Meet the team

The Grange Dental and Hygiene Centre Team

The Dental Surgery was first opened in 1963 by Mr Frank Grainger. Paul Cassar acquired the surgery in 1993 and renamed it the Grange Dental Surgery. Since then, the surgery has grown into a two building practice as the Dental Hygiene Centre, which opened in 2015 is two doors away. With the growth of the practice has come the growth of a highly regarded and well qualified team. Each team member bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to the ever developing Grange Dental Surgery. 

READ MOREPaul Cassar Principal Dental Surgeon GDC:62438

Paul Cassar qualified from Guys Hospital, London in 1987, having previously completed a degree in Biology at Kings College. After qualifying Paul was a House Surgeon at Guys, a Senior House Surgeon at Orpington and Bromley Hospital. Paul then entered General practice in Havant and Portsmouth before taking over Grange Dental Surgery from his predecessor Mr Frank Grainger in 1993.

Paul is committed to continual investment in the practice equipment and has a most technically advanced surgery. Paul specialises in root canal therapy. He was one of the first general practitioners in the UK to own a Zeiss Microscope and has continued to use magnification to help all aspects of surgery. Paul has great enthusiasm for dentistry and is also very keen on cosmetic aspects of dentistry and has embraced the Zoom Whitening bleaching system. Although working privately, Paul offers the highest standard of modern non invasive preventative practice. He can also use air abrasion techniques instead of using the dental drill in certain situations.

Paul is married to Wendy and they have three children. He enjoys sailing and tennis. Paul is a trustee of International Animal Rescue, which helps suffering animals anywhere in the world and work to eradicate practices such as Bear Dancing in India. Paul and his Veterinary colleague Lisa Milella work together to provide dental care to bears, tigers and other animals. Amongst other charity work, in 2008 Paul travelled to a remote region of the Ukraine on a church run dental mission, where he and his team spent five days treating 200 people, who do not have access to modern dental services.

READ MOREMira Krumova Associate Dental Surgeon GDC:166443

Mira Krumova qualified as a Doctor of Dental Medicine from The Medical University of Sofia in 2000 and soon after started working as a general dentist in an Emergency dental care centre. In 2005 she charted her title at the University of Barcelona and practiced dentistry in Madrid. In 2008 she obtained a postgraduate DU in Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation from Université Paris-Cretéil and was awarded with 'The Best Clinical Case award'.

In 2009 Mira accepted a position in Hampshire and has been practicing as a private and NHS Dentist. Currently Mira is finishing her second postgraduate as a MSc in Orthodontics at Warwick University.

Mira has a straight forward, no-nonsense approach to dentistry and is a firm believer in the concept of doing it right. She strongly feels there is no substitute for quality when it comes to dentistry.

Outside the practice hours Mira is a proud mother of two teenagers and a pug called Shisha. She enjoys travelling, studying and yoga classes.

READ MOREChristine Cheshire Associate Dental Surgeon GDC:56062

Christine Cheshire Qualified from Guys Hospital in 1981 and undertook an oral surgery house job at Guys before taking up a teaching role, also at Guys.

Christine combined this with an opportunity to work at Shell international as their in-house dental surgeon, which she became head of until 2000.

After her 4th baby, she started a new chapter in her life and moved to the south coast where her husband had taken up a consultant position in West Sussex. Christine started working in both private practice alongside working at Queen Alexander Hospital and at Portsmouth University, where she taught King's dental students in their final year. Christine enjoys all aspects of dentistry ranging from oral surgery, advanced restorative care and implant placement cases.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children, skiing, travel and sailing.

Wendy Cassar Hygienist GDC:3497
Charlotte Dental Nurse GDC:149140
Becky Dental Nurse GDC:132012
Liz Dental Nurse GDC:111099
Rosemary Dental Nurse GDC:135746
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