The Team

The staff at The Newmarket Road Dental Clinic in Norwich are more than just a team; we are like a family. And we pride ourselves on treating our patients in a way we would treat our family.

We gel together as a close-knit group with each member committed to providing the very best in dental care and creating a memorable patient journey for all at our Norwich dentist.

Sam Shah Norwich Clinical Director & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr Sameer Shah

Clinical Director and Cosmetic Dentist

BDS (Lond.) MJDF RCS (Eng.)

GDC Registration No: 83738

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Sam Shah was born, brought up and educated in Norwich.In 2004, he qualified as a dentist from Guy’s Hospital in London, now a part of Kings College London.Since graduating, he was awarded a diploma from the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.His passion and skills lie in cosmetic dentistry and Sam is a perfectionist by nature, known for his attention to the finer details in creating a smile.

He has successfully become certified by both Invisalign and 6 Month Smiles to provide adult orthodontics using invisible braces. With over 70 cases under his belt, he is the only dentist in Norfolk with both accreditations.

During 2011, Sam successfully completed the year-long course on Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry
taught by Dr Christopher Orr, famously know in dental circles as the founding president of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

2012 brought further success as Sam was awarded Full Membership with the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

His interests include travelling, swimming and music.

Raymond Chaw Norwich Cosmetic Dentist

Dr Raymond Chaw

Cosmetic Dentist

BDS (Lond.)

GDC Registration No: 83938

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Ray joined the practice in the summer of 2014. He qualified with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery from Guy’s, Kings & St Thomas’ Dental Institute in London in the same academic year as the practice owner Sam, and therefore shares the same strong foundations in clinical dentistry. He then worked as an associate in Lowestoft for over 10 years, dedicating his early career to a well established family dental practice. In recent years, Ray has embarked on the very same postgraduate dental courses that Sam has completed in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, taught by the founder of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr Chris Orr, a well respected clinician in dental circles.

Ray is a kind, courteous and ethical clinician, sympathetic to the needs of nervous patients and with a reputation for providing gentle and painless treatment, when it is required. He is especially attuned to listening to the particular problems patients may have, and is experienced in the treatment of phobic patients. 

Ray is wholly committed to the current trend towards aesthetic and minimally invasive dentistry. He has a passion to learn and always exceeds the minimum requirements for continuing professional education laid down for dentists.  Further training has enabled Ray to offer an impressive range of complementary and up-to-date dental treatments, in particular, cosmetic dentistry.

His interests include Golf, Badminton and dedicating time to his newborn daughter.

Tina Hawes Norwich Treatment Coordinator

Tina Hawes

Treatment Coordinator


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Tina has been with the practice since its opening in 2008. She is a valuable member of the team and acts as the first point of contact for any of our clients.

Tina is very popular with our patients; she is warm, friendly and approachable. Testimonials from our patients have
described her as always maintaining a positive attitude and explaining everything from treatment plans to directions, with patience, precision and clarity.

Her interests include keeping fit.

Elaine Gordon Norwich Senior Nurse

Elaine Gordon

Senior Nurse

GDC No: 115180

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Elaine has over 13 years nursing experience with a local private dentist.

Elaine is never seen without a smile on her face and is remarked for having an extremely warm and caring chairside

Claire Cassie Norwich Senior Nurse

Claire Cassie

Senior Nurse

GDC No: 138568

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Claire has over 25 years nursing experience private practice.

She is the most calming personality one could ever meet. Claire can ease the nerves of the most anxious of patients and is an excellent conversationalist.

All our staff are fully qualified and registered with the GDC, and fulfill their annual requirements for Continuing
Professional Development.