Shane qualified from Guys Hospital London in 1997 and has spent the last 10 years as a dentist, vowing to make dentistry as painless and gentle as possible. Shane has since undertaken extensive training, including being one of the first dentists to complete a Master’s degree in Aesthetic Dentistry at King’s College London, which was awarded to him with distinction.
Dr. Shane Roiser BDS (Lond) MSc Aesthetic Dentistry (Lond) – Owner/ Clinical Director
Dr. Shane Roiser, AKA ‘No Pain Shane’ is the owner of The Village Dental Centre and is known for his gentle approach to dentistry along with his welcoming personality and exceptional skills.
With a Master’s degree in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry from Kings College London, Shane is a cosmetic and aesthetic dentist and has helped countless patients regain their confidence after crippling dental phobias. We have seen transformations for patients, who were once too fearful to even step through the practice door, have full mouth rehabilitations or even just the odd filling they had been putting off!
Shane believes half the battle lies with the relationship between patient and dentist, and the rapport built up on that vital first visit. Shane really is top of his game in this field and a dentist you need on your team!
Talking of teams, Shane was a professional rugby player before he returned to dentistry! Shane played for the Wasps Rugby Union team, so it looks like dentistry wasn’t the only thing he was top of his game in! He is still an active member of the London Wasps Rugby Club where he plays throughout the year for ‘Wasps Legends’, a bona fide charitable foundation.
When Shane’s not in the surgery, he’s keeping himself in top condition at the gym, or taking care of his amazing two little girls. He loves travelling, eating out and is partial to the occasional glass of Malbec! Shane’s down to earth vibe and engaging personality has our patients at ease in minutes, he’s relatable with a kind approach, and will totally change your view of the ‘no nonsense’ dentists you might of had growing up or have met along the way. No Pain Shane is one of a kind… a hidden gem in the heart of the quaint little Patcham village – ready to make you smile with confidence again!
Nigel is originally from Edinburgh and qualified in Manchester in 1979. He travels the world attending courses to treat nervous dental patients and for over 30 years he has been involved in providing ‘painless’ dental treatment, whilst attending the most innovative conferences and utilising the latest techniques.
Dr. Nigel Kennedy BDS
The legendary No Pain Nigel is the previous owner of Village Dental Centre and has been in the dentistry business since the 70s! A staple at the practice for longer than some of us can remember, patients who still regularly attend for check-ups, have fond memories of visiting Nigel as a child and are just as keen to see his friendly and reliable face today!
Our veteran dentist has seen just about every dental problem you could imagine and offers a full range of treatments, from braces to bridges, and is very well known for his excellence in denture work! Nigel’s experience in dentistry is invaluable, he knows his patients oral health inside out and has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of dentistry. Appointments with Nigel are snapped up months in advance, he has an outstanding relationship with his loyal patients, some of whom travel from other cities or even other countries for their check-ups!
When Nigel isn’t building bridges…..he’s playing tennis or at the gym He enjoys skiing, listening to Steely Dan or cooking a delicious meal! He’s a dad to grown up girls (one of whom is now brilliantly one of our dentists at the practice!), and is also an active grandad and enjoys spending lots of well deserved time with his family and friends. A keen traveller, you’ll catch Nigel at one of the Seven Wonders or sipping a delicious Pina Colada in the tropics at various points throughout the year, a man who really knows how to live his best life!
Nigel has the knack of making his patients feel totally at ease, he’s cheery, kind and most of all a professional and outstanding dentist. Patients leave Nigel’s surgery with an ear to ear smile….from his excellent dental skills to his excellent comic timing, and outstanding personality – the man, the myth, No Pain Nigel!
Gina Kennedy graduated in 2013 from the Royal London hospital.
Prior to this she gained a BSc in genetics at Leeds University.
After graduation Giona carried out a dental core training year in oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery at UCL, The Eastman and Great Ormond Street. Gina has taken extra training in restorative and aesthetic dentistry and is currently undertaking an MSc in endodontics.
Gina moved back to Brighton where she grew up from London with her husband.
She has two young children so is kept busy at home and loves getting to spend time at the beach when the sun makes an appearance!
In her spare time, she loves cooking, travelling and walking on the south downs
Gerry joined the practice in January 2021, having previously been working in an Emergency Dental Care hub in Gloucestershire throughout the pandemic.
Having completed a BSc at The University of Bristol, Gerry continued her studies and graduated as a dentist from London University in 2007. This was followed by completion of the MJDF (Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties) exams in 2011.
She began her career in London before a three-year stint in Singapore where she had the opportunity to work closely with specialists from all over the world. This experience has given her the tools to always try and understand why problems have arisen, rather than just fixing the presenting issue.
As a side-line to teeth, Gerry is also a skilled Botox practitioner, treating wrinkles as well as overworked masticatory muscles that “grinders” often suffer with.
Outside of work, Gerry is busy caring for her young family, and exploring the world when time allows!
Nicky is our Practice Manager and has worked as a Dental nurse since 1994. Many of our long-standing patients will remember her as Nigel’s Nurse.
She has a wealth of experience and knowledge in all aspects of dentistry and took on the role of practice manager in 2017, since then she has gained a qualification in management and leadership.
She prides herself on ensuring a great patient experience and having a happy and motivated team.
Nicky works hard to maintain the high standards that our patients and staff have come to expect here at the Village Dental Centre.
In her spare time, she enjoys eating out, running and spending time with her husband and three children.
Active mum, Zumba enthusiast and instructor, Chloe has been with the practice in various roles over the past 10 years. Chloe deals with all aspects of finance for your treatments.
After qualifying as a dental nurse in 2017, Mahtab has now been with us for over 6 years, she enjoys eating out and visiting the gym. This welcoming and kind nurse will make you feel at comfort and ease when stepping through the door.
Yoga enthusiast and fitness girl Siobhan joined us in 2020. This experienced and friendly face works as Shane’s nurse full time, creating a great duo for a relaxing and comfortable surgery.
One of our tip top nurses, patients recognise her friendly face and kind presence. Chrissy is a Patcham local, her hobbies include her exciting house renovation and cooking!
With us several days a week, Jane enjoys eating out, holidays and spending time with her wonderful kids! Another friendly face to fill our excellent team!
Rosie joined the practice as a receptionist in 2020. She is a popular member of the team and always pleased to help.
Rosie is a keen dancer and is soon off to university to study physiotherapy.
Newest member of the team, Mark, joined us in Feb 22’. Mark enjoys documentaries and good food….as well as his trusty electric scooter!
Sara manages our socials as well as working on reception, a member of the team for over 5 years, Sara is a travel lover, photographer and sporty mum to 2.
We offer straight teeth invisible braces, dental implants and sedation dentistry, all in a relaxed and ‘Pain Free’ environment with Dr. Nigel Kennedy and Dr. Shane Roiser. Call 01273885522
Village Dental Centre, 74 Old London Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8XQ
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*98.9% Of 175 Patients Surveyed Agreed Their Treatment Was Pain Free “My Biggest Fear Was The Pain But It Didn’t Hurt At All” Says Laura
Dr Shane Roiser GDC No: 84150 , BDS London, MSc Aesthetic Dentistry London – Village Dental is a private dental practice