Miserden | Gloucestershire | GL6 7JA

Meet the team

Our award-winning team of highly-skilled dentists, technicians, therapists and patient goal managers

Our clinicians, technicians, managers and nursing staff adhere to the strict working guidelines of the General Dental Council.

Below is an insight into their qualifications and motivations, which are key factors in patient care and demonstrate why they are a team to trust and feel great about investing in.

Mr Tim May

Head clinician and dental surgeon
GDC no.: 50569

Special interest in periodontics
Special interest in endodontics
Special interest in implants and restorative work including dentures

Mr May qualified at Guy’s Hospital in London, where he excelled, and through consistent, rigorous training has since had varied experience in all forms of general dentistry.

Periodontics and endodontics (gum and root work) have been the major successes in Mr May’s career, leading to his acclaimed expertise in implants and complex cosmetic cases. He accepts referrals from dentists – and always offers valuable insight. He puts great emphasis on the benefits of working with a dental laboratory on-site.

Mr May is known locally as the ‘Hero Dentist’ for his ability to turn nervous patients into happy patients.

For a calm, thorough and kind approach, call Mr May.

Dr Vasile Pana

DMD Tg.Mures Romania
GDC no.: 175687
Specialist in Restorative Dentistry (Romania) 2003
Advanced Level Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry – Birmingham
Advanced Level Certificate in Implantology – Birmingham
Member Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry “Smile Concepts” – Birmingham
Member of Occlusal Design – Toronto, Canada
Member of Royal College of Surgeons – London

1987-1990 Vasile enrolled at the Medical School in Orhei Moldova to become a surgeon, after working in an emergency hospital in Chisinau Moldova. Vasile always knew that he wanted to combine mental and practical stimulation so complex dentistry seemed to tick that box as it was far more challenging and much more varied. He started studying in Romania in 1990 as a general dentist and finished in 1996.

Vasile then worked as a general dental practitioner until 2003, attending many courses on aesthetic and restorative dentistry, in which he developed a special interest. After 7 years, he completed his degree in Restorative Dentistry in Cluj Romania. In 2006, he completed his certificate in Implantology. Vasile then worked as a Referral Restorative Specialist till 2009, when he brought his family to the UK. In order to deliver the best possible patient outcome, Vasile spent all his spare time studying the GDC laws and regulations in English.

Vasile has to date completed the following:-
500 full mouth rehabilitation cases
More than 8,000 Root Canal Treatments
Over 10,000 Crowns, including Implant Supported Crowns
Oral surgery, including Bone Augmentation procedures and Apicectomies

His main area of interest is the functional aspects of full mouth rehabilitation. At the Implant and Ceramic Dental Studios, his special interest is Occlusal Evaluation and orientation of the jaw to the skull, which can be the main cause of migraines/headaches. This eliminates long-term side effects of an incorrect tooth and crown placement when restoring multiple units involving expensive implant treatments.

We call him our headache Guru.

Vasile believes that the only way to deliver a high standard is by having an experienced Master Technician involved in his treatments onsite at all times.


Dr Massimo Giovarruscio 

DipDent Rome (IT)

GDC No.: 101522

Massimo graduated cum laude from the University of Rome in 1995. He worked for the next nine years in the endodontic department at the Fratelli Bene Hospital in Rome. A UK-registered endodontic specialist and opinion leader whose training in Rome and New York has given him a wealth of experience, Massimo lectures nationally and internationally and is currently teaching at King’s College, London, and writes articles and endodontic textbooks. He has the same consideration for the final restoration when completing a root therapy.


Jim Toms 

GDC No.: 58443

Jim has been placing implants for more than 10 years; he is one of the few dentists who focuses entirely on implant dentistry and has placed more than 1,000 implants. Jim currently lectures on the techniques and benefits of implants.

Jim holds a Master’s Degree in Implant Dentistry from the University of Warwick, as well as a first degree from Bristol University, where he graduated in 1983.

Jim accepts referrals from dentists and is a very valued member of our team.


Dr Bita Craig

Dental surgeon
GDC no.: 72997

Master implantologist
Advanced restorative dentistry
Advanced aesthetic dentistry
Lead cosmetic dentist
Trainer for newly-qualified dentists

Dr Craig graduated from Goteburg University, Sweden, in 1997. She has provided many implants, across the globe, in particular, Dubai and the UK, and has completed many successful restorative cases where patients have required advanced treatments.

Improved appearance and creating a perfect smile is something Dr Craig is passionate about; she understands patient care and believes that fulfilling their dental requirements while being fully medically-aware is exactly how a quality dentist should be.

Dr Sarah P Dehdashty

Dental surgeon
GDC no.: 75020

General Dental Practitioner 1992 Umea
Post Graduate studies in leukaemia/ nutrition

Recently joined as a valued member of the team at ICDS, Sarah enjoys her work – especially appreciating the direct access to ICDS master technicians in treatment planning sessions.  Sarah aims to resolve all problems on site and good aesthetic results are always achieved through clear communication all round,  with patients fully involved in their treatment ‘journey’.  Sarah will continue to use her Holistic practice skills as the ICDS specialist in this area.

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Izabela Handzilk

Apprentice dental nurse and laboratory liaison

Izabela joined in September 2017 and is training at the practice in conjunction with Birmingham Metropolitan College. She enjoys all aspects of her training and is happy to help where necessary.



Tearlach James Nicolas

NHD Dent Tech RSA
Master Technician and owner
GDC no.: 108210

TJ has over 30 years of valuable experience in creating new teeth and training dentists. He is an artist of the finest details, fully embracing and seriously investing in the latest digital and scientific technology.

TJ invests in and creates quality in prosthetics, ceramics, metal and plaster with a blend of traditional and digital solutions.

As the only Vita Master Technician in the UK, TJ receives the most innovative products, training and resources coming in from Europe. Together with supplier Panadent and using his own skills, he has trained over 300 people.

TJ, who is fluent in English, African and semi-fluent in Dutch, says: “UK dentists often refer patients from across the UK because of our expertise, attention to detail and our colour-matching capabilities.

“My aim is to give patients a true choice and explanation of all options with the minimal treatment and best outcomes.”

Daria Wrobel

Head ceramist and CAD designer and dental technician, laboratory manager
GDC no.: 201495

Daria is a dynamic team member who begun her training with TJ in 2007. She is exceptionally creative and works with absolute precision. She is also a diligent manager; she ensures the laboratory is run to tight deadlines for our dentists while continually researching new products which offer high quality for the best value to ensure that as technology moves on, our dentists are completely up to date.

During her training here, she has risen to become head ceramist and CAD designer and is a valued member of the training team. Daria is fluent in English and Polish.

Silke Eden

Chief CAD designer and acting laboratory manager
GDC no.: 256491

Silke has been an integral part of the team since 2010. Now, following comprehensive training, she is an expert in creating teeth for well-known organisations. Silke takes so much pride in her work. She loves CAD design and is particularly organised. The new teeth she creates are literally works of art. Silke is a hobby artist – she loves to create.

Silke is fluent in English and German.