Meet The Team


Dr Martina Hodgson



Multi Award-Winning Invisalign Professional

Dr Martina is a Diamond Apex Invisalign® provider and the owner & founder of The Dental Architect & The Dental Studio. She is a speaker for Invisalign®.

Also named in Dentistry’s Top 50 2021 and 2022 and voted Best Dentist North and Central 2020 (highly commended), she has the Postgraduate Diploma in Clear Aligner therapy, sits on the Private Dentistry Journal Editorial Advisory Board and regularly writes articles for the dental and general press.

Martina is the co-founder of Inspiring Women in Dentistry, organising events, mentoring and support for women in dentistry.

Martina founded The Dental Architect with a clear vision; to deliver high level dentistry, in a luxury setting, at prices that are accessible to all.

Gemma Sinnett

Dental Hygiene-Therapist — GDC 160406

Gemma graduated from the University of Leeds in 2013 as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist, and has worked for Dr Martina ever since! She has worked in dentistry since the age of 17 and is particularly good with nervous patients. She enjoys getting to know her patients, putting them at ease, and helping them maintain excellent oral health.

You’ll find Gemma at the Dental Architect on Tuesdays, always there to welcome her patients with a big smile, lots of laughter and will be sure to make your appointment fun and very informative.

Away from work Gemma loves holidays, socialising and spending time with her children, family and friends.


Paula Calvo

Associate Dentist — GDC 123508

Paula qualified in 2012 in Madrid at University Alfonso X ‘El Sabio’ followed by an internship in Italy working in Microdentistry, which is dentistry carried out using a microscope and completed the Diploma in Clear Aligner Therapy in 2021. Paula has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign.

She is passionate about providing good dentistry, whilst putting the patient’s health first. Paula aims to create ethical, beautiful smile makeovers that are long lasting, and aims to work in her patient’s best interests.

Anastasia Zygkridi

Associate Dentist — GDC 274418

Anastasia qualified as a general dentist from Aristotle University of Greece, and is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to patients. She has a special interest in endodontics. She holds a postgraduate diploma in endodontics and is currently working on her dissertation, with which she will be given the degree of master of science (MSc) in endodontics. This allows her to carry out more complex endodontic treatments, where heavily decayed or infected teeth can be saved and restored to function.

She is passionate about helping nervous patients overcome their fears in a gentle and professional manner. Her aim has been to listen to patients’ concerns, and make them feel at ease and focus on their needs.

In her spare time, Anastasia enjoys travelling, running, and playing tennis.


Zainab Patel

Associate dentist — GDC 290652

I graduated from Newcastle University in 2020 with my BDS. I am undertaking courses in cosmetic dentistry and a diploma in clear aligner therapy. I am interested in proving high quality dentistry. My passion is providing Invisalign and cosmetic dentistry along with family dentistry. In my spare time I like to spend time with my friends, try food places and gym.

Soumia Djebbar

Associate Dentist — GDC 230655

Dentist with special interest in Invisalign, family care and advanced Facial aesthetics & skin care.

Soumia enjoys all aspects of restorative and aesthetic dentistry, including Invisalign, teeth whitening, white fillings, veneers, inlays and crowns and bridge designs. Soumia is passionate about providing exceptional dentistry in a comfortable and relaxed setting.

Soumia has also particular interest in and passion for facial aesthetics, non-surgical skin rejuvenation & medical grade skin care and chemical peels. She is able to provide anti-wrinkle injections, hyperhidrosis management, TMD & Bruxism protocols, microneedling SkinPen, PDO thread lifts, PRP, fat dissolving injections and a variety of advanced dermal fillers placement including Profhilo.

Soumia believes in enhancing natural beauty and improve patients' self-confidence.


Safira Patel

BDS PgDip — Associate Dentist — GDC 277374

Safira graduated from Liverpool university in 2018 and is keen to learn new skills and develop herself to provide the utmost quality treatment to our patients.

Safira is a certified Invisalign provider and is passionate about creating beautiful smiles whilst building relationships with her patients in a friendly manner. She has also completed further training in restorative dentistry.

Outside of work, Safira is a real foodie and enjoys travelling to sample new world cuisines and restaurants.

Sandeep Kaur

Dip DH, Dip DTh, FdSc DN — Dental Hygiene-Therapist — GDC 281507

Sandy is a qualified dental hygienist and therapist. She graduated from Sheffield in 2022… yes she studied through the pandemic!!

Over the past years as a dental nurse and student therapist she has worked in hospitals, community, orthodontic and general. Sandy has carried out community workshops working closely with kids and mothers of ethnic backgrounds to deliver oral hygiene advice. She thoroughly enjoys educating patients and equipping them with the skill and knowledge to help achieve good oral health. I look forward to lead further community projects.

Sandy has plans to accomplish many courses in the future and take special interests in cosmetic dentistry. She is very excited to be part of this ever growing practice and work so closely with a role model as Dr Martina Hodgson.

In her spare time, she likes to hike, bake and spend time with her family and friends. Sandy have also developed a passion for organising events whilst planning her own wedding!


Amanda Reast

CMgr MCMI MinstLM ASET — Business Manager — GDC 154291

Amanda has worked in dentistry for 28 years both nursing and in management. She has a passion for team development and growth, and holds additional qualifications in education and training as well as supporting as a CMI mentor.

Outside of work Amanda is a busy mum of 3 boys she like to read, cook, travel, gym along with spending time with family/friends also loves a spot of retail therapy!


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