Meet The Team

Meet the awesome team who make everything we do here at Deans Dental Care possible.
Our friendly dental team here are all local to Woodingdean, Rottingdean , Saltdean and Peacehaven , As a practice we pride ourselves on our local community feel as we all live and work within it.

Dr Marios Kakos

GDC No:100184 Qualifications: DipDS Thessaloniki 2003 I’m Marios the owner and dentist here at Deans Dental Care, I was born in Greece and qualified as a dentist from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2003. I came to the UK and set up home in Brighton in 2005 and here I stayed after meeting my wife who is from this area. I have 2 young daughters and absolutely love living here in Rottingdean. I have been awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Dental Practice from University College of London in 2011. I also have a special interest in short term orthodontics and have trained and been certified to carry out 6 month smiles since 2010 , also Quick Straight Teeth and Cfast braces .

Dr Leonidis Podaropoulos

GDC No: 24 Professional indemnity:

Dental Defence Union (DDU 2485

PhD in Oral Implantology

Dental School, University of Athens, Greece.Thesis title: “The effect of progressive loading on the ability of dental implants  to withstand overloading forces. 


MSc in Oral Pathobiology: Dental School, University of Athens, Greece.

MMedSci in Oral Surgery: Dental School, University of Sheffield, U.K.

Dissertation title: “Criteria for implant patient selection”

Doctor of Dental Science (DDS): Dental School, University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Dentists: Program of continuing education in Oral Implantology “Bone substitutes in oral implantology”, Dental School, University of Athens, 2014 – 2015.

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturing for the U.K. educational program  of OsteocareTMimplant system – CPD approved.
  • Implantology seminars in oral surgery MSc course postagraduates, Dental School, University of Athens, academic years 2013 – 2019.
  • Dental undergraduates: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, clinical and audio tutorials, Dental School, University of Athens, academic years 2010 – 2019.
  • Dentists: Program of continuing education in Oral Implantology “Bone substitutes in oral implantology”, Dental School, University of Athens, 2014 – 2015.

Dr Leonidas Podaropoulos DDS, MMedSci, MSc, PhD Oral and Implant Surgeon

Louise Kakos

Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 Oral Health Care, Dental Nursing 2005, SAAD DENTAL, Nurse Conscious Sedation 2007, ILM Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management 2010, Computerised Accounts –  2013. I’m Louise, I am here working on all the behind the scene  day to day management of the practice. I am friendly and love to chat so come on in and say hello. I qualified with the National Examination Board For Dental Nurses in November 2005. I then went on to complete SAAD national course for conscious sedation in July 2007, dental implant course. In 2005 I started my journey into dental practice management and qualified with ilm level 3 in first line management, then in 2013 I qualified in sage computerized accounts. In 2015 we started our journey in building Deans Dental Care. In my spare time i enjoy spending time as a family with our 2 girls.

Joanna Ribeiro

GDC No:136227 Qualifications: National Certificate NEBDN 2004 Joanna has 16 years of dental nursing and head nursing experience,  she qualified with The National Examination Board For Dental Nurse in 2004 and has also completed my NVQ level 2 in Reception and customer care. In 2010 she obtained additional skill in the application of topical Fluoride varnish for dental nurses as defined in the GDC scope of practice with Brighton And Sussex university hospitals. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, Muay Thai kickboxing, and swimming with her 2 girls.

Iva Roberts


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