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

Paul Brown the principal dentist and practice owner routinely carries out very successful complex treatment plans beyond what would be expected in many other High Street dental practices. These include high quality dental cosmetic enhancements using the latest crown techniques and where necessary the placement of dental implants.

Dr. H Star

PhD (Guys Hosp.)
MSc. (Belgium) BDS 2017
GDC Number 262029

Hazel 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.


Rishi Patel

RCS Eng, BSc. (Hons)
(Univ. Sheffield)
GDC Number 247351

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 and 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.


Samantha Lowther

DipDH, DipDT (Eastmans Dental Hospital) 2018 RCS Eng GDC Registration 281232

Samantha qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist in 2018 from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, having trained at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London, which specialises in complex oral health care needs. Being a therapist means her scope of practice covers dental hygiene but also some dentistry – mainly paediatric dentistry.
Prior to this she started her journey in dentistry in 2014 and qualified as a Dental Nurse.

Education is very important to Samantha and to her this is the most vital part of appointments – sharing knowledge with her patients so that they are in the best position to improve their oral health and prevent dental problems. She is passionate about treating nervous patients and putting them at ease by building a rapport with them.
In her spare time Samantha enjoys music, hiking, spending time with family and their dog.

Izak Hoffman

BSc Biomed (Univ. Lincoln) 2014, BDS (Univ. Madrid) 2021 GDC
Registration 297438

Izak qualified in Universidad Europea de Madrid in 2021 because he fancied an adventure after qualifying from Biomedical Science. In Izaks spare time he enjoys horseriding and camping. Izak works at both our Aldeburgh and Framlingham practices.

Ally Fielding-O’Farrell

Practice Manager
GDC Registration: 289587

Ally joined the practices back in April 2018 as a receptionist but expressed how she’d like to become a Dental Nurse with the view to progress. Ally qualified in February 2020 and found the confidence to push herself to do more. In October 2021 Ally was promoted as Practice Manager for both the Aldeburgh and Framlingham sites. Ally has two children, Ralph and Marnie and enjoys supporting them in their sports, horse riding and rugby. In Ally’s spare time she enjoys seeing her friends and family and keeping fit.

Olivia Bugg

Assistant Practice Manager

Olivia has been with the practice for 7 years recently and works between both Aldeburgh and Framlingham. Olivia has recently qualified as a dental nurse. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and cooking.

Cheryl Brown

Dip Hyg (Eastmans) 1998
GDC Number 5343
Practice Owner/Accountant 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

Dip Hyg (Univ. Essex) 2017
GDC Number 240703


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.


Katlyn Taylor

Trainee Dental Nurse

Katlyn started with us in January 2021 as a receptionist whilst completing her degree in Law and Criminology. After Katlyn started, she soon realised she wanted to become a Dental Nurse and didn’t waste any time in enrolling onto the Dental Nurse course. Katlyn in her spare time enjoys, shopping, site seeing and travelling. Katlyn’s also enjoys walks with Lolly her Samoyed rescue dog.

Kate Murkowski

Head Dental Nurse – Aldeburgh
Dental Nurse GDC Registration 139486

Kate first started in dentistry in 1987 on a YTS program in Colchester as a trainee dental nurse. She then went onto train as a dental nurse at college in 1989. In 1991 she went on to train as an oral health educator. Kate has also trained as an implant nurse. Kate has worked alongside assisting lots of cosmetic work and full mouth make overs. Kate enjoys spending time with her family, taking her dogs for walks and knitting and crocheting for various charities.

Ione Scott

Head Receptionist – Framlingham and Aldeburgh

Ione returned to work for us in December 2021 after leaving us in January 2020 to support the hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic as a team leader. Ione is super organised and loves working with the public and supporting our patients and management, there is nothing Ione cannot achieve. 
In Ione’s spare time she enjoys keeping fit at Framlingham’s local boot camp ‘GFT’ and spending time with her loved ones and Skiing. We are so pleased to have Ione back!

Corinna Russell

Trainee Dental Nurse

Corinna has been with the practice since October 2021 and came onboard to progress as a Dental Nurse.
In Corinna’s spare time she enjoys, writing in her journal, and socialising with friends, Corinna’s hobbies include horse riding
and Crochet. Corinna has a lovely dog called Nelson and Saturn the horse!

Christian Fahy

Trainee Dental Nurse

Christian is a very capable and vetted medical profession with years of experience working in one of the busiest operating theatres in the country before moving to Aldeburgh. He enjoys spending time with his Daughter who he adores and enjoys trips to the park with. He also loves to play sport and is involved with local sports clubs within the Aldeburgh area, because being part of the community is a big part of his life. This is a belief he shares with the practice which enables him to give the best care possible.

Stephanie Rudge

Head Dental Nurse – Framlingham Site
GDC Registration: 274660

Stephanie is an experienced dental nurse having started working in dentistry in 2015. She has worked in both an NHS & private practice and enjoys interacting and supporting patients during their visits. Stephanie has joined the Framlingham Dental practice as Head Dental Nurse and will be in charge of the day to day running of our busy surgeries. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and young son, Eddison, seeing friends and baking.

Jessika Reynolds 

Receptionist – Aldeburgh

167 High Street, Aldeburgh,
Suffolk IP15 5AN
01728 453 333

26-28 Bridge Street, Framlingham,
Suffolk IP13 9AH
01728 723 651

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