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

B.D.S. (sheffield), L.D.S. R.C.S – G.D.C.
Reg. No. 64707

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)


B.D.S – G.D.C. Reg. 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

B.D.S. N.U.I – G.D.C. Reg. 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

Meet Dr William Anderson
B.Dent.Sc – G.D.C. Reg. 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


B.D.S, M.J.D.F – G.D.C. Reg. No. 114384

Jessica is currently on maternity leave until January 2018.

Jessica 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

BDS (Hons) BSc Psychology (Hons) – G.D.C. Reg. No. 245159

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 Dr Teki Sowdani

Meet Dr Nicola Ferris
BDS (Shef) MJDF RCS Eng – GDC No. 177819

Teki qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2009 and has been working in Essex since. He has a constant dedication to post-graduate education and has recently completed the MJDF diploma at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He has a passion for improving smiles without compromising the health of teeth using the latest minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry techniques. He is a certified provider in the Invisalign, Six Month Smiles and Inman Aligner cosmetic brace systems and a member of the European Society of Aesthetic Orthodontics.

His caring nature helps him to provide the most comfortable treatment for nervous patients. He is a registered Dental Phobia dentist and helps many patients overcome their fear of the dentist.

Meet Deepam Patel

BDS(Lond), MFGDP(UK), DipImpDent RCSEd, MSc (Implant Dentistry) GDC – 80990

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.

To arrange an appointment with one of our highly experienced dentists based in Rayleigh, Essex, please contact us.