Meet Our Team

All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) “Standards for the dental team”.

Dentists, Hygienists & Team

Dr Nick Maxwell

Principal Dentist

BDS MSc Restorative & Aesthetic Dentist

GDC: 74877

Nick graduated from London’s King’s College in 1998 and quickly worked his way up to the position of lead clinician. After 14 years working in predominantly private practice, he decided to buy his own practice and set up St Mary’s.

Nick oversees a team of general dentists and visiting professionals who offer a range of treatments and specialist services including oral surgery, implants, endodontics, periodontics and orthodontics.

With a special interest in restorative and aesthetic dentistry, Nick completed an Msc at Manchester University. He has also completed further professional studies in aesthetics under the mentorship of Paul Tipton, and in placing and restoring implants.

Nick is qualified to use IV and RA sedation, and techniques such as Wand, a pain-free numbing system, to help support nervous patients. Combining his friendly and positive chairside manner, he aims to put patients at ease and work with them to eventually undergoing treatment without sedation.

Currently Nick is doing PG diploma in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedic.

Outside of the practice he enjoys scuba diving and underwater photography, and has completed a string of personal challenges, including the Thames Path Challenge, diving with sharks and a skydive, to raise money for charity.

Dr Stephen McCrory




Stephen graduated in 2010 from Queen’s University Belfast with a distinction in restorative dentistry. In the years since he has built up a wealth of experience working in several award winning practices across Cornwall before relocating to Shoreham in 2021.

Coming to the dentist can be a stressful thing for a lot of people but Stephen goes above and beyond to ensure his patients have the best appointment possible. His calm and empathetic nature helps even the most anxious or phobic patients and his reputation is seen in a long list of positive testimonials wherever he has worked. He will always strive to provide you with the dentistry you need in the gentlest way possible.

Whether you are looking for routine maintenance or modern cosmetic work you will be in good hands.

Outside of dentistry Stephen likes to be healthy and active with a good work life balance. He loves getting into the ocean to surf or swim and enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and young daughter.

Dr Stephen McCrory

Dr Sandra Forde



GDC: 73813

Sandra is an experienced dentist in a wide range of dental procedures, having qualified in 1997 from Guy’s and St.Thomas’s dental school, where she won multiple awards as a student. She has continued to expand and maintain her knowledge and enjoys helping her patients through their dental journey with kindness and empathy for their dental needs.

Sandra enjoys complete dental makeovers, including tooth straightening, whitening, bonding and porcelain work, if necessary. Still, she is equally at home with nervous patients who need that little extra time and care. Sandra also enjoys facial aesthetics and how the facial aesthetics, both soft tissue and underlying structures, change over the years.

Sandra has a loyal patient base, reflected in her dental and communication skills. Apart from her passion for dentistry, Sandra loves to keep fit and is an avid Crossfitter who loves to take on the odd extra fitness challenge to keep things fresh.

Sandra has two grown-up children, a couple of cats, a garden she enjoys pottering about, and a kitchen in which she loves cooking.

Mr Riz Deen

Practice Manager

Having worked in diverse organisations, mainly customer-focused and management roles, has enabled Riz to gain many valuable skills which allows the practice to run efficiently. His meticulous standards and ability to deal with patients ensure the highest level of care is met. Riz is a big fan of cars and spending time diving in various locations around the world.

Charley Mansfield

Dental Hygienist and Therapist

Dip DH Dip DT RCS(Eng)

GDC: 126516

Charley qualified from the prestigious UCLH – Eastman Dental Hospital in London in 2007 and was awarded The Carol Chiver’s Memorial Award for excellence in clinical care and patient management. She believes in delivering exceptional quality, thorough yet gentle, dental treatment. She prides herself on achieving excellent results, whilst ensuring her patients enjoy their time in her company.

Charley has completed a number of post graduate courses in Advanced Non Surgical Periodontal Therapy, Restorative Dental Therapy and Tooth Whitening Techniques. She offers dental check ups, hygiene services and all routine fillings on adults and children, in addition to a range of expert treatments for gum disease, supporting her patients to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Charley also has an added interest in treating nervous and anxious patients and patients with special needs.

Outside of work she leads an active lifestyle and has two beautiful Sons who keep her on her toes!

Gillian Bentley

Lead Nurse


GDC: 123165

Gillian has been with St Mary’s House Dental Care now for 25 years. She is a true asset to the practice whose meticulous standards and attention to detail are exemplary. Her kind and gentle manner is very much appreciated by our patients. GIllian is an avid swimmer and really enjoys socialising.

Sophia Ball

Dental Nurse & Receptionist


GDC: 252969

Sophia joined us in June 2018 relocating to Shoreham from Emsworth, she came to us with 10 years dental experience she studied for a Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2013, at Portsmouth Highbury College and has both NHS and private practice experience. Sophia enjoys all the variety that dental nursing offers and being part of busy team helping to care for our many patients. She’s developed a keen interest in facial aesthetics and the difference they can make to people’s lives.

Maxine Davis

Dental Nurse Receptionist

Faye Robinson

Dental Nurse


GDC: 120743

Fiona Hayward

Dental Nurse


GDC: 136347