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What makes us different

At The Mews Dental Clinic, we are committed to providing our community in Godalming and the surrounding areas with the highest quality of care. That ethos extends to our building, our team and our comprehensive range of treatments.

Why choose us?

At The Mews Dental Clinic we’re passionate about providing quality dental care and extensive services for the whole community, and we welcome both NHS and private patients.

As well as focusing on prevention and maintaining excellent oral health, we can provide a wide breadth of elective treatments, including cosmetic procedures.

Our highly qualified team

At The Mews Dental Clinic, our team is committed to postgraduate education and between them hold a host of qualifications which enhance their skills and experience. Our highly qualified team includes dentists who have special interests in key areas including:

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We take the stress out of dentistry

At The Mews Dental Clinic, we want to make visiting your Godalming dentist a pleasure, not a chore. With our focus on preventive care and hygiene, we’ll support you to aim to get your oral health in top condition. And by equipping our experienced team with the latest dental technology, we promise that when you do require treatment, we will make it as comfortable and quick as possible. Finally, with our payment plans and finance options, we make it easy for you to afford the best possible care and enjoy a smile you can be truly proud of.

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The patient journey

At The Mews Dental Clinic, we make it our mission to ensure every patient has a relaxed, calm and positive experience at our practice. From the moment you step through our door to the moment you leave and beyond, you should expect nothing less than the highest standard of care from a warm and welcoming team. If you’re a new patient, we thought it would be useful to outline what you can expect from being a patient at The Mews Dental Clinic.

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First impressions

We extend a warm welcome to all patients even before they step through the door at The Mews Dental Clinic. When you get in touch to make your appointment, our friendly reception team will help arrange a suitable appointment time and deal with any queries. And when you arrive, you’ll be greeted by pleasant, compassionate staff and an environment that’s inviting and relaxing.

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First appointment

You’ll be given a medical questionnaire to fill out, and have an opportunity to adjust any personal details on your file. You’ll also receive a full examination by the dentist, which may include digital photographs and x-rays, along with lots of questions about your lifestyle, general health and oral hygiene habits. If a dental problem is identified, this will be discussed fully.

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Treatment planning

If further treatment is required, a plan will be drawn up that details clearly everything you can expect from our service, and the costs involved. You will have as much time as you need to ask questions and consider your options – including dental finance. You’ll also be advised of the aftercare you can expect, and if you’ll need to take any time off to recover from treatment. Once you have confirmed you’re happy with your treatment plan, treatment can proceed – in some instances during the same appointment, especially if the dentist needs to eliminate pain. In other cases, you may need to return for a future appointment at a convenient time.

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Post treatment

We won’t send you home after treatment without a clear understanding of what you need to do to keep your teeth and gums clean and infection-free. We will recall you for follow-up checks and hygiene appointments, and will endeavour to see you as soon as possible if you have any concerns following your treatment.

Meet the team

Andrew Reeves

GDC No. 62480

British Society of Advanced Restorative Dentistry

Before going to Guy’s Dental Hospital Andrew studied at Godalming College for two years .He graduated in 1987 and then worked in a long established family Sussex practice for three years.

In 1989 Liz and Andrew married and between them, they started the The Mews Dental Clinic in 1991. Andrew enjoys the challenge of a family practice , and says ‘the variety of treating different age groups makes each day stimulating , and different’.One of his greatest pleasures is seeing satisfied patients returning to , and growing up with the clinic.Andrew and Liz live in Godalming and have two daughters .His main interest is Mountain biking , taking him all over the wonderful Surrey countryside and beyond .He finds this the perfect adjunct to the concentration demanded by modern dentistry!.

Andrew is a member of The British Society of advanced Restorative Dentistry and the British Dental Association.He enjoys regular postgraduate courses to keep abreast of the ever-changing modern dental world.

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Liz Reeves

GDC No. 61942

British Society of Advanced Restorative Dentistry

Liz studied Dentistry at Guy’s Hospital and after qualification in 1986 she spent a year as a vocational trainee in a highly regarded family practice in Tunbridge Wells. During the next few years she worked in two family dental practices in West Sussex, gaining valuable experience in all areas of general dentistry and formulating ideas for her own family orientated dental clinic.
Andrew and Liz established the Mews dental clinic in Godalming in 1991 with the aim of providing high quality dental care and service to the local community; something they remain very passionate about.
The practice continues to evolve and she enjoys striving with her dental team to make it the very best that she can for patients, so that they can have the treatment and service that they deserve.Liz enjoys treating patients and their families over the years, often spanning a number of generations, and achieving healthy beautiful smiles together.She gains great satisfaction helping those patients who are rather anxious of their dental visits, by providing them with personal dental care in a calm and relaxed manner.Continued professional development is of paramount importance to Liz enabling her to gain knowledge and develop further skills for the benefit of her patients. By regularly attending courses and as a member of the British Dental Association and British Society of Restorative Dentistry, she is able to achieve this.

Andrew and Liz live in Godalming with their two daughters, and in any free time she has, Liz tries to keep fit with a little running and looking after her garden. She continues to be very proud of the dental clinic and team that she and Andrew have established and is enthusiastic about it’s future.

Jonathan Avanessian

GDC Number: 113794

Jonathan qualified from Kings College London in 2007 and completed vocational training on the Isle of Wight. Jonathan then took a post as Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford and The Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.

During this time, he went on to take up a part-time role as a specialty doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Guildford, in 2010. Combining this role with working in a long-established family dental practice Jonathan started attending courses in Implant dentistry including a two years course at the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners in London.

Jonathan has now homed in his practice to Implant dentistry and the removal of teeth and he continues to seek out educational opportunities to further enhance his skills wherever possible.

Jonathan is married and has two children who take up most of his spare time! When he can he enjoys cycling and running and has recently discovered a love of multisport events.

Jonathan joined us in January 2021

Mina Patel

GDC No. 76554

Dr. Mina Patel is going to be providing general dentistry with a special interest in Endodontics (Root Canal) and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Mina Patel qualified from Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Dental School in 1999 with Honours. She has gained a wealth of experience and expertise in general dentistry by working in a variety of UK practices, Ministry of Defence and Perth Dental School, Australia. She prides herself in providing excellent high-quality general dentistry. She will take care of all your dental needs in a friendly, caring and professional manner; for anxious patients, she can provide hypnotherapy. Her enthusiasm and dedication is always reflected in her work.

In 2016, she successfully completed a 2-year postgraduate diploma at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, UCL. She was awarded a high merit certifying her to practice as a dentist with a special interest in Endodontics. She has the knowledge, ability, and skills needed to provide root canal treatment to the highest standard and treat more complex cases.
She has completed the aesthetic module at Birmingham University giving her the skill in providing minimal invasive composite veneers to improve patient’s smiles with an artistic flair and excellent long-term results.
For pleasure, she enjoys the outdoors, traveling, yoga, painting, and spending time with her family. She has completed level 1 & 2 counseling skills and an accredited mindfulness course. Her hobbies also include paddle-boarding and kayaking on the River Wey. She actively volunteers as a dentist on medical camps. She is also a school governor at a local independent school.

Dr. Patel joined us in February 2021.

Dr Thuy Lieu

GDC No. 79789

Thuy graduated from Guy’s King’s & St Thomas’ in 2001.

Following her vocational training, she took on SHO posts at Addenbrooke hospital, Guys’ & King’s hospital before settling down at St George’s hospital in Tooting as a Speciality Doctor in Restorative Dentistry for 11 years. During this time, she was also worked as a Locum Speciality Dentist at Croydon University Hospital for 5 years before embarking on Associate positions at Private Dental practices based in Sutton, Surrey.

Thuy enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has gained much experience in different fields of dentistry including Paediatric, Oral surgery and Community Dental Services. Over the years she has had the opportunity to manage a wide range of cases within the Restorative Departments at both St George’s and CUH, which includes endodontics, prosthodontics and periodontics.

Outside of work, Thuy is kept busy with taking her 2 young children to auditions & on film/TV sets. She recently took some time out of dentistry to accompany her youngest daughter to Manchester to film a TV project and is now looking forward to getting back to do what she loves. With whatever spare times she gets she tries to keep fit by swimming and going to dancing/aerobic classes with friends.

Thuy joined us in November 2021.

Aloine Griffiths
Dental Hygienist

GDC No. 5737

Aloine was born in Sweden. She began her career as a Dental Nurse and then qualified as a Hygienist in 2000. Throughout the course of her 20 year professional career she has worked full-time and part time in various practices in Surrey and now works in Great Bookham and Cranleigh alongside her work here at The Mews.

She is fully qualified in local anaesthesia, x-rays and impression taking and regularly updates her professional development with courses. She is also a member of the British Dental Hygiene Association.

She lives in Cranleigh with her Husband and twin boys, born in 2007. A keen rock climber and skier, she also likes cycling, practicing Pilates and gardening.

Aloine Griffiths, dental hygienist
Justyna Dabkowska

GDC: 246114

Justyna began her career in dentistry in 2011 as a dental nurse, in 2019 she completed a BSC in Dental Hygiene and Therapy at Portsmouth University with first-class honours.

Since graduating Justyna has worked across Surrey and also gained valuable experience by working as a hygienist for the MOD in Wellington Barracks, providing oral health education and gum disease treatments for army personnel.

Justyna is passionate about Periodontics and is committed to her continued professional development. She works in a calm and gentle manner to deliver a tailored approach and highest level of patient care. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, discovering foreign cultures, outdoor walks and skiing.

Trevor Matewu
Practice Manager

GDC No. 163491

Trevor joined us in January 2020 and came with 15 years of experience in Dentistry. As the registered CQC Manager, his job is to ensure we provide a service that meets patients’ individual needs in a safe and caring environment. Trevor is responsible for the day to day running of the practice, is patient-oriented, and always wants to ensure the patients get service at the highest quality.

Trevor enjoys reading, traveling, watching football, and spending time with family.

Trevo Matewu, Practice Manager
Lisa Brown
Dental Nurse

GDC No. 248063

Lisa joined The Mews Dental Clinic in September 2011, she qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2013 and is registered with the General Dental Council. She enjoys her work as a Dental Care Professional as it enables her to interact more with Patients. In her spare time she likes to keep fit and enjoys quality time with her family and friends.

Lisa Brown, Dental nurse
Morgen Powney-Ball
Trainee Dental Nurse

Morgen joined us in March 2021 and is a very enthusiastic and caring trainee nurse.

Morgen has a keen interest in aesthetic and beauty treatments. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her dog, a French Bulldog.

Rebecca Hare

Rebecca is a very friendly and helpful member of our Reception team. She joined us in May 2021 and settled in straight away.

In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog and visiting local National Trust places. Rebecca also enjoys cooking and visiting new places.

We want to make the world a better place

Whether it’s getting involved in our community or working to help others further afield, we take our social responsibility seriously. After all, what’s the point of providing a service in Godalming if we don’t engage with everything else that’s going on here? We’ve found that giving our team the time and means to volunteer and raise money for good causes – together or individually, at home or abroad – makes them feel great about giving back, and creates bonds that no office party can compete with! As well as volunteering and fundraising for Bridge2Aid, our team aims to make a regular commitment to local causes, too.