Meet Our Team

Dr. Lizet Horn

Principal Dentist, BcHD and BSc (Hons)


Dr Horn’s extensive career in dentistry has included working as an Associate at an NHS/Private Dental Practice in East London followed by working at a multi-disciplinary clinic in Fleet Street. She became a partner at Worthing Road Dental Practice in 2011 and owner in 2016.

“Worthing Road Dental Practice has always been a family practice. As a dentist it has always been my first priority to listen and make anxious or worried patients feel comfortable. I also want patients to be well informed and knowledgeable about their dental health care (which starts at home) all the way through to treatment plans. It is very rewarding seeing how dental phobic patients’ self confidence grows as we moved through dental procedures and treatments.”

Lizet lives in Surrey with her husband, Derick, and daughter Aimee. With a life-long passion for travel,  they enjoy exploring and sharing travel experiences together as a family.  They enjoy dining out and going to the cinema. If she has a few spare minutes she likes to read. 

Dr Ashee Rajabali 

Associate Dentist, MSc (UK), DPDS (UK), BDS (UK)


Dr Ashee is a General Dentist for Adults and Children with a passion and flare for working with children and for putting nervous patients at ease.

Having qualified from Bristol University and practiced dentistry in UK for 13 years, Ashee moved to Dubai 10 years ago bringing with her the experience of working in Private Clinics, Specialist Orthodontic Clinics and also within the Hospital Environment. She quickly settled into Dubai and became an established Dentist in Dubai Healthcare City and Dubai. Now back in the UK, she has over 23 years of dental experience behind her.

As well as focusing on preventative care, Ashee enjoys enhancing people’s smiles be it with teeth whitening, white fillings or veneers or simply some tooth jewelry.

Happy to be back in UK with her son and husband, she is enjoying the outdoors and the countryside.

Dr Truc Than

Associate Dentist


Dr Truc Than qualified as a dentist in 1983 at the London Hospital, Whitechapel.

Truc is married to Susan, has two grown up children and lives in Horsham. He has extensive experience as a dentist working within both the NHS and private sector and prides himself on delivering a friendly approach to his work. he enjoys travel and all sport but especially football; he is a die hard Manchester United fan!

Dr Mike Nel

Associate Dentist, BcHD and Masters Certificate in Maxillo-facial Surgery


FastBraces logoDr. Nel qualified as a dentist in 1987 at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He has a masters certificate in maxillo-facial surgery from Medunsa University and a special interest in cosmetic dentistry.

Mike is a sports fan, especially cricket, rugby, and golf. He has lived in the United Kingdom since 1990.

Mike will see patients at Worthing Road Dental Practice only on Saturdays

Sue Bailey

Dental Hygienist


Sue started her career in dentistry in 1975, qualifying as a dental nurse (national certificate) in 1981. She was later awarded a diploma in dental hygiene at King’s College Hospital in 1999.

Sue has two grown up sons and three grandchildren. Her favourite passions include walking her dog and gardening. She also enjoys cooking for her ever-growing family.

Trish Maskell

Dental Hygienist


Trish started her dental nurse training with the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps. After a few years, Trish had the opportunity to train as a dental hygienist and enjoyed being posted to several places with the most memorable being Hong Kong.

After eight years of enjoyable Army life, Trish left to look after her two daughters and started at Worthing Road Dental Practice when she moved to Crawley.

Trish enjoys making people feel proud of their smile and especially helping nervous patients feel at ease during their treatment. She loves having so many long-standing patients and meeting their children, and now their grandchildren!

In her spare time, Trish enjoys gardening, DIY and travelling.

Sophie McKay,

Dental Hygienist and Therapist


I am a qualified Dental Hygienist and Therapist; An aspect of my job that I enjoy is motivating and educating to help patients achieve optimal dental health. I especially enjoy helping nervous patients of all age groups overcome their dental anxiety by using a holistic approach. In my spare time I like making the most of the British sunshine on non-rainy days by going for walks.

Wendy Smith

Practice Manager, National Certificate for Dental Surgery Assistants


Wendy started her career in the dental field in 1981 and has been with Worthing Road Dental Practice since 1987. She obtained her national certificate in dental nursing in 1989.

In Wendy’s spare time she enjoys drawing, painting, and gardening. She loves going to the cinema and spending time with family and friends.

Philippa Mitchell-Harris

Practice Nurse, National Certificate for Dental Surgery Assistants


Philippa started working at Worthing Road Dental Practice in 2000 and qualified in 2004. 

Outside of work she loves walking her dogs, gardening, decorating and doing Zumba. 

Stacey Mitchell-Harris

Practice Nurse, National Certificate for Dental Surgery Assistants


Stacey started her career in dentistry at Worthing Road Dental Practice in November 2008  and later qualified with the National Certificate in November 2011. 

In her spare time, Stacey likes spending time with friends and family. She enjoys reading and drawing (she’s quite artistic!), watching TV and listening to music. She loves going on holiday to Turkey and relaxing in the sunshine.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

We have reopened the practice on 22 June 2020.

Treatment that was postponed and emergencies after lockdown are now prioritised in order of urgency. We will continue to provide telephone and e-mail support to all our patients during this time.

If you need advice on a dental emergency please contact us 01403 252646 or email us at appointments@worthingroaddentalpractice.com.

Please do not come into the practice.

To conform with current safety guidelines and social distancing requirements following measures will be in place:

We will not be able to see as many patients as before. Therefore, we will be taking a phased approach to resumption of service. As above, will start with those patients who have had, or have dental emergencies.

Rest assured, the practice is as safe as possible and we will continue, as always, to apply effective infection control and decontamination to treat all patients, together with the additional safety guidelines from the government.

Thorough decontamination of surgeries and equipment are done between every appointment; therefore, we will need more time between appointments to do that.

Depending on the type of treatment, some surgeries will need to remain empty for an hour before we can clean them.

Taking into consideration that the practice is in a Grade II listed building and the need to social distance; we will only have 1 dentist treating patients, which will considerably reduce available surgery time.

The hygienist will only be able to offer hand scaling, oral hygiene instruction and polish, they will not be able to offer ultrasonic scaling at this time.

Changes before and on the day of your appointment

We will contact you one day before your appointment to check you COVID status and complete a risk assessment.

When you arrive for your appointment please knock on the door and wait for someone to open the door. It might take a while sometimes but rest assure they know you are expected. You will not be able to wait in the waiting room. Therefore, please arrive on time but not early. The front door will remain locked.

You will have to wear a face covering when you come for your appointment, please do not remove it until you are asked to do so. You will not be seen without a covering. We do not have enough PPE to provide them to you.

You must attend your appointment alone, unless your child also has an appointment, or you are a carer for a vulnerable adult.

Please do not bring your children or other members of your family to your appointment. You will be asked to use hand gel when you enter the practice. All staff will be wearing PPE.

Please attend the practice with as few personal items as possible. You will be asked to put it in your pockets and if it is not possible you will need to place it in a box at reception. Upon entering and leaving the surgery we will ask you to use hand gel again. The toilet facilities will not be available.

Payment will be taken remotely prior to, or after your appointment. We will not be accepting cash or cheques.

We will call or email to arrange your next appointment. Due to reduced chair time and high demand we ask you to strictly follow these steps. Failed appointments could result in deregistration from the practice. Please let us know 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend.

Visit our website for more information about when the practice will re-open. In the meantime, please do not attempt to make a new appointment.

If you experiencing a dental emergency such as severe pain or need advice you should continue to contact the surgery who will be able to help on 01403 252646 or email us at appointments@worthingroaddentalpractice.com.

For out-of-hours emergency appointments:

Sussex Community NHS Trust provides out-of-hours appointments. More information is available for clinics located in the Crawley, Haywards Heath, Worthing and Chichester areas.

Click here for more details on how to make appointments or receive advice.

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