Meet the team

  • Our strength lies in our dedicated team here at Clareville Dental Surgery.
  • All our staff adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC)
  • We are all committed to continuing education by regularly attending courses to ensure we can offer the very best in modern dentistry
  • Our staff are fully trained in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, and in dealing with medical emergencies.
  • Our Dentists are committed to providing the best possible care for our patients. They provide high quality dentistry, each with a personal touch.
Sarel Jansen van Vuuren

Sarel Jansen van Vuuren

Principal Dentist – 73831

BChD University of Pretoria 1985

Sarel qualified in 1985 at the University of Pretoria. Patients describe him as gentle and caring. Sarel frequently attends courses and seminars to broaden his dental skills and keeps abreast of the latest dental techniques such as laser technology.

Sarel has recently completed a year course in restorative dentistry and just finished a year course in advanced endodontic treatment in Harley Street in London. He has developed considerable skills in occlusion, treating patients with problem bites, with head and neck pain related to their jaw joints.

Sarel has 3 children and is a keen sportsman, competing in a triathlon race each year. He also has a reputation for serving up a mean BBQ.


Our Hygienists believe strongly in the importance of effective oral hygiene and the role it plays in the prevention of dental disease.

Greater oral hygiene means less dentistry.

Lisa Dale

Lisa Dale

Hygienist – 141438

After qualifying as a Dental Nurse in 1994, Lisa went onto qualify as a Dental Hygienist/ Therapist with merit at King’s College London in 2008.

Lisa joined the team in 2014, she prides herself in being a caring, non-judgemental hygienist who strives to improve and maintain her patients dental health. She naturally has a very gentle nature and is particularly good with nervous patients. Lisa regularly keeps her skills up to date by attending training courses and seminars. She is a member of the British Association of Dental Hygiene & Therapy, and Farnborough Medical Lecture Society.

In her leisure time she is a Parent School Governor for a local primary school. She enjoys yoga and spending time with her family and friends.

Lisa J Davies

Hygienist – 181814

Lisa qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist from the Royal London Dental Hospital in 2009. Prior to this she qualified as a Dental nurse whilst serving in the Royal Army Dental Corps.
She has gained a vast amount of experience working in several practices that specialise in implantology, periodontology, orthodontics and general dentistry.
Lisa joined Clareville Dental Surgery in May 2022. She is passionate about her job and is keen on enhancing her knowledge. Has a kind and gentle manner.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Meet our dental nurses…



Dental Nurse – 242963

I have been dental nursing since 2012 and I have been a Registered Dental Nurse for over 5 years. I joined Clareville Dental Practice in November 2015.

I enjoy all aspects of dental nursing.

Out of work, I enjoy shopping, cooking and spending quality time with my friends and family.

Lila Gurung

Dental Nurse – 273291

Lila started her career in dental nursing in 2015, proudly qualifying in 2017. Lila joined the Clareville team in 2019 and particularly loves meeting and supporting new patients and guiding them through their treatments.
Out of work Lila loves travelling and enjoys spending time with her family.

Christina Rana

Dental Nurse – 293240

Christina joined the Clareville team in 2019 as a trainee nurse and qualified in 2021. Christina works on reception and in surgery which she thoroughly enjoys. Christina loves meeting new people, interacting with them and supporting them throughout their patient journey with us.

Christina has a young family therefore enjoys spending time with them and doing activities together. Christina also enjoys to cook for her family and watching movies.