Meet The Team – Smileright™ in Cardiff
GDC Number: 72997
Advance Aesthetic dentistry (London, UK), Implant Dentistry (London, UK)
Dr Bita Craig qualified from Gothenburg University in Sweden, 1997 and with her 18 years UK experience including 18 months in an implant clinic in Dubai she is able to offer a vast range of treatment to her patients.
Bita has had her own Dental practices in UK and has been the clinical lead for a large multi surgery practice in Reading. Bita is working with the University of Bristol in helping to train newly qualified general dental practitioners in clinical best practice procedures. In Dubai, Bita was a supervisor for implant training courses as well as for the regional centre of Warwick University UK.
Bita has pursued her postgraduate education in Advanced aesthetic dentistry (UCL Eastman Dental Institute in 2009), Implantology (2008), Facial aesthetic (2008) and is currently working on her Master degree in implant dentistry with BPP University.
She is committed to providing the highest quality and latest technology in dental care and as well as routine dentistry, she has been working with the more demanding aspects of cosmetic dentistry, smile reconstruction and full mouth rehabilitation.
Bita is passionate and dedicated to her profession, offering both caring and honest advice to her clients. Bita is your smile designer she will help restore confidence back to your smile.
Dr Teresa Rodriquez
GDC Number: 255854
Dr Teresa Rodriquez is very passionate about treating patients with the highest quality. She graduated from Spain and since graduating, she has strived to deliver the best oral health possible to the public. Cosmetic dentistry as always appealed to Dr Teresa Rodriquez, as well as Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment). In her spare time, she enjoys reading, travelling, and meeting people from different cultures. We look forward to seeing you at the practice!
Dr Jazmine Escalante Aguirre
GDC Number: 255440
Dr. Escalante was born in Peru, but her family moved to Spain when she was still a baby and grew up there. Jazmine is a cheerful, independent, outgoing lady, who enjoys doing sport, traveling and exploring new cultures.
She followed her studies in dentistry and obtained the Dental degree at the prestigious University of Barcelona in 2013.
Jazmine was granted an Erasmus scholarship by her university to follow a whole year of her studies in Porto (Portugal), where she had training and theoretical lessons.
Jazmine’s passion is to travel and be useful in this life, so she decided to do volunteer work in ‘La Oroya’ (Peru), in a National Health Hospital, at the Oral Surgery Department.
During her career, Jazmine has been always skilled and interested in aesthetics dentistry, and received a distinction in aesthetic dentistry, and was selected to be the Spanish representive in the International Competition ‘Jules Allemand Trophy’ in 2013, in Italy. That awoken even more her passion for aesthetics and decided to follow a postgraduate course in aesthetic dentistry at University of Barcelona until 2015. During that year and a half she had training in the Aesthetic department at the Bellvitge Dental Hospital.
At the same time and later on, Jazmine had been working for a prestigious periodontic practice in Barcelona, with one of the most famous and recognised periodoncist in Spain, Dr. Mendieta.
Knowing that Cuba offers one of the best education in Oral Surgery with an excellent training, she took in 2015 a short course of Oral Surgery at the CIMEQ Militar Hospital in ‘La Havana’.
Jazmine speaks several languages like Portuguese, Catalan, Spanish, German and English and is trying to offer her patients the best oral care with the best treatment options according to the different needs of her patients. She values over all the satisfaction of her patients after doing a good work.
And her favourite quote…
‘Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond’- Miguel de Cervantes
Meet the Orthodontic Team
Dr. Kia Papagalani, Lead Specialist Orthodontist for Children & Adults (DDS(1986), MSc(1989))
(Ohio State University-USA, 1986 -1990)
GDC Number: 228487
Dr Papagalani has been delivering premium Orthodontic care for more than two decades and in three continents, both to youth and adults.
She brings a wealth of experience for optimal smile aesthetics by having specialized in therapies for complex and interdisciplinary cases. Her special interests as a Specialist Orthodontist are non –extraction treatment and High Standard Adult Orthodontics.
Her education in universities both in Europe and the United States, where she acquired her DDS, her specialization in Orthodontics (Ohio State University –USA) and her Masters in Science from the same University, along with the continuous pursuit of professional development training and designations on new techniques have contributed to her professional commitment to providing always the highest quality orthodontic treatment to her patients.
Her professional memberships and affiliations have included the American Association of Orthodontists, the World Federation of Orthodontists, British Orthodontic Society, the European Society for Oral Laser Applications, the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, and has volunteered for Médecins du Monde. She is also Clinical Lecturer for the Master’s in clinical Orthodontics in London.
By maintaining always, a current knowledge of the latest cutting edge orthodontic technology and techniques she has been awarded certifications for and practices and provides a series of orthodontic treatment options such as Invisalign, Incognito and WIN –Lingual braces, Various Aesthetic braces, Damon system with INSIGNIA Advanced Smile Design,3D appliances, Fast Braces or alternatively Self ligating or Conventional braces with Fast Track Orthodontic treatment options.