Our Dentists are kind, gentle and dedicated to creating beautiful, healthy smiles for life!
Our Principal Dentists, Dr. Declan Keane and Dr. Stephen Keane, purchased the practice from their Father, Dr. Denis Keane in 2003.Two of our Associate Dentists, Dr. Bill Anderson and Dr. Tommy Parker, joined our team in 1981 and have now looked after many of the local population for nearly thirty years.
Meet Dr Declan Keane
GDC No – 64707
B.D.S. (sheffield), L.D.S. R.C.S
Declan is the elder of the two brothers. He has been working in Rayleigh since 1997 building up an excellent reputation in the area.He invests heavily in his education and travels the UK and Europe to listen to famous dental experts lecturing about advanced aesthetic and general dentistry. Because of these investments he keeps his knowledge current to the benefit of his patients. Declan is well known for his gentle pain free dentistry, his patients comment on how well they are looked after.His main expertise is in the field of Aesthetic Veneers (The Smile Makeover) and Cosmetic Tooth Straightening (Orthodontics), such as Invisalign, 6 Month Smiles and Inman Aligners as well as all aspects of family dentistry.Declan is now a full member of the BACD (British Academy of Cosmetic dentistry)
MEET DR STEPHEN KEANE
GDC No – 74312
Stephen has been at The Smile Centre since 2003, and is the senior partner with his brother Declan. He qualified from Bristol University in 1998.He has completed many prestigious dental courses that enables Stephen to provide complex dentistry to the highest standards with a calm and professional manner.He continues to attend all the leading postgraduate education programmes. Stephen’s special interests are Cosmetic Tooth Straightening, Occlusion and Aesthetic Dentistry.Stephen has been a full member of the BACD (British Academy of Cosmetic dentistry) since 2008 and is now a Platinum Elite Provider of Invisalign._
Meet Dr Thomas Parker
GDC No – 59225
Tommy has been an associate for nearly 23 years and qualified in Southern Ireland. An excellent dentist whose chair side manner is second to none._
Meet Dr William Anderson
GDC No – 55049
Bill has been the longest standing associate in history 25 years+ and qualified in Southern Ireland. Meticulous in detail and reliable, his patients come from far and wide due to his popularity.
Meet Dr Jessica Lucey
GDC No – 114384
B.D.S, M.J.D.FJessica gained her BDS degree at Sheffield University in 2007 and was subsequently awarded ‘General Dental Practitioner of the year’ by Sheffield Dental school . She has a strong commitment to continued professional development attending frequent courses and study days. She became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and successfully completed her MJDF qualification in 2009.Her kind, genuine and approachable nature is strongly reflected in the way she treats all her patients with care, gentleness and empathy ensuring she delivers the highest quality of care. Though she enjoys a variety of different aspects of dentistry she has a keen interest in advance restorative dental treatment.
Meet Dr Laura May
GDC No – 245159
BDS (Hons) BSc Psychology (Hons)
Laura is currently on maternity leave until August 2018.
Laura qualified with Honours at the Royal London Dental School after studying Psychology at the University of Reading and spending several years working in the Pharmaceutical Industry. She actively encourages her patients to maintain good oral hygiene and provides quality restorative care where needed.Laura takes the time to explain all treatment options to her patients in an understandable manner and treats all her patients with kindness and compassion. Laura is particularly good with nervous patients, putting them at ease and making the dentist visit a less daunting experience.
Meet Deepam Patel
GDC No – 80990
BDS(Lond), MFGDP(UK), DipImpDent RCSEd, MSc (Implant Dentistry)
Deepam qualified as a dentist, with distinction, from Bart’s & The London Medical & Dental School (QMUL) in 2002, subsequently completing his exams to gain Membership in the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (Royal College of Surgeons England).He has gained extensive experience in all aspects of dentistry in Dentistry. Deepam’s Special interest is in Implant Dentistry. During this time he has shown a dedication to patient care and continuing education and had embarked on gaining academic qualifications to back up his special interest in Implant Dentistry. Deepam has attained the highly regarded Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, where he is a member of the Implant Dentistry Advisory Board.In addition he has attained a Masters Degree, with Distinction, in Implant Dentistry from the University of Warwick, where he holds an Honorary Teaching position on the Masters Degree program. He is an active member of a global academic organisation the International Team for Implantology (ITI).Deepam has been placing and restoring Dental Implants for over 10 years and has built an extensive reputation in Essex for excellent communication, treatment planning, along with caring and painless treatment.
Meet Dr Charlotte Andrews
GDC No – 244669
Originally from Leigh on sea Essex, Charlotte studied at the University of Leeds and attained her BchD certificate with Merit in Dental Surgery. Since graduating, she has had the pleasure of living and working in many varied areas of Yorkshire including Halifax, Huddersfield and Bramley working as a general dental practitioner and in emergency dental services. Although for 10 years she thoroughly enjoyed her time up north she has recently moved back to Essex and is excited to share her passion and enthusiasm for dentistry back on home turf in Essex.Charlotte is proud to have achieved awards in Paediatric ( children’s) dentistry and comprehensive treatment planning , and finds ease in treating nervous and phobic patients which she thoroughly enjoys and finds especially rewarding. She had the amazing experience of working in Vietnam for 6 weeks which allowed her to develop confident skills in minor oral surgery, another area of dentistry which she thoroughly enjoys. Charlotte is always striving to further her professional development and enjoys regularly attending courses especially in the field of cosmetic dentistry in which she has qualifications for in wrinkle softening injections and fillers which is a treatment she especially enjoys providing.
Meet Dr Jayesh Pala
GDC No – 264142
BDS. MPharm. MFDS. RCSEd
Dr Jayesh Pala graduated as a Dentist from The University of Central Lancashire in Preston, having previously worked as a qualified Pharmacist for 2 years.
Jayesh has a strong interest in Aesthetic and Cosmetic dentistry, and is experienced in Short-Term Orthodontics. He has a strong passion for all aspects of dentistry and always looks to develop his skills in order to stay on top of new and evolving treatments.
Jayesh has recently qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (MFDS) and has recently expanded his remit to include Facial Aesthetics (Anti-wrinkle treatments).
He provides an excellence customer service in a friendly, approachable and holistic manner, as well as being a first class communicator, who relishes new situations and fresh opportunities.
Meet Dr Pierluca Campana
GDC No – 74002
DipDent Rome 96 MFDS RCSEng MClinDent Endo MEndo RCSEd
Specialist in Endodontics
Dr Campana gained his Bachelor Degree with honours from Rome in 1996 where he worked before moving to the UK in 1998. Having worked in general dental practices in London for many years he decided to specialise in Endodontics. He began his postgraduate training in Endodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute in 2010 and achieved a Diploma in Endodontics. He then went onto specialise further and gained his Masters (MClin Dent) in Endodontics at University College London in 2013. He is a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS RCS London) and is on the specialist Register for Endodontics having successfully passed the Membership Examination in Endodontics (MEndo RCS Edinburg).
Pierluca currently divides his time between Oxford and London. He is committed to providing excellent service to patients requiring endodontic treatment making sure that all the clinical options are explored and explained in order to achieve clinical excellence.