The Team

At Hitchin Dental Centre we have a friendly team of dentists, nurses and dental hygienists.

The Clinicians

Michael Greenstein BDS FDS MSc

Michael qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1985 and worked in both hospital and practice environments before receiving his Masters in Conservative Dentistry in 1991. After becoming Company Dental Manager of a large pharmaceutical company, he set up an in-house Specialist referral system to cater for the needs of the many staff on their sites. Awarded Specialist status in Prosthodontics in 2000, he received his Fellowship in 2001 shortly before setting up the Hitchin Dental Centre.

GDC No. 60859

Mike Goldsmith BDS FDS MSc

Mike Goldsmith qualified from Bristol University in 1989. After a number of years in general dental practice and in hospital positions he undertook postgraduate studies in Endodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London, completing his MSc in 1998; he was admitted to the Specialist List in Endodontics in July 2000. Since then he has limited his practice to specialist referral Endodontics. He currently works three days a week at Hitchin Dental Centre.

GDC No. 64683

Dr Kassiani Iro Palaska

Dr Kassiani Iro Palaska graduated from the Aristotle University School of Dental Medicine in Thessaloniki, Greece with honours and qualified as a dentist in 2008. She then completed a comprehensive three-year specialty program in Periodontology obtaining a Certificate and a Master’s degree from the same University in 2011.

In 2012, she moved to Boston (USA), as she was admitted to Tufts University School of Medicine where she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for four years. In 2015, she had the opportunity to work at the Department of Applied Oral Sciences in Forsyth Institute, one of the leading centres for dental and craniofacial research in the world (Boston, USA).

In 2016, she moved to London as she received the prestigious clinical and research scholarship by the International Team for Implantology and spent one year at the QMUL, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She has now successfully completed and gained her PhD focusing on periodontal inflammation in collaboration with the Medical School of Athens (Greece). Dr Palaska is a recipient of scholarships and awards including the Fotis Mitsis (F. Mitsis) award by the Hellenic Society of Periodontology.

She is currently a staff member of the newly founded Centre for Oral Clinical Research of the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. In addition to working in Hitchin, she works as a private practitioner with a Special Interest in Periodontology in the Greater London area, focusing in the clinical management and treatment of patients in the fields of Periodontology, Tissue Regeneration and Implant Dentistry. Dr Palaska holds memberships of professional and educational associations in the area of periodontics and implants and lectures and publishes in these fields.

GDC Number: 266254

Catherine Haselden BDS LDSRCS MSc

Catherine qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1986. She continued in both hospital and practice environments prior to receiving her Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry in 1993. Whilst working part time in general practice she held a post at the Eastman Dental Hospital where she published a paper in hypodontia. She now works part time at Hitchin Dental Centre and has a special interest in difficult denture cases.

GDC No. 61316

Our Hygienist Lucy Sulman EDH

She gained her diploma in dental hygiene in 2006 at Guys Kings and St. Thomas’s dental hospitals, after working for 5 years as a dental surgery assistant.

With a wealth of experience gained at a mixture of nhs and private dental surgeries in and around the Hertfordshire area, she takes pride in providing thorough treatment in a gentle manner. She enjoys building a rapport with patients from all walks of life and helping patients maintain a healthy mouth and a confident smile. In her spare time she enjoys running, cooking and travel.

GDC No. 104002

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