Our team

Our Mission Statement

To provide high quality dental care, in a comfortable and safe environment, with continuing dedication to meeting the needs of our patients.

Dental Surgeons

We would love to welcome you to our practice if you are looking for a dentist in Hamworthy, Poole.

rJ Roül Rothman

B.Ch.D University of Pretoria South Africa 1992
GDC Reg. No: 67820

Roül relocated to the UK in 1992 from South Africa where he qualified at the University of Pretoria as a dentist. His mother’s family were all medically trained and his uncle, who lived in England, was a Periodontist. He made dentistry and particularly delivering dentistry in the UK sound wonderful, which is what made Roül relocate here. He worked in Northampton before he bought this practice in 1997.

He states:” it is the best decision he has ever made as it is a family, not a practice, and patients feel like they are part of that family.”

He constantly undertakes courses to update his knowledge in order to deliver the best results possible. Roül loves a new challenge. He has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery. He enjoys working with and talking to people.

In his spare time Roül enjoys endurance cycling and trekking. He is incredibly proud of the exceptional reputation the practice has built. “It has a great name and we are very proud of what we do there.”

Shella UmanskyShella Umansky

DMD Centro Escolar University 1991
GDC Reg. No: 176247

Shella is a highly experienced general dental practitioner, having originally qualified in the Philippines. She registered with the GDC in the UK in 2009, following postgraduate training at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute in London. Shella subsequently worked in Buckinghamshire, Inverness and Portsmouth before moving to Poole in 2017.

Shella is highly committed to ongoing professional development with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, including tooth whitening, veneers, composite bonding, SmileFast, Invisalign and facial aesthetics.

Shella is passionate about dentistry and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking and pilates.

Shella UmanskyDr Rasoul Najafi Asl

MDDr Charles University in Prague 2017
GDC Reg. No: 104545

Dr. Rasoul Najafi (known as Russ) has been in the dental profession for over 17 years. Started of as a Dental Technician / Clinical Dental Technician in London.

Russ then moved to the Czech Republic to pursue his career in dentistry, attending the prestigious Charles University where he successfully completed his MDDR in Dentistry and has been working as a Dentist since 2017.

Russ joined Hamworthy Dental Practice in the Summer of 2022. Russ’s aim is to provide the highest standard of dental care in a relaxed, friendly and efficient atmosphere. He enjoys every aspect of general dentistry, especially root canal treatment, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Russ constantly enhances his knowledge and clinical techniques by participating in numerous courses. He recently completed his post graduate certificate in implant dentistry from London.

In his spare time, Russ enjoys reading, socialising and playing football.


vickiVicki Cross

GDC Reg. No: 2357

Vicki qualified at Kings College Hospital in 1982. Vicki joined the practice in 2002 and is very experienced in dealing with nervous patients.

Hygienist / Therapist

vickiNaomi Farrell

GDC Reg. No: 192881

Naomi graduated from Portsmouth University in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Dental Hygiene and Therapy. Naomi was awarded the Restorative prize in her year.

Naomi is always smiling and friendly and keen to make all patients feel relaxed and calm throughout the appointment. She attends regular courses to stay up to date with continuing professional development.

In her spare time she loves to spend quality time with family going on long walks to the beach and forest. Enjoy keeping fit in the gym. She loves reading and trying her hand at silver jewellery making.

vickiJosey Lovell

GDC Reg. No: 241454

Josey qualified with BSc Hons in Dental Hygiene and Therapy from the University of Portsmouth in 2019. After university she completed an extra Vocational Training year as a Dental Therapist in the NHS Special Care Dental Services based in Havant.

Josey is enthusiastic and enjoys providing all aspects of hygiene treatment, working with anxious patients and children in a gentle and calm manner, enabling them to overcome their fears of dental treatment.

In her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies include baking, crafts and outdoor activities which include kayaking and skiing.


Donna Devereux

Practice Manager


Amanda Simmonds

Dental Nurse / Receptionist
GDC – 108170


Joanna Uwejoma

Dental Nurse
GDC – 259893



Dental Nurse
GDC – 122553


Siân Edwards

Dental Nurse
GDC – 297064


Jasmine Marquis

Trainee Dental Nurse

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