Welcome to Dental Practice on the Hill
Dental Practice on the Hill was first established in 1988 by Stephen Stern. At its heart, it is a family orientated practice. We take pride in forming long-term relationships with our patients and fulfilling their oral health needs.
Meet the Team
GDC No. 57568
Stephen qualified at the University of Witswatersrand in South Africa in 1981 and has been working in the UK since 1983. He started Dental Practice on the Hill in 1988 and developed it into a 4 surgery preventive family practice.
Stephen is a superb clinician, with a relaxed professional and friendly approach to patient care. He is meticulous in the care that he provides and has a reputation for the highest standard of professional care. His particular interests are cosmetic, aesthetic and implant dentistry, but at heart he has always been a family practitioner. Stephen prides himself on keeping up to date with trends in the profession, coupled with using cutting edge technology.
His outside interests are many including cycling for charity, hiking in England, street and landscape photography, music and the arts.
GDC No. 64472
Mike is a highly experienced dentist who graduated at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in 1987. He has provided dental care in London since the early 1990s.
Mike is focused on building trust and confidence in his patients, and looking after them in a gentle and caring manner. He is particularly interested in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and is a keen attendee of continuing education courses so as to provide his patients with the most current treatment choices and techniques.
Outside of work, Mike is a family man who enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys. His hobbies include running (slowly), reading and travelling to see his family in South Africa.
BSc (Hons) BDS (Hons) MFDS RCS (Eng) PGCL (Dental Law)
GDC No. 83706
Neel qualified from Guy’s Hospital, London in 2004 with distinction. He undertook further training at Birmingham Dental Hospital as well as Kings and Guy’s Dental Hospitals and he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons England in 2006.
Neel joined the team at Dental Practice on the Hill in 2007 and has developed a reputation as being an approachable and caring dentist with the primary aim of putting the patient’s interests first. Neel has worked with leading clinicians in the field of restorative dentistry and this along with his own experience allows him to offer his patients treatment options based on best clinical practice.
Dentistry is a constantly evolving profession and Neel strives to keep himself updated with the latest clinical techniques with a strong emphasis on preventative dentistry. More recently, Neel completed a postgraduate course in Dental Law and Ethics at the University of Bedfordshire.
Outside of dentistry, Neel enjoys travelling, socialising, keeping fit and most of all, spending time with his wife and daughter.
Dip Dent Hygiene (Lond) 2008
Dip Dent Therapy (Lond) 2008
GDC Number: 169631
Roush qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist in 2008 and since then, has been looking after our patients’ oral hygiene.
She is an excellent clinician with a reputation for being thorough and compassionate. Roush is constantly upgrading her skills and knowledge. Her patients value the advice and care she provides them.
Outside of work she enjoys music, travelling and trying out new cultures and cuisines.
GDC Number: 2866
Barbara has worked at Dental Practice on the Hill since 2010 and brings over thirty years experience as a hygienist.
She qualified at the Royal Dental Hospital having previously trained and worked at UCH Dental Hospital as a dental nurse and has a Diploma in Dental Health Education.
She has a caring, compassionate style of practice and specialises in treating nervous patients.
You will recognise her by her colourful tunic tops featuring Snoopy or Winnie the Pooh!
Away from the practice she enjoys walking, cooking, reading and grows as much as possible in her courtyard garden.
GDC Number: 244283
Karina joined us in 2012, after completing her Foundation Degree Science in Dental Nursing. She currently works as full time Dental Nurse with Stephen Stern.
Karina possesses a broad range of experiences in the dental field which she gained during her course. During her time at Dental Practice on the Hill, Karina has continued her studies and gained a National Certificate in Oral Health Education and is currently doing the National Certificate in Dental Radiography.
Karina has an interest in helping others and is a good team player. She is the Decontamination Lead, an extremely important role to maintain high standards in cross infection control.
Outside of work Karina enjoys spending time with her close family and friends and visiting new places. She originates from Madeira which she visits quite frequently and is fluent in Portuguese.
GDC Number: 222109
Bex started working in the practice in 2009 and gained her NVQ certificate in Dental Nursing in 2011. She works at the practice as a full time dental assistant with Mike MacManus.
She is fantastic with children and always makes them feel very welcome. Bex also enjoys working with our implant specialists on complex surgical cases.
Bex is very easy to get along with and always has a smile on her face. She is a great team player with good communication skills with both staff and patients.
Outside of work, Bex enjoys spending time with her many friends, going on long walks with her dog Max and travelling to new places.
GDC Number: 225566
Symone qualified as a dental assistant in 2012 at Eastman Dental Hospital and gained further experience in the departments of Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery. She joined our dental team in 2014 as Neel’s dental assistant. Symone is a greatly valued and hard working member of the practice.
She has a particular interest in working with nervous patients and has a gentle, reassuring manner.
Symone enjoys creating original works of art using oil paints on canvas and ink drawings which she then prints on various clothing. She also enjoys a spot of gardening and keeping fit in the great outdoors.
Donna is the Practice Manager and has been part of the team for over twenty years. She is usually the first point of contact when patients phone the practice. Her warm and encouraging manner helps to enhance the patient’s experience.
Donna has excellent communication skills and is caring and empathetic. She can answer any questions you may have in relation to the practice or your treatment.
To relax, Donna enjoys watching films or a good drama. She is a doting grandmother of two grand-daughters.
GDC Number: 163675
Jo started her career in dental nursing in 1988 at our practice and was Stephen’s first dental nurse. She left to have her family and now that her children are older, she has returned on a part-time basis as a receptionist and dental assistant.
Jo has excellent organisational skills and she oversees clinical governance requirements for the practice. Her cheerful and friendly manner helps put even the most nervous of patients at ease
In Jo’s spare time, she enjoys socialising and participating in fun activities.
GDC Number: 111732
Nic has been a valued member of our team for over twenty years and brings a blend of efficiency and kindness to the practice.
Nic has lived in Enfield all her life and knows many of our patients outside of the practice. Nic has worked with many dentists over the years and has learnt a variety of different skills from each.
Outside of the practice, she enjoys spending time with her daughters as well as her two other passions: shopping and cake.
GDC Number: 198489
Sam joined the practice in 2010. She is friendly and caring and her infectious laughter puts even our most nervous patients at ease.
Her organisational and administrative abilities have helped with practice policies and procedures. She is currently undertaking the National Certificate in Dental Radiogrpahy.
In her spare time, Sam enjoys running, swimming and spending time with family and friends. She is fluent in German.
Wenna has been a receptionist at Dental Practice on the Hill since 1998. She has known many of the patients for years and this makes them feel comfortable when visiting our practice. She is friendly, polite, compassionate and is a good listener.
In Wenna’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her children going on bike rides, baking and picnics.
BChD Pretoria 1979
GDC Number: 77359
Dr. van Jaarsveld fulfils the role of diagnosing and treating diseases of the gums and supporting tissues. With Dr. van Jaarsvelds’ vast experience in the placing of Dental Implants, you are sure to be in the hands of an expert.
He qualified with his undergraduate degree from the University of Pretoria in 1979 and went on to complete his post graduate degree (with honours) in Oral Medicine and Periodontics in 1985 at the same university.
Since 1985 he was in private practice in Pretoria and at the same time lectured part time at the University of Pretoria. Since 1996 he has worked in the UK and Tanzania as a Specialist in Periodontics. In 2005 he was appointed Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has lectured all over the world on Periodontal topics and has been the external examiner to the University of the Witwatersrand from 2001 to 2006.
Hennie is registered as a Specialist Periodontist with the General Dental Council.