Meet the team
Dr Rafal Topolski (GDC reg. no 83859)
Rafal prides himself on his happy patients. By helping people make the right decisions about their teeth according to their circumstances, making sure they understand his work and fees and always, always practicing pain free dentistry sooner or later everyone realises they can relax under Rafal’s care.
Rafal received a Bachelor in Dental Surgery from the University of Medical Sciences in Poznan in 2000 (known as a Lekarz Stomatolog in Poland) and with experience in private aesthetic dentistry and general practice he moved to the UK with his wife and two children in 2004, establishing Smilecare in Plymouth in 2007.
Rafal believes everyone deserves to have a beautiful, healthy smile and tries his best to make it happen in Devon by pricing cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening, veneers, implants and crowns affordably. He also works with patients experiencing dental anxiety so they can enjoy the benefits of a beautiful smile like everyone else.
Dr. Jose J. Lopez Pan (GDC No. 101032)
Lic. Odont (Madrid), MSc (Madrid)
Jose qualified as a dentist in Madrid in 2005, starting work in his home town of La Coruña on the North-West coast of Spain.
While completing his degree he was awarded with a Diploma of Internal Student of Medical Orofacial Pathology, which saw him lecture in both national and international congresses.
Also whilst studying, he volunteered to take part in a project which took him to Nicaragua. The project ‘Dentists Without Borders’ aims to provide free dental care to as many less privileged people around the world; working on the ethos that everybody deserves to have access to dental care.
After finishing his degree he went to Cuba on a course in oral surgery, getting experience in surgical extractions and dental implants.
Jose moved to United Kingdom in July 2006, working in NHS and private practices in Cardiff, Ashburton, Truro, Hayle, Tavistock and Plymouth. Since then he has studied different postgraduate courses to deliver high quality dental treatment in dental implants, periodontology and oral surgery, gaining a Diploma in Oral Surgery (Centro Medico Teknon, Barcelona 2007), a Certificate in Implant Dentistry (University of Seville 2007) and a Masters Degree in Dental Implants and Periodontology (University of Alcala, Madrid 2013). Advanced Training Workshop on Periodontal Regeneration with professors Tonetti and Cortellini in 2019.
He is currently a part time Clinical Supervisor at the Peninsula Dental School in Plymouth (Derriford).
Jose met his wonderful wife in Plymouth, and has since been enjoying the lifestyle in the South West of England. He spends much of his free time with his three children, and when he does find a spare minute, he keep active enjoying swimming, cycling and playing basketball with close friends.
Miss Kate Oats
Practice Manager and Dental Nurse
Kate has been a Registered Dental Nurse since 1996. She has been working at Smilecare since 2007 where she has been able to progress in her career by assisting during advanced cosmetic procedures. She qualified in Dental Radiography in 2010 and completed an Impression Taking course in 2014.
Her work also includes being responsible for the day-to-day running of our practice.
In her spare time Kate enjoys travelling, going to the gym and socialising with her partner and friends.
If you suffer from acute dental anxiety, ask Kate about the Smilecare’s surround sound entertainment system and sedation options. Call 01752 663 239 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to book an appointment.
Mrs Tina Bell
Tina has been working as a dental nurse for the past 23 years and has worked as part of the Smilecare team since 2012. She lives with her husband and her two young children who she loves to spend time with at any opportunity.
In her spare time Tina also enjoys going to the gym and socialising with friends.
Short Dynamic Dental Hygienist.
Trained in the Royal Navy many moons ago. Still keen on cleaning teeth, and encouraging patients to do the same!!
Dental Nurse with considerable experience: her date of birth is unknown, but with 30 years of dentistry under her belt - go figure.
Joanna Graduated from Gdansk Medical University in 2008. With 5 years of work experience in emergency medicine she joined our team in 2010 and "got hooked" on dentistry straight away. Since 2014, qualified in Dental Radiography and Impression taking. Jo spends her free time on rock climbing, hiking, rollerblading or other outdoor activities.
Meet our Dental Team
When you visit SmileCare in Plymouth, you will be greeted by our friendly Dental Team, who will put you at ease from the moment you walk through the door. If you feel nervous or a little apprehensive about your visit we will sit you down with a nice cup of tea and a chat before you make any decisions.