Meet The Team
Start Smiling Dental Practice, award-winning dentistry on your doorstep. Offering you a choice of advanced treatments by familiar faces, along with general dental treatments for you and your family. Always wanted that perfect smile? Why not take that first step today?
Introducing your *Pain Free Dental team at Start Smiling Dental Practice in Essex.
*Pain Free Dentist - Tony Aneiros
Gold Medal award nominated
Tony is married to Nicole and they have two children Noemi and Lucia. Although born in Hertfordshire his parents are from Galicia in the rugged North west Coast of Spain. Many visits here as a child have developed his love for travel, the outdoors, good food and spending time with family and friends. Aside from dentistry Tony is a passionate golfer and enjoys running and hiking. One of his favourite trips was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro which he did with his wife, helping to raise money for local communities in Tanzania.
Dr. Tony Aneiros qualified with honours from The Royal London Dental School in 2004. Having achieved distinctions in all 5 years of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery he was nominated for the Gold Medal award of the University of London. Since qualifying he has lived and worked in Essex and has gained experience in all fields of general dental care with a special interest in aesthetic and implant dentistry. He has achieved the Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Education at Bedfordshire University and was awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Tony is a mentor to other dentists and has been a Foundation Dentist trainer with the South East of England Health Authority, a position which demands demonstration of advanced experience in modern dentistry and an ability to teach newly qualified dentists safe, predictable and professional care to the highest standard. He has an established reputation for his caring nature and ability to treat nervous patients with an informative, tailored and gentle approach that prioritizes patient needs.
He has a thorough understanding in Dental Implant Treatment having completed a Masters Degree in Implant dentistry at the University of Bristol, travelled internationally to develop his skills and has been helping patients to smile more confidently and eat comfortably with dental implants for over 10 years.
Tony loves to help patients through their journey to a healthy happy smile with the use of photography and study models so that patients can visualise and be a part of the planning experience for treatments ranging from a single tooth to a bespoke new smile. Since 2007 Tony has been providing cosmetic teeth straightening using clear, fixed and hidden orthodontic systems to help patients say farewell to twisted teeth. With advanced training in cosmetic bonding, whitening, veneers, crowns and bridges you can expect a comprehensive whole mouth health approach as well as a beautiful long lasting result.
Dr Tony believes that his patients should have the best that modern dentistry has to offer and has invested in his training and cutting edge dental technology and materials at Start Smiling. Today patients can get more out of dentistry and have their smiles transformed in a gentle comfortable manner often with no drilling or injections and fewer appointments. We can make a visit to the dentist a positive, pain free experience and transform how you feel about your teeth. We will listen to you without judging and help develop a long trusting relationship. It’s amazing how a confident smile can change a patient’s life and we see it every week.
Dr Tony Aneiros BDS (Hons), MJDF RCS (Eng), MSc Implant Dent, PG Cert Dent Ed. (GDC: 83807)
*Pain Free Dentist - Tom Sealey
When He’s Not Being A Denitst
Tom is a keen motorcyclist; in-fact, he doesn’t even own a car. You’ll often see him riding in to work soaking-wet and in all weathers. His favourite trip was when he and his dad saved up for three years to go to America and ride Harley Davidsons along Route 66. He loved it so much that his dental treatment Suite at Start-Smiling even has a huge wall mural of the Grand Canyon to remind him about those great times.
Tom is married and has just had a new baby son called Jaxson. He is a little monkey and we all wonder if he’ll end up being a dentist like his dad?
Tom loves skiing and is heading off to Morzine ski resort in France this January to teach a group of dentists about smile makeovers, hopefully he’ll get some good skiing in too. He doesn’t get a lot of spare time but is trying desperately to get into Golf, so far very unsuccessfully though. Maybe 2018 will be the year for his golfing to get better???… probably not!
Dentistry Award Winning Dentist
Dr Tom has won the award of ‘Best Young Dentist’ at the prestigious Dentistry Awards on more than one occasion (2015 & 2016) and was shortlisted as a finalist in the 2017 Dentistry Awards. He has been shortlisted for 10 categories in the upcoming Aesthetic Dentistry Awards which celebrates the most beautiful cosmetic dentistry from around the UK. Wish him luck for the upcoming award ceremony in March.
Dr Tom qualified from Leeds University in 2006 with Bachelors in Dental Surgery. He moved to Essex where he worked in a very large NHS Dental Practice for 8 years before becoming the Practice Principal at Start-Smiling. During this time he completed a Master degree in Medical Education and became an Equivalency Trainer and a Foundation Dental Trainer which means he trained newly-qualified dentists.
Dr Tom’s passion for learning continued as he went on to complete his second Master degree, Endodontic Practice at Queen Mary University of London. This training provides Dr Tom with more advanced skills and knowledge and enables him to complete root canal treatments to a much higher standard using a sophisticated dental microscope and therefore improves successful outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Dr Tom’s vast experience with many different types of cosmetic orthodontic appliances and his passion for pain-free and injection-free cosmetic smile makeovers has led him towards being an international lecturer. He lectures around the world and teaches other dentists about advanced cosmetic dental techniques. He writes for many Dental Publications and examples of his clinical work have reached international recognition, being published in Cosmetic dentistry Journals to demonstrate to other dentists what amazing smile transformations can be achieved with minimally invasive and pain-free dental techniques.
His focus is on achieving the perfect smile for every patient but without having to drill the natural teeth and without injections. This technique is painlessly performed by straightening the teeth first, then whitening them, followed by using state-of-the-art clinical restorative filling materials to re-shape the natural teeth and create the perfect smile.
Dr Tom’s calm and thorough approach is reflected by his excellent reputation, and his enthusiasm for continuing advanced training and broad clinical experience has been recognized and rewarded by his peers. His skill with both fixed and removable tooth straightening systems has allowed Start-Smiling to be one of only 10 Practices in the UK with the recognition of an Orthodontic Centre of Excellence. This is a great achievement.
In addition to being voted as the Best Young Dentist in the South, Dr Tom is the inventor and patent-owner of a revolutionary new type of orthodontic retainer which is produced exclusively by CFast Orthodontic Solutions and is called the SOLID Retainer. This retainer is completely smooth and invisible and keeps your teeth perfectly straight after tooth straightening with either fixed or removable braces. Dr Tom travels the world to visit laboratories that manufacture the SOLID retainer to ensure that it is produced to the highest of standards and keeps teeth straight for people all over the globe.
Dr Tom has a wealth of experience as a General Dental Practitioner and has honed his skills to extremely high levels. Through his calm, methodical and gentle approach, he is able to individualise your treatment so that it becomes an effective and positive dental experience. Please visit the Gallery section to see examples of Dr Tom’s dentistry and he would love to meet you for a free consultation to discuss your needs.
Dr Thomas Sealey Bchd (2006), MMedEd (GDC:104101)
Linda Wright - Practice Manager (GDC: 123090)
I live in Hockley with my husband Keith who is a self-employed builder. We have four ‘grown-up’ children, with only one still living at home. I am passionate about animals and have four cats, Tabitha, Jessica, Ruby and Pearl and a tortoise called Gregory.
Keith and I own an apartment in Turkey and we try to visit two to three times a year. We love travelling and some of the countries we have visited include India, China and America, amongst many others.
As I am not too keen on cooking I like to eat out as often as possible!! I enjoy spending time with my friends and of course my husband!!
I qualified as a dental nurse way back in 1983.1 have seen many changes in dentistry since then and am always surprised at the huge developments that have been made over the years. I am now Practice Manager at Start-Smiling and occasionally cover with the hygienist. I have worked at Start-Smiling for almost three years.
Natalie Ladosu - Dental Hygienist (GDC: 137570)
In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends. Having a three year old means I have a very busy family life.
We often go on visits to the zoo, farms and woodlands. I also love reading and have a passion for travelling.
I qualified as a dental hygienist, with a Distinction, from the University of Essex in 2012.1 am very passionate about my job and take great pride in the treatment I provide for every patient I see.
Alison Johnson - Dental Hygienist (GDC: 2843)
I live locally with my husband Jamie and our two dogs, a cat, three chickens and two budgerigars who I am trying to teach to speak. I have a daughter studying at Oxford and Jamie has two sons and a beautiful baby granddaughter.
I enjoy travelling and love the enrichment that comes from experiencing other cultures.
When I am not working, Jamie and I make a hobby from eating out, trying new restaurants and I like to replicate recipes at home. I read a lot and like to read about many different topics.
I am one of the hygienists at Start-Smiling. I qualified in 1984 form Guys Dental School.
Rhonda Baldwin - Clinical Assistant/Receptionist (GDC: 158988)
I live with my partner and our two children.
I enjoy spending time with my family, either relaxing at home, going out to eat or holidaying in Paleokastritsa, our favourite town in Corfu. I also enjoy reading, listening to music and going to West End shows.
I have worked at Start- Smiling for five years but have been working as a dental nurse for around twenty two years. I have recently been made Head Nurse. I enjoy dental nursing, especially when we complete a smile makeover and see how much confidence it gives to patients.
Kira-Jade Edwards - Clinical Assistant/Receptionist (GDC: 260511)
When I am not at work I spend time with my family, my boyfriend and my horse, like eating out and am out most nights at various restaurants!
I also catch up with an old school friend once a week.
I have been a dental assistant for five years and fully qualified for three years.
I enjoy my job at Start-Smiling, working as a team and having a good rapport with the patients.
Natalie Chalk - Clinical Assistant/Receptionist (GDC: 167947)
I live with my husband and two year old son in Brentwood, but will soon be moving to Braintree in the new year.
I love to travel and backpacked around the world in 2004. I also enjoy yoga, swimming, sunshine and the odd glass of Prosecco now and then! I am a keen animal lover and donate to animal charities when I can.
I qualified as a dental nurse at the Eastmann Dental Hospital in 2008. Since then I have gained experience in various practices in the UK and also in Australia.
Pam Hughes - Receptionist
I live in Chelmsford with my partner of 24 years. I have two daughters and four grandsons whom I frequently care for over the school holidays and weekends.
In my spare time I am a volunteer for Farleigh Hospice, working in the Writtle charity shop. I have been keeping bees for the last 5 years and have recently won a couple of trophies for entries into the Essex Honey Show. I also gained second place in the National Honey Show for cut comb. The bees do all the work really. I just package it!
I am often found selling honey at the Farmer’s Markets and local craft fairs. My other interest are gardening, baking and walking.
I left school in 1972 to start work in a dental practice. I have worked in dentistry off and on since then. I have worked at Start-Smiling for 18 years and have seen many changes.