Meet the Team Dental professionals in Kent
At Fourways Dental Surgery we offer a complete range of private and NHS dentistry, including preventive, restorative and cosmetic. Our highly-qualified team of trained dental professionals treat every person with kindness, respect and integrity.
Their considerable experience not only means ensuring that you achieve the best possible dental health, but we also aim to build a long-term connection, based on open communication respect and empathy. We will always endeavour to make your visits comfortable and we like to think of our patients as friends, and care for them like family.
Be it a bad experience in the past or special health issues that need to be considered during treatment procedures, rest assured, every team member is here to help and understand your unique needs.
You set the pace and we will only suggest treatments that are warranted. Please tell any member of our team what you need. We promise to do our best to exceed your expectations.
Dr. Aviva Riley
BDS FDSRCS (Edin). GDC 79007
Avi is an approachable, warm and gentle clinician. She has now been practicing dentistry for nearly 20 years.
She has had a varied and rewarding career in dentistry, starting with hospital positions in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in London, Swindon, and Worcester.
This sparked Avi’s interest in oral cancers, as well as cultivating her flair for oral surgery, in particular the surgical removal of teeth. She then went on to obtain her Fellowship of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000.
Avi has worked for several years in General Practice, both in the National Health Service and privately, giving her a wide range of clinical experience and patient understanding. She is an expert at making you feel at ease and comfortable.
Avi has a special interest in treating dental-phobic patients and managing those suffering with jaw-related disorders and teeth grinding problems.
She also treats patients under intravenous sedation, which is very effective for long, complicated treatments for very anxious patients.
She is in the privileged position of sitting on the British Dental Association’s Committee for the Tunbridge Wells group and has held this position for the past four years.
Dr. Etienne Szwiergott
BDS University Lillie-France.
Etienne is a French dentist who qualified in 1986. He joined Fourways 5 years ago and has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years.
He also started working in the periodontology department of the University of Lille and then went on to run his own general practice in Lille.
His career then took him to Madrid where he extended his skills and was responsible for the endodontics (root fillings).
Etienne has a Postgraduate Diploma in Implantology from the University of Paris Medical School. His patients are able to benefit from his extensive experience he has in all fields of dentistry and in particular placing implants.
Etienne is fluent in French, English and Spanish. He is a keen mountain biker, snow boarder and wind surfer.
Dr. Fergus Davnall
BDS King's College London.
Fergus qualified from King's College London in 2015 with a degree in dentistry (BDS) and Imaging Sciences (BSC).
Since then he has gained the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng) in 2016.
Fergus joined us in October 2017. He has a very large following of patients and is known for his gentle and kind nature.
Fergus started providing Invisalgn Pro treatment to patients in 2017, and has achieved some amazing results since then.
He is always continuing his development and has gone onto achieve a masters degree with distinction in Restorative Dentistry (MSC) from the University of Plymouth in 2019.
In his free time, Fergus loves nothing better than travelling, he is also a keen cook.
Dr. Anum Azher Anwer
Associate Dentist & Hygienist
BDS Lahore Medical and Dental College, University of Health Sciences.
Anum qualified as a Dentist in Lahore, Pakistan back in 2012. She then underwent the Statutory Exam at the Royal London College of Surgeons (ORE) in 2015.
Anum joined us in October 2019 and has been an amazing addition to our team, she is excellent with anxious patients with a caring and sympathetic persona. Our patients are very fond of her.
Before joining us at Fourways Anum previously worked in two other practices, one in Brighton and also in Handcross.
She is also hoping to undertake the MJDF (Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties) exam to expand her knowlege further.
In her spare time, Anum enjoys swimming and being a mum to her three year old daughter.
Dr Monika Redman
Monika qualified as a dentist from Poznan in Poland in 2011 and moved to the UK in 2015. Since then she has been practising dentisty in London and the South East and has a special interest in orthodontics and aesthetic dentistry. She holds a PhD in temporomandibular joint disorders. She is currently completing a diploma in clear aligner therapy and an MSc in orthodontics at the City of London Dental School.
University College Hospital, London. GDC 3849
Vicky qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1985 and went on to study Dental Hygiene at University College Hospital dental school in London, gaining her qualification in 1990.
Vicky grew up locally being educated in Ightham, Sevenoaks and studued in the 6th form in Gravesend. She attended Fourways Dental Surgery as a child and returned in 2000 as a member of staff.
She shares her time between two practices, having worked in both for over 20 years.
During her leisure time, she enjoys dog walking, horse riding, gardening, cooking and the theatre.
Samantha joined Fourways dental surgery as our practice manager in 2021.
Samantha started her dental career at the age of 16 and qualified with her
National Certificate in 2005, Keen to progress further she undertook her
Certificate in Dental Radiography and nursed for Dental Implants, Orthodontics
After completing many years in NHS and private practice Samantha came away
from full time nursing in order to focus on management within the dental
sector. She completed her Diploma in Management and leadership and has
been managing for the last 4 years.
Outside of work Samantha enjoys spending time with her family, reading and
Kat is our very friendly aesthetics nurse and also helps out on reception.
She has recently taken an interest in facial aesthetics and assists Sue and Avi in beautifying the beautiful!
Her personal interests are house rennovations and self-builds, which she does alongside her husband Fred.
Sheila is a very well respected dental nurse with a very wide range of skills.
She has been a dental nurse since she left school and especially enjoys helping anxious patients through their journeys at Fourways.
She is Avi's nurse and when they are not working, they enjoy Ceroc and modern jive dancing together.
Helen has been a dental nurse for 30 years this year. She loves her job and career and looking after patients.
She is really enjoying being part of the great professional team at Fourways, offering first class treatment and careworking with both Fergus and Monika.
In her spare time she likes going on long walks with her three little dogs and reading books.
Millie is the youngest member of the Fourways family.
She is our young and enthusiastic apprentice and trainee dental nurse, currently undertaking her course with a Tonbridge based training centre.
She is enjoying being at busy Fourways and is learning lots every single day.
Enza joined our practice in 2021 as our receptionist. She enjoys meeting and supporting all our lovely patients here at Fourways.
With her past customer service experience she prides herself on her rapport with patients as well as valuing the need for excellent customer service.
Outside of work she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family, friends and most importantly…her dogs
Megan Joined Fourways in September 2021 as our Dental Nurse Apprentice. She has already learnt a lot and is excited to embark on a new and exciting career.
Having previously worked in the airline industry as cabin crew Megan prides herself on excellent customer service and building a rapport with patients.
In her spare time Megan is part of a UK salsa dancing team.
"I have been a patient here for around 15 years, and have noticed some really great improvements over the last few years. The surgery seems more professional, and the overall atmosphere is fantastic compared to how it used to be. The staff on the front desk are always so polite and friendly, and always happy to help. The dentists and nurses themselves always make me feel relaxed, which I'm grateful for as I'm someone who always feels nervous going for a check up/hygienist appointment. I'm more than satisfied with the service provided and would 100% recommend them!" - Luke Rose