The Dental Hygiene Clinic
The Dental Hygiene Clinic was opened in 2015 by founding hygienist Jennifer Lynch. The clinic is a dedicated dental hygiene service offering appointments to patients on a direct access or referral basis.
The clinic works in partnership with Hove Dental Clinic but patients are free to choose whether they attend the hygiene clinic only, or if they require all of their dental needs to be looked after at the same practice they can receive exceptional dental care by Dr Dimitri Mantazis or Dr Hoosna Hudson of Hove Dental Clinic.
About Our Team
Jennifer Lynch Dip DH RCS
Founder & Principal Hygienist - GDC 5974 Dip Dent Hygiene RCS Edin (UK) 2001
Jennifer graduated from Glasgow School of Dental Hygiene in 2001 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, U.K. The following year she moved to London and worked in many practices as a locum hygienist before making the move further south to Brighton in 2003.
She has spent the last 14 years in various practices throughout the city, including Carden Avenue Dental, Surrenden Dental Practice and Village Dental Centre Patcham. In 2009 Jennifer undertook further training in tooth whitening procedures with the esteemed whitening expert Dr Linda Greenwall. Jennifer is a member of The British Dental Bleaching Society, The British Society of Periodontology and the Association of Dental Implantology. She regularly attends courses to keep up with the latest treatments and techniques.
Jennifer lives in Hove with her partner and their two miniature dachshunds Aero & Wispa. She has a keen interest in photography and is currently working towards a diploma in digital photography and image editing.
Dimitri Mantazis LTH
Principal Dentist - GDC Number 104510 LTH Tandarts Leuven (Belgium) 2006
Dimitri was born in South Africa but went on to study dentistry at the highly acclaimed university in Leuven, Belgium.
He qualified in 2006 and after working in Scotland for two years, moved to Brighton & Hove and has been here ever since.
Dimitri has a special interest in Root Canal treatments, where he is currently in the process of obtaining a Master’s Degree.
Dedicated in his tireless pursuit of dental excellence, encompassing a caring, comprehensive approach to oral health, he believes in conservative & preventative dentistry with the goal of increasing the longevity of his patient’s teeth.
He devotes many days each year to continuing dental education courses given both in the United Kingdom and abroad.
Hoosna Hudson BChD
Dentist - GDC Number 64385 BChD Leeds (UK) 1989
Hoosna qualified from Leeds University School of Dentistry in 1989. She worked in a busy NHS practice in the North East of England for 17 years and then relocated to the South East with her family.
Hoosna has spent the last 9 years working in private practice in Lewes and also works for West Sussex Emergency Dental Services where she has gained valuable experience in treating dental emergencies and trauma’s.
She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has many years of experience with working with nervous patients and helping them gain confidence. She believes that fear should not be a barrier to maintaining good oral health or to achieving the smile that you wish for. She is also an Invisalign (clear braces) provider and has been accredited since 2009
Hoosna is a mum to 2 teenage boys so also enjoys treating children and making visits to the dentist a fun and pleasant experience so they grow up without the ‘fear’ of dentistry that many adults have.
In her spare time she enjoys cooking, nutrition and keeping fit. She has completed several marathons and half marathons to raise money for her chosen cancer charities.
Jacy Cleal BDS
Dentist - GDC Number 251620 BDS King's College London (UK) 2014
Jacy was born and bred in beautiful Wales. After achieving a BA (Hons) in Politics from Sussex University, Jacy developed a successful career as a make-up artist in television, film and music. Here she discovered her love of fine detail work. This coupled with her desire to enhance her medical knowledge led her to dentistry, and she has never looked back! She graduated top of her class with honours from Kings College London in 2014 and received the prestigious Koray Feran prize for best case presentation. She has been working in general practice since then, whilst continually developing her skills attending numerous courses.
Jacy loves all aspects of dentistry including cosmetic work. She is extremely conscientious and driven to provide the absolute best care possible and her gentle, kind nature and experience allow her to make everyone feel as relaxed as possible. She is particularly gifted with nervous patients.
Jacy lives in Brighton wither her husband and 2 children. She has an active involvement in fundraising for MIND, a charity close to her heart. Jacy is also a keen runner.
National Certificate NEBDN (UK) 2006 - GDC 126707
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds (UK) 2013 - GDC 245476
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds (UK) 2013 - GDC 246292