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.

Dr Aklen Abdurahman

Dr. Aklen Abdurahman BDS DMD MSc Ortho , Specialist Orthodontist


**About Dr. Aklen Abdurahman:**


Dr. Aklen Abdurahman is a dedicated specialist orthodontist with a profound passion for creating confident smiles. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Istanbul – Yeditepe University (BDS) and his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Medical University – Varna. Dr. Aklen further enriched his knowledge by completing an intensive three-year orthodontic residency program at Medical University – Plovdiv. He is a proud member of esteemed organizations such as the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO), British Orthodontic Society (BOS), and Turkish Orthodontic Society (TOD). Dr. Aklen remains at the forefront of his field through active participation in advanced training and conferences. Dr. Aklen’s multilingual proficiency in English, Turkish, and Bulgarian ensures accessibility to a diverse range of patients.

**A Commitment to Excellence:**


Dr. Aklen’s dedication to excellence is reflected in his professional work. He has effectively treated a diverse array of patients, ranging from children with early orthodontic needs to adults seeking subtle smile enhancements. His adept utilization of cutting-edge orthodontic techniques, including aligners, lingual braces, and traditional braces, enables him to meticulously tailor treatment plans to each patient’s specific requirements.


**Creating Healthy, Confident Smiles:**


Recognising the profound impact of a beautiful smile, Dr. Aklen’s mission is to provide patients not only with straight teeth but also with enhanced oral health and self-confidence. His commitment to transparent communication ensures that patients are well-informed and comfortable throughout their orthodontic journey.

Iva Roberts


More information coming soon.

Kaylea Moran

Kaylea is our wonderful receptionist, administrator and implant treatment coordinator. Kaylea is a qualified dental nurse and you will find her at the front of house as well as chair side. 

Denise Rowland

Denise is our friendly receptionist and administrator here at Deans Dental Care.

Larisa Gunn

Larisa is our friendly full time dental nurse at deans dental care. You will find her chair side and carrying out the daily jobs to keep the the surgery flowing.