New team

The Team

Paul and Cheryl Brown would like to welcome you to the Aldeburgh and Framlingham Dental Practices and thank you for choosing us as your partner for oral and dental health care.Our philosophy is Total Dedication to Quality Dental Health Care.Paul qualified from Guys Hospital at the University of London in 1990. Highly commended by the BUPA quality assurance program, he joined Aldeburgh Dental Practice as principal in 1997.Cheryl qualified from The Eastman Dental Hospital London in 1998, where she joined Paul at the Aldeburgh Dental Practice working as Hygienist/ Practice manager.

In 2005 together they acquired the Framlingham Dental Practice. Both practices have developed considerably, expanding to multiple state of the art treatment and sterilisation rooms. The two practices work closely together and patients have the freedom to attend either site.

Both practices combine the very best of established techniques and procedures with the latest technological advances in equipment and materials. Our aim is to offer you all the benefits of modern pain free dentistry.

Paul Brown

BDS (Univ.London) LDS.RCS.Eng.
Practice Principal Dental Surgeon
GDC 65549

Ciara Howard  

Dental Surgeon GDC Number 251916

Ciara is our very popular experienced children and young people’s dentist. Ciara is extremely capable and treats her patients with calm thoughtfulness.  She is delighted to welcome new children as NHS patients to our practice. Ciara also sees private adult patients and Deplane members. She is particularly popular with nervous adults as she has wonderful empathy coupled with excellent practical skills. She works 4 days at our Framlingham family practice but is also available in Aldeburgh on Tuesdays. For more info

Christopher Kelly

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, 

BDS Sheffield 2003

I chose to settle in this stunning part of our country after six years living and working in Perth, Western Australia, where we had our two sons. My spare time is mostly spent entertaining my wonderful children and we are season ticket holders at Banham Zoo/Africa Alive & Easton Farm Park so spend many happy summer hours there. Prior to having children, I particularly loved attending music gigs and festivals, the highlights of which were watching Roger Waters and Nick Mason perform “The Dark Side of the Moon” (surely the best album that has or will ever be composed) in Hyde Park, London and Neil Diamond performing “Sweet Caroline” at Glastonbury festival. My personal heroes are Muhammad Ali, John F. Kennedy and David Bowie.

Rishi Patel

BDS, LDS, RCS, BSc (Guys Lon)

He comes with hidden talents as prior to qualifying as a dentist Rishi worked as an IT manager for the NHS. Rishi is a versatile clinician offering general dentistry. He has a very approachable ans relaxing demeanour which is favoured by nervous patients and children. He is well known to the practice having worked in Framlingham as a locum over several years. Outside of dentistry he is a hands on dad to his young daughter and enjoys football and cricket.


Hazel Star

BDS, MSc (leuven Belg) PhD (Guys Univ Lon)

Haza Star qualified as a dental surgeon with her BDS in 2004. Later she obtained her MSc in Belgium, followed by her PhD in 2017 at Guys Hospital Kings College London. She is experienced in all aspects of dental care. Other than dentistry in her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, swimming and walking. She loves to learn new languages speaking four different languages.


Cheryl Brown

Qualified Registered Dental Hygienist
GDC 5343
Practice manager at both Aldeburgh and Framlingham

Cheryl looks after her patients in both Aldeburgh and Framlingham.
She has a gentle and caring approach much appreciated by her loyal patients.
Cheryl has vast experience being part of the team for over 19 years.
She uses the latest, state of art precision ultra sonic tools – but will also hand scale with incredible dexterity for nervous patients.

Rachel Barnes

Qualified Registered Dental Hygienist

I’m a graduate from The University of Essex. I previously worked as a dental nurse for many years before progressing my career in dentistry as a dental hygienist.  I have a keen interest in nutrition and its effects on oral and general health and I enjoy helping you to improve your smile.  When I am not doing that I enjoy showing my dogs, riding my horse, going to the gym and spending time with family and friends.


Mariana Valentina Molina De Bourg

BSc oral health science

Mariana is originally from Venezuela and moved to Scotland with her family when she was a teenager. Mariana qualified in 2016 from the University of the Highlands as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist but moved south to avoid the cold winters! Mariana loves to make patients feel at ease during their appointment and helping them have a healthy smile. Outside of dentistry she enjoys cooking, listening to music and travelling.

Carolyn Garrett

Head nurse

Carolyn has worked in dentistry all her adult life. Her kind manner and thoughtfulness makes her very popular within the team. She is exceptional and a wonderful employee having been a part time member of our team for several years whilst raising her family.

Olivia Bugg

Trainee nurse / receptionist

She will help coordinate your appointments and her kind efficient character will put you at ease.
Olivia’s customer care experience will help you co ordinate your dental treatment and appointment schedule.
We are pleased to have such a well mannered, efficient staff member as the first point of contact for our Aldeburgh patients.

Ally Buglioni

Dental Nurse

Ally is based in out Aldeburgh Practice working with our principal dentist Paul Brown.

Debbie Clark

Assistant practice manager of both Aldeburgh and Framlinghamt

Debbie works between both practices. she has been working in dentistry for the last 25 years qualifying in 2000.


Katlyn Taylor

Trainee receptionist / Dental nurse

Katlyn based in our Framlingham Practice. 


Latoya Croke – Power

Trainee receptionist/ Dental Nurse

Latoya is based in our Aldeburgh Practice