Croydon Dental Team

Our Team

Dr Jose Lage - Principal

Dr. Jose Lage

(Principal Dentist), GDC No. 81643

Date of registration: 28 February 2003.

Qualified at ISCSEM (Egas Moniz Higher Institute of Health Sciences) in Lisbon - Portugal in 2001.

From 2001 to 2003 Dr Lage worked in Portugal in private practices and was Dental Assistant in the Department of Endodontics (Root Canal Treatments) at ISCSEM in Lisbon.

Dr Lage completed a Diploma in Endodontics from the University of Valencia (Spain) in 2003.

He became a Certified Practitioner in Clearstep Invisible Braces (UK) in 2010, in Cfast (cosmetic tooth alignment) in 2013 and in Inman Aligners also in 2013. In 2014 Dr Lage became a Fellow in Implant Dentistry by the University of Miami.

Dr Lage Worked in the UK in mixed NHS and Private dental practices from March 2003 to May 2009.

Currently working exclusively at Natureza Dental Practice since June 2009.

Dr Lage has a special interest in Implant Dentistry, Mercury free Dentistry, Root Canal Treatments (Endodontics), and Cosmetic Dentistry (crowns, bridges, veneers, teeth whitening).

Dr Lage also writes dental blogs and articles to help website visitors understand more about their dental health.

He is very calm and very good with children and nervous patients.

Jose speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish and is trying to improve his Italian and French.

Outside dentistry José loves football, swimming, painting, music and reading.

Dr Margarida Menezes

Dr. Margarida Menezes

(Dental Implants), GDC No. 246893


Dr. Menezes graduated in 2008 and spent the next couple of years working in leading dental private practices in Lisbon.

In 2010 she moved to New York, and spent the next 3 years at New York University (NYU), where she successfully completed a full time advanced program in Prosthodontics and in Implant Dentistry. She gained experience in all aspects of Dental Implantology and learned the latest techniques to achieve long term predictability. She completed single, partial and full arch restorations on implants as well as teeth.

Having recently arrived to the UK, Dr. Menezes works in multiple dental practices in London on a referral basis only focusing in Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry using cutting edge technique to achieve the ultimate aesthetic results for her patients.

Dr. Menezes is also an ICOI diplomat (International Congress of Oral Implantologist).

Dr Elena Calciolari

Dr Elena Calciolari

(Gum Disease Treatments), GDC No. 242268

Date of registration: 12 April 2013

Dip Dent (Italy) MSc (Perio) Qualified at University of Parma in 2010 with a first class honors degree.

From 2010 to 2012 Elena worked as a resident dentist in the hospital of Parma, in the Department of Periodontology and Implantology and in some private practices in the north of Italy.

In 2012 Elena also completed a 2-years Master in Periodontology at the University of Siena.

She won a prestigious scholarship held by the Italian Society of Periodontology and she moved to London in 2012 to complete a PhD in bone regeneration and osteoporosis at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute.

Elena has recently started working as a Clinical Research Fellow at the Centre for Oral Clinical Research, Barts Health, Queen Mary University of London, where she works as part of a multidisciplinary team and assists with the clinical management and treatment of patients, especially in the fields of Periodontology, Tissue Regeneration and Implant Dentistry. She also participates in the Centre's academic activities and makes research initiatives and original contributions to the research programme

Elena has a gentle and reassuring approach with patients and will help them restoring and maintaining ideal oral health.

Outside her activity at the Centre for Oral Clinical Research and at the practice, Elena loves theatre, cinema, traveling and watching the games of her favorite Italian football team (Milan).

Dr Antonio Tarsia

Dr Antonio Tarsia

Dentist with special interest in Endodontics & Smile Makeovers) GDC No. 243382

Date of registration: 20 May 2013

After achieving a degree in medical biotechnology with honours in 2006, Dr Antonio decided to carry on with his studies and accomplished a degree in Dentistry and Prosthodontics with honours in Tor Vergata University in Rome.

Backed by this outstanding and huge theoretical and technical background knowledge, he started to work in emergency and restorative dentistry departments of Tor Vergata Policlinic in Rome as well as in several fully private practices as associate and principal dentist. Despite the intense clinical work, Dr Antonio has managed to continue his professional development attending some post-graduate courses and closely following the work of leading experts in dentistry.

Being provided with a strong attitude towards a conservative approach to dental treatments, he is very interested in endodontics and restorative dentistry and has a long experience of successful root canal treatments of any kind of difficulty and aesthetic fillings and crowns.

Dr Antonio enjoys the use of the best equipment, materials and techniques available nowadays in order to provide high quality dental therapies.

Having an emphatic and spontaneous personal attitude alongside a gentle approach to therapies, he strives for delivering a comforting and relaxant dental treatment tailored to patients’ needs.

Dr Ana Bosco

Dr. Ana Bosco

(Cosmetic Dentistry), GDC No. 222053

Date of registration: 06 February 2012

Qualified at University of Ribeirão Preto (UNAERP) - Brazil in 1990.

From 1991 to 2007 Dr Ana worked in Brazil in private practices and was Adjunct Professor of Restorative Dentistry in two Universities (UNAERP from 1991 to 2001 and UNIFRAN from 1998 to 2007).

Concluded two Post Graduate Courses in Restorative Dentistry in 1995 at AORP and in Public Health in 2005 at UNIFRAN - in Brazil.

In 1999 completed Master in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry at USP - Ribeirao Preto - Brazil.

In Portugal completed a Master degree in Dental Medicine at ISCSN in 2010.

She has a special interest in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry. Dr Ana has a calm attitude, is sensitive to patient's individual requests, and puts patients at ease with her gentle manner and highest level of care and respect.

Outside dentistry Dr Ana enjoys spending time with her family, reading, visiting museums, cultural programs and travelling to historical places.

Dr Anastassia Petsjonkin

Dr Anastassia Petsjonkina

(MOrth RCSEd, Specialist Orthodontist), GDC No. 259764

Date of registration: 24 August 2015

A graduate from the University of Tartu, Estonia, in 2006, she started her 3-year postgraduate course in Orthodontics. In 2009, she achieved a Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics. Since then, she worked in a busy state of the art orthodontic centre for more than 6 years.

In 2010, Anastassia has completed the required form of study, passed the examination and acquired the Diploma of Membership in Orthodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

She is an active member of European Orthodontic Society and Institute of Medical Illustrators.

Anastassia enjoys using individual approach in treating patients of all ages. She supports the idea of "face-driven orthodontics", which focuses on the impact of the treatment on the facial harmony and not just beautiful smile. She is highly competent specialist providing comprehensive treatments with fixed orthodontic appliances as well as with functional appliances that are used in growing patients. She also offers quicker solutions with cosmetic, tooth-shaded braces and"invisible" lingual braces. Anastassia is a certified Invisalign provider.

While developing treatment plans for her patients, she enjoys having the patients involved into discussion giving them an opportunity to choose between different options they might have.

Anastassia has a particular interest in medical photography, which she uses in her everyday practice to document and visualize the progression of treatment.

Dr Daniel Altieri

Dr Daniel Altieri

(Dentist with special interest in Oral Surgery), GDC No. 222051

Date of registration: 06 February 2012

Dr Altieri graduated from the School of Dentistry of University Santa Maria in Caracas, Venezuela in 2009. Subsequently he spent 10 months working in a dental private practice as a general dental practitioner and 4 months in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery department at Domingo Luciani Hospital in Caracas until late 2010.

In 2011 Dr Altieri did a 6 months clinical attachment in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery in the United Kingdom. In February 2012 was appointed as a Trust Doctor in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Russells Hall Hospital NHS Trust, in Dudley, United Kingdom.

He has a special interest in Oral Surgery with a broad experience in routine dento-alveolar surgery and management of dento-alveolar trauma.

Continuing professional development is a key role for his career, therefore he has been doing a numerous post-graduate courses since graduation, including a Fellow in Implant Dentistry from the University of Miami in 2014.

Outside work he love playing tennis, playing guitar, travelling and spending time with my family.

Daniel is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian.

Dr Rogerio Monteiro

Dr Rogerio Monteiro

(Dentist with special interest in Endodontics), GDC No. 167818

Date of registration: 20 November 2008

Dr Rogerio graduated in 2008 in Portugal and after a short term working in the University Dental Hospital, moved to Wales where he worked as a general dental practitioner from 2009 to 2012. During this period he developed a special interest in Endodontics and attended several postgraduate courses.

In 2012 Dr Rogerio relocated to London with a view to develop his skills further. In 2013 he was accepted for the two-year part-time Master of Science in Endodontics at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, which he completed in September 2015 awarded with a Merit.

Dr Rogerio's calm and patient approach provides patients with a relaxed environment.

Outside dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his wife and has a passion for music.

Dr Rogerio is a member of the British Endodontic Society.



Dental Hygienist GDC No.

Andreia obtained her diploma in Dental Hygiene from Lisbon University, Portugal in 2004 and started to work in private practices. In 2010 she was awarded her Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene and moved to London in 2016 where she has been working in private practices around the city. She has a keen interest in gum disease and also the cosmetic and aesthetic aspects of hygiene care.

In her free time she enjoys traveling, cinema and spending time with her 2 children.

Isabel Lage

Isabel Lage

(Receptionist/Practice Manager/Dental Nurse), GDC No. 227876

Isabel is a very friendly and hard working person and has over 20 years’ experience in customer services and management.

Isabel is a very experienced and knowledgeable dental nurse and is always willing to make you feel comfortable. If you have any questions, comments or problems regarding your dental care or any other issues related to the dental practice Isabel will be able to help.

Outside of the practice Isabel loves cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.