Meet The Team

We feel very lucky that each of us has found a life career that is very satisfying to us. We are passionate about dentistry and it is very gratifying to us to be able to help people with their dental problems.

We really enjoy the interaction with our patients, the technical aspects, and the challenge of the artistry involved. Because we are dedicated to continuing education, we devote a great deal of our time keeping up with our profession through various congresses, seminars and classes. We encourage our staff to join us in these educational opportunities.

We would like to get to know you and be able to include you in our practice family. A simple phone call is all it takes to set-up an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and seeing how we can bring your smile to life!

Inus Goossens

(B.Ch.D; M.Ch.D) - Prosthodontist

Inus qualified as a dentist from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 1989. After nine years in private general practice, he returned to full time study and was awarded the M.Ch.D. (Prosthodontics) degree with distinction in 2001.

During his studies, Inus was awarded the prestigious Colgate Palmolive prize for excellence in research.

He is registered as a specialist in Prosthodontics with the General Dental Council* (reg no: 68890) and is an active member of the British Dental Association,* the Association of Dental Implantology,* and the International College of Prosthodontists.*

During his four years of post graduate studies, Inus underwent advanced training in endodontics, and although he is not on the specialist register for endodontics, he accepts referrals for root canal treatments from colleagues.

Inus has an interest in dental implants and has lectured and published articles on this topic. He has also published articles on dental problems related to scuba diving, and is a keen underwater photographer.

View Inus' article - Interpretation and management of oral symptoms experienced by scuba divers (Large PDF 2MB),

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Pieter Odendaal

(B.Ch.D.; M.Ch.D.) - Periodontist

Pieter qualified as a dentist from the University of Pretoria in 1991 with First Class Honours and several awards . He then spent four and a half years in general dental practice in the U.K., before returning to South Africa in 1996 to further his education.

After four years of full-time study at the University of Pretoria, he was awarded the M.Ch.D. degree in Periodontics and Oral Medicine (cum laude). During his studies he gained expert knowledge in all aspects of periodontology and dental implantology.

Since 2000 Pieter runs a dedicated referral practice from clinics in Essex and Surrey.

Pieter has an interest, and vast experience, in cosmetic periodontal plastic surgery (gum treatment to improve the appearance of your smile), bone grafting (reconstructing lost jaw bone) and immediate dental implants ("teeth in a day" or "teeth in an hour"). He has treated thousands of patients suffering from gum disease, performed hundreds of gum and bone graft procedures and placed more than two thousand dental implants.

Pieter is registered as a specialist in periodontology with the General Dental Council* (reg no: 66675) and is an active member of the Association of Dental Implantology,* American Academy of Periodontology* and American Academy of Osseointegration.*

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Heinrich Ferreira

(B.Ch.D; M.Orth; MSc) - Orthodontist

Heinrich completed his Dental Degree at the University of Pretoria in 1991. After completing 1 year of military service he was in General Dental Practice in the UK from 1992-1997. In 1998 he accepted a registrar post in Orthodontics at Guys Hospital. He completed his M.Orth and MSc in Orthodontics in 2002.

Heinrich currently practices at and runs the Orthodontic practice here at Share a Smile in Romford, Essex.He held a clinical post between 1998-2008, which had an academic link with the Royal London Hospital.

He is a registered member of the British Orthodontic Society, American Association of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists and the British Dental Association.

Heinrich has a vast experience of orthodontics and has treated over 7000 patients to date. He is committed to using the most contemporary orthodontic techniques, to make patients treatment as short and pleasant as possible.

Heinrich is registered with the General Dental Council* (reg no: 67817).

To find out about the range of braces treatments available at Share a Smile please visit the braces section of this website.

Helpful link - what is an orthodontist?

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Mary Macdonald

Dental Hygienist

Mary obtained the Certificate of Dental Hygiene in 1989, and was honoured with an Academic award by Guy's hospital.

In 1991 she received the practice certification for use of Local Infiltration Anaesthesia, and in 2001 she was awarded a B.Sc (hons) degree in Psychology.

In 2002 Mary received an award from GlaxoSmithKline for research in 'Innovations in Dental Practice'. An M.Sc in Biomedical Immunology followed in 2003, with distinctions in Bioinformatics and Independent studies; while in 2005 she completed an extended duties course involving recementing of crowns, impression taking and Local Anaesthetic administration including Inferior Dental Nerve Block.

Her hobbies include Dance, particularly modern Jive and 'Ceroc', music, singing and guitar, oil painting, drawing and sculpting.

Mary has an interest in treating patients with periodontal disease, helping them to obtain optimum oral health, whilst helping to reduce the dental phobia so prevalent in our society.

She is a member of the British Society of Periodontology, British Dental Hygienists Association, and British Psychological Society, and is registered with the General Dental Council as a Dental Hygienist.

Testimonials

We are extremely pleased with the result, the level of professionalism and care has been amazing from the beginning and all through the treatment. It took a less time than we expected. Thank you and keep doing what you doing, it makes people happy.

- Andrea

My teeth feel so weird, but they are so straight. They look beautiful. Thank you. My parents and I are so happy with the result.

- Billie

Thank you so much for giving me the perfect smile and teeth I have always wanted. I shall recommend your excellent work on to my friends.

- Eileen

Dr Ferreira has done an amazing job, I can’t’ thank you enough. The staff and level of treatment and patient care has been outstanding. I would definitely recommend this practice to other people. Thank again.

- Anita
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