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Endodontics / Root Canal Treatment

That's why at Crawley Dental Clinic, we only employ the most highly qualified and professional dental practitioners for the job.

Matt Botha      

BChD (Pret.), Dip (Dent Implantology)

GDC Number: 67863

We want to reassure you that you'll be in the safest of hands.

Petros Besas    

DDS (Thessaloniki)  MClinDent (London)

GDC Number: 105903

Petros graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2005.  In February 2007 he moved to the UK. He completed several courses in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, whilst working in a busy dental practice. In September 2011 he was awarded a Masters' degree in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) in Periodontology from the Royal London Hospital. In 2012 he completed the third year of his training, which

included the Implantology module.


Petros joined Crawley Dental Clinic in 2011. He sees private patients for periodontal (gum) treatment at the practice. He also replaces missing teeth with the provision of dental implants and is experienced in bone and gum regeneration techniques. Additionally, Petros holds an Enhanced Dental Practitioner position within the Surrey and Sussex Area Team, NHS England, accepting referrals

from other dental practices to treat patients needing complex restorative treatment.

Sophie Carter    


GDC Number: 78959

Andrew qualified as a dental technician in 1992. He set up his dental laboratory in 1995, providing expertly implemented dentures, crowns and bridges. He went on to qualify as one of the first Clinical Dental Technicians in the UK to register with the General Dental Council.


Andrew joined the team as a clinician in 2006, and manufactures and fits all dentures within his laboratory- providing you with a made-to-measure, better fitting denture. He

is able to manufacture both NHS and private dentures.

For an appointment please call us on

01293 521 023

To find out more about our team, simply browse the staff profiles included below.

Staff Profiles

Thanasis Besas      

DDS(Thes) MSc Implant Dentistry (Warwick)

GDC Number: 84637

Thanasis qualified as a dental surgeon in 2003 at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

in Greece.  He joined Crawley Dental Clinic in 2005.


He holds a post graduate certificate in Restorative Dentistry from the UCL Eastman

Dental Institute, London.  Furthermore, he is awarded with a Master's Degree (MSc) in Implant Dentistry from the University of Warwick, UK.


He has attended many international practical courses in the field of cosmetic and implant dentistry and he is also a certified provider of the revolutionary Inman Aligner orthodontic system that involves orthodontic movement of anterior teeth, only in a few weeks, without using braces.


Also, he provides complex restorative dentistry service to the Surrey and Sussex Area Team, NHS England, for other dental practices in the area.

George Mavridis    

DDS (Thes.)

GDC Number: 116019

George Mavridis qualified at the University of Thessaloniki in 2006.  The same year he joined the Greek army where he served as a dentist, before he moved to Norfolk.  In Norfolk he worked for four years in a busy dental practice.  During that time he

completed many courses in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and holds a postgraduate certificate in Implantology.  George will see both NHS and private patients. George joined Crawley Dental Clinic in 2011.

Clinical Dental Technician

Andrew McLean    

Dip Clin Dent Tech RCS (Eng)

GDC Number: 78959


Sophie qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 1982 at the Royal Dental Hospital in London.

She has been part of the team at Crawley Dental Clinic since September 2000.


Her particular strength is in making her patients feel at ease during treatment and happy to return on a regular basis.

George Billis    

BDS MSc Endodontics (Lond)

GDC Number: 78959

George qualified from the University of Athens, in 1991. This was followed by a diploma

in Implants-Biomaterials in 1996. Having moved to the UK in 2003, he continued postgraduate studies and gained qualification in mentoring in dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS England), followed by an MSc in Endodontics from the

Queen Mary College, University of London (QMUL).


His work activity is focused on endodontic treatment, based mainly in private practices,

on a part time basis. He has also been working as a Specialty Dentist in Endodontics at the Royal London Dental Teaching Hospital and as a Clinical Lecturer at The Bart’s and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry, QMUL, where he has been involved with the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of endodontics.


George is seeing referred patients on private basis and provides Endodontic service

(root canal treatment) to the Surrey and Sussex Area Team, NHS England, for other practices in the area.

Prinicpal Dentist & Director

Associate Dentists

Practice Manager

Ricky Nel

GDC Number: 141578


Charlotte Hall

GDC Number: 188833


Mariette van den Bergh

GDC Number: 242022


Natalie James

GDC Number: 184339


Tracy Smith

GDC Number:  250091 


Leah Arnott 



Lynsyn Wicker



Angela Crichton

Lizette Nel

Matt qualified in 1991 at the University of Pretoria, in South Africa. After working as an Associate in Danbury, Essex, he took over ownership of Crawley Dental Clinic in 1997.


Matt treats both NHS and private patients.  He provides a Minor Oral Surgery service to the Surrey and Sussex Area Team, NHS England, for other dental practices in the area.  He has a keen interest in dental implants.


He holds a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Surgical and Prosthodontic Implantology from the Bicon Institute for Implantology in Boston, USA and a postgraduate Diploma in Dental Implantology from the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany where he studied under the world renowned lecturer in Implantology, Dr Howard Gluckman.


He is currently a Dental Adviser to the Surrey and Sussex Area Team, NHS England and member of the Local Dental Committee

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Rikul Patel

BDS Cardiff

GDC Number: 271879

Rikul qualified from Cardiff University in 2017. He has since been working in London, completing his foundation year under the North East London Scheme.


He enjoy all aspects of dentistry and love getting know his patients on a personal level, while being determined to provide high quality aesthetic work. Outside the clinic, he enjoys running and keeping fit as well as travelling whenever the opportunity presents itself.