 80293)
Fabrizio is a General Dental Practitioner with a special interest and further training in endodontics (root canal treatment). Fabrizio qualified from the University of Messina, Italy in 1996, and completed an MSc in Clinical Endodontics at the University of Bologna, Italy in 2011. Fabrizio works with us on Wednesdays, and treats patients on a private basis. He accepts referrals for endodontic treatments and offers invisible braces (Invisilign).

Hiral Doshi

BDS (GDC number 82856)
Hiral qualified from Bristol University in 2003. He has since worked in general practice, offering both NHS and private treatments. In 2014, he completed a course in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry. He joined the practice in August 2016.

Maya Mallar (Komath)

BDS MDS MFDS RCS (Eng) (GDC – 83974)
Maya qualified with honours in 1998 from Mangalore University, India and completed a postgraduate qualification in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics in 2000. She was awarded Membership of the Faculty of Dentists of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2004. Maya has worked in hospital and community settings. She was a senior house officer in Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry at the Liverpool Dental Hospital from 2002 to 2003. She then worked for a community dental service in the New Forest, treating people of all ages, including those with special medical needs. In 2006, Maya came into general practice, working in both NHS and private practices in Hampshire. She joined our practice in September 2019.

Sarah Stuart

CEB Certificate in Dental Hygiene (GDC number 2729)
Sarah joined the practice in 1984 shortly after qualifying at University College Dental Hospital, where she also worked as a tutor hygienist (FAETC). She works at the practice three days a week.

Shelley Cain

Diploma in Dental Hygiene (GDC number 5656)
Shelley qualified from the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2000. She joined our practice in 2018 and works with us on Wednesdays.

Fiona Bryan

Practice Manager
Fiona has worked at the practice for over 40 years, initially as a dental nurse and receptionist, and for the last 35 years as our practice manager.

Bianca

Lead Receptionist
Bianca studied fashion design and performing arts at university before embarking on a career in customer service. Since joining the team in 2021, Bianca has been at the forefront of patient care at St Andrew Street, ensuring everyone receives a first class service from the moment they step into our practice.

Eleanor Cox

Dental Nurse
Eleanor starting working at St. Andrew Street as a Dental Nurse in 2019, specialising in root canal treatment. She enjoys assisting our dentists with special interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) as well as supporting our wider team of dentists.

Charlotte Barry

Sterilising Nurse
Charlotte joined our team six years ago and manages our decontamination suite. She is responsible for decontamination, sterilisation and organisation of our instruments and equipment. She enjoys supporting our team.

Sally

Dental Nurse
Sally’s Dental Nursing career spans across five years, and she recently joined our team after relocating from Yorkshire. Upon visiting the practice for the first time, Sally was impressed with our friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and has been a essential part of our team ever since.

Tegan

Trainee Dental Nurse
Tegan recently joined as a Trainee Dental Nurse and she is currently working towards her Dental Nurse qualification.

Rebecca

Trainee Dental Nurse
Rebecca joined the St. Andrew Street team as a Trainee Dental Nurse and is currently studying for her diploma to become a fully qualified Dental Nurse. She enjoys the hands-on experience and learning with the support of our experienced team, as well as building relations with new patients.

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