Our Team

Ryad Al-Klash

Dr Ryad Al-Klash

Dentist | BDS | DipClinDent | MClinDent | IMOrth (RCS England) | FDS (RCS Edinburgh) | GDC no: 286556

Ryad joined David Neal Hastings in February 2022.

Having qualified as a dentist in 2004, he then undertook speciality training in orthodontics at the Royal London Hospital. There he obtained his postgraduate diploma in Clinical Dentistry followed by Master of Clinical Dentistry in orthodontics from the Queen Mary University of London. He was awarded the Speciality Membership in Orthodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons.

In 2019, he was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery by the Royal College of Edinburgh. He has also been a part-time university lecturer, most recently at the University of Manchester. Currently, he is a locum Orthodontics Consultant at Eastbourne District General Hospital.

Outside work, Ryad enjoys travelling, cycling and chess.

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Jonathan Christensen

Dentist | BDS Liverpool 2004 | GDC no: 84469

After spending 14 years running the family business, Jonathan decided to pursue a career in medicine. He spent time in the United States completing a Clinical Clerkship in Washington State University and attending Seattle College before qualifying as a General Dentist in Liverpool in 2004. Jonathan joined the David Neal team in 2021. He is extremely passionate about all aspects of dentistry with a special interest in Paediatric Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics. Jonathan is particularly adept at calming nervous patients and has been named as a preferred dentist for understanding the requirement and special needs of children. In his spare time Jonathan enjoys playing squash, cycling and has recently taken up golf. He also enjoys travelling, modern literature and has an eclectic taste in music.

Dr Alistair Hayes, Dentist, Hastings, GDC 64891 (Medium)

Alastair Hayes

Dentist | BDS Birmingham 1989, DPDS Bristol 2002 | GDC no: 64891

Alastair qualified at Birmingham University in 1989. He worked in general practice in the West Midlands, then moved to Wiltshire in 1994 to set up his own practice. Alastair joined David Neal Dental (previously Total Dentalcare) in May 2016.

Alastair has been a Dental Foundation Trainer for 10 years and is a Dental Nurse Tutor. He won a National Award for patient care at the Dental Awards, came 2nd in the National Ceramx competition and was a finalist in the Dental Defence Union, Dental Teacher of the Year Awards. His professional interests are cosmetic dentistry, facial rejuvenation and restorative dentistry.

Outside work, Alastair’s enjoys collecting watercolour and modern abstract art, and mountain biking.

Eial Makori, Dentist, Northants, GDC 73127

Dr Eial Makori

Dentist | BDS 1997 | GDC no: 73127

Dr Eial Makori, has worked as a private cosmetic dentist for 20 years, and has built a reputation for creating beautiful natural-looking smiles.

Eial qualified top of his class from the Wits Dental School in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1997, with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery before relocating to the UK. For the past 18 years has worked alongside specialists in multi-disciplinary practices, prescribing, carrying out and overseeing every stage of the patient's treatment journey.

Eial’s passion lies in dental rehabilitation. He has vast experience in restoring heavily broken-down dentition to a healthy, natural-looking functional smile. For the past 7 years he has worked as the lead practitioner in the advanced Smile in a Day same-day dental implant treatment, changing the lives of hundreds of patients.

Eial takes a conservative, caring approach, where possible eliminating the need for crowns or more invasive treatment options. He has completed extensive implant and cosmetic dental courses and continues to invest in on-going education. Eial is also skilled in facial aesthetics.

Dr Michael Strydon, GDC 78916 Hasting and Eastbourne

Dr Michael Strydom

Dentist | BChD Pretoria 1979 | GDC no: 78916

Michael joined the David Neal team in October 2023, having previously owned his own dental practice in South Africa for 30 years.

After spending some time working in a practice in Dorset, Michel decided to move further along the south coast.

Michael is fascinated by the science behind dentistry and feels privileged to work in such a fast moving professional field. His specialist interests are crowns, bridges and cosmetic work - seeing immediate results for his patients gives him a real sense of satisfaction.

Michael's interests outside of work include sports and running; he has recently completed his 250th Park Run. He also enjoys reading, photography and good wine.

Nicola Milns, Lead Dental Nurse, GDC (Medium)

Nicola Millns

Lead Dental Nurse

GDC: 307591

Isabelle Keefe, Hastings, Dental Nurse,, GDC300911 (Medium)

Isabella Keefe

Dental Nurse | GDC 300911
Michelle Day, EASTBOURNE AND HASTINGS

Michelle Day

Hygienist

GDC: 284589

Letitia Harrison, Decontamination Nurse, HASTINGS

Letitia Harrison

Decontamination Nurse
Jade Creasey, Trainee Dental Nurse, Hastings (Medium)

Jade Creasey

Trainee Dental Nurse
Steve O’Neill, Lead Receptionist, Hastings (Medium)

Steve O’Neill

Receptionist
Sarah Beckwith

Sarah Beckwith

Practice Manager

GDC: 115073