Dr. Steven Cardwell - General Dentist and Business owner
Saltus Grammar School, Bermuda
Sevenoaks School, United Kingdom
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
2000 Vocational Training at Harbour Dental Practice under tuition of Dr. Chris Harbour, Cheshire United Kingdom
2001 Fully Licenced , General Dental Council, practiced mixed NHS and Private, Cheshire United Kingdom
2004 Returned to Bermuda and started at Bermudiana Dental Services
2005 Completed Invisalign training
2010 Teamed with Dr. Akbar Lightbourne and opened SmilesInc, Bermuda
Dr. Cardwell is married with two teenage children, and loves to be on the water.
Dr. Tekira Hypolite - General Dentist
Dr. Hypolite attended CedarBridge Academy, Bermuda, graduating in 2004. She obtained her Biology BSc (Honors) degree at Trent University, Ontario, Canada in 2008.
She was awarded her DMD Degree at Case Western School of Dental Medicine Cleveland, Ohio in 2014 and has completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (Residency Program) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
This residency program provided her with advanced training in all aspects of dentistry including, root canal therapy, cosmetic dentistry, fixed and removable dentures and her passion, oral surgery.
She then practiced in Mississippi for a year before returning home to Bermuda to practice.
Dr. Hypolite joined the Smilesinc team December 2016 and is welcoming new patients. She is also an approved provider for Invisalign.
Dr. Hypolite loves Carnival!
Carol Palmer (Office Manager)
Direct Line: 249 1200
Carol came to Bermuda in 1990 as a certified Dental Assistant for Dr. Fraser-Smith. With nearly 30 years of experience she then joined the Smilesinc team in 2010.
Carol is married with two children and a 'Westie' dog called Holly!
Dr. Akbar Lightbourne - Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon and Business owner
Berkeley Institute, Bermuda
1999 Howard University Undergraduate, Washington D.C., United States
2003 Howard University Dental School, Washington D.C., United States
2004 Howard University Hospital, General Practice Residency, Washington D.C., United States
2005 Woodhull Medical Center, Oral Surgery Intern, Brooklyn NY, United States
2009 Howard University Oral & Maxillo-facial Residency, Washington D.C., United States
2010 Teamed with Dr. Steven Cardwell and opened SmilesInc, Bermuda
Dr. Lightbourne is married with two young daughters, and a huge Liverpool Football fan!
Dr. Frances Betts - General Dentist
Dr. Betts gained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) at Guys Hospital in London, UK in 1995 and her Diploma in General Dental Practice (DGDP(UK)) in 1998.
She started practicing dentistry in the UK in 1995. Her postgraduate career included both practical and theory based courses with Dr. Paul Tipton in Manchester, UK. In 2004 she moved to Bermuda, where she worked as a locum dentist for a number of dental offices between 2005 and 2013. She was admitted to the Bermuda Dental Register in February 2008.
Dr. Betts joined the SmilesInc team in September 2013. She has experience in all aspects of dentistry and she has a passion for cosmetic dentistry and aesthetics. She is also an approved provider of Invisalign.
Dr. Betts is married with three children and is an amazing triathlete!!!
Dr. David Samuels - Periodontist
After completion of a BS in the Preprofessional Scholars Program in Dentistry at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Samuels received his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He has been in private practice for over 22 years in the Boston area practicing periodontics, implant dentistry and oral medicine.
Dr Samuels is a huge RedSox baseball fan, he is married, and has four young grandchildren.
Useful link on periodontal disease below:
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