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 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 sees patients at Worthing Road Dental Practice on Fridays and Saturdays.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Martinet Vorster-Hall

Dental Nurse

I have only recently joined the Dental team to explore my interest in dental care. Currently working towards becoming a dental nurse. I can’t wait to qualify in 2020 hope you all will support and wish me luck.

With a passion working with people a curiosity in human behaviour I have worked in hospitality for over 18 years. Qualified as a hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner in 2007.

I moved to Horsham 2005 with my Husband Gary. We both share a great passion for the outdoors and exploring new things. We love to travel, embrace new cultures, hiking, cosy nights in with a movie or having family/friends around playing games…

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As you are aware the Chief Dental Officer announced on 28 May, that dental practices across England will be allowed to begin the process of reopening for all emergency and routine face-to-face dental care from Monday 8 June.

We have been clear in all our communication throughout the pandemic, that our first priority is the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues, and this continues to be the case. As a result, Worthing Road Dental Practice will only be reopening once we are satisfied that we have all of the necessary processes and personal protective equipment (PPE) in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

Rest assured, we will be working through the information as quickly as possible as and when it becomes available.  We will be communicating directly with you soon and via our website with 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

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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